Golden Circle in a Super Jeep - with Snowmobiling - MI02
The Pearl Tour - Super Truck tour and snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier
The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most exciting and famous natural phenomena. Among sightseeing places are Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) and Langjokull, the second biggest glacier in Iceland.
46 900 ISK per adult
Children (6-11): 50% off
Duration: 9-10 hours
Solo rider: 6 000 ISK extra
Pick up: 08:30-09:00
Available: Daily, all year
Required: A valid Driving Licence. No previous snowmobiling experience required.
Included: Pick up in Reykjavik, English guided super jeep tour, 1 hour snowmobile tour and all equipment needed.
Not included: Lunch (We stop at a local restaurant/diner)
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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Snow conditions will determine the choice of road and degree of snowmobile activity.
Snowmobile drivers need to present a valid Driver’s Licence. Two riders per scooter - a premium is payable for solo use.
We drive from Reykjavik city to Thingvellir National Park, which is one of this country’s most significant historical sites because it was here that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. Thingvellir is one of the most frequently visited tourist sites in the country. Each year, thousands of visitors go there to become better acquainted with Iceland's greatest historical site and jewel of nature.
Thingvellir was declared a National Park in 1930 and nominated to the World Heritage List on July 2, 2004. That nomination states that the site is of outstanding universal value and should be preserved as a cultural site and for its natural environment. At Thingvellir the Eurasian and North American plate boundaries which run through Iceland are clearly visible - the plates are moving apart here and the land between them is subsiding.
From Thingvellir we head along mountain tracks towards the world renowned geothermal hot spring area around Geysir, the hot spring after which all other spouting hot springs on earth are named. Although the great Geysir is not active at the moment, its nearby neighbour, Strokkur, will erupt every 5-7 minutes - so have your camera ready.
From here we drive to Gullfoss (the Golden waterfall) where your proximity to its edge is so great you will feel the spray of the glacial water on your face and on a sunny day a rainbow will be likely to show up.
Next We drive along the Kjolur mountain road and enjoy the view of Jarlhettur, the mountains (The Earl's Hat) on the east side of Langjökull; a palagonitic mountain range, which originated in a fissure eruption during the Ice Age. Then we kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and go for a snowmobiling tour on Langjokull Glacier (Long glacier), the second largest ice cap in Iceland after Vatnajökull, with the size of 953 km2. Its volume is 195 km³ and the ice is up to 580 metres thick. The highest point of the ice cap is about 1,450 metres above sea level. Langjokull is melting quite fast, and some researchers believe that it will disappear in about 150 years if climate change continues at its recent pace.
We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.
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NOTE: You must use the 'Single rider extra' to indicate how many will be riding solo on a snowmobile (if any).