Langjokull Ice Cave Classic
Departing early from Reykjavík and get the crisp morning view of the Langjökull Glacier, which is our destination. Langjökull is the second largest glacier in the country. This is an unforgettable opportunity to explore the magical and mysterious netherworld of the Langjökull glacier, as well as seeing some beautiful Icelandic nature.
At Húsafell, the Into the Glacier team will be taking you up and into the ice cave with one of their massive off-road vehicles. These were previously NATO missile launchers which have been repurposed as transport vehicles. The Into the Glacier team also has one-piece waterproof suites which you can borrow for the duration of the ice cave tour.
After getting into one of the large off-road vehicles necessary for driving on the snow and ice of the glacier, you will head up to the entrance of the Ice Cave. This is a short 35-45 minute ride to the top of the glacier, from which you will descend into the ice cave to witness the wonders of Iceland's second largest glacier from the inside.
You soon discover that in Iceland everything is possible - before you know it you find yourself standing on top of a vast ice-cap, ready to descend into the glacier and explore its icy netherworld. To get to the Ice Cave we ride in a specially-modified truck. The Ice Tunnel and Cave are man-made and located high up in a remote area of the glacier in the very heart of Iceland.
Your guide will then take you on an amazing journey, deep within the glacier where you can see the stunning blue-hued ice. The glacier is in a constant state of motion and here we can literally see that movement first hand. Until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery.
The temperature inside the glacier is around freezing temperatures, 0° Celsius or 32° Fahrenheit. Back on top of the surface of the glacier, we jump aboard to the welcome warmth of the truck. After a short lunch at Húsafell, we will head to two waterfalls, famous Hraunfossar waterfalls and Barnafoss waterfall. Although these two waterfalls cannot compete with Gullfoss for size, their beauty and uniqueness is sure not to disappoint. This will be the last stop before returning to Reykjavik.
PRICING & VALIDITY
The Tour costs £169 per adult & half price for children under 16 years old.
Tour includes guided coach tour to Húsafell, 1 hour guided Ice Cave tour with necessary safety equipment, Knowledgeable local guide, tour in a specially modified glacier vehicle on Langjökull Glacier. Waterproof one-piece suite and boots if needed. Provided by the Into the Glacier team.
Tour departs at 0730 daily all year and lasts for around 11 hours.