Ice Cave & Glacier Walk
Step into another world hiking on the glacier, exploring its surface and naturally forming ice caves in Vatnajokull National Park.
About this activity
24 h before the tour starts
• Ice cave exploration
• Walking on glacier with crampons
• Short walk on a glacier
• Blue Ice
• Up to 12 people per guide
On this action-packed day tour, you will explore the naturally formed ice caves and ice tunnels of a stunning outlet glacier.
The ice caves, only accessible in winter, open up for exploration when the melt water underneath the glacier freezes over and leaves behind these ice tunnels. After meeting your highly trained and certified glacier guide in Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park, you will be fitted with the required glacier gear we provide, like an ice axe, ice spikes and a helmet.
As your guide leads you on to the icy landscape for your glacier walk, you will learn about how they are formed. While in the ice caves, you will have plenty of time to take pictures of the breathtaking surroundings. The melting ice, vivid blue colour and tranquillity inside of the cave are what make these features of the glacier so spectacular. After exploring the cave, you will return up to its surface. There, your guide will lead you through the ever-changing glacial landscape and crevasses. You end off with a view of low land, sandy beach by the Atlantic Ocean in the distances. Did you know that the "Black Beach" on South Coast of Iceland even reaches further east close to Höfn and all the way west close to Ölfus, approx 340 km (211 miles).
✓ Experienced and qualified guide
✓ Glacier gear
✓ Safety equipment
Skaftafell Base (next to the National Park Visitor Center)