Skaftafell: Ice Cave Experience

4.3 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider:Icelandic Mountain Guides

Skaftafell: Ice Cave Experience

Activity provider:Icelandic Mountain Guides

From US$ 174.79 per person

Explore the stunning natural Ice Cave with an expert guide on this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Take in all of the colors that blend into the Ice Cave
  • Visit a natural ice cave
  • Go to the glacier terminal face on the modified glacier bus
Full description

Explore one of the amazing, naturally formed Ice Cave, which are only accessible in the winter time, when the meltwater from the dynamic outlet glacier freezes over and leaves behind giant ice tunnels. Meet your highly trained and certified glacier guide, who will provide the necessary glacier gear for this expedition — crampons, harness, and helmet.

Step aboard the glacier bus, which will take you to the glacier terminal face. Listen to a safety briefing and learn how to use the necessary equipment.

This spectacular Ice Cave with all the blue and green colors of the spectrum, from light to ocean blue with hints of crystal and green ice. The Ice Cave feels like the Northern Lights left a part of themselves inside the cave. Take in the beauty of the cave and capture the memory as a perfect photograph. Listen to how and why these ice caves are formed. After exploring the cave, return to surface and head back over the glacier to the bus before returning to Skaftafell Basecamp where your tour began.

  • Experienced and certified glacier guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Food and drinks
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the local partner at the Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge, just a few minutes walk from the customer car park. Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves

Know before you go

  • This activity may be canceled if the weather is bad. If this happens, you will be able to book an alternative date.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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Hanka did a really good job driving us to the location, guiding us through the ice cave and across the glacier. We learned many new insights on ice caves and glaciers which was super interesting. We felt safe all the time and are grateful for this amazing experience!

May 6, 2022

What a great experience! I was worried that we would either hold the tour back or not be challenged enough, but it was perfect! The views were incredible, Hannak (sp?) was knowledgeable, personable, and very safety conscious. I would 100% recommend this tour, even my hesitant teen enjoyed it!

April 1, 2022

Had Michal as our guide and it was great! He offered us their hiking boots as he realised we weren’t wearing the right ones. Taught us how to use and put on the crampons. Very patient in guiding us across the glacier, also very knowledgable bout the ice and Icelandic history. Also accommodated our time on the majestic glacier when we wanted more time on the ice. Also made sure we paced ourselves and didn’t rush anyone. Best tour so far

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March 25, 2022

Product ID: 406697