Quick info

Tour name: Ice Cave Adventure

Age limit: 10 Years

Duration: 2,5-3,5 hours

Physical rating: Moderate

Meeting point: Hali Country Hotel reception (Meeting time is 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 intended for those who want to visit an ice cave, get great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience. 

The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón (www.hali.is). The tour, guided by a local guide from Hali, will take you through the region’s history from settlement until today.

Each autumn, Glacier Adventure goes for an ice cave hunt to use for adventures during the coming winter. Ice caves are formed by Mother Nature and therefore weather dependent. Some caves have to have temperature below zero, or no rainy days before our visit. In this tour we visit one ice cave and we always choose the best cave available according to safety and weather condition. This will affect both driving and walking time of the tour.

The tour can take between 2,5 – 5 hours. Driving to the location can take 25-45 minutes and the walk to the ice cave can take from 5 to 60 minutes. You should have in mind that the walking is always in the pure Icelandic nature on gravel and rough terrain.

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


  • Helmet and crampons if needed
  • Super jeep tour
  • 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 a tour

Glacier Adventure can´t guarantee that it is the only tour company visiting the ice cave during the 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.