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Winter 2018 / 19 – Ice Caves

Our winter program this year is focused on ice caves. In addition to half- and full-day tours throughout the ice cave season, we also invite experienced travellers to join us full-day scouting trips. From family friendly outings to extra early starts to capture the sunrise from an ice cave, anything is possible!

April – Late Season

Although we have extended our ice cave program into April, accessibility beyond mid March is highly dependent on weather conditions and may be limited to small parts of the ice caves, require advanced glacier techniques (rappelling and ice climbing), or not possible at all.
Late season tours require above average fitness and are only possible as full day excursions.

Half Day

An easy to moderate, three- to four-hour tour exploring one of the more easily accessible ice caves in Vatnajökull. Ideal for travellers with limited time who prefer the advantages and flexibility of a private tour.

Full Day

A moderate to difficult, full-day expedition to a remote ice cave. The longer, possibly technical access hike makes this the perfect choice for adventurers and photographers who seek the solitude of a less visited environment.

Scouting Mission

A difficult to expert level, full-day scouting mission. Join us on our remote exploration trips to evaluate the condition of known ice caves and possibly discover new ones!

This tour requires above average fitness and glacier competence.

What’s included

  • Meeting at Jökulsárlón or pick-up from your accommodation in the area
  • Superjeep transportation
  • All glacier / ice cave related safety equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe)
  • Guiding by a trained mountain guide and professional photographer

What to bring

  • Good, solid outdoor clothing (thermal layers and wind- and waterproof outer shell jacket and pants); gloves and wooly hat
  • Sturdy hiking boots (at least ankle high) are essential for safe use of crampons
  • Bring an extra layer to put on while we stop and admire the ice caves
  • Snacks that will keep you fuelled throughout the tour
  • A camera. A tripod can be helpful in the darker corners of ice caves!