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Borgarfjörður day tour and Into the glacier of Langjökull

10 hoursModerate
18 reviews
Join us on this amazing day tour on and into a glacier in Iceland

This thrilling tour takes you to Borgarfjordur, the center of a lot of the Icelandic Sagas, for some exploration, natural wonders and relaxation. Here you’ll see untamed landscapes that will help bring Viking history to life, beautiful waterfalls and the second largest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull.

There we will visit the Ice tunnel and get inside the glacier itself, seeing the layers of the ice and snow and learn how this affects the daily life of the locals and how the melt water from this glacier is the source of the fresh tap water that the people in Reykjavik enjoy every day.

We will leave the busy Ring Road behind us and  head towards Deildartunguhver. On our way there, you’ll be able to look out for the fast-flowing glacial rivers and waterfalls carving through the lava fields.

Let us know when you want to join us on this epic quest!

What's included?

Private guide
Private transportation

Exclusions

Access to the ice tunnel is an optional extra

Please note

Please dress according to weather
Good shoes are important for the ice tunnel part of the tour

What do I need to bring?

Warm clothes
Good shoes
Fresh socks to be able to change if they get wet

Cancellation policy

  • Bookings are fully refundable up to the time of the event.


Experience type

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance

Cut off: 12 hours

Duration

10 hours

Difficulty

Moderate

Categories

Adventure | Day Trips And Excursions | Nature | Sightseeing | VIP And Exclusive | Couples | Family Friendly | Group Friendly | Outdoor | Luxury | Private Experience

Live tour guide

English

We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
  • Custom pick up
  • .Hella pick up at 10:20
  • .Hella pick up at 10:00
  • .Hella Söluskálinn Landsvegamót at 10:00 am
  • .Hveragerði Hotel Ork at 09:15
  • .N1 Selfoss at 09:30 am
  • .Vik N1 gas station at 1200 (only available for Katla Ice Cave tour)
  • Arctic Comfort Hotel
  • Arctic Comfort Hótel - Síðumúli 19, 108 Reykjavík
  • BSÍ Bus Terminal, Vatnsmýrarvegi 10, 101 Reykjavík
  • Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall
  • Bus Stop 11, Austurbær
  • Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg
  • Bus Stop 13
  • Bus Stop 14
  • Bus stop 15
  • Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond
  • Bus Stop 3, Lækjagata outside of Hard Rock Cafe
  • Bus stop 4
  • Bus Stop 5, Harpa
  • Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House
  • Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja
  • Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut
  • Cabin Hótel - Borgartún 32, 105 Reykjavík
  • Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
  • Fosshótel Reykjavík - Þórunnartúni 1, 105 Reykjavík Pick up at Bus Stop 12 Höfðatorg
  • Grand Hotel Reykjavik
  • Harbor - Sundabakki,
  • Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
  • Hilton Reykjavík Nordica - Suðurlandsbraut 2, Suðurlandsbraut 2, 108 Reykjavík
  • Hotel Cabin
  • Hótel Heiðmörk, Ögurhvarf 4, 203 Kópavogur
  • Hotel Island Spa and Wellness
  • Hotel Klettur
  • Hotel Lotus
  • Hótel Múli
  • Hotel Norðurey Reykjavíkurvegur 72 220 Hafnafjörður
  • Hotel Selfoss at 09:30 am
  • Hótel Vellir - Tjarnavellir 3 Hafnarfirði, Tjarnavellir 3, 221 Hafnarfjörður
  • Klettur Hótel - Mjölnisholt 12-14, Mjölnisholti 12-14, 105 Reykjavík
  • Laugabjarg (Guesthouse) - Sundlaugavegur 37, Sundlaugavegi 37, 105 Reykjavík
  • Nordurey Hotel City Garden
  • Reykjavik City Hostel - Sundlaugavegur 34, Sundlaugavegi 34, 105 Reykjavík
  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavíkurflugvelli, 101 Reykjavík
  • Reykjavik Harbor, Cruise terminal, ,
  • Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel - Suðurlandsbraut 12, Suðurlandsbraut 12, 108 Reykjavík
  • Skarfabakki Harbour
  • Storm Hotel by Keahotels
  • The Edition by Marriott
  • Tower Suites
  • 22 Hill Hotel - Brautarholt 22-24, Brautarholti 22-24, 105 Reykjavík
  • Bus Hostel - Skógarhlíð 10, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík
  • Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel - Brautarholt 10-14, Brautarholt 10-14, 105 Reykjavík
  • Fosshótel Barón - Barónstígur 2-4, Barónsstíg 2-4, 101 Reykjavík
  • Fosshótel Lind - Rauðarárstígur 18, Rauðarárstíg 18, 105 Reykjavík
  • Fosshotel Rauðará, Rauðarárstígur 37, Reykjavik, Rauðarárstígur 37, 105 Reykjavík
  • Galaxy Pod Hostel - Laugavegur 172, Laugavegi 172, 105 Reykjavík
  • Harbor - Miðbakki, ,
  • Harbor - Skarfabakki, ,
  • Hótel Ísland - Ármúli 9, Ármúla 9, 108 Reykjavík
  • Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura - v/Hlíðarfót, Hlíðarfæti, 101 Reykjavík
  • KEX Hostel - Skúlagata 28, Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík
  • Northern Comfort Apartments - Skipholti 15, Skipholt 15, 105 Reykjavík
  • Oddsson Hostel - Grensásveg
  • To be announced, ,

18 reviews for Borgarfjörður day tour and Into the glacier of Langjökull

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  1. We did the Many Glacier Boat tour across SwiftCurrent Lake and Lake Josephine. This is a very popular cruise that sells out early, and they seemed to have a waiting list of people for every boat that goes out. But on a clear day it’s a gorgeous trip, with the beautiful blue lakes surrounded by mountains, definitely worth it if you can get the reservations. We even saw a bear up in the hills on the way back! At the end, there’s a small beach where you can hang out and wait for your return boat, and from there you can see a glacier up in the mountains. The staff is incredibly nice and friendly, and happy to answer questions.

    Something to keep in mind is that this tour is made up of a boat cruise followed by a steep quarter mile hike to the second lake, and then another boat cruise. I’d heard that the quarter mile was paved, so I took a chance and brought my knee scooter. It turns out the pavement is pretty broken up by now, so my husband carried the knee scooter and I mostly hobbled. I wouldn’t recommend trying to hike the quarter mile with a wheelchair or a walker, but I think crutches might work okay if you’re strong. But keep in mind that the second boat has to wait until all the passengers from the first boat have arrived, so you can’t help but feel a lot of pressure to get to that second boat quickly.

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  2. Wonder tour leaving from Lake Macdonald lodge. The boat was clean and Captain Casey was excellent! Very informative history of the surrounding area and closeup view of 2 bad eagles

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  3. We did the 3:00 tour on Lake Mcdonald. I dont recall the guides name but she sounded like she was reading a script. Someone asked a question and she said she would answer that later. The tour is supposed to be 1 hr but it lasted 45 min because they were squeezing in a “special tour” before the 5:00 tour. Its painful to see the burned areas. Too bad they arent allowed to plant trees

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