Thrilling 9-Hour Into the Glacier and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
9 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
6 years old


Explore a fascinating ice cave on one of Iceland's largest glaciers before witnessing a visual spectacle in the night sky in this thrilling Into the Glacier and northern lights tour from Reykjavik. This 9-hour adventure takes travelers to the Langjokull glacier and the "Into the Glacier" man-made ice tunnel before watching the northern lights in action.

The fun begins when a friendly local guide picks you up from your preferred pick-up location in Reykjavik. They will then ride a bus that will take you to Langjokull's edge, where you'll transfer to an 8-wheel super truck that will take you to the top of the glacier.

Considered Ieland's second-largest glacier, Langjokull covers an area of about 368 square miles (953 square kilometers). The glacier also boasts captivating beauty with its awe-inspiring ice formations, such as seracs, crevasses, and ice caves.

During the trip toward the glacier's top, you'll see breathtaking landscapes beneath you. Be sure to take pictures of the pristine mountains as you get closer to your destination.

Upon reaching the top of the Langjokull glacier, you'll see the entrance to the man-made ice tunnel. The ice cave is Langjokull's latest attraction, where guests can learn about Iceland's glaciers and how they form and change through time. Before entering the ice cave, the guide will give you crampons to help you navigate inside.

As you explore the ice tunnel, you'll see shimmering blue ice illuminated by ambient lighting. The ground is relatively even, making the experience easy, even for children. The guide will take you along the passages where you'll see the ice and its varying colors.

You may also see a few small exhibits and a seating area where you can rest and appreciate the surrounding beauty. You'll also stop at the ice cave's built-in chapel toward the end of the tunnel.

Once it gets dark, the guide will take you near the ice cave's entrance which is one of the best spots to catch the northern lights. The aurora borealis or northern lights occur when charged particles from the sun collide with gasses in the Earth's atmosphere. In turn, they create a stunning array of colors that dance across the sky.

As the northern lights appear, watch for the various colors, including different hues of green and pink. You may also catch streaks of red, blue, purple, white, and sometimes yellow. Your guide will also talk more about the northern lights' history and significance in Iceland.

As you end your exciting day, you'll again ride the super truck back to the Langjokull glacier's edge and transfer to a bus that will drive you back to Reykjavik.

Don't miss this chance to see two of Iceland's most amazing natural wonders in this thrilling 9-hour Into the Glacier and northern lights tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transportation from Reykjavik
8-wheel super truck
Experienced local guide
Safety gear
Transportation from Reykjavik
Fees for the ice cave tour
Bus with Wi-Fi


Northern lights hunting
Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm Outdoor Clothes
Waterproof coat
Winter Boots or Hiking Shoes
Camera and tripod
Hot cocoa

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