This guided, one-hour snowmobile adventure is perfect if for those who have their own transportation and want to top off the Golden Circle with something unique and exhilarating. A great choice if you are looking for a scenic, fun and comfortable ride on a glacier and want to explore the wilderness and the breathtaking view over the Langjokull glacier area and nearby mountains.
Is this tour right for you?
Travel Style: Guided group tour
A great choice for individuals and small groups
Availability: All year
This tour is available all year round.
Activity level: Easy
This tour includes light walking or other activities.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Depending on driving conditions (1 hr snowmobiling)
Pickup service from Gullfoss is included
Age requirement: 18 yrs (driver) / 6 yrs (passenger)
A valid drivers license is required to operate the snowmobile
Why you’ll love this tour
- This snowmobile tour is a fantastic way to enjoy the Icelandic wilderness at first hand.
- You will head to the Langjökull glacier for an exhilarating one-hour snowmobile tour on the vast snowcap.
- The pristine glacier and mountain views and the frosty air are sure to leave you breathless and amazed.
- This snowmobile tour includes a complimentary super truck shuttle service from Gullfoss Cafe parking.
- You can choose to be a driver or a passenger and will have the opportunity to switch during the tour.
- Snowmobiles are double-riders and kids are welcome to ride as passengers as long as they have reached the age of six.
- Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is the most thrilling experience of their entire Iceland vacation.
Your adventure starts at the Gullfoss Café car parking, located by the Gullfoss waterfall, where you will be picked up by one of our driver guides. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour departure. This tour departs at 12:00 PM so plan to be here at 11:30 AM.
Our journey continues towards the snowmobile base camp at Langjökull, Europe’s second largest glacier. Riding in our modified super jeep on a glacier is a fun and exciting experience in itself.
Once you reach our base camp we will get you registered for your snowmobile tour and your guides will provide you with all the equipment that you need for an exciting 1-hour snowmobile ride.
Most of our guests are first-time snowmobilers so you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing and instruction on how to drive your snowmobile safely and confidently. Snowmobiles are very easy to drive – you will learn all you need to know in a few minutes.
After some practice driving at our base area, your guide will lead you up a snowmobile trail through the ice cap for a fantastic adventure.
Midway through the ride, we will make a stop to take in the view. If you are lucky enough to have clear weather, you will have a spectacular view of the glacier and the surrounding mountains.
You are welcome to bring your camera to record your snowmobile adventure. Feel free to ask your guide to take photos and videos of you and your family or friends – we are happy to oblige. You will have enough time to enjoy the view and take good pictures without haste. You will also have the opportunity to switch the seats for the return trip to the basecamp.
After taking photos and enjoying the view, you’ll hop back onto your snowmobile and shoot back down the glacier to the base camp.
We will drop you off at the same location where you boarded the super jeep. Once there, the snowmobile tour is complete and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy.
Activities and gear
✔️ 1-hour guided snowmobile tour
✔️ All necessary equipment for snowmobiling
✔️ Super Jeep or glacier truck vehicle transport to the base camp
Staff & experts
✔️ English speaking local expert guides and drivers
❌ Meals not included
The following is important information applicable to this snowmobile tour. This snowmobile tour is operated by our trusted and certified local snowmobile specialist partner. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.
We have carefully selected our trusted partners.
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure to allow time to register, and meet your guide, and so that you do not delay other guests in your group. As much as possible arrive prepared and ready to go.
Snowmobile day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available snowmobiles are booked out. Please book your snowmobile tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.
All prices are per person. When you are traveling alone, or in an odd-numbered group, you must make sure to book “Snowmobiling; adult – single ride” for the solo participant. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.
Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.
What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear boots as it’s pretty cold on the glacier and they can get wet. You or your passenger can wear a small backpack or a camera bag while riding. Please ensure all zips, straps, and flaps are secured when your snowmobile is in motion. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.
Persons with recent surgery, back injuries or who are pregnant are not recommended to participate in the snowmobile tours. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.
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1-hour Glacier Snowmobiling from Gullfoss
All prices are per person.