Classic Ice Cave Day Experience From Reykjavik With Live Guide And Touch-Screen Audio Guide

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Overview

This tour has an in-bus audio guide in 10 languages. Experience a full-day tour of exploring the scenic area around, on and within the giant glacier and the ice cave. See the surface of the ice cap of Langjkull glacier and what lies below. Be taken deep into the hidden beautiful ice below as well as explore the fjord and it's amazing waterfalls.

Highlights

  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Excellent value for money
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Fully narrated tour
  • All entrance fees included

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After hotel pickup, depart Reykjavik on a Mercedes-Benz coach equipped with a Wi-Fi connected computer tablet at each seat, which you can use to access the on-board, GPS-enabled audio guide. Your tour is also led by a guide, who will happily answer any questions you might have about Iceland's unique geography.

Your first stop is the Langjökull glacier, the second-largest glacier in the country. As soon as you find yourself standing on top of the ice cap, get ready to go beneath the surface, traveling aboard a specially modified glacier vehicle to reach the man-made ice cave, aka ice tunnel; during this experience, learn from your guide how global climate change has impacted the surrounding area.

Deep in the glacier, you have the chance to admire the stunning blue ice, and hear about the glacier's constant motion. Until very recently, what lies below Langjökull was a mystery, but sometimes bold ideas come to life, and the creation of this man-made ice cave was only possible with help from top engineers and renowned geophysicists. Inside the glacier, where the temperature is usually around 32˚ Fahrenheit (0˚ C), you can see from the layers of ice how the glacier was formed.

After this, return to the warmth of the vehicle, and head to Húsafell for lunch (own expense). Then choose between seeing the famous Hraunfossar, a waterfall that flows over lava rock or relax in the thermal pool in the small village of Húsafell. Your tour ends with return to Reykjavik for hotel drop-off.

Inclusions for Classic Ice Cave Day Experience From Reykjavik With Live Guide And Touch-Screen Audio Guide

  • On-board audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to the swimming pool in Húsafell (optionable)

Exclusions for Classic Ice Cave Day Experience From Reykjavik With Live Guide And Touch-Screen Audio Guide

  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Wonderful experience! Quite an amazing array of icy tunnels. We were especially grateful to have a few moments to worship our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST in the ice Chapel. It gave us a very special blessing as we were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary! The trip up to the base camp was very exciting as the winds were rather strong, whipping up snow to create what to these two novices seemed almost like a white out affect. Of course we knew we were definitely in GOOD hands the entire time!!

  • We were picked up at 7.15 am and drove about an hour to a coffee stop before getting back on the bus for another hour. We had tablets that gave us info about various locations along the way, but our guide Daniel gave some background on other sites we passed. On arrival at base camp we were offered suits but we were advised that what we were wearing was fine other people needed waterproof boots and coats and took them. From there we rode an old NATO missile launcher to the glacier others from the group chose snowmobiling for an additional cost. The Ice cave itself was spectacular! The lighting throughout was outstanding and our guide ace was very good. After the cave we had some time about 15mins on the glacier. This was brilliant, nothing but snow/ice for miles. After we got back to base camp and picked up the snowmobilers we went for lunch. The lunch which wasn't included was disappointing. A buffet was basically a salad bar and dried out pizza slices. There is a picnic bench outside and i'd recommend bringing a packed lunch instead. After lunch we decided to add a trip to a lava cave, which i would recommend. If we hadn't included this we would have had about 2.5hrs in the swimming pool which was included in the price. After this we went to see a waterfall which was beautiful and then commenced our journey home. i would like to add that I have seen some comments saying the guides weren't great and they were just handed the tablet. this was not the case for us! We had a fabulous guide in Daniel, who came to the lava cave with us too and sang in the ice cave to demonstrate the acoustics!

  • This was amazing, never thought I would enjoy this tour as much as I did. They supply you with warm overalls, but you still want to dress in layers for warmth an hour at 32 degrees or less still gets cold. You also have waterproof boots available to you so you stay dry - in August the cave is very wet - and slippery. They give you crampons to help keep your footing. The tour guides are very personable and informative and seem to love what they do and where they live. If you have the opportunity I recommend you do this.

  • The Ice Cave was an impressive experience. Well worth the time to do. I had a problem with our tour operator, though. The transportation from Reykjavik to the glacier was not by the same company that did the tour. They also transported another group that had a different package and we spent hours of time sitting in a van while they did another tour. This was not clear on the sales literature and those of us left on the bus felt we had been deceived about the travel arrangements. Losing half a day of time on an expensive vacation in Iceland was not acceptable.

  • Wonderful ice cave on top of Langjokull glacier. Must visit place in Iceland.

  • This. Was. Amazing. This was my favorite trip in Iceland and it's really hard to pick out a favorite thing here as everything is so spectacular. We drove out to the Ice Cave first. On the way there is when you need your own headsets or ear plugs to use with the ipod they lend you. it gives you information along the way. When you get to the cave site, they have you suit up in a very warm one piece bunny suit that fits over your clothes, along with overboots to keep your shoes dry. You don't have to wear them but you will be soaked and freezing by the end of the 45 minutes in the cave if you pass this up. There is no extra charge to use the clothes. I still had on long underwear and my rain pants and rain jacket under it but I'm always cold. I also had my own gloves as they did not provide that. When you were suited up, they drove us on the glacier to the Ice cave in an old United Nations missle launcher with wifi when it's working. It looked like something straight out of Star Wars. there was another option to get to the cave via snowmobile but I really liked this vehicle that took us out. At the cave, you first walk through a large drain pipe and then through the cave. Our guide, Gilly, was wonderful and gave us a lot of information about how the cave was built and maintained and about glaciers in general. This is an otherworldly experience. When we were finished with the glacier/cave experience, we were driven to a nearby town for lunch and then on to beautiful Hraunfossar waterfall where we had about a half hour to walk around and take pictures and then a quick stop at an Icelandic horse farm don't call them ponies and back to Reykjavik. What a spectacular day. worth every penny.

  • The ice cave tour was fantastic. You ride a converted NATO missile launcher up to near the top of the huge glacier and then descend into another world. The guides were excellent. On the tour, we also learned that there was a separate tour of a lava cave and asked if we could go. The tour company was very obliging and we purchased tickets for the lava cave tour after lunch. The lava cave an enormous lava tube was perhaps even a more stunning experience than the ice cave, if only because the lava tube was naturally created and very nicely rehabilitated, if that's the right word, for tourists. It would be a great idea if Viator were to have an option to combine these two tours.

  • Overall, very educational but not spectacular.

  • This was an excellent trip. Although we separated into three groups at Husafell, the journey from Reykjavik to Husafell and then on to the glacier itself was pretty epic. Into The Cave guide Pello (I and #39;m) butchering his name) was amazing and pretty passionate about climate change. Do this one!

  • This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The ice caves is a must see in Iceland.

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