The Ice Cave Classic is an amazing opportunity to see the Langjökull glacier ice cap and explore what lies below. It's a once in a lifetime experience where you descend into the glacier´s icy netherworld, as well as exploring the nearby lava fields.
What to Expect
Depart early from Reykjavík and head to Langjökull Glacier which is 953 sq/km, making it the second largest glacier in the country. Step on board the new bus fleet equipped with computer tablets in each seat, so you can use the GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin) and German. You will also find a USB Charger and free Wi-Fi.
Before you know it, you'll 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, you will ride in a huge 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 explain to you how global warming has now started to impact on the glacial environment. 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 constant motion and you can literally see that movement first hand.
Until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. Sometimes with vision and determination, bold ideas can become a reality. The realization of this seemingly crazy notion of boring an ice tunnel deep into the glacier only became possible through the combined efforts of the country's top engineers and geophysicists. The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit. You will then continue the tour of the Borgarfjörður valley. You will see Hraunfossar, a beautiful lava waterfall almost a mile long gushing through a wall of lava.
- Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
- 1 hour guided Ice Cave tour with necessary safety equipment
- Knowledgeable local guide on the bus
- In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
- Tour in a specially modified 8x8 glacier vehicle on Langjökull Glacier.
What's Not Included
- Headphones are sold on board. It is recommended you bring your own ones simply because they will fit you best, and it's better for the environment
Know Before You Go
• Dress according to the weather
• In Iceland it's always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes
• Weather changes can be sudden, so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves
• Good outdoor shoes are recommended