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Into the Glacier

The world’s largest man-made ice tunnel

Into the Glacier classic tour from Klaki base camp invites you to explore the untouched beauty of Langjokull. In fact, It is Iceland’s second-largest ice cap. Walk inside the man-made ice tunnel that leads right to the heart of the glacier. You will learn exciting facts about Icelandic glaciers along the way.

Langjökull ice-cap

In fact Langjökull (the Long Glacier) is the second largest in Iceland. It covers, however, an area of about 950 km² and most of it rises between 1200 and 1300 m above sea level. It rests on a massif of hyaloclastite mountains.

The Area

The southwestern part of the ice cap is called Geitlandsjökull, which rises to an elevation of 1400 meters. To the south of Geitlandsjökull and separated from the main ice cap, is the smaller (1350 m) Þórisjökull, which sits atop an irregular table mountain.

The man-made cave

Until now, what lay beneath the surface of the Langjökull glacier, had been a mystery. It was known only by a small group of scientists and glaciologists. In 2010 however, Baldvin Einarsson and Hallgrimur Örn Arngrímsson had a bold and daring vision. They decided to take people not just around and onto the glacier. But also inside the heart of the remote and extraordinary ice cap, to see the magnificent “blue ice” which is buried deep beneath the surface.

Who we are

We are the people who got the crazy idea of drilling a tunnel into a glacier and actually made it happen! In fact, we want to give people the chance to experience this amazing natural wonder and see the Langjökull ice cap from the inside. Learn, feel and absorb the ice, taking home memories that are truly out of this world!

From Reykjavik

We depart early from Reykjavík city and get the crisp morning view of our destination, the Langjökull Glacier. Langjökull is 953 sq/km, making it the second-largest glacier in the country.
Step onboard our all-new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages