Inside the Glacier – Langjökull Ice Cave Tour

Explore the world’s first and biggest manmade ice cave at Langjökull glacier!

 

Langjökull Glacier is the second largest glacier in Iceland (1,355 m) with an area of about 950 km² and is about 50 km long and 15-20 km wide. The glacier is located in the western highlands of Iceland. And after nearly five years of planning and modelling by top engineers and glacier specialists, the Langjokull Ice Cave, located high on Europe’s second largest glacier, is now open to the public!

 

Description

This tour takes you to Langjökull glacier for a once in a lifetime adventure deep inside the glacier in some of the world’s largest man made ice caverns.

The caverns are composed of an extensive system of tunnels and chambers that stretch close to 300 metres into the solid ice cap towards a breathtaking natural Ice Cave at the heart of the glacier.

Making your way inside the glacier you’ll be able to explore various nooks and chambers and walk over a huge ice crevasse on a specially constructed bridge. As you walk further along the tunnel, the ice gets older and its colour gradually changes from white to deep-blue.

In every chamber you will find interesting information about the glacier on display and for those who would like to get married in the ice cave there's even a small Ice Chapel!

 

From the base camp you will board a 8 wheel drive glacier trucks, that will take you to the top of the Ice Cap Glacier, and to the entrance of Into the glacier. The truck can take up to 40 passengers. They have seats with seat belts, very good heaters, and double glazed windows.

 

On this tour you will also visit the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver, and the picturesque Hraunfossar waterfalls, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of a lava field.

Safety above all

Your safety is the number one priority, and something that is taken very seriously. Because the Ice Cave is located near the top of the Langjökull ice cap glacier and it is a remote location, with potential dangers, and should not be visited without experienced guides. 


It is important that you follow the instructions of the guides

You should take warm clothing, with multiple layers (even in summer time), including hats and gloves. It is important you have a warm coat and wear walking boots or snow shoes, suitable for fitting slip over crampon grips, which we will provide if necessary and fit for you.        

 

Quick Facts

Departures: Daily departures, pick up from accommodation in Reykjavík at 07:45.

Duration: 10-11 hours. 

Price  2017:  29.900 ISK / Youth (12-15 years): 50% off. / Children (0-11 years): Free.

Included: Bus, English guidance at the Ice Cave, and entrance to the Ice Cave. 

Please bring: Warm clothes, including a waterproof / warm jacket, sturdy footwear and sunglasses.

How to book

This tour can be booked on our website, upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is

 

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