Into The Glacier Ice Cave Tour And Lava Cave Day Trip From Reykjavik With Live Guide And Touch-Screen Audio Guide

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This tour has offers an in-bus audio guide with 10 languages. Into ice and lava is your chance to get both beneath the surface a glacier and below the surface of the earth in a lava cave. Explore the man made ice cave of Langjökull and the largest lava cave in Iceland, Víðgelmir. Enjoy an amazing opportunity to get to know Iceland inside and out in the beautiful area of Borgarfjörður.


  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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Your day trip starts with hotel pickup for the drive out of Reykjavik, enjoying a crispmorning view of Langjkull, the second-largest glacier in Iceland.This tour does not have scheduled lunch time so please bring lunch with you.

When you arrive at the glacier, you'll find yourself swiftly standing on top of the ice cap before descending beneath the surface 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 can admire thestunning blue ice and learn about the glacier's constant movement, which you'll witness firsthand. Until very recently, what lies below Langjkull was a mystery, but bold ideas sometimes come to life, and the creation of this man-made ice cave was possible because of help from top engineers and renowned geophysicists. Inside the glacier, where temperatures are usually about 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 straight to Iceland's mightiest lava cave, Vgelmir. Just shy of 5,250 feet (1,600 meters), Vgelmir is one of the largestlargest lava caves in the world. Your guide will show and explain to you the features of the cave, including its colors, lava andice formations, and stalactites and stalagmites.

The lave field was formed during a volcanic eruption in the 10th century, originating under Langjkull. During the eruption, some of Iceland's waterfalls were created, such as Barnafossar and Hraunfossar. Mention of the lava cave dates back to 1398, and remains of human presence dating back to the Viking age were discovered in 1993. Thanks to a new signature walkway and feature lighting, the lava cave tour is family friendly.

Afterward, your day trip ends with the scenic drive back to Reykjavik for hotel drop-off.

Inclusions for Into The Glacier Ice Cave Tour And Lava Cave Day Trip From Reykjavik With Live Guide And Touch-Screen Audio Guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All necessary safety equipment for 1-hour tour of ice cave
  • Caving equipment
  • Local guide
  • On-board audio guide with choice of 10 languages
  • Transport by glacier vehicle

Exclusions for Into The Glacier Ice Cave Tour And Lava Cave Day Trip From Reykjavik With Live Guide And Touch-Screen Audio Guide

  • Lunch (please bring packed lunch with you or order one from local supplier on-board)
  • Headphones / earbuds for audio guide on the bus (please bring your own, or they are available for purchase on site)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour does not have scheduled lunch time so please bring lunch with you or order packed lunch with your guide

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

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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8 Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

  • Our guide sang a beautiful song in the ice cave chapel area. Acoustics were amazing. They will offer you water proof boots, take them!

  • Do it while you can this wont be around forever!

  • 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.

  • Both tours are incredible! Good organization and useful the information in the tablet

  • 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.

  • This was an excellent day trip. Both caves are definitely worth seeing and guides for both had a lot of interesting information. Our guide at the Lava Cave was especially good Emilia. I highly recommend both caves.

  • It was pretty amazing it wasn't as cold in the glacier as you think, but on the way up it was. Definitely one of the coolest thing I have seen in my life. Great guides in both adventures the lava cave and the glacier.

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