Discovering Langjokull Ice Cave Tunnel

Discovering Langjokull Ice Cave Tunnel
The ice caves in Langjökull in the Icelandic Highlands are ethereal in their blue colouration.
One of the West Iceland sites you will see on this tour is Hraunfossar falls.
Glacier guides will help you with the gear you need to safely and comfortably travel through the ice caves of Langjökull glacier in the Icelandic Highlands.
Many of the rooms of the ice tunnel on Langjökull glacier have a purpose, such as the chapel.
The corridors through the ice tunnel of Langjökull glacier are all easy for people to walk through, requiring no stooping, climbing or crawling.
The dramatic sites of West Iceland are often overlooked, but easily accessible and beautiful in summer and winter.
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Join this tour for a memorable trip to a sprawling farm estate in Húsafell, followed by an afternoon exploring inside Langjökull glacier, roaming the chilly blue-white halls of a man-made ice tunnel.

You'll be picked up at your designated pickup location in Reykjavík and whirled away to Húsafell, just on the edge of the Highlands. From here, you'll hop on a specially equipped glacier vehicle to plough your way through the countryside to Langjökull glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland. Throughout your journey, you will be surrounded by a stark landscape of mountains and icy plains.

Inside the glacier, your knowledgeable guide will explain the effects of global warming on the glaciers and the ecology in Iceland; the problem is so serious that in as little as 80 years, the glacier may have melted away. To combat the effects of greenhouse gases, volunteers plant many trees around Langjökull each year.

Next, you'll go to Deildartunguhver, the highest flowing hot spring in Europe and a pleasant spot of green vegetation and bubbling spring water. Be careful not to get too close - the water is consistently 97 degrees C (206 degrees F). Near the pool, you can also find a plant called the deer fern, Blechnum spicant, which grows nowhere else in Iceland.

You'll also see the exceptional Hraunfossar waterfall, where water cascades then trickle over the lava fields, pouring down into the Hvítá river. This is a fantastic spot for photography enthusiasts.

Seize your chance to enjoy the beauty and history of Iceland, including an incredible up-close exploration of the glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 2 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: West Iceland , Highlands, Hraunfossar, Deildartunguhver, Húsafell, Reykholt, Barnafoss, Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík

  • Bus fare

  • English-speaking guide

  • Monster Truck ride to Langjökull glacier

  • Admission to the Ice Cave

  • Lunch and Dinner

What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suitable for rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Your Camera

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm. (Jeans are not recommended because denim, once wet, will spread moisture and take a long time to dry, leaving the wearer extremely cold!)

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Our tour guides (Daniel and I am sorry I forgot our driver’s name) were great. Unfortunately our tour was cancelled on our drive there, due to extreme wind. Our tour guides advocated for our safety and encouraged the tour company to cancel the tour so we would remain safe. They seemed knowledgeable and experienced. I would highly recommend the tour guides. However, I would highly DISCOURAGE anyone from booking a tour with this company, Reykjavik Sightseeing. Their customer service was horrible. They told our tour guides, while we were all still on the bus on our way back to our hotels, that we were all invited to join their Northern Lights tour that night free of charge. We were told to contact customer service about this and about proceeding with our Ice Cave tour refund. When we contacted customer service, they had no idea what was going on, could not and would not answer any of our questions, and told us to email them with our questions. We did. They never addressed our questions about the Northern Lights tour, the tour that THEIR company offered to us. This was their suggestion, not ours, yet no one would follow through. We have emailed them and called them multiple times. Cancelling the Ice Cave tour due to weather concerns is completely understandable, and Guide to Iceland promptly processed our refund. Their customer service was fantastic. However, Reykjavík Sightseeing’s customer service was despicable. We ended up buying a different Northern Lights tour, that we had to pay for on our own. Do not book with this tour company!!
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Would have given it top rating if it wasn't for it being too long. Guides were knowlegable and the trip was an experience.
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