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)

Nature's Ice Palace

The unique ice cave in Austria

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The 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 10 minute walk from the top station of the Gletscherbus 3 lift.

Into the world
of ice

Visitors are asked to „step inside” to this wonderful world deep beneath the ski slopes to discover a glacial cave system with magical ice stalactites, giant sparkling ice crystals, frozen waterfalls and even a glacial lake.

All year

At Nature's Ice Palace is a constant temperature of 0°C. The ice cave is open all year and you can visit it in all weathers. You can perfectly combine a visit with a ski day or a fantastic view from the panorama terrace.

Extended Tour*
with boat ride

(guaranteed access with reservation only)

A visit to this wondrous world deep inside the glacier is fascinating, not only because of the spectacular discoveries you will make. A boat tour on the glacier lake 30m beneath the ski slope also contributes to a memorable experience for the whole family. 

  • Duration: about 70 minutes
  • Dates:
    - 365 days a year
    - hourly from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
  • 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:
    All fees do not include lift tickets:
    - 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
  • Equipment: sturdy shoes & jacket (rentals available at Hintertux Glacier sports stores)
  • Requirements: good physical condition (must climb short ladders; no climbing skills necessary)
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Dogs: not allowed

*Due to the limited demand for the basic tour without boat ride, the basic tour will no longer be offered.

Tirolean Snow Podcast about the Nature's Ice Palace

Special Adventures

with advance booking under +43 676 307 0000 or

Stand Up

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 in addition to the "Extendet Tour"
  • Advance registration required


For all our scientifically curious guests: during this exclusive tour you will learn a lot about the glacier and scientific aspects of the eternal ice. 

  • Minimum age: 14 years
  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Minimum number of participants: 4 people
  • Fee: 60€ per person
  • Advance registration required


Fotography is your passion? Then this is the right tour for you and you would like to have some memory shots of your liking? Then this is your chance. In this exlusive photo session you will extended possibilities for your personal shooting in the Nature's Ice Palace. After the extended tour your personal guide will bring you the Glacier Cathedral where you have the possibility to se your scene and take your shots. 

  • Minimum Age: 14 years
  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Group size: 1–4 people
  • Surcharge on top of the extended tour: €50/person
  • You will shoot with your own equipment. The guide can take some of the shots for you if you like.
  • Additional gear like helmet or crampons can be borrowed from the Nature`s Ice Palace.
  • Advance registration required

Couple - / Family Adventure

After a short introduction you are the captain of the adventure boat until you reach your destination, a private area within the Nature's Ice Palace. Once there the adventure box awaites you. This box contains a few items of your choice, among which can be LED lights, candles, bluetooth speakers, drinks, water cooker and tea bags, and much more. You set your own timer and decide how long you want to stay 35 meters beneath the ski slope. A guide will pick you up on the agreed upon time.

  • Duration: you decide
  • Minimum age: 6 years (if accompanied by an adult)
  • You will get a walkie talkie, so you can stay in touch if you want to.
  • Participants: up to 6 people
  • Surcharge on top of the extended tour - adults: 50 € and children up to 14years old: 25 €
  • Perfect for a marriage proposal (we can organize roses and prosecco for you) or a family event
  • Advance registration required

The Challenge

with advance booking under +43 676 307 0000 or

Ice swimming
in the glacial lake

Ready to jump into the ice-cold water?

  • from 14 years of age
  • medical certificate necessary
  • € 10,00 extra charge/person in addition to the "Extended Tour"
  • Advance registration required

Any questions? Contact to Nature's Ice Palace.

Natursport Tirol
Marlies and Roman Erler
Phone: +43 676 307 0000

Another cave experience at
Spannagel Cave

The Spannagel Cave on the Hintertux Glacier is the only marble cave in the Central Alps. The show cave can be explored on guided tours with the whole family and in any weather!

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