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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.


Natur Sport Tirol | Marlies and Roman Erler | E-Mail: | Tel.: +43/676/307 0000

Important Information

Important Information

  • Meeting point & registration: Container at the mountain station of Gletscherbus 3 (ascent from the valley station takes approx. 45 minutes).
  • Equipment: sturdy shoes & jacket
  • Requirements: good physical condition (must climb short ladders; no climbing skills necessary)
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Dogs: not allowed
Basistour incl. boat tour

Basistour incl. boat tour 

WITHOUT prior notice

  • Guided tours daily without advance reservation from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (every hour) 
  • Admission: adults € 26,00 / children up to 11 years € 13,00 (the admission price does not include the ascent and descent with Gletscherbus 1, 2 and 3)
  • Meeting point & registration: container at the top station of Gletscherbus 3 (ascent from the bottom station takes approx. 45 minutes)
  • Proper equipment: sturdy shoes and warm clothes (rental in the sports stores at the Hintertux glacier), also possible with ski boots
  • Requirements: good physical condition (climbing short ladders, ...)
Basistour without boat tour

Basistour without boat tour 

  • WITHOUT prior notice hourly from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
  • Duration: about 50 minutes
  • Fees: 
    Adults: 29€
    - Children (6-14 years of age if accompanied by an adult): 15€
  • Highlights: 10 m  icicles and quaint ice formations, Deepest scientific reasearch shaft in the world within a glacier, Glacier lake 30 m beneath the slope, Ice chapel and various ice halls
  • Minimum age: 6 years
Basistour with boat tour

Basistour without boat tour (from 13.05.2023)

  • Guaranteed access with online ticket hourly from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

  • Duration: about 70 minutes

  • Registration: guaranteed access with online ticket ( or depending on capacity on site at the registration container at 3,250m near the mountain station of Gletscherbus 3.
  • Fees: 
    Adults: 39€
    - Children (6-14 years of age if accompanied by an adult): 15€
  • Highlights: all highlights of the base tour, boat ride on the glacier lake, more detailed information in the ice chamber
  • Minimum age: 6 years
You want to experience something special?

Special tours & Challenges

  • Stand Up Paddeling
  • Scientific Tour
  • Ice swimming


Further information +43 676 307 0000 or

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.