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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Werfen Ice Caves Adventure from Salzburg

See the world’s largest accessible ice caves at Werfen with a private guide at your side. The half-day excursion includes round-trip transport from Salzburg, a photo stop outside Hohenwerfen Castle and the highlight: a walking tour of Werfen Ice Caves, aka Eisriesenwelt. Explore the underground icy labyrinth to discover a world of stalactites, icicles and natural ice sculptures, and learn about the caves from their discovery to local folklore. Entrance fees are extra.


  • Private tour of the Werfen Ice Caves (Eisriesenwelt) from Salzburg
  • Step foot inside the largest ice caves in the world
  • Walk side-by-side with an expert guide through the dazzling underground caverns
  • Enjoy a scenic round-trip drive through the Salzach Valley and see iconic Hohenwerfen Castle

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Werfen Ice Caves Adventure from Salzburg

See the largest ice cave in the world on this private tour

Meet your private guide outside your Salzburg hotel and get comfortable in an 8-seater luxury minivan for a 1-hour drive south through the Salzach Valley and the Tennen Mountains (Tennengebirge) section of the Alps. Arriving in the market town of Werfen in the historical Pongau region, stop to admire Hohenwerfen Castle, an iconic hilltop castle used as the backdrop in many films.

Enter the Werfen Ice Caves (own expense), a vast underground labyrinth of icy caverns extending more than 26 miles (42 km) through the heart of Hochkogel mountain. Though officially discovered in 1879, according to Austrian legend locals knew about Eisriesenwelt long before, but they never explored it because they believed it was the entrance to Hell.

Take a cable car and walk through the caves, pausing to take in the mysterious caverns and surreal ice formations. Learn about the history, formation and discovery of the caves from your guide. As this is a private tour, you can tailor the pace to your needs.

After experiencing this breathtaking natural wonder, journey back to central Salzburg, where your tour concludes.

Customer Reviews



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience visiting the ice cave. One I will never forget!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful guide the whole way through! We weren't sure if we were physically fit for the climb but he gave us the confidence we needed and told us some interesting facts about the cave and surrounding area. The views along the way and ice figures inside the cave were breathtaking! Put this on your list of attractions when visiting Salzburg and you won't be disappointed.
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