When and where can you visit Ice caves?

Ice caves are an mazing feature of Icelandic nature. Read more about them here.
November 29, 2017
Travel Reykjavík

Iceland´s nature is fascinating. All year you can visit our famous waterfalls such as Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss. And of course Gullfoss on  the golden circle with Geysir and Þingvellir.  With increasing winter traffic the Northern Lights have become one of the major magnets in winter.

Another amazing natural feature are ice caves. But what are they and where can we see them?

Natural ice caves usually form in late October or early November at the edge of Vatnajökull glacier. They then do melt in early March. This of course can depend on the weather and how the winter is, so in between they may not be safe to visit if temperatures are too high. To get to see them you have to at least estimate two days. Vatnajökull is in the south east and in winter the drive can take quite a while. Also you do not want to miss on the sites you have along your way and nearby. On the way you find The waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the town of Vík with its black beach. And of course nearby you have Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Skaftafell national park. 

For those with less time on their hands or travelling in summer a new option has opened up:

The Ice tunnel. Located in Langjökull glacier this man made ice tunnel is reachable in a day tour. The entrance is on the western side of the glacier which allows you to combine the visit with some amazing sites in the west of Iceland. On your way to basecamp you can visit Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. And also Deildartunguhver hot spring. In Summer you can make your way to base camp or get picked up from Húsafell. In winter we recommend you just meet the tour at Húsafell where you can also warm up before and/or after the tour.

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