Borgarfjordur Ice Tunnel & Glacier Private Super Jeep Tour
Looking to explore an icecap from the inside? This tour takes you to Langjokull glacier which is probably the only place in the world you can literally do so! This Super Jeep Ice Tunnel experience will take you deep into the second largest glacier in Iceland and more!
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Jeep 2
- Activity Level Fairly Easy
- Group Size Small Group
In the summertime we begin the tour with a drive to Thingvellir where the oldest parliament was founded in the world over 1000 years ago. Many crucial events in Icelandic history took part here and it is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here you will also see how the earth is ever so slowly pulling apart along the North-America and Eurasian tectonic plates. We continue through the Kaldidalur Valley into the highlands until we get to Langjokull glacier.
Langjokull Glacier, or the Long Glacier, is the second largest icecap in Iceland, ice is up to 580m thick. Here we will have the option to venture in the largest man-made ice tunnel which takes you 300m into the glacier situated 1250m above sea level, with the excitement of riding on some big wheel super jeep!
After that we take a change in direction and head towards Hraunfossar, which is an unusual marvel of nature where cold clear spring of subterranean water seep through the lava creating a cascade of delicate waterfalls that merge into the Hvita River. From Hvita River we will also get a load of Barnafoss, also know as the Children’s Waterfall and the sad story behind its name.
We then move on to Deildartunguhver, it is the most powerful hot spring in Europe. The hot spring is providing 200L/sec of boiling water! In fact if you happen to take a shower within 65km radius of the hot spring, the hot water is taken from here.
The length of the tour might not allow us to bring you this experience as we do need to take you back to Reykjavik. On the way back we will pass through the town of Reykholt, which was the home to Snorri Strurluson, the historian, poet, and politician who also wrote the Icelandic Saga.
In the winter we drive straight to Borgarfjörður, and on the way back we go through Hvalfjörður, Whale Fjord, with its small whale factory and remains of World War II British installations before we reach Reykjavik.
Ice Tunnel entry on Langjökull glacier is optional and is offered at an additional price. Also please note that this activity is subject to weather conditions.
Optional activity: Ice Tunnel is 19,500 ISK per person
Highlights Of The Borgarfjordur Ice Tunnel & Glacier Private Super Jeep Tour
- Thingvellir National Park
- Kaldidalur Valley
- Langjokull Glacier
- Ice Tunnel
- Hraunfossar Waterfall
- Barnafoss Waterfall
- Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
Price is per tour – up to 6 passengers.
For more than 6 passengers please contact us for a quote.
Duration: 9-10 Hours
Pick up: From Hotel / Guesthouse in Reykjavík
At Arctic Advanced your safety is our priority, all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account.
Bring warm clothes and your camera.
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Let the Fun begin!
- Transport by private super jeep
- Professional private guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)