Explore the Langjökull glacier cave and Iceland’s Viking history
The tour starts with a pick-up in the capital area or other approved pick-up locations. As we leave the capital area we go through the impressive 5,770 m Hvalfjordur Tunnel, under the Hvalfjordur fjord, which means whale fjord. It was given its name, because many whales could be found there, look out, maybe you will see some. After the tunnels, on our way to we visit the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes.
Now the journey is just getting started and even more interesting. Coastal views with the backdrop of big mountains, after which, you move inland from the low land region of Iceland, up towards, the highlands. We take you to Deildartunguhver and Hraunfossar through our stopping point at Husafell, a small town in the highlands region, which is used as staging post to the base camp at the foot of the glacier. At Husafell, you will be able stretch your legs and take a comfort break.
The 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. This is once in a lifetime experience where you will be taken to the hidden beautiful ice.
At a number of places within the glacier, you will see interesting information about the glacier, glacial exploration and research, and of course global warming. The led lighted walls inside the tunnels are sheer-carved and you will find interior chambers and have the chance to explore within the ice cave, and see our multi-purpose cave room which is available for weddings, parties, meetings and events.
Experiencing this man-made ice cave truly is an unforgettable experience. Make sure not to miss it while in Iceland.
The Long Glacier (1355m) is the second largest in Iceland. It has an area of about 950 km² and most of it rises between 1200 and 1300 m above sea level. It rests on a massif of hyaloclastite mountains. They rise highest under its southern and northern parts, but have not yet been researched thoroughly. The Glaciological Society owns a hut at the foot of the nunatak Fjallkirkjan (1228m).
The southwestern part of the icecap is called Geitlandsjokull. It rises to the elevation of 1400 metres. On a fine day the view from up there is excellent. To the south of Geitlandjokull and separated from the main iceap, is the smaller, 1350 metres high Thorisjokull on top of an irregular table mountain. According to the legend, it was named after the ogre Thorir, who lived in a green valley in the pass between the glaciers.
After our Glacial Cave adventure we head back to Reykjavik, but not before we visit few more amazing sites along our way.
Duration: 10-11 hours. (depending on road condition to the Ice Cave)
Included: Pick-up and drop-off in the capital area and entrance fee to the Settlement Center in Borgarnes, High Speed 4G internet WiFi and Premium Icelandic Glacial Water bottles and “Into The Glacier tour from Husafell”.
Not Included: Food, beverages and other entrance fees if not mentioned.
Attention: Base price is per vehicle, not per person. On top of base price is charged “Into The glacier tour” per person.