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!
- Small Group Experience
- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir hot spring area
- Langjökull Glacier
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.
Children (8-16): 14 995 ISK
Golden Circle and Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier - From Reykjavík
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’!
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).
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.
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.
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.
You are driven back to Reykjavík and dropped off at around 19:00.
With Auroras: Golden Circle, snowmobiling & northern lights