Ultimate Ice Cave tour from Reykjavik! See an erupting geyser hot spring at Geysir, visit Gullfoss Waterfall, travel over Langjökull Glacier on the Super Truck and explore a stunning Natural Ice Cave.
Join us for a magnificent glacier Super Truck adventure tour from Reykjavik, see Gullfoss Waterfall, watch Strokkur erupt at Geysir geothermal area and explore Langjökull Glacier – then you get to visit a magnificent and newly discovered Langkökull natural ice cave!
November - May
~ 10 hours
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir geothermal area / Strokkur
- Langjökull Glacier
- Natural Ice Cave
- Small group experience
- Super Truck tour
- Expert glacier driver/guide
- Visits to all highlights
- Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
- All necessary ice cave equipment: Helmet, headlamp and crampons
Geysir & Gullfoss
We head to our first stop, the Geysir geothermal area with its boiling hot springs and the fabulous Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland today. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes blasting hot water and steam up to 30 m skywards – a truly stunning sight. Next up is a visit to Gullfoss, in English ‘the Golden Waterfall’. The wide and very powerful Hvítá river flows through Gullfoss, the colossal torrent drops 32 m before plunging into a crevasse. Hvítá is a glacial river which begins its journey on Langjökull, where you will be going next for a magical glacier adventure!
Short stops are made before and after the glacier but there is no lunch stop, so you can just eat the food you bring along whenever you want.
Super Truck and Langjökull Glacier
Now for the ice and the majesty of Langjökull Glacier with your expert glacier driver/guide! The stunning and extremely rugged conditions on Iceland’s second biggest ice cap are sure to test even the sturdy Super Truck. There are even times when it gets stuck in the snow, it may take a little time, but your guide knows exactly how to get free. The Super Truck is made for these conditions, traveling in low gear, some air will be released from the tires for a smoother ride, this also reduces any impact on the glacier. Langjökull is known as ‘the white glacier’ because it is so incredibly white, with high peaks all around you, the views are sensational on a clear day. Getting to the very recently discovered ice cave is always a lot of fun!
Langjökull Ice Cave
Ice caves are formed by the water which flows through cracks, crevasses and moulins in the ice. Mostly, this is surface meltwater, although in Iceland geothermal warmth can produce meltwater deep within a glacier. This recently formed cave is one of the most sensational ever. The ´ceiling’ is incredible, with really bright jewel blue opaque ice, rimmed by white ice with dark gray zebra-like striping showing the ash layers left by volcanic eruptions. Ice features inside the cave are always changing, at the moment there are majestic ice stalagmites, one of these stunning ice columns is huge, at least three meters tall. Hopefully, this remarkable ice column will stay around a while, but we can never be sure. The cave is very exciting, new ice features are always forming, so when you visit you could be feasting your eyes on some new and wonderful sights.
You are able to see everything in the cave, a headlamp is provided, and lights have been installed at strategic points in the cave. Your guide will issue all of the equipment you need: a helmet, headlamp and crampons.
Pick up and drop off:
Pick up is at 08:00 from our available Reykjavik pick-up points. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes so your patience is greatly appreciated. Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
The tour returns to Reykjavík at approximately 18:00. With this adventure tour you need to be flexible about time, the conditions quite often cause delays.
What to bring: Warm layers (not jeans or cotton), waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves, good hiking shoes, packed lunch, snacks and drinks. Make sure there is plenty of battery in your camera, they do not last as long in cold conditions!
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.
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.
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 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 (to be found here) are also suitable for all ages. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
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.
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.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routesdepending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers. Dress is 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 wind-breaker. 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 off of the glacier.
You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.
We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch or some extra clothing.
You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.
We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).
Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.
Our multiday tour include accommodation during you tour which is often booked far in advance and expensive so by booking with us you don’t have to worry about that.
The tours take you further away from the capital to explore some of the most beautiful highlands Iceland has to offer.
You will have a guide for the whole time who will tell you about everything you will see along the way and know where to stop to get the absolute best experience.
When booking with Arctic Adventures you are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel in one of the most popular parts of Iceland. The hotels we have partnered with are all of the same standard and offer nice hotel rooms with made-up beds with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking.
Hotel breakfast is included!
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.
Price from 39.900 ISK per person.
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