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Hop on a snowmobile and sprint across the snowy landscape of Europe's second largest glacier!

Highlights

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

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

Tour Snapshot

Availability All year
Duration 4/8 hours
Departs From Skjól / Reykjavik
Ratio 1:6 Guide to snowmobile ratio
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8 (driver min 17)
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location Yes

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If you're looking to add a dash of adventure to your vacation, this action-packed guided snowmobile tour in Iceland is a perfect way to revitalize 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 previous experience riding a snowmobile! Our expert guide will show you how to operate the vehicle safely. Just kick back and relax as you speed across the frozen landscapes under the Arctic sky!

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!

Guide telling instructions to small group on Langjokull

Your 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 on 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!

  • 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.

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 8.500 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.

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FAQ

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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