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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.

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.

Current opening times

CURRENTLY CLOSED As of January 2021

Basistour incl. boat tour

Basistour incl. boat tour

WITHOUT prior notice

Opening times: daily 10.00 - 14.30 hrs, open all year round (Minimum age: 6 years)

Admission: Adults € 26.00 / Children up to 11 years € 13.00 - The ascent and descent with glacier buses 1, 2 and 3 is not included in the admission price!

Equipment: sturdy shoes & jacket (rental available at Hintertux Glacier sports stores), also negotiable while wearing ski boots

Requirements: good physical condition (must climb short ladders; no climbing skills necessary)

You want to experience something special?

You want to experience something special?

  • Stand Up Paddeling
  • Exclusive Photo Tour
  • Scientific Tour
  • Kajak & Ice Climbing
  • Ice swimming
  • Excursion Deep Horizon

ADVANCE BOOKING NECESSARY +43 676 307 0000 or [email protected]

Exclusive photo tour

Exclusive photo tour:

Join a private guide and discover areas away from the regular route!

  • for 3 to 4 persons
  • Helmet and crampons provided if required
  • € 50,00 extra charge/person
Stand Up Paddeling

Stand Up Paddeling

Explore the glacial lake deep in the belly of the glacier on the Stand Up Paddle - an extraordinary experience! 

  • from 12 years of age
  • up to 5 persons
  • tip-resistant SUP available
  • € 10,00 extra charge/person
Ice swimming

Ice swimming

Ready to jump into the ice-cold water?

  • from 14 years of age
  • medical certificate necessary
  • € 10,00 extra charge/person
Kayaking session

Kajak & Ice Climbing

Copyright: (c) Tom Klocker

Excursion Deep Horizon

Excursion Deep Horizon

Have you ever seen the glacier from below?

  • from 16 years of age
  • € 50,00 extra charge/person
Scientific Tour

Scientific Tour

Get to know the Nature's Ice Palace with discoverer Roman Erler!

Arrival:

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.

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