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Ice Cave Classic

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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, glacier landscapes and its amazing waterfalls.

Departures

7:45 / 8:00

Availability

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Duration

Approx. 11 hours

Guiding language

English

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See the Glacier. Stand on the Glacier. Go into the Glacier!

We depart early from Reykjavík city and get the crisp morning view of our destination, the Langjökull Glacier. Langjökull is 953 sq/km, making it the second largest glacier in the country. Step on board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin) and German. So if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language you are comfortable, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free wifi.

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 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 here we 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 realisation 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.

Back on the surface we jump aboard the welcome warmth of the glacier truck. We eat lunch at the stunning Hotel Húsafell and then we continue our tour of the Borgarfjörður valley. We get to see Hraunfossar, a beautiful lava waterfall almost a mile long gushing through a wall of lava.

Details on the Ice Cave Classic tour

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Teenagers (12-15 years) 50% discount. Children (0-11 years) free
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Min: No minimum number of participants
Age limit: No
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.

Duration: 10-11 hours

What's included:

  • Free tour pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • 1 hour guided Ice Cave tour with necessary safety equipment
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages
  • Tour in a specially modified glacier vehicle on Langjökull Glacier.
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Tour Highlights

Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar are several waterfalls in Borgarfjörður, western Iceland. They flow out of Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from a eruption from one of the volcanoes resting underneath Langjökull. The waterfalls stream into Hvítá. Just up stream there is the waterfall Barnafossar.

Barnafossar

Barnafossar is a waterfall in Western Iceland, falling into Hvítá River in Borgarfjörður. Barnafossar burst out of Hallmundarhraun, a massive lava plain. Once there was a natural bridge over the waterfall. Two children from a nearby farm died crossing the river. Later, the mother had the bridge destroyed.

Langjökull

Langjökull Glacier is the second biggest glacier in Iceland. Langjökull is the home of the unique glacier cave and a paradise for snowmobile and super-jeep lovers. Its volume is 195 km³ and the ice is up to 580 m (1,900 ft) thick. The highest point of the ice cap is about 1,450 m (4,760 ft) above sea level.

Ice Cave of Langjökull

Into the Glacier offers various tours to Iceland‘s most significant new attraction, the man made ice cave. Inside the glacier, you will hear interesting information on the glacier, glacial exploration and research, and global warming. The walls inside the cave are led lighted.

Húsafell

Húsafell is a farm and church estate. It is the innermost farm in Borgarfjörður, not far from Reykholt. Húsafell is a hub of various type of tourist visiting, with a swimming pool, golf course, a multitude of lakes. Húsafell is a unique natural gem in a magnificent landscape and an active birdlife.

Lava Fields

Lava fields, also known as lava plains or lava beds. are large and, barring any encroaching moss growth, barren expanses of ragged basalt lava flows whose molten march was long since halted by the forces of a flat ground. These fields often go on for miles, but geologists prefer to measure them in cubic kilometers.

"“Excellent golden circle tour”"

Can't fault the golden circle tour with this operator. Apparently one of the smaller providers so makes a nice change. Tour guide (Gampta? Sorry didn't get spelling) was a local and very passionate about his country and keen to show and provide us all with as much info as possible. Seemed genuinely excited and keen to share as much knowledge as possible on the sites we passed. Rather infectious! We saw waterfalls, geysers and some breathtaking views that will stay with me forever. Going home tomorrow otherwise would've been keen to book through them again. Thanks for an excellent day!

- Clark S, November 2016

"“South Coast”"

Awesome! Best tour so far! Pick up/drop off right in front off our hotel. Super comfy heated small bus (approx 16. pers.). Our driver Haffé was super enthousiast and kind. At the end of our tour he hiked with us and showed us a hidden gem. I would absolutely recommend this company for all your sightseeing and adventure tours on Iceland! Thank your, Reykjavik Sightseeing for the great experience!

- mathiasdb, November 2016

"“Northern Lights & Stars”"

Booked Northern lights trip. Was cancelled 2 days in a row due to bad weather. We did get out on the 3rd day. We were advised that may still not see them . A minibus picked us up from our hotel. We were taken to a place and transferred on to larger coaches. The coaches are very modern with a tablet assigned to each seat with an audio guide which was very interesting breaking up the journey in the dark! When we arrived at the destination the coach was left open so you could go in out of the cold anytime. We waited for about an hour & half. Some coaches left. Our guide decided to wait a bit longer. Great decision because the lights did come out, worth the extra wait.

- Karen3100, November 2016