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Exploring the Langjokull Glacier

The Langjokull glacier, also known as the "Long Glacier," is a magnificent — and massive —  glacier located in the Icelandic Highlands. As the country's second-largest glacier, Langjokull stretches across over 365 square miles (roughly 950 square kilometers) of pristine, ice-covered terrain. The stunning ice cap conceals a world of snowfields, crevasses, and hidden ice caves. 

Langjokull tours offer an extraordinary adventure into the heart of one of Iceland's most captivating natural wonders. These tours provide a unique opportunity to explore the glacier's otherworldly landscapes, whether visiting on a snowmobile, exploring a sub-glacial ice cave, or taking a guided hike of the ice cap.

With knowledgeable guides leading the way, visitors can immerse themselves in the glacier's beauty, learn about its geological history, and capture unforgettable memories against shimmering ice and snow. 

Tours of the Langjokull glacier provide an exhilarating and educational experience, allowing travelers to discover the frozen enchantment of Iceland's interior like never before.

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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 significant portion of the Icelandic highlands and several other glaciers are visible.
Another excellent option is a super jeep Langjokull tour, which includes a snowmobiling session and entrance to the Secret Lagoon. It has an average score of 4.8 stars from over 10 reviews and includes transfer from Reykjavik.
Alternatively, you can combine a snowmobile ride with an ice-tunnel experience on a four-hour Langjokull tour. You'll ride in a super jeep, zoom across the ice on a snowmobile, and head deep into the glacier ice with a visit to the ice tunnel. This exciting trip has a 4.4-star rating from over 25 reviews.

Are Langjokull tours worth it?

Langjokull tours in Iceland are well worth it for anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure in a breathtaking natural wonder. Exploring this massive glacier offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness stunning ice formations, venture into captivating ice caves, and learn about the unique geology of this glacier. Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking for snowmobiling or a nature enthusiast eager to explore Iceland's icy landscapes, Langjokull tours deliver an extraordinary and rewarding experience that you'll cherish for years to come.

What is the cheapest Langjokull tour?

The cheapest Langjokull glacier tour is this four-hour ice cave & glacier monster truck tour, which costs about 144 USD per person. The tour takes travelers onto the glacier in a monster truck, gives them to explore the glacier, and takes them to a natural ice cave (weather permitting). It's a fantastic and affordable way to explore Iceland's second-largest glacier.
This two-hour ice-tunnel tour is an excellent alternative. It has a 4.6-star rating from over 10 reviews and costs roughly 167 USD per person.
The cheapest snowmobiling experience on Langjokull is a four-hour snowmobiling tour departing from the Gullfoss waterfall. At approximately 212 USD per person, it's the perfect choice for adventurous travelers on a tighter budget.

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. The best time of year to take a Langjokull tour is typically from late spring to early fall because the weather is milder and access to the glacier is safer.

What activities can I expect on Langjokull tours?

There are various activities available on Langjokull tours. Snowmobiling tours (like this Golden Circle & Langjokull tour) allow you to explore the vast icy landscapes at high speeds. Other action-packed Langjokull tours include super jeep or monster truck tours, like this eight-hour super jeep tour of the Golden Circle & Langjokull. Alternatively, you can head under the glacier ice with a tour of an artificial ice tunnel — like on this eight-hour Into the Glacier tour with waterfalls & hot springs.

Where do Langjokull tours depart from?

Most Langjokull tours depart from Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital. However, other tours depart from elsewhere, such as the Gullfoss waterfall or Husafell in West Iceland, so you can easily visit if you're staying outside of Reykjavik. For example, this one-hour snowmobiling tour departs from the Geysir Geothermal Area.

What should I wear on a 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 can be very bright. A refillable water bottle is also a good idea, as you can often refill it from glacial meltwater. Many tour operators have warm, waterproof clothing and hiking boots available for hire, but you can easily rent your own equipment.

What equipment do I need for a Langjokull tour?

The equipment you need for your tour depends on the type of activity. However, tour operators usually provide all the necessary equipment to keep you safe on the ice, so you only need warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy hiking boots.

Are Langjokull tours suitable for everyone?

Langjokull tours cater to a range of fitness levels and interests. Taking a super jeep tour of the vast snowy landscapes of Langjokull glacier is generally suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. However, more adventurous tours like this four-hour snowmobiling tour might have minimum age requirements and be better suited to those with a moderate fitness level.

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. Don't forget your camera!

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. Always listen to and follow the instructions of your guide.

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.

Are Langjokull tours suitable for families with children?

Yes, there are family-friendly Langjokull tours that are suitable for children, such as this eight-hour super jeep Golden Circle & Langjokull tour, which has no minimum age limit. However, it's essential to check the specific tour details for age restrictions and suitability. Many snowmobiling and ice-caving tours aren't suitable for children.

Can I combine a Langjokull tour with other nearby attractions?

Yes, you can often combine Langjokull tours with visits to nearby attractions like the Golden Circle or geothermal hot springs, making the most of your Iceland adventure. Try this private Golden Circle & Langjokull monster truck tour to combine the most popular attractions in Iceland with an exciting glacier ride.

Are there dining options available during Langjokull tours?

Dining options are limited on the Langjokull glacier, so it's a good idea to bring snacks or inquire with your tour operator about meal arrangements for longer excursions.

Are private tours of Langjokull available?

Yes, several tour operators offer private Langjokull tours, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences and enjoy a more exclusive adventure. Book this private 10-hour West Iceland & Borgarfjordur tour and add entry to the Langjokull Ice Tunnel for an exciting and fully private day out.
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