A totally thrilling combo tour that takes you to see the famous Golden Circle and onto Langjökull Glacier, for an incredible snowmobile ride.
Duration: 16 hours
Age limit: 8
- Small Group Experience
- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir hot spring area
- Langjökull Glacier
- Minibus Northern Lights hunting tour
Required: A valid Driving Licence. No previous snowmobiling experience is necessary.
Included Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavík, guided Golden Circle tour with visits to all highlights, snowmobile tour on Langjökull with all necessary snowmobiling equipment and northern lights minibus tour. 2 people share a snowmobile (optional extra: 1 person per snowmobile).
There is time to get something to eat at a café/restaurant in Reykjavík early in the evening. Food and drinks are not included.
Bring with you: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking shoes. You cannot wear too many layers on a northern lights tour. A tripod for your camera is also useful. Lunch or snacks
This full and amazingly exciting adventure tour starts at 8:30 a.m., when we pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavík (please keep in mind that it can take 30 minutes to pick everyone one up).
The Golden Circle
You are then off on a scenic journey, it only takes about 40 minutes to reach the first Golden Circle attraction, Þingvellir National Park, with its unique geology and stunning beauty. You are sure to feel the ambiance left by history at this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where the historic Icelandic Parliament was formed in the year 930 CE/AD. Known as the Alþing (Althing), almost unbelievably, this parliament has operated continuously ever since, making it the oldest still operating national parliament in the world. The Mid Atlantic Ridge passes right through Þingvellir, giving rise to some incredible volcanic scenery, when you see these vistas you will be left in no doubt that you are in a land of fire and ice! The beautiful gorge clearly shows where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates have edged apart, this drift continues at around 2 cm per year.
We travel onwards to see another iconic Icelandic natural wonder, the Geysir geothermal area, where we will witness the truly awesome power of an erupting geyser. This area is home to Great Geysir, the magnificent erupting hot spring, which bequeathed its name to the English language to describe this phenomenon. Great Geysir has been ‘resting’ for many years, so we will watch Strokkur, a sensational nearby geyser, which hurls great volumes of boiling water and steam up to 25 m high every 5 to 10 minutes. This is truly a sight to behold! Other hot springs and areas of steaming mud give this valley a surreal feel.
Next up on the agenda is Gullfoss waterfall and the thunderous Hvítá, in English ‘the White River’. The stunning beauty of the rugged canyon and the sheer power of the river crashing its way through two drops totaling 32 m, is incredible. Gullfoss means ‘Golden Falls’, on a bright day you will see the golden spray which hovers around this tumultuous torrent.
You get the chance to enjoy some lunch at a local café before things rev up for some exhilarating ice-action on Langjökull, the 2nd largest glacier in Iceland. Langjökull means ‘Long Glacier’, so, why is this glacier often called ‘the White Glacier´? Glaciers are known for being white but Langjökull is the whitest of them all, although, you will encounter some beautiful blue tones too.
Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier
The drive up to our Snowmobile Base Camp will show you more beautiful Icelandic nature scenes. It is then time to change gear! Your snowmobile guide will give you some simple driving tips, then you suit up, strap on your helmet and rev up a snowmobile! Feel your adrenaline fire into action as you roar off over the beautiful high landscapes of Langjökull´s crazily beautiful white wilderness. You will get a great perspective on the stunning Arctic beauty of Iceland´s glaciers.
We drive you back to Reykjavík and drop you off at your accommodation in Reykjavik, sometime between 18:00 and 19:00. During this time, you will have the chance to get some supper before your evening excursion starts.
At *20:30 our specialist northern lights guide will pick you up where we dropped you off. We cannot say in advance which direction we will go in! We follow the best forecast and head to wherever is best to maximise your chances of seeing vibrantly colored aurora swirling across the night sky. Our search will always take us out into the countryside and away from the artificial lights of the city. The aurora are an astonishingly beautiful natural phenomenon of the northern sky, we will do our very best to see them. You will return to Reykjavík between midnight and 00:30, we drop you off where we picked you up.
* In September, the tour starts at 21:30 (9:30 p.m.) due to daylight.
On this incredible tour, you can tick at least 5 incredible items off your to-do-in-Iceland bucket list in one go.
If the northern lights don´t show up on your tour please contact our sales team here and we will book you on another departure, free of charge upon availability. Please mention the booking number in your email. The Aurora Bonus is available once per customer.