The ice looks very blue inside
Photo: Elín Lóa Baldursdóttir

The ice looks very blue inside

Bridge over water
Photo: Elín Lóa Baldursdóttir

Bridge over water

Inside the ice cave
Photo: Elín Lóa Baldursdóttir

Inside the ice cave

One of the openings of the ice cave
Photo: Halldór Ingi Hákonarson

One of the openings of the ice cave

In the mouth of the cave
Photo: Halldór Ingi Hákonarson

In the mouth of the cave

Blue ice inside the cave
Photo: Elín Lóa Baldursdóttir

Blue ice inside the cave

Glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull glacier

Glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull glacier
Photo: Halldór Ingi Hákonarson

Glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull glacier

Hrútsfjallstindar peaks (1875 m)
Photo: Halldór Ingi Hákonarson

Hrútsfjallstindar peaks (1875 m)

Glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull glacier

Ice Cave and Glacier Walk - IMG22W

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 16900

Departures: Every day: 10:00 and 13:30. Other departures depending on demand and availability

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

Meeting point: Icelandic Mountain Guides sales lodge in Skaftafell (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 20 min. prior to departure

Minimum Age: 8 years

We provide: Guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment

You bring: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and energy bars

Note: Boots and rain gear can be rented

  • Tour Description

    Combine an Ice cave exploration and a glacier walk at Svínafellsjökull (Svinafellsjokull glacier).

    On this Ice Cave and Glacier Walk combo tour, you will explore the naturally formed ice caves and ice tunnels of Svínafellsjökull, before heading off to a glacier walk on crampons around the glacier tongue.

    The ice caves, only accessible in winter, open up for exploration when the meltwater underneath the glacier freezes over and leaves behind these ice tunnels. Your experienced guide will tell you more about their formation and show you around the caves. You will get plenty of time to take pictures of these breathtaking surroundings.

    You will then head up to the surface of the glacier, where your guide will lead you through the ever-changing glacial landscape. They will show you deep crevasses and unique ice features, whilst teaching you about the behaviour of glaciers and their impact on nature.

    The drive to Svínafellsjökull from the starting point in Skaftafell is only 10 minutes, so you will get plenty of time to explore the ice.

    Please note that ice caves are a natural phenomena and the conditions can change depending on weather. Your safety is our first priority so sometimes our tours may be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour if weather permits.