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INTO ICE & LAVA

Price from kr 39,990 approx € 257

DURATION

11 Hours

DEPARTURES

STARTING POINT

Pickup available

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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!

ICE CAVE & LAVA CAVE: DYNAMIC DUO

We leave early from Reykjavík for our Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave and Víðgelmir Lava Cave adventure!

You soon learn that in Iceland everything is possible as you step aboard one of the huge specially-modified monster trucks and drive up the glacier to the ice cave. Before you know it you find yourself standing on top of an ice cap and about to begin your descent down below the surface of glacier to explore what lies beneath.

The ice tunnel or ice cave is a man made glacier cave high up in the remote highlands of Iceland. Your guide will explain how global warming has begun to affect the glacial environment and take you on a magical journey deep within the glacier. You get to see stunning blue glacier ice and wonderful glacier formations.

The glacier is in constant motion and we can witness that movement of nature itself first-hand. 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 back down. We eat lunch at Hotel Húsafell and then go on to explore the mightiest lava cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir.

Your cave guide will show and explain the amazing features of the cave, e.g. the  wonderful colours, lava stalactites and stalagmites etc. The unique wooden walkway with railings and remotely operated lighting make this an easy tour for almost anyone.

This tour is family friendly and ideal for kids. After our adventures we take a scenic route back to Reykjavík.

 

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.
  • The Lava Tunnel of Víðgelmir is Iceland's largest and most spectacular lave cave.

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Reykjavík 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 and then take you up and into the ice cave with one of their massive off-road vehicles. These were previously NATO missile launchers which have been repurposed as transport vehicles. The Into the Glacier team also has one-piece snowsuits which you can borrow for the duration of the ice cave tour. 

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Ice Cave of Langjökull

After getting into one of the large off-road vehicles necessary for driving on the snow and ice of the glacier, you will head up to the entrance of the Ice Cave. This is a short 35-45 minute ride to the top of the glacier, from which you will descend into the ice cave to witness the wonders of Iceland's second largest glacier from the inside. You will spend about 1 hour walking around the 500 m. ice cave. 

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The Lava Tunnel at Víðgelmir

You will return to Húsafell and we will take you to the lava tunnel and you will spend around 1,5 hrs exploring The Lave Cave. It is a family friendly tour and offers everyone the chance to enjoy the colors and stunning beauty of the tunnel. With a walkway through the tunnel, you will be able to comfortably move through the large chambers and enjoy the amazing colors and rock formations that are lite up. Along the way, a local guide will discuss the volcanoes, the formation of this magnificent cave, and all the unique lava structures along the way.

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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 and this trip does not have a scheduled lunch time. After the trip to the ice cave, we have limited time before heading to the lava tunnel so it is highly recommended bring some snacks or lunch for the way.
  • Prices: Teenagers (12-15 years) 50% discount. Children (0-11 years) free 
  • Available all year round (depending on weather).
  • Min: No minimum number of participants
  • Age limit: No
  • 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. 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 (not only during winter but also summer). 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.
  • Duration: 10-11 hours

What’s included

  • 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.

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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