Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier HikeJoin this adventure tour where you will experience all the fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, where you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter a crystal blue ice cave, one of the rarest natural phenomena that human eyes have ever encountered.
12 people per guide
Natural Blue Ice Cave, Glacier hiking equipment, Certified Glacier Guide,
Join this adventure tour where you will experience all fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, where you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the blue ice cave, one of the rarest natural phenomena that human eyes have ever encountered.
You will meet your experienced glacier guide by our trailer a few meters from Skaftafell Visitor Center. Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders today in a tongue or the larger Vatnajökull.
Your friendly guide will give you the equipment needed to scale the glacier, such as crampons, a helmet with headlamps, and an ice cave. Don’t worry if you’ve never been glacier hiking before; the guide will go over a safety briefind. You will then be taken to the roots of the ice cap so you can begin your excursion.
Vatnajökull is not only Europe’s largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland and the tallest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change.
The most breathtaking feature you will see today will undoubtedly be the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within. Remember to bring your camera along on this tour; you will surely want to capture this moment on film.
Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with this fantastic Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Book now to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.
Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries!
Our certified guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. And if you still have some questions, you can read our article about the basics of glacier hiking by clicking here.
Wait no more. Book this tour by selecting a date.
✓ 4 hours
✓ From October to March
✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ Small Group (12 persons max)
✓ Glacier & Ice Cave Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, and headlamps
What you need to bring
• Hiking boots (available for rent online and on location)
• Warm clothes (first layer)
• Waterproof clothing (second layer)
• Gloves and hat
• 8 years
Good to know
• This tour is suitable for both single travelers and families.
• Ice caves are a dynamic natural phenomena only accessible during wintertime when temperatures drop. Each year new unique caves are formed in different areas of the glacier. We visit a naturally formed ice cave during this tour. The photos are from this winter season, but the cave and other formations we visit might have changed due to the nature of formations.
• If you are driving in the area, check Hotel Skaftafell for accommodation and/or dinner. You can also try flying over the glacier with Atlantsflug/Flightseeing
You can meet our glacier guides at our trailer marked Troll Expeditions, only a few meters South from Skaftafell Visitor Center.
If you are driving with a GPS, the coordinates are below:
Latitude: 64.156041 | Longitude: -21.947908
Click on the map for the exact location and directions. Driving time from Reykjavík is around 4 hours.