Who would have thought that you could experience ice caves, glaciers and snow during summer? It has been a mind blowing experience driving around the whole island of Iceland and the day before we left the place, my husband chanced upon this brochure that brings you into the glacier.
Since we are flying off tomorrow, we wanted to end it with a bang so we decided to try The Glacier Adventure– The Classic Tour
It’s around a 2hour drive from Reykjavik to Husafell and from there they provide shuttle services up to the base-camp once we are there. Unless you are driving a 4×4, I would suggest you to take the shuttle service.
Going for this tour would take you around half a day – 4 hours drive from Reykjavik and 2-4 hours of tour depending on the drive from the base-camp to the Ice tunnel. We rode on this monster truck up to the entrance of the cave.
We managed to catch some snow and it’s Jon’s first time experiencing snow.
It’s summer WHAT THE HECK RIGHT?!
They provide overalls for you to go into the man made ice caves so you really don’t have to worry too much wearing too warm although it’s 0 degrees inside there’s no wind so its very bearable with the overalls that they provide.
This cave was made to public since June 2015 so it’s pretty new. It’s the longest and largest glacier ice tunnel in the world! According to the guide, due to the ever evolving glacier, this tunnel is expected to have a 10-15 year life span. And also due to global warming they expect the glacier to only last maybe another 80 years so do check it out while you can!
They also have a chapel and you can actually book it for events. Our guide did a mini concert (I swear she’s a professionally trained singer) and the acoustics is amazing. We thought she was playing from some music player, it was that good!
This place is really my winter dreams come true in summer. Do bring a good camera that works well in low light as it’s quite dark in the caves so if you want good photos, do keep it in mind before heading down.
Into the Glacier has many different types of tours which you can check it out if you have more time. We found them to be prompt, helpful and knowledgeable in all our interactions from their sales staff to our guides. If you want a unforgettable experience in Iceland, I highly recommend you check these guys out.
(Photo credit: @Jonoong)
Till the next time Iceland!