How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave?

  • How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave?
Nov 1 2017

How cool is a selfie inside the spectacular formation of a blue ice cave? To enter an ice cave placed under and at the end of a glacier tongue is a unique experience.  The caves are natural wonder created by mother nature during summer and accessible during winter.  In the spring when temperature rises and glaciers are exposed to the sun, ice melts and water filled with mud and rocks finds its way under the glacier crawling to the edge of the glacier tongue.  In the process, the rivers under the glaciers polish the ice and create caves.  When winter returns, the melting and floods come to an end, and the caves become accessible, and you can enter this dreamlike world of blue ice caves.

Ice cave near Jökulsárlón

Inside the icecave

Accessible during November until March

One of the most popular and most accessible places to explore an ice cave is Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue at the edge of the large ice cap Vatnajökull in southeast Iceland.  Although the caves are accessible from the Ring Road, the dirt road to the caves are quite challenging and at some points dangerous. It is a deceiving place as some of the harsh dirt roads are actually placed on ice with possible crevasses under the road. So driving on the roads requires some local knowledge.  The roads are also hard to drive and more or less only fit for large modified 4X4 vehicles.  And anyhow you should only enter an ice cave with a guide and equipped with the appropriate gear.

The magnificent world of icecaves

The wonderland of an icecave

Placed near the Jökulsárlón lagoon

Visiting an ice cave is one of the exciting things you can do in Iceland during winter.  Although this season is the most interesting for tourists, there are many things you can do and experience.  Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon is one of the natural wonders you can visit and enjoy all year round. Most of the companies and guides offering ice cave tours operate from the Jökulsárlón center.  Our tour was with one of the most experienced companies, South East, and its owner Siggi litli (Little Siggi).

Tours and things to do in the Southern Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the Southern Region. A tour from Reykjavík or Reykjanesbær by the airport. A whale watching tour, a tour to the highland and much more.

Ice cave

Natural wonders, ice cave, icberg lagoon, northern lights

The south coast of Iceland is the home of some stunning natural wonders and spectacular places to visit.  This tour highlights the iceberg lagoon Jökulsárlón, the Diamond beach, a visit to an actual Ice cave, and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.  As evening approaches on our way back to Reykjavík, we start looking for the Northern light’s and make a stop if we spot a glimpse of Aurora Borealis.


South Region in Iceland
A trip to an ice cave is indeed a unique experience

A trip to an ice cave is indeed a unique experience 

It gives you a chance to store in your memory a place you rarely have an opportunity to visit anywhere else.  It is a visit under the edge of a glacier tongue located at Vatnajökull National Park. You are practically inside Europe’s largest glacier experiencing the interaction of light and ice in a breathtaking way that words can barely describe.

Southern Region Iceland
2 Day South Coast Tour - Blue Ice cave - Jökulsárlón - and more

Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara 

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.

Global Warming and Climate change adventure tour in Iceland

With a combination of travel and lectures, Geocamp Iceland and Hit Iceland offer a unique opportunity to get a view of and understand how climate change is affecting our planet in the form of a tour.  The trip takes you through exotic locations of volcanoes, glaciers, ice tongues, canyons, craters, lagoons, deep highland, small fishing towns, and other relevant and interesting places.  Our approach for this tour is based on geology, environmental science, and changes in nature.  We will also visit fishing villages to highlight how changes in the environment and natural resources affect various communities and their economy.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

Geysir hot spring in Haukadalur

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.