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Into Ice and Lava

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Venture into the Víðgelmir lava cave and the Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave on this unique tour. Reach the top of an ice cap in your monster truck and explore the man-made cave below. Visit two of Iceland’s most fascinating caves on a single tour.

Highlights

  • Bask in the beauty of the second largest glacier in Iceland, the Langjökull glacier, and the glacier cave under the ice cap.
  • Learn about the research conducted in the Langjökull glacier cave.
  • Head into the lava cave of Víðgelmir.
  • Stop for lunch at Hotel Húsafell and enjoy a short stroll around the Húsafell farm and church estate.

Inclusions

  • Free pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Caving equipment
  • An hour-long guided tour of the Ice Cave
  • Expert local guide
  • In-bus audio guide in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, French, and Dutch
  • Specially-modified truck serves as transport on the glacier

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks on the bus

Super-Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

Iceland is well-known for its glaciers, mountains, and hot springs. The Langjökull glacier was featured in the 1999 animated film, The Iron Giant. Situated in the west of the ‘Highlands of Iceland’, this is the second largest ice cap in the country. It covers a whopping 953 square kilometer area. The ice is about 580 meters thick and the glacier is in a state of perpetual motion. An ice tunnel was bored into the glacier to access some of the mysterious formations below the surface of Langjökull.

The Víðgelmir lava cave is filled with awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites. The ice reflects and refracts the light that enters the cave in interesting ways, leading to a charming display of colors inside the cave.

Your Experience

The bus leaves for the Langjökull Glacier early in the morning. You can put your headphones on and listen to the audio guide in various languages on the bus. Earphones can also be bought on board in case you have forgotten to bring your own. Once you reach the glacier, a modified truck will take you up the precarious icy slope. You will then descend into the ice cave and catch amazing sights of the strangely alluring blue ice and glacier formations inside. You will also learn about how the cave and the glacier are being adversely affected by global warming.

Shortly after the ice tour, you will head to Húsafell for a leisurely lunch. You can take a look around the church estate before leaving for the Víðgelmir lava cave. You will be given standard caving equipment before you venture inside. The guide will tell you about the formation of the stalactites and stalagmites inside. The remotely operated lighting will make it easy to navigate inside the cave. The tour is safe for kids of all ages.

On your way back to Reykjavik, the bus will take a scenic route on which you can witness Iceland’s picturesque landscape.

Know Before You Go

Timings

The tour is available on all days of the week. The bus departs at 7.45 AM. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. The entire tour lasts for approximately 11 hours.

My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your mobile voucher shortly. No need to print. Just display the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Validity
The ticket is valid only for the scheduled date and time.

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