Overview

Explore the Golden Circle and fire up your wanderlust with a spine-tingling snowmobile ride and Aurora hunt!

Highlights

  • Small Group Golden Circle Tour
  • Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir)
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Snowmobiling on Langjökull
  • Thingvellir-Nationalpark
  • Glacier Northern Lights guided minibus tour
  • Super Truck Experience

If you’re heavy on ambition but short on time, jump on this quick day tour for a perfect introduction to the best sights. See the breathtaking Golden Circle attractions and get your adrenaline pumping with a snowmobile ride on the mighty Langjökull Glacier. We’ll round out the trip by adding a thrilling hunt for the Northern Lights just below the Arctic Circle!

Your guide will take free photographs of you and the Aurora, so you can keep the memories alive!

Upgrade to a Super Jeep when booking and explore Iceland with even more style and comfort!

  • Free Wifi
  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
  • Super Truck
Availability Sept - Apr
Duration ~ 16 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8 years
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

March 2020

We had three tours booked Northern lights super jeep must do our driver Palmi was great and we saw a glimpse of northern lights he also took pictures and posted on there site where you can download them Snowmobiling highlight of my tour driver Peter was fantastic great information given all time and was fun actually took us 2.5 hours to get to snow camp his driving in the super jeep was brilliant So much fun doing this tour a must do Golden circle and secret lagoon tour guide Maria again superb info and got to see all parts of golden circle then secrecy lagoon like a big hot tub Thanks arctic adventures for carrying on under the covid 19 conditions

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Per Adult
Child (0-12): 192 USD
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What's included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Visits to Golden Circle highlights
  • Guided Minibus Tours
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Stop at a local Cafe (the chance to purchase lunch)
  • Experienced Snowmobile
  • Guided Snowmobile Ride
  • All Required Snowmobiling Equipment
  • 2 People Share a Snowmobile
  • Northern Lights Hunting tour
  • Northern Lights Photos
  • Northern Lights Expert Guide
  • Super Truck Experience
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor layers
  • Thermal underwear
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Strong hiking shoes
  • Valid driving license is required for all snowmobile drivers

Not Included

  • Meals

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Golden Circle

Once we pick everyone up in our minibus, we’ll drive through the charming countryside to our first stop on the Golden Circle, Þingvellir National Park. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical and geological significance. The Icelanders founded their first Parliament, Althingthe oldest national parliament in the worldat the site in 930 c.e. The craggy cliff of the Almannagjá Gorge runs about 8 km (5 mi) through Thingvellir, and marks the edge of the rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The geology and landscapes here are awe-inspiring but also incredibly unusual!

Our next stop is Geysir Geothermal Area, home to the Great Geysir, the most famous spouting hot spring in Iceland. While the famed geyser is no longer active, the geothermal area around still bubbles and boils, every so often shook by fierce eruptions of neighboring Strokkur. You’ll only need to wait a max of 10 minutes to see Strokkur hurl hot water up 40 m (131 ft) into the air. Get your camera ready! The final Golden Circle stop is Gullfoss, an iconic waterfall in Iceland on the Hvítá River. Watch the huge torrent plummet down 32 meters (150 ft) into the canyon. Afterward the Golden Circle tour, you’ll have the opportunity to buy lunch at a local café (not included in the price) and rest up for a moment for our next big adventure.

Next, we’ll head to Langjokull Glacier (the Long Glacier), the second largest ice cap in Iceland. Get ready to change gears a little! Our expert snowmobile guide will fill you in on the safety instructions. Once you stick your helmet on, you’ll be ready for an exhilarating adventure on the ice. The one-hour ride will give you a unique chance to explore Langjökull’s white wonderland.  

Afterward, we drive you back to Reykjavík and drop you off between 18:00 (6:00 p.m.) and 19:00 (7:00 p.m.). You’ll have some time to fresh up and grab some dinner (not included). Our Northern Lights guide will pick you up where we dropped you off at 20:30 (8:30 p.m.).

Back on our minibus, we’ll drive away from the city’s light pollution in search of the mystical Northern Lights. Depending on the weather forecast, we might go to Hvalfjörður, Thingvellir, Reykjanes or elsewhere to see the lights dance across the dark sky. The Aurora is a natural phenomenon that appears when charged particles from the Sun enter Earth’s magnetic field and start to collide with gaseous particles in our atmosphere.

Waiting for this once-in-a-lifetime moment can be a real heart-pounder! The shimmering draperies of the aurora might appear in subtly or suddenly, bursting into dramatic swirls. The lights emerge green, yellow, blue, purple, and sometimes even red, with shades of coral pink and orange. Don’t miss your chance to catch the amazing Aurora displays on this unforgettable small-group adventure!

If you choose the Super Jeep upgrade, you’ll get to leave the well-trodden streets and head out on more rugged, rural roads.

Since the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, we can’t guarantee that you will definitely see them during the tour, but we always do our very best.

The tour returns to Reykjavik after midnight, around 00:30. You’ll be dropped off where we picked you up.

Pick up is at 08:30 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.

For the Northern Lights adventure, pick up is at either 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) or 21:30 (9:30 p.m.), depending on the season. You’ll find the actual pickup time on your final voucher. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. 

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

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.

FAQ

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.

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.

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:

Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Caving

Summer season:

Golden Circle and Rafting

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

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