Ice Cave Excursion

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Visit the unique ice caves in one of the Vatnajökull outlet glaciers

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Moderate

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Winter
Ice Cave Tour

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Come with us on a great adventure in a breathtaking glacier landscape with fantastic photo opportunities. We will show you the most interesting ice cave in the area – even if it takes little bit more time and effort.

Our journey to the ice cave starts with a glacier hike on one of Vatnajökull outlet glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull. Breathtaking  1-1 1/2 hour scenic glacier hike to the ice cave and majestic panoramic views of the the Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, one of the biggest attractions in Iceland. Witness when Breiðamerkurjökull glacier calves into the Glacier Lagoon. Get a different angle of this amazing natural phenomenon Jökulsárlón and explore Iceland most unique natural ice caves at once.

The crew is one of the most experienced and also the pioneers in ice cave tours in Iceland and our goal is to offer high quality personal service and a great experience for smaller groups.

Notice that this tour is rated difficult and therefore a reasonable fitness is required.

Minimum age of passengers is 16 years.
 

WHAT TO BRING
Base layer (shirt and long johns) synthetic or wool, mid layer such as good sweater,wool or fleece.
Mid layer such as fleece jacket,thick wool garment, primaloft jacket or similar.
Second midlayer can be added for colder days.
Hiking pants, fleece or softshell or similar.
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 camera, rain gear and all extras).
Good hiking boots are essential. The boots should be high enough to provide good ankle support. We have some collection of shoes for rent, price 2000 ISK. Contact us for further information.

Tennis shoes or sneakers are not appropriate shoe wear for this trip!
Jeans are not accepted for our Ice cave tours!

INCLUDED
All necessary glacier gear such as:
Helmet
Crampons
Harness
Ice axe

DURATION: APPROX 4.5-6 HOURS

MEETING POINT
The ice cave tour departs from the Glacier lagoon (Jökulsárlón) main parking lot. Jökulsárlón is located 80km west of Höfn and 380km east of Reykjavík.

Notice that we do not recommend our participants to travel long distances same day as the tour takes place. 

IceGuides goal is to provide informative, personal and a memorable experience in the stunning surroundings of Vatnajökull glacier.

IceGuide is a family run company owned by Óskar Arason, who is the company’s tour guide, and his wife Íris Heiður Jóhannsdóttir. Óskar is born and raised in the realm of Vatnajökull glacier, and being passionate for the outdoors he enjoys mountaineering, climbing and glacier hikes.

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This was one of the highlights of our trip to Iceland – exploring an ice cave! We met our guide at 2:30pm at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon parking lot. We got to the ice cave via a six passenger jeep and we were provided with helmets. The guide was awesome! He was VERY friendly, professional, personable, patient, and knowledgeable. He was always so willing to take pictures and to explain everything. Óskar truly made our trip to Iceland a very memorable experience! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour!

 

UCFKnightsFanExcellent! Highly Recommend!

Great trip across the glacier and into the ice cave.
Guides were very friendly, full of information, and readily showing us different things to look at and suggestions on how to take the best pictures.
Definitely recommend!

HamTomoIce Caves

It was truly magnificent. The weather cooperated to give us the highlight of our winter trip to Iceland. And our guide was terrific company. We always felt safe and were inspired by his experience, knowledge and love of these phenomena. He went above and beyond–helped me take better pictures ! This was my 60th birthday trip with my husband and our teenage daughter. We’re all in good physical condition, but I had checked ahead of time (by email) to inquire about the level of difficulty. The reply reassured us. And the reality was: eminently doable if you are accustomed to one hour hikes. Focus is required, and sustained exertion. The beauty is ENERGIZING , and I was happily exhausted after our wonderful day out on the glacier and IN under it !

mandasandGlorious glacier hike and ice cave adventure !!
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