Ice Cave Tour

Badge of ExcellenceJokulsarlon, Iceland
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From $152.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Capture gorgeous photos of one of earth’s most remarkable phenomena: the blue ice caves of Vatnajökull National Park. Exploring in a group no larger than 13, with a guide and a helmet for safety’s sake, travel from Jökulsárlón to the cave in a rugged 4WD, then explore the eerie underground landscapes. Choose between a range of departure times to suit your schedule and the daylight.
  • Explore the blue ice caves in Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier
  • Numbers are capped at just 13 travelers for a more intimate experience
  • Choice of departure times helps you plan your day
  • Guide explains how the caves are formed and ensures a safe adventure

What's Included

  • Local and Professional Glacier Guide
  • 4x4 Super-Jeep Transfer
  • Spikes and Helmet
  • Supporting a Small Local Company
  • Carbon Neutralised Tour
  • Visit to the Blue Diamond Ice Cave
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Jokulsarlon
    Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon, East Region

    Our meeting point for our ice cave tours is at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, we are situated at the main parking lot, look for a black truck labelled Local Guide.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Please come in warm and waterproof clothing and good hiking boots.
  • Your safety is of the utmost importance. 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Local Guide of Vatnajokull

Cancellation Policy

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.

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106 reviews
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Patrick_S, Oct 2022
The whole thing was wonderful. Pat was an awesome tour guide. The cave was beautiful. We saw a herd of reindeer on the way back.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Patrick, Thank you for your great review. We really appreciate it :) We are glad to see you enjoyed the ice cave tour with our amazing guide Pat. We hope to have you on the glacier trip with us one day again, Take care,
Matthew_M, Mar 2022
Pat (our guide) was great! He was very personable and taught us a lot about the cave and glacier. He additionally gave us a great tip about where to go next on our Iceland trip.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Matthew, Thank you for your wonderful review. We really appreciate it and we are extremely happy to see you had an amazing adventure with Pat. We hope to meet you another time in the future,
We had the best guide...
AbbySears_S, Mar 2022
We had the best guide ever! The trip was magical and the highlight of our trip. The tour company was excellent as well
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Abby, Thank you for taking your time to write a tour review! We really appreciate it. We are glad to see you enjoyed the tour as well as our guide. We hope to have you back on tour with us in the future,
The guide, she was very...
hetty_d, Mar 2022
The guide, she was very good, she gave us a lot of information about the glacier and the volcanos. And she was a good driver👍. The ice cave was awesome.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Hetty_d, Thank you for taking time to write this nice review! We are extremely happy to see you enjoyed the ice cave experience with us and we are hoping to have you with us in the future again!
Peter_F, Mar 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable. The trip was very worthwhile. Ice cave was impressive, enough room for several groups.
It is absolutely worth it! Do it!
Andrea_K, Jan 2022
We were the last tour on this day, so we had the cave just for us. It was stunning! This cave in the glacier is so beautiful! We were lucky, because this year the cave is very big. Stefanie is a great guide, she knows a lot about this glacier to tell! I would absolutely recommend this to everybody!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Dear Andrea_K Thank you for taking your time to write a review here :) We are very happy to see you enjoyed the tour and the guiding by Stephanie. We will share this feedback with her directly and we hope to have you in Iceland again one day! Take care,
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ALESSIA_G, Mar 2023
La cueva de hielo es un fenómeno natural del que solo se puede disfrutar en invierno. Es una maravilla absoluta, merece totalmente la pena. Solo se puede visitar con guía y en grupos pequeños (10 personas aprox.). Facilitan cascos y crampones para agilizar la visita. Nos tocó un guía islandés super simpático que hizo la experiencia inolvidable. Por poner una pega, al final se está dentro de la cueva unos 30/40 minutos, hubiera agradecido algún minuto más para fotos.