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$299.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Langjokull Ice Cave and Glacier Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

Depart Reykjavík for a thrilling day trip to one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions.Travel by bus to Langjökull’s man-made Ice Cap Glacier, a stunning world of deep caves, frozen corridors, and sparkling blue ice.Along the way, you’ll stop at Deildartunguhver, Europe’s highest flowing hot spring, as well as Hraunfossa — a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a lava field.Then, take a short break at Húsafell before boarding an 8-wheel monster truck for a journey into the Ice Cap’s caves. Travel deep within this magnificent glacier, marveling at the spectacular frozen surrounds as you go.Next, it’s time to disembark the vehicle and continue along through the glacier’s corridors and caves — about 1,650 feet (500 meters) on foot. The caves are lit by colorful LED lights making the descent into the glacier a magical journey.Afterward enjoy a leisurely ride back to your pickup location in central Reykjavík. 

$240.15 Day Trips & Excursions

Ice Cave, Húsafell, and Langjökull Glacier from Reykjavik

Depart from Reykjavik Terminal on a Mercedes-Benz coach equipped with a Wi-Fi connected computer tablet at each seat, which you can use to access the on-board, GPS-enabled audio guide. Your tour is also led by a guide, who will happily answer any questions you might have about Iceland's unique geography. Your first stop is the Langjökull glacier, the second-largest glacier in the country. As soon as you find yourself standing on top of the ice cap, get ready to go beneath the surface, traveling aboard a specially modified glacier vehicle to reach the man-made ice cave, aka ice tunnel; during this experience, learn from your guide how global climate change has impacted the surrounding area. Deep in the glacier, you have the chance to admire the stunning blue ice, and hear about the glacier's constant motion. Until very recently, what lies below Langjökull was a mystery, but sometimes bold ideas come to life, and the creation of this man-made ice cave was only possible with help from top engineers and renowned geophysicists. Inside the glacier, where the temperature is usually around 32˚ Fahrenheit (0˚ C), you can see from the layers of ice how the glacier was formed. After this, return to the warmth of the vehicle, and head to Húsafell for lunch (own expense). Then choose between seeing the famous Hraunfossar, a waterfall that flows over lava rock or relax in the small village of Húsafell. Your tour ends with return to Reykjavik terminal.

$334.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Langjokull Glacier Snowmobile Tour and Ice Cave from Reykjavik

Your day trip begins as you head out of the city toward Húsafell in Borgarfjörður. From there, start your ascent to the ice cap of Langjökull, the second-largest in Iceland. Your 1-hour snowmobiling experience starts at the base at Jaki, situated on the west side of the glacier. Get ready by putting on the provided thermal suits with all of the necessary safety equipment, and listen to important instructions about how to operate the snowmobile from your guide. Then take off on the ice, following your guide across this enormous glacier as you soak up the remarkable surroundings.Next, go down into the glacier itself on a tour to the man-made ice cave situated here. Your guide takes you on a journey deep within the glacier, where you have a chance to see the stunning blue ice and the chambers that have been carved out of it. Until very recently, what lies beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery, but sometimes bold ideas can come to life, and the realization of this man-made ice cave was only possible with help from top engineers and renowned geophysicists. Inside the glacier, where the temperature is usually around 32˚ Fahrenheit (0˚ C), you can see from the layers of ice how the glacier was formed.After this, make your way back to civilization as you return to the small town of Húsafell. Following a day spent on the ice, you can chose between relaxing at the small village of Húsafell or see the famous waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss before heading back to Reykjavik. 

$173.18 Day Trips & Excursions

Víðgelmir Lava Cave, Waterfalls, and Hot Spring from Reykjavik

This day trip departs from Reykjavik in the morning; after picking you up from your centrally located Reykjavik hotel we head North to the historic area of Borgarfjordur. Here we will visit the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver, as well as the very picturesque Hraunfossar waterfalls. Hraunfossar are a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of a lava field.The impressive lava cave named Víðgelmir is the largest cave that has ever been found in Iceland, and one of the largest in the world. Created in a volcanic eruption 1100 years ago, it has now been made easily accessible to visitors with walkways and lighting throughout. Expert guides will escort us around the cave, providing information about the geology and history of the cave. The cave tour is suitable for children aged over 4, and is a great experience for both children and adults.Remember to bring your bathing suit with you as after the cave tour we will stop at the thermal pool in Húsafell for a relaxing soak in the thermal waters before returning to Reykjavik. The pools here at Húsafell are heated by water from nearby thermal springs, and the pool caters to children and adults alike with a water slide, two hot tubs and two thermal swimming pools in a beautiful outdoor location.There will be a stop for lunch during the tour (own expense) at a small countryside restaurant.

$242.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Langjokull Ice Cave, Falls, and Hot Springs from Reykjavik

Tour departs from Reykjavik at 8:30am, for this full day adventure.  On this tour you will travel with an expert guide west of Reykjavík. You will get to walk up close to the highest-flow hot spring in Europe, named Deildartunguhver with temperatures of 97°C. The tour continues to Húsafell with its beautiful nature of dense wood, lava formations and mountains. From there your journey continues on a mountain truck on to Langjökull glacier to find the ice cave. The cave is a deep excavated man-made tunnel revealing the veins and blue heart of the glacier, to be explored with insightful commentary and facts from the trained ice cave guide leading the way. Close to Húsafell are the Hraunfossar waterfalls or Lava Falls. A picturesque scenery with water seeping from underneath the lava field and bursting out into Hvítá river. Walk over the bridge to stand above the powerful river and learn the sad old folk lore behind the name of Barnafoss or Childens Falls, before traveling back to Reykjavík.

$564.56 Private & Custom Tours

Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik

Your tour begins at 9:30am at your hotel or other accommodation in Reykjavik where your guide will pick you up. From there, drive under the Hvalfjordur Fjord to your first stop, the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes. Learn about the history of Icelandic settlement before continuing on to the Icelandic Museum of Agriculture followed by Ullarselið, an Icelandic wool shop.Enjoy coastal views with mountains in the backdrop as you drive inland from the coast to the highlands.Make stops at Deildartunguhver hot springs and Hraunfossar waterfalls before stopping in the small town of Husafell.Located in the highlands region, Husafell is the staging post to the basecamp at the foot of Langjökul glacier. Take time to stretch your legs and enjoy the included lunch buffet.When the group is finished with lunch, travel up the glacier. Hop aboard a rugged, 8-wheeled ice truck and cruise across the glacier to the ice cave. As an expert guide walks through the led-lighted walls inside the tunnels, listen carefully they explain the glacial exploration and research. See the multipurpose cave room that’s available for weddings, parties, meetings and events, before making your way out of the caves to the outside world.Visit the Long Glacier, the second-largest glacier in Iceland and Thorisjokull, named after the ogre Thorir, before heading back to Reykjavik.

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