FROM 31,900 ISK
This is your chance to visit one of the most stunningly blue ice caves that forms in an outlet glacier of the biggest glacier in Iceland. The ice caves are a natural wonder of the Vatnajökull region. This is an incredible experience that many people will never get and our friends at Local Guide of Vatnajökull can take you there.
On this full winter day trip, you are driven to a nearby outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull icecap in a customised super jeep vehicle. From the parking area you are lead on a hike for around 1.5 hours mostly on the glacial ice until you reach the ice cave. Once at the cave you will have time to explore, take in the deep blue ice and to take photos. This tour does involve walking on uneven terrain and is reasonably physical, so a higher level of fitness is required. For this reason the tour is also capped to eight clients per guide.
Season: October 15th 2018 – March 31st 2019
Departure: Daily at 9:30am
Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri
Duration: 5-8 hours
Minimum age: 16 years old
Level of difficulty: Moderate to hard
Price: 31,900 ISK
Included: transport to the cave from the Local Guide Base in one of their 4×4 Super Jeeps, English speaking guide and all the safety equipment for the glacier cave.
You must bring sturdy hiking boots with ankle support, all weather outdoor clothes (including fleece and waterproof jacket), gloves, wool hat and a small backpack with some drink and snacks.
Denim jeans are NOT appropriate. Water proof or resistant clothing must be worn.
Tour meeting and departure point is from the Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri.
There is a N1 Automat Fuel Station at the same location. It is a 30 minute drive east of Skaftafell and 30 minute drive west of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, approximately 4.5 hours drive from Reykjavík. You must meet on location and arrive at least 15 minutes before the set departure time. The office has a lovely cafe to wait at before the tour.
GPS: N63° 52.865 W16° 38.780 (WGS84, Degree-Minutes.Minutes) or 63.881083 -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)
Speak to Hidden Iceland if you wish to organise a private transfer to Local Guide HQ to do this tour.
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure.
GOOD TO KNOW:
The ice caves visited on this tour are on a far more remote part of the glacier, however other tour groups can sometimes be in the cave at the same time. This tour does not go the the Crystal Ice Cave, which is more easily accessed and often busier. See the Ice Cave tour to go to the Crystal Ice Cave, which involves minimal hiking.
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Local Guides. Ice Cave tours are weather dependent and sometimes tours have to be cancelled with short notice due to unsafe weather conditions. After periods of adverse weather, the caves can become flooded or unsafe to enter. If this happens we will always do our best to offer an alternative cave if available or a glacier hike if weather conditions allow. If this is not suitable then Local Guides will also always offer a full refund.
This tour is operated by our friends at LOCAL GUIDE OF VATNAJÖKULL.