Ice Cave Tour
For Photographers
 
  1. BulletTime of year early or mid November to mid or late March (not on Sundays)

  2. BulletDeparture time in progress for next winter. Program will be ready for booking on 1st of October

  3. BulletMeeting point Local Guide HQ in Fagurhólsmýri, or other locations depending on where caves are

  4. BulletEquipment provided helmet (crampons and more glacier gear when needed)

  5. BulletDuration about 2-4 hours depending on where the cave is, how many participants and how the conditions are to get there. Sometimes we only need to walk few meters from the car, but sometimes 1 km. (We plan to offer some shorter visits also next winter).

  6. BulletPrice We plan to offer 2 versions of the trip next winter, iPhone/GoPro trips for up to 10 persons at a time, and Serious Photographer Trips for max 6 persons. So the prices are in progress. Probably 15.000 for the iPhone version and 22.000 for the serious version. Last February/March the price was 17.500 ISK but we only offered one trip for all, for up to 11 clients at a time.

  7. BulletRecommended gear camera with wide angle lens and tripod. Good boots or hiking shoes are essential. Sometimes we need to put on crampons, and sometimes the ground can be very muddy in or on the way to ice cave. Please bring warm clothing.

Ice Cave Photography Trips
in Vatnajökull National Park!

    In autumn each year we start looking for the ice caves for the winter. Normally we find caves in several different locations on the south side of Vatnajökull. Sometimes they are very special, sometimes not as special, but become very special in the right light and conditions. Some caves we find are very stable and we can go in there in any weather, but others are less safe and we might not even go there at all, even if they are very beautiful. Some caves are only accessible in below zero conditions for example if there is water in the floor that needs to be frozen over to walk into the cave.
    This trip has been mainly recommended for serious photographers with good camera gear that want to make their own ice cave photos. Next winter we plan to offer shorter stop trips also for people with iPhone/GoPro that are more into the experience of going to the ice cave, but not so important the photo work on the trip.
    The cave we choose from day to day depends on the time of winter, time of day, weather and other conditions at the time. We always go to the most interesting cave available at each time. We normally go into one cave per trip, and we expect that serious photographers might need an hour to work on their pictures once inside the cave.

Picture from Light Tunnel Ice Cave on 7th of November 2013.

The nicest picture Einar got 2012-13. Taken on 31st of December 2012

Come back on 1st of October for booking next winter. Next season will be 10th of November until 21st of March.

Nice conditions in an Ice Cave in Vatnajökull on the 7th of March 2014