Sapphire Ice Cave Tour 

Amazing Glacier Adventure

  • Visit to the beautiful Sapphire Ice Cave

  • Interesting walk up ice tunnels and on the blue glacier

  • Suited for fit adventure seeking people

  • Icecaving and glacier gear provided 


About 5 hours in total


Moderate, some scrambling up ice tunnels are done

You better wear warm outdoor cloths ready for all kind of Icelandic weather. Also good boots prepared for walking in wet snow.

(We have some boots for rent if needed).


Early November to late March


Departure time:

11:00 every second day of the week


Meeting place:

Café Vatnajokull in Fagurhólsmýri - please be there no later than 15 minutes prior to departure

Great Glacier Combo: Visit to the beautiful Sapphire Ice Cave and explore moulins and glacier tunnels and do a short glacier walk on crampons in the same trip


The Sapphire Ice Cave is very crowded this winter, so we will only go there for combo trips this winter, every second day the Ice Climbing Tour and every second day the Sapphire Ice Cave Tour. The two trips are similar but this version skips the more steep ice climbing and focus on the ice cave exploring and glacier exploring part.

We will start to drive for 1 hour in our Land Rover to reach the glacier parking east of Jökulsárlón. Then we walk the 1 1/2 km to the ice cave, and after exploring the ice cave we go exploring the glacier behind.

27.500 ISK

Duration 5 hours

Age limit 13 years

2-6 participants

Hotels and Guesthouses in Oraefi
open in winter and summer


About travelling in winter:

We are located 350 km east of Reykjavík, via Road 1. In good road conditions you better calculate 4-5 hour driving time. 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 to us is Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon just 2-3 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.

Litla Hof (+354 4781670) and and

We also recommend and about 18 km west of us.

Of course there are lot more guesthouses on both sides, from the area of the small village Klaustur to the small town Höfn. Try or for more information.

Book your Sapphire Ice Cave Tour here:

The meeting place is located 4-5 hour drive 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.

ÖRÆFAFERÐIR - FromCoastToMountains - - GSM +354 8940894

Kt. (ID) 521203-3310  -  VSK nr. (VAT no.) 81705  -  Postal Address: Oraefaferdir - Fagurholsmyri - 785 Oraefi - Iceland

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