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Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike
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Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

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Excellent guide. Equipment, the necessary. awesome glacier
10 Jorge
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 113.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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!  

Inside the blue ice cave at Skaftafell
Exploring the blue ice cave
Blue Ice Cave, one of Iceland's natural wonders
Hiking over the Vatnajökull Glacier

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.
  • 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).
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Per person Children under 8
US$ 113.40
not permitted
  • Per person

    US$ 113.40
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide.

Hiking equipment.

When to book?

You can book up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


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No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

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.
US$ 113.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Skaftafell Terminal.