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Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike
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Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 4 hours

Enter a world of ice and snow: discover the wonder of Iceland's mesmerising blue ice cave and hike over the enormous Vatnajökull Glacier. An unforgettable experience!  

Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

On the day of your tour, meet your guide at the Skaftafell Terminal, where you'll be kitted out with all of the specialist equipment that you'll need to safely enjoy your activity. Once you've got your helmet, harness, ice pick and crampons, it'll be time to begin your trek through the Skaftafell National Park to the Vatnajökull Glacier.

Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland and the largest in Europe outside of the Arctic, so hiking over it is a truly incredible experience. Explore the uneven terrain, marvelling at the different formations in the ice formed due to the volcanoes underneath it and the constant movement of the glacier.

After enjoying the adventure of hiking over the glacier, it'll be time for the next part of your tour. Prepare yourself to be left speechless by the stunning natural beauty of the blue ice cave. The cave is located under the glacier, and the pressure and lack of air means the icy walls are a striking blue colour

Ice caves like this one are natural phenomena that are rarely seen, as they formed out of exceptional conditions. You'll have enough time to explore the awe-inspiring cave and feel the magic of this unique scenery.

At the end of your tour, you'll return to the original departure point.

Important information

  • The hike that you will do on this activity is of medium difficulty. It lasts around an hour over uneven ground, and is not recommended for people with heart problems. The tour spends 10 minutes inside the cave for safety reasons.
  • This tour is only suitable for people over 8 years of age.
  • If you do this activity in winter, you must wear warm, waterproof clothing and hiking boots. If you do the activity in summer, we recommend bringing a raincoat. We will provide the rest of the equipment that you'll need (helmet, harness, ice pick and crampons).

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 12 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 66% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Per person
US$ 98.50
  • Per person

    US$ 98.50

* The price increases on the 17 December

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4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Expert English speaking guide.

Transport by air conditioned vehicle.

Hiking equipment.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 98.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Skaftafell Terminal.