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Golden Circle & Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier - From Reykjavík - AA38

Þingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss - Glacier Snowmobiling - Combo Tour

This exciting tour will show you the Golden Circle attractions and take you snowmobiling on Langjökull, the 2nd largest glacier in Iceland. Witness the power and majesty of Gullfoss Waterfall, see the unique natural wonders at Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), and watch an erupting geyser at Geysir. You then go onto the glacier for a spine-tingling snowmobile tour. Great sights, great history and great excitement!


Duration: ~10-12 hours

Pick-up: 08:30-09:00

Available: All year

Age limit: 8

Difficulty: Easy

Departures: Daily

Tour Highlights:
  • Small Group Experience
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring area
  • Langjökull Glacier
  • Snowmobiling

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. 2 people share a snowmobile (optional extra: 1 person per snowmobile).

Bring with you:

Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking shoes, lunch or snacks. You cannot wear too many layers on a northern lights tour.

from:
29 990 per adult

Children (8-16): 22 493


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Reviews on TripAdvisor

5

"Booked Golden Circle and Snowmobiling. Both were fantastic and had a good laugh with the guides for the day!! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to experience what Iceland has to offer!"


Tour Description

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Riding on the glacier

This tremendously exciting Golden Circle sightseeing and snowmobile adventure tour starts at 08:30 when we pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík for the trip of a lifetime (it takes up to 30 minutes to pick everyone up).

 

Your thrilling itinerary is absolutely jam-packed so we head straight to the first Golden Circle attraction, Þingvellir National Park, the scenic journey only takes around 40 minutes. Your guide will tell you all about the amazing geology at Þingvellir, and explain how the tectonic plates have separated, forming the rugged rift valley, which is part of the Mid Atlantic Ridge. The North American and Eurasian plates are still easing apart, so the rift is actually widening by about 2 cm each year. The volcanic scenery here is totally sensational and very photogenic. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for, not one, but two reasons: its unique geological features, and its incredible history. The Icelandic Parliament was created here in the year 930 AD, this is the oldest continuously existing national parliament in the world. Each year, around mid-summer, all of the chieftains in the land came together here at the Icelandic Parliament, known as Alþingið. For many centuries until modern times the Icelandic Parliament met at Þingvellir. Nowadays, the Icelandic Parliament is still called Alþingið but the House of Parliament, called Alþinghúsið, is now in Reykjavík.

Next, traveling onwards, we will take you to one of the most amazing landscapes you have ever seen, the geothermally active Geysir area in the Haukadalur Valley, where we will find the famous Great Geysir. There are few things as powerful as the spectacle of a geyser erupting, Great Geysir very, very seldom erupts nowadays, however, Strokkur, a nearby geyser hot spring, explodes impressive volumes of superheated water skywards every few minutes. These scalding jets often soar to over 25 m. Of course, we will never quite forget Great Geysir, whose name was immortalized when the English language adopted the word ‘geyser’!

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Your group will traverse the cold wilderness of the glacier

Traveling for just a few minutes we will come to Gullfoss Waterfall, the last Golden Circle attraction. The name of the thunderous glacial flow which feeds this waterfall is Hvítá, meaning ‘the White River’. You can really feel the force as the water crashes through these magnificent falls in two drops, descending a total of 32 m. On a fine day you will see clouds of golden-toned vapor around this waterfall, no doubt this sight inspired the name, Gullfoss, which means ‘Golden Falls’. We will take you to a local café, giving you the chance to buy some lunch (food and drink is not included).  

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Fun times guaranteed!

Now for some rip-roaring excitement and the Arctic splendor of Langjökull, Iceland´s second largest glacier. We promise, you will be totally stunned by the sensational beauty of this magical white wonderland, although there is some blue ice, this glacier is exceptionally white.

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Geysir area in wintertime

Arriving at our Snowmobile Base you will be issued with a balaclava, a helmet and a suit, some easy snowmobile driving instructions from your specialist guide, and you are ready to power-up and roar off across Langjökull. Your guide will take you powering through the best snowmobile trails on the glacier. You are likely to be astounded by the feeling of vastness and the height of this glacier, which rises as high as the ragged-fanged peaks surrounding it. Feeling the power of the snowmobile beneath you is sure to make your adrenaline rise as your spine tingles with excitement. An hour snowmobiling across the ice is something no one ever forgets - on this tour you will build memories to treasure for a lifetime.      

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Snowy wilderness

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.

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Gullfoss Waterfall

You are driven back to Reykjavík and dropped off at around 19:00.

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Öxarárfoss in Thingvellir national park

Read customer reviews

Golden Circle & Snowmobiling on Langjökull - Rated 4.7/5 based on 22 customer reviews


Great experience

5 by Esther Nwaogbe April 8, 2019
"I had so much fun on this tour. Got to experience a lot of the most popular landmarks, and the snowmobiling was epic!! Would defo do it again!"

Great tour

4 by Sal March 21, 2019
"We really liked the convenience of being picked up from our Hotel (natura). From the moment we met our tour guide you just had this feeling you were in safe and good hands. He was patient and nothing seemed to phase him - he just seemed so calm and professional all the time and drove very safely on roads which suddenly went from clear to snow. The Golden Circle tour was excellent. The small size group is perfect and I now would not go on tours any other way. Just means everything is so much more personal. The truck was so new and comfortable. The only thing i would say is the stop at the national park (stop 1) is too short at 20 mins as you need to fit in your 1st loo stop. I guess that is because we had the Snowmobile tour tacked on as well. To be honest if any of the stops had to be cut short, it should be this one, so you chose well. The extra Snowmobile adventure was the best thing we did!! absolutely heaps of fun and we were well taken care of. Even hot drinks and biscuits to finish. All stops on the Golden Circle were great, with a favourite being Gulfoss! wow - what a waterfall. the guide explained a little about the history / place before we got out of the truck which was great - he was alsways available for a chat or extra questions. Thank you, we were very pleased and had an adventure we will never forget!"

Your guide

5 by David February 21, 2019
Just wanted to give props to Magnus - he was an excellent guide and made the tour extra enjoyable!

Golden Circle + Snowmobiling

5 by Ian February 16, 2019
Booked this tour with Extreme Iceland online before we went and it's a must if you're into this sort of thing. The tour was excellent and went quite smoothly and our driver was first class (Magnus I think) and pointed out all the interesting facts as we traveled between sights he seemed to be very experienced even when we were held up behind another jeep which got stuck on the way up to the snowmobiling lodges. Magnus seemed to know all the moves and didn't get stuck once compared to some other vehicles we past. I would highly recommend this tour and thanks again to our guide Magnus we had a very exciting day and hope to return to Iceland in the future.

A definite must-do!

5 by Micks February 16, 2019
Great full day tour! Guide was very friendly, transport comfortable and all the stops were beautiful. Snowmobile ride was incredible and I’d highly recommend! We were one of the few vans able to get through extremely deep snow with such a great driver. Would definitely do another tour with them!

Wow

5 by Ian & Sophie Wilson February 9, 2019
"Great tour guide (Gunner) who gave us so much information along the trip . extremely well organised and small groups The Snowmobiling was a fantastic and lived the four wheeled drive to the glaciers. Highly recommend"

Amazing!

5 by Kathy January 24, 2019
The tour was kept small and very well organized up on the mountain. Safety was key and the guides were knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely do again!

Extreme Iceland Snowmobile Tour

5 by Courtney January 3, 2019
This tour was great! The scenery was incredible and the guide was knowledgeable and funny! It was a great way to spend the day, see some great stuff, and ride in an awesome super jeep!

Best Experience Ever

5 by Jonny December 21, 2018
Best Experience ever. Everyone working there seemed to have a great time. It's just something you got to try and add to your bucket list. Forget northern lights this was the highlight.

Excellent guide, poor timing

4 by Victoria December 17, 2018
Our tour guide, Ola was great. Friendly, knowledgable, and very happy to share what she knew. The only fault we had is that it was advertised as a 10 hour tour but it finished and we were back at our hotel within 7 hours. I feel we could have had at least 20 minutes longer at each place we stopped, especially as it was still daylight when we finished the snowmobiling.

Awesome day

5 by Vicky Anderson December 15, 2018
"Had an awesome day Excellent value for money Gunner the tour guide was brilliant Made the day such good fun"

Golden Circle and Snowmobiling

4 by Daina Gromadzki December 11, 2018
"Unfortunately the microphone on the bus was not working, so we didn't get a running commentary on the places we passed through. It would have been interesting to learn a little of the history, geology and geography along the way. That said, the guide (Marti) was friendly and fun, and did give us some information when we stopped and it was safe. The snowmobiling was great and well organised and we were supplied with all the gear needed to keep us warm. The snowmobiles were obviously well maintained and no-one experienced any mechanical issues. A great day out."

Best Experience Ever

4 by Christine December 10, 2018
We had the best time in this tour. The golden circle was a little bit rushed but it was to give more time for the snowmobiling. I just wish we had more time at Gulfoss since it was a long way to walk but we had a grand time snowmobiling. It was so cold but so worth it. The view was amazing and I would do it again the next day if it wasn’t too expensive. Lol But I should say, the cost was worth it. Definitely a must try in Iceland!

Extreme fun in an extreme vehicle

4 by sfspearman December 4, 2018
Snowmobiling on a glacier was unlike anything I'd done before. Magnus, our guide, was simply amazing. He was friendly, engaging, and quite informative about Icelandic history, geography, and and enthusiastic adventure lover. The group was small- approximately 12 people- and we travelled in an extreme Mercedes Benz van (with big wheels). The Golden Circle was incredible (though the sites were a little crowded- but not too bad). Unequivocally, I recommend this 2-for tour.

Awesome tour

5 by Siddiqah November 3, 2018
I went to Iceland last weekend for the first time. I did the golden circle and snowmobile tour which was amazing. The tour guide was so helpful throughout the tour and very funny. I liked that during the snowmobile activity the instructors were very helpful throughout this experience. I would definitely recommend this tour if your looking for beautiful scenery and an adventure!

Golden circle and snowmobiling tour

5 by Cathal Hurley October 25, 2018
Great day out on this tour. Best day of our holiday in Iceland. Picked up on time on a super bus stopping along the golden circle with the highlight being the trip to the glacier and the snowmobiling. The tour guide made sure if you wanted to go faster when we would stop to pass out slower people and longer on them than what I thought we would be. Would highly recommend booking this tour in Iceland.

Best experience

5 by Vivi8869 August 26, 2018
Kuba was an amazing guide. He was very informative about Iceland during the entire tour. He gave us lots of tidbits about Iceland that was not common knowledge. snowmobiling was definitely the highlight of the tour. It was so surreal. All the guides Ron, James and Kuba were informative and attentive during the ride. I definitely recommend doing this tour!

Awesome Golden Circle Day

5 by L. Ahmeira August 5, 2018
Amazing day, went with a 19 year old young man who is on the Autism Spectrum and a 12 year old boy with my partner. Our guide Einar was amazing hugely knowledgeable, very kind and patient with my eldest son and had a wicked sense of humour. We learnt about the history of the places we visited, we learnt about the Icelanders today, and vikings! From Tectonic plates, to geysirs, snow mobiling, awesome water falls, icelandic ponies - it was an absolutely thrilling day and one we shall not forget. Definitely a tour not to miss and everyone of all ages absolutely loved it. Would also suggest having a quiet day the next day as it is a big day out.

Awesome

5 by Bev, UK April 13, 2018
Went as a family - myself, husband and 18 yr old son. Took in the Golden Circle sights with our fab guide Kuba, as well as snowmobiling. It was a total blast - a very slick operation 'at base' and all gear is provided - complete warmth and protection. Felt in good hands. A great day out in beautiful Iceland.

Awesome tour

5 by Raghu April 7, 2018
This was such an awesome tour. Small group, very very efficient. Our guide, John, just loves his job and his country so much. He made it fun for all of us, was so friendly and funny! Saw all the stops on the tour. He even took a short detour through the countryside as we asked him to and we had time. I definitely recommend this tour for people who want snowmobiling experience with sightseeing.

Great experience

4 by Rita Lam April 1, 2018
The tour is a quick and easy way to explore Iceland. Though i cant hear clearly the English of my guide at the back of the car. Tour guides are friendly and sailed extra mile to cater my need!

Good tour

4 by Kathy March 25, 2018
"The Golden Circle with snowmobile tour was good overall, however there were a few things that could be improved on. The small bus wasnt in very good condition and had antifreeze leaking out of the heater onto the floor which we didn’t realize until after our back pack was wet from it. The snowmobile tour could be greatly improved if they would group experienced people in the front, then those who have been on them before and lastly those who have never ridden. Being stuck behind people petrified to use the throttle and changing speeds erratically due to lack of confidence and experience doesn’t make for an enjoyable ride to see the sites, especially as an experienced rider. I thought the tour description was deceiving that you think you’re going with the small group you’re on the bus with but then end up with a large group from a few buses who all meet up at the base. Our guide was great, informative and friendly. The super Jeep ride up to the snowmobile base was really cool. Golden Circle stops we’re all great."
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