Langjokull Tours

Langjokull Tours

Explore Langjokull glacier's captivating beauty with guided tours offering ice cave visits, snowmobile adventures, and breathtaking vistas in Iceland's glacial landscapes. Book now!

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What are Langjokull tours?

Langjokull tours are guided excursions that allow visitors to explore and experience the Langjokull glacier and its surrounding areas. Discover more about Langjokull and the other ice caps in the country with this ultimate guide to glaciers in Iceland.

What is the best-rated Langjokull tour?

The best-rated Langjokull tour is the Golden Circle ​& snowmobiling tour with a transfer from Reykjavik, which has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5, as reviewed by more than 100 travelers. The highlight of this tour is heading to the top of Langjokull for an exhilarating one-hour snowmobile tour on the vast snowcap. The view from this location is breathtaking, and on a clear day, a major portion of the Icelandic highlands and several other glaciers are visible.

What activities can I expect on Langjokull tours?

Langjokull offers a range of exciting tours and activities for visitors to enjoy.

Snowmobiling tours allow you to explore the vast icy landscapes of Langjokull while riding a snowmobile. An example is this Golden Circle and Langjokull snowmobiling tour, which allows you to explore the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route and ride across the glacier on a fast snowmobile.

Langjokull is also home to stunning ice caves, including a massive man-made ice tunnel, that can be explored on guided tours like the 8-Hour Into the Glacier ice caving tour with waterfalls & hot springs with a transfer from Reykjavik.

The ice tunnel offers a unique opportunity to explore the glacier's interior and witness the stunning blue ice up close. See this 10-hour Into the Glacier Experience at Langjokull, which also includes a visit to beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls.

If you want some action, Super Jeep or Monster Truck tours take you on an off-road adventure across the rugged terrain of Langjokull, such as the Scenic 8-Hour Super Jeep tour of the Golden Circle & Langjokull glacier.

Are Langjokull tours available throughout the year?

Yes, Langjokull tours are generally available year-round. However, specific activities and access to certain glacier areas may vary depending on the season and weather conditions.

Where do Langjokull tours depart from?

Most Langjokull tours depart from Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. However, there are other tours that depart from other areas, such as the snowmobile tour on Langjokull Glacier, which departs from Gullfoss waterfall, the Into The Glacier Experience, which departs from Husafell, and this amazing 1-hour snowmobile tour on Langjokull from the Skjol campsite.

What should I wear and bring for my Langjokull tour?

It's essential to dress warmly and wear appropriate outdoor clothing, including waterproof and windproof layers, warm hats, gloves, and sturdy boots. It's also advisable to bring sunglasses as the glacier reflects the sunlight and a waterbottle to stay hydrated.

Are Langjokull tours suitable for everyone?

Langjokull tours cater to a range of fitness levels and interests. Going on a super jeep tour to explore the vast snowy landscapes of Langjokull glacier is suitable for most people, while those looking to go on a glacier hike will need to have a good fitness level for the excursion. Make sure to check the tour description before booking a tour to make sure it's suitable for you.

What can I expect to see when snowmobiling on Langjokull?

Snowmobile tours on top of Langjokull glacier are a great way to explore the wonderful terrains of Iceland’s snowy landscapes from a higher altitude. High elevations often present sweeping panoramas of the surrounding scenery as you zoom across the ice sheet.

How fast can I go when snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier?

That depends on the weather, ice and snow conditions as well as the experience of your group. Snowmobiles can go as fast as 100 mph (160 km/h), but the guide on your Langjokull tour will determine what speed is appropriate.

Is it necessary to book Langjokull tours in advance?

It's highly recommended to book Langjokull tours in advance, especially during peak travel seasons, to secure your preferred date and time. Popular tours can fill up quickly.

What are the details I should know about Langjokull?

Langjokull, the ‘Long Glacier,’ is the second-largest glacier in Iceland, at 361 square miles (935 square kilometers). Langjokull is about 31 miles (50 kilometers) long and up to 12 miles (20 kilometers) wide, and the ice is around 1,903 feet (580 meters) deep at its thickest. The glacier reaches its highest point in its northernmost part, called Baldjokull, rising around 4,757 feet (1,450 meters) above sea level.

Langjokull is located in the western part of Iceland, in the Highlands region. It is approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city.

Can I go on an ice cave tour in Langjokull glacier from Reykjavik?

Yes, the best ice cave tour at Langjokull starting from Reykjavik is this amazing 10-hour ice caving tour in Langjokull glacier. It includes transport to the glacier, a knowledgeable guide, and a super jeep ride on the glacier itself while getting to the ice cave. That makes for a day you won't forget any time soon!