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valid in ski and glacier world Zillertal 3000 (=Hintertuxer Gletscher, Eggalm, Rastkogel, Finkenberg, Penken/Mayrhofen, Ahorn)
Zillertal Super Ski Pass (valid in the entire Zillertal valley)

A deeper insight into the eternal ice at Nature’s Ice Palace

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.

Infos & opening hours

No prior registration necessary:

VIP Tour incl. boat trip (Duration approx. 60 min)
Daily at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Admission: Adults € 21,00 / Children € 13,00

NEW! Anniversary Tour without boat trip (Duration approx. 60 min)
VIP Tour incl. visit of the new discovered anniversary cathedral
Daily at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Admission: Adults € 21,00 / Children € 13,00

With prior reservation:

VIP Tour at 9:30 a.m.
Guided children's tour from 10 children
Reservations at +43 676 307 0000
Minimum age: 6 years
Starting point: Nature's Ice Palace trailer at the Bergstation glacierbus 3
Equipment: Sturdy shoes and coat recommended. Tours also possible in ski boots.
Requirement: no climbing skills necessary
Visitor rules (PDF) 

You want to experience something special?

NEW year-round offer in the Nature's Ice Palace !!!

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

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

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: € 70,00 per person including VIP tour
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Minimum age: 12 years
Prior notice: please contact

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

Extra charge for the VIP Tour: € 10,00 per person
Duration: 15-20 min. per person
Number: max. 6 persons
Prior notice: please contact

Ice swimming

Looking for a cool down? 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
Extra charge for the VIP Tour: € 10,00 per person
Prior notice: please contact
IMPORTANT: please bring towels and warm clothes to warm up !!!

Kayaking session:

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

Extra charge for the VIP Tour: € 10,00 per person
Prior notice: please contact
IMPORTANT: please bring your own sports equipment !!!

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.

Nature’s Ice Palace has a constant temperature of 0 degrees 365 days of the year. Warm clothing and sturdy shoes are required for the tour, which is easy to negotiate – even wearing ski boots. Nature’s Ice Palace fascinates both adult glacier fans as well as families with children aged 6 and over with its‘ cool, natural beauty.

Visitors to the ice caves can choose between different tours accompanied by experienced guides: The VIP tour takes 60 minutes and shows the most beautiful attractions held captive within the glacier. The Children’s tours are also possible for groups of at least 10, whereby advance reservation is required.

The ice cave is open all year round and can be visited in any weather. A visit to Nature’s Ice Palace can also be easily combined with a ski day on the Hintertux Glacier or with a trip to see the views from the Panorama Terrace.

Zillertaler Gletscherbahn GmbH & Co KG 
Hintertux 794 · 6293 Tux · Telefon +43 5287 8510 · Fax DW 380 ·

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