INTO AND ABOVE THE GLACIER

Snowmobile across the vast snowy wastes of an Icelandic glacier and then descend deep below the ice cap's surface and explore a fantastic Ice Cave.

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  • Tour duration 11 Hours
  • Moderate
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Ride a snowmobile to the Ice cave

We set off from Reykjavík towards Icelandic highlands above Húsafell in West Iceland in the early morning for a glacier experience like no other. This tour includes a snowmobile ride up the vast snowy terrain of the second largest glacier in Iceland followed by a walk through the magnificent man-made ice cave.

From the glacier base camp at Jaki we start our tour of the Langjökull Glacier Ice Cap. We begin with putting on the necessary clothing and getting our helmets fitted, we then listen to the safety briefing from our guide before we head out on our snowmobile tour. Then we´re ready to drive off across the glacier´s vast snowy wonderland and marvel at the incredible surroundings. We will actually drive our snowmobiles to the famous ice cave!

After riding the snowmobiles up the glacier we walk down into the glacier, Your expert guide will take you on this fantastic journey to the icy netherworld deep within the glacier.

Until very recently what lies beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. But sometimes bold ideas become a reality and this seemingly impossible feat of creating a 500 meter long ice cave was made possible through the combined efforts of the country´s top engineers and geo-physicists. Inside the glacier the temperature is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit.

After snowmobiling and exploring the Ice Cave we make our way back down to civilization, or to the small village of Húsafell.

Itinerary

  • Starting off in Reykjavik from our Reykjavik terminal at Skógarhlíð 10 we will depart for Húsafell, a 1hr and 45min ride. Once we reach Húsafell you will have a chance to use the restroom and to grab some light refreshments.
  • At Húsafell, the team from the Mountaineers of Iceland will take you up to the Langjökull glacier within one of their massive off-road vehicles. This is approximately a 45 min ride.
  • Once you arrive at base camp at the edge of the glacier you will be outfitted to ride up the entrance of the ice cave, this is about a 30-45min ride
  • At the entrance to the Ice Cave,  you will walk down into the man made glacial cave and spend about 45-60 mins walking around the 500 meter cave. 
  • After the walk through the cave you will return to Húsafell where we will break for lunch at the Húsafell Bistro.

This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. 

Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi

Important information

Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.

Lunch is not included, but we will stop at Húsafell where you will have a chance to buy food and drinks and use the restrooms if needed. You will have a chance to eat at the Húsafell Bistro after exiting the ice cave.

What’s included

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Exhilarating snowmobile ride and crampons for walking into the ice cave
  • All necessary equipment for snowmobiling (helmet, gloves, snow-suit)
  • Approximately 1 hour guided tour in the Ice Cave
  • Admission to the Ice Cave

What do I need to bring

For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts. 

For your comfort: Since you will be entering an ice cave which is at  0° Celsius or 32° Fahrenheit we recommend not only warm clothing, but also waterproof clothing as well. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are essential for staying warm and dry during the visit into the ice cave.


kr 39,990 11 Hours , Moderate

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