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Ice Cave Discovery

Full day ice cave and glacier hike

6 hours

Starting at 34.900 ISK


The Ice Cave Discovery is a full day adventure in winter conditions  and our guides’ favourite winter trip. Hiking  across the glacier, we  reach remote locations and beautiful features keeping our groups  small  (maximum 9 clients).

In addition to a super jeep ride through the glacier valley, bridge crossings over glacial streams, and visiting ice caves, we hike on the glacier for 1,5-2h total. During this tour, we will visit 1 ice cave as well as some beautiful glacier features. Our winter 2023-2024 tour also visits the Blue Diamond ice cave and is a good option for those wanting to add a  little extra to their trip. 

From the meeting location at Jökulsárlón, we begin our journey  in a modified super jeep to reach the base of the glacier. During the  hike we will make our way up and across the glacial tongue to  interesting features and ice caves, with plenty of time to explore, take  photos, and have a short lunch break.

Ice caves are constantly  evolving, the average caves are from 30-100m in length. When scouting  for caves we look not only at the size but also the colours and overall  experience.

Please note that we will not be the only group visiting the ice cave. We  try to accurately represent the cave as you would experience and be  able to photograph it yourself. Visit our instagram @localguide to see  photos we’ve been tagged in as well as those we have posted throughout  the season.

Please wear warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, a hat and  gloves. We recommend thicker, woollen socks, avoiding cotton clothing  and bringing layers.

Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1000 ISK.

A  small backpack for an extra layer, water bottle and lunch. The cafe at  Jökulsárlón may be open before the tour starts for snacks but we advise  buying something more substantial (e.g. a sandwich) the day/night  before.

All our public tours are subject to 24h cancellation policy with a full refund. Please read more about it here.

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What's included?

- Local Ice Cave Guide - Any safety glacier gear needed for the tour - 4x4 ride from our base to the glacier

What do I need to bring?

Hiking boots with ankle support, warm and waterproof outdoor clothes, gloves, hat and a small backpack with some drinks and snacks. Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, you can rent boots from us on location for 1.000 ISK


Day 1: In winter please consider the weather conditions and arrive 20-25 minutes before your scheduled departure.

Our Local Guide base is located 370km east of Reykjavík at the main parking lot of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon by the main highway, road number 1. It is very difficult to miss as you  will see big ice bergs floating around and it’s across the road from  the Diamond Beach.

If you are taking a private tour it may be  possible to collect you from the hotel in the local area so please ask  us about this option.