Into & Above The Glacier by Snowmobile
We set off from Reykjavík towards Icelandic highlands above Húsafell in West Iceland in the early morning for a glacier experience like no other. This tour includes a snowmobile ride up the vast snowy terrain of the second largest glacier in Iceland followed by a walk through the magnificent man-made ice cave.
At Húsafell, the guides will be taking you up to the glacier with one of their massive off-road vehicles. Once you reach their base camp at Jaki on the edge of the glacier, you will get outfitted with all the gear you need for snowmobiling. Snowmobiling on the glacier is the ultimate way to explore the vast icy wonderland on your way to the entrance of the Ice Cave. After a 30-45 minute ride you will reach the entrance of the Ice cave. Here the Into the Glacier team will take you in to the beautiful ice cavern to discuss the formation of glacier and the creation of the ice cave itself.
After snowmobiling up to the entrance to the glacier, you will enter the cave and descend down into wonders of Iceland's second largest glacier. The Ice Cave is about 500m long and you will be spending the next 45-60 minutes walking through cave and learning about the movements and formations of glacier. The Cave is lit up along the whole way and may be slippery, but not to worry, you will get crampons to better grip the icy floor.
Until very recently what lies beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. But sometimes bold ideas become a reality and this seemingly impossible feat of creating a 500 meter long ice cave was made possible through the combined efforts of the country´s top engineers and geo-physicists. Inside the glacier the temperature is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit. After snowmobiling and exploring the Ice Cave we make our way back down to civilisation, or to the small village of Húsafell.
After a short lunch at Húsafell, we will head to these two waterfalls, a site which is not to be missed. Crystal clear water emerges from the volcanic rock lava field and falls down into Hvitá (white river), a beautiful turquoise glacial river steaming from the Langjökull glacier. Although these two waterfalls cannot compete with Gullfoss for size, their beauty and uniqueness is sure not to disappoint.
PRICING & VALIDITY
Tour costs £219 for an Adult and a child between 8 - 16 pays £169.
Coach transfer with knowledgeable local guide, monster truck to the base camp, exhilarating snowmobile ride and crampons for walking into the ice cave, all necessary equipment for snowmobiling (helmet, gloves, snow-suit) and Approximately 1 hour guided tour in the Ice Cave with admission to the Ice Cave
You need a valid driver's license to drive a snowmobile
Prices are based on 2 sharing a snowmobile.
For your comfort: Since you will be entering an ice cave which is at 0° Celsius or 32° Fahrenheit we recommend not only warm clothing, but also waterproof clothing as well. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are essential for staying warm and dry during the visit into the ice cave.
Tours operate daily all year round and depart at 0730, the tour lasts for around 11 hours.