ice cave From Mýrdalsjökull

Askur Ice Cave & Buggy Adventure on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

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Explore Askur Ice Cave on Myrdalsjökull glacier, where volcanic history is etched into its walls. Askur is the newest and closest ice cave to Reykjavík.

Tour code: AG502

Askur Ice Cave & Buggy Adventure on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Price from: 30.337  ISK

The Newest and Closest Ice Cave to Reykjavík

Your adventure begins at the Myrdalsjökull Base Camp, approximately a 2 hour and 15 minutes drive from Reykjavík. Boasting the title of the nearest and most accessible ice cave to the capital, its unparalleled beauty awaits your discovery.

From there, depending on the conditions, you’ll either take a scenic and thrilling ride in a 2-seater buggy or ride aboard a giant Mountain Truck and hop on a snowmobile and drive to the ice cave. There is no need for a snowmobiling experience. However, you'll share a snowmobile with your travel partner, and one of you must have a valid driving license. 

Upon reaching your destination, you'll be outfitted with safety gear and provided with comprehensive information to ensure your exploration is both safe and enjoyable. Guided by our expertly trained glacier guide, you're set to embark on an enthralling exploration, delving deep into the glacier's heart.

Inside, the cave's dimensions unfold in a fascinating display of nature's artistry. As you traverse the cave, the pathway is mostly flat, a blend of snow, ice, and small rocks. Climbing is not required, making the journey accessible and enjoyable for all.

As the sole tour operator granted access to this hidden gem, we offer an exclusive passage into a world few have seen. Far from the crowds, this is an intimate encounter with one of Iceland's most majestic creations, a privilege reserved for those who seek the extraordinary.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Myrdalsjökull Base Camp, Road 222. Please be ready 15 minutes before departure time.

  • Inside the cave

    30 min

  • Monster Truck ride (depending on conditions)

    60 min

  • Snowmobile/ Buggy ride

    30 min

  • Language


  • Difficulty


  • Availability

    Oct - May

  • Duration


  • 8

    Minimum age:

    8 yrs

Book this tour

Tour Highlights


  • Guidance by an experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear and safety equipement
  • Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Myrdalsjökull Base Camp
  • Monster Truck ride (depending in the conditions)
  • Buggy or Snowmobile ride (depending in the conditions)

Not Included

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Snacks and drinks during the tour

Optional Extras

  • Hiking boots
  • Rain jackets or pants