Affordable Golden Circle & Snowmobiling Day Tour
Take an exhilarating guided snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier and experience the beauty of Iceland’s Golden Circle with this affordable day tour departing from Reykjavík!
Touring the snowmobile trails around Langjökull glacier with a guide is one of the safest ways to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Iceland. Included in this tour is pick-up from Reykjavík, either at or near your hotel or guesthouse, as well as deluxe transportation around the Golden Circle.
On your journey, you will travel to the spectacular Þingvellir National Park, Iceland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. It brims with cultural and historical significance, having been the first place where Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, first convened in 930 AD. It is at Þingvellir that you will be able to witness the fascinating geological features caused by continental drift over thousands of years, including deep rifts and fissures. Of these, Silfra may be the most well-known. This natural formation lies between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and is filled with crystal clear freshwater, making it a true world-class diving and snorkelling location.
After you have finished exploring Þingvellir valley, you will move on to the Geysir hot springs area. There is much to take in here, from multicoloured sinters to steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pots, rising up beneath your feet. Be prepared for the breathtaking eruption of Strokkur, a fountain geyser that spews hot water almost 20 metres high into the air! It’s an exciting photo opportunity that occurs every 5 to 10 minutes.
From there, you will return to the bus and begin the ascent onto Langjökull glacier. The scenery will change before your eyes as you pass by ancient moraines, large boulders left over from glacial retreat, as well as vast lava fields sprawling far into the horizon. You will be delivered directly to the snowmobiling base camp on the ice cap, where your guide will get you geared up and ready to go for your one-hour snowmobile tour.
The rush that you’ll experience as you glide over the pristine powder of Langjökull on a snowmobile is one that is unrivalled by any other activity. During this tour, you’ll have spectacular views of the Icelandic Highlands, as well as several other glacial tongues in the distance.
After an intense snowmobiling experience upon Iceland’s second largest ice cap, you’ll be delivered to Gullfoss, your final destination on the Golden Circle route. This waterfall flows over two tiers, plunging with incredible power through a crevasse into the Hvíta river below. On a sunny day, you may be able to catch a rainbow in its mist, while the waterfall itself will take on a magical golden hue.
Whether you’re an experienced rider or a newcomer to snowmobiling, this tour will have you immersed in the wonders of Iceland’s nature as you have fun exploring the deep snow upon Langjökull glacier.
Feel the adrenaline on this exciting full-day guided Golden Circle and snowmobile adventure! Do not miss out on a highly memorable day tour that is suitable for the whole family. Check availability by choosing a date.
What to bring
Good to know
A valid driver's licence is required.
2 persons per vehicle
Only one child is permitted per adult on this tour.
The operation of this tour depends on conditions on the glacier and the weather.