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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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:45am, Hotel pickups start 30 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Reykjavik hotels and other accommodation in Reykjavik post codes 101,105, and 107
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

On this day trip from Reykjavik, you'll discover what lies beneath the surface of a glacier as well as the surface of the earth as you visit a man-made ice cave below Langjkull and check out the largest lava cave in Iceland, Vgelmir. Plus, take in the natural beauty of the Borgarfjrur area. If you're into nature or geology, don't miss this chance to see Iceland inside and out. You will be accompanied by a guide, and you can learn more information from personal touch-screen audio guides on board the bus. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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

  • 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

  • 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