Snowmobiling Tour

Glacier Snowmobile & Ice Cave from Reykjavik or Gullfoss | IS-AA1304

Hop on a snowmobile tour and explore the ice caves of Langjokull Glacier

About Tour

Join us on an adrenaline-filled snowmobile tour over Iceland’s Langjokull Glacier, while taking in the wonders of its naturally formed ice caves!

Highlights

  • Small group experience
  • Snowmobiling ride on a glacier
  • A visit to a Glacier Ice Cave
  • Super Truck experience

This adventure combines the thrill of a snowmobile ride over Iceland’s second largest glacier with the fascinating experience of exploring one of nature’s true wonders. Learn how to handle a snowmobile under the professional supervision of our guides, who will lead you on an expedition to the brilliant blue formations of Langjokull Glacier’s majestic ice caves.

After gaining a unique and educational perspective from the heart of a glacier, it’s time to take in more of Langjokull’s sights. As we make our way back to base camp you’ll see both Eiríksjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers, as well as the colorful Kerlingarfjöll Mountains. All providing spectacular photo opportunities along the way!

Duration: The tour from Gullfoss is 4-5 hours. The tour from Reykjavik is 8-10 hours.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 5/10 hours
Departs From Gullfoss / Reykjavik
Minimum age 8 (driver min 18)
Difficulty Easy
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

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.

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Worried that your travel plans might change? Book your tour more than 21 days in advance with a 10% deposit & pay the rest 14 days before departure. Alternatively, you can pay full price and get a 5% early bird discount! Choose the deposit or full payment option in the third step of your checkout.

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What's Included

Included

  • One hour snowmobile ride on Langjokull Glacier
  • Ice Cave
  • Two persons per snowmobile (possible to upgrade to single ride)
  • All snowmobile gear
  • Langjokull Glacier
  • Super Truck ride from Gullfoss Cafe

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Good and sturdy hiking shoes
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Your camera
  • Packed lunch
  • A valid driver’s license to drive the snowmobile

Not Included

  • Lunch

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Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

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.

Pickup information:

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.

Practical information:

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 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. 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.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

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

YES! A valid international driver’s license in Iceland is a must. Provisional driver’s license or a learners permit is prohibited. Those without a driver’s license will have to travel in the passenger's seat.

Once you arrive at the location, we’ll provide everyone with an overall suit, gloves, warm headwear, and a helmet. Make sure you’re wearing warm first and middle layers under the suit. One thing to note is that you have to be able to fit into our overalls. The biggest size we have is 5XL, which is: chest 52.7” (134 cm), waist 45” (115 cm), leg length 38.5” (98 cm.)

Unfortunately, due to safety precautions, we don’t recommend our snowmobile tours for women who are more than 3 months pregnant.

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.

You will not be able to take pictures while on the move, however, when we stop, you can use whatever device you have to take pictures or video. If you’re bringing a Go Pro, make sure you have all the fittings necessary if you want to mount it on a helmet.

Bring additional warm clothes in case you get chilly during the tour. Also, good hiking shoes are essential. If you don’t have them, you can rent them when booking the tour. And last but not least, bring your camera to catch those spectacular views! Also, if you feel like you might get hungry during the tour, pack a small lunch or snack.

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

Unfortunately, due to safety precautions, we don’t tolerate the consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during our tours. If we see that you are inebriated, you will be asked not to participate.

Yes. We recommend bringing a backpack with some warm clothes, lunch, and a thermos with a beverage of your choice.

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.

Yes. There are restrooms in the cafes close to the glacier. You’re more than welcome to use them, however, during the ride, there will be no bathroom breaks so we strongly recommend using the toilet prior to the tour.

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.

Our cancellation policy can be found here.

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.

If you want to learn more about ice caves, this information page will be of great help.

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.

Yes. You can see a full list of our ice cave tours here.

Yes. Here's a list of our snowmobile tours with Northern Lights hunt.

Here's a list of all snowmobile tours that start at Gullfoss.

Here's a list of other snowmobile tours that explore Langjokull Glacier.

Reviews

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Based on 14 reviews

Glacier Snowmobile & Ice Cave from Reykjavik or Gullfoss

1- of 14 reviews

Wonderful tour

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 by Lisa From our post-trip system

We had a great time with arctic adventures, thank you guys for the wonderful experience we've made.

Amazing experience

Reviewed on April 13, 2019 by Martella From our post-trip system

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!

Awesome day!

Reviewed on April 11, 2019 by Sean Mulvaney From our post-trip system

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!!

Great experience

Reviewed on March 25, 2019 by Bernie From our post-trip system

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!

Amazing

Reviewed on March 20, 2019 by Paul Fallon From our post-trip system

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 on March 18, 2019 by Claudia From our post-trip system

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 on March 17, 2019 by Sarah From our post-trip system

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 on March 15, 2019 by Paola Arico From our post-trip system

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!

Extreme fun

Reviewed on March 14, 2019 by Semida From our post-trip system

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.

Great experience

Reviewed on March 11, 2019 by Claudia Engelhard From our post-trip system

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!

great tour

Reviewed on March 11, 2019 by Marischka Brouwer From our post-trip system

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 on March 04, 2019 by Jessica Vestil From our post-trip system

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 on March 03, 2019 by Meagan Recker From our post-trip system

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 on February 27, 2019 by Victoria lee From our post-trip system

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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