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Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier

  • 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
Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier
From US$188.00
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Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier
From US$188.00
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glacier Exploring

This tour blew me away. It was my favorite activity I did in Iceland. Myself and four friends travelled to the Eastern coast for this. We met up for the 1:30 tour. Finding the guide was simple as everyone around spoke English and pointed out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 31 October 2018
Mindblowing Ice Caves

This is a must do trip. We had the nicest, knowledgeable, entertaining, and helpful guide, Siggy. Get in the jeep, put the crampon ice spikes on your shoes, go to the glacier and walk around. Then enter the ice caves. The scenery from the glacier...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rai473
Reviewed 4 February 2018
Great cooperation and interaction with tourists :)

We are very happy to participate in this small expedition to the ice cave with Glacier Trips, especially with our guide Ragnar, who described the glacier's transgression and recession with its range, etc. For me as a geologist, everything our guide described was understandable and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank ge0visi0n
Reviewed 29 January 2018
Lucky to have ice cave all to myself for 10 minutes

Ice cave we saw was smaller than expected but since it had lower ceilings, it allowed for really nice photos. People wouldn't stop jumping into my photos at first but because they allowed for an hour stay at the cave, I was able to wait...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 8 January 2018
Amazing trip

The guide is humor and the trip is very well organized and fairly priced. Highly recommended to join.

Date of experience: December 2017
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