Ice Cave Discovery

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Experience an ice cave on Vatnajökull glacier

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Moderate

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Winter Tours
Ice Cave Tour
Glacier Tours

This is an early season chance to visit one of the stunning blue ice caves that form in the winter months in the outlet glaciers of the biggest glacier in Iceland. This is an incredible experience that many people won´t have in their lifetime and we are excited to take you to the cave.

This ice cave is more difficult to access and more adventurous then on our normal ice cave tour so we can only take max 8-9 clients per guide on this departure.

On this trip we will drive to a glacier in the local area and head up onto the ice to visit the cave. From the parking area we hike the glacial moraine and then on the ice until we reach the glacier ice cave. Once at the cave you will have time to explore, take in the deep blue ice and to take photos.
* This tour does involve walking on uneven terrain and is reasonably physical and so we rate this trip moderate to difficult, it depends on the conditions, you can expect to hike up to 1 – 1 1/2 hour each way to the ice cave location.

As for the ice cave we visit on this tour.
We do not only look at the size of the ice cave but the beauty and colors, the ice caves are normally from 30-100 meters long.

*We cannot guarantee that other independent companies will be operating the same location

What to bring:
Hiking boots with ankle support, good outdoor clothes are important (no cotton), including fleece and waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, socks and a small backpack with some drink and lunch/snacks.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Local Guide HQ in Fagurhólsmýri (N1 fuel automat at the same location). 1/2 hour east of Skaftafell and 1/2 hour west Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland.

GPS: N63° 52.865 W16° 38.780 (WGS84, Degree-Minutes.Minutes) or 63.881083 -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)

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My partner and me took part in Ice Cave Discovery Tour organised by Local Guide. We visited following caves: Treasure Islands and Lightroom, which both are spectacular. We had enough time to take the photos. Both guides were chatty, informative and friendly.
On the other hand website states that tour should be done in small groups, I believe that’s why is pricier than Ice Cave Tour, however our group contained eleven people which in my opinion is not small at all.

Patryk PIce Cave Discovery

A fantastic full day hiking across the glacier to a pair of ice caves. A ride in the modified four wheel drive van took us to the starting point, a wade across a creek (with supplied waders to keep our boots and socks dry), and then about an hour hike across the glacier (with crampons) to the caves. Caves (Treasure Island and Light Room) were spectacular and we had plenty of time to explore and photograph both of them. Our guide, Kiddi, was knowledgeable and helpful. A fantastic trip!

Rich HExcellent Ice Cave Discovery tour
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