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CRYSTAL ICE CAVE TOUR

104 review
Oct - Mar
Jokulsarlon

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Get up close and personal and witness Iceland's bluest most captivating ice cave. Experience of a lifetime like nowhere else. Grab at the chance to take fantastic photos.

This tour is Meet us on location only. The meeting point is at Jokulsarlon Parking lot. Its about 4.5 hours from Reykjavik. From there a super jeep will take you to the glacier and back.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon is a grand natural spectacle. Its visitors are left in complete awe and if there is ever a moment to bring out your camera it is at the moment you visit the lagoon. An outlet of the vast and magnificent Vatnajokull Glacier, called Breiðamerkurjökull, has retreated back from the edge of the Atlantic carving into the soil beneath it and creating a depression. The meltwater from the glacier then started to fill up the depression and the size of the lagoon has been growing rapidly since then. Icebergs constantly break off the glacier's tip (a process known as ‘calving’), floating majestically in the lagoon before they find their way out to the Atlantic Ocean constructing the most magical display for those who visit.

Crystal Ice Cave
A visit to a naturally formed Ice Cave is a once in a lifetime experience! The astonishing blue glacial ice caves are only found deep inside of glaciers. They formed by the power of meltwater as it travels through the crevasse channels of a glacier, as the meltwater carves out huge tunnels and holes deep inside the ice. When the cold season comes, the caves that the water left behind freeze completely so that they become stable and safe to visit.

The natural light seeping through the dense ice is unique and it gives the cave an adventurous atmosphere. This is definitely a must-see for everyone and especially photographic enthusiasts!

Crystal Ice Cave Tour from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

We pick you up at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in a super jeep and drive to the edge of the glacier where we gear up and get ready for the caving. After a short hike (approx. 20-30 mins), we'll arrive at the magnificent ice cave where you will have about 30-45 minutes (depending on conditions) to explore its wonders at your own pace. You will be wearing a helmet so a smaller hat is definitely recommended for it to fit underneath the helmet.

After we have explored the cave we will start making our way back to the location where you were picked up.

We recommend that you spend the night in the vicinity of Vatnajökull because the road and weather conditions can be unpredictable during winter in Iceland.

The Jokulsarlon Ice Cave tour departs from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon which is located 379km from Reykjavik which means, at least, 4.5 hours drive from Reykjavik in best conditions. Staying close to the glacier lagoon for one night, either before or after you visit the ice cave is therefore not a bad idea.

Return time: You will return to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon approximately 2-3 hours after your pick-up.

Please note:
Check-in is no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Ice caves are ever-changing natural phenomena that are only accessible during winter when the temperature drops well below zero so the water from the rivers that run underneath the glacier freezes and leaves us with this phenomena to explore. Each year new unique caves are formed in different locations. We will visit one naturally formed ice cave during this tour and the cave we visit is chosen based on conditions and safety each time.

Warm and preferably water-resistant clothing along with good hiking shoes are very important so you can enjoy the tour to its fullest.

Please make sure to follow weather and road conditions before you take off – the weather can be very different just out of the city. Safetravel.is gives warnings for the whole country.

Remember to bring:

  • Warm and waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Headwear
  • Gloves

AVAILABILITY

Oct - Mar

LEVEL

Easy

MINIMUM AGE

6 Years

PICK UP

No

DEPARTS FROM

Jokulsarlon

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Vatnajokull - Europe Largest Glacier
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Jokulsarlon Ice Cave
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Small Group Experience

WHATS INCLUDED

Crystal Ice Cave Tour
Super Jeep Transfer to & from Crystal Ice Cave Tour
Guide
All Necessary Glacier Gear
All Required Safety Equipment
PRICE

19,990 ISK

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Arianne M.

We had the best time on this tour and was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! The views were breathtaking and loved seeing the frozen lake. Our guides Louis and Valentin were such a good laugh and loved hearing about their life in Iceland. Only wish we’d booked a longer excursion!

Arianne M.
Aviya G.

Best time ever! Great tour guide with great energy 😆 Highly recommend for anyone that’s looking for a bit more excitement in Iceland 🔝 I had a wonderful time, thank you!

Aviya G.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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All drivers must be 17+ years old and have a full valid driver's license in their home country. Passengers do not need a license. Motorbike or provisional licences are not sufficient due to Icelandic Law but they can ride as a passengers.
If you have any questions please contact us at safari@safari.is

No, everyone can drive them. Before each tour starts, our team will explain how to operate the ATV and explain all details so you are ready to hit the roads.

Yes, all of our tours have one or more stops where you can take as many amazing photos as you want! Even if you want a picture with one of the breathtaking views, our guides are more than happy to take them of you! But don't forget to take some time to simply relax and enjoy the icelandic beauty without worrying about getting the perfect shot.

Yes, we do! Our daily tours offer an optional transfer service for 3000 ISK per person. Please note that we offer transfer from all bus stops downtown. See more info here www.busstop.is *** Pick-up service is at 09:00, 13:00,17:00,20:00 – the Pickup window is 30 min.

All hotels downtown are in a no-pick-up zone. Therefore, you will need to walk to the nearest bus stop. You can check www.busstop.is for available bus stops. You can also search for them on Google Maps.

Yes, children can join as a passenger – they must be at least 6 years of age and in the company of an adult. Children between age 6 and 16 get a 25% discount.

The provided gear includes warm overalls, rain gear (if needed), a helmet, gloves & Balaclavas. Gear Size: we have gear for children & adults from XSmall – 3XL.

We suggest that you dress warm & accordingly to the weather on the tour day. We will provide all you need for the tour, but it's good to come with good underneath layers on cold days.

Yes, there will be a professionally trained guide for all our tours, speaking fluent English and Icelandic.

If you are two people and want to share a bike, in the booking widget, you will put two persons in sharing. If you have an odd number or a solo traveler, you must put 1 in a solo rider.

Yes, if you both have a valid driver's license, you can swap the seats to share the experience.

All drivers must be at least 17 to drive the ATV or buggies and have a valid driving license in their home country. The minimum age for a passenger is 6 years old.

220kg/530lbs per person as a solo driver. Combined weight per ATV/ Buggy = 240kg/530 lbs(double rider)

You can reschedule your tour anytime with a 24-hour notice.

Our address is Lambhagavegur 19, 113 Reykjavik. You can find it on Google Maps here. The estimated time is a 15-minute drive from downtown Reykjavik. You will need to arrive at least 10 minutes before departure time. Showing up late and missing the departure will result in no refund; we don't like that! We have a FREE parking at our basecamp :) Please email us if you have any questions regarding meeting us on location.

We do not recommend women who are pregnant participate in our tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our base camp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.

Full refund if canceled within 24hr of notice. Less than 24hr, no refund.

No Refund for no-shows and cancellations on location.

No Refund for showing up under the influence.

  1. Reschedule for another day.
  2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
  3. Receive a full refund.

No, before and during activities. Driving under the consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs is prohibited. If we suspect a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.