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Amazing Golden Circle Tour with Snowmobiling
We decided to do this tour on our second day in Reykjavik and were not disappointed. It's a long day but very well organised with plenty of stops. Our driver/guide Peter was brilliant with a good sense of humour. The snow mobiling is an absolute must do. 10/10
Join us for the adventures of a lifetime. This tour covers all of the highlights of the Golden Circle and gives you the thrilling excitement of snowmobiling across Langjökull Glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland. This small group experience starts in Reykjavík when we pick you up and whisk you through the beautiful countryside of the south on the way to your first Golden Circle attraction, Thingvellir National Park. We Icelanders spell it “Þingvellir”. This amazing place is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, due to its unique geology and exceptional cultural and historical value. Þingvellir is situated where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates have been edging apart, they continue to do this at a rate of around 2.4 cm per annum. As you might imagine the scenery is stunning, the Almannagjá Gorge runs right through the area, it was here beside the cliff of the gorge that the Icelanders founded their first Parliament, known as Alþingi, in the year 930. Many say this is the oldest national parliament in the world, beyond any doubt it is the oldest continuously existing parliament! Þingvallavatn, the Thingvellir Lake is picturesque with glorious scenery all around it.
Your next Golden Circle attraction is Strokkur. Strokkur is an incredibly active spouting geyser at the Geysir hot spring area in the Haukadalur Valley, home to the now inactive Great Geysir. Strokkur erupts every 4 to 10 minutes so you never have t...)
Your next Golden Circle attraction is Strokkur. Strokkur is an incredibly active spouting geyser at the Geysir hot spring area in the Haukadalur Valley, home to the now inactive Great Geysir. Strokkur erupts every 4 to 10 minutes so you never have to wait long to see superheated water blasted around 25 m high. Get ready with your camera! We journey for a few minutes to the final Golden Circle stop, the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall. The Hvítá River, originating at Langjökull Glacier, thunders through the canyon, dropping a total of 32 m in two sections and descending into a crevasse. You have the opportunity to buy lunch at a local Café (not included).
We head up from Gullfoss to Langjökull Glacier (the Long Glacier), this is often called ‘The White Glacier’, glaciers are predominantly white, but the glacier you will be snowmobiling over is the whitest of them all! So get ready to switch gear in mo...)
We head up from Gullfoss to Langjökull Glacier (the Long Glacier), this is often called ‘The White Glacier’, glaciers are predominantly white, but the glacier you will be snowmobiling over is the whitest of them all! So get ready to switch gear in more ways than one, first, you put on the balaclava, helmet and suit, then you prepare for some action on the ice, roaring off to explore the white wonderland of Langjökull. Our experienced snowmobile guide will give you some easy driving instructions, and you will be skimming along the best snowmobile routes on the glacier. Your specialist guide knows them all! Experience the stunning vastness of Langjökull, surrounded by high peaks! After an hour of spine-tingling excitement and matchless landscapes we will drive you back to Reykjavík.
This tour offers the adventures of a lifetime in a single tour. Sign up today and do something you have never experienced before!
The price of the tour is for one person when sharing a two-person snowmobile. For solo or odd number of bookings you must book a solo snowmobile for 6.500 ISK extra. If you wish to have a solo snowmobile but do not have a valid Driving License then y...)
The price of the tour is for one person when sharing a two-person snowmobile. For solo or odd number of bookings you must book a solo snowmobile for 6.500 ISK extra.
If you wish to have a solo snowmobile but do not have a valid Driving License then you can book an extra guide to operate your snowmobile for an additional 40.000 ISK. Please contact our sales desk for further information and booking.
A valid Driving License is required to operate a snowmobile.
This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.
Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.
We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most of your day. Here is a list of all of some great tours.
All year around options:
Reviewed on April 05, 2020 by Kim Reddinger From our post-trip system
Golden circle and snowmobiling
Reviewed on March 12, 2020 by Sophie Varley From our post-trip system
Excellent tour guide and experience. The day was well organised with lots of helpful information along the way. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see a little bit of Iceland. The snowmobiling is a must! So much fun and a nice way to escape the crowds. This was the best tour of our trip!
Golden Circle Tour
Reviewed on February 18, 2020 by Gail Pickup From our post-trip system
Due to the weather our snowmobiles on the glacier part of our tour was not available, Artic Adventure transferred us on to the super jeep buggies tour, we the offer of part refund should we not want to do the buggies, what a great day was had by all. Would highly recommend Artic Adventures and hope to return one day to do the snowmobiles and will use this company.
Reviewed on January 19, 2020 by Kerry From our post-trip system
Golden circle and snowmobile
Reviewed on December 09, 2019 by Cheryl Cole From our post-trip system
Golden Circle & Snowmobile
Reviewed on December 02, 2019 by Derek From our post-trip system
Golden Circle and Snowmobiling Adventures
Reviewed on October 23, 2019 by Heather B Review from TripAdvisor
We were picked up at a convenient stop to our hotel and along the way made a few other stops to pick up other passengers. The tour "truck" (part bus part monster truck looking vehicle) was clean and comfortable. Our driver was safe and responsible and at no point in the day did I ever feel carsick. Although it is possible to drive the Golden Circle by car, having someone else do the driving gave us the ability to gawk out the windows at the incredible scenery. We made stops at the usual places which was most of what we wanted to see since our stay in Iceland was short: Pingvellir National Park, see a geyser, see Gullfoss Waterfall and watch the views change as we drove. What made this tour special was snowmobiling on Langjokull, the country's second largest glacier. You need no previous experience and are outfitted with coveralls, mittens, a face mask and helmet. This was an experience my husband and I will never forget. The sites all around you are unlike anything we had ever seen before, and because the super vehicle is able to drive through ice and snow, we were actually driven out onto the glacier where we found our snowmobiles (two per snowmobile so he drove). The only thing I suggest is dressing warmer than you think you need to. The wind is vicious and the temperatures on the glacier were well below 0F. Overall a awesome experience with sights and scenery unlike any I know.