Ice Cave Discovery

What you get

  • Local glacier guide
  • 4×4 transfer from the base
  • Small group sizes
  • Explore a remoter Ice Cave

Duration: 5-8 hours

Difficulty: Moderate – Hard

Season: 15th October – 31st March

Departure times:

Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri

What to bring:  Hiking boots with ankle support, good outdoor clothes are important (no cotton), including fleece and waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, socks and a small backpack with some drink and lunch/snacks.

Let us know if you don’t have hiking boots, you can rent boots from us for 500 ISK

Experience an ice cave on Vatnajökull glacier. 

This is an early season chance to visit one of the stunning blue ice caves that form in the winter months in the outlet glaciers of the biggest glacier in Iceland. This is an incredible experience that many people won´t have in their lifetime and we are excited to take you to the cave.

This ice cave is more difficult to access and more adventurous then on our normal ice cave tour so we can only take max 8 clients per guide on this departure.

On this trip we will drive to a glacier in the local area and head up onto the ice to visit the cave. From the parking area we hike the glacial moraine and then on the ice until we reach the glacier ice cave. Once at the cave you will have time to explore, take in the deep blue ice and to take photos.
* This tour does involve walking on uneven terrain and is reasonably physical and so we rate this trip moderate to difficult, it depends on the conditions, you can expect to hike up to 1 – 1 1/2 hour each way to the ice cave location.

As for the ice cave we visit on this tour.
We do not only look at the size of the ice cave but the beauty and colors, the ice caves are normally from 30-100 meters long.

*We cannot guarantee that other independent companies will be operating the same location.

 Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Ice Cave tours are weather dependent. Sometimes tours have to be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns or. After periods of adverse weather, the caves can become flooded or unsafe to enter. If this happens we will always do our best to offer an alternative such as a glacier hike if weather conditions allow, however if this is not suitable we will also always offer a full refund. 

Local Guide HQ in Fagurhólsmýri (N1 fuel automat at the same location)

1/2 hour east of Skaftafell and 1/2 hour west Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland.

GPS: N63° 52.865 W16° 38.780 (WGS84, Degree-Minutes.Minutes) or 63.881083 -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)

Summer Season View

Public Departure

Around 5-8 hours

Min age: 16 years

Price: 31.900 isk per person

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Meeting Point

Our main Goal this winter is to visit the Treasure Island Ice Cave, the hike is around 1 – 1 1/2 hours each way, mostly on the glacier.

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