The adventure of a lifetime starts
This full day journey begins with a drive to Deildartunguhver hot spring where we’lls top and admire the steam that rises from the earth into the air. Next we continue to the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss – two picturesque waterfalls that provide an ideal photo opportunity. From the waterfalls we’ll drive to Húsafell – a green oasis near the edge of the glacier. After lunch there we will board a glacier truck and head to the highlight of our day – Langjökull Glacier.
Langjökull Glacier is the second largest ice cap in Iceland. Our expert driver will take drive across this wilderness of ice and snow. We’ll stop on the glacier to visit a man-made ice cave which will take us closer to the ‘heart of the glacier’. Here we will walk through halls of blue ice and experience the colours and density of the glacier.
Leaving the glacier
From the glacier we’ll re-board our bus and travel through the dramatic Kaldidalur (‘Cold Valley’). This mountain road is one of the highest mountain roads in Iceland and is only open for a limited time during the year. Eventually we’ll reach our final destination, Þingvellir National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that ranks at the top of Iceland’s attractions.
Þingvellir is situated in a rift valley that offers incredible views of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Not only is the area of tremendous geological interest, it is also where the legislative parliament, the Alþing, was founded in the year 930.
Kindly note that time spent and distance travelled on the glacier depends on weather and snow conditions. We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary if necessary. This tour is only operated after 1 July each year. The tour is dependent on the road conditions of the highland route taken to the glacier edge and may be cancelled with short notice.
- Included: Guided bus tour, admission to the ice cave and lunch buffet
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 35