Join a tour in which you explore Langjökull glacier above and below its surface. This tour is perfect for anyone looking for an authentic glacier experience, as well as nature lovers who would like to see some of the most vital sights in the Icelandic countryside.
Your In Bus Audio Guide is available in 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish), and each seat of the all-new bus fleet is equipped with a tablet with free wifi.
After an early departure from Reykjavik, you’ll be taken to Langjökull glacier to see the morning sun shining on the endless white expanse of the ice cap. Once you’ve savoured the fresh air and taken in the all-encompassing views you'll travel to the entrance of the icy netherworld.
To get to the ice tunnel, you will hop on a specially modified truck and head off to the only tunnel in the world that leads into a glacial ice cap. Your knowledgeable guide will share with you the process of creating this tunnel, which required teamwork from a number of glacial researchers, scientists and geologists.
Your guide will point out geological features here, including the deep sapphire blue of oxygen buried in the ice, compressed by the enormous weight of the ice pressing it down. The ice is layered with snow, crushed under thousands of years of pressure as the glacier shifted and settled.
You will also learn about the terrible effects of climate change on Iceland’s glaciers, which shrink each year—in as little as 80 years, in fact, Langjökull could be gone. To offset this, trees are planted in the area to help preserve Iceland’s environment and counter the effects of global warming.
Once free of the slippery embrace of the glacier, you'll jump aboard the super truck and enjoy its welcome warmth. There will be a stop at Hotel Húsafell where you can enjoy lunch, and then you’ll tour the rest of lovely Borgarfjörður valley.
One of the many highlights here is Hraunfossar, a beautiful lava waterfall, almost a mile long, gushing through a wall of lava.
Don't miss your chance to tour one of Iceland’s disappearing wonders! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
Dress according to weather. In Iceland, it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can suddenly change so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
The temperature inside the Ice cave is 0 degrees celsius.