Deep into the Glacier | Ice Tunnel Tour into Langjökull Glacier

Witness the magical world inside of a glacier on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Recently opened tunnels, carved into the most stable part of Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, make this unbelievable opportunity possible.

You will meet your group and guide at Húsafell, or a point closer to the glacier if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and are visiting in summer. Once gathered, you will get into an impressive, all-terrain, eight-wheel-drive monster truck, and head up the slopes of Langjökull glacier, over an ethereal world of ice and snow.

The vistas on this drive are magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you are stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier is so barren and beautiful that it is otherworldly.

You will reach the entrance to the ice tunnels, put your crampons on, and head into the blue and white world inside of the icecap. For an hour, you will follow your experienced guide as they tell you all about Iceland’s glaciers, how they are changing, and, of course, how these incredible tunnels were created.

Iceland is the only place in the world where such impressive passages into the ice have been built for the purpose of welcoming visitors. While natural ice caves do form on the lower parts of other glaciers during winter, they are notoriously unreliable due to flooding, and often too unstable to enter. Conversely, the ice tunnel in Langjökull is open year-round, and accessible in all but the most tumultuous of weather conditions. 

The tunnel is well lit throughout, and the ground is relatively even, so this tour is more than doable for anyone comfortable on their feet for an hour or so. Whether young or old, fit or unfit, the Langjökull ice tunnel is sure to blow you away.

Once you have enjoyed the incredible beauty here, you will jump back in your vehicle for a return journey that is as stunning as it was on your way up.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Buckle up for a fascinating and magnificent ice-tunnel experience. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Húsafell, Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:20, 09:50, 10:20, 11:50, 12:00, 13:20, 14:20

The shuttle departs from Húsafell at 09:20, 09:50, 11:50 and 14:20. In summer, the price is 2000 ISK per person for a round-trip. If you plan to drive to Klaki base camp yourself, please note that you will need a 4x4 vehicle, and have to follow a rough gravel road. If you are driving a 2WD/non-highland capable vehicle, you will need to be picked up from Husafell and taken to the base camp. Please note that in Winter (16.10-31.5) the meeting point is always at Húsafell, regardless of vehicle, type. Please do not choose transfer for this period; it's included in the price
  • Transportaton in a modified glacier vehicle up to the Into the Glacier cave

  • English-speaking guide

  • Audio guidance (optional)

  • Crampons

  • Pick up from Reykjavík

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know:

To Drive from Reykjavík to Húsafell:

1. Follow Route 1 out of Reykjavik to the north, ca. 73 km in the direction of Borgarnes.

2. Exit Route 1 and turn right to Route 50, just before entering the bridge over Borgarfjörður.

3. Follow Route 50 for ca. 33 km, and drive through the village of Kleppjárnsreykir.

4. Cross the river Reykjadalsá where the route number changes to 518, and continue for another 29 km. And you have arrived in Húsafell.

5. The GPS coordinates are N64 41.963 W20 52.143.

PLEASE NOTE that during the winter season, from 16th of October-15th of May, the duration of the tour can be anything from 3,5-4 hours since different routes have to be driven to reach the entrance of the tunnel.

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