An exploration into the more difficult to reach ice caves of Vatnajökull.
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. The level of this tour is hard.
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.
What you will get from us to carry with you. This is depending on conditions so some gear might be left behind.
– Climbing helmet and a headlamp (always)
– Crampons to walk on the glacier (if needed)
– Walking harness (if needed)
– Ice axe (if needed)
– Light weight rubber boots to be able to cross a small stream to go in the ice cave (if
– Micro spikes to walk on slippery rocky terrain (if needed)
– Small 22 l bag that can be put on the back to carry the rubber boots (if needed)
– Woolen socks
– Good waterproof hiking boots, high with good ankle support (can be rented from us)
– Base layer- wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Light and comfortable hiking trousers softshell for example (no jeans!)
– Wind and waterproof trousers
– Full sleeve base layer wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Thin fleece or similar
– Thick warm fleece, or puffy jacket down or synthetic, or just a nice warm jacket.
– Wind and waterproof jacket.
– Gloves. It´s good to have two pairs.
– Warm hat/beanie that might work under a helmet.
Note: beaine’s with pompom are not recommended since the pompom does not go
under the helmet.
– Buff or balaclava or neck gaiter.
– Backpack 28-40 L, that can room your equipment, camera food and drink for the day
and so on.
– Food for 6 hours tour
– 1-2 sandwiches depending on how much you need.
– 700 ml – 1 L of water or something else you like to drink (non alcoholic).
– Some energy rich and light food like 2-3 chocolate bars or something similar.
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