Into the Glacier Tour - Starting from Langjökull

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Húsafell
Duration
2,5 hours
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Easy
Languages
English
Available
Jun. - Mar.

Explore 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. This tour is perfect for those wanting to adventure into the insides of a glacier and witness an attraction like no other.

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 passing scenery on this drive is magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you are truly stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier so barren and beautiful that it seems otherworldly. Once you reach the top of the snowy expanse you’ll see an array of pristine mountains all around you as you continue on your journey through this spectacular white tundra landscape.

You will then reach the entrance to the ice tunnels. Your guide will tell you to put your crampons on before guiding you into the awe-inspiring blue and white ice cave inside 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 how these incredible tunnels were created. Be sure to come prepared with your questions - your knowledgable guide will be more than happy to answer.

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. Exploring the passages and taking some well-earned snaps of the varying colours in the ice makes the visit a breathtaking experience.

Once you have enjoyed the incredible beauty here, you will jump back in your vehicle for a return journey to Húsafell centre. Again, make sure to keep your camera poised for the dramatic scenery all around you on your descent.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Buckle up for a fascinating and magnificent ice tunnel experience.

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Included

Transportaton in a modified glacier vehicle up to the Into the Glacier cave
English-speaking guide
Audio guidance (optional)
Crampons
Only in the winter (16th of October-31st of May): Transport from Húsafell to the glacier

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Caving
Super Jeep
Sightseeing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Húsafell
Langjökull

What to bring

Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)
Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know

Please note that the mountain road 550 which connects both Húsafell and Þingvellir National Park to Klaki base camp is a rough gravel road ONLY suitable for 4×4 vehicles during summer (1st of June to 15th of October) and that it is closed in the winter.

Please take the shuttle from Húsafell if you do not have a 4×4 vehicle. If you are traveling outside of the summer months (16th of October-31st of May), the shuttle transfer is included.

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