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The Ice Age Tour - Into the Glacier - Meet on Location - IC01

Drive to location and start the tour from Base Camp

Step in to the Ice Age inside a man-made ice cave in Glacier Langjokull. It is a journey that starts at the roots of Europe’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

Difficulty: Easy

Map (click here)

Tour Highlights:
  • 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.

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19 500 ISK per adult

Youth (12-15): 9 750 ISK

Children (0-11): Free

This is a meet-on-location tour.

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Tour Description

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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.

langjokull glacier tunnel

Exploring Langjokull glacier from the inside

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.
ice tunnel

A knowledgeable tour guide

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.

glacier chapel

There is a chapel inside the ice tunnel

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.

GPS coordinates:
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.***

FAQs

Can I drive there on a normal 2WD?

The last section of your drive are roads 550 and 551 which lead to Base Camp (see map), and are gravel roads. They are listed simply as a Secondary Roads, so car rental contracts are valid while driving there (but no 2WD may drive more of the 550 road than shown on the map).

Note that many of the small cars have low clearance, and damage to the undercarriage is not covered by any car insurance.

How do we get married in the ice tunnel?

Here you can read some of the basic requirements in order to get married in Iceland. Contact us if you want us to take care of the preparations.


Disclaimer: 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.


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