ICE CAVE EXPLORATION TOUR

Ride in a Super Jeep, explore the deep blue tones of the crystal ice caves, walk on the glacier and even stand on the edge overlooking the biggest glacier wall in Iceland, sounds like a good plan? Then, join us on the Ice Cave Exploration Tour.

Taking a journey through Iceland´s most beautiful natural treasures, with an ice axe in hand and crampons on your feet, get in touch with nature by seeing and feeling the ancient ice beneath your feet.

THE TOUR

During the Ice Cave Exploration Tour you will spend 5-6 hours with your professional guide, in this time he/she will share their local knowledge of the area, as well as giving you an inside to Icelandic culture. This tour is rated Medium to Hard, as a result you will be walking a total distance of about 6km on various terrains, including walking on ice. Before you step foot on the glacier your guide will introduce you to all the safety equipment you will be using during the tour and will ensure that you are prepared before taking your first steps on the glacier.

It is highly advisable to take a camera, or at least a phone to capture the amazing moments, because it will not be long before the glacial formations change or even disappear as they normally do.

WHICH ICE CAVES DO WE VISIT?

Since this is our most in depth tour and we have more time to spend exploring, we always choose the most beautiful ice caves to take our clients to. From season to season, even within the season, the ice caves change, old ones disappear and new ones form, we are always exploring looking for the best place to take our clients.

This season 2019/20 we are exploring the amazing Sapphire ice cave as well as a small collection of smaller caves which change more frequently. The photos you see on this page, are of the Sapphire ice cave.

WHAT IS THE GLACIER WALL?

Most commonly known as the Glacier wall, is the edge of the glacier where the ice meets the lagoon or in some cases the ocean. There is usually a good opportunity to see the glacier calve, and offers a unique perspective of seeing the world famous Jökulsárlón – Glacier lagoon from a different vantage point, the view from the glacier.

MEETING POINT

Our base camp is right next to Jökulsárlón´s cafeteria which can be found on the main car part of Jökulsárlón. Here you will check in, meet your guide, and enter Iceland’s biggest super jeeps before stepping off for an adventure.

INCLUDED

Guided tour, Crampons, Helmets, Safety Harness, On-road and off-road transportation.

DEPARTURE

We have 1 daily departure at, departing from the Glacier Lagoon cafeteria. (Located around 370 km east of Reykjavík and around 90 km west of Höfn). Due to quick changes in sunrise timing, and shorter winter days, the scheduled departure time will change as a result. Please check below on the booking calendar for departure time, by clicking on the date you wish to join us.

DURATION

Approximately 5-6 hours

BRING & WEAR

Hiking boots, waterproof and/ or winter clothes, at least 3 layers underneath your waterproof layer.

WHAT TO EXPECT

At least 45 minutes inside the natural ice caves, walking on the glacier, looking over the glacier lagoon and the glacier wall, a super jeep ride, and a professional guide.

PRICE

29,900 Isk per adult / 14,900 Isk Teenagers (15-17)
24.900 Isk                  / 12.450 Isk

BASE CAMP

Jökulsárlon Cafeteria | Gps: 64.048388, -16.179593

BOOKING

TERMS & CONDITIONS

VALIDITY OF PRICES AND DEPARTURES

Prices are in Icelandic Krona (ISK) as shown on our web site. Prices and departures are guaranteed after full payment has been made.

CHANGES

Our trips are weather and condition depended. Ice Explorers reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel your trip with your safety in mind due to factors outside of our control before the tour starts.

CANCELLATION

We have a 24 hours cancellation policy. We will fully refund your money if we are notified of the cancellation 24 hours before the departure of the tour. We need notification by phone on +354 8663490 and/or email on ice@explorers.is

All cancellations of tours must go through our office by email to ice@explorers.is and we recommend you keep a copy of the email for future reference. We don’t repay the fee if the client is late, or doesn’t show up even if the weather is very bad, in case that we are able to do the trip. So we recommend to stay in a hotel or guesthouse close to Jökulsárlón – Glacier lagoon.

INSURANCE

We advise all our clients to have insurance.

LIABILITY

No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, closed roads or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in bus schedules, or other similar causes. Iceguide does not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.

PRIVACY POLICY

All personal information will be strictly confidential and will not be given or sold to a third party.

GOVERNING LAW / JURISDICTION CLAUSE

These Terms and Conditions are in accordance with Icelandic law.th Icelandic law.

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