Exciting Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier!
If you are looking for compact thrill-packed adventure then this snowmobiling tour is a godsend for you. Join us on this exhilarating tour of Langjökull glacier on a powerful snowmobile and explore the site while you ride the wind in your exceptional vehicle. The experience will be so wonderful that your heart would cry out ‘once more’ again and again. Chase the magnificent views on this outstanding tour on the second largest glacier of the country. Get ready thrill-chasers to experience some of the many monster adventures of Iceland on this snowmobiling tour and become one with nature in its true, powerful, and intimidating form.
Main Attractions of the Tour
Posing a contrast to activities like taking a dip in the hot springs of the country or diving into the ocean, snowmobiling is one of the many representatives of the group of adventure activities in Iceland. Also known as motor sleds or all-terrain vehicles, a snowmobile will have you glide on the snow effortlessly. With rubber tracks in place of wheels, snowmobiles can be ridden by anyone and driven by the ones holding a valid license. Your driving license does not have to be international. A national license in English or with a valid English translation will make you more than eligible to drive these monsters of vehicles. The gear required for the ride, which includes overalls, gloves, helmet, glasses, and overshoes, will be provided to you when you get to the location. All you need to do is step into your overalls, gear up and head on to conquer the glacier.
Super Jeep Ride
Not only that you will be covering the lengths of Langjökull glacier riding on one of the most popular adventure vehicles out there, you will also get to your destination in style. As you are picked up from your pick up location at Skjól Campground, you will cover the distance to the Langjökull glacier in a powerful super jeep. Riding the super jeep is on the bucket list of every single adventurer traveling to Iceland. So, take this chance and cross one thing off your list with ease.
Langjökull Glacier is the second-largest glacier in Iceland is also known as the “long glacier”. The glacier is spread across an area of 953 km2 and features a 500-meter-thick sheet of ice. The glacier is one of the most popular ones among adventurers due to the difficulty level of the hikes that it has and its location in the highlands. The long spread area of this glacier is what makes it the ideal place for activities like snowmobiling.
Itinerary of the tour
The tour can either start at the capital Reykjavik or Skjól Campground depending on which location you choose for pickup. You can either choose the designated pick-up spot in Reykjavik or you can meet your ride at the Skjól Campground located in the Golden Circle between Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. The distance to the base camp at the foot of the glacier will be covered in a super jeep. The minimum age limit for the tour and riding the snowmobiles is 8 years. Drivers need to bring along a license to drive the snowmobiles. An experienced guide will explain the rules, regulations, safety measures, and operating functions of a snowmobile. So, even if you have never driven one, you will still be more than ready to join the drive. Happy snowmobiling!
Experienced and qualified glacier guide
Pick up & drop off in Reykjavik
Sihtseeing bus ride from Reykjavik to the glacier
Glacier Super Truck transport to/from the glacier
Snowmobile per two persons
Helmet and balaclava face mask
What to bring
- Warm clothes underneath (thermals are ideal)
- Hiking shoes
- Waterproof clothes
- Warm socks
- 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.
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.
Total duration of the tour is 4-5 hours – you will be on the snowmobile for around 1 hour.
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.
The meeting point for this tour is at Skjól Campground. The meeting point is around 7 minutes drive from Gullfoss waterfall and located between Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss.
Do you have a question?
Most frequent questions and answers
Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide to arrive.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
Driving time to Skjól Campground from Reykjavík is around 1 hour & 40 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.