Ice Caving Tour

Ice Caving Tour on Langjokull Glacier | IS-IC2304

The World’s Largest Man-Made Ice Cave & Hidden Gems of Iceland

About Tour

Hop on a repurposed NATO missile truck for a ride to the man-made Langjökull Ice Cave. This cave is Iceland’s most ambitious project.

Highlights

  • Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier
  • Langjokull Glacier ice cave tour
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring (only with pick up from Reykjavik)
  • Hraunfossar waterfall (only with pick up from Reykjavik)
  • Barnafossar waterfall (only with pick up from Reykjavik)

On this Langjokull Glacier tour, explore Iceland’s (and the world’s) largest man-made ice cave. A 20-ton monster truck will take you to the entrance of the cave, located close to the top of the glacier. Then trek through the 1,640-ft (500-m) long ice tunnel with separate frozen halls. Marvel at brilliant blue ice formations and magnificent crevasses. You’ll dream about this ice cave experience for years to come!

Pick up in Reykjavik or meet us on location:

In the booking process, choose between pick up in Reykjavik or meet us at Húsafell, the town from which Langjokull tours depart. If you choose the Reykjavik option, you’ll stop at Europe’s most powerful hot spring and thundering waterfalls along the way.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
Availability All year
Duration 3-4 / 9-10 hours
Departs From Reykjavik / Húsafell
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age No limit
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

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17 849 ISK

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20 999 ISK

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What's Included

Included

  • 8 Wheel Super Truck Ride
  • Entrance Fee to Langjökull Ice Cave
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Guided Tour from Reykjavik

What to bring

  • Warm, waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Suitable footwear

Not Included

  • Lunch

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Itinerary

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Our journey to Langjokull cave will begin in Reykjavik and continue to Iceland’s hidden gems. Stop at Deildatunguhver Hot Spring and Hraunfossar and Barnafossar Waterfalls along the way. If you’ve chosen to meet us at Húsafell instead, you can visit these places yourself before meeting us for the ice caving tour on Langjokull Glacier.

The adventure kicks off as we depart from Reykjavik and make our way to Langjokull Glacier. The first stop is Deildatunguhver. This is Europe’s most powerful hot spring, gushing out about 48 gallons (180 litres) of boiling water per second! Don’t forget to look for a rare type of fern, Blechnum Spicant, that only grows here.

The next stop is Hraunfossar Waterfall (Lava Falls). The cascade is home to thousands of rivulets that seep through the lava rocks of Hallmundarhraun Lava Field. Then witness Barnafossar Waterfall, found just a few hundred meters from Hraunfossar. Your guide will tell you the spooky story surrounding the falls.

After lunch at a café in the vibrant town of Húsafell, we move on to Langjökull Glacier. Hop on a former NATO missile truck and drive close to the top of the glacier where the ice cave resides. Inside the cave, touch ice that’s been forming for hundreds of years. Explore a LED-lit tunnel that leads to different caves, including a frozen chapel for underground weddings.

After about an hour inside the glacier, exit the cave with memories to last a lifetime.

Our adventure comes to an end when we return to Reykjavik at approximately 6:30 p.m. (18:30). 

Meet us at the Húsafell Center, where your guide will be waiting for you. Then board a modified glacier vehicle for the ride across Langjokull Glacier and up to its peak. Sprawling over 368 mi2 (953km2), the glacier is Iceland’s (and Europe’s) second-largest ice cap. From its peak, you’ll get a chance to gaze across this endless snowy landscape.

Then enter the winding ice tunnel that leads to the man-made ice cave called “Into the Glacier.” Your expert guide will lead the way and tell you about the lives of glaciers. The glacial cave is stuffed with natural ice formations including deep moulins, multi-coloured ice layers, sharp crevasses, and labyrinths.

Seeing and touching the centuries-old snow that has turned to ice is an experience like none other.

You’ll spend about an hour exploring Langjokull Glacier ice cave.

  • If your tour starts in Reykjavik, we’ll pick you up from your selected location at the time stated in your ticket. You can find available pickup locations here. Pickup takes up to 30 minutes so your patience is appreciated.
  • If you’ve chosen to meet us at the Húsafell Center, meet us at least 40 minutes before your tour is supposed to begin. Please check your confirmation ticket for the exact times.
  • To make the absolute most of your trip, it’s essential to be prepared. Don’t forget to bring warm outdoor clothing and your best hiking shoes!
  • When driving from Reykjavik to Húsafell, take Route 1 north to Borgarnes. Then take Route 50 and continue driving until Route 50 changes to Route 518, which will take you to the Húsafell Center.
  • This tour is family-friendly and suitable for all skill levels.