This active day tour combines three activities that you must do while you’re in Iceland! Just in one day, visit all three sites of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle, ride a snowmobile on top of Iceland’s second-largest ice cap, and journey to the inside of Langjokull glacier. If you’re looking for an adventure-packed day tour in Iceland, this is the one for you!
Duration: 12 hours
Departs From: Reykjavik
Group maximum: 19
Available: All year
Age limit: 8 years
- Langjökull Glacier
- Golden Circle
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir Geothermal Area
- Þingvellir National Park
- Guided Golden Circle tour
- Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier
- Visit to an ice cave
- Monster Truck ride
Bring with you:
Sturdy shoes and warm socks, a hat and gloves. Dress in warm clothes with waterproof outer layers.
- A standard booking is for 2 people sharing 1 snowmobile.
- If you wish to ride a solo snowmobile or your group is an odd number, please choose the number of solo participants with the option "participants - solo on a snowmobile" when making your booking.
- A valid driver’s license is required to operate a snowmobile.
- We’ll visit different ice caves depending on the season. From June to September the tour visits Into the Glacier man-made ice tunnel. From October to May the tour runs to a natural ice cave on Langjokull Glacier.
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Golden Circle, Snowmobiling and Ice Cave
The day begins when we pick you up from a pre-arranged location in a specially modified Super Truck. Please note that the pickup can take up to 30 minutes. Once everyone’s aboard, we make our way to the Golden Circle.
Our first stop is the famous Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thingvellir is a special historical location with a unique geological landscape. It’s the birthplace of Iceland as a nation and original home to the first Parliament, Althingi. Þingvellir is the only place in the world where you can witness two continents slowly drift away from each other. You can even walk in the seismic rift valley between Eurasian and North American tectonic plates!
Geysir Geothermal Area is one of the few places in the world where the underground powers of the Earth are on full display. The most famous geyser in the Haukadalur Valley is Strokkur, which bursts out into the sky every 5 minutes or so. Bubbling mud-pits, steam rising from the ground, and natural fountains of boiling water turn your visit to Geysir Geothermal Area into an unforgettable experience.
Gullfoss Waterfall is often called the crown jewel of the Golden Circle. The water of the glacial Hvítá River plunges into a deep gorge, creating a fascinating sight all year round. The waterfall reaches 105 ft (32 m) and runs in two stages before it falls into Gullfossgjúfur Canyon.
After exploring the Golden Circle, we’ll drive towards Iceland’s second-largest glacier, Langjokull, for the snowmobiling part of the tour.
The guide will brief you and provide all the necessary equipment for a safe ride. You’ll ride the snowmobile on the glacier, surrounded by fields of glittering snow and tall mountains in the background.
After the snowmobiling, the guide will lead you into an ice cave, where you’ll explore the glacier from a different angle. We’ll visit different ice caves depending on the season. In the summer, we’ll step into the glacier and explore Langjokull from inside the largest man-made ice tunnel. During winter, we’ll visit a natural ice cave featuring layers of compressed ice and ashes that tell about the long and rich history of Langjokull glacier.
After the tour, we’ll take you back to Reykjavik and drop you off near your accommodation.
We reserve the right to change the itinerary and the mode of transport or cancel the tour, according to weather or road conditions, or circumstances beyond our control.
Please note that the duration of the tours may vary according to weather and road conditions.