Step into the Ice Age inside a man-made ice cave in Glacier Langjokull. It is a journey that starts at the roots of Iceland’s second largest glacier and takes you on a guided tour in monster trucks to the entrance of the ice cave, 1200 meters above sea level.
Great for those who have rented a car.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Pick-up: See tour description
Available: All year
Age limit: No limit
- Ice tunnel experience
- Langjokull glacier
- Super truck ride up the glacier
- Glacier ice formations
Winter Season: Travellers will be picked up in Húsafell, an hour before departure.
Summer season: Please note that the tour departs from Klaki base camp. Please take the shuttle from Húsafell if you do not have a 4×4 vehicle (see schedule here below).
Included: Glacier ride by Monster Truck, and guided tour in the Ice Cave.
Husafell meeting location:
Click here for a map to Husafell meeting location.
GPS to Húsafell: 64.699469, -20.868447
Bring with you: Sturdy shoes and warm socks. Warm clothing and waterproof outer layers. Hat and gloves. Sunglasses and a camera.
Youth (12-15): 9 750 ISK
Children (0-11): Free
This is a meet-on-location tour.
Reviews on TripAdvisor
"This was a very unique and beautiful experience. The cave is man-made; we were told the natural ones are too unpredictable to be safe. Our guide was very informed and we learned a lot about the glacier. It was a fun, and cold tour - but it didn't take long to get used to it. Wear good hiking boots (water-proof helps) you will need to wear clamp-on's - you put these on once you are in the cave."
Tunnel in the Ice Cap
This tour booking is for those who have a rental car, preferably a 4x4, though the roads marked on the map are allowed for 2WD. See FAQs. The drive from Reykjavik should take about 3 hours, and there's a road toll after the subaquatic tunnel of Hvalfjorður Fjord.
In the summertime you should arrive at Base Camp at least 20 minutes prior to tour departure. Then we board the 8-wheel-drive monster truck and drive for about half an hour on the ice cap, until we reach the entrance to the ice tunnel.
If you are arriving in winter, the meeting point is at Husafell (Marked C on the map here below) an hour before departure.
We will spend about 50 minutes exploring the tunnels, the crevasses, moulins (glacier mills), running water, ice layers and space between them, different types of snow and ice, and how the glacier evolves.
We will have the rare oportunity to see normal snow turn into a different type: crust of snow, and then we see that type become glacier ice. On any other location there's but pure ice.
- See the beautiful ice in the heart of the glacier.
- Experience the awesome ice cap glacial environment.
- Ride in a Monster 8-Wheel-Drive Glacier Truck.
While there are a few man-made ice tunnels and caves in various places around the world, there is nothing quite like Ice Cave Iceland, either high up in a remote area of a glacier, or on such a scale.
Never before has anyone been able to see the beautiful glacial-ice at the heart of a glacier. It is not quite a Jules Verne journey to the centre of the earth, or even to the absolute centre of the glacier, but it feels like an exciting and magical journey, deep within the glacier, and it is deep enough to reach another world, a world of magnificent, stunning glacial-ice.
Getting Married Inside the Cave
Marriage ceremonies may take place inside an Icelandic glacier. There are nonconfessional premises inside this ice cave which may be booked for a wedding. The premises are quite large, equipped with wooden benches.
Please note that the mountain road 550 which connects both Húsafell and Þingvellir national park to Klaki base camp is a rough gravel road ONLY suitable for 4×4 vehicles during summer, mid June-mid October.
Please take the shuttle from Húsafell if you do not have a 4×4 vehicle.
The shuttle schedule from Húsafell
- 09:20 -> 10:00
- 09:50 -> 10:30
- 11:50 -> 12:30 &13:00
- 13:20 -> 14:00
- 14:20 -> 15:00 & 15:30
The shuttle ride takes approximately 30 minutes and costs 2.000 ISK for the round trip.
Húsafell – N64 41.950 W20 52.118
Klaki base camp – N64 39.014 W20 34.962
Winter 2016-2017 (16.10-31.5): Please note that the meeting point is at Húsafell center.
***Please use road 1 towards Borgarnes and road 50 and 518 to Húsafell.***
***Please note that road 550 is CLOSED from October until June.***
Map - (click to enlarge)
We reserve the right to change the itinerary and the mode of transport or cancel the tour, according to weather or road conditions, or circumstances beyond our control.
Please note that the duration of the tours may vary according to weather and road conditions.