Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier

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Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier

Since the heli-hike experiance in New Zealand over at Fox Glacier, I’d been craving something which was just as exhilarating and life awakening and mind bending. We booked our trip to Iceland and Emma was keen on visiting a Glacier too since she hasn’t experienced anything like this before. Which better Ice Cave Iceland to visit than Langjokull Glacier?

After doing a lot of research and making the dates work with availability – We ended up booking on to the Glacier Wonderland & Northern Lights tour with Extreme Iceland.

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Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier




About Langjokull Glacier

Langjokull isn’t a natural phenomena it’s a man made ice cave so it was quite a big difference to Fox Glacier which is natural as it can get. This glacier is Europe’s second largest stretching out over 300m. With the way climate change is effecting glaciers, some experts predict the glacier could disappear as soon as within the next 150 years. It took the team 5 years to to complete this project, the initial time frame was a lot smaller.

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Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier




What’s inside? 

Exploring the inside of the ice cave of glacier is mind blowing. The tour is lead by a guide, but in-fact even en-route to the glacier your mind is blown by what this experience is. Whilst we were driving in via the monster truck, we saw no landscape – all we saw was nothingness and it was the most eeriest experience ever, but beautiful non the less. It’s so important to experience these things if you can, because you see first hand the consequences of global warming. We got to see the age of ice and how it varies by the colours of the ice we see. We got to experience crevasses, moulin, ice layers and the different areas of snow and ice and how the guides or experts know which areas we could and could not walk in. They showed us how much of the cave has moved over the years. It’s seriously mind blowing.

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How did we get there?

We were taken on a bus from Reykjavik on a day tour with stops in-between to Langjokull which is West Iceland. Beginning at the base of Husafell we were taken aboard a monster truck which eventually took us to the peak of the ice-cap which is around 1200 above sea level again with stops in between. Turns out there are 2 crows who live up there en-route who made base there after being fed some food whilst the build was taking place. They haven’t left ever since!

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It’s a place I would totally recommend and it’s great for beginners and easy going since you’re taken right up to the cave with no hiking involved. It’s truly magical and surreal and this is what life is isn’t it? To explore and experience this beautiful earth we live on.

I’ll leave you with some images from our time there and I hope it inspires you to go and book y0ur next trip and next new experience.

Have you visited Langjokull Glacier? What did you think of it? Comment below, I would love to hear all about your experiences.

Priti

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Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
En-route we stopped off at this awesome waterfall – I forget the name though

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Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport

Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier
Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier
Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier
Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier
Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier
Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier
Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave Iceland Travel Blog Pritis Passport
Visit Iceland – Ice Cave Iceland – Langjokull Glacier

 

14 Comments

  1. Oh wow. This looks amazing. I went to Iceland last year but only did two days all in Reykjavik. I feel like I really missed out a lot. If I ever go back I want to go to this cave

    1. So much to do there isn’t there? This was on my second trip – The first one we did Golden Circle and Northern Lights! They have quite a few different glacier / caves – Still more we want to do too!

  2. This looks like one hell of a fun ride! Weren’t you scared a bit?
    I remember heading to the Limestone caves in Andaman and Nicobar islands! It as fun and a bit scary too!

    1. Oh wow that sounds amazing. Haven’t been there yet will research it. This wasn’t too scary to be honest since it’s a group tour and you go up in the truck – Feels like a crazy world en-route though with no horizon or land just pure white and nothingness.

  3. Oh this looks so fun and scary at the same time. I would love to see but small spaces scare.the shhhhit out of me! Lovely photos Priti!

  4. Great article. I would want to explore that cave if given the chance. Thanks for sharing this article with beautiful photos.

  5. Iceland and more specifically Langkojull have been on my radar for a while now and seeing the growing number of travel posts discussing the place, it seems there could be a huge influx of tourists before long. That being said, this was definitely one of the more thorough posts I’ve read and it certainly has the best snaps. The video is great too, really atmospheric

  6. wow… this looks amazingly beautiful and inspiring, and you have put it very nicely. What’s the good time to go there?

    1. We went in November / Dec but the tours run through different months. Highly recommend checking out the tour operators page for dates and availability 🙂

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