The first impressive start point when we were picked-up by a super big jeep. We take the Golden circle tour and snowmobiling. The guide was the best story teller we ever met. Everything was just amazing.
Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park; add glacier Snowmobiling to get a more adventurous Golden Circle experience!
This Golden Circle and snowmobile tour takes you to the three famous Golden Circle attractions and adds an exhilarating snowmobile ride on Langjökull Glacier into the mix. This is the perfect tour for those who want to add some action on the ice to their sightseeing experience.
~ 10 hours
Meet on location
1 per 6 sleds
- Tour highlights
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Thingvellir National Park
- Geysir Hot Spring Area
- Small group experience
- Snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier
- Guided tour in minibus
- Visit to the highlights of the Golden Circle
- Stop at a local Café (opportunity to purchase lunch)
- Experienced snowmobile guide
- 1 hour snowmobile ride with all necessary equipment
- 2 persons sharing a snowmobile
Pick-up: Your full day tour starts with pick up from your selected pick up location in Reykjavik at 08:30. Please note, picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
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 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 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 based on two people sharing one snowmobile. If you are a solo traveler or prefer to have your own snowmobile then you can, of course, upgrade to a solo snowmobile for an additional 6000 ISK per person.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, thermal underwear, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and winter/snow gloves. Good hiking shoes are also highly recommended. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch along as well.
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 6.000 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.
Yes, you can. The plus side to being a cold country is that our glacier are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.
We don’t exactly have a weight restriction but participants need to be able to fit in our winter overalls. The largest size we have is 3XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at a the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.
Yes, we have toilets at the base camp where the tour starts that you are more than welcome to use before and after. Unfortunately we cannot offer any bathroom breaks during the tour itself.
We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, gloves and a helmet.
This is all included in the price of the tour.
First and foremost warm clothing.
Upper body: Thermal shirt and a fleece or a thick sweater over.
Lower body: Warm pants.
If you get easily cold, also thermals.
Shoes: It’s best to wear boots as it’s pretty cold on the glacier and they can get wet.
NOTE: You need to bring a lunch or some snacks. Lunch is not included in the tour.
Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.
Yes there is, safety is always our number one priority and after looking closely into this the age limit was set to 8 years, of course in company with a guardian.
You do not need previous snowmobile driving experience. Your guide will provide easy to follow operating instructions.
However, you do need a valid Driving License if you intend to drive. If there are two of you, only one of you needs to bring a Driving License but if you both bring one, each of you can take a turn at driving.
The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.
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.
We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most off your day. Some are season depending but others are operated all year around. Here is a list of all of the tours.
All year around options:
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.