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Waterfall Ice Cave Tour

At A Glance






November - March

Departs From: 

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon


About 4,5 hours

Minimum Age: 


This tour offers a chance to explore an ice cave off the beaten track and away from the crowds. We pick you up at Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and head to the glacier. Once there we gear up with glacier gear and hike up the glacier towards the ice cave. We will be going through magnificent glacier landscape with numerous opportunities for taking great photographs. Inside the glacier, we will find roaring waterfalls and ice formations. This tour requires a good physical health for you have to hike for up to an hour to reach the cave. 

  • Group Maximum: 8 people
  • 29.900 per person
  • Departure from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon at 10:30 (please be there 15 minutes before departure time)
  • About 4.5 hours duration
  • Minimum age 16

This tour is highly weather dependent and sometimes we have to use ropes to be able to maneuver on the glacier. All our tours are lead by certified glacier guides.  

What to Bring

For all of our glacier tours Glacier Guides will provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes.  Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent. In Skaftafell we do have many of the items below for sale in our booking center.

Equipment List for Glacier Day Tours

Please note that the glacier hikes range from 3 hours to 7 hours so depending on the length of your tour you may be able to get away without some of the things on this list. 

  • Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rental clothing available)
  • Hiking boots (Available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)(Climbing boots are included on the ice climbing tour)
  • Light sweater, wool or fleece
  • Light synthetic or quick dry pants (Try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
  • Thin Gloves
  • Hat
  • Small Backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (It can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
  • Food and drinks (Lunch is not provided on any of our trips. June - September there is plenty of fresh water on the glacier so bring a bottle)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)