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Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Descend into a glacier and explore a lava cave during this unusual full-day tour from Reykjavik. On board a comfortable tour bus equipped with an audio guide in 10 languages, head for the scenic Borgarfjörður area. Trek into the man-made ice cave at Langjökull to learn about the formation of Iceland's second-largest glacier and how it shaped the surrounding landscape. Then, visit the country's largest lava cave at Víðgelmir to see the unusual lava formations. Round-trip hotel transportation is included.
  • Visit Iceland's largest glacial and lava caves on a full-day tour
  • Trek into the man-made ice cave at Langjökull
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels
  • Bus equipped with audio guides in 10 languages
All necessary safety equipment for 1-hour tour of ice cave
Local guide
Transport by glacier vehicle
On board free WiFi
USB charger available in every seat
Lunch (please bring packed lunch with you or order one from local supplier on-board)
Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.

Departure Point

Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is.
Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information on the nearest pick-up location to your accommodation

Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - If you add hotel pick up to your tour we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time and look out for the green Smart bus.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Board your tour bus upon morning pickup from your Reykjavik hotel or at a centrally located meeting point. Listen to the onboard audio guide, available in 10 languages, as you journey out of the city toward the Borgarfjörður region. 

Arrive at the massive Langjökull glacier, clocking in at 368 square miles (953 km/sq). Board a specially equipped glacier vehicle for the trip to the ice cave. Bring your camera for photo ops of the surrounding ice and snowfields, listening to your guide's commentary on climate change and its effects on the glacier as you go. 

Once inside the cave, see the pristine blue glacial ice and otherworldly glacial ice formations. Hear how the cave was constructed by engineers and geophysicists, then witness some glacial movement yourself. 

Continue to Víðgelmir, Iceland's largest lava cave at 5,250 feet (1,600 meters) tall. See lava and ice formations, including stalactites and stalagmites, and learn about the history of the cave from your guide. Walkways and lighting make this tour especially family friendly. 

After your adventures in the lava and ice caves of Iceland, head back to your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Langjokull Glacier
To get to the Ice Cave we ride in a huge specially-modified truck. The Ice Tunnel and Cave are man-made and located high up in a remote area of the glacier in the very heart of Iceland. Your Ice Cave guide will then take you on an amazing journey, deep within the glacier where you can see the stunning blue-hued ice. The glacier is in constant motion and here we can literally see that movement first hand. The total duration of the tour is around 4 hours from Húsafell
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hraunfossar
After a short lunch at Húsafell, you will have an option to head to these two waterfalls, a site which is not to be missed. Crystal clear water emerges from the volcanic rock lava field and falls down into Hvitá (white river), a beautiful turquoise glacial river steaming from the Langjökull glacier. Although these two waterfalls cannot compete with Gullfoss for size, their beauty and uniqueness is sure not to disappoint. This will be the last stop before returning to Reykjavik.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Husafell
After returning down from the glacier cave, it will be time to have lunch at the Húsafell Bistro. They have a delectable buffet with various salads options, traditional Icelandic meat soup, vegetable soup, and all you can eat pizza. The perfect place to warm up and enjoy a nice lunch after enjoying the Langjökull Ice Cave. (lunch is not included in tour price)
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour does not have scheduled lunch time so please bring lunch with you or order packed lunch with your guide
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Reykjavik Sightseeing

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik .

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Great day
Helen_G
, Mar 2020
A very full, exciting and informative day. Trip up glacier great fun in ex military vehicle. Wow. Lava cave so interesting. Ice stalactites amazing Brilliant guides both in ice and lava cave and in coach transfers.
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Amazing experience!
Dreamer56409683519
, Nov 2019
By far was one of the most spectacular places that we visit in our stay in Iceland,, you must visit.
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Ice Cave & Lava Cave
876marvw
, Aug 2019
OUTSTANDING, don't miss it! Glad that I saw it, especially the Ice Cave, remarkable! I was amazed at the engineering of this cave.
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Great Experience
Candy W
, Jun 2019
We had a great experience touring both Ice Cave and Lava Cave at the same day. We love the experience that we were being transferred to the Ice Cave by a giant bus!
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Absolutely amazing, if you are in...
Diane T
, Apr 2018
Absolutely amazing, if you are in Iceland, you need to plan this trip.
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Highly recommended. Both our ice...
kkonopka12
, Nov 2017
Highly recommended. Both our ice cave and lava cave guides were fantastic. This tour was beneficial in the fact it allowed us to do both tours in one day versus two separate days.
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Our guide sang a beautiful song in...
Linda Smith
, Oct 2017
Our guide sang a beautiful song in the ice cave chapel area. Acoustics were amazing. They will offer you water proof boots, take them!
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Wow! Fantastic tour. The glacier...
Allon W
, Oct 2017
Wow! Fantastic tour. The glacier part was particularly impressive. The base station team was careful to make sure everyone was dressed appropriately and provided articles of clothing as needed. We left the base station in good weather and by the time we reached the cave entrance we were in white out conditions. We had a fantastic tour guide leading us through the ice cave. The lava cave was also great with another great tour guide. All-in-all a great tour and one we highly recommend.
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Both tours are incredible! Good...
Stefano G
, Aug 2017
Both tours are incredible! Good organization and useful the information in the tablet
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You have to see both the glacier ice...
gracejie
, Jul 2017
You have to see both the glacier ice cave and lave cave if you go to Iceland. We joined the tour with Reykjavik Sightseeing. The coach is comfortable with free wifi and USB chargers. First we were bused to the glacier ice cave site. The warm clothing and boots were provided. Wear waterproof clothes and protect your camera from dripping water in the ice cave. The tour guide on the site was informative and enthusiastic. There is a nice lunch buffet on the site and you had 45 minutes to enjoy lunch. Then we were bused to the lava cave. I suggest you should wear a winter jacket as it was 0C in the lava cave. The tour guides were also informative and enthusiastic. Then we were back on the coach and had several extra stops. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He helped to make our trip unforgettable.
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