Einar Runar Sigurdsson, the owner and lead mountain guide of FromCoastToMountains found this ice cave in 2007 and gave it name. It is never the same ice cave 2 years in a row since the glacier has been retreating about 100 meters per year since Einar found this ice cave so now the entrance is 1200 meters from the site of the original ice cave.
The Crystal Ice Cave is very popular ice cave so 15-20 other companies might be there at the same time we are, so please be ready for very crowded conditions in the ice cave even when you go with this oldest and original ice cave company of Iceland.
On this trip we will drive for about 45 minutes from our base in Fagurhólsmýri to the parking for Crystal Ice Cave and there we gear up for the visit. Everybody is equipped with a safety helmet and when needed also micro spikes on the shoes. From the parking area we normally only have to hike short distance to get to the ice cave, but of course the weather and other conditions can have some saying about that.
Once at the cave we will explain things about the ice cave and guide you through it and then give you a little time on your own. This trip is not suited for serious photographers, unless you are looking for some macro abstract photo in the ice since the easy ice caves like this are most of the time full of visitors the whole day.
- Experience traveling to and exploring an Ice cave with an qualified local mountain guid
- Interesting 4x4 ride with super jeep to location
- Short tour, we only stay about 1/2 hour in the ice cave
What to Bring:
- Warm clothes
- Good shoes
- Your camera
- A big smile!
Café Vatnajökull in Fagurhólsmýri (N1 fuel automat at the same location) - please be there no later than 20 minutes prior to departure
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 and -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)