Adding a little more zing to your snowmobiling adventures, this tour of Langjökull glacier will bring the best of the icy-cold areas of the country in the form of activities like snowmobiling and ice caving. Join this exclusive tour of Langjökull glacier on roaring, fun snowmobiling, and enjoy the added treat of visiting an impeccable ice cave of the glacier. Surrounded by our expert guides, you will be to make the best out of the whole experience without having to worry about your safety and security. So, lace up your hiking boots and zip-up the wind sheeters because it’s time to ride the winds.
Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour on Langjökull Glacier
The journey will start from your scheduled pick-up time at either one of the pick-up spots in the capital city Reykjavik or the Gullfoss waterfall. You will have two options for pick-up location. You can choose either one depending on your location and preference. Here you can book the tour with a pick up at Gullfoss. The pickup location at Gullfoss waterfall is the Gullfoss café located right beside the waterfall. Your ride to the base camp at the foot of the glacier will be a Super Jeep. As you get to the base camp, the staff and the guides at the base camp will help you put on the snowmobiling gear which will include overalls, glasses, overshoes, and gloves. The gear will be provided by the guides at the base. After that, you will start your snowmobiling tour as soon as the guides explain all the safety measurements and how to operate the vehicle safely. Feel free to jump in and clear any doubts that you may have at any point in time. The tour will last about an hour which means that you will get a complete hour to cruise around the long-stretched glacier.
The next stop on your tour will be exploring the freshly formed natural ice cave in the Langjökull glacier. You will get your destination on your roaring snowmobile. You will be accompanied by an experienced tour guide who has already scooped the place once. The guide will help you get to the cave and explore the insides while dropping some interesting facts about the cave. After you have thoroughly explored the caves, you will come out to your snowmobiles which will take you back to the base camp. After you are out of your snowmobiling gear, you will be escorted to your drop location.
Note that you need to bring your driving license to drive the snowmobile. An international driving license is not required here. Just make sure that you have a national license in English or a valid English translation if it in any other language. The minimum age to ride on snowmobiles is 8 years, but note that children need to ride with adults.
Langjökull Glacier and Its Ice Caves
Also known as the ‘long glacier’ or ‘the white glacier’, Langjökull glacier is the second-largest glacier of the country. It is spread across an area of 953 km2, runs a 500-meter-thick ice sheet, and is at a height of 1450 meters above the sea level. The long-stretched body of this glacier makes it perfect for snowmobiling adventures. The glacier houses 2 volcanoes underneath which are dormant now. Langjökull glacier is located in the west of the Icelandic highlands which makes the journey to the glacier as exciting and thrilling as the snowmobiling itself.
The ice caves in Iceland melt and form every season. The ice caves of Langjökull glacier are often crystal ice caves that contain crystal blue ice predominantly. There are several other colors and patterns in the cave as well including some black and white zebra patterns. Since two volcanoes are resting underneath the thick sheet of ice of the glacier, the lava leaks into the ice and form these patterns in the cave. The colors and designs that you will find in these are always going to be something new that has never been seen before which will transcend you into heaven with natural wonders are all around you.
Experienced and qualified glacier guide
Guided tour to visit a natural ice cave
Pick up & drop off from Gullfoss
Glacier Super Truck transport to/from the glacier
Snowmobile per two persons
Helmet and balaclava face mask
What to bring
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.
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.
You will have around 15 – 30 minutes to explore the ice cave.
This tour is suitable for both single travelers, groups and families.
We recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point for the tour is at Gullfosskaffi, the cafe next to Gullfoss waterfall.
Driving time to Gullfoss from Reykjavík is around 1 hour & 45 minutes in good road conditions.
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.
The ice cave you will be visiting on this tour is 100% natural. New ice caves are formed naturally each year.
New natural ice caves are formed each year. They can change between the years so you can not expect the ice caves to look exactly the same as on the photos. However, they are usually very similar.