Explore the Ice Caves of Vatnajökull

Explore the Ice Caves of Vatnajökull
Explore the Ice Caves of Vatnajökull
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  • Duration3 hours
  • Group SizeMax 10
  • Meeting LocationJökulsárlón - Bus Parking Station

Tour description

During early fall, our guides embark on scouting missions to discover the finest ice caves for our upcoming tours. This winter, our spotlight is on the Blue Diamond ice cave, renowned for its stunning azure hues. A brief glacier walk leads to the cave entrance, promising an immersive experience within its crystalline depths. Please anticipate a tour duration of approximately 2 to 3 hours. However, it’s important to note that ice cave conditions can evolve throughout the winter, potentially altering our destination later in the season.

The Sapphire, Crystal, and Blue Diamond ice caves represent distinct wonders of Iceland, with our selection varying annually based on availability and conditions. Our Ice Cave Tour is a beloved favorite, commencing at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. From there, a thrilling super-jeep ride navigates through rugged terrain to the glacial valley. A 15-minute hike, partly over gravel and glacier, leads to the cave’s entrance. The Blue Diamond cave, with its mesmerizing blue tones, awaits atop the glacier—an essential winter spectacle in Iceland.

Embarking on this half-day adventure, the journey in our modified 4×4 is an experience in itself, offering captivating vistas sculpted by glaciers over time. With a duration of 2 to 3 hours, this excursion accommodates most schedules, ideal for the shorter daylight hours of winter or concerns about inclement weather. Inside the cave, ample time is provided to appreciate the captivating scenery, admire the varying shades of blue, and capture memorable photographs.

Remarkably, ice caves are ever-evolving natural phenomena, melting and reforming with each passing summer. During our scouting expeditions, we prioritize not only size but also the cave’s aesthetic appeal, colors, and overall experience. Please be aware that while visiting the ice cave, other groups may also be present. Our aim is to authentically represent the cave as you would encounter it, providing ample opportunities for photography.

What's Included

  • Guided exploration of the Blue Diamond ice cave.
  • Transportation from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon to the glacial valley via super-jeep.
  • Access to the cave entrance after a brief glacier walk.
  • Expert commentary from knowledgeable guides throughout the tour.
  • Opportunity to hike and explore the surrounding glacier landscape.
  • Ample time inside the ice cave to appreciate the stunning scenery and take photographs.

Good to know

  • Please dress according to Icelandic weather and bring a hat, gloves and sunglasses with you.
  • We recommend bringing your own food and drinks.
  • Hiking boots may be rented on site for 1000isk fee.
  • Only operated in the winter

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Embark on a mystical journey as you take a thrilling Super Jeep ride to the Blue Diamond Ice Cave and hike towards adventure. Our expert and local guides will show you the magical Ice Caves of Vatnajökull. 

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