Golden Circle & Snowmobiling

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Duration

8-10 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

8 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Operator
Tour starts

Reykjavik

Duration

8-10 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

8 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Days

Day Tour

Departures

Reykjavik

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About Tour

This one-day tour includes sightseeing the Golden Circle & Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier. It is the best way to combine the most popular sites in Iceland with an thrilling activity – snowmobiling.

Visiting the Golden Circle should be on every travelers bucket list. If you want to see the best of Icelandic nature in one day, you should visit the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular traveling route and almost every travelrs that visits the country travel to this route. It is no wonder that the route is so popular. When traveling along the Golden Circle you will see some of the most magical places. This is a unique tour that will cover the three main spots in the Golden Circle and give you a breath taking view of some of the best natura wonders of Iceland. On this tour you will combine the sightseeing with an exciting activity when you go on a snowmobile up to Langjokull Glacier.

Snowmobile tour in Iceland

This tour is ideal if you are looking for a comfortable experience while enjoying the magnificent landscape and activities that Iceland has to offer. This tour is operated in a Super Truck. This means that the ride will be very comfortable and adventurous since the Super Truck can drive out of the beaten path.

A snowmobile is a motorized vehicle specially designed to be operated on snow and ice. It is mostly used for winter travel and any kind of fun leisure activity on snow. In Iceland we use it on the glaciers, which means that we can enjoy snowmobiling all year long. Snowmobiling is a brilliant option for exploring the glaciers as it is both easy to ride and exciting. Once you jump into a snowmobile you get to view the scenery, ride and race at the same time.

Make the most of your day by opting for this popular tour that combines the Golden Circle with a remarkable snowmobile ride across Iceland’s second-largest glacier, Langjökull.

What can you expect on the Golden Circle & Snowmobile Tour?

On this tour we will explore the three main attractions in the Golden Circle. Those attractions are Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall.

Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park - Golden Circle Travel Guide

Þingvellir National Park is only a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik and will be your first stop on this Super Truck tour. Þingvellir is the birthplace of Icelandic democracy and where the World’s first parliament met in the summer of 930 AD. It is an site immersed in history and legends and surrounded by incredible geology. The spot has been granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site status since 2004. When you enter Þingvellir NAtionl Park you will walk through Almannagjá gorge. Almannagjá is a visible evidence of the tectonic plate activity on the European – North American fault line. Today the continents are still pushing away from each other and therefor you can see the geology of the youngest country in the world when visiting Þingvellir National Park. There are many interesting sights to explore in Þingvellir National Park, including Silfra fissure, Öxarárfoss, Þingvallavatn Lake and all the historical sights.

Geysir geothermal area

people watching Geysir erupt

After we have explored the sights of Þingvellir we will head on in our Super Truck and visit Geysir geothermal area. Geysir is one of the most unique locations in the world to explore. The geyser Strokkur will impress you when it blows the hot water up to 40 meters up from the ground. You will have to have your camera ready for when it blows because that happens every 4-6 minutes. Around Strokkur geyser you will find other geothermal features like fumaroles, mud pools and other smaller geysers as well as the large but dormant Geysir.

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall in Golden CircleGolden Circle Tours,

Next up we will visit Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfall in Iceland. Gullfoss is an iconic location in Iceland and a place that most travelers can not miss when visiting the country. Gullfoss is a powerful glacial waterfall that is located in the canyon of Hvítá River. The water in Gullfoss is meltwater from Langjokull glacier. Enjoy a walk down to Gullfoss waterfall and feel the power when the water drops from the cliff.

You can grab something to eat at either Gullfoss or Geysir café before we will head on to Langjokull Glacier for our snowmobile adventure!

Snowmobiling on glacier

Iceland Snowmobile Tour, Snowmobile Iceland, Snowmobiling in Iceland, glacier snowmobile on Langjokull glacier

After we have explored all the main attractions on the Golden Circle and grabbed something to eat we will head on the the Mountain road Kjölur. This road can be hardly accessible but our Super Truck will make sure that it will be no problem for us. When driving this route you will se other parts of Iceland that many travelers don’t get to see. It is simply fascination to see the nature in the highlands of Iceland. We will drive on the Super Truck up to the snowmobile site of Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland.

Once we arrive on site our guide will make sure that you are kitted out with an insulated jumpsuite, giant mittens and safety helmet. The guide will give you clear and precise instructions for handling the snowmobile. Once we are ready you will be lead by an experience mountain guide up to the glacier where the snowmobiles will ride the glaciers for an hour. You will be having an adventurous and thrilling time since you can enjoy the snowmoible often on a high-speed driving along the carefully chosen route over the glacier. This will include sone magnificent photo opportunities from the glacier. After we have had some fun on the snowmobiles we will head back to our Super Truck that will take us back to Reykjavik after an action filled day, full of adventures.

This combo tour is the perfect plan for those who want to add some snowmobile action to their day of sightseeing.

Included

  • Pick up & drop off in Reykjavik
  • Guided sightseeing to the Golden Circle
  • 1 hour snowmobile ride
  • Experienced and qualified snowmobile guide
  • Guided minibus tour in small groups
  • Glacier Super Truck transport on the glacier
  • Snowmobile for two persons
  • All required snowmobile equipment
  • Free WiFi on board the bus

Activities

Attractions

What to bring

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm Socks
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Thermals
  • Gloves
  • Headwear
  • Camera (optional)

Good to know

  • All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver’s license. A learner´s permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient according to Icelandic law. 

  • A valid driving license is required for all snowmobile drivers. 

  • This tour is operated in small groups. 

  • There are two people sharing a snowmobile on this tour. It is possible to book a single ride on the snowmobile when booking the tour. 

  • If you wish to have a solo snowmobile but do not have a valid drivers 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.
  • It is mandatory to book a single ride on the snowmobile for groups with odd number.  
  • This tour is suitable for both single travelers, groups and families.

  • 100% refund if cancelled minimum 24 hours before tour.

  • There is a minimum of 2 people when booking this tour. 

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

Pick up is at 08:30 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. This is a small group tour so it gets fully booked pretty quickly. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us. Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

Wear warm clothes. Pick clothing according to weather that day. We advise that you dress in layers. 

 
 

If the tour gets cancelled, for example due to weather, we will let you know as soon as possible and you can choose between rescheduling the tour or receiving a full refund. 

You do not need previous snowmobile driving experience.

Your guide will provide easy to follow operating instructions.

However, you do need a valid Driving License if you intend to drive. If there are two of you, only one of you needs to bring a Driving License but if you both bring one, each of you can take a turn at driving.

Yes, you can. The plus side to being a cold country is that our glaciers are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.

We don’t exactly have a weight restriction but participants need to be able to fit in our winter overalls. The largest size we have is 5XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at the level easy and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.

Yes, there are toilets at the base camp where the tour starts that you are more than welcome to use before and after. Unfortunately we cannot offer any bathroom breaks during the tour itself.

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

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

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 base camp while the group goes on the snowmobile tour.

Yes, we offer variety of tours to the Golden Circle. You can choose between small groups and large groups as well as some extra stops. These Golden Circle tours focuse on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. 

View Golden Circle Tours.

Unfortunately we do not have time to visit the ice cave on this tour. 

 

We offer another tour that takes you snowmoboiling on Langjokull glacier and visiting the natural ice cave. You can check it out here. 

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