On this action packed day tour, you will explore the naturally formed ice caves and ice tunnels of a stunning outlet glacier.
The ice caves, open up for exploration when the meltwater underneath the glacier freezes over or finds another route and leaves behind these ice tunnels.
After meeting your highly trained and certified glacier guide in Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park, you will be fitted with the required glacier gear we provide, like an ice axe, ice spikes and a helmet.
As your guide leads you on to the icy landscape for your glacier walk, you will learn about how they are formed. While in the ice caves, you will have plenty of time to take pictures of the breathtaking surroundings. The melting ice, vivid blue color and tranquility inside of the cave are what make these features of the glacier so spectacular.
After exploring the cave, you will return up to its surface. There, your guide will lead you through the ever-changing glacial landscape and crevasses. You end off with a view of low land, sandy beach by the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Did you know that the "Black Beach" on the South Coast of Iceland even reaches further east close to Höfn and all the way west close to Ölfus, approx 340 km (211 miles).
Please note that ice caves are a natural phenomenon and the conditions can change depending on the weather. Your safety is our first priority so sometimes our tours may be canceled 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.
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*The Skaftafell parking lot fee is not included in the tour price.