Ice Cave Discovery
- Local glacier guide
- 4×4 transfer from the base
- Small group sizes
- Explore an less travelled Ice Cave
Duration: Around 4 1/2 – 6 hour
Difficulty:Easy – Moderate
Season: 15th October – 31st March
Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri
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 sometimes partly 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, sometimes it can be easy/moderate, it depends on the conditions.
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.
Some people expect the ice caves to be bigger and longer than they are in real life.
*We cannot guarantee that other independent companies will be operating the same location.
What to bring: Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothes (including fleece and waterproof jacket), gloves, hat and a small backpack with some drink and snacks.
Let us know if you don’t have hiking boots, you can rent boots from us for 1.000 ISK
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°)
Around 4 1/2 - 6 hours
Min age: 16 years
Price: 31.900 isk per person