Sapphire ice cave is located on Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. It got its name from the sapphire gem stone, but during sunny winter days the stunning colour of the ice inside reminds more of the aquamarine crystal. The cave is large with clear ice and lots of light, which makes it perfect for photography. It doesn’t matter if you are an amateur just taking photos with your phone or an experienced photographer with professional gear. It is almost impossible to take a bad photo in this cave. There is no hiking on the glacier itself on this tour, for glacier hikes you can check our other tours.
Note: More operators are using this cave, it’s highly unlikely we will be in there alone.
Update August 2022: The photos are from the caves from the previous years. The ice cave changes every year, so this season it will be different then what you are seeing in the photos now. We will update the photos once it is clearer how the cave will look like this winter, hopefully at the end of September.
The meeting point for this tour is at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. From here we will drive you in our modified Land Rover Defender truck. First for about 10 minutes on the ring road (watch out for reindeers! This is one of their most favourite areas to look for food), then another approximately 20-30 minutes on a rocky road only suitable for big trucks. After that we will walk for about 20 minutes to the ice cave through a flat, rocky terrain.
The ice cave is located at the foot of Breiðamerkurjökull (the same glacier the icebergs in Jökulsárlón are coming from). We will spend around 45 minutes in the cave itself, depending on the conditions that day. Your guide will tell you about the Icelandic glaciers and explain everything about ice caves. You will get enough time to take photos and just enjoy being in this natural wonder. There are more companies running tours in this cave, so there is a big chance we will not have it just for ourselves.
- Small group experience (max 6 persons).
- Transport to and from the glacier in a modified 4×4 truck.
- An English speaking, certified glacier guide.
- All required safety equipment
- Hiking boots (can be borrowed on location)
- Warm, waterproof clothing (depending on weather).
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