Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull


Ice cave tours are all the rage in south Iceland this winter and on this tour you get to go see one with experienced locals dedicated to showing you a good time. A great addition to your self-drive tour around the south!

This tour is great for those who like to experience these magnificent blue wonders for themselves with enough time for some photos that will make all of your friends jealous. The guide will not only lead you to the ice caves but will also tell you about the regions history from settlement to today.

Our partners for this tour are locals that live in the region and therefore know it very well, ensuring that you will get the real local experience.


About this tour

On this tour you will get to visit one ice cave but the cave is chosen by your guide with your safety and the weather conditions in mind. Some of the caves cannot be visited unless the temperature is below zero and require there not to have been any rain in the days before. Because of this, the driving time to the cave and the walkingit takes to get to it varies on each tour.

From the meeting point there’s usually a 25-45 minutes drive to the caves and the hiking time on the glacier can be between 5-60 minutes. Keep in mind that the terrain can be rough as you are hiking through the raw beauty of Iceland where there are no sidewalks and rails.

Since nobody owns the glaciers, we can’t guarantee that you will be on the only tour visiting the caves at any given time but the groups are never so big that it should feel crowded.

Meeting point

The meeting point for this tour is the Hali Country Hotel (please check in for the tour at the reception) which is about 13 km east of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You need to be there at least 20 minutes before the departure time.

Please note that we advise you stay somewhere close by the night before the tour.

We strongly advise against driving from Reykjavík and back on the same day to do this tour. 



This partner reserves the right to change your itinerary or cancel your trip with your safety in mind. If they are forced to cancel your trip due to factors outside of our control you will receive at least 80% refund of fully prepaid trip.
This partner  reserves the right to always keep 20% confirmation fee to cover costs. If clients cancel their tour more than 48 hours prior to departure, 80% refund will be given. If clients cancel their tour within 48 hours of departure no refund will be given.

No refunds are given if the guest is late, or doesn’t show up even if the weather is very bad, as long as the tour does take place.  Therefore it is recommended that you stay in a hotel or guesthouse east of Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park, and west of the town Höfn the night before the tour.


No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, closed roads or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in bus schedules, or other similar causes. The partner does not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.

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Partner Tours

This tour is a Partner Tour

What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.

We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.

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