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Into the Glacier Through Rugged Highlands | From Thingvellir National Park

Into the Glacier Through Rugged Highlands | From Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park sits on the rift between two tectonic plates
An expert guide will answer any questions the group has about glaciers
Specialized vehicles are used to drive on glaciers
The water in Lake Thingvallavatn comes from glaciers and is therefore very cold
Thingvellir National Park has a great significance in Icelandic history, and a great view
The inside of a man-made ice cave

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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þingvellir, Kaldidalur, Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00.

Thingvellir National Park - N64° 16.646 W21° 5.613

Meeting point is only 45 - 55 minutes away from Reykjavik. GPS point is N64° 16.646 W21° 5.613

  • 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

  • Food and drinks

  • A guided Golden Circle tour is not included

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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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
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