Glacier Hike & Ice Cave Tour – Vatnajökull

Glacier Hike & Ice Cave Tour - Vatnajökull
Glacier Hike & Ice Cave Tour - Vatnajökull
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  • Duration6 Hours
  • Group Size8 pax max
  • Meeting LocationGlacier lagoon (Jökulsárlón) main parking lot

Tour description

Glacier Hike & Ice Cave Tour – Vatnajökull 

On this tour, we visit a natural ice cave and explore Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier, with a certified glacier guide.

Driving & Walking 

After about 30 minutes of driving on a 4-wheel drive road, we head forward on foot for about 35 minutes, following a gravel path before reaching the glacier’s edge.

Hiking & Ice Caving 

We stay in the ice cave for approx. 30-40min.
We visit the Sapphire ice cave and explore the glacier above. The 1.5-hour glacier hike offers majestic panoramic views and a close encounter with Vatnajökull, the biggest attraction in Iceland. The glacier has many exciting features, such as moulins and crevasses, which often can be accessible.


Included are all necessary glacier gear, including crampons, helmets, and harnesses. Your guide will evaluate each time which equipment is needed.

Small Group 

The group size for this tour is only 8 persons, and our goal is to provide quality personal service in the realm of Vatnajökull.

What to bring 

  • Base-layer (shirt and long johns) synthetic or wool, mid layers such as a good sweater, wool or fleece
  • Mid-layer such as fleece jacket, thick wool garment, Primaloft jacket, or similar. The second mid-layer can be added for colder days. Hiking pants, fleece or softshell, or similar
  • A waterproof breathable jacket like Gore-tex jacket and pants or similar
  • Good thermal headwear and gloves
  • Socks, synthetic or wool
  • Small backpack (Can be handy to carry a camera, rain gear, and all extras)
  • Good hiking boots are essential. The shoes should be high enough to provide good ankle support
  • Regular street shoes or sneakers are not appropriate shoe wear for this trip!
  • Jeans are not accepted for our Ice cave tours!

Cancellation policy 

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 2 days or less before the event. 

What's Included

  • Guided Glacier Hike & Ice Cave Tour
  • All necessary equipment

Good To Know

  • Minimum age of passengers is: 16
  • Please check "What to bring" section and dress properly for this tour
  • We recommend arriving at least 15 min before the scheduled departure time

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

This is one of the most exciting tours you can have in Iceland. In the middle of nowhere, the glacier hike provides breathtaking views. Visiting the ice cave is a unique experience. Small group allows individual service by experienced guides. 

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