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Crystal Ice Cave Adventure


    Tour Operator: Glacier Adventure     3h 30m     Travel method: Walking     Region: Southeast

In this ice cave tour you will experience natural unique ice caves in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap. The tour is intended for those who want to visit an ice cave, get great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience.
The tour can take between 3,5-4 hours. The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón (www.hali.is). The tour, guided by a local guide from Hali, will take you through the region’s history from settlement until today.
We spend about 30 minutes in the cave.  The age limit is 14 years old.
Please note!  We will not be the only group visiting the ice cave. This has become incredibly popular winter activity in Iceland.  Other tour companies bring guests to visit the cave which can cause it to be crowded. Please expect to share the cave with additional groups.
For photographers, we recommend this tour

Each autumn, Glacier Adventure goes for an ice cave hunt to use for adventures during the coming winter. Ice caves are formed by Mother Nature and therefore weather dependent. Some caves have to have temperature below zero, or no rainy days before our visit.
In this tour we visit one ice cave and we always choose the best cave available according to safety and weather condition. This will affect both driving and walking time of the tour. Driving to the location can take 35-45 minutes and the walk to the ice cave can take from 5 to 15 minutes. You should have in mind that the walking is always in the pure Icelandic nature on gravel and rough terrain
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Minimum age: 10 years
Difficulty: Moderate



What is included

-Helmet and crampons if needed-Super jeep tour

-Guided tour with a local

Important information



- Good shoes, hiking
boots if you have.

- Good clothing based on weather. 3 layers on top: base layer, light sweater like fleece and water or windproof top. Light warm pants and waterproof if needed.

- Gloves and thin hat- It is recommended that camera is brought along for the tour.





  Attention

Good to have in mind: 
- Be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time 
- Driving in Iceland in the winter time can take much longer than during the summer. We recommend you stay somewhere close to Hali the night before   a tour. You can find accommodation suggestion under useful information on our front page, www.glacieradventure.is
- You can find useful information about the weather at www.vedur.is and the road conditions at www.road.is
- Glacier Adventure can´t guarantee that it is the only tour company visiting the ice cave during the tour.


Ice Cave tours are weather dependent. Sometimes Ice Cave tours get cancelled with short notice due to safety or weather reasons. After a heavy rain previous days before the tour, the cave sometimes get´s full of water. It can also be too warm for us to enter the caves, the ice can be unstable and not safe to go under. If that happens, we usually have other options if the weather allows, Super Jeep and Glacier Explore, where we drive to the glacier edge and explore the glacier tongue with many amazing picture moments. You can read about the tour here. This tour we offer for a lower price. If you don´t want to take the Jeep tour we can also give you a 100% refund.

 

Disclaimer: Glacier trips are undertaken at the responsibility of participants. Glacier Adventure does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by it´s customers or can be traced to their own actions.

 

PHOTOS FROM EARLIER ICE CAVES (IT´S AN EVER CHANGING GLACIER AND WE FIND NEW ONES EVERY YEAR)



  Meeting Point Information

The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón (www.hali.is).

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