Langjökull ice caves hugely popular

Photo: Into the Glacier (with kind permission)

Photo: Into the Glacier (with kind permission)

Some 16-17,000 visitors are expected to visit the Langjökull ice tunnel and caves this year. Demand has exceeded expectations and forecasts for next year as high as 25,000.

One day this summer saw over 300 visitors make their way into the heart of the ice.

Into the Glacier features the world’s longest man-made ice tunnel – 800 metres long and reaching down to a depth of 30 metres.

The tunnel.

The tunnel. Photo: Into the Glacier (with kind permission)

Various types of service are available for interested visitors. For instance, as well as a simple visit of the tunnel and caves, Into the Glacier offers such things as a wedding in your very own ‘ice chapel’ and ‘cave rental’ for private parties.

8-wheel trucks ferry visitors to the mouth of the tunnel.

8-wheel trucks ferry visitors to the mouth of the tunnel. Photo: Into the Glacier (with kind permission)

There are various ways of visiting Into the Glacier , including:

  • Classic Tour (basic entrance fee and tour): ISK 17,900 (approx. €125)
  • Winter on Ice (tour + one night at Hótel Húsafell): ISK 60,750 (approx. €425)
  • Heli Tour (tour + helicopter transfers from Reykjavik): ISK 159,900 (approx. €1,115)

You can check out the various deals on the Into the Glacier booking site .

Below you can see a video from just before the caves were opened, when Iceland Monitor was invited to see the new attraction.

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