Snowmobiling Tour

Golden Circle, Glacier Snowmobile & Northern Lights | IS-AA1308

Snowmobiling on Langjokull, Golden Circle and Aurora Hunt from Reykjavik

About Tour

Join us on this action-packed day tour through the ultimate highlights of Iceland! Strap on your adventure boots for snowmobiling, Northern Lights and the Golden Circle!

Tour Highlights

  • The famous Golden Circle
  • Glacier Snowmobile Ride
  • Exploring Langjokull Glacier
  • Chasing the Northern Lights
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • The Icelandic highlands

Discover Iceland’s classic highlights and fuel your wanderlust with two mind-blowing adventures under the Arctic Sky! On this quintessential full-day excursion, step between two tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park, take pictures of the famous Gullfoss Waterfall and get up close to the geothermal fields at Geysir. Then, hop on a snowmobile and zoom over the vast expanses of Iceland’s second largest glacier. To top it off, cross the Northern Lights off your bucket list!

Pickup information:

Pick-up starts at 8:30 a.m. from your chosen pick-up point in Reykjavik. After the Golden Circle & Snowmobiling part of the tour, you’ll be dropped off in Reykjavik around 18-19:00 (6-7:00 p.m.). For the Northern Lights part of the tour, you’ll be picked up at 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) from the same location that we dropped you before dinner.

Please note that from September 1st until September 30th & March 1st until April 20th the Northern Lights part of the tour starts at 9:30 p.m. due to daylight.

  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Trusted Tour Operator
Available Sept - Apr
Duration All day
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Level Easy
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No
Minimum age 8 (drivers min 18)

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

5

Amazing tour, lovely guides, memorable day. Worth the money. A must do!

Me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed this day and this tour with the guides. Thank you all so much for making this a memorable birthday for my partner who celebrated his birthday on that actual day. Thank you. We would highly recommend this tour with this company.

From

35 990 ISK

Per Adult

  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking fees
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What's Included

Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • One-hour Snowmobile Ride
  • Northern Lights Hunt
  • Snowmobile Gear

What to bring

  • A valid driver’s license to drive the snowmobile
  • Good hiking or winter shoes
  • Headwear and Gloves
  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Packed lunch

Not Included

  • Lunch

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About tour / Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

Join us on a full day whirlwind adventure out to the best highlights of Iceland. We’ll drive out from Reykjavik to explore the Golden Circle for a morning of sightseeing. Then it’s time to hit the snowy slopes of Langjokull on the back of a snowmobile! After a break in Reykjavik, we’ll head out once more to the countryside for an unforgettable hunt for the Northern Lights.

You’ll be picked up from your chosen pick-up point in Reykjavik. Once everyone is on board, we’ll head out to the celebrated Golden Circle, which is a short drive from Iceland’s Reykjavik.

Our first stop is Þingvellir National Park, a world-renowned site of historical significance and jaw-dropping geology. Þingvellir is the cradle of Icelandic democracy. It was here that Iceland’s first national parliament was founded in the year of 930, making it the oldest democratic assembly in the world that is still operational. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir is located in a rift valley that marks the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are drifting at about 2.5 cm (1 in) a year.

Our next stop is the Geysir Geothermal Area, where you’ll get up close and personal with Iceland’s geothermal extremes. The area is dotted with boiling vents and bubbling mud pools that send plumes of steam into the atmosphere.

You’ll also see Strokkur, Iceland’s most active geyser, which is rocked by violent eruptions every 10 minutes or so. Watch torrents of scorching water reach as high as 40 m (132 ft) into the air! Interestingly, the area is also home to the Great Geysir, which gave us the English word “geyser.”

The final stop on the Golden Circle is Gullfoss, one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Iceland. It is also known as ‘the Golden Falls’ due to the color its water takes as it gushes over the brown rocks. Get your camera ready to snap some awesome photos of its powerful cascade that tumbles down 32 meters (150 ft) into a rugged canyon. The waterfall is also known for rainbows that show-off their fleeting beauty on sunny days.

After enjoying the Gullfoss Waterfall, it’s time for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Our expert snowmobile guide will take you to our base camp on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Once there, breathe in the crisp, cold air and be prepared to be dazzled by the brilliant whiteness of the vast Langjökull Glacier as it comes into view.    

We’ll gear up in snowmobile suits, a balaclava, and helmets before hopping on one of our state-of-the-art snowmobiles. You don’t need to have any previous experience of riding a snowmobile - because your guide will show you how to operate the vehicle safely. Then, prepare to be awestruck by the elemental power of ice as you zoom over the top of the shining glacier!

Langjokull Glacier is one of the most beloved ice caps among snowmobile enthusiasts. Covered in a carpet of untouched snow, it’s perfect for those who want to explore an Icelandic wilderness. Snowmobiling in Iceland is an experience that will remain with you forever!

After a thrilling ride on the glacier, we’ll drop you off in Reykjavik to rest and have dinner before embarking on another exciting adventure, but this time a nocturnal one. We’ll head out in search of the rare and magical Northern Lights. Our expert Northern Lights guides will consult their local know-how and the Aurora Forecast to locate the perfect spot to enjoy this heavenly spectacle without unwanted light pollution or cloud cover.

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena that occur when particles from the Sun, otherwise known as solar wind, enter the Earth’s magnetic field. As electrically charged particles start to collide with gaseous particles in our atmosphere, changes at the subatomic level create a captivating light show that illuminates the night sky! The display is awe-inspiring - no wonder it tops bucket lists all over the world. Embrace the velvety darkness of the night and see a dazzling array of colors dance across the sky!

Since Northern Lights are natural phenomena and are heavily dependant on the weather conditions, we can’t guarantee that you’ll definitely see them during the tour. If the tour goes ahead but no Northern Lights are seen, we offer clients the chance to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge.

If the original Northern Lights tour gets canceled (usually due to unfavorable weather conditions), then you have three options:

  1. Reschedule for another day.
  2. Apply your deposit toward a different Adventures.com tour.
  3. Be refunded in full.

FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

No – the Northern Lights can only be seen between late August and April; however, it is not guaranteed even then – part of their magic is their elusiveness, but we will always do our best to make sure that you see them. We have booked nights in country inns to maximize your chances of seeing the aurora borealis.

Unfortunately, no. You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch or buy it at a cafe at the meeting point. Please note, that some meeting points might not have a cafe.

Your safety is very important to us, however, the natural forces that operate in Iceland are a bit unpredictable. To bring you back safe and sound, we reserve the right to change the itinerary or routes based on the weather forecast or due to other unforeseen circumstances.

Bring additional warm clothes in case you find yourself a bit chilly during the tour. Also, good hiking shoes are essential, if you don’t have them, you can rent them when booking the tour. UV sunglasses or a skiing mask is also necessary. And last but not least - bring your camera to catch those spectacular views! Also, if you feel like you’ll be getting hungry during the tour, pack your own lunch.

 You should be ready for the pickup at location and time indicated on your booking. Please note, the pickup might last up to 30 minutes, until everyone is assembled.

If you want to drive a snowmobile, you have to be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver’s license. Otherwise, all children above the age of 8 and those without a valid driver’s license will have to travel in the passenger's seat.

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CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Day Tours:

  • More than 24 hours’ written notice, full refund
  • Less than 24 hours’ written notice, no refund