Deep into the Glacier | Ice Tunnel Tour into Langjökull Glacier

Deep into the Glacier | Ice Tunnel Tour into Langjökull Glacier
The ice tunnel in Langjökull is in fact a series of tunnels and rooms.
A monster truck makes the Ice Tunnel Tour into Langjökull Glacier possible.
The massive tyres of these modified super jeeps make the glacier journey easy.
Crampons are needed for safely walking through Langjökull's ice tunnel.
Your glacier guide is an expert on Langjökull and the ice tunnel.
Seeing the inside of a glacier is usually only possible on limited ice caves, but not on Langjökull.
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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 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: 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, 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 from Húsafell to the glacier in the summer (can be added on during the booking process)

  • 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:

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 travelling outside the summer months (16th of October-31st of May), the shuttle transfer is included.

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Deep into the Glacier | Ice Tunnel Tour into Langjökull Glacier
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