Ice Caving Tour

Langjokull glacier and ice cave | IS-IC2304

An unforgettable adventure in langjökull’s ice tunnel featuring lava fields, hot springs, and waterfalls

About Tour

Spend a full day exploring Iceland’s second largest glacier inside and out, while discovering countless other natural wonders

Tour Highlights

  • Langjökull glacier
  • Man-made ice tunnel
  • Hallmundarhraun lava field
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Hraunfossar and barnafossar waterfalls
  • Lunch in husafell

Join us on a journey that will put you in touch with some pristine Icelandic nature in a matter of hours. Hit the road to Hallmundarhraun Lava Field, a place where the volcanic formations “erupt” and ooze thousands of lava streams.

Along the way, see Europe’s most powerful hot spring spurting piping hot water and catch a glimpse of marvelous waterfalls. Then, hop in a Super Truck for a spine-tingling ride to the frozen heart of the glacier for a trek through a man-made ice tunnel. Walk under the ancient ice masses and touch its crystal-blue walls!

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

From

30 999 ISK

Per Adult

  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking fees
  • Fast & secure booking payment
  • Best Price Guarantee

What's Included

Included

  • 8 Wheel Super Truck Ride
  • Entrance Fee to the Ice Tunnel
  • English Speaking Driver/guide/audio Guidance
  • Guided Tour from Reykjavik

What to bring

  • Warm, waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Suitable footwear

Not Included

  • Lunch

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Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

Our journey to the ice tunnel will begin in Reykjavik and continue into a  paradise of Iceland’s hidden gems. Our stops include the Deildatunguhver hot spring, the Hraunfossar waterfalls in Hallmundarhraun lava field, and Barnafossar waterfall. Our adventure then wraps up with a Super Truck ride through Langjökull’s spectacular icy vistas!

The adventure kicks off as we depart at 9 AM from Reykjavik and begin to make our way to Langjokull glacier while doing some sightseeing. The first stop on our journey is Deildatunguhver. This is Europe’s most powerful hot spring whose geothermal powers are used to heat many of the buildings in the Borgarnes region.

The next stop is the enticing Hraunfossar waterfalls or the ‘Lava Falls’. It’s a unique, sensational cascade that home to thousands of rivulets seeping straight through the rigid lava rocks of Hallmundarhraun.

We’ll also have a look at another impressive waterfall called Barnafossar that’s found just a few hundred meters from Hraunfossar. Then, we’ll catch sight of a few other natural formations of Hallmundarhraun Lava Field, famous for the longest and largest caves in Iceland. Dark basalt rocks covered in soft moss, crevasses, caves, and ripples, all left behind by the enormous eruption responsible for this epic landscape.

After lunch at a café in the vibrant town of Husafell, we move on to Langjökull Glacier. This ice cap more than earns its name as ‘the long glacier’. It’s the second largest glacier in Iceland after Vatnajökull, sprawling over 361 mi2 (935km2). From its peak, you’ll get a chance to gaze across this endless snowy landscape in every direction.

Once we reach Langjokull’s slopes, a modified glacier vehicle will be waiting to take us across the massive ice cap all the way up to its peak.

To reach its pinnacle, we’ll enter the winding ice tunnel that leads to the man-made ice cave. Prepare to learn what it’s like to be inside of an ancient glacier and descend into its secret world!

We’ll follow the deep ice tunnel, which leads to the blue heart of the glacier. Our expert guides will lead the way and tell you all about the life of glaciers. It’s an experience like no other - to see and touch the centuries-old snow that has turned to ice.

Even though this ice shelter was made by people, many of its more unusual features were created by nature itself. The glacial cave is stuffed with incredible natural ice formations, such as deep moulins delving into the walls, multi-colored ice layers, sharp crevasses, and labyrinths. We’ll spend a whole 50 minutes exploring the unseen inside of this frigid natural wonder.

Our icebound adventure comes to an end when we return to Reykjavík at approximately 18:30 PM. The timing is ‘approximate’ because the weather conditions in Iceland can slightly influence our schedules.

For those who have chosen to be picked up in Reykjavík, the pick-up time is at 8:30 AM. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is greatly appreciated!

 

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

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