Ice Cave Tour from the Glacier Lagoon

  • Availability

    November - March

  • DURATION

    2.5 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Minimum Age

    2 Years

  • Price

    ISK 19.500

Tour Highlights:

  • Ice Cave
  • Natural Scenery

Included:

  • Guided tour
  • Safety equipment

The Ice Cave Tour from the Glacier Lagoon

Visiting an Ice Cave in Iceland is a unique experience that should be on every winter travelers bucket list. This ice cave tour departs from the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon from where you’ll travel up to a stunning ice cave. Led by an experienced guide, you will be able to safely explore this beautiful ice cave and take plenty of photos inside the ice cave. This tour is a great addition to a self-drive holiday in Iceland.

After meeting up with your guide and group at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, tour adventure beings for real! You will board a Super Jeep that will transfer you to the glacier. Your guide will supply you with a helmet and crampons so that you can safely explore the glacier environment. During the tour, you will be able to go into and underneath the glacier, experiencing the wonderful glacier world. You’ll also be able to enjoy some breathtaking views and explore the surrounding area.

Your expert guide is not only there to safely lead you on the tour, but also to share his knowledge of this unique area. During the tour, you will be able to ask away and learn more about glaciers and icefields. You’ll also learn about how glaciers affect our environment. After your glacier exploration, you will be returned to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. From there you can continue on your Iceland adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the meeting point for this tour?

The meeting point for this tour is by the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

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

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 2 years old.

Is it dangerous to visit an ice cave?

This tour is led by professional, expert guides who know the area well. You should never enter an ice cave by yourself.

Safety always comes first, therefore the operator of this tour reserves the right to cancel the tour if conditions are not right. In case of cancellations, you will be offered to go on another tour, if possible, or get a full refund.

What should I wear on this tour?

You should bring your warmest clothes and winter layers, gloves, hat and of course your camera.

Good hiking shoes or snow boots are essential for this tour.

All safety equipment needed for the ice cave tour will be provided to you on the tour.

What happens if my tour gets canceled due to weather?

If the ice cave is not accessible, but other ice caves are you will go on an alternative tour exploring different caving formations in the area.

If weather causes all tours to be canceled we will either find a new date for your tour, if possible or offer you a full refund.

What happens if the ice cave is not accessible on the day of my tour?

As Ice Caves are a natural phenomenon and Iceland’s weather can change rapidly, the tour operator reserves the right to alter the tour itinerary if conditions inside the cave are not safe. This can, for example, be caused by heavy rains in the days before the tour. As the ice caves are the glaciers plumbing system, excess water floods out through the ice caves which makes them unsafe to visit.

Should this be necessary you’ll be able to explore other cave-like formations such as glacier arches and moulins. Your guide will take you as close to the ice cave as possible, where you can hike around the area and explore.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 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 48 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.

Meeting point for the Ice Cave Tour:

The meeting point for this tour is at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

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

GPS Coordinates: 64.0478597,-16.1789879

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