Into the Glacier offers various tours to Iceland‘s most significant new attraction, the man – made ice cave. The ice tunnel and the caves are located high on Iceland‘s second largest glacier, Langjökull. You will get an amazing opportunity to explore the glacier and see it from the inside. This is once in a lifetime experience where you will be taken to the hidden beautiful ice.
The Long Glacier (1355m) is the second largest in Iceland. It has an area of about 950 km² and most of it rises between 1200 and 1300 m above sea level. It rests on a massif of hyaloclastite mountains. They rise highest under its southern and northern parts, but have not yet been researched thoroughly. The Glaciological Society owns a hut at the foot of the nunatak Fjallkirkjan (1228m).
The southwestern part of the ice cap is called Geitlandsjokull. It rises to the elevation of 1400 meters. On a fine day the view from up there is excellent. To the south of Geitlandjokull and separated from the main ice cap, is the smaller, 1350 meters high Thorisjokull on top of an irregular table mountain. According to the legend, it was named after the troll Thorir, who lived in a green valley in the pass between the glaciers.
Until now, what lies under the surface of the Langjokull glacier, has been a mystery, known only by a small group of scientists and glaciologists. In 2010 however, Baldvin Einarsson and Hallgrimur Örn Arngrímsson had a bold and daring vision, to take people not just around and onto, but also inside the heart of the remote and extraordinary glacier ice cap, to see the magnificent “blue ice” which is buried deep beneath the surface. With this bold idea in mind, top engineers and renowned geo physicist and presidential candidate, Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, began studying, planning, modelling and carefully preparing for constructions. And perhaps against the odds, what started as a dream, rapidly became a reality, as passion, energy, enthusiasm and drive, combined with science, engineering, finance and political support, made it possible to shape the first and biggest man-made Ice Cap Glacier Ice Cave.