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Snowmobile and Ice Cave- also South Coast
We booked the snowmobile and ice cave tour. Ice cave was neat, but not a must. Breaks up the snow mobile ride though, as that can be taxing physically. It is listed as easy, but if you want to keep up with the guide, it is a bit strenuous. Definitely a thrilling experience from the Super Jeep onto the glacier, to the snowmobiling itself. Also, most of the tour companies seems to be one in the same. We booked a south coast tour with Glacier Guides but were picked up my Arctic Adventure. However they are very clear about who they are picking up so it wasn’t confusing at all. Guides were awesome! Sebastian at the snowmobile and Maria on the glacier hike.
Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.
Ready to tackle Iceland’s second largest glacier? Join us for a wild ride out on Langjokull! We’ll hit off the adventure with a drive to our base camp in a specially outfitted super jeep. Strap on your gear and helmet for a full hour zipping by glaciers on a snowmobile. Then it’s time for a spellbinding, spelunking expedition into the Langjokull Ice Cave.
Langjokull Glacier Ice Cave
Traversing a glacier by snowmobile is the quintessential Arctic adventure, but we’re not finished yet! Along the way, we will stop at one of nature’s true wonders, Langjokull Ice Cave. A natural ice cave, formed over thousands of years, which gives us a unique perspective of the glacier from the inside while providing fascinating insights into its formation.
We will spend around 15 minutes exploring the patterns and deep-blue colors of this incredible cave, then head back for more adrenaline-filled fun on the snowmobile. We round off our epic adventure with a few photos of the beautiful landscapes, before catching our breath with hot drinks and cookies back at base camp.
Choose between being picked up in Reykjavik, or meet your guide on location at Gullfoss Café. The meet-on-location option is perfect for those who have a rental car. Click here for a map of the meeting point.
The price of the guided tour is based on two people sharing one snowmobile. If you’re a solo traveler or prefer to have your own snowmobile, then you can upgrade to a solo snowmobile, see booking engine for details.
Drivers must possess a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years of age to operate a snowmobile in Iceland.
On arrival at base camp, our friendly and fully certified glacier guides will equip you with everything that you need for a warm and comfortable snowmobile ride. Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a snowmobile before, you’ll also receive basic train...
On arrival at base camp, our friendly and fully certified glacier guides will equip you with everything that you need for a warm and comfortable snowmobile ride. Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a snowmobile before, you’ll also receive basic training and a safety briefing.
Then it’s off onto the vast, snow-covered glacier you go, taking in the natural splendor of this wild, untouched area, surrounded by some of Iceland’s most famous sights. You’ll see Eiríksjökull glacier, a giant table mountain formed during the last ice age; Hofsjökull glacier (temple glacier) and its famous domed peak; and the multi-colored Kerlingarfjöll Mountains. All of which offer amazing photo opportunities, alongside the fun of playing in the snow.
The meeting point is at Iceland’s iconic Gullfoss Waterfall, a suitably spectacular location to embark on our snowmobile and ice cave tour. From Gullfoss Cafe (please be there at least 15 minutes before departure), it’s off we go on a rugged, scenic super truck ride to our base camp on Langjokull glacier. The off-road experience in our tough, but comfortable super trucks is the perfect warm-up for the adventures to come.
Having had the adventure of a lifetime, we climb back into the super trucks for the scenic ride back to Gullfoss. This unique tour is the perfect mix of fun, thrills and awe-inspiring natural beauty, leaving you with memories for life. Arriving back at the Gullfoss Cafe we say our goodbyes and let you get a well-deserved meal. Don’t forget to check out the incredible photos you captured!
We pick you up at your selected location in Reykjavik and drive you to the snowmobile base camp near Langjökull glacier, where we gear up and get ready for a full day. Your guide will show you how to operate the snowmobile safely and confidently. The...
We pick you up at your selected location in Reykjavik and drive you to the snowmobile base camp near Langjökull glacier, where we gear up and get ready for a full day. Your guide will show you how to operate the snowmobile safely and confidently. Then we strap in and ride out into the Western Highlands.
About a half-hour drive from the camp, we’ll take a brief detour to a natural ice cave. Some of the best parts of the winter season are these fantastic glacier caves in Iceland, which glitter like blue and white jewels. We’ll have a lot of time to explore the cave and pose for photos.
Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.
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.
The snowmobile is designed to be shared by two people. If you’re traveling alone or with an odd number of people, you should purchase a single ride supplement.
Yes. All snowmobile tours are guided by a certified glacier expert.
No. Everything we provide on the tour is included in the price. However, if you need to rent hiking shoes, you should do so during the booking process and pay any additional fees then. We won’t be able to rent them to you at the location.
No. You don’t need any previous experience. Our expert guides will teach you how to drive a snowmobile.
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.
Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the bottoms of your hiking shoes. With them, you’re able to hike on the glacier.
Yes. When booking a tour, choose from a list of locations provided. For some tours, you might be asked to pay extra.
Once we meet on location, we’ll jump in one of our super jeeps which will then take us straight to the start of the tour.
Yes. Glaciers and their features, like ice caves, change and shift constantly. Ice caves are usually only accessible during the winter when the river flowing beneath the cave freezes and we’re able to explore these natural wonders on foot. The frozen river creates a different kind of cave every winter.
Yes. Snowmobile tours are available all year long.
Yes. Once the tour is finished, we’ll head back to the meeting point of the tour.
All children above 8 years old are allowed to ride on the back of the snowmobile with one of their parents present at all times.
Reviewed 14/04/2019 by Lisa
We had a great time with arctic adventures, thank you guys for the wonderful experience we've made.
Reviewed 13/04/2019 by Martella
I Thoroughly enjoyed my experience of snowmobiling. It was absolutely fantastic and the staff you could not fault, I would definitely recommend this tour. The ice cave just sealed the deal - fantastic and worth every penny!
Reviewed 11/04/2019 by Sean Mulvaney
I had a great time on my snowmobile excursion with Arctic Adventures. The guides were professional and the equipment was great. They always stressed safety was a concern. We had alot of fun and the ice cave was awesome!!
Reviewed 25/03/2019 by Bernie
Fantastic experience, even the ride to and from the Glacier was fun. Snowmobiling with my wife and 2 kids was a real buzz, the ice cave was cool too (pun intended). If you are in Iceland this is a must do!
Reviewed 20/03/2019 by Paul Fallon
The snowmobiling and ice cave adventure was amazing.Highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting Iceland. Staff and guides were very professional and eager to ensure all had a great experience.
Best experience ever
Reviewed 18/03/2019 by Claudia
Fun for the complete family! Never before I drove a snow mobile or Quad, but it's very easy and also the speed is no problem for beginners. Really great experience, especially the stop at the natural ice cave! Good guidance to the base camp with a lot of fun!
Great snowmobiling Experience
Reviewed 17/03/2019 by Sarah
My husband and I recently took the Snowmobiling and Ice Cave tour. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this experience to others. Snowmobiling on the glacier was spectacular and a once in lifetime experience for us. The ice cave was also interesting but somewhat small. This tour was a highlight of our trip in Iceland!
Motosnow on glacier
Reviewed 15/03/2019 by Paola Arico
Incredible place, incredible well organized, material top pretty new for all customers. Really recommended even the price sounds to be high, the service you will receive after will be perfect!
Reviewed 14/03/2019 by Semida
We booked hoping for fun but we were so surprised by the professional company that made it even more fun than anticipated. We really enjoyed that we were not hurried on the snow or in the cave. All the gear was very useful. The snacks at the end and coffee were also a big hit. Thanks. You’re the best! Our guide was super nice and knowledgeable. We asked so many questions about Iceland etc. to which he seemed to willingly answer.
Reviewed 11/03/2019 by Claudia Engelhard
Wonderful excursion for the family. Our 14 years old daughter was more than pleased! The speed is ok also for parents who are a bit scared about high speed journeys!
Reviewed 11/03/2019 by Marischka Brouwer
Together with my sons of 24 and 26 we made a wonderful tour on the snowmobiles. Good materials, wam clothes, beautiful surroundings and fun facts
Highlight of the trip, even for my parents (thought it would be Blue Lagoon)
Reviewed 04/03/2019 by Jessica Vestil
Given that my parents are almost 60, I thought the Blue Lagoon would be their favourite part but I was pleased to find out it was this tour!! And I was unsure about booking it cuz I thought it might be too much for them but it was perfect! It was an exhilarating experience, time well spent, not a dull moment. More than having the chance to go snowmobiling to an ice cave, James and Valur are the reason why you should book with arctic adventures and nobody else! They should be the standard for any adventure tour guide. They simply love their job and interacting with us. They made us feel safe and in good hands, but also gave us room for a little risky adventure, very funny and witty and made the 45-min drive to the base camp full of laughs and learning. Valur was a natural entertainer. Another big reason you should book with arctic adventures is that their snowmobiles come with a GPS so if you lose track of the group, they can come find you where you are. I've been to Iceland twice and WHEN I go back there, I will only book tours with this company. I miss it already! Thank you guys
Wonderful Tour, Highlight of our Trip
Reviewed 03/03/2019 by Meagan Recker
The snowmobile tour was wonderful and the highlight of our trip to Iceland. The ride to base camp was a little rough, but our guide Pedro was excellent and had no issues getting through the slushy, icy roads. The tour offered plenty of time driving the snowmobile even when sharing. The ice cave was very interesting and the guide there, Chris, had good knowledge of the glacier that he shared with the group. All the equipment needed was provided and the guides provided good instructions for operating the snowmobiles safely.
Reviewed 27/02/2019 by Victoria lee
A fantastic experience!! It was amazing to feel so adventurous and yet so safe. As I was with my family, security was a big issue. The weather wasn’t at its best, but we had great fun and felt that our guides were with us all the way. Discovering the ice cave was an unforgettable moment, a privilege to see. I highly recommend this experience
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