Ice Cave Classic

From: $ 254
Duration: ~ 11 hours

This ice cave tour takes you inside Langjokull glacier to experience one of the most amazing ice caves in Iceland. Seeing the glacier from the inside is a unique experience. The network underground is composed of an extensive system of tunnels and chambers that stretch several hundred meters into the solid ice cap towards a breathtaking natural ice cave at the heart of the glacier

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Highlights

  • Exploring one of Iceland's most spectacular ice caves
  • Marvel at the icy landscape as we ascend Langjökull in a tricked-out glacier truck
  • Journey deep into the heart of an ice tunnel and see the age-old ice from the inside
  • Witness the blue ice at the heart of a glacier
  • Admire the unusual Hraunfossar lava-field waterfalls

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Expert local guides
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Exploration of ice cave (45-60 min) with expert guide
  • Necessary gear for ice caving: crampons (traction straps for your boots), waterproof coveralls

Tour Itinerary

Iceland is a country shaped by glaciers. And even today a large portion of the country is covered by glaciers. This tour is one of the most exciting and unique ways to experience and better understand the tremendous power of the glaciers that have carved out the country’s landscape. Made possible by Iceland’s top geophysicists and engineers, the ice cave in Langjökull glacier is a manmade tunnel that provides a radically different view of an ice cap: from the inside.

The Scenic Route to the Inland West

We begin our journey through the scenic mountains and valleys of West Iceland. Heading northwest from Reykjavik we eventually turn inland towards the charming Húsafell area with its ancient Birch forest and small village. There we will transfer to the massive off-road trucks that will bring us up the snow-covered ice cap.

Into the Glacier

Reaching the entrance to the ice cave, we start our exploration into the heart of the ice cap with an expert glacier guide. Stretching several hundred metres into the glacier, the ice cave presents the most brilliant shades of crystalline blue within its many tunnels and caverns. 

Our expert guide will give us an inside look (literally!) into how the glacier was formed and also how the country’s top geophysicists and engineers came together to create this unique tunnel into the glacier. We will take between 45 and 60 minutes to explore this extraordinary cave before heading back to Húsafell where lunch is available for purchase.

Waterfalls of the West

On our way back to Reykjavík we will make one last stop to see two of West Iceland’s most renowned waterfalls. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls at the edge of a lava field, where glacier water emerges and trickles down into the Hvítá river, giving it an eerie blue glow. And like much else in Iceland, Barnafoss has a harrowing story behind its name, which you can learn about at this final stop before we return to Reykjavík.

Please note

  • Keep yourself warm and dry! Warm under layers, such as fleece or wool, and footwear appropriate for hiking are essential as well as a waterproof jacket, pants, headwear and shoes.
  • The temperature inside the cave is consistently at 0°C (32°F).
  • Bring your own headphones for onboard audio system (headphones are also available for purchase onboard)

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Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure. 

Tour departure point
This tour departs from Terminal at Skógarhlíð 10

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Check in at the Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

$ 254 11 hours

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