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Ice Cave, Waterfalls & Hot Springs - AT-FW

Explore the land of fire and ice in West Iceland

Experience fire and ice in just one day tour! Explore the subterranean ice cave that lies beneath the majestic Langjökull Glacier; visit two roaring waterfalls steeped in myth and legend, and wander around in the historic Reykholt area that was host to Iceland’s version of Shakespeare, alongside the steaming waters of Europe’s most powerful hot spring. This fun and exciting tour will take you to some of the most incredible places in the entire world!


Duration: 8-10 hours

Pick-up: 08:30-09:00

Group maximum: 16

Available: All year round

Age limit: No age limit

Difficulty: Easy

Map (click here)

Tour Highlights:
  • Kaldidalur valley
  • Húsafell valley
  • Langjökull glacier
  • Ice cave inside the glacier
  • Borgarfjörður area
  • Hraunfossar, the Lava Waterfalls
  • Barnafoss waterfall
  • Historic Reykholt village
  • Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring
  • Highland Super Jeep Safari or Hvalfjörður, the Whale Fjord

Inlcuded:

  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavík
  • Super Jeep ride
  • A friendly, English speaking guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Ice caving equipment

Not included:

  • Lunch and snacks. Please, bring some snacks and a water bottle for the ride. The driver will also make stops at service stations if you wish to purchase something there.

Bring with you:

  • Warm clothes for the ice caving
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Change for toilet fees

from:
49 700 per adult

Children (0-11): 24 850

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Tour Description

This amazing tour will take you on an odyssey through some unique areas of natural beauty in the land of fire and ice. The highlight of the tour will take us to the subterranean world that lies beneath the famous Langjökull Glacier, to a spectacular ice cave located deep within its heart. This man-made ice tunnel creeks and moves with the ever-evolving glacier and is one of only four in the entire world. We will also visit a plethora of other natural wonders, including a pair of roaring waterfalls steeped in myth and legend; the historic Reykholt area that was host to Iceland’s version of Shakespeare, alongside the steaming waters of Europe’s most powerful hot spring. It is a fun and exciting day that will take you to some of the most beautiful places in the entire world.

Tour itinerary

Our day begins when we collect you from Reykjavik and take the spectacular Highland road towards that passes the foreboding Kaldidalur Valley on our way to Húsafell.

Husafell is one of the most visited places in all of Iceland: a rolling green landscape, dotted with trees and hot springs, it is nestled between mighty glaciers and an absolute must for anyone visiting Iceland. We will pause there so you can take in the surroundings and grab a bite to eat before we drive on to the Langjökull Glacier.

Once we arrive at Langjökull we will drive you all the way to the entrance to the ice cave, where we will begin our descent into an icy underworld, replete with fascinating ice sculptures that are illuminated by the rays of light that they reflect. It is a mesmerizing and beautiful place that will give you a profound insight into how these wonders change over time.

Once we have resurfaced from the ice cave we will get back into the jeep and head towards Borgarfjörður, renowned for the pair of stunning waterfalls that can be found in the area. The first is known as Hraunfossar, which is actually made up of thousands of tiny streams that flow out of the lava Hallmundarhraun. They combine into a cacophony of frothing white water that creates an eerily beautiful scene as it crashes over the lava rock.

The second is known as Barnafoss (the children’s falls), so named because a mother tragically lost two children to its powerful cascade. Despite this slightly unsettling story from days gone by, its waters have a foggy blue color that makes it a majestic and mysterious place that hints of the supernatural.

Our penultimate stop will be the historic town of Reykholt that hosts the humble abode of Snorri Sturluson: a poet, politician, and scholar who wrote and collated the Icelandic Sagas and helped to preserve Icelandic as a language. We will visit his famous house and see Snorralaug, a hot spring that he almost certainly bathed in and may well be the oldest manmade structure in Iceland.

We will then begin our journey back to Reykjavik, stopping at Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring on the way. It has been turned into a gigantic central heating system for towns in the surrounding area, which get the hot water from their taps directly from it.

On the way back - if the conditions allow - we will follow a rough mountain road and cross the deserted Icelandic Highland. With our specialized Super Jeep, it will be an exciting and extremely fun highland safari! If the road conditions don't allow this, we will choose another and less bumpy road instead. In this case, we will drive around the famously beautiful Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord). We will return to Reykjavik in the afternoon and drop you at a convenient location in Iceland’s capital.

Please note that warm clothes are essential: the ice cave will be below freezing, even in the summer months. We also recommend that you bring food as none will be provided on the tour, although the driver will be happy to stop at a service station of the group wishes.