Into the Glacier Tour - Starting from Langjökull

Into the Glacier Tour - Starting from Langjökull
A monster truck makes the Ice Tunnel Tour into Langjökull Glacier possible.
Our guides will teach you the basics in glaciology and about the importance of glaciers in Iceland nature.
The massive tires of these modified super jeeps make the glacier journey easy.
The ice tunnel in Langjökull is in fact a series of tunnels and rooms.
Crampons are needed for safely walking through Langjökull's ice tunnel.
Don't forget to bring your camera along for the ride.
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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 passing scenery on this drive is magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier so barren and beautiful that it seems otherworldly.

You will reach the entrance to the ice tunnels. So put your crampons on and head into the blue and white world 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.

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 to Húsafell center.

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: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Húsafell, Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00. 12:30, 14:00, 15:00,

Please be at your pickup location in good time before your departure. 

  • 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

  • Transport is not included from Húsafell to the glacier in the summer 01.06 - 15.10 (can be added on during the booking process)

  • Pick up from Reykjavík is not included

  • Lunch

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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So exciting to be in the ice tunnels in the glacier. Amazing that they change so rapidly. We were very well looked after and learnt a great deal from our guides. Such a well organized tour. Thanks
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The tour was simply amazing. We learned the history of the glacier tunnels and were surprised to learn that they have not been open all that long and that they might have to close them up in, 4-8 years? Or longer, can't remember. Having said that: every body should go and see this before it is gone. The team is doing a lot of work every night to keep the tunnels in save and useable condition. Going through, starting to see the lines from volcano eruptions puts it all into perspective. It is very cool to start "in the present" and in the end stand in a cave "in the 80s". HIGHLY recommending it.
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forgot the guide's name but he looked like thor. really good and informative. patient and extremely helpful as well. my parents had difficulty walking down the slopes and he took great care in helping them down. He was really patient in taking photos and told us some good angles in which to take them as well. cave was small but since we took the earliest tour, they were able to restrict the number of people going in to the caves. the superjeep takes you right to the entrance of the caves.
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Alberto was the best tour guide any one can hope for. He was funny, energetic, and informative. The weather was also incredible, sun shining and we got the best pictures during our tour. They provided a small sled for our 2 year old and boy did he have a blast. Would recommend 100x.
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Our whole family enjoyed everything from sliding down the snow slide at base camp to touring the ice cave. This is a perfect trip for families if you want to explore a glacier, and our guide was very informative. I highly recommend this tour if you’re visiting Iceland!
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What can i say, our tour was amazing, highly recommend this trip. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and was really open to the million questions we had about the caves and the area in general. The whole trip was extremely well organised, and everything was provided on site, from warmer clothes to special shoes for the ice tunnels. Every single member of staff was helpful, funny and accommodating and I couldn't recommend this trip enough.
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Great tour, guide was very knowledgeable and funny and the trek was the perfect length, not too long, not too short. Strongly recommend for people who are short on time but still want to experience a glacier without expending too much energy.
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We had a fantastic tour! The scenery was breathtaking and our guides made it really fun and very informative about the country and the glaciers themselves. I would 100% recommend this tour you will have the best day ever! An unforgettable experience! Thank you!
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On a scale from 0 to 10 I would give it an eight. Departure was delayed by about 30 minutes and there was no one around to keep us updated. although walking through the inside of a glacier sounds like a challenging experience, it is not really. The whole operation is too close to a "mass tourism" type endeavour. Busload after busload of people enter the glacier, sometime to close to each other .... and this takes away from the "challenging" part of the experience. Price is too high also. Other than that, everything else was Ok.
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We loved the tour. It was a unique experience and our guide was great - both informative and entertaining. Waterproofs are definitely required with water dripping from the ceiling in a number of places. I'm glad we opted for the buffet lunch at Húsafell - a choice of 2 delicious hearty soups (lamb or vegetable), pizza, bread, a salad bar with every salad imaginable plus tea and coffee. The main downside was the travelling time from Reykjavik for a 1 hour tour of the tunnel, but I am glad we did it.
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