Snowmobiling Tour

Snowmobile tour on langjokull glacier | IS-AA1307

One-hour glacier snowmobile adventure

About Tour

Feel the thrill of driving a snowmobile on the top of Iceland’s second largest glacier!

Tour Highlights

  • Exploring Langjokull Glacier
  • Guided Snowmobile Ride

Meet us at our base camp by Langjokull Glacier for a guaranteed adventure on the top of Iceland’s second largest ice cap. Surrounded by towering mountains, Langjökull is like a different planet and looks even more remarkable when illuminated by the sun. Take in the extraordinary vistas as you speed through vast stretches of Icelandic wilderness!

Practical information:

This tour is designed for two persons sharing a snowmobile. If you want to ride alone on a snowmobile, you can book a single rider supplement. Note that riders have to have a valid drivers licence and be at least 18 years of age.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability Jun - Oct
Duration ~2 hours
Departs From Langjökull
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age 8 (drivers min 18)
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

5

Greatest day ever

Can say in all honesty that riding the snowmobiles up the glacier was one of the greatest days of my life . Could not recommend the trip enough. My wife and kids loved it. Book early though.

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19 990 ISK

Per Adult

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What's Included

Included

  • Meeting at the base camp by Langjokull Glacier
  • One-hour Snowmobile Ride
  • Snowmobile Gear

What to bring

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Good hiking or winter shoes
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Sunglasses

Not Included

  • Pick-up
  • Lunch

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Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

Your snowmobile adventure starts with a meeting with one of our friendly team members at our base camp by Langjökull Glacier. We kindly ask you to be there at least 15 minutes before the tour starts. Langjökull is the closest glacier to Reykjavik and it takes approximately 2,5 hours to reach it from the capital city, but make sure you leave enough time for your drive as the road conditions in Iceland can be tricky.

Once everyone is gathered, our expert guide will take you through our safety guidelines and help you gear up. We provide all the necessary equipment for your snowmobile trip. Then, your guide will show you how to safely operate the vehicle and answer any questions you might have. Just don’t forget to bring a valid driver’s license to drive the snowmobile!

Once you put your helmet on, you’ll be ready for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! This is a great tour for those looking for unique ways to explore Iceland. Zooming over the vast expanses of Langjökull gives you a chance to experience the untamed Icelandic wilderness in person. After this breathtaking one-hour snowmobile ride, you’ll feel like a true Arctic explorer!

Meeting point:

The meeting point of the tour is at our base camp by Langjokull Glacier. We depart daily from the base camp at 13:00 (1:00 p.m.) and 16:00 (4:00 p.m.) but please be there at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Please note, to reach the base camp visitors are required to drive the highland road F35. We kindly ask you to confirm with your car rental that your car is allowed to drive on F-roads. Click here for a map of the meeting point.

Nestled in the west of the Icelandic interior, Langjökull is Iceland’s second largest glacier and draws adventurous travelers from every corner of the world. Snowmobiling in Iceland wouldn’t be the same without this mighty glacier, which rises about 1,450 m (4,757 ft) above sea level.  Blanketed in an untouched carpet of snow, it has an “easy” difficulty rating for snowmobiling and is perfect for beginners and experts alike.

It took thousands of years to form this mighty glacier that slides downhill due to the force of gravity. Today Langjökull’s ice sheet is up to 580 m (1,903 ft) thick. Also known as “The Long Glacier,” it feeds many attractions on the famous Golden Circle Route, including the Gullfoss Waterfall and the hot springs at Geysir.

Surrounded by lofty peaks and lava fields, the glacier offers a unique glimpse into Iceland’s otherworldly beauty. To take a snowmobile tour in Iceland is an absolute must for your bucket-list and will provide unforgettable memories that will remain with you forever. After all, what better place to experience the sublime than on the top of a gleaming glacier?

  • Snowmobiling from the Langjokull base camp is available only from June to October. For snowmobile tours that run all year round please look at our other tours.
  • A valid driver’s license is required for a snowmobile ride.
  • Children from 8 years old can ride as passengers on a snowmobile. Just make sure that they feel comfortable and warm!
  • We provide all the necessary equipment for your snowmobile adventure but make sure you bring warm outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.

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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

Reviews

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Based on 3 reviews

Snowmobile tour on langjokull glacier

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Reviewed 15/09/2018 by daniel hinojosa

The staff is very friendly. Safety is priority. Very understanding and willing to work with your skill level. The guides gave excellent advise on how to ride best. Quality gear was provided to make the snowmobile ride on a glacier enjoyable. Can't wait to use Arctic Adventures again for other excursions!

Best tour in Iceland

Reviewed 06/08/2018 by Jason Liu

This is the most exciting tour we took at Iceland. The view was phenomenal and the snowmobiling has a lot of fun. We would definitely do that if they offer the tour somewhere else in Iceland.

Awesome experience

Reviewed 22/07/2018 by Chuck Koscher

Getting out on a glacier while in Iceland is a must. Take a super Jeep, walk, or however you must see a glacier up close. We choose snowmobiles with Arctive Adventure. Our day turned out perfect because the sun came out and visibility was superb. The guides are efficient and know what they’re doing making an easy process of getting geared up and on the ice. Riding a snowmobile is not rocket science, anyone can do it. Our guides kept it simple and let the group spread out and have fun. Due to the super Jeep being full, I ‘had’ to ride a quad bike with one guide to and back from the ice. That was almost as good as riding the snowmobiles. We drove ourselves to the base camp on F35. Don’t do that. We had a 4x4 but the pot holes are killers. Get picked up at Gullfoss.

FAQ

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

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 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.

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.

Yes. Once the tour is finished, we’ll head back to the meeting point of the tour.

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

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

The base camp of Langjokull Glacier.