Into the Glacier – Winter Ice Caves on Vatnajökull | Self Drive
Nov-May
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Into the Glacier – Winter Ice Caves on Vatnajökull | Self Drive

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Departure from

Skaftafell

Destination

Ice cave

Feature

Small Group

Why we love this tour


  • All necessary glacier gear included- crampons and a helmet
  • A guided glacier hiking and ice caving tour
  • Visit Falljökull glacier
  • Departing from Skaftafell
  • Small group: Maximum 12 people

Detailed description

For important safety reasons, it is not recommended to go into the ice caves without a certified glacier guide.

Ice Caves are only found during the wintertime when the glacial rivers retract and the water freezes. New caves are formed in different locations each year. This tour is highly dependent on conditions (including temperature, safety and accessibility). Ice-caves must be treated with the utmost respect in regards to the ceiling being supportive along with other factors. Being inside an Ice Cave provides visitors with unparalleled photographic opportunities while capturing the blue light passing through the glacier ice.

This tour departs from the Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell. For those looking for a shorter but stunning guided glacier walk with a visit to an Ice cave on the way, this is a fantastic tour. The Falljökull glacier tongue is quite unique in that it offers everything glaciers are best known for without the need to travel great distances. The cave is selected based on conditions, hiking route chosen, and safety each time. This tour is suitable for the whole family and everyone with a basic fitness level. Our buses leave from Skaftafell several times a day for the scenic 15-minute drive to Falljökull glacier. We will visit one ice cave during the tour and this cave is selected based on conditions and safety.
All necessary glacier gear, crampons, helmet, and harness, is included.

What's included and excluded

Included

  • All necessary glacier gear inlcuded- crampons and a helmet
  • Skilled glacier guides

Excluded

  • Meals

What you need to know

Meeting details: Departure from the Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell

Duration:
Up to 4 hours

Minimum requirements: Minimum age 10

Remember to bring: You must bring warm clothes (2 or 3 layers is recommended) and good hiking boots or hiking shoes are essential.

Please note:

Please note that you must arrange your transportation to the meeting point of the tour (Skaftafell is 4 hours east of Reykjavik). 

The bus schedule during the winter is very limited so it is highly recommended to rent a car and to stay in the area either the night before or after your tour. Driving times can be greatly affected by winter conditions so please be sure to give yourself enough time depending on winter road conditions.

*There is no guaranty that our group will be alone in the cave, as the same cave is used by more tour operators.

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