Into the Glacier experience from Reykjavik
Join us for a chance to journey into the heart of a glacier with pickup from Reykjavik
This exciting day tour will take you from the hustle and bustle of the city, out into the Icelandic countryside. Your journey will conclude with a journey into the frozen core of the Langjökull glacier.
- Ride in a modified monster truck
- Into the Gacier ice cave adventure
- Lava fields
Starting off in Reykjavik, pick up is included in your price so you will be fetched from either your accommodation or the nearest pick up point.
We will take you out of the city, into the Icelandic countryside, on a trip to the Langjökull glacier. Once we arrive you will be transferred into a specially modified vehicle that will take you to the ice caves where 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.
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. Here we will see some stunning waterfalls that emerge seemingly from nowhere from the surrounding lava fields.
Langjökull, which translates as the “long glacier”, is the second largest icecap in Iceland. It is also the closest glacier to the city of reykjavik and sits at 4,000 ft (1,200 m) above sea level. The water from Langjökull eventually goes on to become the white river which feeds Gullfoss waterfall.
ICE CAVE OF LANGJÖKULL
Into the Glacier offers various tours to Iceland‘s most significant new attraction, the man made ice cave. Inside the glacier, you will hear interesting information on the glacier, glacial exploration and research, and global warming. The walls inside the cave are led lighted.
Hraunfossar are several waterfalls in Borgarfjörður, western Iceland. They flow out of Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from a eruption from one of the volcanoes resting underneath Langjökull. The waterfalls stream into Hvítá. Just up stream there is the waterfall Barnafossar.
Barnafossar is a waterfall in Western Iceland, falling into Hvítá River in Borgarfjörður. Barnafossar burst out of Hallmundarhraun, a massive lava plain. Once there was a natural bridge over the waterfall. Two children from a nearby farm died crossing the river. Later, the mother had the bridge destroyed.
Húsafell is a farm and church estate. It is the innermost farm in Borgarfjörður, not far from Reykholt. Húsafell is a hub of various type of tourist visiting, with a swimming pool, golf course, a multitude of lakes. Húsafell is a unique natural gem in a magnificent landscape and an active birdlife.
Lava fields, also known as lava plains or lava beds. are large and, barring any encroaching moss growth, barren expanses of ragged basalt lava flows whose molten march was long since halted by the forces of a flat ground. These fields often go on for miles, but geologists prefer to measure them in cubic kilometers.
Pick-up starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.
Dress appropriately for the weather baring in mind that the area can potentially be slippery in places and will be very cold. It is also recommended you wear comfortable shoes.
You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40 people but is very spacious and comfortable. There is not a bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and a USB charging port.
You will also be able to listen to the GPS activated audio guide (offered in 10 languages) while you travel so make sure to bring your headphones or buy a pair on the bus.
This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You will receive plenty of time to enjoy the nature and snap some photos.
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.
- Admission to the thermal pools in Húsafell.
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.
Swimsuit and bathing towel if you chose to relax in the thermal pools at Húsafell.
Fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day(s) or less before the activity
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.