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Golden Circle Small group & Snowmobiling

Thingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area, and glacier snowmobiling

Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park; add glacier Snowmobiling to get a more adventurous Golden Circle experience!

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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.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    ~ 10-12 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Ratio

    1 per 6 sleds

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    29.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Gullfoss Waterfall
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Small group experience
Snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier
Included
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.

Please note

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.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

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.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 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.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

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.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

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.

 

How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at 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.

If I have never driven a snowmobile before, can I still participate?

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.

Can you go on a snowmobiling tour in the summertime in Iceland?

Yes, you can. The plus side to being a cold country is that our glaciers are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.

Are there any weight restrictions for the snowmobiling tours?

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 5XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.

Are their any places to use the toilet at the glacier snowmobiling base camp?

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.

What clothing is provided for the snowmobile ride on Langjokull glacier?

We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, goggles, gloves and a helmet. This Equipment is all included in the price of the tour.

What do I need to bring for my snowmobiling ride on Langjokull glacier?

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.

I am traveling by myself, do I need to pay the single ride supplement?

Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.

Is there an age limit to go snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier?

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.

I'm pregnant, am I able to participate in one of your snowmobile tours?

Due to safety reasons, we do not recommend women that are already 3 months pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

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.

What sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

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Golden Circle Small group & Snowmobiling | Average rating: 5/5 based on 36 customer reviews


"Best of iceland" | 5 stars By Michael g 17/04/2019
Full day tour showing the best of Iceland for someone on a short break. Beautiful scenery,informative guide in a small group with snow mobiling the icing on the cake
"Excellent" | 5 stars By Robert Downes 12/04/2019
Excellent tour from start to finish
"Golden circle & snowmobile tour" | 5 stars By Sergio da silva 03/04/2019
Highly recommend tour, guide Magnus was extremely friendly and professional.
"awesome experience" | 5 stars By Daniel 01/04/2019
"We were really happy and satisfied with out tour guide, and especially with the snowmobile crew, safety was their priority, we felt safe during our journey, The glacier was amazing and they were knowledgeable and very nice talking and sharing stories and of course nice hot chocolate and cookies perfect ending ."
"Golden circle tour and snowmobile" | 5 stars By Sara Woodhead 25/03/2019
"Had a fab day out with artic adventures would recommend these guys for any tour in Iceland Thank you x"
"Fab tour" | 5 stars By Melanie Butler 22/03/2019
We really enjoyed the tour with our guide Markus, he was very knowledgeable about the tour and the sights that we saw along the way, the snowmobiling was fun and felt very safe in the hands of Bjorn and Markus it was an enjoyable experience and would definately do again when return to Iceland
"Awesome experience" | 5 stars By John Murphy 20/03/2019
James was awesome. Knowledgeable, kind and friendly. Answered all of our questions and had a great play list :)
"Coolest Excursioun!" | 5 stars By Brooke Horn 18/03/2019
We had the best time touring around in the monster truck seeing the most beautiful sights. Snowmobiling on the glacier was amazing and the tour group did a fantastic job preparing us. Thank you!
"Awesome experience" | 5 stars By Jessica 15/03/2019
This was the highlight of my trip. Pick up was right on time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The snowmobiling gear was clean and fit well. We stayed in a line while riding but were still able to go pretty fast. Would recommend this for sure!
"BOOK WITH THEM!!" | 5 stars By Alyssa Moss 13/03/2019
This was my second trip to Iceland and my 5th tour with Arctic Adventures. You can't go wrong. The pick up and drop off are prompt. The tour guides are all very knowledgeable and personable. The snowmobiling is exciting and fun.
"Our favourite excursion in Iceland" | 5 stars By Kirsty Rossell 09/03/2019
Our highlight was definitely the snowmobiled but the whole day just worked like clockwork. The guide gave interesting facts and I felt we had enough time at every stop. A really organised, fun day. Thanks
"Epic golden circle trip" | 5 stars By Nick Whitty 08/03/2019
"We spent a long time researching all the various tour operators ahead of our visit to Iceland and decided to go with Arctic Adventures based on the packages, reviews and vehicles that they use. We were in no way disappointed. Pick up happened within the given timings an the vehicle was as described- a super truck- an awesome looking vehicle which can accommodate about 16 people. Small group tours were preferable for us as it feels less hassle. Our guide was polite, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. We never felt rushed at the various destinations. The icing on the cake was the snow mobiling on a glacier which was an awesome experience. I can highly recommend Arctic Adventures."
"Amazing!" | 5 stars By Jo Goddard 11/02/2019
We had an amazing day on the Golden Circle and snowmobile tour. We were picked up in a super jeep and taken to the main sights on the Golden Circle route. They were all incredible. We went on a closed road and drove in some prettydeep snow up to the glacier for the snowmobiles. This was an adventure in it’s self! The snowmobile ride was brilliant fun. Our guide Marcnus(?) was friendly, informative and a fantastic driver in what was sometimes difficult conditions. A thoroughly enjoyable day from start to finish and well worth the extra money!
"An Excellent Adventure!" | 5 stars By Hannah 07/02/2019
We joined the small group Golden Circle with Snowmobiling tour as a group of 8 friends and we had a blast! All of the sights were beautiful, the minibus was very comfortable and a much higher spec than we witnessed along the route with quite a few vehicles stuck in the snow, but we didn’t get stuck once. Some of our party hired hiking boots and these were of good quality. The snowmobiling on the glacier was a once in a lifetime, incredible experience and worth the additional cost
"Awesome day" | 5 stars By Lori Fiore 23/01/2019
"Attic adventures did not disappoint on the golden circle tour followed by snow mobiling. Good bus ride, lots of fun facts,saw the geysers, and volcano ‘s. Thanks for a great Day"
"Golden circle and snowmobiling" | 5 stars By Carol kelly 27/12/2018
"A wonderful experience, the jeep vehicle was comfortable although tinted windows took away some views, the tour guide was fab. Best if all was the snowmobiling and Gullfoss waterfall, incredible Very well looked after and enjoyable"
"Great tour!" | 5 stars By Tiffany Francis 22/12/2018
The Golden Tour and Snowmobile was the most awesome tour, especially because of our tour guide Arni (sp?). He was funny, informative and knowledgeable about pretty much everything. There was plenty of time at each stop and the snowmobiling capped off a great tour. I recommended this tour to my friend and she took it a few days later and loved it as well. Can't wait to come back to Iceland and do it again!
"Golden circle snow mobile" | 5 stars By Jessica 18/12/2018
"This was my best day. Loved everything we did. Amazing to see the gullfoss waterfall and geyser. We got picked up from our hotel. The snowmibile was brilliant. Perfect weather. Was given equipment to wear. And when we finished they gave us tea, got chocolate and biscuits. Our tour guide was lovely. Would definitely do this again"
"Golden circle and snowmobile" | 5 stars By Enrica Rossi 01/12/2018
We enjoy the tour. Snowmobile was amusing and well organized. The web site is no clear about the wear: we rent jackets, boot and trousers for the snowmobile but is not necessary, because the price include the ski suite.
"Amazing.. highlight of our trip." | 5 stars By Ahlam 30/11/2018
"We visited Iceland for my 25th, the second day of our trip was spent enjoying the golden circle tour and snowmobiling with our amazing tour guide James. It really made our trip,following a disappointment northern lights tour the night before. We have recommended this tour to our friends that will be arriving in Iceland on the 7th December. Thanks again to James and the lovely team,that guided us through the foggy mountains! Kind regards Ahlam"
"Golden Circle Snowmobile Tour" | 5 stars By Noeleen 19/11/2018
What a fantastic tour this was, one of the highlights of our Iceland Trip. Our guide was very entertaining and kept us laughing the whole trip and even made an unscheduled stop at another waterfall not listed on the itinerary. We were first timers on the snowmobile and very slow (no snow in Perth, Australia) but our guide was very good in making sure we were ok - especially as it was a near white out - and keeping pace with us, while letting the more experienced/confident riders continue ahead with the 2nd guide. Cannot recommend this tour and Arctic Adventures highly enough, very professional and super fun group.
"Amazing trip!" | 5 stars By Helen Woodall 12/11/2018
We had such a great trip, although it is a full day it passed so quickly with so much happening it was fantastic. What made our trip perfect was our fabulous guide, I cannot thank Gisley (Sorry if this is spelt wrong) enough for such an informative and exciting day, will definitely use Arctic Adventures again!
"Fantastic tour" | 5 stars By Agata 20/10/2018
I went for the golden circle and snowmobiling tour with my daughter and we both loved it! The tour was extremely well organized, from the moment the super truck picked us up till the drop off time. We had plenty time at each stop and truly enjoyed beauty of Iceland. The snowmobiling was super fun even though we had very little visibility. Everybody was very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend this tour!
"Golden Circle and Snowmobile (Small Group)" | 5 stars By Loren Louise Adkin 18/09/2018
"We booked to do the above tour and our tour guide was amazing! Her name began with an M, although I can’t remember her full name! She was so friendly and shared her knowledge of the country with us throughout the duration of our tour. She even made a small stop on the glacier for us to see the black mud deposits and gave us the opportunity to touch and take pictures of it. We absolutely loved this tour and would recommend to everyone! Thank you so much!"
"Awesome tour!" | 5 stars By Kathy Frederick 14/09/2018
This was an awesome tour with an awesome tour guide. He was very nice and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this tour.
"Love this tour" | 5 stars By Rebecca 04/09/2018
This is a super fun tour. We saw all the major sights and the snowmobiling was a blast. Better than I could have imagined.
"My guide was very good!" | 5 stars By Livia Raele 19/07/2018
My guide was very good! He made the difference! Thank you very much to Kuba and the other one on the snowmobile??
"Great Experience!!!!" | 5 stars By Andrea 04/07/2018
I love it, love it, love it! I never imagined Iceland the way the tour guy show us. Amazing! Incredible!
"Just Great! WOW!" | 5 stars By Leslie Merta 02/07/2018
Loved every minute of this tour. The snowmobiling was the icing on the cake indeed! Our driver/guide Arni was very good. The other guides for the snowmobile ride were awesome as well. Arni regaled us with stories and laughs; a great driver, too. And, loved his blue eyes! I would highly recommend this trip. Would do it again! Many Thanks!
"Very professional company" | 5 stars By Leandro 22/06/2018
Good service, pick up in time. Clean and comfortable vehicles. Great guides and very professional.
"Best day of our holiday" | 5 stars By Becky Sturge 26/02/2018
I booked the snowmobiling and golden circle tour for myself, my 13 year old son and my daughter and boyfriend who are in their late teens. I was initially worried about paying the extra cost compared to just the Golden Circle tour but decided to go for it as I knew it had the potential to be a great experience. It didn’t disappoint. My teenagers loved the thrill of being on the Snowmobile and the big ‘mini bus’ made what could have potentially been a ‘ok’ day looking at the sights to a truly memorable one. Thank you to our guide and the rest of the team for making the day run smoothly and giving us a great time. I’m hoping to return to Iceland for the summer experience either next year or 2020 and I plan to book all my excursions with you. I have done a trip advisor review as well to recommend you to others.
"We were in amazing hands!" | 5 stars By Ilse 01/03/2018
Our tour guide, Martis, was amazing! She drove our monster Jeep like a beast. Coming off the glacier in a blizzard, with multiple inches of new snow on the road, she drove off the road, because it was indecipherable from the land. She laughingly declared, “Oops! I just lost the road!” Then maneuvered us back onto it as if she were driving on asphalt. The tires “popped off” twice during our excursion, and she spiritedly jumped out of the rig and popped them back on. She talked seamlessly, while navigating horrendous driving conditions. One man from England on our tour declared, “I’ll never make fun of women drivers again!” We experienced all kinds of inclement weather that Iceland could throw at us that day, and we felt 110% safe, in addition to being totally informed about Iceland. Martis is a goddess. She’s an absolute badass. Arctic Adventures is lucky to have her!
"Amazing!" | 5 stars By Paul Hudson 02/03/2018
From the moment we were first picked up in the morning to when we were dropped back in the evening it was an excellent tour. Our tour guide (Mardis) was superb, very informative and friendly. We would highly recommend using Arctic Adventures to anyone and would definitely use them again. Thanks for a great experience!!!
"Amazing tour! " | 5 stars By Kallie savage
Amazing tour! The guide was great and made sure we had plenty of time at each stop. Brilliant day!
"Really recommend it!" | 5 stars By Debbie Davie 10/03/2018
Great day, James was fun and informative. Small group and flexibility was a bonus. Scadooing was amazing, we had brilliant family time.
" Circle and snowmobiles" | 5 stars By Marcello 19/04/2018
It was an excellent experience doing the all day 10 hour tour. Our guide and driver was informative and helpful, the weather was superb ( which makes a big difference ). It is better doing in a small tour group than the big coach parties pouring in and out of their transport. This was my birthday treat. Costly but very well worth it!
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