Satisfy your appetite for adventure on this ice cave tour of the Vatnajokull Glacier from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Alongside your guide,delve into the subterranean caverns of the Vatnajokull Glacier, one of Europe’s largest glaciers, and capture stunning photographs of stalactites, stalagmites, and unique ice formations. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 14 participants and choose from several departure times throughout the day.
Cave tour of the Vatnajokull Glacier from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Ideal for adventurous travelers
Discover the subterranean caverns of one of Europe's largest glaciers
Capture photographs of stalactites, stalagmites, and unique ice formations
Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 14
Return transportation from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon to the ice cave
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Transportation to/from Reykjavik
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
Jökulsárlón, 781, Iceland
At the parking lot by Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Your tour departs from the café at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where, wearing warm clothes and sensible hiking shoes, you'll greet your guide. From here, you’ll board a vehicle for the short drive to the Vatnajokull Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Europe.
On arrival, you’ll descend to the glacier’s subterranean caverns and spend the next 40 minutes discovering frozen caves, deep crevasses, and unique ice formations. Capture photographs of magical light reflections and learn about the glacier’s geographical formation from your guide.
Return to your original departure point at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon at the end of your tour.
Glacier Lagoon (Pass By)
The meeting point for the tour is by the booking hut at the Glacier Lagoon parking lot.
Explore a natural ice cave on Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier in Europe.
3 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
It is very important to be properly dressed for this tour with layers for staying warm. Bring with you waterproof clothing, hat, gloves and good hiking shoes. We recommend that you bring with you a water bottle and food/snacks.
There is no guaranty that our group will be alone in the cave, as the same cave is used by more tour operators.
From 15th of December to 15th of January daylight in Iceland is limited. The advantages to visiting the ice cave in the afternoon include a less crowded experience and of course, beautiful blue ice photographic opportunities! We also provide powerful head torches allowing you to light your way safely to, from and inside the ice cave.
Please note that ice caves are an ever changing natural phenomenon and, therefore, unpredictable. We will visit one ice cave during the tour and the choice of a cave is based on conditions and safety.
Minimum age: 6 years old
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Fantastic trip 10/10
David_H, Feb 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Our guide Axel made the experience come to life by imparting lots of interesting details about the glacier and Iceland in general.
Highly recommended 10/10 👌
Beautiful and amazing
Katherine_N, Jan 2023
This was an incredible tour. Bjork was incredible as a guide. She was knowledgeable, helpful and patient with the group. It was worth the drive to see the ice caves.
Mind blowing natural wonder
Lisa_D, Mar 2022
We had an amazing time on the Glacier Lagoon tour. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable, and truly enjoyed his job. The timing of the whole tour was spot on. We enjoyed the background as to how the guides map out the lagoon cave locations. The small group format made it easy to see each section of the caves in detail. We loved every minute.
NOT AT ALL OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE...
Anshul_B, Jul 2018
NOT AT ALL OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE!! it was a group of 4 people, and the guide couldnt even give the 2 of us attention. Was just busy guiding and touring 2 super ignorant and noisy tourists. Also, a total rip off in terms of what you see. Save your money, and dont buy this.
First off Viator gave us the wrong...
Kerry P, Jan 2018
First off Viator gave us the wrong tour time and we were an hour and a half early. The ride to the cave was fabulous. Buddy our tour guide was knowledgeable but we literally walked into a small whole cramped with tons of other people, took pictures, and it was done. Not at all what we thought.