Once in a lifetime tour that combines a visit to a newly discovered ice cave with a ride in Sleipinir 8x8 wheeler Monstertruck, on Langjökull Glacier. Departure from our Basecamp at Skjól.
This autumn, our glacier explorers found a brand new, never before seen, stunning Crystal Ice Cave on Langjökull Glacier. Owing to it's size and beauty we call it the "Amazing Crystal Ice Cave".
All ice caves are unique, but some are a bit more unique than others 😉
The tour departs on a regular truck from Amazing Basecamp Skjól at 12:20 and will head up to the direction of Langjökull glacier. After approximately 40 minutes drive (duration may change due to weather) you will jump on to the Monster Truck 8x8 wheels called Sleipnir.
Inside the ice cave you walk under an extraordinary translucent kingdom of frosty sapphire crystal jewels. Sometimes resembling a brilliant blue river, the ice around this 'blue river ' is white. This white ice bears highly unusual subtle gray 'zebra striping', formed from the ash layers of various volcanic eruptions.
You get about 40-50 minutes to explore and photograph the cave and enjoy the rare and precious crystalline blue beauty of this amazing natural ice cavern.
Enough about the ice cave and lets talk about your ride!
Sleipnir glacier truck is largest and safest way to travel on glaciers and they are custom built to deal with the difficult and hostile glacier terrain. With 8x8 all-wheel drive on 65” and 78” tires, these trucks also boast leather seats, skyline windows, state of the art AC system. They are created with passenger satisfaction in mind and are even equipped with onboard toilets!
The ride in Sleipnir to the Amazing Crystal Ice Cave is about 40 minutes from where you will be amazed by the ice caves beauty for next 40 minutes. The average duration of the tour is 4 hours, but can change due to unexpected circumstances such as weather and road conditions.
Join us for this once in a lifetime ice cave adventure only 1,5 hour drive from Reykjavík to Amazing Basecamp start point.
Amazing Basecamp Skjól
During the tour you will be provided with the safety equipment, and our professional guide who know ice caves inside out. Ice Cave tours are weather dependent. Your safety is of the utmost importance and therefore tours sometimes must be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or other safety, therefore we suggest to pay close attention before you begin your journey. This tour is suitable for anyone who is in good physical shape.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Dress according to the weather. Please wear/bring warm, comfortable clothing and waterproof outer layer, sturdy hiking boots, gloves and wool/fleece hat. Please do not wear jeans and sneakers, good sturdy shoes are vital. Lunch and snacks can be bought during tour but are not included.