Into And Above The Glacier

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Duration11 hours
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DifficultyModerate

Appreciate the excellence of the Langjökull Glacier from both above and below in this unparalleled adventure opportunity to race across the vast ice cap on powerful snowmobiles, before probing downwards into the heart of a 500 meter long man-made cave.

What to expect?

We set off from Reykjavík towards Icelandic highlands above Húsafell in West Iceland in the early morning.

From the glacier base cap at Jaki we start our tour of the Langjökull Glacier Ice Cap. We begin with putting on the necessary clothing and getting our helmets fitted, we then listen to the safety briefing from our guide before we head out on our snowmobile tour. Then we´re ready to drive off across the glacier´s vast snowy wonderland and marvel at the incredible surroundings. We will actually drive our snowmobiles to the famous ice cave!

After riding the snowmobiles up the glacier we walk down into the glacier and the magnificent man-made Ice Cave. 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 become a reality and this seemingly impossible feat of creating a 500 meter long ice cave 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 snowmobiling and exploring the Ice Cave we make our way back to civilisation, or to the small village of Húsafell. After this ultimate glacier exploration you can choose between seeing the famous Hraunfossar waterfalls or relax in the thermal pool in the small village of Húsafell (admission included)

What is included?

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)

  • Free tour pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík

  • Knowledgeable local guide

  • Exhilarating snowmobile ride

  • All necessary equipment for snowmobiling (helmet, gloves, snow-suit)

  • Approximately 1 hour guided tour in the Ice Cave

  • Admission to the Ice Cave and Húsafell swimming pool

What do I need to bring?

  • 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. We also highly recommend that you bring a swimsuit for bathing in the warm, relaxing pool and hot tub after the tour if you chose to.
  • In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pickup in Reykjavik

$333