With Local Guide


Led by a local guide | Natural unique |Ice cave | Photo opportunity


Local Guide is the first ice cave tour operator in Iceland, we started visiting the ice caves for the first time around 20 years ago.
In that time we have gathered a lot of knowledge how to get our clients to the best available cave of each day as the conditions of the caves change daily. In autumn each year we start looking for the ice caves for the winter. Normally we find caves in several different locations on the south side of Vatnajökull.

The cave we choose from day to day depends on the time of winter, time of day, weather and other conditions at the time. We always go to the most interesting cave available at each time. We normally go into one cave per trip.

The average duration of the tour is 2.5-3 hours, however this can change depending on how far we need to drive, how far we have to walk and how complicated the ice cave is (sometimes there is only a few meters walk from the car to the cave, other times it can be up to 1 km)

We do not only look at the size of the ice cave but the beauty and colours, the ice caves are normally from 30-100 meters long.


November 15th – March 18th




2 – 4 Hours

Meeting point:

Local Guide HQ in Fagurhólsmýri (N1 fuel automat at the same location)

1/2 hour east of Skaftafell and 1/2 hour west Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland.

GPS: N63° 52.865 W16° 38.780 (WGS84, Degree-Minutes.Minutes) or 63.881083 -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)

What to bring:

Good boots or hiking shoes are essential, as we sometimes need to put on crampons and sometimes the ground can be very muddy in or on the way to the ice cave. You can rent boots from us if it looks like your shoes are not suitable. Rental fee is 1000 ISK

Please wear warm outdoor clothing!


Experience travelling to and exploring an ice cave
Local ice cave guide
4×4 ride
We always go to the nicest ice cave that is possible at the time
All safety gears

Group Max Size:

12 people



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