ICE CAVE TOUR - HALF DAY
27.900 ISK Per Person (Extra Small group) (October to March)
ABOUT THE TOUR
Each season we always choose to visit the most beautiful ice cave Vatnajökull has to offer. Our aim is to avoid the crowds by timing the departure accordingly and first and foremost, only offer an extra small group experience, with maximum 6 persons on each tour. This year the half day tour will be visiting a beautiful blue cave far away from the masses.
Our half-day tour begins with a 4x4 ride in our modified Toyota Land Cruiser, heading towards one of Vatnajökull´s glacial outlets. From there, we begin our hike across the valley towards the glacier. The 2.5km hike offers unique views of the mountains surrounding the glacier, building excitement and anticipation as we get closer to the edge of the ice.
Closer to the glacier the route becomes a bit more tricky. We will need to scramble up one short slope and use a ladder to go down one small cliff.
We always take our time exploring the cave, we are not in a hurry.
IS THIS TOUR FOR YOU?
Although not physically challenging, we rate this tour as Moderate because of the tricky access to the cave. We will have to use our hands for support in one short section and a ladder in another section getting down a small 2m high cliff. This will always be done safely and securely.
Apart from this section the hike is relatively easy, about 5 km in total.
Moderate - there is a 2.5km hike to reach the cave. It involves one section of light scrambling.
Super Jeep ride, Ice cave, safety equipment.
Waterproof layers, warm clothes, hiking boots, snacks & water.
Minimum age 12, all guests must be in full health, if unsure please email or call us before booking
The meeting point is in the car park at Hotel Smyrlabjörg (5 hour+ drive from Reykjavík).