Ice Caves

Local Ice Cave Guides

Listed here are specialist Ice Cave adventure tours that take you to more isolated ice caves. These are more suitable for photographers because the remote ice caves are not crowded with tourists.

These tours are supplied by local companies in the Vatnjökull region of South East Iceland. These are the guides that we use for our photo tours and workshops. These tours usually start from the car park at Jökulsarlon or nearby locations, getting to these locations is your responsibility. They are presented here to help you check availability at a glance to save you searching through many websites.

Ice Cave adventures

These ice caves tours are more adventurous than the Crystal cave tours and take twice as long. They run with smaller groups and so the caves they visit are less crowded. These ice cave tours can be physically demanding so please check details before booking.

You will experience a natural ice cave in the vast Vatnajökull glacier. The unique ice caves are part of Europe’s largest ice cap. This ice cave tour is great for those who want to witness an isolated ice cave that is difficult to get to. The ice caves offer fantastic photo opportunities. The level of this tour is hard, but it is an unforgettable experience. The ice cave tour is refundable if it is cancelled because of weather conditions or safety issues. The ice cave tour is between 5 – 7 hours. We meet at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón. The tour is guided by a trained glaciers and ice cave guide. The ice cave tour involves 25 – 30 minutes of driving and 45 – 90 minutes of hiking. We will be in the cave around 1 hour. Please note that the hiking on this tour is in the Icelandic nature and this involves gravel, uneven ground and sometimes on a glacier.
Blue Ice cave adventure

Under the glacier

  • Availability: 09:00
  • Meeting point: Hali Country Hotel reception
  • Area: South East Iceland
  • Level: Medium – Hard
  • Group max: 8 people
  • Duration: 5-7 hours

Tour includes a ride in a Super Jeep with a local glacier guide. The tour goes to one ice cave that is chosen each day according to conditions. These ice caves are challenging to access. We offer it as a personal tour for our guests with a max 8 persons in a group. How much hiking can you expect during the tour? The hike is around 3 km one way to the cave. So in total, it is around 6 km during the trip. Part of it, around 2 km (4 km in total) can be on glaciated terrain were crampons and other glacier equipment is necessary. The other part is on a rocky and sometimes uneven terrain.The terrain might be totally or partly covered with snow or slippery ice where the micro spikes we give you come in handy. Regarding drones It is not allowed to fly drones during the tour.

Ice cave tour includes

What we give you to carry. Some gear might be left behind dependent on conditions.

  • Helmet with headlamp (always)
  • Crampons for the glacier (sometimes)
  • Walking harness (sometimes)
  • Ice axe (sometimes)
  • Rubber boots (sometimes)
  • Microspikes (sometimes)

You need to bring?

  • Woolen socks
  • Waterproof hiking boots with ankle support (can be rented from us)
  • Base layer- wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
  • Hiking trousers softshell (no jeans!)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Long sleeve layer wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
  • Fleece or similar
  • Warm fleece or warm jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Gloves (two pairs)
  • Hat/beanie that works under a helmet (no pompom)
  • Balaclava or neck gaiter.
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack -with space for your equipment, camera, food and drink for the day.
  • Food for 6 hours tour & non alcoholic drink
On this Sapphire Ice Cave Tour we travel with small group of up to 5 guests. This is an ice cave that is challenging so it doesn’t get as crowded as the Crystal Ice Cave. This trip is suitable for photographers and nature loving people.

This is a trip to a beautiful ice cave with the most experienced ice cave guides in Iceland. There could be other tours coming with like minded people. If we need to wait for the cave to be free, we will because we have lots of time.

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Difficulty : Moderate
Waterfall ice cave

Waterfall ice cave

Join this great ice cave adventure in amazing glacier landscapes with incredible photo opportunities. With a bit of time and effort we will take you to the most interesting ice cave in the area.

This ice cave adventure starts with a glacier hike on Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. This breathtaking scenic glacier hike to the ice cave offers magical views of the the Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsárlón. See how the glacier calves into the Glacier Lagoon. This tour offers a totally unique angle of this amazing natural phenomenon and explores Iceland’s unique ice caves.

These ice cave excursions are run by experienced and certified glacier guides.

  • Duration:6 hours
  • Physical difficulty level: Challenging
  • Please note:Minimum age of passengers is: 16
Ice cave excursion

Ice cave excursion

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