Into the Glacier Through Rugged Highlands | From Thingvellir National Park

Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Language
English
Available
Jun. - Sep.

Join this glacier adventure and visit Iceland’s second largest glacier on the surface as well as within through a mesmerising ice tunnel and the world’s largest man-made ice cave. This tour is perfect for those seeking to connect Iceland’s famous Golden Circle route with a guided glacier experience.

Your meeting point for this tour will be at the historic Þingvellir National Park, one of the three main attractions of the world-famous Golden Circle route. Your guide will then take you through the rugged highlands of the breathtaking Kaldidalur Valley.

You will be driven to the glacier’s base camp, Klaki, which is located at the base of Langjökull where your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will recount the history of Kaldidalur track. Kaldidalur is one of the highest mountain roads in Iceland and was used by Icelanders all over the country to travel to the „Alþingi“, the longest-running parliament in the world.

You will also learn the significance of the glacier to the region, explaining how its underground glacial streams feed the majestic Gullfoss waterfall as well as the picturesque Lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake at the heart of the Golden Circle.

This tour also focuses on the importance of glaciers in Iceland in general, as well as providing beautiful views of the Icelandic Highlands and glacier terrain. Inside Langjökull you will also get the chance to see what the inside of the glacier looks like and come to understand how the blue glacier ice is formed while visiting the glacier ice cave that was carved into the ice cap near its top.

All of this combined in a tour that takes only 5.5 hours to complete and will drop you off at Þingvellir park, so you are ready to continue your Golden Circle exploration or return to your accommodation.

The tour operates at a convenient starting location for those travelling from Reykjavik as Þingvellir National Park is only a 45–50-minute drive from the downtown area of the capital.

Embellish your Golden Circle experience and combine sightseeing with exciting glacier adventures on this thrilling Langjökull tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Guided tour from Þingvellir National Park to the Klaki Base Camp via the Kaldidalur highland road
Tour in a specially modified glacier vehicle up the Langjökull glacier to the ice tunnel
Admission to the ice cave and tunnels, with guidance in English
English-speaking driver/guide/audio guidance
Free WiFi in the glacier vehicle.
Crampons are provided for use inside tunnels

Activities

Super Jeep
Sightseeing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Þingvellir
Kaldidalur
Langjökull

What to bring

Waterproof footwear and warm socks. Because cold toes spoil the fun!
Layers, including a thermal base layer
Warm and waterproof coat
Hat and gloves
Sunglasses, to block the sunlight reflecting off the glacier
Don’t forget your camera to capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience

Good to know

WARM CLOTHING IS MANDATORY! Even during the summer, the conditions will be cold and snowy on the glacier.

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