On this day tour you’ll visit the best sights of the Golden Circle, ride a snowmobile on Langjokull Glacier, and go on an ice caving expedition.
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The tour is perfect for everyone who wants to visit the best sights near Reykjavik. You’ll start by exploring the Golden Circle. We’ll take you to Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Next we’ll head to Iceland’s second-largest glacier — Langjokull. The glacier is perfect for snowmobiling adventures and ice caving.
If you’re traveling from June 1 until September 30, you’ll most likely be heading to the Into The Glacier ice cave. If you’re visiting Iceland on the dates outside of this period, you’ll explore a natural ice cave in the depths of Langjokull.
Meet on location
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- Tour highlights
- Langjökull Glacier
- Golden Circle
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir Geothermal Area
- Þingvellir National Park
- Guided Golden Circle tour
- Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier
- Visit to an ice cave
- Super Jeep ride
The tour starts when we pick you up from your chosen pickup location in Reykjavik. Pickup lasts up to 30 minutes, so your patience is greatly appreciated. Once everyone is ready, we’ll drive to Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle.
The Golden Circle has three main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Thingvellir is one of the most significant sites in Iceland because of its geological, political, and historical features.
Thingvellir National Park is located right on a seismic rift valley, where two continental plates slowly drift apart. Nowhere else in the world can you witness the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates cruise away from each other. Besides unique geological features, Thingvellir is also famous for hosting the world’s oldest parliament, Althingi. We’ll visit the rift valley, the historical site of Althingi, and continue to the other two sites of the Golden Circle.
Our second stop of the day is Geysir Geothermal Area, located in Haukadalur Valley. Haukadalur Valley is a geothermal paradise dotted with steaming hot springs, bubbling mud pools, and fumaroles. The stars of the area are Geysir and Stokkur, the two geysers that gave the word “geyser” to the English language. While Geysir doesn’t show off anymore, Stokkur likes to surprise travelers with spouts every 5-10 minutes. After we witness a few performances by Stokkur, we head toward Gullfoss Waterfall.
Gullfoss Waterfall is the final attraction of the Golden Circle. Located only a few minutes away from Geysir, the waterfall is one of the most majestic in Iceland. It drops for 105 ft (32 m) over two tiers of volcanic rock into Gullfossgjúfur Canyon. On a sunny day, an abundance of rainbows can be seen rising from the steam of the waterfall.
After snapping a few pictures of Gullfoss Waterfall, we’ll grab a bite to eat. Then we’ll head to Iceland’s second-largest glacier — Langjokull. Langjokull, or “the Long Glacier,” is the perfect playground for adrenaline junkies who love snowmobiling. A snowmobile ride ride will take you across icy plateaus towering snowcapped hills and show expansive panoramas. Don’t worry if you don’t have any snowmobiling experience. Our guides will provide you with all the necessary gear and teach you how to drive a snowmobile.
Halfway through our snowmobile ride, we’ll stop to explore the depths of the glacier. If you’re traveling from June 1 to September 30, we’ll descend into a man-made ice cave called Into the Glacier. It’s the only ice cave of its kind in Iceland, opened in 2012. If you’re traveling on the dates outside of this period, we’ll explore a natural ice cave located not too far from Into the Glacier. The natural ice cave has multiple layers of ice and ashes that speak of the different times in Iceland’s formation.
After exploring the ice caves we return to the snowmobiling base camp and then to Reykjavik.
- A standard booking is for 2 people sharing 1 snowmobile. If you are a single person coming to the tour, please choose a single supplement upon booking.
- A valid driver’s license is required to operate a snowmobile.
- We’ll visit different ice caves depending on the season. From June 1 to September 31, we’ll visit Into the Glacier ice tunnel. From October to May the tour goes to a natural ice cave.
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, socks, a hat, and gloves. Dress in warm clothes with waterproof outer layers. Lunch is not provided on the tour, so pack a snack with you.
Pickup and drop off: We’ll pick you up and drop you off from your chosen location in Reykjavik.
You must have a valid driving license 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 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: