Into Ice and Lava – With Reykjavik Sightseeing

Into Ice and Lava – With Reykjavik Sightseeing

  • 11 hours
  • Departs from Reykjavik

The Into Ice & Lava Tour is a chance to get both beneath the surface of a glacier and below the earth in a lava cave. We explore the man made Ice Cave of Langjökull and the largest Lava Cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir. It is an amazing opportunity to get to know Iceland inside and out in the beautiful area of Borgarfjörður.

About Into Ice & Lava

We leave early from Reykjavík and catch the crisp morning view of the Langjökull Glacier where the Ice Cave is situated. Langjökull is 953 sq/km, or the second largest glacier in Iceland. Step on board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour you can ask the host who will happily assist you.

You soon learn that in Iceland everything is possible – before you know it you suddenly find yourself standing on top of an Ice Cap and about to begin your descent down below the surface to explore what lies beneath.

In order to get there we step aboard a specially-modified glacier vehicle. The Ice Tunnel or Ice Cave is a man made glacier cave situated high up in a remote area in the heart of Iceland. Your guide will explain how global warming has begun to affect the glacial environment. Once there, your expert guide will take you on a magical journey deep within the glacier. You get to see stunning blue-hued glacier ice and wonderful glacier formations. The glacier is in constant motion and we can witness that movement of nature itself firsthand. The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit.

Until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. Sometimes bold ideas can become a reality, but the realization of creating this fantastic Ice Cave was only possible through the dedication and expertise of Iceland´s top engineers and geo physicists.

After our ice cave tour we get back on the glacier truck and head back to the basecamp where your driver will be waiting to take you to the small and charming village of Húsafell. You have the opportunity to have a packed lunch befure we head on to explore the mightiest lava cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir, which is just shy of 1600 metres / 5250ft making it one of the largest lava caves in the world. Your guide will show you and explain the amazing features of the cave, e.g. the wonderful colours, lava stalactites and stalagmites etc.

The lava field was formed during a destructive eruption in the 10th century that originated under Langjökull. The cave is mentioned in a written source dating back to 1398, and evidence of human presence dating back to the Viking Age (983-986) were discovered in 1993. The Lava Cave tour is extremely family friendly, thanks to our all new signature walkway and feature lighting. Afterwards we take a scenic route back to Reykjavík.

  • Tour company: Reykjavik Sightseeing
  • Day Tour from Reykjavik Into Ice & Lava
  • Pick up is 30 minutes before your departure at your hotel
  • Departure at 07:45 from Reykjavik Sightseeing main terminal
    Available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Finnish
  • Lunch stop at Husafell, about 30 min. from the glacier’s edge
  • Glacier Tour with specially modified glacier vehicles
  • Guided tour in English into the glacier
  • About one hour inside the ice caves with guide
  • Guided tour into Iceland´s largest lava cave, Víðgelmir.
  • Estimated arrival back in Reykjavik is around 7pm (19:00)
  • Into Ice & Lava – day tour with Reykjavik Sightseeing
  • Hotel pick up OUTSIDE the hotel/guesthouse (the drivers do not go inside the hotel)
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • Stop at Husafell center, Víðgelmir lava cave and Langjokull glacier
  • Tour to the ice cave on Langjokull glacier with a specially modified glacier vehicle
  • Entrance into the glacier and lava cave
  • Guided tour into Víðgelmir lava cave
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages:
  • English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Finnish
  • Free WiFi in glacier vehicles
  • Drop off at your hotel in Reykjavik

MANDATORY: WARM CLOTHING – even in summer, don´t forget it’s a glacier!

  • Recommended clothing and equipment:
  • Waterproof shoes and warm socks. Because cold toes just take away all the fun!
  • Base and mid layer clothing
  • Waterproof and warm coat
  • Hat & gloves – easy to take off.
  • Sunglasses – sun on the glacier shines very bright when it shines…
  • Camera – for those indescribable moments
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  • We reserve the right to change the itinerary and the mode of transport/cancel the trip, according to weather or road conditions, or circumstances beyond our control.
  • Half price discount for 12-15 years old – does not apply to group bookings
  • In the winter time the duration of the tours may vary according to weather and road conditions.

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