If you want to get to know Langjökull Glacier, then this is the perfect tour for you!
This single day combination tour is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about glaciers. It begins with an exhilarating snowmobile ride on Langjökull Glacier – a thrilling way to explore one of nature’s most impressive phenomena. Then, get ready to see the glacier from a totally different perspective as we travel through a man made ice tunnel that traverses its icy heart. We’ll also visit Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls on our way back to Reykjavik, making this tour ideal for anyone who wants an action-packed adventure in Iceland!
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
Reykjavik / Húsafell
- Tour highlights
- Glacier Snowmobiling
- Into The Glacier Man Made Ice Cave
- Barnafoss Waterfall (Reykjavik option only)
- Hraunfossar Waterfall (Reykjavik option only)
- Local Guide
- Necessary Snowmobile Equipment
- Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Coach Bus Transport
We’ll collect you from your designated Reykjavik collection point and make the scenic drive towards Húsafell – be sure to log into our audio guide along the way to hear more about the incredible sights that you’re seeing! Once we reach Húsafell, you’ll have a chance to grab something to eat and use the restroom, before we make the short drive to Langjökull Glacier, where our adrenaline-pumping snowmobile ride takes place.
The snowmobiling adventure is available to everyone and you don’t need any previous snowmobiling experience to take part. Our certified guides will provide you with all the equipment that you need, demonstrate how to use the snowmobiles and deliver a quick safety briefing, making it ideal for beginners and expert alike.
As soon as we get onto Langjökull you’ll be greeted by a seemingly never-ending expanse of white snow stretching far into the horizon. Glaciers are constantly on the move – creating an incredible landscape filled with deep moulins, beautiful ice falls and craggy crevasses. Your friendly guide will tell you more about the natural history of glaciers and how they’ve helped to make Iceland so unique. You’ll also get a chance to take some incredible photos of the surrounding mountains and volcanoes, ensuring that the tour is truly memorable.
Then there is the snowmobiling itself – a liberating experience that will allow you to escape the chaos of the modern world and become one with nature. Enjoy the feeling of gliding across the pristine white snow and the adrenaline rush that you get from twisting in and out of this natural wonder. We’ll spend around 40 minutes riding on the glacier and then head to the man made ice cave that is hidden in its icy depths.
Langjökull Ice Cave
Langjökull has always been slightly mysterious compared to many of Iceland’s other glaciers because natural ice caves rarely form inside it. This changed a number of years ago when Iceland’s best engineers and geo-physicists helped to create a manmade ice tunnel that travels right through its heart.
You’ll spend around an hour in the ice cave – seeing a host of breathtakingly beautiful ice structures that will remain with you forever. Your friendly guide will tell you more about glaciers and show you the best places to take a photo. Exploring the inside of a glacier is a truly incredible experience and is a worthy addition to every bucket list – don’t miss this chance to step back in time, to a place where ice is still omnipotent!
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss
We’ll stop off at Hraunfossar and Barnafoss on our way back to Reykjavik – the ideal end to an action-packed day!
Hraunfossar (the lava falls) is renowned for being one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. It’s smaller than many other Icelandic waterfalls – but is defined by its fascinating geology. Its cascade literally pours out of a lava field – forming thousands of tiny streams that combine into a beautiful crescendo of water. The surrounding lava field is colorful and rich in vegetation, which only enhances the beauty of Hraunfossar. Make sure that you bring a camera because the photos are absolutely epic!
Barnafoss is more mysterious than Hraunfossar and its cascade has a foggy quality that looks slightly supernatural. Your friendly guide will tell you all about the tragic story that earnt it the name ‘the children’s waterfall. The tour takes eleven hours in total, meaning that we can’t tell you exactly when we will drop you back in Reykjavik.
Meet us there
The meeting point is at Húsafell center. When arriving from Reykjavik, please give yourself at least 2 hours to reach Húsafell. Check-in is 30 minutes before your tour starts.
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.
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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.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
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.
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.
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We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at 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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