SAPPHIRE ICE CAVE TOUR
Led by a local guide | Natural unique | Ice Cave | Super Jeep ride | Small group | Emphasis on photography
(or similar ice cave if that one is impossible).
The Waterfall Ice Cave is more difficult to access and more adventurous than the normal ice cave tour that would normally go to the Crystal Ice Cave so we only take 1-5 clients on the departure.
On this about 5-6 hour trip we will drive for one hour from our base in Fagurhólsmýri to the parking for Waterfall Ice Cave and head up onto the ice to visit the cave. The hiking route is almost 1 mile long each way. Once at the cave you will have plenty of time to explore, take in the deep blue ice and to take photos. This tour does involve walking on uneven terrain and is reasonably physical and so we rate this trip as moderate.
We cannot guarantee that other independent companies will not be operating the same location but so far there have only be 3-4 other companies working there bringing rather small groups, compared to that in the Crystal Ice Cave there are 15-20 different companies coming 2-3 times a day with 6-45 people in each group so literally there are thousand people there every single day of the ice cave season from November to March.
If you have big problem with heights we would not recommend this trip. We have some steep section in the glacier to navigate. Fully safe with rope equipment, but can be scary if you have very severe acrophobia. (If you don’t know what the word means you probably are OK 🙂