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Crystal Ice Cave Adventure provided by Glacier Adventure

Crystal Ice Cave Adventure

Crystal Ice Cave Adventure
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Helmet
  • Ice axe, harness and crampons if needed
  • Guided tour with a local
  • Super jeep ride
Exclusions
  • Good shoes or hiking boots
  • 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.
  • Thin had and gloves
  • Camera (optional)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Glacier Adventure, Hali 2, Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age: 10 years old, children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Meeting point: Hali Country Hotel reception
  • Area: South East Iceland
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Type: Half day-tour
  • Group max: 12 persons
  • Group min: 2 persons
  • Rain gear available for hire on request
  • Hiking boots available for hire on request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Helmet
  • Ice axe, harness and crampons if needed
  • Guided tour with a local
  • Super jeep ride
Exclusions
  • Good shoes or hiking boots
  • 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.
  • Thin had and gloves
  • Camera (optional)
Departure details
  • Glacier Adventure, Hali 2, Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age: 10 years old, children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Meeting point: Hali Country Hotel reception
  • Area: South East Iceland
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Type: Half day-tour
  • Group max: 12 persons
  • Group min: 2 persons
  • Rain gear available for hire on request
  • Hiking boots available for hire on request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
133 reviews
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Anahita G
New York City, NY8 contributions
Oct 2021
This was a truly spectacular experience and I'm so happy that we decided to do the tour with Glacier Adventure. The ice cave was beautiful, but the tour made the experience one of a kind. To begin with we were only 10 people in total making for an intimate and not overcrowded experience. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He taught us a lot about ice caves, glaciers, and life in Iceland living outside Reykjavik. He even stopped earlier along the drive to the glacier for a requested hop off photo-op before continuing on. He informed us of the itinerary right from the get go and explained that we would be taking a van on a short drive (mainly off-road and very bumpy) headed to a car park before embarking on a mainly flat 20 minute walk to the mouth of the cave. If you get motion sickness this short drive will throw you around and make you queasy. The hike that followed was easy to complete with the biggest hurdle being a small single lane footbridge crossing. Once inside the cave we did bump into about 2 other tour groups, however, the cave was spacious enough that the groups moved fluidly and there were many opportunities to take photos of the cave without anyone in view. At the time we went this ice cave off Breiðamekurjökull glacier was the only one formed so it's understandable that all the ice cave tours would be going there. Having done extensive research on ice cave tours before booking I can say one of the biggest advantages to this tour is that it starts earlier than most so you will be one of the first groups getting to the caves. On our walk back to the car park we ran into several other tours embarking towards the cave. With that many people inside it would definitely be more crowded than what we experienced. The ice cave had two different openings and a deeper crevice you could follow within the second. Once inside our lovely guide gave a quick intro and then let us meander around on our own for some time which was fantastic. He then moved us to the second part of the cave and again gave us some personal time before leading us into the deeper passage with hard hats and lights for a short tour before we headed back to the van. Overall, we spent a good 2/3 of the tour inside the cave and got some stunning views and photos. Our guide was always there if you needed help or had questions, but he let us mainly explore on our own. All this made for a fantastic excursion. My husband and I were thrilled with our experience and would really recommend this tour and Glacier Adventure to anyone going to Iceland.

Side Note: For anyone wondering, yes the ice caves really are that blue! We were fortunate enough to be inside on a sunny day and the shades of blue were breathtaking.
Written 20 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierAdventureTour
Thank you for such a nice review!😊 We always try to avoid the crowd in the cave, what is not always possible obviously, but we are always very happy when we manage to😉 Really nice to hear that you've enjoyed the BLUE-TIFUL ice cave😍 Best wishes, Žanet
Written 21 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ewa
Liphook, UK1 contribution
This was the highlight of our trip to Iceland. We are so pleased we have booked this trip we actually did the glacial walk and then visited 2 caves, one was blue and amazing and the other one was stunning as well. Our guide Mike was excellent, very knowledgeable, gave us good suggestions where to go in Iceland, and also he took some wonderful snaps with his professional camera! One of them is so incredible it is worthy framing! ! Really the pictures you see on the internet do not do itself justice… what you will experience is truly magical.. and it is worth every penny!!
Written 14 January 2022
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GlacierAdventureTour
Thank you so much for your kind words, Ewa.😊 We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree, Mike is truly a gem to have on our team! Glad to hear you had a great time with him inside the beautiful blue frozen world! Best wishes, Žanet
Written 10 February 2022
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Zak G
68 contributions
We have booked the crystal ice caving tour with glacier adventure and our guide was Zanet. The experience was extremely amazing. I have never seen anything that beautiful in my life. It was very well organized and we got to see amazing colors and crystals. I truely recommend to book your tour with Zanet, she is extremely funny friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. It was a small hike to the glacier until we went in. They provided helmets and ice chains for the boots. Zanet is a geniune hiker/ice climber/rock climber snd really experienced. This is a message for all the hiking/rock climbing /ice climbing communities around the world, please support Zanet and glacier adventures
Written 20 April 2022
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GlacierAdventureTour
Hello Zak, thank you for the awesome review and your recommendation!😊 I am very glad, that you had such a great experience and that you will keep that day as your favorite memory. I really enjoyed having you on my tour! Thanks for joining us and next time I'll see you for some ice climbing!😉 Best wishes, Žanet
Written 25 April 2022
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Giacomo A
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Taking the Crystal Ice Cave Adventure was one of the highlights of our Ring Road trip. We were extremely lucky to go on the tour completely alone: my girlfriend and I, and Ladislav, Glacier Adventure's guide.
On our way to the cave, Ladislav was chatty, friendly and provided us with many interesting insights on Vatnajökull and the sorroundings.
Upon our arrival, we had the irreplicable chance to visit the site for a few minutes all on our own, before the next guided tour arrived. Ladislav took some memorable pictures of us and waited until we felt we had explored every corner of the area.
Before parting ways, he shared his favourite spots in the South of Iceland with us, providing useful tips for the rest of our journey.
Even though Glacier Adventures is relatively cheap in comparison with other tour operators in the area, as mainland Europeans we still felt that the service was overpriced. But, hey, that's the Icelandic economy!
On a conclusive note, we enjoyed an unforgettable adventure also due to some fortuitous circumstances that allowed us to take the tour in - almost - complete privacy. Had we shared a crowded cave with 50 other tourists, which seems to be the standard experience, we would have not rated this tour with five stars.
Written 16 February 2020
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GlacierAdventureTour
Hi Giacomo, thank you for such a heartwarming review!😊 It's so nice to hear, that you've enjoyed it so much and that you will keep this experience as your favorite memory, along with your pictures, that will make your friends jealous! I will let Ladislav know, how satisfied you were with the trip. Thanks again! Best wishes, Žanet
Written 12 February 2022
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Luelmodent
Madrid, Spain35 contributions
Mar 2022
Best day in our trip to Iceland was thank to Haukur and Glacier Adventure. In this tour you will learn more about glaciers and some geology, you will drive in an awesome 4x4 truck through rivers and rocks, then you will experiment how is to walk in pure ice with crampons to get to one of the sickest places I have seen in my life, the Blue Rose. A moulin that will jaw drop you, a small crack with the bluest ice you have probably seen. Also the caves, even if it was crowded, deserves a mention. If you look for one of this very popular tours, my advice is to do it with Glacier Adventure. This guys are serious and you can see they love what they do.
Written 14 March 2022
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GlacierAdventureTour
Thank you for the great review and your recommendation.😊 Yes, we believe it's important both to have fun and to understand how the glacier is formed and affected by the climate change. We are glad that you appreciate learning about it, while experiencing it, that's the best combo.😉 Haukur will be very pleased with your feedback and I'll be sure to pass it on. Best wishes, Žanet
Written 18 March 2022
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rene z
Tamarindo, Costa Rica181 contributions
Aug 2021
We had the best possible experience as we were eight people in the group (of which four were my family) and Zanet, our guide was not only fun but very enthusiastic about taking us in the ice cave and then hiking in the glacier. Our tour was supposed to be 4 hours and ended up being almost 6 hours. She made sure we had a real feeling about what an glacier expedition is like even though it was just a small sample of it.
Safety was a primary concern throughout the journey and she was very patient with the different physical abilities of the people in the group.
Couldn't have been better!
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GlacierAdventureTour
Hi Rene, thank you for the kind words!😊 It's nice to hear that you've enjoyed it so much. There is so much to explore and learn about the frozen glacial world!:) Thank you one more time for taking the time to leave an excellent rating. We really appreciate it! I really enjoyed having you on my tour. Best wishes, Žanet
Written 21 December 2021
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Gereminho
London, United Kingdom17 contributions
Dec 2021
Such a great way to spend the afternoon. Our guide Žanet was brilliant, super friendly and knowledgeable and was more than happy to take photos for us.

The glacier itself is beautiful and the blue colour inside the cave, you really have to see it to believe it. Even walking from the drop off to the point to the glacier is cool, it feels like you’re on a different planet.

The ride to the glacier is very bumpy and takes about 20-30mins, so if you a prone to car sickness, beware!

Fantastic experience, highly recommend
Written 4 January 2022
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GlacierAdventureTour
Thank you so much for your 5-star review!😊 We are very glad that you had a great time and especially that you managed to take amazing pictures to bring back home and make your friends jealous!😉 It was really nice to have you on my tour, thanks for joining us! Kindest regards, Žanet
Written 8 January 2022
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Pia
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
It was amazing. On the way to the parking our guide Agnes told us interesting facts about island and the glacier as well as vulcanos. She was very nice. After we arrived at the parking spot, we walked with her to the ice cave about 20 min. The ice cave ist just amazing, when your are in Island you have to do it and I can recommend glacier adventures definitely.
Written 27 November 2021
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GlacierAdventureTour
Hi Pia, thank you for the review and your recommendation!😊 Agnes will be very pleased with your feedback and I'll be sure to pass it on. We agree the ice cave is truly remarkable this year. Glad you will keep this experience as your favorite memory. Best wishes, Žanet
Written 6 December 2021
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Sarah C
Belfast, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020
This experience was incredible.

We had Mike as our guide, who was engaging, friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour that extra bit special.

We met at the cute base where we got hot coco and prepared for the adventure,. Helmets and spikes for shoes were all provided with the option to rent boots also.
The small group experience was great and much more intimate allowing engagement with everyone from tour guide Mike.

The cave itself was beyond beautiful and exactly what I imagined, stalactites and a blue crystal ice.

Mike helped everyone with advice on camera settings and in taking photos, showing us the ins and outs of the cave, we all even spent a moment at the back of the cave, taking in the atmosphere and beauty surrounding us.

I really recommend the company and tour and would like to try the longer tour when I next return to Iceland. The small group, unique cave and great guide make this company stand out.

Thanks for the great experience!!
Written 7 January 2020
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GlacierAdventureTour
Thank you for the great review and your recommendation.😊 It's nice to hear that you've enjoyed it so much. Mike will be very pleased with your feedback and I'll be sure to pass it on. It's great that you managed to take the awesome pictures and you can keep this memory forever!😉 Best wishes, Žanet
Written 18 March 2022
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Melanie H
Cologne, Germany6 contributions
Mar 2020
We had a great day at the glacier cave. In the morning weather conditions had ben rough. Due to a lot od new sown and wind it was hard for the guides to find there way thru the national park - since it is only allowed to drive on the roads which could not be seen anymore. Galcier advantage was the first supplier starting the tours in the morning and still found there way to not dissapoint their customers. This also had the benefit to be the only group at the glacier since other supplier did not start their tours yet.
Out guide was ver friendly, experienced and told a lot of interesting inisghts. In the cave he helped a lot in taking great pictures from the participants ! This was so valuable.
The natural experience is payless and worth the money we spend.
Our group was 8 people - very reasonable size and much smaller than other groups we saw arriving later.
Thanks a lot for this awesome day we had!
Written 23 March 2020
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GlacierAdventureTour
Hi Melanie, thank you for such a heartwarming review!😊 It's nice to hear that you've enjoyed it so much. The weather in Iceland can be really challenging and it's part of the experience!:) Thank you one more time for taking the time to leave an excellent rating. We really appreciate it! I will let all the team know how satisfied you were! Glad you will keep this experience as your favorite memory. Best wishes, Žanet
Written 8 January 2022
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A MUST in Iceland
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Unique experience
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Best Day in Iceland
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Wonderful experience
Amazing experience! Our tour guide was so informative, helpful, funny, and also a great photographer! We took a 2 y
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Walk on the glacier, went into Mullans and Ice cave
My husband son and I had an great experience on this tour. Our guide was very nice and experienced and we will reme
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An Unforgettable Experience
I recommend this tour! It was definitely my favorite part of my Iceland trip. Žanet is an amazing guide. She was pa
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Fascinating experience
Great tour with a really knowledgeable and relaxed guide. We were able to take our children (who loved the huge je
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A unique and breathtaking experience!
Although the whether was not friendly today (strong wind with rain and hail), it is still a very worthy experience.
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Žanet is a wonderful guide ! I highly recommend her to you !
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