Glacier Hike & Blue Ice Cave from Skaftafell

  • Availability

    October - March

  • DURATION

    4 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Minimum Age

    8 Years

  • Price

    ISK 19.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Glacier Hike from Skaftafell
  • Blue Ice Cave
  • Small Group Experience

Included:

  • English-speaking licensed adventure guide
  • Glacier hike
  • Blue Ice Cave tour
  • Safety equipment
  • Crampons and other necessary glacier gear

Glacier Hike & Blue Ice Cave from Skaftafell

This is a meet-at-the-location tour departing from Skaftafell, a 4-hour drive from Reykjavik. Winter conditions can significantly affect driving times, so please give yourself enough time depending on winter road conditions. Find out more about road and weather conditions.

10% discount with our “ICELAND10” promo code! The code is valid until December 31st for tours departing from October 2023 to April 2024! 

This tour will introduce you to some of the most exciting activities – Iceland glacier hike and ice cave. Vatnajokull ice caves are naturally formed and unique. They constantly change, so what you’ll see on this tour can never be repeated!

The drive to the glacier takes around 20 minutes. Then, we hike for about 5 minutes up to Falljökull. When we get to the foot of the glacier, we gear up and get safety instructions from our skilled guides before setting foot on the ice. Following the safety demonstration, we can use the proper techniques across the awe-inspiring glacial ice.

The walk across the ice will take the group to the ice cave, a naturally formed cave offering a unique and ethereal experience once inside. You’ll have time to explore and take as many photos as you like during your visit! The light shining through the ancient ice projects a magical blue color characteristic of the crystal caves.

Note that the ice cave we visit is selected based on actual conditions each time. The ice hike and exploration of the glacier, including the cave, will take between 1.5 and 2 hours, so individuals considering this tour must be comfortable on their feet for this time.

Please note: due to limited daylight, the last departure of the day will be done partly in the dark during the darkest months. 

Please wear warm clothes and waterproof layers. It’s always good to have some snacks with you and a bottle of water. Hiking shoes are mandatory to put the crampons on! 

You can rent hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket, and pants while booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book this tour with transfer from Reykjavík?

No, this tour is meet-on-location only.

If you do not have a rental car we recommend checking out one of the guided multiday tours to this are that include a visit to an ice cave.

Is there an age limit for this tour?

Yes, the age limit for this tour is 8 years old.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

Skaftafell Booking Center (Wooden house with Arctic Adventures Logo)

Please note that you must be on location 15 – 30 minutes before the start of the tour.

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Price from 19.900 ISK per person.

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