Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon
Experience the breathtaking forces of nature on this incredible small-group day tour to the ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier, departing from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon! This epic adventure includes a round-trip in a monster truck from our base at Jökulsárlón, over the Vatnajökull ice cap to two ice caves that are exclusively accessible to us.
This guided glacier ice cave tour is perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, families, adrenaline junkies and everyone in between. It begins at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you will meet with your guides in a purpose-built bus with a working fireplace. It’s the perfect way to get cosy with complimentary tea and coffee as you wait for the rest of your group to arrive.
Once everyone is ready, you’ll board a specially-modified monster truck that is capable of traversing the oftentimes harsh and rugged terrain. Be prepared to witness the enchanting, mountainous landscape as you journey up and onto Vatnajökull glacier, the largest ice cap in all of Europe. You’ll discover a world of natural, rugged beauty where snow reigns supreme as you make your way across magnificent ice fields, in search of nature’s most extraordinary creations. Along the way, your guide will share their vast amount of knowledge with you in relation to the history and science behind the ice caves of Iceland. It’s the perfect time to ask any questions that you may have.
The monster truck will deliver you right to the entrance of the ice caves, meaning that there will be no need to hike upon the glacier. This will maximise the time that you have to spend delving into the ice caves, giving you the perfect opportunity to examine every fascinating detail. Upon disembarking from the monster truck, your guide will give you an in-depth safety briefing, during which they will equip you with the necessary safety gear, including a helmet and crampons. This way, you’ll be able to walk through the ice caves with ease, despite the ground often being wet and slippery.
Ice caves are dynamic. Due to temperature fluctuations, they are constantly melting and reshaping over time. As such, no two ice caves are ever the same. You’ll soon discover this as you venture through the glacier, exploring majestic ice caves on this astonishing adventure. Behold the way the solid walls of ice take on shades of crystal blue, white, grey and black as the light changes deep within. Run your fingers over the ancient ice and observe the enchanting ice sculptures that have been carved out of the ceilings and walls by glacial melt. You’ll have plenty of time to wander through these awe-inspiring ice caves at your leisure.
After you have finished exploring these two stunning ice caves, you’ll board the monster truck for the return journey back to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. However, the adventure doesn’t end there! Get your camera ready as there will be one more stop before the journey’s end, at a picturesque location where you’ll be able to capture your final memories of the Vatnajökull National Park.
Immerse yourself in the true wonders of nature on this exclusive guided tour of two wonderful ice caves in Iceland! This unique experience is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
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For activities like ice caving, jeans are not recommended because denim, once wet, will spread moisture and take a long time to dry, leaving the wearer extremely cold!