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Askur Ice Cave Adventure: Exclusive Exploration on Myrdalsjökull Glacier

Explore the Askur Ice Cave on Myrdalsjökull Glacier, a captivating natural wonder recently opened for adventurers. The Askur Ice Cave Adventure offers an exclusive journey into a realm where the dramatic interplay of fire and ice comes alive, just a short drive from Reykjavík.

Your expedition begins at Myrdalsjökull Base Camp, a mere two hours and 15 minutes from Reykjavík. This location is not only the closest ice cave to the capital but also one of the most accessible and awe-inspiring.

The journey from the Base Camp to the glacier is an adventure in itself aboard a mighty Mountain Truck. This 20-30 minute ride is more than transportation; it’s an exciting traverse through beautiful landscapes, culminating at the glacier’s edge where nature’s grandeur is overwhelmingly palpable.

Next, you'll hop on a snowmobile and glide to the ice cave's entrance. No prior snowmobiling experience is required – all you need is a valid driver's license for the individual operating the vehicle. You and your travel companion can share a snowmobile.

Upon arrival, you’ll be fully equipped with top-tier gear and briefed to ensure a safe and fulfilling exploration. Led by our expert glacier guide, you’ll delve into the heart of Myrdalsjökull, experiencing the crisp, pure air of this ancient ice world. The cave’s interior is a marvel of deep blues, volcanic blacks, and pristine whites - a mesmerising spectacle of frozen colours.

Members of the Icelandia family are the only tour operators granted access to this hidden gem. Therefore, our tour provides an unparalleled and exclusive exploration of one of Iceland's most magnificent natural creations. This intimate experience, away from the crowds, is a rare opportunity to witness a world few have seen, reserved for those who seek the extraordinary.

Fall, Winter & Spring
2 hours
Minimum age
Meeting Point
Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp

TourID: AG502

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia

Meeting point

Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

Need to know

Please arrive 20 minutes before departure

From €304/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Askur Ice Cave & Snowmobile Adventure on Myrdalsjökull

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

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See full equipment list


  • Guidance by an experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear and safety equipment
  • Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Myrdalsjökull Base Camp
  • Monster Truck ride

Not included

  • Rain gear and hiking boots (available for rent t the Base)
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks and drinks

Tour highlights

Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp
Katla Volcano

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