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Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike
Activities in Skaftafell

Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

  • English English
  • 4 hours

Enter a world of ice and snow: discover the wonder of Iceland's mesmerising blue ice cave and hike over the enormous Vatnajökull Glacier. An unforgettable experience!  

Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

On the day of your tour, meet your guide at the Skaftafell Terminal, where you'll be kitted out with all of the specialist equipment that you'll need to safely enjoy your activity. Once you've got your helmet, harness, ice pick and crampons, it'll be time to begin your trek through the Skaftafell National Park to the Vatnajökull Glacier.

Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland and the largest in Europe outside of the Arctic, so hiking over it is a truly incredible experience. Explore the uneven terrain, marvelling at the different formations in the ice formed due to the volcanoes underneath it and the constant movement of the glacier.

After enjoying the adventure of hiking over the glacier, it'll be time for the next part of your tour. Prepare yourself to be left speechless by the stunning natural beauty of the blue ice cave. The cave is located under the glacier, and the pressure and lack of air means the icy walls are a striking blue colour

Ice caves like this one are natural phenomena that are rarely seen, as they formed out of exceptional conditions. You'll have enough time to explore the awe-inspiring cave and feel the magic of this unique scenery.

At the end of your tour, you'll return to the original departure point.

Important information

  • The hike that you will do on this activity is of medium difficulty. It lasts around an hour over uneven ground, and is not recommended for people with heart problems. The tour spends 10 minutes inside the cave for safety reasons.
  • This tour is only suitable for people over 8 years of age.
  • If you do this activity in winter, you must wear warm, waterproof clothing and hiking boots. If you do the activity in summer, we recommend bringing a raincoat. We will provide the rest of the equipment that you'll need (helmet, harness, ice pick and crampons).

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Per person
US$ 128.60
  • Per person

    US$ 128.60

More Information


4 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Expert English speaking guide.

Transport by air conditioned vehicle.

Hiking equipment.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Skaftafell).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 128.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Skaftafell Terminal.


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.