✅ Visit a natural ice cave
✅ Views of ice formations
✅ Fun glacier walk
✅ Small group experience
✅ Only about 2 hour drive from Reykjavik
✅ A knowledgeable & certified English speaking guide
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Minimum age: 8 years old
Available: All year
Bring with you: Hiking boots (also available for rent online and on location), warm and waterproof clothing, gloves and hat.
Included: Certified glacier guide, ice cave equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe), small groups (12 persons max).
The meeting point is at the Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot (view on google maps here).
Directions from Reykjavík (or any other place further west)
Drive east on road no. 1 until you reach road 221 – Sólheimajökulsvegur. Take a leftturn onto road 221 and drive until you reach the parking lot at Sólheimajökull.
Distance from Reykjavík: 160km.
Directions from Vík (or any other place further east)
Drive west on road no. 1 until you reach road 221 – Sólheimajökulsvegur. Take a right turn onto road 221 and drive until you reach the parking lot at Sólheimajökull.
Distance from Vík: 26km
Explore a newly the discovered and enchanting Dragon Queen Blue Ice Cave Solheimajokull glacier. This ice cave is undoubtedly one of the bluest and clearest ice caves in Iceland. Its mysterious conditions that consist of volcanic ash and glacial ice like dragon glass this cave has been given the name The Dragon Queen Blue Ice Cave. Queen Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons should feel right at home in these phenomenal geological conditions. Located in Sólheimajökull glacier, the cave is very accessible only 158 km from Reykjavík.
This tour is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy two popular Iceland expedition activities, blue ice caves and glacier hiking. You will start by hiking along Sólheimajökull glacier, in the breathtaking landscape you will see rough ice ridges, blue sinkholes and glacial crevasses. Hiking for approximately 1,5 hour and finally advancing down a low valley you will enter a totally different world.
The hike will end at a hidden place on the glacier where you will enter a world unlike anything else. Inside this ancient massive ice is a incredible natural ice cave. The clear, sparkling diamond walls and ceiling create quite a fairytale experience for all your senses. Even though the ice is a massive hundreds of meters thick its is transparent like glass and when the light hits the cave, it fills the it with all shades of azure and cyan blue tones… A magical natural sight. Along with the blue colour pallete the cave is also decorated by black trails of volcanic ash from ancient and recent eruptions.
This experience is not to be found anywhere else in the world we can assure you, only deep inside an ancient glacier beyond the wall…
Never been in an ice cave before? No worries! Our certified guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely in this environment. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour.