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Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
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
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore the Langjökull glacier cave and Iceland’s Viking history and legends on a private full-day trip from Reykjavik. Cross the Hvalfjordur fjordlands on the west coast, and learn about the Icelandic Sagas, the early medieval tales of Iceland’s Viking families; at the Borgarnes Settlement Center. Continue through awesome mountain scenery to Langjökull, Iceland’s second-biggest glacier. Enjoy an included lunch and ride a monster ice truck to the Langjökull cave. Then, walk around the spectacular ice chambers deep inside the glacier as you learn about the glacier’s formation through the ages.
  • Private Icelandic Sagas and Langjökull ice cave day trip from Reykjavik, with a professional guide
  • Learn about the country's Viking settlers and sagas at the Borgarnes Settlement Center
  • See the Deildartunguhver hot springs and Hraunfossar waterfalls
  • Ride an 8-wheeled ice truck across the ice of Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier
  • Explore Langjökull's ice cave and learn about the glacier’s formation
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Driver/guide
Bottled water
WiFi in vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch buffet at Husafell Bistro
Private tour to Húsafell and back
Transport from Húsafell to and from the glaciers edge (Not private)
Tour in a specially modified glacier vehicle on Langjökull glacier (not private)
Gratuities
Entrance fees, unless specified
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pickup at any accommodation in the capital area. Please enter your requested pick-up point in special reqests when booking.

Ports

  • Skarfabakki


Departure Time

9:30 AM
After pickup from your Reykjavik area hotel, hop inside your rugged, air-conditioned vehicle with your expert guide.

Travel north to the Hvalfjordur fjord (whale fjord), so-called for the whales seen here by Iceland’s early settlers, and watch for these magnificent mammals in the waters as you cross the fjordlands.

Take the undersea Hvalfjordur Tunnel, and continue to the west coast town of Borgarnes. Visit the Borgarnes Settlement Center, an exhibition that charts Iceland’s settlement by Vikings and its famous Sagas, written stories about Iceland’s early families dating from the 10th and 11th centuries.

Next, stop at the Hvanneyr Agricultural Museum to learn about Icelandic farming, and visit Ullarselið, an artisanal shop showcasing hand-made Icelandic woolens.

Then, leave the coast behind and venture into Iceland’s highlands. Admire the mountain views and on route, stop to see the Deildartunguhver hot springs and Hraunfossar waterfalls.

Arrive at Husafell and, after a buffet lunch and some free time, travel up to Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Journey across the ice aboard an 8-wheeled ice truck, and on arrival at the ice cave, walk inside the tunnels with an expert guide.

Admire the LED-illuminated walls, chambers and corridors as you delve ever deeper into the glacier’s heart. View the layers of snow and ice as your guide explains how they evolve over time, gaining fascinating insight into the glacier’s formation.

See the cave room, a huge chamber sometimes used for weddings and other events, and then make your way out of the sub-glacial labyrinth back to the outside world. 

Check out other icecaps including Geitlandsjokull and Thorisjokull, the latter named after the ogre troll Thorir, and then return to Reykjavik, stopping at other attractions along the way.

Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Private Hire Iceland
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, it can get cold in the cave.
  • Specially modified glacier vehicles take you up to the ice tunnels and back, about 30 min. each way during summer and 60 min. during winter
  • Ice tunnel tour with guide for about an hour.
  • The glacier part of the tour is around 4-hours during winter and 2.5 hours during summer.
  • Please note that the duration of the tour may be longer than scheduled, due to conditions on the glacier
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Private Hire Iceland

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour 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 Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour 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 Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour from Reykjavik.

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Excellent tour and guide. All stops...
bonnekessenb
, Dec 2017
Excellent tour and guide. All stops were impressive and I highly recommend the tour.
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Fredirik was an amazing tour guide...
michelle_naftzger
, Jul 2016
Fredirik was an amazing tour guide! We loved him. Lots of information about the surrounding area. Would hire him again in a heart beat. He was great with my two kids and never rushed us to get to places. The glacier is AMAZING! You have to see this! Make sure you have warm clothing, coats, hats gloves, etc. Sneakers are not the best here. Hiking boots are better. They do have boots and snowsuits you can use if you don't have any.
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