Skaftafell Ice Cave
Duration: 5.5 hours Medium
Why we love this tour
Breathtaking Skaftafell Ice Cave and walking on the glacier - it can't get more exciting!
- Ice cave exploration
- Walking on a glacier
- Breathtaking surroundings
- Off the beaten path
Are you looking for an unforgettable northern adventure? This tour is exactly what you need!
On this unique day tour, we go off the beaten path to explore a beautiful Ice Cave on an outlet glacier near Skaftafell National Park. Getting to the Ice Cave is challenging, which makes the reward even better!
To get to the Ice Cave, we travel over a stunning outlet glacier, navigating through a labyrinth of high glacial ridges, deep crevasses, and other glacial landscape features.
The tour starts at our Skaftafell Base Camp, right on the campsite by the visitor center, where you will meet your expert glacier guide. Then, after being fitted with all necessary gear, crampons, harness, helmet, and an ice axe, we head to the glacier on our glacier bus.
Getting to the Ice Cave is not easy, but exciting and the scenery is out of this world. Getting to the Ice Cave can take up to 2 hours, depending on conditions. Traversing the outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier with its beautiful surroundings is a big part of the experience.
After the Ice Cave exploration, we head back to Skaftafell Base Camp with memories that will last a lifetime.
Need to know before you go
This tour runs all year round.
Start time is 9:45 am. Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time.
Groups are limited to 8 people per guide.
Minimum age is 16 years old.
From Reykjavik: 5 hrs
From Vik: 2.5 hrs
From Hofn: 1.5 - 2 hrs
GPS points for Skaftafell
The parking lot is at the end of road no. 998 that branches off main road no. 1. Look for the lodge labeled Icelandic Mountain Guides by the main parking lot of Skaftafell National Park.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Skaftafell Troll Expeditions
West of Hofgardur, 785 Hof, Island
Provided byIcelandic Mountain Guides
Reviews for this provider
15 Jun 2022
Just kept getting better as it went on…
15 Apr 2022
Great fun angriest scenery. A spectacular experience overall.
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