Snowmobile across the vast snowy wastes of an Icelandic glacier and then descend deep below the ice cap's surface and explore a fantastic Ice Cave.
GO SNOWMOBILING ON A GLACIER, THEN EXPLORE THE ICE CAVE!
We set off from Reykjavík towards Húsafell in Borgarfjörður. 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. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour, you can ask the host on board who will happy assist you.
From Húsafell we will start our ascent to the Langjökull Ice Cap. We begin our snowmobiling trip from the base camp at Jaki, on the west side of the Glacier. After putting on the necessary clothing and getting our helmets, we listen to the safety briefing from our guide. Then we´re ready to drive off across the glacier´s vast snowy wasteland and marvel at the incredible surroundings.
After snowmobiling we literally walk down into a magnificent man-made Ice Cave beneath the ice cap. Your expert guide will take you on this fantastic journey to the icy netherworld deep within the glacier.
Until very recently what lies beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. But sometimes bold ideas do become a reality. This seemingly impossible feat 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.
DETAILS ON INTO AND ABOVE THE GLACIER TOUR
Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Children 6-11 years 50% discount.
Available all year round (depending on weather).
Min: 2 passengers
Age limit: 6 years, for the snowmobile part, a valid driving licence is required to drive the snowmobile.
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
Price per person, two passengers per snowmobile.
Knowledgeable local guide
Approx 30 minutes snowmobile ride.
All necessary equipment for snowmobiling (helmet, gloves, snow-suit)
Approximately 1 hour guided tour in the Ice Cave
In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages
This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location.
Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi
The starting point for Reykjavik Sightseeing Tours. Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik.
• Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher.
• If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.
Húsafell is the small base camp the Into the Glacier, which is the company that built the ice cave in Langjökull.
At Húsafell, the Mountaineers of Iceland will be taking you up to the glacier with one of their massive off-road vehicles. Once you reach their base camp at 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.
The entrance to the Ice Cave is atop the Langjökull glacier.
After getting 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 (550 yards) 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 lite up along the whole way and may be slippery, but not to worry, you will get crampons to better grip the icy floor.
The unique Hraunfossar (lava waterfalls) and Barnafoss waterfalls will be the next destinations.
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. This will be the last stop before returning to Reykjavik.
Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.
You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.
Lunch is not included, but we will stop at Húsafell where you will have a chance to buy food and drinks and use the restrooms if needed. You will have a chance to eat at the Húsafell Bistro after exiting the ice cave.
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts.
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.
Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.
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