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.