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Nature's Ice Palace

Insights into the eternal ice

Nature’s Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier is a natural gem, unique worldwide and an ideal year round excursion destination for the whole family. The entrance to this ice cave is only a 3 to 4 minute walk from the top station of the glacierbus 3 lift. On guided tours, visitors are asked to „Step inside” to this wonderful world deep beneath the ski slopes and discover a glacial crevasse with magical ice stalactites, giant sparkling ice crystals, frozen waterfalls and even a glacial lake.

The Natural Ice Palace has a constant temperature of 0°C 365 days a year. For the tour therefore clothes and good shoes are needed, even with ski boots the tour is easily possible. With its cool natural beauty, the Natur Eis Palace fascinates adult glacier fans as well as families with children over 6 years.

Guides to the ice cave are at your disposal. The VIP tour lasts about 70 minutes and shows the most beautiful attractions in the glacier interior. By prior appointment, own children's tours from 10 people are possible.

The ice cave is open all year round and accessible in all weathers. A visit to the Nature Ice Palace can also be combined with a day of skiing on the Hintertux Glacier or with a view from the panoramic terrace.



Minimum age: 6 years

Starting point: Nature's Ice Palace trailer at the mountain station glacierbus 3 

Equipment: Sturdy shoes and warm clothes

Requirement: no climbing skills necessary

Tours also possible in ski boots

Contact: Natursport Tirol - e-mail or +43 676 307 0000


Anniversary tour

Daily! No reservation needed!

First tour: 10:00 am; Last tour: 2:30 pm
Admission: Adults € 21,00 / Children € 13,00
Duration: approx. 50 min
The ascent and descent with the gondolas Gletscherbus 1, 2 and 3 is not included!

VIP Tour incl. boat trip

VIP Tour incl. boat trip at the Glacial Lake

The VIP Tour is an extension of the Anniversary tour and includes a boat trip at the Glacial Lake.

Additional charge for the boat tour: €5.00; children up to 11 years are free

A reservation is NOT necessary!

You want to experience something special?

You want to experience something special?

In addition to the VIP Tour there are the following offers:

  • Exclusive photo tour
  • Stand Up Paddeling
  • Ice swimming
  • Kayaking session
  • Glacial Shaft

Reservations at +43 676 307 0000

Exclusive photo tour

Exclusive photo tour:

Photosession in the newly discovered "Hintertuxer Gletscher Kathedrale" in December 2016 for max. 2-4 persons. The Exclusive Photo Tour gives you the opportunity to shoot unique photos in an incredible scenery.

Price on request
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Minimum age: 12 years
Prior notice: please contact


Stand Up Paddeling

Stand Up Paddeling

Stand Up Paddeling - is the new trendsport on the lakes with surfboard and paddle. Also in the Nature Ice Palace there is the possibility to explore the glacial lake deep in the belly of the glacier with the Stand Up Paddle - an extraordinary experience! Our Stand Up Paddel is an extra solid sports equipment for even 6 persons. 

Price on request
Duration: 15-20 min. per person
Number: max. 5 persons
Prior notice: please contact

Copyright: (c) Neumann

Ice swimming

Ice swimming

Dive into the depth of the glacier lake - an experience of the extra class! Our ice lake is an official training ground for the world's best ice swimmer. As a normal citizen it is now also possible to try this crazy sport.

Requirements: sporty, healthy and a little crazy, as well as of good mental condition
Price on request
Prior notice: please contact
IMPORTANT: please bring towels and warm clothes to warm up !!!
Medical certificate must be presented! (not older than three months)

Kayaking session

Kayaking session

A different location for a trip with your kayak, which you won't be forgotten quickly.

Price on request
Prior notice: please contact
IMPORTANT: please bring your own sports equipment !!!

Copyright: (c) Tom Klocker

Martin Aigner Photography

Glacial Shaft

Are you ready to descent into the very inside of the glacier? There's a 52.5 metre deep shaft waiting for you.

Price on request
Duration: ca. 1 hour
Prior notice:
 please contact

Copyright: (c) Martin Aigner Photography

Für alle Zusatzangebote gilt:

The following applies to all additional offers:


Prior notice at NATURSPORT TIROL is absolutely essential for the appointment of the participants!

For organizational reasons, it is usually only possible to create the additional offers on the day's edge or lead times.


And that’s how you get to the Nature’s Ice Palace:

By car or public transport to Hintertux and the valley station of the Hintertuxer Gletscherbahn (Hintertux 794).

Then buy the panorama ticket ‘Fascination Ice’ at the ticket office (ascent & descent Gefrorene Wand, 3,250 m) and take the cable car to the Gefrorene Wand. Please allow at least 30 minutes for this.

Directly to the left of the "Gefrorene Wand"/Gletscherbus 3 mountain station is the trailer for registration and ticket purchase.

Landkarte Tux
Arrive by

Destination address for the tourist information:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401

Plan your route online:

Detailed information on how to get to Tux-Finkenberg by bus is available here.

The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.


Here you can find the flight shedules of Innsbruck


Here you can find the flight shedules of Salzburg


Here you can find the flight shedules Munich