Crystal Ice Cave Adventure with Glacier Adventure

  • Departure Times: 9:00 & 13:00
  • 3 – 3,5 hoursapprox. 45 minutes in the ice cave
  • Level: EasyFor those who can walk on a rocky trail & can spend a couple hours outdoors in most conditions. Our easiest offering to see an ice cave/glacier up close.
  • 12 Guests : 1 Guide
  • Breiðarmerkurjökull, Vatnajökull National ParkMeeting Point: Hali (Glacier Adventure)

Breiðamerkurjökull Crystal Ice Cave

When joining Glacier Adventure for an Ice Cave Tour you will get a personal experience from a local company. During this tour, you will explore a natural Blue Ice Cave in Breiðarmerkurjökull, an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull the largest glacier in Europe. 

It is such a unique experience to be able to stand inside an ancient glacier and the picturesque blue ice will make you feel like you are in a fairytale. The Ice Caves are constantly changing and we can spot changes from day to day. This is truly a unique experience!

Certified glacier guides take you on an unforgettable journey into the glacier. You will learn facts about the glacier and the history of the region and get the perfect instagram photo. 

Find tutorial material on how to take the perfect photo:
Blog: Taking good ice cave photos with a smartphone
YouTube: How to take Ice cave photos with mobile phone

For those who want more adventure, take a look at our longer tour, including additional glacier walk, ice tunnels Blue Ice Cave Adventure tour.

From meeting at Hali base camp we will transport you towards the glacier on our modified jeeps, the drive takes approx. 30-40 minutes. From the parking lot, we will walk towards the glacier in a lunar landscape that has been shaped through the years by the retrieving glacier, the walk takes approx.  30-40 minutes.

The total duration of the tour is between 3 and 4 hours, ~45 minutes inside the ice cave. This tour is easy-moderated and family-friendly. You will not walk on the Glacier during this tour.
Minimum age is 10 years old

Quick Facts

Distance Approx.3-5 km
Group min: 2 persons
Group max: 12 person

Price Includes

  • Guided tour with a local guide
  • Helmet, Crampons and headlamp if needed

Good to have in mind

Our meeting point is located at our Glacier Adventure Base Camp, just a few steps away from Hali Country Hotel. We are located 13 km east of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and 67 km west of Höfn. We recommend being there at least 20 minutes before departure time.

You will find the Glacier Adventure meeting point on Google Maps here   

Driving in the winter time can take much longer than expected. We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before the tour. Here you can find accommodation suggestions.
You can find useful information about the weather at the Icelandic Met Office and live road conditions at the Icelandic Road Administration

Disclaimer: All glacier trips are taken at the responsibility of participants. Glacier Adventure does not take responsibility for accidents which are caused by their customers or can be traced to their own actions.

Needed Equipment

No matter where you’re going in Iceland, it’s important to choose the right clothing and dress according to weather. We strongly recommend dressing in layers so it is easy to take off or put on layers depending on weather.
  • Good waterproof shoes with ankle support (hiking boots )
  • Thermal underwear
  • Wool/fleece thermal mid-layer
  • Hiking pants
  • Waterproof pants & jacket
  • Gloves & hat
  • Socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Reusable Water-bottle(something easy to eat, such as sandwiches, bars, trail mix etc.)
  • Light Snack(500ml minimum)
  • Camera (optional)

Glacier Adventure reserves the rights to refuse participation of clients if not dressed according to weather since this will put the clients at risk. In such circumstances no refunds shall be given.



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