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INTO AND ABOVE THE GLACIER

Price from kr 39,990 approx € 291

DURATION

11 Hours

DEPARTURES

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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.

GO SNOWMOBILING ON A GLACIER, THEN EXPLORE THE ICE CAVE!

We set off from Reykjavík towards Húsafell in Borgarfjörður. Step on board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour, you can ask the knowledgable host on board who will happy assist you.

From Húsafell we will start our ascent to the Langjökull Ice Cap. We begin our snowmobiling trip from the base camp at Jaki, on the west side of the Glacier. After putting on the necessary clothing and getting our helmets, we listen to the safety briefing from our guide. Then we're ready to drive off across the glacier's vast snowy wasteland and marvel at the incredible surroundings.

After snowmobiling we literally walk down into a magnificent man-made Ice Cave beneath the ice cap. 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 do become a reality. This seemingly impossible feat 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 returning to Húsafell and spending some time there we will visit the famous waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafossar with their countless cascades flowing over and around the surrounding lavafields. 

 

Highlights

  • Langjökull Glacier is the second biggest glacier in Iceland after Vatnajökull Glacier. Langjökull is the home of the unique glacier cave and a paradise for snowmobile and super-jeep lovers. Langjökull (Icelandic for "long glacier") is the second largest ice cap in Iceland (953 km2), after Vatnajökull.
  • Ice Cave of Langjökull is an ice tunnel and the caves are located high on Europe‘s second largest glacier, Langjökull. You will get an amazing opportunity to explore the glacier and see it from the inside.
  • Húsafell is a farm and church estate. It is the innermost farm in Borgarfjörður, not far from Reykholt. Húsafell is a hub of various type of tourist visiting, with a swimming pool, golf course, a multitude of lakes. This is where we will have our lunch break.

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Reyjavík Terminal

Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher.. If you have booked a hotel pickup with SmartBus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green SmartBus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Langjökull Glacier

At Húsafell, the Into the Glacier team will transfer you to their base camp at the edge of the glacier. During the winter months the transfer might be made with one of their massive off-road vehicles. Once there you will be outfitted with all the necessary gear to enjoy the wonders of the glacier by snowmobile. After a snowmobile ride up to the glacier cave's entrance, you will head down in to ice cave where you will be given crampons to have a better grip when walking on the icy floor.

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Ice Cave of Langjökull

After your snowmobile ride on the Langjökull ice cap, you can witness the wonders of Iceland's second largest glacier from the inside. 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 with your Ice Cave guide.

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Húsafell

After returning down from the glacier cave on your snowmobile, it will be time to have lunch at the Húsafell Bistro. They have a delectable buffet with various salads options, traditional Icelandic meat soup, vegetable soup, and all you can eat pizza. The perfect place to warm up and enjoy a nice lunch after enjoying the Langjökull Ice Cave.

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Hraunfossar & Barnafoss

After a short lunch at Húsafell, you will have an option to head to these two waterfalls, a site which is not to be missed. Crystal clear water emerges from the volcanic rock lava field and falls down into Hvitá (white river), a beautiful turquoise glacial river steaming from the Langjökull glacier. Although these two waterfalls cannot compete with Gullfoss for size, their beauty and uniqueness is sure not to disappoint. This will be the last stop before returning to Reykjavik.

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Important information

  • Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. We kindly ask you to be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form. 
  • If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup. 
  • You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. It is featured with lavatory facilities as standard. 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.
  • Price is per person and there are two passengers per snowmobile.
  • Children 6-11 years 50% discount.
  • Available all year round (depending on weather).
  • Min: 2 passengers
  • Age limit: 6 years, for the snowmobile part, a valid driving licence is required to drive the snowmobile. 
  • Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
  • In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
  • Duration of the tour is 10-11 hours

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

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 1 day notice: 100% charge
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