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Golden Circle & Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour

Golden Circle Highlights & Langjökull Ice Cave Adventure

See classic Iceland attractions while cruising along the Golden Circle. Then step into the world’s largest man-made ice cave at Langjokull Glacier!

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See fire and ice combine to create extraordinary natural wonders on this Golden Circle and Ice Cave tour! In a single day, visit the birthplace of the world’s oldest parliament, exploding geysers, and roaring waterfalls. After your tour around the Golden Circle, step into the man-made Langjökull ice cave, Iceland’s most ambitious project. With so much natural beauty around you, you’ll forget you’re still on planet Earth.

All the ingredients for an epic adventure are in easy reach on this Icelandic journey!

  • Availability

    All Year

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    33.990 ISK

Tour highlights
The Golden Circle
Þingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
The Great Geysir
Strokkur Geyser
Gullfoss Waterfall
Langjokull Glacier
Into the Glacier, Iceland’s most famous ice cave
Included
Experienced tour guide
Pickup ‎& Drop-off
Golden Circle sightseeing tour
Into the Glacier ice cave tour

The Golden Circle

Your Golden Circle and Ice Cave tour starts with pickup from Reykjavik. Once everyone is on the super jeep, we’ll head north out of Reykjavik to the Golden Circle, home to Iceland’s most famous landmarks.

Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates collide. Most importantly, Iceland’s (and the world’s) first parliament was held here in 930 C.E. Back in 2004, Thingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next be wowed by Geysir Geothermal Area, where Iceland’s most active geyser, Strokkur, spews hot water into the air every five minutes. The site is also home to the Great Geysir, formerly the largest waterspout in the world. Today Geysir is not as active, but it has lent its name to all other geysers.

After you’ve had your fill of spurting geysers, it’s wheel up to the thundering Gullfoss Waterfall. Also known as the Golden Falls, Gullfoss is rated one of the 10 best waterfalls on Earth. Splosh! The cascade drops 105 ft (32 m) down into a rugged canyon. 

Langjökull & Into the Glacier Adventure

Continue on unspoiled highland roads to Langjokull Glacier, Iceland’s second-largest ice cap. Your destination is Langjokull ice cave, Iceland’s most ambitious project. Unlike other ice caves in the country, the one in Langjokull is man-made and the largest of its kind in the world. 

Spend about an hour touring a man-made ice labyrinth of 500-m (1,640-ft) long corridors and separate halls. Get inspired. The tunnel features brilliant blue ice formations, a frozen chapel, and a breathtaking glacial crevasse. You’ll dream about this kingdom of ice for years to come!

Pickup & Drop-off Information

  • We’ll pick you up from your selected location in Reykjavik at the time stated in your ticket. Pickup takes up to 30 minutes so your patience is appreciated.
  • After the day’s activities, we’ll drop you off at your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Practical Information 

  • Icelandic weather can be extremely changeable. Make sure to dress in layers and don’t forget to bring your favorite hiking shoes! 
  • A waterproof jacket and pants will come in handy. 
  • This tour is family-friendly and suitable for all skill levels. However, to participate in all activities, children must be age 6 or older.
How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

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.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 Elding 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 summertime).

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.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

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.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

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.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

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.

 

How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

What sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

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