• Location: Hornafjörður, Iceland
  • Duration: Flexible
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Spend time in an ice cave and get up close to the blazing blue formations inside Vatnajökull (Vatna Glacier). Trek with an expert guide across the ice cap of Iceland’s most voluminous glacier — and Europe’s largest. Bring your camera for plenty of photo ops of what will unquestionably be an unforgettable experience. Numbers are limited on this tour to ensure a small-group experience.


  • Ice caving tour on Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier
  • Let a guide lead you across the ice cap and into an ice cave
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention

What You Can Expect

Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier

Explore an ice cave from the inside

Meet your guide in Hólmur for the 5-mile (9-km) drive to Vatnajökull National Park. Upon reaching the base of Fláajökull, snap on your provided helmet and crampons and follow your expert guide across Iceland’s glaciated landscape that connects with Vatnajökull’s stunning ice cave.

This small-group hike takes roughly an hour with an approximate 524 feet (160 meters) of elevation gain. Along the way, hear informative commentary on the glacier’s geological history and its development during the last century.

Once inside the ice cave you’ll have 30 to 40 minutes to spend, so don’t forget your camera! Afterward, you're driven back to Hólmur.

Customer Reviews

Ken B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was well worth it! I would highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Great guide and breathtaking sights. Beyond my wildest imagination of what we would see.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent tour - very exiting and a must do during your visit in Iceland. Being taken inside a real ice cave from the biggest Iceberg in Europe is an amazing experience. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the information provided during the tour helped to appreciate it even more. I would do it again without a doubt.

Teresa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The local tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. The experience was amazing. Very enjoyable trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Absolutely great!!! We met the tour guide at the glacier lagoon and from there about 20 minutes took their big 4x4 vehicle near the glacier. The guide gave us our helmets and shoe spikes and then we started the 30 minute hike up the glacier towards the ice cave. Once inside the cave they gave us plenty of time to look around and take pictures before coming back down. Overall the tour took between 2-2.5 hours. It is amazing and a must do if you are in Iceland. The guide was great, very knowledgeable and funny. The ice cave is awesome, it is surreal and the pictures look amazing. Very happy with the company and the tour.

Jack C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great! We loved the tour. We were fortunate to be the only ones on this tour with 2 tour guides. They were prompt and informative. We enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend this tour company. Great pictures. Unbelievable. The local area is beautiful too. Spend a couple days there.

Ric S

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2017

The guide Raki? was great!!! Dont let my avg rating take away from his efforts. He was informative, funny and really seemed to love what he does. The rating is based on Crystal Cave. Having done a similar tour on a different glacier 2 years back, Crystal Cave itself was the let down. To begin...Its just a really small cave. One narrow tiny tube that terminates in a puddle. the last Iceland ice cave I visited was tall and filled with the bluest ceilings and walls I could imagine. Pillars of clear blue ice. Crystal Cave....blue ceiling for half the cave.
Add in that way too many companies have crammed way too many people into this small space and it was far less enjoyable than I had hoped. Maybe, if this were the only experience I had I would be more impressed. But, knowing what I know....the cave was a disappointment. Kudos to the company and Raki for making it enjoyable....without that, I would consider it a total waste.

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