Quick info

Tour name: Blue Ice Cave Adventure

Age limit: 13 Years

Duration: 3,5-6 hours

Physical rating: Hard 

Departure from Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón (Meeting time 20 minutes before departure)

In this tour you will experience a unique ice cave in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap. The tour is suitable for those who want to visit a more isolated ice cave and more difficult to access. This tour offers you great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience. 

In this tour we visit one ice cave. This cave is more difficult to access and therefore we offer it as a more quiet and personal tour for our participants, where we have one guide for every 4 persons, and only up to 8 persons in each group. Our guides decide if it is safe enough to do the tour according to weather and safety conditions. If we cancel the tour due to weather or safety conditions it is refundable.

The ice cave tour can take between 3,5 – 6 hours. The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón (www.hali.is). The tour is guided by a specialist in glaciers and ice caves. Driving to the location can take 25 - 30 minutes and the walk to the ice cave can take 45-90 minutes. We spend approximately 1 hour in the cave. You should have in mind that the walking in this tour is always in the pure Icelandic nature on gravel, rough terrain and glacier.

Rented equipment: We have rain jackets and pants to rent for this tour if needed. Rental price for jacket and pants is 1.000.- ISK

The level of this tour is hard.


  • Helmet, headlamp,harness and crampons
  • Guided tour with a local

What to bring

  • 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

Good to know

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 the tour. 

Participants should be able to walk long distance in different situations.

Glacier Adventure can´t guarantee to be the only tour company visiting the ice cave during our tour

Meeting point

GlacierAdventures base is located at at small farm called Hali. Hali is 13 km east of the famous Jokulsarlon ( glacier lagoon ) and 67 km west of the small fishing town Hofn. Hali is approximately 400 km east of Reykjavík. It should be easy to find Hali, it is only 150 m from Road 1 and the house we meet our travelers is a restaurant and a museum that looks like a book shell.