Ice Cave Classic
Go on an amazing journey, deep within the glacier where you can see the stunning blue-hued ice.
We depart early from Reykjavík city
and get the crisp morning view of the Langjökull Glacier, which is our destination. Langjökull i
s 953 sq/km, making it the second largest glacier in the country.
You soon discover that in Iceland everything is possible - before you know it you find yourself standing on top of a vast ice-cap, ready to descend into the glacier and explore its icy netherworld.To get to the Ice Cave we ride in a huge specially-modified truck. The Ice Tunnel and Cave are man-made and located high up in a remote area of the glacier in the very heart of Iceland. Your guide will explain to you how global warming has now started to impact on the glacial environment.
Your guide will then take you on an amazing journey, deep within the glacier where you can see the stunning blue-hued ice. The glacier is in constant motion and here we can literally see that movement first hand.Until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. Sometimes with vision and determination bold ideas can become a reality. The realisation of this seemingly crazy notion of boring an ice tunnel deep into the glacier only became possible through the combined efforts of the country´s top engineers and geophysicists.
The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit. Back on top of the surface of the glacier, we jump aboard to the welcome warmth of the truck. We eat lunch at the stunning Hotel Húsafell and then we continue our tour of the Borgarfjörður valley.
We get to see Hraunfossar, a beautiful lava waterfall, almost a mile long gushing through a wall of lava.
- In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
- Free tour pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
- 1 hour guided Ice Cave tour with necessary safety equipment
- Knowledgeable local guide
- Tour in a specially modified glacier vehicle on Langjökull Glacier.
What do I need to bring
Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day(s) or less before the activity
Organized by: Reykjavik Sightseeing
Being in the hospitality industry, one is always inclined to observe the "little extras that go a long way". Reykjavik Sightseeing went above and beyond my expectations. They run a fleet of exceptionally new, modern and comfortable buses which make longer tour travel a dream. Their vehicles are equipped with free wifi, USB charging sockets and touch screen tablets, a dream! Headphones are sold at a minimal fee if you don't bring your own. The company provided complimentary water and there's a bathroom on the bus, a dream for any menopausal woman like myself who needs more bathroom stops than the average human being! We took part in the snowmobiling and inside the glacier, incredible "real Iceland" experience. This tour, the tour providers, the staff and services raised the bar in what had done to be, a highly competitive market in Iceland. Thanks for being such gracious hosts.