Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling
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Explore Iceland in style!
Feel the freedom on top of a glacier with a one-hour snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier and take the adventure of a lifetime on the popular Golden Circle tour.
Our guide to Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling
This tour combines the hugely popular Golden Circle tour with the adventure of a lifetime - a one-hour snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second-largest glacier!
First stop is at Þingvellir National Park, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known for its exceptional beauty and historical importance.
After exploring a selection of the park's most picturesque sites, the next stop is a high-temperature geothermal area known as Geysir which boasts numerous springs spouting hot water.
From there you will drive to Langjökull for the highlight of the itinerary - an exhilarating 1-hour snowmobile tour on the stunning, vast white snowcap.
Finally, on the way back to Reykjavík the tour makes a quick stop at the stunning Gullfoss waterfall.
9:00am, with hotel pick-ups from approximately 30 minutes prior to that time.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling
- Although your booking will be confirmed, tickets will not be available to download until 30 days before your visit date.
- In the event of inclement weather, road closures or other causes which may impact your hotel pick-up, you will be advised of the nearest collection point. It is the customer's responsibility to be at this location in order to be collected.
- You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
- Price given is per person but is based on two passengers sharing a snowmobile. If there are an odd number of guests, one person will have to ride alone and pay a 'sole rider' fee of 6900 ISK locally.
- If anyone prefers to drive their own snowmobile rather than share then they can do by paying a 'sole rider' fee of 6.000 ISK locally.
- A valid driver’s license is required in order to operate snowmobile. Children must share with an adult driver.
- Minimum age for this tour is 6 years. Children 5 years and younger are not permitted. Only one child is permitted per adult on this tour.
- You will spend 2-3 hours outside on this tour in quite remote regions of Iceland, therefore conditions can be more extreme than the city. In the winter months, temperatures can drop to -15 degrees (especially factoring in the wind chill), so you will need to dress accordingly. If you have ski gear we would recommend you wear this. As a minimum though, do ensure you pack waterproof clothes. It is better to have layers with you that you can leave in the jeep, rather than not have them at all.
- Protective clothing and safety equipment for the snowmobile ride are provided.
- Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time. You will be advised specific times upon reconfirmation locally.
- Returning from your tour, you will be dropped off at the pick-up point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.
- Operation of this tour depends on conditions on the glacier. Due to sudden and unexpected weather changes the snowmobile ride might be cancelled after tour's departure from Reykjavík.
- *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions for Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling
What is the Golden Circle?
The Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular route between 3 of its most visited attractions, Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.
When should I visit the Golden Circle?
The Golden Circle is a year-round attraction, although during Iceland's summer, you will enjoy longer days.
Facilities & Amenities
Are there toilets on the Golden Circle?
There are toilets during the Golden Circle tour, but some locations may require you to pay to use the facilities.
How many miles is the Golden Circle?
The typical journey covers around 230Km (140 miles). You can actually drive the route in just over 3 hours, but will need to factor in time to stop and take in the sites also.
Clothing & Accessories
What do I need to bring with me for the Snowmobiling?
It is essential each person takes their Driver's License if they wish to operate the snowmobile. Layers of warm clothing and a waterproof jacket is highly recommended.