INTO ICE AND LAVA

Go on a magical journey deep inside a man- made Ice Cave and visit the largest Lava Cave in Iceland. An unforgettable experience. All in one day!

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  • Tour duration 11 Hours
  • Very easy
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The Best of Both Worlds

Here is your chance to go on a magical journey deep beneath the glacier and into the Lava Cave.

We leave early from Reykjavík and catch the crisp morning, before you know it you suddenly find yourself standing on top of an Ice Cap and about to begin your descent down below the surface to explore what lies beneath. In order to get there we step aboard a huge specially-modified truck and drive up the glacier to the cave. The Ice Tunnel or Ice Cave is a man made glacier cave high up in a remote area in the highlands of Iceland. Your guide will explain the formations and movements of glaciers along with how they are constantly changing as they take you on a magical journey deep within the glacier. You get to see stunning blue glacier ice and wonderful glacier formations. The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit and until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery.

After our ice cave tour we get back on board the glacier truck and head straight to Iceland's mightiest lava cave, Víðgelmir. Just shy of 5,250 feet (1,600 meters), Víðgelmir is one of the largest largest lava caves in the world. Your guide will show and explain to you the features of the cave, including its colors, lava and ice formations, and stalactites and stalagmites. This tour is very family friendly, thanks to our all new signature walkway and feature lighting. Afterwards we take a scenic route back to Reykjavík.

Please note that this tour does not have scheduled lunch time so please bring lunch with you or order packed lunch from us.

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 Into the Glacier provide you with waterproof gear you need and will take you up to the Langjökull glacier within one of their ex-military off-road vehicles. This is approximately a 45 min ride.
  • Once you arrive at the entrance to the ice cave, you will walk down into the man made glacial cave and spend about 1 hour walking around the 500 meter cave. 
  • After the walk through the cave you will return to Húsafell where we will take you to the lava tunnel, you will spend about 1.5 hours exploring Iceland's mightiest lave tunnel.
  • Following the lava tunnel we will pick you up and we will return to Reykjavik. 

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.

What’s included

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • 1 hour guided Ice Cave tour with necessary safety equipment
  • 1 hour guided Lava Cave tour with necessary safety equipment
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Tour in a specially modified glacier vehicle on Langjökull Glacier.
  • Waterproof one-piece suite and boots if needed. Provided by the Into the Glacier team.
  • Admission into the Víðgelmir lava cave including helmet and head lamp.

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.

Lunch: After the trip to the ice cave, you will only have a short break before heading to the lava tunnel so it is a good idea to bring some snacks or lunch for the way. Along the way we try to stop so that you have a chance to buy some food or drink along the way.

kr 39,490 11 Hours , Very easy

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