Overview

This Amazing Diamond Ice Cave and Monster Truck tour is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Be one of the first to step foot into this newly discovered ice cave and enjoy the ride with an 8x8 wheel glacier truck!

Highlights

  • Langjökull Glacier
  • Monster Truck
  • Ice Cave

This tour combines two of the best things – a visit to the recently discovered Diamond Ice Cave and a ride on an 8x8 wheel Monster Truck, called Sleipnir. Sleipnir is specifically designed to travel on hostile glacier terrain, so you can feel safe. The leather seats, skyline windows, and AC system will provide maximum comfort on your 40-minute ride to the ice cave.

Diamond Ice Cave is a newly-found miracle on Langjökull Glacier. Its crystal blue color resembles a sparkling diamond – that's where the name comes from. You’ll have a full 40 minutes to enjoy the ice cave and take memorable pictures.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability Nov - March
Duration 4-5 hours
Departs From Skjól
Level Moderate
Minimum age 8 years

From

154
Per Adult(16+)
    • No booking fees
    • Fast & secure payment
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What's included

Included

  • Transportation in a regular and monster truck Sleipnir 8x8
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Local, English Speaking Guide

What to bring

  • Warm and Waterproof Outdoor Clothing
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Winter Boots or Hiking Shoes
  • Camera/Phone for Amazing Photo Opportunities

Not Included

  • Meals (Can be Bought at Meeting Point at Skjól Bistro)

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Please note

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During the tour you will be provided with the safety equipment, and our professional guide who knows ice caves inside out.

Ice Cave tours are weather dependent. Your safety is of the utmost importance and therefore tours sometimes must be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or other safety, therefore we suggest to pay close attention before you begin your journey.

This tour is suitable for anyone who is in good physical shape.

FAQ

Iceland is known for colourful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.

Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers.  3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.

Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.

Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch and some extra clothing.

You can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on every glacier tour that we offer.

When glacier hiking you will be provided with an ice axe, harness and helmet. This will help you to complete the tour safely. The minimum size is 35.

When snow stays long enough in one place it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. As there is a lot of snow in Iceland,  it forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home to Europe’s largest glacier named Vatnajökull. This Glacier Guide will also tell you everything you may want to know about Glaciers.

Rain is not uncommon in Iceland. However, we do not let the rain stop our tours. This is why having appropriate clothing is very important to keep you warm and dry. Nature is not something that we can control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. If your safety is compromised by going on the tour, we will cancel and you will be fully refunded.

This guide to Glacier Hiking includes all the information you might need when preparing for a glacier hike.

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