This exclusive Golden Circle & ice cave & snowmobile tour offers great fun and spectacular views. It gives you the opportunity to travel across the Thingvellir National park, see the stunning Geyser Geothermal area, visit the unique and awe-inspiring Gullfoss waterfall. As a highlight, you will go on a thrilling snowmobile tour on Langjokull glacier and explore a magnificent man-made ice cave, where you can admire the 400-year-old ice and learn more about the glaciers of Iceland.
Pickup in Reykjavík
You will start the tour early: we will collect you from your chosen pick up location in Reykjavik between 8:00 and 8:30. (Please be aware that pickup process can take up to 30 minutes, depending on the traffic and where you are staying).
It is a clever idea to pack some lunch for the day, and light snacks to have in the truck. We will not have a lot of time for a lunch stop along the way, but it will be possible to purchase some lunch at one of our stops.
Visiting Geysir Geothermal Area
We will use the darkness in the morning and drive to the southeast across the Hellisheidi lava plateau and take the scenic journey to our first stop, a mighty geothermal area. It has a few bubbling mud pits and exploding geysers. Strokkur, that is the most active geyser in Iceland and erupts naturally every 4-10 minutes sending the hot water 15-20 meters high up in the air. Today, the other geyser called Great Geysir’s activity is very low but who knows, it might wake up again someday after a good earthquake and maybe you’ll get to witness it!
After visiting the hot spring area, we will travel on to Gullfoss, one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. The wide Hvítá river rushes southward, and about a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges into the river below.
As one first approach the falls, the edge is obscured from view, so that it appears that the river simply vanishes into the earth. As you make your way down the path to the waterfall you can hear the phenomenal sound of the rushing water cascading down in vast volumes to the depths of the river below. In cooler months the spray from the water freezes and creates a beautiful white blanket on the sides of the falls, while the surrounding greenery turns a golden yellow and gives the waterfall a brooding feel.
Riding on Iceland’s second largest glacier
Now it is time to put the Super Jeep to the test and show you what it is all about! We switch the jeep into low gear, let some air out of the tires to give you a smoother ride, and then we are on our way to our snowmobile base camp at Langjökull Glacier. Sometimes conditions can be quite difficult, making the trip up to the glacier cave a long and slow one. Possibly we will not even make it all the way, but then we will do our best to make it up to you with a small surprise! We might get stuck in the snow at some point, but then the driver will have to pull some tricks out of their bag to get the car free. Other times, it may be smooth sailing the whole way and we can use our time to play around more!
Snowmobile ride on Langjokull glacier
We’ll drop you at the snowmobile base camp, and your certified glacier guide will provide overall, helmet, gloves, and all the necessary gear for snowmobiling. After a safety briefing and a few straightforward driving instructions, you’ll be ready to ride the snowmobile. A stunning and exciting snowmobile ride will take you to the ice cave across the Langjökull Glacier, the second-largest glacier in Iceland.
Exploring a man-made ice cave
The newly built glacier ice cave lies on the edge of the glacier and is quite the magnificent sight to see. The cave is lit up with strategically placed lights, so you get to fully enjoy the beauty of the cave, whether it is rain or shine outside. You’ll get enough time to explore and photograph the cave and to enjoy the stunning crystalline blue beauty of this amazing ice cavern.
Thingvellir National Park
After some time in the cave, we will take the scenic drive towards Reykjavik. If time and daylight allow us we will make a quick stop at the Thingvellir National Park. It is a UNESCO world heritage site plus, one of the few places in the world the tectonic plates and the rifts between them are visible to us.
Drop-off in Reykjavík
At the end of your spectacular adventure, tired but incredibly satisfied, we will return to Reykjavík, dropping you off where we picked you up.
The following is important information applicable to our tours. 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 Activity Iceland. The snowmobile tours are operated by our trusted partners.
Please note that Activity Iceland offers pick-up service from authorized pickup points in the Reykjavik downtown area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from Airbnb or private apartments, nor Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick up list in the booking form then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation. It might take up to 30 min for our guides to reach your pick-up point, so please wait patiently for us to arrive. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available snowmobiles are booked out. Please book your 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. 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 the sights without notice 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. Access to the glacier may be difficult at times, leaving little time for other sightseeing. 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; a 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 on a snowmobile. 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 note that this tour may not be suitable for those with claustrophobia. 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.