Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull

Local Guide is the first ice cave tour operator in Iceland, we started visiting the ice caves for the first time around 20 years ago.

Prices starting from
ISK 18,900 per person

Winter
1+ people
2-4 hours
Guided tour

In autumn each year we start looking for the ice caves for the winter. Normally we find caves in several different locations on the south side of Vatnajökull, sometimes they are special and sometimes not as special but become very special in the right light and conditions.

Some caves we find are very stable and we can go in there in any weather, but others are less safe and we might not even go there at all, even if they are very beautiful. Some caves are only accessible in below zero conditions for example if there is water in the floor that needs to be frozen to walk into the cave.

The cave we choose from day to day depends on time of winter, time of day, weather and other conditions at the time. We always go to the most interesting cave available at each time. We normally go into one cave per trip.
We do not only look at the size of the ice cave but the beauty and colors, the ice caves are normally from 30-100 meters long.

What to bring

Good boots or hiking shoes are essential, as we sometimes need to put on crampons and sometimes the ground can be very muddy in or on the way to the ice cave. You can rent boots from us if it looks like your shoes are not suitable. Rental fee is 1000 isk.

Please wear warm outdoor clothing!

About travelling in winter

We are located 350 km (4 1/2 hour drive in summer) east of Reykjavík, via road 1. Please note that in icy and wintery conditions the travel time can be much longer. So we recommend that you stay in a hotel or guest house in southeast Iceland the night before the trip. The guest houses in small group of farms called Hof are close by, only 5 km west of our headquarters in Fagurholsmyri.


What's included in the Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull tour?

Included in this tour

  • experience travelling to and exploring an ice cave
  • local ice cave guide
  • 4×4 ride
  • we always go to the nicest ice cave that is possible at the time

Explore the Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull tour day-by-day

  1. Day 1 Ice Cave

    The cave we choose from day to day depends on time of winter, time of day, weather and other conditions at the time. We always go to the most interesting cave available at each time. We normally go into one cave per trip.We do not only look at the size of the ice cave but the beauty and colors, the ice caves are normally from 30-100 meters long.

Local Guide
Our office in Reykjavík
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Please note that the route can change due to weather and/or road conditions.

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