15 Oct - 31 Mar
Moderate - Hard
Explore the sapphire blue halls of an ice cave on a day tour in Vatnajökull National Park. Those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and grandeur of the Icelandic nature this winter need to look no further than this small-group excursion.
You will meet your guide at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the morning. Be prepared for a long day as you will spend between 5-7 hours on the glacier. The long hours on the ice also means that this excursion is quite hard and not suited for those under the age of 16.
At Jökulsárlón, you will board a 4×4 vehicle which will drive up to a glacier tongue of the mighty Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Your local glacier guide will manoeuvre the jeep through the rough and rocky terrain, all the while telling you interesting facts about the glacier and this area.
After a while in the car, driving through the beautiful glacial landscapes of Vatnajökull National Park, you’ll get out to begin the hiking part of the excursion. The road to the ice cave is uneven, rocky and sometimes icy, so make sure you wear good hiking boots.
Finally, you’ll reach the deep blue ice cave. Glittering walls with air bubbles trapped inside, light reflecting on the clear ice, and the surrounding white glacier are sure to take your breath away when you step inside.
You’ll explore the depths of this beautiful cave, capturing countless images of this unusual landscape on camera before hiking back to the jeep and returning to Jökulárlón. This day tour is sure to leave you with some great shots for your social media as well as memories that will last a lifetime.
Visiting an ice cave in south-east Iceland is a rare opportunity only awarded to a few lucky winter-visitors to this country. These glacial caverns flood with meltwater come spring, meaning that the window of exploring them is always quite small.
Make sure you don’t miss your chance to explore the blue ice caves of Vatnajökull on this immersive day tour. Book now to secure your spot on this small-group excursion.