Iceland is a land of fire and ice, and today we are exploring the ice of the ice caves with a snowmobile tour on Langjökull Glacier.
Ice Cave and Snowmobile Tour of Langjökull Glacier from Reykjavik Photo Gallery
Ice Caving And Snowmobile Tour From Reykjavik
So on the way to your first stop, you get access to these touch screens. Now this is like a GPS guide, it’s incredibly informative. Right now, we are on Langjökull Glacier. I gotta get myself a snowmobile, and we are gonna cross it, you and me. The first time on a snowmobile, no worries if you’ve not done it before, they train you.
Snowmobile And Ice Cave Gullfoss
Now we’re gonna convoy our way up to the ice caves. All right, now let’s make our way into the ice caves. The great thing about these crampons is that we’re gonna be able to actually walk on the ice in the ice cave here. This is beautiful. We’re in the belly of Langjökull Glacier.
Snowmobile And Ice Cave From Gullfoss
This little bridge is taking us across a massive crevice that splits the glacier. So if there’s less than 6% of oxygen, then the light gets in and gets trapped and reflects only a bluish tint. I am absolutely blown away. It’s massive and it’s gorgeous. You feel like you’re in another world. We just finished at the ice caves, and now we’re at our next stop. I can hear it from here. We’re gonna see some cool waterfalls. It’s amazing seeing the power of this water. It’s hard to believe that we were just on that very glacier.
Or if you’d prefer, after the ice caves you hike to Húsafell for a relaxing soak in the geothermal swimming pools. If we’re talking Iceland’s fire and ice, this is the fire part. This geothermal pool is getting heated in those mountains over there. This is the perfect temperature. What a great day.