Into the glacier and Borgarfjordur valley

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Tour Number

Activity Level

227402


Categories

Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Icelandic (fluent), German (basic), English (fluent)

Visit a man-made tunnel inside Europe's second largest glacier - Langjokull.

The tunnel is the longest of its kind in the world.

It opened June 2015.

See scenic Hvalfjordur fjord and visit Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls.

Learn about the Viking-Age inhabitants of the area.

Itinerary

Depart Reykjavik for the Ice-tunnel in Langjokull glacier. Travel along the scenic Whale fjord coastline, see farms, summer cottages, impressive mountains, valleys and rivers.

Lunch at a local hotel which serves for example the traditional Iceland lamb stew. The stew has chunks of lamb in clear vegetable broth.

Return to Reykjavik either via the Whale fjord tunnel, or via the highland road Kaldidalur (only open in summer).

Please ask if there are more than 4 in your group, in which case we use a larger vehicle for a slightly higher fee.

Vehicle sizes

Medium size 4x4: 1-4
Ford Econonline van: 5-14
Mercedes Benz mini-bus: 15-23

Can accommodate up to 70 persons, please ask.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere in Reykjavik.

End location: Anywhere in Reykjavik.

Duration: 10 hours

Transportation

1-4 persons most likely medium size 4x4.

If there are more than 4 in your group we'd use one of the following vehicles for a small additional fee.

5-14 persons most likely Ford Econoline van.

15-23 persons most likely Mercedes Benz van.

Other vehicle sizes available upon request.

What’s Included

My service as a professional driver guide (30 years experience).
Vehicle suitable for the trip - insured, licensed and registered.
Public address system in the vehicle.
Fuel.
Tourism tax.
Entrance and parking fees to the places mentioned in the itinerary.
WiFi.

Please note that the man-made Ice-tunnel part is run by a separate business and has to be paid for separately.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20000 ISK - The entrance fee "Into the Glacier" is ISK 20.000 or about US$ 200 per person.

What’s Extra

The visit "Into the glacier" costs ISK 20000 or about US$ 200.

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