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Into Ice & Lava

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The Into Ice & Lava Tour is a chance to get both beneath the surface a glacier and below the earth in a lava cave. We explore the man made Ice Cave of Langjökull and the largest Lava Cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir. It is an amazing opportunity to get to know Iceland inside and out in the beautiful area of Borgarfjörður.

Departures

7:45

Availability

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Duration

Approx. 11 hours

Guiding language

English

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Ice Cave & Lava Cave: Dynamic Duo

We leave early from Reykjavík for our Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave and Víðgelmir Lava Cave adventure!

You soon learn that in Iceland everything is possible as you step aboard one of the huge specially-modified monster trucks and drive up the glacier to the ice cave. Before you know it you find yourself standing on top of an ice cap and about to begin your descent down below the surface of glacier to explore what lies beneath.

The ice tunnel or ice cave is a man made glacier cave high up in the remote highlands of Iceland. Your guide will explain how global warming has begun to affect the glacial environment and take you on a magical journey deep within the glacier. You get to see stunning blue glacier ice and wonderful glacier formations.

The glacier is in constant motion and we can witness that movement of nature itself firsthand. The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit and until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery.

After our ice cave tour we get back on board the glacier truck and head back down. We eat lunch at Hotel Húsafell and then go on to explore the mightiest lava cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir.

Your cave guide will show and explain the amazing features of the cave, e.g. the  wonderful colours, lava stalactites and stalagmites etc. The unique wooden walkway with railings and remotely operated lighting make this an easy tour for almost anyone.

This tour is family friendly and ideal for kids. After our adventures we take a scenic route back to Reykjavík.

Details on Into Ice & Lava

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 highly 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 tour of the Ice Cave and all necessary safety equipment
  • Caving equipment
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages
  • Transfer in a specially modified glacier truck on the glacier.
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Tour Highlights

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.

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.

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.

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