Snowmobiling Tour

GLACIER SNOWMOBILE TOUR FROM GULLFOSS OR REYKJAVIK | IS-AA1301

Snowmobile Ride on Langjokull Glacier

Overview

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

Tour 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!

Pickup in Reykjavik or meet us on location:

In the booking process, choose between pick up in Reykjavik or meet us at Gullfoss on the famous Golden Circle Route. The meet-on-location option is perfect for those who have a rental car. Click here for a map of the Gullfoss meeting point.

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.
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Super Truck

5

6 reviews
Available All year
Duration 4/8 hours
Departs From Gullfoss / RVK
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location Yes
Minimum age 8 (driver min 18)
Difficulty Level Easy

From

24 990 ISK

Per Adult

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What's Included

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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

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Information

About Langjokul 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!

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.

For your snowmobile adventure meet us at 12:15 p.m. at the Gullfoss upper parking lot, located next to the Gullfoss Waterfall. The breathtaking cascade, also known as “ the Golden Falls”, is a part of the Golden Circle, a most popular route in Iceland. 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.

FAQ

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.

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.

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 all snowmobile tours that start at Gullfoss.

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

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Reviews

5
Based on 6 reviews

GLACIER SNOWMOBILE TOUR FROM GULLFOSS OR REYKJAVIK

1- of 6 reviews

Great snowmobile tour

Reviewed 25/04/2019 by Marina Cosandier

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 05/04/2019 by Cindy and Jim Hupke

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 03/04/2019 by David Jackson

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 02/04/2019 by Barbara Manfredini

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 18/01/2019 by Lori Malett

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 18/11/2018 by Gail Berkowitz

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.

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