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Learn more about ice caves by taking a helicopter to get to Skeiðarárjökull glacier. Here you'll get to explore the ice cave up close and enjoy its charm. This 1.5-hour tour will start at Skaftafell Terminal. Once you're in a helicopter, it will take you to Skeiðarárjökull glacier. On your way there, you'll have the opportunity to watch the glacier from above. The tour will continue with a guided trip to the insides of the glacier ice cave.

Highlights

  • Scenic helicopter ride
  • Vatnajökull glacier
  • Ice cave
  • Skaftafell National Park

Included

  • Guided helicopter tour
  • Safety equipment
  • Ice caving
  • Small personal group experience

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm head wear
  • Gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Thermal underwear
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability Nov - Mar
Duration 1.5 hour
Departs From Skaftafell
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 14 years
Ratio 1:4 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

Your tour will start from Skaftafell Terminal, where you'll be greeted by your guide and pilot, who will tell you all about the flight route and give out safety instructions. Please make sure to be there 15 minutes before the booked time. 

Once you're in a helicopter, you'll first experience Iceland's beauty from a bird's eye view. Among the stunning landscape, you'll also get to see the ice cave in all its glory from above. Take a minute to enjoy this moment, relax, and savor this experience. Soon you'll reach your destination – Skeiðarárjökull glacier. 

Skeiðarárjökull is a valley glacier that comes from the south part of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Once you've landed, you'll take a short path to a secret glacier ice cave. Here you'll continue on a glacier tunnel big enough to allow you to stand comfortably. You'll make your way through this icy corridor with your guide. 

While inside, you'll see shimmering blue and sapphire colors, distinctive shapes, and unique patterns on ice walls. All this remarkable atmosphere will make you feel speechless as well as adventurous.

After your cave expedition, a helicopter brings you back to Skaftafell Terminal.

  • Minimum requirement: for the tour to take place, there's a 4-person minimum passenger requirement. Booking this tour for less than 4 people is possible, but please consider that you'll be put in a group with other travelers. 

  • Helicopter landings are only done when deemed safe by our pilots.

  • Please take into consideration the fact that ice caves change according to the season. Because of this reason, the view that you'll see during the tour might switch to the one shown in the pictures. 

FAQ

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, we offer a number of family-friendly tours and activities. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

The first step is to make sure your credit card provider allows you to make payments in Canadian Dollars (CAD) or American Dollars (USD) if you have selected.

In some cases, your credit card company would need to pre-authorize the transaction for you before you can process the transaction online.

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