Day tour from Reykjavik to visit the man-made ice tunnel in Langjökull, Iceland's 2nd largest glacier, ride in a super truck and visit some famous attractions.
This mesmerizing tour into a man-made Langjökull ice cave will put you in touch with the heartbeat of the glacier. See lava fields, Hvalfjörður, hot springs and incredible waterfalls, then take off in the Monster Glacier Truck for an incredible magic carpet ride to the ice tunnel near the peak of Langjökull glacier. Langjökull is the second largest glacier in Iceland and a real glacier wonderland. This tour will keep you busy exploring some of Iceland’s absolute highlights from day to night!
Meet on location
No minimum age
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Langjökull - Iceland's 2nd largest glacier
- Man-made Ice Tunnel
- Deildartunguhver - Europe's most powerful hot spring
- Hraunfossar Waterfall
- Husafell (Lunch)
- Þingvellir National Park (summertime only)
- Kaldidalur mountain road (summertime only)
- 8 Wheel Monster Truck Ride
- Entrance Fee to the Ice Tunnel
- English Speaking Driver/guide/audio Guidance
- Guided Tour from Reykjavik
- Beautiful Sights
This tour puts the Ice in Iceland, literally. Our Ice Cave tour takes glacier exploration to a whole new level.
We will depart from Reykjavik and take you to Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull. This man made ice cave is Iceland’s newest attraction and your chance to venture into a world of glacial ice!
This tour really will take you into the magical wonderland of the glacier; but first some amazing sightseeing. We head out to Hvalfjörður, a scenic fjord surrounded by mountain peaks, the name means ‘whale fjord’. There is much to see around the area, we will visit a farm, Sturlueyki, before going to Deildatunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. You will also see the incredible Hraunfossar waterfalls, many thousands of rivulets emerge, literally through the lava of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. Hraunfossar means ‘Lava Falls’, we check out some stunning lava formations in the area. Another stunning waterfall will be visited named Barnafossar. Next we will be stopping at the village of Reykholt to see Snorralaug, the hot spring pool where the lawyer, historian and saga writer, Snorri Sturluson bathed.
After a lunch at a café in the picturesque area of Husafell it is onwards to Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland. At the edge of Langjökull you will step aboard our ice terrain vehicle, the Monster Truck. The huge windows give fabulous views as you travel softly over the ice to the man-made Ice Cave close to the pinnacle of the glacier. It feels like a magic carpet ride on the roof of the world. There are incredible ice formations, deep moulins delving into the ice, ice layers, and great labyrinths of sharp crevasses. You will get about 50 minutes to explore the features of the ever-changing and always moving glacier.
Into the glacier – although the ice cave is man-made there are always changes fashioned by nature. Inside you will see natural ice formations which are evolving and also much older ice, learning how snow has amalgamated into layers of ice is fascinating. Deep inside Langjökull´s 953 km2 of ice you get a snapshot of how the glacier developed and various kinds of ice and snow.
The journey back will take you through some Highland scenery including volcanoes, mountains, black sand deserts, and glaciers. You return to Reykjavík at around 20:00 in the evening – the weather in Iceland can influence schedules and close some highland routes.
After a full day and evening of adventures, we will drop you off in the city.
Pick up: For those who have chosen to be picked up in Reykjavík, the pick-up time is at 08:30 am. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is greatly appreciated!
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
Remember to bring: Warm clothes, including a waterproof / warm coat and suitable footwear (even in summer)
The Kaldidalur mountain road is only accessible during summer season (June 15th – September 15th)
Thingvellir national park is only visited during summer season (June 15th – September 15th)
This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.
All of our tours are guided in English.
The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.
These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:
The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.
Book your airport transfer in Iceland.
The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is always more expensive than the airport shuttle.
For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.
There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.
If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.
You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.
Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.
Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant!
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
Driving in Iceland can be tricky for two different reasons. The first being the weather conditions, especially in the winter months. The second reason is that if you’re not experienced in driving in conditions such as ice and snow then it could become dangerous.
If you are choosing a self-drive tour or to meet on location then make sure you have checked the driving conditions to make sure it is safe. At road.is you can find all the latest updates about travelling around Iceland. You should still check in the summer months just to make sure there is no storms or other types of weather warnings.
Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.
Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.