Ice Cave Tour
Visit Vatnajökull Glacier's Most Beautiful and Accessible Ice Cave
of the Season
Experience traveling to and exploring an ice cave with an experienced local mountain guide
Interesting 4×4 ride with Land Rover Defender to location
Max 7 persons per trip - but please be ready for big groups from other companies in the ice cave at the same time!!!
Easy but wear warm cloths and boots. The winter storm can be quite an experience when we step out of the Land Rover Defender to hike to the ice cave.
We provide the technical gear for the visit; Always safety helmets with head lamps and when needed micro spikes or crampons.
If we see your boots are not suitable at the time of visit we have some pairs of boots to rent.
November to March
See booking calendar for availability.
Café Vatnajökull in
Fagurhólsmýri - please be there no later than 15 minutes prior to departure!
around 3-4 hours with preparation and transport.
On this trip we will drive for about 1/2 - 1 hour from our base at Café Vatnajökull in Fagurhólsmýri to get to the most beautiful and accessible ice cave in Vatnajökull. Everybody is equipped with a safety helmet with head lamp, and when needed also micro spikes on the shoes.
We will hike 50-1500 meters from the Land Rover to the ice cave. The ice caves in Vatnajökull form differently each year so we will not know until in the same winter what we will actually have for you.
Be aware that several other companies might be doing similar trips as we are to the same ice cave, so please be ready for crowds. The reason we do only offer the trip closer to mid day and only one trip per day is to try to be at the ice cave location in less busy time, compared to early morning and afternoon.
Here to the left are few photos from the trip in winter 2019-20. We will update those pictures with pictures of the ice cave we have in winter 2020-21 next fall when the time comes.
Please note that while Land Rover Defender is an amazing adventure vehicle, it is not the most comfortable car in the world. But we are spending maximum 1 hour to drive to the ice cave location so it is normally not an issue.
Max 7 people per trip
3-4 hours in total
Easy but can include up to 1 mile hike each way depending on the ice cave we go to
Hotels and Guesthouses in Oraefi
open in winter and summer
About travelling in winter:
We are located 350 km (4 1/2 hour drive in summer) east of Reykjavík, via road 1. Please note that in icy and wintery conditions the travel time can be much longer. So we reccommend that you stay in a hotel or guesthouse in southeast Iceland the night before the trip. The closest hotel now is the new Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon just 3 km to our east, and the guesthouses in small group of farms called Hof are also close by, only 5 km west of our headquarters in Fagurholsmyri.
Book your Ice Cave Tour with FromCoastToMountains here:
The meeting place is located 4 1/2 hour drive away east of Reykjavík in clear road conditions and the duration of the drive often takes much longer time in icy and wintery conditions. We recommend people to stay close to us the night before the tour.
Ice Cave Tour
Visit to the Sapphire Ice Cave in Vatnajökull. We go with our Land Rover Defender with max 5 clients at a time. 1 hour drive and then 1200 meters to walk from the Land Rover to the Sapphire Ice Cave. Be aware that there are many other companies going to the same location so we will probably not be only 6 in the ice cave :-)
Departure at 13:00 from Fagurhólsmýri November to March
Price: 25.000, 2-5 people.
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