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Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Descend to the frozen enchantment of Iceland’s ice caves on a full-day trip from Reykjavik. Alongside your guide, spend the day at the Langjökull Glacier and explore the icy labyrinths below it. Deep inside the glacier cave, admire fjords and waterfalls while listening to commentary rich with geological information. Then, head to the Borgarfjörður valley to be amazed by the beauty of Hraunfossar falls, a waterfall carved out by volcanic eruptions.
  • Full-day trip to the Langjökull Glacier and Borgarfjörður valley from Reyjavik
  • Descend to the frozen caves beneath the the Langjökull Glacier
  • Admire the dramatic scenery in the Borgarfjörður valley
  • Gaze at the beauty of the Hraunfossar falls, a waterfall carved by volcanic eruptions
  • Round-trip transport from Reykavik hotels are included

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Departure Point

Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After early pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, board a vehicle destined for the Langjökull Glacier—the second-largest glacier in Iceland. On arrival at the glacier, step onto the ice and begin your descent into the atmospheric ice caves below.

In a specially modified glacier vehicle, ride through magical ice tunnels to a man-made glacier cave. As you ride, learn about the effects global warming has on the ice caves and watch the ice melt and transform before your eyes.

After hearing more about the history and geology of the ice caves, travel to the inviting warmth of Hotel Húsafell to enjoy lunch (at own expense). Satisfied, continue to the Borgarfjörður valley—famed for its fertile farmlands and volcanic beauty—and visit the magnificent Hraunfossar falls. Capture photographs of the natural landmark and then relax during the journey back to Reykjavik hotel, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Langjokull Glacier
You will go on a short 35-45 minute ride to the top of the glacier from Húsafell, from which you will descend into the ice cave to witness the wonders of Iceland's second-largest glacier from the inside. You will spend approx 2 & 1/2 hours on the glacier with transfers to the glacier. But be aware that this depends on conditions on the glacier.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hraunfossar
Crystal clear water that emerges from the volcanic rock lava field and falls down into Hvitá (white river), a beautiful turquoise glacial river steaming from the Langjökull glacier.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Into the Glacier
To get to the Ice Cave we ride in a huge specially-modified truck. Once you arrive at the entrance to the ice cave, you will walk down into the man-made glacial cave and spend about 1 hour walking inside the glacier.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats are mandatory on our tours you can get them from us for free.
  • Make sure to order infant seat at least 24 hours prior to the tour from the operator
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Reykjavik Sightseeing

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Classic Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik .

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Traveler Tips


  • "There is a picnic bench outside and i'd recommend bringing a packed lunch instead." See review
  • "You need to wear boots or they will provide them for you, and they give you crampons to put over them." See review

Reviews

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Don’t miss this with Viator
Gary_B
, Feb 2020
A great experience made easy and all the more pleasurable by the team. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Iceland and recommend Viator as the operator, cost effective and easy.
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The tour the we will miss.
2929away
, Nov 2019
Sorry that I can't rate this attraction but we were too sick so we missed it and I can not say if is good or bad.
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Ice Cave Experience from Reykjavik
Judy M
, Nov 2019
This was my favorite excursion on our week-long tour of Iceland. Our guide was especially mindful of his guests as we were walking on ice. Touring the inside of a glacier is an experience not to be missed! Highly recommend this tour.
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Into the Ice in Iceland!
gast0nem
, Sep 2019
This is a must do tour! Absolutely incredible. Traveling onto the glacier and walking into the glacier underground tunnels and caves was a major highlight for me. The Langjökull glacier is amazing.
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Amazing and Unique experience
unicornrainbowstar
, Aug 2019
This was certainly a once in a lifetime event. My children (8 and 9) really enjoyed the educational aspect as well as the overwhelming awesomeness of being inside a glacier! I highly recommend this tour.
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Ice Cave
michaelv135
, Jun 2019
The tour through the inside of a glacier was amazing! Much easier walking than I had imagined. I did not need to borrow any warm or water proof items- however, they were available to those who were in need - free of charge... a very nice thing to have if you needed.
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Awesome Experience!
knicolee
, Jan 2019
This was one of the best parts of our trip. How often do you get to walk on a glacier and then go inside. All of the guides were fantastic and extremely knowledgable. They took safety very serious. Will go again when we go back. A must see on any trip to Iceland!
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Fantastic
Dan H
, Jan 2019
Did this tour with my girlfriend on our first visit to Iceland, would highly recommend this for anyone travelling here. The guides were super friendly, very knowledgeable and created a great atmosphere. Highlight of the holiday!
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Ice cave and glacier
Discover47826610439
, Jan 2019
The whole tour from beginning to end was well put together, our tour guide to the glacier was entertaining and passionate about Iceland. The ice cave and glacier experience was something else our guide sang a lullaby in the chapel ‘awesome’. Not a cheap trip (then nothing is in Iceland) but worth every penny.
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Ice Cave Adventure
Sightsee32756383205
, Dec 2018
This was a fantastic day. The trip up the glacier and into the cave was exciting and informative. The guides were efficient, knowledgable and great fun! I would highly recommend it.

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