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An Awesome and “Epic” Experience!
My best friend and I went to Iceland for my birthday trip and decided it would be cool to tour the Golden Circle and go snowmobiling on a glacier. I had never driven a snowmobile before or seen a glacier and it was amazing. My experience was definitely “epic” and I won’t ever forget it.
Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.
Out of all things to do in Iceland, the Golden Circle tour is one of the all-time favorites. Together with the glacier snowmobiling ride, this combination of sightseeing and small-group adventure will surpass all your expectations!
Thingvellir National Park
We’ll start off in Reykjavik and drive through the serene southern countryside. The first stop is a protected national gem - Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is of great historical and national value. It was here in 930 c.e. that Vikings founded the world’s oldest parliament - the Althing. You can explore the area at will, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart at a rate of about 2 cm each year!
Geysir Geothermal Area
Next up is the active Geysir geothermal area with bubbling mud pots, pillars of steam and gushing geysers. The famous Great Geysir is dormant today, but there are other geysers that put up stunning shows. You’ll see how Strokkur bursts up every 4-10 minutes, spouting boiling water into the air. Just prepare your camera and watch for the eruption!
A few miles from the geysers is the giant Gullfoss Waterfall. You’ll hear the roaring echo of the falls even before seeing its tumbling glacial waters. Marvel at the wild waterfall from the top of the cliffs or walk along the path to get a look from up close. Gullfoss is fed by the Hvita River, whose waters originate from Langjokull Glacier and then travel miles across the country before it eventually cascades down 32 meters across the two-tiered cliff.
Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier
After your visit to Gullfoss, we’ll finish our tour with an adrenaline rush with a 1-hour snowmobile ride on Langjokull Glacier! We’ll kit you out with everything you need before our expert guide briefs you on the safety instructions and shows you how to operate the snowmobile. After that, zip up your suit and press down on the gas as we zoom across the 580m-deep ice! Langjökull is a vast frozen wilderness that hides many treasures - our journey across it will gradually unveil these natural wonders, including towering snow-capped mountains and ominous volcanoes.
To make this trip memorable and easy-going, our equipment is always the best possible. We currently have 40 snowmobiles available on Langjökull – Lynx Adventures 600 CC and Polaris IQ LXT 550 CC.
After an hour of roaring along the ivory ice, we’ll head back to the base before starting our drive back to Reykjavik.
The price of the tour is for one person when sharing a two-person snowmobile. For solo or an odd number of participants, you must book a single rider supplement.
You don’t need any previous experience to operate a snowmobile, but drivers need to have a valid driver’s license.
Best of iceland
Reviewed 17/04/2019 by Michael g
Full day tour showing the best of Iceland for someone on a short break. Beautiful scenery,informative guide in a small group with snow mobiling the icing on the cake
Golden circle & snowmobile tour
Reviewed 03/04/2019 by Sergio da silva
Highly recommend tour, guide Magnus was extremely friendly and professional.
Reviewed 01/04/2019 by Daniel
We were really happy and satisfied with out tour guide, and especially with the snowmobile crew, safety was their priority, we felt safe during our journey, The glacier was amazing and they were knowledgeable and very nice talking and sharing stories and of course nice hot chocolate and cookies perfect ending .
Golden circle tour and snowmobile
Reviewed 25/03/2019 by Sara Woodhead
Had a fab day out with artic adventures would recommend these guys for any tour in Iceland Thank you x
Reviewed 22/03/2019 by Melanie Butler
We really enjoyed the tour with our guide Markus, he was very knowledgeable about the tour and the sights that we saw along the way, the snowmobiling was fun and felt very safe in the hands of Bjorn and Markus it was an enjoyable experience and would definately do again when return to Iceland
Reviewed 20/03/2019 by John Murphy
James was awesome. Knowledgeable, kind and friendly. Answered all of our questions and had a great play list :)
Reviewed 18/03/2019 by Brooke Horn
We had the best time touring around in the monster truck seeing the most beautiful sights. Snowmobiling on the glacier was amazing and the tour group did a fantastic job preparing us. Thank you!
Reviewed 15/03/2019 by Jessica
This was the highlight of my trip. Pick up was right on time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The snowmobiling gear was clean and fit well. We stayed in a line while riding but were still able to go pretty fast. Would recommend this for sure!
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Reviewed 13/03/2019 by Alyssa Moss
This was my second trip to Iceland and my 5th tour with Arctic Adventures. You can't go wrong. The pick up and drop off are prompt. The tour guides are all very knowledgeable and personable. The snowmobiling is exciting and fun.
Our favourite excursion in Iceland
Reviewed 09/03/2019 by Kirsty Rossell
Our highlight was definitely the snowmobiled but the whole day just worked like clockwork. The guide gave interesting facts and I felt we had enough time at every stop. A really organised, fun day. Thanks
Epic golden circle trip
Reviewed 08/03/2019 by Nick Whitty
We spent a long time researching all the various tour operators ahead of our visit to Iceland and decided to go with Arctic Adventures based on the packages, reviews and vehicles that they use. We were in no way disappointed. Pick up happened within the given timings an the vehicle was as described- a super truck- an awesome looking vehicle which can accommodate about 16 people. Small group tours were preferable for us as it feels less hassle. Our guide was polite, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. We never felt rushed at the various destinations. The icing on the cake was the snow mobiling on a glacier which was an awesome experience. I can highly recommend Arctic Adventures.
Reviewed 26/02/2019 by Jo Goddard
We had an amazing day on the Golden Circle and snowmobile tour. We were picked up in a super jeep and taken to the main sights on the Golden Circle route. They were all incredible. We went on a closed road and drove in some prettydeep snow up to the glacier for the snowmobiles. This was an adventure in it’s self! The snowmobile ride was brilliant fun. Our guide Marcnus(?) was friendly, informative and a fantastic driver in what was sometimes difficult conditions. A thoroughly enjoyable day from start to finish and well worth the extra money!
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.
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. Once the tour is finished, we’ll head back to the meeting point of 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.
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