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Glacier Wonderland Ice Cave Experience

Glacier, Hot Spring, Ice Tunnel & Waterfall

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.

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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!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    9 - 10 hours

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Price from

    29.900 ISK

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)
Included
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 Information

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.


Practical Information

Remember to bring: Warm clothes, including a waterproof / warm coat and suitable footwear (even in summer)


Please note

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)

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.

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?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

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 Special Tours, has been a favorite 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). 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.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

What is a safety briefing?

Before starting any of our more technical trips, 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 particular trip. 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.

Last we would like to underline how important it is to dress according to instructions of the tour and the weather of the day. Always read the “what to bring” very well.

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.

Disclaimer
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.

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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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Glacier Wonderland Ice Cave Experience | Average rating: 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews


"We tried a few companies during our travels in Iceland and I must say artic adventures was the best one" | 5 stars By Danny Kong 31/01/2018
We tried a few companies during our travels in Iceland and I must say artic adventures was the best one. Guides were super helpful and was there to help whenever we needed something. The day was perfect and I would recommend them to my friends. Just want to say thank you for giving us a wonderful send off as our trip was booked on the day before we flew home.
"Wonderful winter excursion" | 5 stars By Belinda Halonen 12/03/2018
I enjoyed a beautiful, wonderous, and memorable trip to Iceland thanks to our guide, Pall Asgeir Asgeirsson! I learned much about the history, culture, and geography of Iceland. Stopping to see the Icelandic horses, stopping to see the hot springs and the magnificent waterfalls, and walking into the glacier! Wow! What an experience. This tour was a great overview of Iceland. We went far and due to travel and weather we couldn't hike for long but on my next trip I know where to go and I know how much time I will need! I had a beautiful experience and recommend the tour to all.
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