VATNAJÖKULL PREMIUM ICE CAVE TOUR
We explore the Icelandic wilderness on our way to a blue ice cave located in Breidarmerkurjokull glacier outlet. Ice caves are a natural wonder that every adventurer should behold. We will offer one departure per day, carefully timed to try to avoid the crowds in the caves. This allows for a more relaxed atmosphere exploring the ice-cave and the glacier.
After the ice cave exploration, we invite you to indulge in a warm bowl of tomato soup and a hot beverage at Frost restaurant before continuing your journey. With our exceptional location, blue ice caves and seasoned guides, we are confident that this excursion will leave no one untouched.
Our commitment is to offer a personalized experience. At Fjallsarlon we offer excellent facilities for smooth check in.
Natural ice caves are constantly changing therefore, our guides are always on the lookout for the best ice caves to visit. The ice caves are explored with like-minded explorers, enhancing the overall adventure.
Please note that while our tour is considered “easy,” it does involve some walking on uneven ground, we do not walk on glaciers.
We also offer private tours!
Duration: 4 – 4,5 hours
Group size: 12:1
Age limit: 8
24.500.- ISK per adult.
18.375.- ISK per child (8-15 years).
Experienced guide, off-road transportation in a 4×4 vehicle. Helmets, micro spikes and light refreshments after tour.
Hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, warm clothing.
Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon car park, located around 360 km east of Reykjavik, 90 km west of Hofn and 10 km west of Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach.
11:00 AM (Arrival 30 minutes before departure time).
November – March
Phone: +354 666 8006
We look forward to hearing from you!
Iceland’s weather is unpredictable therefore layered clothing is a must. Essential items include:
- Waterproof hiking boots with ankle support.
- Waterproof pants and jacket.
- Thermal underwear.
- Wool or fleece mid-layer.
- Hiking pants.
- Gloves, hat, and wool or synthetic socks.
- Sunglasses, backpack, reusable water bottle, light snack, and optionally, a camera.
Essential gear for tours is provided, microspikes, helmets, headlamps if needed.
- Do not wear jeans as they get heavy and cold when wet.
- Do not wear sandals, barefoot shoes, sneakers, and all low-cut shoes due to Iceland’s cold and wet conditions. Additionally, very soft high boots, like dress boots, are not suitable.
- Dresses and skirts aren’t suitable for a hiking trip.
- Handbags and plastic bags are not recommended.
- Waterproof pants: 1.000 ISK.
- Waterproof jacket: 1.000 ISK.
- Hiking boots: 1.000 ISK. (EU sizes 34 to 50).
- Basic gloves for sale: 1.000 ISK.
Socks, underwear, hats, gloves, backpacks.
There are no exceptions on age limits.
Vatnajökull Premium Tour – Children should be able to walk independently for 2 hours and not be under 8 years (the walk is approximately 30 minutes each way to the ice-cave).
Alone In a Hidden Ice Cave – People should be able to walk independently for 3+ hours and not be under 16 years.
We recommend that you bring a small backpack and reusable water bottle with you on both tours.
For Vatnajokull Premium Ice Cave Tour we recommend that you bring water, and light snacks.
For Alone in the Hidden ice cave you will be provided with light refreshments and a bottle of water.
Missing a scheduled departure leads to booking cancellation and no refund. Aim to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled timing.
Tours proceed despite rain, bring waterproof clothing or rent them. We only cancel tours if conditions are dangerous and then tours are refunded in full.
Winter: Due to bumpy off-road drive, especially for Ice Cave Tour, tours aren’t advised for pregnant individuals.
Summer: Active, healthy women in early pregnancy stages can participate.
Visiting the ice caves without a guide in the Vatnajökull National Park is prohibited due to safety reasons. We do offer private tours.
Vatnajökull Premium Tour: Difficulty level easy, suitable for those with average fitness.
Alone In a Hidden Ice Cave Tour: Difficulty level is hard, you need to be in good physical health and be accustomed to multi-hour hikes.
If you have asthma, inform the guide in advance and always carry your inhaler. For other conditions, please describe them, and we’ll consult with our experienced guide.