Deep into the Glacier | Ice Tunnel Tour into Langjökull Glacier

Based on 18 traveller reviews

Witness the magical world inside of a glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Recently opened tunnels, carved into the most stable part of Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, make this unbelievable opportunity possible.

You will meet your group and guide at Húsafell, or a point closer to the glacier if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and are visiting in summer. Once gathered, you will get into an impressive, all-terrain, eight-wheel-drive monster truck, and head up the slopes of Langjökull glacier, over an ethereal world of ice and snow.

The vistas on this drive are magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you are stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier is so barren and beautiful that it is otherworldly.

You will reach the entrance to the ice tunnels, put your crampons on, and head into the blue and white world inside of the icecap. For an hour, you will follow your experienced guide as they tell you all about Iceland’s glaciers, how they are changing, and, of course, how these incredible tunnels were created.

Iceland is the only place in the world where such impressive passages into the ice have been built for the purpose of welcoming visitors. While natural ice caves do form on the lower parts of other glaciers during winter, they are notoriously unreliable due to flooding, and often too unstable to enter. Conversely, the ice tunnel in Langjökull is open year-round, and accessible in all but the most tumultuous of weather conditions. 

The tunnel is well lit throughout, and the ground is relatively even, so this tour is more than doable for anyone comfortable on their feet for an hour or so. Whether young or old, fit or unfit, the Langjökull ice tunnel is sure to blow you away.

Once you have enjoyed the incredible beauty here, you will jump back in your vehicle for a return journey that is as stunning as it was on your way up.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Buckle up for a fascinating and magnificent ice-tunnel experience. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Húsafell , Langjökull , Ice Cave Iceland
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:20 10:20, 11:50, 12:00, 13:20, 14:20,

The shuttle departs from Húsafell at 09:20, 09:50, 11:50 and 14:20. In summer, the price is 2000 ISK per person for a round-trip. If you plan to drive to Klaki base camp yourself, please note that you will need a 4x4 vehicle, and have to follow a rough gravel road. If you are driving a 2WD/non-highland capable vehicle, you will need to be picked up from Husafell and taken to the base camp. Please note that in Winter (16.10-31.5) the meeting point is always at Húsafell, regardless of vehicle, type. Please do not choose transfer for this period; it's included in the price
Included:
  • Transportaton in a modified glacier vehicle up to the Into the Glacier cave

  • English-speaking guide

  • Audio guidance (optional)

  • Crampons

  • Pick up from Reykjavík

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking


Good to know:

To Drive from Reykjavík to Húsafell:

1. Follow Route 1 out of Reykjavik to the north, ca. 73 km in the direction of Borgarnes.

2. Exit Route 1 and turn right to Route 50, just before entering the bridge over Borgarfjörður.

3. Follow Route 50 for ca. 33 km, and drive through the village of Kleppjárnsreykir.

4. Cross the river Reykjadalsá where the route number changes to 518, and continue for another 29 km. And you have arrived in Húsafell.

5. The GPS coordinates are N64 41.963 W20 52.143.

PLEASE NOTE that during the winter season, from 16th of October-15th of May, the duration of the tour can be anything from 3,5-4 hours since different routes have to be driven to reach the entrance of the tunnel.



Reviews

It was the highlight of our trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was made better with it snowing while we were up there!!

Amazing trip and even the drive to the glacier was fun as it took nearly 2 hours to get to the opening. once inside it was another world.

Amazing .. one of the reasons why I went back to iceland is because icelandic people are very kind and entertaining .. as well as people/staff in Into The Glacier/Guide To Iceland, they are very friendly and good cheer to others .. this is my second visit to Iceland and surely will come back .. cheers from Malaysia ..

Amazing experience. Our tour guy was great and funny. I miss Iceland and its people.

Amazing!!!

We had a great time on this tour! Going inside the ice cave was amazing! Our tour guide, Sofia, was very knowledgeable. Inside the glacier where the acoustics were good, Sofia sang a traditional Icelandic song for our group and it was just beautiful! An experience I won't soon forget!! I would definitely recommend this tour to family and friends who are visiting Iceland!

It was a really cool place to visit. Literally. Amazing experience, it was one of the nicest places to visit in Iceland. The guiding was very good. Waterproof clothing was very useful.

We drove the car to Husafell meeting point, following the GPS. Although the road was slippery in Winter, it is not as narrow as the road to Golden Circle. Took 2.5hrs to reach. Because they waited for everyone to arrive so the tour got delayed. It was nice of them though. We boarded the monster truck onto the rocky road, I got dizzy and slept for 2hrs to the Ice Caves and 2hrs back because of the bad weather. The tour itself is an hour. So make sure you set the whole day free because if the tour starts at 12. It may end only around 5pm. The ice caves is rather empty, I would say expensive for the experience especially if you have been to similar ice caves before. Nevertheless, if you are interested, and have any questions, the crew is extremely helpful to serve you.

It was like a distant dream come true, that's how I felt on this trip. Going in a big truck on no marked roads, but just the GPS has it's own Adventurous reward. Amazed to hear the stories behind the Cave digging and how they maintain it, is truly remarkable achievement from Humans and must see, to be appreciated :)

Amazing experience.

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