We had a fantastic time. Our tour guide was super friendly and really helpful. Snowmobiling was incredible, so much fun. Would strongly recommend
The trip from start to finish was amazing .. the truck that transported us was the best in the business and could continue to drive while the tyres deflated to give extra grip on the extreme conditions . Everything was provided so no need to take addition clothes or footwear . They even gave me covers to protect my boots . On the way we stoped to see the beautiful waterfalls and on the return we stopped to view the hot springs so much more given than previously paid for . We were even given hot drinks , cakes and biscuits at the end to warm us up .A professional company which made me feel secure and safe .
We did a lot on this trip, but this was by far my very favorite activity on the trip. The staff was very helpful and excited with us, moved us along nicely and helped us get ready. The guides took us out on an amazingly fast trip (we went faster cause we wanted to rather than a slow horse riding type event), and just was an incredible experience. We went down into an ice cave for some great pictures, pulled water from an ice candle inside the cave and it was amazing to taste such fresh and clean water. Over all, the ride was great, the tour guides were a lot of fun and down to Earth and the scenery - - oh my - - the scenery. Highly recommend it.
Snowmobile and ice cave tour from Reykjavík was such a great day, our tour guide was friendly and very funny, the 4x4 drive was fun way to get there, the snowmobiling was great fun with amazing staf/guides to assist, the ice cave was so nice but would have liked a little more time in it. My sister an I had an amazing Icelandic experience so thank you guys!!
There's nothing like gliding across a glacier on a snowmobile in Iceland! Our guide, Arni, picked us on Reykjavik and drove to Gullfoss where we swapped the van for a superjeep and drove off-road to get to the glacier. We geared up and rode our snowmobiles across the vast glacier and stopped at an amazing ice cave. The views were incredible and the experience was unforgettable!
This tour was a great one! Felt like we were in a James Bond movie snowmobiling on the glacier with just white all around us. Going down through the snow into the ice cave was exciting and the ice cave was stunning with the natural ice formations. Highly recommend!
We spent over two weeks in Iceland and so we got to see nearly everything you can see during the snowy months including a total of three ice caves on three different glaciers. Of all the ice caves we got to see, the one we saw with extreme Iceland was the best! And getting to it by snowmobile was a blast!
"An excellent day out on a very well organised excursion. The pick up was on time the experience of the bus on steroids was great fun. Our guide was brilliant and the fun on the snowmobiles was amazing. I thoroughly recommend doing this.
We had a great time. Thanks."
We loved this tour from start to finish. It was quite a long journey to get to the glacier but I guess that can’t be helped. We stopped at Gullfoss waterfall on the way and had a look at that but I don’t think that was an official part of the tour. Perhaps they should build it in. We got lots of time on the snow mobiles which were easy to operate and pretty powerful. The ice cave was great and the guide was very knowledgeable.
My wife and I were in Iceland for the Airwaves music festival to celebrate her birthday. We wanted to do something to make the trip even more memorable and so we decided on a trip with Extreme Iceland to skidoo on the glacier. The experience was utterly unforgettable. The service from the moment we left Reykjavik was professional, informative and inspiring. The trip is expensive but you really do get what you pay for, the equipment from the overalls and helmets through to the skidoos and minibuses used to transport people up to the glacier are immaculate. If you're thinking of booking this trip then don't hesitate. You'll remember it from many years to come.
This tour of Glacier Snowmobiling on Landgjökull & Ice cave from Reykjavik was perfect. It was safe, coordinated, comfortable and of very good value. It was provided by Arctic Adventures at the end of November 2018 with an outstanding pair of tour guides - Ron & Aimar. Our day started at 7:15am for a pickup from the hotel in Reykjavik, with Aimar driving a 19 seater Mercedes minibus. After making a few more pickups in town, he began around 8am the 1.5 hour drive eastward into the countryside. Aimar drove very well, told us the plan ahead. Then we arrived at a stop in the Gullfoss area, for a bathroom break and this is where we switched to massive offroad vehicles - one driven by Aimar and another one driven by Ron. The vehicle me and my family boarded was driven by Ron. He explained that the vehicle we were in was a modified Mercedes Sprinter on top of a Ford F350 pickup truck body with monster truck tires. Ron drove us on a dirt road towards the glacier. He was quite entertaining with Icelandic stories/legends. Ron had to stop the truck a few times to deflate the tires for improved traction on the uphill dirt road. Then we arrived at the Basecamp. I could see the 15 snowmobiles lined up waiting for us, and could see the glacier ahead. Ron said it is very could on the glacier. We exited the truck and entered into a small structure that looked like a house. There we were outfitted with orange overall suits, balaclava, goggle, gloves. The staff helped us get ready and inspected everybody. If people wanted to rent shoes, they could. Then all dressed up, we proceeded to the snowmobiles and received a good orientation on driving a snowmobile. Then we were off! Truly amazing - cruising on top of a glacier - which was like packed ice. I felt very safe because we were asked to drive in a single file - with one guide on his snowmobile in the lead, one at the very back, and a third one in the middle on the side driving up and down monitoring/helping people who needed help. Then we arrived at an ice cave, climbed inside, saw it, came out, drove again on our snowmobiles quite far and I chose to drive at a high speed at times when possible. Then reached basecamp. Got rid of gear. They had hot coffee and hot chocolate with cookies waiting for us. Then back on 4x4 truck van. Then minibus to hotel. It was a long day returning by 5pm. Extremely satisfied. Thank you Aimar & Ron!
"My partner and I bit bullet and splashed out on the expensive snowmobiling and ice cave tour, to have absolutely no regrets. It’s the best decision we ever made and now have memories that will last us a life time. There aren’t words to describe the sensation of soaring across an endless sea of ice and snow with unimaginable views you’d only ever see in a movie! The clothing and equipment provided kept us incredibly warm and sheltered from the unforgiving arctic weather, I was very impressed. The whole tour was organised incredibly well, from pick up, to base camp, the ice cave and back. All of the staff were super friendly and our tour guide Arni in particular deserves a special mention. He shared so much interesting knowledge about Iceland culture, traditions and folklore. And as a bonus he has a killer taste in music, my partner and I were singing along the entire drive to Gullfoss. His passion for his country and for the environment was so refreshing, he really made our trip perfect. Even when he took us on the ‘fun road’ back to Gullfoss!
All the staff did a fantastic job at making us feel safe and looked after. The safety briefing was great and put me at ease and their presence during the snowmobiling was excellent. 3 snowmobiles toppled over at one point where there was slightly deeper snow on an incline and the staff were there within seconds to help the guys back on their feet, laughing and smiling all the while. I 100% recommend this trip, it is absolutely worth the money!"
Had a wonderful wonderful experience going through this tour!! The views were simply expansive and just awe-inspiring. One suggestion - I am a very adventurous and adrenaline loving person! However, riding on the back of my fiance's snowmobile, i was terrified, and he's usually the one that is scared. It just felt like he was going to tip us about 65 times. So that being said, if I ever have the opportunity to go snowmobiling again, i would absolutely drive my own snowmobile.
"My daughters and I had never driven a snowmobile before and we all totally enjoyed the experience.
Get your own machine to toally enjoy yourself!"
The snow mobiling trip was something I’ll never forget.
Great adventure. Very knowledgeable and friendly people. They picked us up at our hotel and dropped us back there. Very fun. Great views. Because of weather couldn't do the cave but still 100% satisfied with the experience. Snowmobiling on a glacier. Not everyday you get to do that.
We highly recommend the Glacier Snowmobile and Ice Cave Tour! It was beautiful and unforgetable and was the highlight of our time in Iceland.
"We had a lot of fun on the snowmobiles, you have to stay in line so was a bit limited with the speed and path you could take, but there are other tours dedicated to snowmobiling if that's your thing, this was definitely a good introductory to them at a steady pace. The cave was lovely, I imagined it would be a little bigger with more to explore but it was still beautiful. Our guide, I'm terrible with names but I think her name was Millie, made the whole experience fun, which is no easy task with so much driving involved, she deserves a lot of credit! Extreme Iceland was definitely the right choice as far as tour companies goes, everything exceeded our expectations!
Thank you guys."
Really good excursions and we also booked are transfer buses too. The tour guide was the best we have ever had, really helpful, answered all our questions, made everyone laugh. He was the French guy! Great job everyone said it. The one and only bad thing is the company take ages to reply to emails and also we couldn't find a contact number to call them when we was in Iceland and we emailed but didn't get a reply until we was back home.
Had a absolutely terrific time on the snow mobiles. Our teenage children thoroughly enjoyed it and was a great thing to do as a family and we will talk about it and remember for many years to come. I was a little apprehensive but felt very safe at all times as all of the staff were experienced, professional and friendly. Can understand why it is a little pricey but worth every penny and would thoroughly recommend.
Amazing experience! Had a lot of fun! Super friendly tour guide! Recommend the tour to everyone!
"My experience for the snowmobiling tour was really great!
I was picked up at my hotel on time and was transferred to the place where the snowmobiling tour would take place, at all times the guide would tell us where we were going, if we would stop and told us clearly what we had to do.
Additionally, we were provided with the ideal clothes for the tour (an overall, gloves and boots (you have to pay 1,000 ISK to rent them, but it is totallly worth it, in this way, you make sure you have the right shoes and that your feet won't freeze)).
The tour per se was awesome since it was snowing, although I would have loved more speed! We also got to see an ice cave, which is something that you don't get to see every day.
Overall, it was a great experience, everyone in the team makes their best effort for you to enjoy and the cookies and hot chocolate at the end of the tour are a great detail. Definitely would recommend it"
"We had a wonderful guide Arni, he was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and had a great sense of humor.
Even though the weather was not great, we had a nice time on a snowmobile and visiting an ice cave. It wasn't one of the big caves, we had to bend to get into it, but it was still amazing"
Despite the blizzard, the snow mobiling to the cave was exciting and adventurous.
"It was a very funny experience. I found, when you go to Iceland and you make Holidays, you have to book a snowmobil tour, because you see the beautiful nature and enjoy the rest.
The guides are amazing, because they explain everything exactly and take care of yourself.
Thank you very much!"
"This was, by far, the best excursion on our Iceland holiday. It was well run, all required clothing, Jenner's, goggles etc were provided (you can rent boots at an additional cost, but I was absolutely fine in normal walking boots).
On the way out to the ice cave you follow the guide along well with tracks in the snow, at your own speed - there's always a guide leading and a guide behind the last person.
The ice cave was very cool (no pun intended).
On the drive back the more confident/comfortable riders were able to go off-track more and have a bit of a play around.
At the end it was coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits in the hut to warm back up.
The whole experience was awesome. The snow-mobiles are quite hard work/physical to drive. Younger kids would be better as a passenger. I was passenger while my boyfriend drove, and it was excellent fun but I also got to admire the gorgeous serene scenery rather than concentrate on driving carefully. It really is beautiful.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants either a bit of adrenaline, or an alternative way to see rural Iceland."
What an amazing experience! Every member of the staff we encountered was great, informative and fun. They really went out of their way to make it a memorable and enjoyable time. Thanks.
That day I was the slowest snowmobile rider. The coach guided me patiently to experience the whole journey and prevent the accident. Thank you so much."
"This was one of the best tours we've ever been on.
The snowmobiles were great fun and the views were spectacular. The cave was unlike anything we've seen before and the tour guide gave us interesting info on how they're formed.
The tour guides were very friendly and funny and made the day very enjoyable.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Iceland."
I loved it too much, unique experience in life, I would definitely recommend it, when I return to Iceland I would do it again, Greetings from Costa Rica,FAC.
Fantastic experience and everything ran smoothly
While traveling in Iceland we knew we wanted to see these 3 sites when there. We own a tourism business and think it is very important to welcome and impress our customers. We felt with so much time spent in the bus going from place to place it is important to share information and do this in an entertaining way. There is much room for improvement on this tour when it comes to this area. Our tour guide needs to have an outgoing personality along with a few laughs!
"We booked onto the trip as an add on and we really enjoyed ourselves - the snowmobileing was good however we had a few in our group which kept straying off course and we had to wait for them so I think it was a lot slower than what it could have been and the I’ve cave was amazing however I did expect it to be a lot larger from previous reviews but it was small and intimate but very pretty
Recommended and the tour guide definitely made the trip especially with her last-minute off roading up the mountain"
Absolutely wonderful time!!! Would have done it more than once on my trip! The guides were so fun and knowledgeable; exceeded expectations!
We joined the snowmobile and inside the glacier trip in March, from start to finish we felt safe and reassured by James our guide which is just as well as the weather conditions on the glacier were pretty poor. The weather meant we didn't see much other than white all around us. At times even the snowmobile in front of us was difficult to see,it was an experience we will probably never have again very much an adrenaline rush. Its a long day but so glad we did it. The other guides who met us at the base to kit us out before and after the snowmobile ride were all very professional and efficient giving clear instuctions at just the right level. The day certainly made us appreciate the power of nature and how the weather in Iceland can change so quickly.
Well organised, small groups, all pick ups were on time, guide was full of fantastic facts, snow mobiling was a great experience, would definitely recommend
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