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Sólheimajökull Blue Ice Cave

Due to unfavorable condition, the ice cave is no longer available for this winter. Please contact our sales office for other possibilities.

Tour code: AG107

Sólheimajökull Blue Ice Cave

Ice Cave Along The South Coast of Iceland

Have you ever dreamed about visiting an ice cave during your visit to Iceland? Here is your chance!

Our guides have recently discovered an ice cave on Sólheimajökull glacier and can’t wait to lead you safely to this natural glacier wonder among crevasses, water cauldrons and ridges. This tour gives you the opportunity to witness first hand an ice cave in Icelandic nature and get in a great moderate glacier hike on one of Iceland’s best known outlet glaciers, Sólheimajökull glacier. During the glacier crossing you’ll see dirt cones made of volcanic ash from various volcanic eruptions and ice. They stand in sharp contrast, in both landscape and color, to the surrounding ice. Finally you’ll enter the blue ice cave. Walking into this frozen world, centuries in the making, is a truly unique experience.

We supply you with necessary equipment and a guide to ensure your safety.

Join us now for this great opportunity to explore an ice cave in Sólheimajökull.

Looking for a daytour with transfer from Reykjavík? Check out Sólheimajökull Blue Ice Cave from Reykjavík!

Please note: Ice cave tours are dependent on the weather. For your safety, tours may be cancelled in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. We will update our guests as soon as possible if a tour has been cancelled due to weather. In some cases we might need to change the tour to a longer glacier walk instead.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Sólheimajökull Base Camp

  • Group size

    Up to 12 per guide

  • On the ice

    3 - 3.5 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Availability

    Oct - Apr

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • 12

    Minimum age:

    12 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull base

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Sólheimajökull Blue Ice Cave

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

Blue Ice Cave Tour On Sólheimajökull

Your adventure begins when you meet your professional glacier guide at our Sólheimajökull Base Camp along the South Coast of Iceland.

Your guide will provide you with the necessary gear for the Glacier Walk, including a harness, crampons and a harness.

Following a quick safety briefing, you set off to the glacier. After 2 hours of exploring magnificent ice formations, you will head back to the original meeting point.

Directions

Sólheimajökull - Where to meet us

Driving time
From Reykjavík: 2.5 hrs
From Vík: 45 min

GPS point for Sólheimajökull
N 63.532833
W 19.369675

From the West (Reykjavík)
6 km (3.7 mi) after Skógar you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km (3 mi) to the Sólheimajökull parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min for this part).

From the East (Vík)
3 km (1.9 mi) after you pass road 222, you turn right (just before the bridge) onto road 221 (gravel road) and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min. for this part).

  • Day Tour
  • Directions
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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Sólheimajökull is in the south and is closer to Reykjavik, Skaftafell is in the south east and much farther away. The tours we offer on both locations are very similar, only operated on different glaciers so you can choose the one that best fits your travel schedule.

  • Hiking boots that reach over your ankle are a must on our glacier walks.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.