Into and Above the Glacier

Journey into the glacier by riding on a snowmobile

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  • Duration: 11 Hours
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We set off from Reykjavík towards Icelandic highlands above Húsafell in West Iceland in the early morning.

From the glacier base cap at Jaki we start our tour of the Langjökull Glacier Ice Cap. We begin with putting on the necessary clothing and getting our helmets fitted, we then listen to the safety briefing from our guide before we head out on our snowmobile tour.  Then we´re ready to drive off across the glacier´s vast snowy wonderland and marvel at the incredible surroundings. We will actually drive our snowmobiles to the famous ice cave!

After riding the snowmobiles up the glacier we walk down into the glacier and the magnificent man-made Ice Cave. Your expert guide will take you on this fantastic journey to the icy netherworld deep within the glacier.

Until very recently what lies beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. But sometimes bold ideas become a reality and this seemingly impossible feat of creating a 500 meter long ice cave was made possible through the combined efforts of the country´s top engineers and geo-physicists. Inside the glacier the temperature is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit.

After snowmobiling and exploring the Ice Cave we make our way back to civilisation, or to the small village of Húsafell. After the day´s amazing adventures you can soak in the thermal swimming pool or relax in the hot tub. Truly a day to remember!


Starting off in Reykjavik from our Reykjavik terminal at Skógarhlíð 10 we will depart for Húsafell, a 1hr and 45min ride. Once we reach Húsafell you will have a chance to use the restroom and to grab some light refreshments.

At Húsafell, the team from the Mountaineers of Iceland will take you up to the Langjökull glacier within one of their massive off-road vehicles. This is approximately a 30-45 min ride.

Once you arrive at base camp at the edge of the glacier you will be outfitted to ride up the entrance of the ice cave, this is about a 30-45min ride

At the entrance to the Ice Cave,  you will walk down into the man made glacial cave and spend about 45-60 mins walking around the 500 meter cave. 

  • After the walk through the cave you will return to Húsafell where we will break for lunch at the Húsafell Bistro.
  • This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. 
  • Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi
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Important information

Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. We kindly ask you to be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form. 

If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup. 

You will be travelling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. It is featured with lavatory facilities as standard. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.

Lunch is not included, but we will stop at Húsafell where you will have a chance to buy food and drinks and use the restrooms if needed. You will have a chance to eat at the Húsafell Bistro after exiting the ice cave.

  • Price is per person and there are two passengers per snowmobile.
  • Children 8-16 years 25% discount.
  • Available all year round (depending on weather).
  • Min: 2 passengers
  • Age limit: 8 years, for the snowmobile part, a valid driving licence is required to drive the snowmobile. 
  • Bring with you: 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.
  • Duration of the tour is 10-11 hours

What’s included

  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Exhilarating snowmobile ride and crampons for walking into the ice cave
  • All necessary equipment for snowmobiling (helmet, gloves, snow-suit)
  • Approximately 1 hour guided tour in the Ice Cave
  • Admission to the Ice Cave

What do I need to bring

For your comfort: Since you will be entering an ice cave which is at  0° Celsius or 32° Fahrenheit we recommend not only warm clothing, but also waterproof clothing as well. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are essential for staying warm and dry during the visit into the ice cave.

Customer Reviews

A phenomenal tour group, tip top services!


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.

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Frances Harber • 09 Mar 2017

kr 39,990 11 Hours , Moderate

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