Snowmobiling Tour

Glacier Snowmobiling from Skjól or Reykjavik | IS-AA1301

Snowmobile Ride on Langjokull Glacier

Overview

Hop on a snowmobile and sprint across Europe's second largest glacier!

Highlights

  • Exploring Langjökull Glacier
  • Guided Snowmobile Ride
  • The Icelandic Highlands
  • View from Europe's second largest glacier

If you’re looking to add a dash of adventure to your vacation, this action-packed snowmobile tour in Iceland is a perfect way to enliven the day. We'll pick you up and head for some intimate encounters with the majestic Langjökull Glacier. The best part is that you don’t need to have previous experience to ride a snowmobile. Our expert guide will show you how to operate the vehicle. Just kick back and relax as you speed across the frozen landscapes under the Arctic sky!

  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Super Truck
Availability All year
Duration 4/8 hours
Departs From Skjól / Reykjavik
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location Yes
Minimum age 8 (driver min 18)
Difficulty Easy

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

The best tour I have ever been on! Thank you!

Everything they did was for our comfort, fun and safety. The tour was on time and everything was explained to us to a tee! The bus to the base camp was comfortable, the kit was clean and fit very well, the snow mobiles were in great condition, the staff were friendly, the views were amazing, the hot chocolate and biscuits after went down a treat. I cannot recommend this tour enough!

From

24 990
Per Adult

Please Select When Booking:

You have selected From Skjól

Meet us at Skjól Campground

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Be picked up in Reykjavik

What's Included

Included

  • One hour snowmobile ride on Langjökull Glacier
  • Snowmobile gear and vehicle
  • Super Truck Ride

What to bring

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

Not Included

  • Lunch

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About tour / Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

About Langjokull Glacier

Langjökull Glacier, also known as “the Long Glacier”, is a premier snowmobile destination, open for adventurous activities all-year-round. It is the closest large glacier to Reykjavik, taking approximately 2.5 hours to reach it from the capital city. Feeding rivers, lakes, and hot springs, the glacier is a vital part of the Icelandic ecosystem.

A ride on the top of the glacier takes you on the 580m-thick (1,903 ft) ice. Surrounded by towering mountains, the glacier offers a number of unexpected encounters with dramatic scenery. Interestingly, two or more volcanoes are hidden beneath Langjökull and an aerial view reveals the stunning calderas of these volcanic systems.

Speeding across the glacier gives you an unparalleled opportunity to get closer to some seldom-seen vistas of the surrounding mountains. If we’re lucky enough to catch a sunny day, you’ll be greeted with picture-postcard views of the Icelandic wilderness. Just don’t forget your sunglasses!

Practical information:

  • A valid driver’s license is required for a snowmobile ride.
  • This is a family-friendly tour and 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.
Guide telling instructions to small group on Langjokull

Your afternoon adventure starts in Reykjavik, from where we drive northeast to our Langjokull base camp. Our 4x4 Super Trucks are outfitted with massive tires and engines to reach the glacier all-year-round.

Upon arrival, our guides will help you gear up for an exciting one-hour snowmobile ride. We’ll brief you with the safety and operational guidelines and then it’s time to head out the door and onto the ice cap.

Gullfoss waterfall with a rainbow on the Golden Circle

For your snowmobile adventure meet us at the Skjól Campground. We kindly ask you to be there 15 minutes prior to departure.

Once in our Super Truck, we’ll head to the mighty Langjökull Glacier, nestling in the west of the Icelandic Highlands. While on this powerful vehicle, specially designed to hit the rugged wilderness, lean back to enjoy Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes. Before long, a vast white desert of snow-covered ice will appear on the horizon. As soon as you set foot on Iceland’s second largest glacier, a shiver of excitement will run through your body and you’ll know that your adventure is about to begin!

If you don’t have previous experience riding a snowmobile, we’ve got you covered.

Upon arrival at the base camp on Langjökull Glacier, your guide will show you how to safely operate the vehicle. Then, get your thrills as you zoom over the snowy surface of the impressive glacier!

This tour is designed for two persons sharing a snowmobile. If you want to ride alone on a snowmobile, you can book a solo snowmobile for 6.000 ISK extra.

If you wish to have a solo snowmobile but do not have a valid driver's license then you can book an extra guide to operate your snowmobile for an additional 40.000 ISK. Please contact us for further information and booking.

Reviews

5
Based on 6 reviews

Glacier Snowmobiling from Skjól or Reykjavik

1- of 6 reviews

Great snowmobile tour

Reviewed on April 25, 2019 by Marina Cosandier From our post-trip system

We experienced a great tour on the glacier driving a snowmobile Our native guide Hans told us many funny and interesting stories about Iceland Unfortunately due to the weather (rain) we could not enter the ice cave and we did not receive any compensation for that as the tour was paid in advance

Exhilarating and exciting experience!

Reviewed on April 05, 2019 by Cindy and Jim Hupke From our post-trip system

Our tour guide, James, was so good! The conditions on the day we went were not the best.... White out conditions with a rough ride to base camp and then limited visibility on the snowmobiles affected our ability to give five stars, but that was not under the control of our tour guides. They did everything they could to make this a great and safe experience for us!

Excellent adventure

Reviewed on April 03, 2019 by David Jackson From our post-trip system

This trip was awesome. We felt welcome from the time the guide picked us up until we returned to the pick up point. The super 4x4 to get to Base camp was comfortable and spacious. I didn’t expect the snow gear provided to be top of the line. It was a cold adventure but the snowmobile suit was toasty warm. The snow machines were in great condition and the safety briefing provided was very informative. Our next trip to Iceland we will definitely choose Artic Adventures again.

A memorable snowmobile experience

Reviewed on April 02, 2019 by Barbara Manfredini From our post-trip system

We enjoyed the thrill of our snowmobile ride through the amazing and pristine glacier backcountry. Team was fabulous and helpful, we had great time and spent an awesome afternoon!

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 by Lori Malett From our post-trip system

Great experience with Anna booking our experiences! She was quick, efficient and direct in her communication. LOVED our guide, Pedro. We felt like we hit the jackpot! He was so informative, easy to talk to and personable. He MADE the experience for us. He has so much knowledge, made sure we were comfortable, and set-up for success. The tour was a blast!

Great time!

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 by Gail Berkowitz From our post-trip system

Left my boys in the able hands of Artic Adventures. They felt very safe and hands down was snowmobiling and driving to base camp was the highlight of their vacation.

FAQ

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

You do not need a previous snowmobile driving experience. Your guide will provide you with operating instructions that you can easily follow.

However, you must have a valid driving license if you intend to drive the snowmobile.

Yes, Iceland is a cold country so our glaciers are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.

We do not have weight restriction but participants need to be able to fit in our winter overalls. The largest size we have is 5XL. Same goes for the physical level, the tour is listed as a moderate level and therefore anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without trouble.

Yes, we have toilet facilities at the base camp on Langjokull glacier, where the tour starts. However, bathroom breaks are not optional during the tour itself, therefore, we recommend you to use the bathroom before and/or after the tour.

We will provide you with an overall, a balaclava, goggles, gloves and a helmet.  

First and foremost warm clothing.

Upper body: Thermal shirt and a fleece or a thick sweater over.

Lower body: Warm pants.
If you get easily cold, also thermals.

Shoes: It’s best to wear boots as it’s pretty cold on the glacier and they can get wet.

NOTE: You need to bring a lunch or some snacks. Lunch is not included in the tour.

Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra fee. 

The age limit is 8 years old, of course in company with a guardian.

We do not recommend women who are pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our basecamp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.

No, full drivers license is required to ride a snowmobile.

We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, goggles, gloves and a helmet. This Equipment is all included in the price of the tour.

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