ICE CAVE & NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS
Ice Cave & Northern Lights Tours – the No.1 Thing to Do in Iceland in the Winter!
Goecco & Icelandic Ice Cave Guides have specialized in Ice Cave Tours since 2013.
We were the first company taking guests from Reykjavik to the blue ice caves in Vatnajokull Glacier. Since then we have finetuned our tours to make them better every season.
The ice cave part is delivered only by our own professional team of glacier experts – we never use any subcontractors. So when you go with us you get a personal tour in a small group.
This is how we do Northern Lights Tours
All our Ice Cave tours departing from Reykjavik also include Northern Lights scouting. As the Northern Lights are far from on every night we always recommend booking a tour that includes another activity. In this way, you don’t waste your time in Iceland. We can never guarantee to see the Northern Lights, but we have very good Northern Lights sightings on our winter tours as we choose accommodation with less light pollution.
If you want to know more about the Northern Lights we have collected all the information in a guide.
When is the best time of year to visit Iceland’s ice caves?
The main season in Iceland runs throughout the winter season from November to late March. This is when it is cold enough for the caves to become stable to visit and explore. The caves are also known as the Crystal Ice Caves form during the summer and become accessible in the Winter. The best months for ice caves are usually January and February when it is coldest.
Can you see Glacier Caves in Iceland in the Summer?
You can’t see the blue caves in Vatnajokull in the Summer. However, you can see the man-made glacier cave in Langjokull Glacier. It is a totally different experience, but you will get a good feel for being inside a glacier. We can also recommend going on a glacier hike where you will see ice tunnels, ice formations and see blue ice. You can also go to Perlan in Reykjavik and see a great interactive exhibition about ice caves and glaciers: https://perlan.is/en/exhibitions/glaciers-ice-cave/
How to Choose the Right Tour?
It is never recommended to visit an ice cave without a professional guide. It also takes modified strong, 4x4, vehicles with experienced drivers to get to the cave area as there is barely any road – most of the driving is through glacier territory which includes dangerous quicksand. So do not venture out on your own.
We offer 4 different ice cave tours. Depending on your time and budget you can choose from just the caving part to one, two and three-day winter tours that will take you to the ice caves in Vatnajokull. The multiday tours also take you to other famous sights and include Northern Lights scouting. Plus they save you for a headache and stress that driving on the challenging winter roads in Iceland. All tours will take you to best Cave possible on the day.
We don’t use any sub-contractors but do the whole tour incl. the ice caving to give you the best and most professional experience.
Go for the 2 or 3 Day Ice Cave Tours if you want to travel slow, see more and get the full Icelandic winter experience.
If you have your own car just add the Ice Cave Tour from Glacier Lagoon also known as Jokulsarlon.
If you are travelling with kids, choose or special Private Family Ice Cave Tour.
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