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Blue Ice Cave Adventure

  • Enter a difficult-to-access ice cave in Vatnajökull glacier
  • Small group size ensures personal attention
  • All safety equipment provided: No need to carry your own
Blue Ice Cave Adventure
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Blue Ice Cave Adventure
Go off the beaten track and into an isolated, difficult to access, ice cave on this tour from Höfn. In a small group of no more than eight people, this is a more personalized tour than most. Travel by Super Jeep to the location, then hike across rough terrain to explore a unique natural ice cave (selected, according to the conditions, on the day) within Vatnajökull glacier. Your tour guides supply all safety equipment, including helmet, crampons, and ice axe.
What to Expect

We visit one ice cave in this tour that we choose each day according to safety and weather. This cave is more difficult to access and therefore we offer it as a more quiet and personal tour for our participants, where we have only up to 8 persons in each group.

Our guides decide if it´s safe enough to do the tour according to weather and safety conditions. If we cancel the tour due to weather or safety conditions it is refundable. The ice cave tour can take between 5 – 7 hours. The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón. The tour is guided by a specialist in glaciers and ice caves. Driving to the location on our super jeeps can take 25 – 30 minutes and the walk to the ice cave can take 45 – 90 minutes. We spend approximately 1 hour in the cave. You should have in mind that the walking on this tour is always in the pure Icelandic nature, on gravel, rough terrain and sometimes on a glacier.

How much hiking can you expect during the tour
The hike is around 3 km one way to the cave. So in total, it is around 6 km during the trip. Part of it, around 2 km (4 km in total) can be on glaciated terrain were crampons and other glacier equipment is necessary. The other part is on a rocky and sometimes uneven terrain.The terrain might be totally or partly covered with snow or slippery ice where the micro spikes we give you come in handy.

Regarding drones
It is not allowed to fly drones during the tour.

– Woolen socks
– Good waterproof hiking boots, high with good ankle support (can be rented from us)
Lower body
– Base layer- wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Light and comfortable hiking trousers softshell for example (no jeans!)
– Wind and waterproof trousers
Upper body
– Full sleeve base layer wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Thin fleece or similar
– Thick warm fleece, or puffy jacket down or synthetic, or just a nice warm jacket.
– Wind and waterproof jacket.
– Gloves. It´s good to have two pairs.
– Warm hat/beanie that might work under a helmet.
Note: beaine’s with pompom are not recommended since the pompom does not go
under the helmet.
– Buff or balaclava or neck gaiter.
– Sunglasses

– Backpack 28-40 L, that can room your equipment, camera food and drink for the day
and so on.

– Food for 6 hours tour
– 1-2 sandwiches depending on how much you need.
– 700 ml – 1 L of water or something else you like to drink (non alcoholic).
– Some energy rich and light food like 2-3 chocolate bars or something similar.

Write a ReviewReviews (10)

1 - 5 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Amazing experience and great guides

Perfect organisation, friendly and knowledgeable guides, one of them was a geophysicist with lots of great insights on the glacier. Generally both guides were passionate about the job and organised the hike perfectly, 100% worth the money if you're thinking it's a bit steep.

Thank Francesco D
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile
Blue Ice Cave Adventure worth the extra cost!

My fiancé and I did the Blue Ice Cave Adventure this past week, and had an amazing time! We lucked out and had a beautiful day, but I certainly don’t want to take away from the experience provided by our amazing guides, Guillaume and Sandra....More

1  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 9 February 2018
Fantastic experience

We had originally booked the Blue Ice Cave Adventure which would have involved a one and a half hour hike across the glacier to get to a larger, less frequently visited cave. On the day though it was raining heavily and our guide for the...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile
Blue Ice Cave Adventure

We took the Blue Ice Cave Adventure and it was amazing. Our guide Anna and her driver (can't remember her name sorry) were both very knowledgeable and fun. Anna told us alot about the history of the pickup location and how the glaciers were formed....More

1  Thank Ronan D
Reviewed 21 January 2018
Excellent Experience of Nature

Excellent customer service. We were late in booking and the company managed to arrange for the 5 of us to be on the same tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and safety conscience. The cave, while not spectacular was well worth of the effort we...More

Thank JPembroke5
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