Into the Glacier experience from Reykjavik

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  • Duration: 11 Hours
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Description

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.

Highlights:
  • Ride in a modified monster truck
  • Into the Gacier ice cave adventure
  • Borgarfjörður
  • Hraunfossar
  • Barnafossar
  • Langjökull
  • 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
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
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
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
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
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.

Important information:
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.

Itinerary

  • 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 Into the Glacier provide you with waterproof gear you need and will take you up to the Langjökull glacier within one of their ex-military off-road vehicles. This is approximately a 45 min ride.
  • Once you arrive at the entrance to the ice cave, you will walk down into the man made glacial cave and spend about 1 hour 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.
  • At this point you will have a choice to spend the next hour going to view the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls or spending time relaxing in the warm thermalpools of Husafell Hotel.
  • Following sightseeing or relaxing in the pool, we will return to Reykjavik. 

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

Important information

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

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. 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.

What’s included

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • 1 hour guided Ice Cave tour with necessary safety equipment
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Tour in a specially modified glacier vehicle on Langjökull Glacier.
  • Waterproof one-piece suite and boots if needed. Provided by the Into the Glacier team.
  • Admission to the thermal pools in Húsafell, if you choose to go.

What do I need to bring

For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts. 

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.

For swimming: if you decide to go swimming in the thermal swimming pool, be sure to bring a bathing suite and towel. 

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