Thrilling 2.5-Hour Into the Glacier Snowmobile and Ice Cave Tour

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Summary

Tour starts
Langjökull Klaki Basecamp, Iceland
Duration
2,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
June - Oct.
Minimum age
8 years old

Description

Experience the beauty of one of Iceland’s most majestic glaciers before heading into a fascinating ice cave in this Into the Glacier snowmobiling tour. This 2.5-hour adventure is perfect for travelers who wish to explore the Langjokull glacier and see what it’s like inside an ice cave and how they are formed.

Your thrilling day begins when a friendly and experienced guide picks you up from the Klaki base camp. You’ll then ride a super truck that can take you safely and comfortably to the Langjokull glacier. If you visit on a clear day, you’ll see breathtaking views of the Kerlingarfjoll mountains, the Hofsjokull glacier, and the Eiriksjokull glacier.

Once you reach the Langjokull glacier, your guide will brief you about the tour. They will also give you a helmet, overalls, and other essential snowmobiling equipment. The great thing about this tour is that it doesn’t require any snowmobiling experience. The guide will teach you the basics of operating one across the Langjokull glacier.

Langjokull, which means “long glacier” in Icelandic, is the second-largest glacier in Iceland. The glacier covers an area of approximately 362 square miles (935 square kilometers) and boasts an average ice thickness of around 1,902 feet (580 meters).

On board a snowmobile, you’ll drive across the glacier and see Langjokull’s predominantly white surface. You’ll then head to the man-made ice cave, which is the world’s largest. The ice cave was designed and constructed by Ari Trausti Gudmundsson, a geophysicist and presidential candidate, with the vision of letting visitors discover what it looks like to be inside a glacier even if it’s not wintertime.

Though the ice cave is man-made, it successfully recreates the things you’ll see and feel inside a real ice tunnel. Your knowledgeable guide will walk you through the ice cave and explain how an ice cave forms. It is advised that you ask the guide any questions about the tour, as they will gladly answer them.

Natural ice caves form on the lower parts of the Langjokull glacier during winter. However, they are prone to flooding, making them unstable and unsafe to visit. On the other hand, you can see the ice cave in most weather conditions except during extreme ones.

Walking along the ice tunnel, you’ll notice the well-lit passages, especially the ones that showcase the most impressive formations. The ice ceiling is about 82 feet (25 meters) thick, while the 656-foot (200-meter)-thick ground is even, allowing children and older visitors to explore comfortably.

Be sure to inspect the ice walls and their varying colors, which are a sight to behold. After enjoying the ice cave’s beauty, you’ll head back to the Klaki base camp, bringing wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Don’t miss this chance to visit the Langjokull glacier and enter a fascinating ice cave in this 2.5-hour Into the Glacier snowmobiling tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Pick-up from Klaki base camp
Super truck to Langjokull glacier
Guided snowmobile
Snowmobile safety gear
Entrance to Into the Glacier tour
Crampons

Activities

Snowmobile
Ice Caving
Transfers

What to bring

Warm layers
Waterproof pants and jacket
Headwear
Scarf
Gloves
Sturdy hiking shoes or boots

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