Location: Salzburg, Austria
Rating: 4.5 star based on 34 reviews
Visit the largest Ice Caves in the world on this memorable afternoon trip from Salzburg. Your tour meanders south along the picturesque Salzach Valley towards the idyllic village of Werfen, taking in historic monuments, sheer mountain passes and the most imposing castle in middle Europe, Castle Werfen – made famous in the movie “Where Eagles Dare”.
* Day trip (destination A to B)
* Hotel pickup included
* Led by a local guide
* Conducted in English
To reach the caves, you combine walking (a safe and wonderful way to enjoy the Alps close up) and a cable car. The Eisriesenwelt is the world’s largest ice cave.
You will enter this natural wonder with your guide, who will explain the labyrinths of large caverns, mysterious ice figures and give many added tales of adventure, to make your experience unforgettable. There is more to this cave than its echo!
Important Note: You will need walking shoes, warm clothes and should be prepared for uphill walking. The climb to the ice caves is 134 meters, which is equivalent to climbing the stairs in a high block of apartments. Each individual should decide for themselves whether he or she is physically able to complete the climb. The beauty and breathtaking dimensions of the cave provide plenty of reward for the effort! Although the speed of the guided tour is tailored to the group, we advise those with serious walking difficulties or heart circulation problems not to visit the caves.
Departure Point: Bus terminal at Mirabellplatz or centrally located Salzburg hotels
Departure Time: 1:00pm – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Concludes at Mirabellplatz bus terminal at approximately 6:00pm
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The ice cave was beautiful. It is very dark and you need to keep close together so you can see where you’re walking, but the guide lights up certain parts of the cave with a torch, and it just looks amazing. You’re technically not allowed to take photos in the cave although we all did! My only criticism is that our guide pressured the group into walking up and down the Alps as quickly as possible due to ‘time constraints’. However there is plenty of time to walk, and it is a much more enjoyable experience if you do just take your time. We walked briskly on the way up and we were knackered despite being young, fairly fit adults. We decided just to take our time on the way back down and it certainly made the difference. The cafe doesn’t accept cards, so don’t get caught short without some money! I would definitely say that it is worth seeing.
Reviewed by: Carrie g, United Kingdom