Vatnajökull Glacier Crystal Cave

Anaconda Ice Cave


Useful Information

Location: Vatnajökull glacier.
Glacier Adventure at Hali, 2, Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði.
(64.128777, -16.016966)
Open: Glacier Adventure: NOV to MAR daily 9, 9:30, 13, 13:30.
Guide to Iceland: OCT to APR daily 10, 13.
Arctic Adventures: OCT to MAR daily 10, 13:30.
[2020]
Fee: Glacier Adventure: Adults ISK 19,500, Children ISK 10,900.
Guide to Iceland: Adults ISK 19,900.
Arctic Adventures: Adults ISK 19,500, Children (6-12) ISK 15,749.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyGlacier cave
Light: natural
Dimension:
Guided tours: Glacier Adventure: D=3-4 h, Max=12, MinAge=10.
Guide to Iceland: D=3 h, MinAge=10.
Arctic Adventures: D=3 h, MinAge=6.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Glacier Adventure, Hali 2, Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði, Tel: +354-571-4577, WhatsApp: +354-699-1003. E-mail:
Guide to Iceland, Laugavegur 12, 101 Reykjavik, Tel: +345-519-79-99. E-mail:
Arctic Adventures, Skutuvogur 2, 104 Reykjavík, Tel: +354-562-7000.
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History

2005 cave discovered.

Description

Vatnajökull Glacier Crystal Cave is the most visited glacier cave in Iceland. It is famous for being spacious enough to accommodate up to 100 people at once. The cave is visited by numerous tour operators and known under various names. The most common are Crystal Cave, Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull Ice Cave, or Breiðamerkurjökull Ice Cave.

Vatnajökull glacier covers an area of 7,900 km² which equals about 8% of Iceland and is protected by the Vatnajökull National Park. Jökull means glacier, so its simply Vatna glacier. The large glacier has various extensions which have their own names. The cave is located in Breiðamerkurjökull, which is an outlet glacier, which explains one of the names. Before the Vatnajökull officially became a National Park in 2008, Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur National Parks also became a part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park. At this time this cave was part of Skaftafell National Park, which explains another name.