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Into The Glacier From Thingvellir

See the heart of an icy natural wonder, via an epic journey through Iceland’s famous highlands!

Visit a man-made ice tunnel in Langjökull Glacier and see Iceland’s rugged highlands along the way

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This wonderful meet-on location tour is ideal for people who want to add something to their self-drive adventure in Iceland. It begins in the iconic Thingvellir National Park and takes you on a scenic journey through Iceland’s rugged highlands to Langjokull glacier. There we’ll find a gorgeous man-made ice tunnel that bisects the very heart of the glacier. If you are planning to explore the Golden Circle and want to explore a glacier during the afternoon, then this is the perfect tour for you.

  • Availability

    Jun. - Sept.

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    No minimum age

  • Departs from

    Þingvellir National Park

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    24.900 ISK

Tour highlights
Man-made Ice Cave
Glacier Adventure
Langjökull Glacier
Included
Admission to the Ice Cave
English Speaking Guide
All Necessary Equipment
8 Wheel Monster Truck
Free WiFi in Glacier Vehicles

The tour begins in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, when we meet you on location and begin our journey through some of Iceland’s most famous landscapes. The wonders begin in Thingvellir itself – where you will see the famous seismic divide between Europe and North America, along with the site of Iceland’s original parliament. We’ll then start our ascent towards Iceland’s beautiful Highlands, passing rugged cliffs, snow-capped mountain peaks, and capricious volcanoes along the way.
Langjökull glacier, will soon hone into view – a vast icy natural wonder stretching far into the distance. Our specially designed super-vehicle will allow us to explore this dramatic sea of ice and see the many crevasses and ice sculptures that it hides. Your friendly guide will tell you more about how Langjökull has helped to sculpt the surrounding area and what the future holds for it.
Our final destination will be the Langjökull ice tunnel – a man-made miracle that is carved through the very heart of the glacier. It offers the tantalizing opportunity to explore the heart of a glacier in all of its glory and encompasses a host of wonderous sights, including sapphire ice rivers, diamond-like ice sculptures and much, much more. Your friendly guide will tell you all about all the icy wonders that you are seeing and take you to the best spots to snap some incredible photographs.
We’ll hop back in our specially designed super jeep once we have completed the ice tunnel, making the scenic journey back to Thingvellir National Park – where we will go our separate ways, until the next adventure!

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.

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