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Exclusive Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group provided by Melrakki Adventures

Exclusive Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group

Exclusive Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group
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About
• Certified guides Our guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides). • Small groups The group size for this tour never exceeds 6 people. • Exclusive cave The cave we visit is too far away for the big crowds, enjoy the crystal blue cave for yourself. • 4x4 drive We will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 4x4 drive to the glacier. Short walk over Falljökull outlet glacier. Hike on Virkisjökull outlet glacier. Visit an ice cave/tunnel on Virkisjökull, far away from other groups. (This cave is roughly 20m long and varying from 1-2.5m in height. But it is extremely blue.)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 4x4 drive to the glacier. Short walk over Falljökull outlet glacier. Hike on Virkisjökull outlet glacier. Visit an ice cave/tunnel on Virkisjökull, far away from other groups. (This cave is roughly 20m long and varying from 1-2.5m in height. But it is extremely blue.)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 164346P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of all required glacier equipment
Exclusions
  • Clothing / Hiking boots
  • Backpack with extra layers + food/drinks
  • Sunglasses
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (Skaftafell Airport). Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center is OUTSIDE of the National Park. Please arrive 10 minute prior to starting time. Bring weather dependent clothing.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of all required glacier equipment
Exclusions
  • Clothing / Hiking boots
  • Backpack with extra layers + food/drinks
  • Sunglasses
Departure details
  • Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (Skaftafell Airport). Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center is OUTSIDE of the National Park. Please arrive 10 minute prior to starting time. Bring weather dependent clothing.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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ALW
North Myrtle Beach, SC2 contributions
Excellent Adventure!!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Absolutely loved this experience! Our guide Oddur was patient , helped us fix the fit of our crampons, and took us to several different locations he’d discovered on the glacier. It was interesting to hear him describe how quickly features would change and disappear. Oddur also took some wonderful pictures for us. We enjoyed our conversation on some of the past volcano eruptions. Highly recommended! We’ll never forget the ice cave, and the gorgeous colors on the glacier.
Written June 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea A
Milan, Italy11 contributions
The best day of my trip to Iceland by far!
Mar 2020
It was such a perfect day, and one of the greatest memories I have from Iceland. Our guide, Oddur, was super knowledgeable and made sure we had a pleasant and crowd-free experience as we trekked high up the glacier. He explained a great deal of information about the glacier and also life in Iceland - we felt really safe and had a lot of fun! On our way down, he guided us to a beautiful ice cave, and made sure our extra small group (2 people really) had a peaceful visit. He even helped us with photos, suggesting all the best spots to take a picture. We honestly couldn't ask for more!

The glacier itself is breathtaking of course, especially when you get to see it from up close. Can’t say enough about this tour - just book it!
Written April 19, 2020
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Kate W
Manningtree, UK84 contributions
5 stars for a reason!
Just incredible, there’s a reason they get all 5 stars, so knowledgeable, safe & kind. Thank you Katerina, great guide 😁 so pleased with our visit from Moomin & Humin too!!
Written March 18, 2020
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Sarv
1 contribution
Incredible Beautiful & Private Adventure
Feb 2020
The journey was amazing over the glaciers with breathtaking views and private caves that were just incredible.
Our guide Oddur really made it even better with all his knowledge and just the personalised experienced given our small group. A 6-hour journey that was curated really well as he knew how to stop for breaks and give us time to take it all in and take our photos.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nynne Normann Andersen
8 contributions
The best day of my life - worth driving 4 hours for this adventure
Feb 2020 • Solo
Never in my life, I have seen such beauty. Gosh, where to start.
I read about Melrakki, and felt safe already by booking this adventure. Oddur was such an amazing guide.
He gave us great instruction before leaving, and fully information about safety, the gear and the hike. We were only 3 guest, so this was perfect. The weather was perfect. Sun, blue sky and no wind. On this extremely fantastic hike, Oddur told us a lot about the glacier, the rocks, Iceland in general - and about the arctic foxed and the raven-couple, that lives in this area - even with names :) - Oddur was so kind, so informative, and gave us all the time, we needed in any way. Lots of stops, so we could enjoy this unbelievable beauty on Earth.
At some point, I just couldn't find words, to give Oddur feedback.
The feeling, hiking there on 900-1000 years old ice, in this huge area, in this beauty, without meeting any other groups/people, all the way to this 'hidden' icecave, you just get this feeling: I am alive... it was a blast.
Oddur was also so willing and kind to take all kinds of pictures for us - I ran out of batteries, and Oddur offered me to take pictures with his camera, and send them to me. I already got them tonight :)
As long, as I live, I will remember this special day.
Thanks to Melrakki, thanks to Oddur for giving me this special moment in life.
I will never forget it and will always and defenately highly recommend Melrakki, with Oddur in the front.
It was worth driving all the way from Fluðir for this stunning adventure.
Thanks so much Oddur - I will be back !!
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

William D
13 contributions
Professional Tour Operator
Unlike other reviews this review is for a trip that did not happen. Coordination ahead of time was good and when it came to the morning of our tour and the weather conditions had changed to extreme wind/rain the guide was pleasant, upfront, and accommodating, offering a full refund among other options. I’m still gutted we missed a glacier hike/cave on our Iceland visit but was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of the tour operator, Melrakki Adventures. Based on this experience alone I would absolutely recommend them.
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yunhui H
4 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Jan 2020
A huge shout out to the Melrakki Adventures and to two of the best guides I’ve ever met. They were super nice, professional and knowledgeable. We booked a small group of 5 and went on an amazing tour started from the bottom of the glacier. Initially we thought it’s only a regular glacier tour but we were wrong, it was definitely an ADVENTURE. Almost 5 hours of hiking was tired but none of us regretted it. Even at the end of the tour they asked us if we wanted to go deep and see another ice cave. We’ve seen tremendous and breathtaking views of the lagoon and glaciers. In conclusion, if you are looking for a high quality glacier adventure IN PRIVACY, Melrakki is for sure your best choice.
Written January 7, 2020
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Mish331
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Amazing experience!
I came to Iceland with my mom and dad. They are in their early 60s and really wanted to do a glacier hike/ice caving. Therefore, we initially signed up for the long 5-6 hour hike. When we got there, we were told that the hike was strenuous and it would be a lot longer than expected. Therefore, we were given the option of changing to the shorter tour and we are so glad we did! The tour guide (I can’t remember her name but she was one of the owners) basically gave us a private tour of the glacier. Also, she told us in advance that the ice cave we were visiting was small and nothing like the ones in the photos. If we wanted to see a bigger ice cave, we would have to do the longer tour. This shorter one was perfect for my parents and it was still an amazing experience. The tour guide was super patient and very informative. Also, we got to drive right up to the glacier instead of having to walk 20 minutes to get there. You definitely don’t want to be walking back for 20 minutes after doing 1-2 hours of glacier walking. I can’t recommend this company enough. Skip the huge commercial tours where you’ll be shoved into a 20 person tour bus.
Written December 25, 2019
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Marek and Mirka
5 contributions
Real adventure in the amazing ice valley
Nov 2019
Thanks to Melrakki Adventures we had the most beautiful time on the glacier and have seen perfectly blue ice cave. We have been in a small group and drove with amazing old school Land Rover right to the edge of the glacier. Our guides are lovely couple and owners of the company. The atmosphere was really friendly and professional. Besides that, this company is the only one, who provides tours on this glacier, so we could truly enjoy breathtaking and stunning views in privacy.
Moreover, if you are looking for the best quality and cheapest price in the area, this is the best choice. We highly recommend Melrakki Adventures!
Written December 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gabor b
Kingham, UK6 contributions
Amazing day on the glacier and in the ice cave
Nov 2019
We only heard positive things about Melrakki Adventures before our tour and I have to say we have got what we hoped. Absolutely amazing tour on the glacier, small but stunning ice cave, pro guide (Oddur), adventures, beautiful view, interesting informations. Best best best experience ever. Thank you very much!
Written November 27, 2019
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By: Melrakki Adventures
Nadia G
Nadia G
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Great morning!
We went on the glacier hike two days ago with Katerina. Originally we booked the ice cave tour, but there weren't a
JellePrin
JellePrin
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Absolutely fantastic
Absolutely fantastic. The highest of recommendations to our lovely guide. Do this, the groups are small which reall
MichelleATLmt
MichelleATLmt
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Fabulous Ice Cave Tour with Franzy!
What a great tour! Our original glacier walk with Melrakki Adventures was canceled, so we rebooked just the ice cav
R4816EQbenjaminh
R4816EQbenjaminh
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Incredible guided glacier walk
The guided glacier walk with Melrakki Adventures was simply incredible and I cannot recommend it enough!! Whereas o
D7108OWemmab
D7108OWemmab
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Glacier Hike October 2021
Our tour guide was Franzy and she was absolutely incredible! It ended up just being her my boyfriend and I and she
Rebecca F
Rebecca F
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The guide was my favorite! Francesca!
Great guide! Francesca was incredible. She took us further up and was so sweet she even emailed each of us her reco
N8912KOhenriquec
N8912KOhenriquec
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Amazing Experience in Glacier
Before choosing this glacier tour company, I looked at several other companies and Melrakki appeared the most hones
bardockk
bardockk
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Surreal
One the coolest experiences my girlfriend and I have ever had. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Our tour guide
Andrea S
Andrea S
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Sapphire Ice Cave is a must
We did the Sapphire Ice cave tour at Jökulsárlón with Franzi and it was an amazing experience. She was a really rea
egarpad
egarpad
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Great experience
We were five and we made Sapphire Ice cave with Franzisca. She was lovely and the tour was really great. She tell u
David_Luebke
David_Luebke
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Spectacular Ice Cave excursion
Franzy was so much fun! The ice cave was amazing. It was truly an amazing experience, and it ended up being just th
Nicole G
Nicole G
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Best Glacier Hike EVER
I looked at so many different tour companies when trying to figure out when and where to take a glacier hike, somet
mrao3
mrao3
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Look no further!
It was unfortunate that we were not able to do the glacier walk. However, I am providing this review for their cust
813marcyhn
813marcyhn
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Glacier hike
Exceptional access to glacier with knowledgeable and patient guide. This small tour exceeded our expectations in ev
xPuraVida
xPuraVida
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Amazing day on the glacier
We've done the 3h glacier tour with Franzi as our tour guide today and we are SO glad, that we chose Melrakki as ou
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