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Crystal Ice Cave

Explore a stunning crystal ice cave in Europe's largest glacier Vatnajökull for a unique experience.

Price from 19.990 ISK per person.

Tour highlights
  • Crystal ice cave
  • Vatnajökull - Europe's largest glacier

Rated: Easy.
Duration: 2 – 3 hours.
Departure: From Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon at 9:15 am, 10:30, 11:45 am, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:45 pm. Please arrive 30 min prior to your departure.
Included: A guided visit to a crystal ice cave and all necessary glacier gear needed.
What to bring: 
Warm and waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots and headwear and gloves.
Minimum age: 10 years.
Group Maximum: 16 people.
* Please note that ice caves are an ever changing natural phenomenon and, therefore, unpredictable. We will visit one ice cave during the tour and the choice of a cave is based on conditions and safety.

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    A visit to a crystal cave is a once in a lifetime experience. The blue light seeping through the dense ice is unique and it gives the cave an adventurous atmosphere. This is definitely a must see for all and especially photographic enthusiasts! We pick you up at Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and drive to the edge of the glacier where we gear up and get ready for the caving. Once inside the Crystal cave, you will have about 45 minutes to explore its wonders at your own pace. Please be sure to dress in warm and preferably water resistant clothing and good hiking shoes. We recommend that you spend the night in the vicinity of Vatnajökull because the road and weather conditions can be unpredictable during the winter in Iceland. We also offer two and three-day tours with departure from Reykjavik that include the crystal cave.

    Please note that from 15th of December to 15th of January daylight in Iceland is limited. We would like to make it very clear that during this time our 14:30 and 15:45 departures will take place as darkness falls, and you will be visiting the Crystal Ice Cave in the dark. The advantages to visiting the ice cave at this time include a less crowded experience and of course, beautiful blue ice photographic opportunities! We also provide powerful head torches allowing you to light your way safely to, from and inside the ice cave.

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    Crystal Ice cave tour departs from Jökullárlón glacier lagoon wich is located 379km from Reykjavik which means, at least,  four and a half hour drive from Reykjavik in best conditionsWe recommend that you stay close to the glacier lagoon for one night, either before or after you visit the Ice cave. Please make sure to follow weather and road conditions before you take off – the weather can be totally different just out of the city. Safetravel gives warnings for the whole country.

    *There is no guaranty that our group will be alone in the cave, as the same cave is used by more tour operators. If you are looking for a more exclusive experience we recommend the Into the Glacier tour. *

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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