FAQ

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General Information about the tours

If you are located in Húsafell or Klaki base camp (by the glacier edge) you can book the Classic tour which departs directly from Húsafell during winter time and from Klaki base camp (from the glacier edge) during summer time. For more information, click here. We urge you though to book in advance since there is limited number of seats available on each tour.

If you are located in Reykjavik you can book one of multiple day tours from Reykjavik. Click here for more information

It is not possible to drive normal vehicles up to the ice cave as it is located high on the glacial ice cap, which can only be accessed with special vehicles (specially modified 4 wheeler). You can however drive up to Klaki base camp by the glacier edge during summer time, where you will transfer to our 8 wheel drive vehicle.

Note that we offer shuttle service from Husafell for those who don´t want to drive up to the glacier edge

The day tours from Reykjavik take approximately 9 – 11 hours depending on the tour.

The Classic tour from Husafell/ Klaki base camp (by the glacier edge) is approximately 2 – 3 hours depending on season.

There are no age restrictions and children are very welcome.

On the scale of 1-5 where 1 is wheelchair accessible and 5 is difficult climbing, the glacier tour is rated 2. It is an easy 1 hour walk inside the glacier, but the ground can be uneven and slippery (crampons are provided). The ride with the modified glacier vehicle can be bumpy.

Summer (1st of June – 15th of October)

The road from Húsafell to Klaki base camp (by the glacier edge) is a rough gravel road. The gravel road is only open from June until mid October. (Please note that the road opening is dependent on weather and varies between years.)

Into the Glacier STRONGLY  recommends only 4×4 vehicles to drive to Klaki base camp.

Those guests that do not have a 4×4 vehicle, we reccommend taking the shuttle from Húsafell.
We offer shuttle service from Husafell , see more information

Yes we can arrange private tours.

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General Information about the Into the Glacier

It can get very cold on the glacier, even during summertime. The temperature inside the into the glacier tunnel is around 0°C (32°F) so you need to be properly dressed to feel comfortable. We recommend layers of clothing, which can be taken off or put on as needed, which may include a vest / thermals, a top, jumper and a warm waterproof and windproof coat. Water repellent footwear is also needed. It could also be wise to wear a hat to keep you warm and a sun cap to protect you from sunburn on sunny days as the ice can reflect sunlight meaning that you can get sunburn easier. We also recommend that you bring with you some food and snacks and if you want to capture the experience make sure to bring your camera.

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The man made ice cave is definitely a unique experience unlike anything else in Iceland.

The ice tunnel and caves is well lit so there is no need to bring a torch. Your guide will have an emergency torch and there are also emergency lights according to regulations to ensure safety inside the ice cave.

The floor of the ice tunnel is made out of snow and ice. It is likely to be a bit slippery and wet so we urge our guests to bare that in mind when entering the ice cave. Your guide will however provide slip on crampons for safety precaution that go over your own boots

You need to be fit enough to walk approx 500m on snow and ice, and be OK standing up for approximately an hour.

There are certain rules that you must follow at all times when you are at the Into the Glacier tunnel and caves. Your guide will brief you on them when you arrive.

We recommend walking boots, snow shoes, wellies or any shoes designed for the outdoor as it can get both cold and wet inside the ice cave.

There are toilets at some of the stopovers, but not all. There are good toilets at Húsafell, and dry toilets at Klaki base camp, where you transfer to the 8 wheel drive super truck. You are encouraged to use these toilets. There is a portable toilet at the ice cave, but it is really intended for emergency use only.

There are no food and drinks served inside the glacier tunnel.  You can however buy food and drink at Húsafell. We advise you to either buy or bring with you some provisions on the tour, for example some snacks and a bottled drink.

Many of our coaches do have Wi-Fi connectivity but not all of them so you unfortunately can’t rely on having a Wi-Fi connection. There is no Wi-Fi connectivity at the ice tunnel and caves.

There is sometimes a mobile phone signal at the ice cave entrance, but it depends on your network provider. You should thus not rely on having a mobile phone signal.

The temperature in the ice cave is usually around 0°C/32°F

What is different between those, and this man made Ice Cap Glacier Ice Cave, is location. Natural Ice Caves are typically found on the edges of glaciers. They are created typically by glacial rivers that flow underneath the glacier and also hot springs or volcanic activity. They are usually found only at the edge of glaciers. By contrast the man-made ice cave has been created in the safest and most stable part of the glacier.

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