Glacier Wonderland & Northern Lights

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Glacier Wonderland & Northern Lights

This is an adventure you shouldn‘t miss – to explore inside another world, inside the core of Langjokull glacier with your own eyes, a 2500 years old, second largest ice cap in Iceland. We will be transported in a monster truck up to the tunnel‘s entrance which is at 1200 m above sea level. On our way there, we will make many stops at interesting places, for instance at historical and geothermal areas.

The journey takes us up on the glacier, away from everything else. Here, Iceland is definitely the appropriate name for this island. This trip is probably the closest you get to experiencing the Ice Age!

Note: During winter our return trip will be the same as on our way there, due to road conditions in the higland over winter season.

Tour Description

We leave Reykjavik and head on to Hvalfjordur ( e. Whale fjord), which got the name from all the whales relaxing in it. It is 30 km long and was once a part of the ring road, but since 1998, when the tunnels were built, it has been a lot more quiet around there.

Driving to the glacier

On our way up to the glacier we will make different stops. The places we will visit are Deildartunguhver, Reykholt and Snorralaug geothermal hot spots and historical sites and the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. If we have more time we could also stop at Sturlureyki farm and the lava field Hallmundarhraun.

Ice Tunnel & Monster Truck

From Barnafoss we will head on to the glacier – this lands second largest glacier, after Vatnajokull.

At the edge of the glacier we will bord the huge monster truck that will take us up all the way to the tunnel‘s entrance which is located really high on the glacier, almost at its peak. The tunnel is human made but designed so you can follow the formation of a glacier. From normal snow to glacial ice you can see the layers formed over time. It‘s magical to see. This sub-glacial level world of snow and ice, is buried deep inside the mighty 953 km2 glacier.

We will stay in the tunnel for about 50 minutes exploring them to the fullest, the crevasses, moulins (glacier mills), waterways, ice layers and spaces between them. This will give you first hand experience of the different types of snow and ice, and the process of the glacier evolving.

Northern Lights Tour

Many of the roads in the highland are closed during winter. Therefore we will need to go the same way back down to the main road. From there your guide will take you wherever there is the highest chance of catching the magical northern lights.They take the weather forecast and their experience into account when deciding on which way to go. Hopefully you will find them but note that the northern lights are a natural phenomena so unfortunately we can’t turn them on as we would love to. Afterwards you will return back to your accommodation, and hopefully you enjoyed this legendary journey of cultural history and geological importance. 

What's included?

  • Reykjavik hotel pick up
  • Guided minibus tour
  • Transport on the glacier by Monster Glacier Truck
  • Guided tour in the ice tunnel
  • Northern lights tour

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothes, hiking shoes, packed lunch (we will also stop at a diner / restaurant).

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Tour information:

  • Duration:
    13 HOURS
  • Booking Cutoff Hours:
    2
  • Activities:
    Yes
  • Location:
    Langjökull
  • Location:
    Reykjavík
  • Languages:
    EN
  • Highlights:
    Glacier, Ice Caving, Langjökull, Northern Lights,

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