Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

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Discover Hidden Ice Caves and Glaciers.

On this Ice Cave and Glacier Walk combo tour, you'll explore naturally formed ice caves before embarking on a glacier walk, equipped with crampons, around the glacier tongue.

Our guide to Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

The ice caves are only accessible in winter when the meltwater under the glacier freezes, creating stunning ice tunnels. Your experienced guide will explain their formation and lead you through the caves, allowing plenty of time for photography in these breathtaking surroundings. After exploring the caves, you'll ascend to the glacier's surface. There, your guide will lead you through the ever-changing glacial landscape, highlighting deep crevasses and unique ice features while explaining glacier behaviour and its impact on nature.

Location: Please note that the meeting point for this tour is at the Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell National Park.

Departs: October to April

Start Times: 9.00 am & 1.30 pm

Duration: Approx 3.5 hours to 4 hours (The walk to the glacier takes about 45-55 minutes)

Check-in: 20 minutes before tour departure 

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Skaftafell Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

  • Please note this is a meet-at-location tour at the Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell National Park.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Remember to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots.
  • This tour is between 3.5 to 4 hours with the hike to the glacier taking approx 45-55 minutes and 2 hours on the ice.
  • The maximum number of people taking part in this tour is 12 people per guide
  • Children 10 years and younger are not permitted on this tour.
  • Ice climbing is not included in this tour.
  • Please note that ice caves are natural phenomena and the conditions can change depending on the 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. Changes might also have to be made during the season because of accessibility to the ice cave and the trip might have to be relocated.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.