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Mountaineering Ice cave tour


In end of summer each year Einar Rúnar Sigurðsson owner and lead guide of FromCoastToMountains starts looking for the ice caves for the winter. Normally he finds around 20 ice caves in several different locations on the south side of Vatnajökull, sometimes they are special and sometimes not as special but become very special in the right light and conditions.

Some of the best ice caves are often quite far up the valley, and it might be very hard to get a big group there, while one qualified mountain guide with 1 or 2 clients on a short rope can easily get there. That’s why we will offer some Mountaineering Ice Cave Tour every week of winter 2017-18.

The cave we choose from day to day depends on the time of winter, weather and other conditions at the time. We always go to the most interesting ice cave available at each given time. We normally go into one cave per trip, but if there are more ice caves along the way that we would stop there too.

If you want to have a private tour for you alone with our mountain guide, you can simply book both the spaces. We guarantee that then we don’t add another client. The same applies if you want more serious mountaineering instead of having the main emphasis on getting to photograph an ice cave. Book both spaces, or have a like minded friend booking the other space, and let us know that ice climbing and mountaineering would be more important than a long time on photography, and we will plan the trip to suit you.


Late October – Late March


Challenging – If you are not up to about 8-10 km hike make sure you cook both spaces or have a friend booking the other space, and we will do a private trip that suits your ability


5 – 7 hours

Meeting point:

Fagurhólsmýri – please be there no later than 15 minutes prior to departure
GPS: Latitude: 63.879772 | Longitude: -16.643276

What to bring:

Hiking boots with ankle support, warm outdoor clothes, gloves, hat and a small backpack with some drinks and snacks. Tripod and a wide angle lens on your camera are recommended.
Good hiking boots are necessary since we have to hike through rocky ground and then a short distance on crampons, but you can rent boots from our partners Local Guide (in the same house we are leaving from).


Helmet, crampons and headlamp if needed
Guided tour with a local

Group Max Size:

1-2 people




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