ALONE IN A HIDDEN ICE CAVE TOUR
Embark on a super jeep or a boat tour journey (pending on the season), hike through breathtaking unspoiled landscape that offers jaw-dropping vistas throughout the journey. The glacier and surrounding mountains offer great photo opportunities along the way. The cave’s natural shape and entrance make it exceptionally unique. It’s an easy but lengthy hike, approximately 8-10 km both ways.
You will be provided with a lunch pack to keep you energized during the tour.
After the ice cave exploration, we invite you to savor a warm bowl of tomato soup and a hot drink at Frost restaurant before continuing your journey.
Come join us for a truly spectacular adventure into Iceland´s winter wonderland!
If you want to avoid the crowds and possible queuing, going into an ice cave, this is the right tour for you!
Our commitment is to offer a personalized experience. At Fjallsarlon we offer excellent facilities for smooth check in.
Please note that while our tour is considered “hard,” it does involve walking on uneven ground, we do not walk on the glacier.
We also offer private tours!
Duration: 5 – 7 hours
Distance: 8 – 10 Km
Group size: 7:1
Experienced guide, boat, or off-road transportation in a 4×4 vehicle, private ice-cave visit, lunch pack and light refreshments after the tour. You will be provided with a helmet, micro spikes, hiking poles and headlight.
High hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, warm clothing and a backpack. Don´t forget a camera or a phone to capture the moment!
Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon car park, located around 360 km east Reykjavik, 90 km west of Hofn and 10 km west of Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach.
At 10:30 AM. December and January at 9:30 AM. (Arrival 30 minutes before departure time).
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.