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Vatnajokull Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon

Ice Cave & Glacier lagoon from Reykjavik

Glacier hike to a natural ice cave in Vatnajokull glacier, biggest glacier in Iceland. Then you will go to the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon!

Glacier-Hiking Ice-Caving

This full day tour from Reykjavik is a must do during your stay in Iceland. Into the glacier & Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon all in one tour, that takes you from Reykjavik to the biggest glacier in Iceland. This is for sure a full day of activities and adventures!

  • Availability
    November 1st - May 15th
  • Duration
    16 - 17 hours
  • Level
  • Pickup
  • Meet on location
  • Min. Age
  • Ratio
  • Price
    29.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Ice Cave
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Vatnajokull Glacier
Diamond Beach
Glacier hike
Pick-up from Reykjavik
Guided glacier hike to a natural ice cave

Pick up starts at 7 am from your Reykjavik pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We start the day in Reykjavik and head to Vatnajokull Nation Park in South East of Iceland. We will drive down the south coast of Iceland and have a lunch at the entrance to the national park in Skaftafell. After that, we go to the roots of Falljokull glacier where we gear up for the glacier hike. Falljokull is a part of Vatnajokull glacier which is Europe’s largest glacier. When ready we will hike up to the ice cave located on the glacier. It is a fun and easy hike and when the visibility is good you will be able to enjoy the fantastic scenery from the glacier. We will spend about half an hour exploring the unique ice cave, and remember to bring your camera for the ice cave! Afterward, we hike down the glacier through the adventurous landscape of the glacier.

When we are off the glacier we will drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Jokulsarlon is world famous for its immense beauty and magnificence. At the glacier lagoon, it is possible to walk down to the diamond beach. Diamond beach takes its name from the big chunks of ice that have washed up onto the black sand beach. You will have time to walk on the beach and explore the glacier lagoon. Jokulsarlon is also the perfect place for some scenery photos.

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries? 
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.

Where do you offer pick up’s from in Reykjavík?

We offer pick-ups from most known hotels, hostels and guesthouses in the capital area. We do not pick up from Airbnb. To make the process of finding the nearest pick-up location to your accommodation easier we have made a map of the locations.

How is it best to be ready for a pick up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick up time since you could be our first pick up. It’s usually best to wait outside your pick up location but if it’s cold the lobby is perfectly fine.

Note that if the lobby up a couple of floors (like for example at Loft hostel) it’s best to come down.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. 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 favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our jeep tours (to be found here) are also suitable for all ages. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

What is a safety briefing?

Before starting any of our more technical trips, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their particular trip. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

Last we would like to underline how important it is to dress according to instructions of the tour and the weather of the day. Always read the “what to bring” very well.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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