Full day ice cave and glacier hike
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.
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.