Private Ice cave tours

JOIN US FOR A PRIVATE ICE CAVE TOUR IN ICELAND

We offer private ice cave tour in Iceland with a professional AIMG glacier guide. We are visiting an ice cave in the southeast of Iceland.

Ice cave season is between 15th of November and 31st of March.

We can suit the tour to your needs, so you can get all the best from it. We can leave early for sunrise tours, arrive before the crowds, camp out for one night or just make extra time for you in the cave to take photos, we can also help you to photograph in the cave.

We are visiting a remote ice cave on our tour, we try to visit the best ice cave available at every time.

Duration of the tour: We offer a short tour (between 3 to 4 hours) and a longer one (between 6 to 8 hours).

Pick up locations: We can pick you up anywhere between Höfn and Jökulsárlón

Level of difficulty: Moderate to hard

How much walking: Around 5 kilometers in total, can take from 3-4 hours for the short tour. Most part of the walking is on glacier ice and part on a rocky surface. On the longer tour, it can go up to 10km according to the participant’s stamina and location of the tour.

Size of group: We only offer private tours, unless asked for others (so just you and your friends or family)

When do we operate the tour: The ice cave season is from the beginning of November till mid of March.

Minimum age: For those tours, it is 12 years old. We will though gladly organize a tour for you and your children, that fits their age and needs. Send us a special request for that.

MUST READ: Ice cave tours are weather dependent tours. Your safety is the most important part of the tour for us. Due to weather or dangerous condition we may have to cancel ice cave tours with very short notice. We will always refund you fully in case of cancellation. But we, of course, try to arrange another tour for you instead if possible. Many things can change the conditions of the ice cave in a very short matter of time, therefore we like to be in personal contact with our clients and keep them informed throughout the whole journey from booking until after the tour.

All our ice cave tours are guided by professional AIMG glacier guides. All the guides are local from the area with many years of experience.

Since we are a small family company it’s either guided by Solla or Guillaume, you can read more about them here.

We will drive you to and from the glacier in our 4×4 Land Rover Defender. We can pick you up anywhere between Höfn and Jökulsárlón.

We will provide all technical gear such as:

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Microspikes (if needed)
  • Helmet
  • Headlamp (if needed)
  • Harness

The personal gear you need to bring for the ice cave tour is

  • Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
  • Base Layer
  • Hiking pants and jacket or similar
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • Lunch, snacks, and water
  • Small backpack to carry the snacks, camera, and etc..
  • Sunglasses in case it’s sunny.
  • Camera or something to document the spectacular scenery. (for enthusiastic photographers we recommend to take a tripod)
  • For more specific tour other things might be needed and then they are listed out personally to you.

To book a tour, you’ll need to send us a request at info@localicelander.is, with the date you would like to take the tour and the number of participants.

We will try to reply as soon as we can and stay in touch with you to plan the tour according to your traveling schedule.

It’s important to notice that the tours are dependant on the weather so it can be canceled or reschedule on very short notice.

Short tour

30000kr/pers (minimum 2 persons).

Long tour

45000kr/pers (minimum 2 persons).

 

For special requests such as longer time or special projects, the price may vary.

Please send us the details of your project and we will send you a quote and discuss it with you.

Photos from the tour

Ice cave tour
Ice cave tour
Ice cave tour
Ice cave tour
Ice cave tour

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