Overview

Hop on a snowmobile to explore the stunning landscape of Langjökul Glacier and the wonders of a naturally-formed ice cave. Pick up from Reykjavik or Gullfoss Café.

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Glacier Snowmobile Ride on Langjökull Glacier
  • A Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
  • Super Jeep Experience

This tour offers extraordinary views and great fun, riding a snowmobile on Iceland’s second largest glacier with the added highlight of a visit to a magical natural Langjökull Ice Cave!

Please select your pick up option at time of booking. We offer pick up from Reykjavik or at Gullfoss Cafe on the Golden Circle.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
  • Super Jeep
Availability All Year
Duration ~ 4-5 hours / ~8-10 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8 years
Ratio 1:6 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

Snowmobiles and Ice cave were great!!

I booked with Arctic Adventures for the snowmobile tour with a visit to the ice cave. I'm happy I did. Their staff is professional and the equipment was nice. Safety was a big concern for them and I felt they were very knowledgeable. We had a fantastic ride in one of their large tired vans to the glacier and the base camp. The base camp was clean, had nice bathrooms too! We were given a snowmobile suit, gloves, helmet, and goggles then explained how to operate the snowmobile. We rode 9 miles across the glacier and there were 3 guides with us to help if it was needed. We arrived at the ice cave which was really neat. We then rode back across the glacier to the base camp. I had a great time on this tour. There are many tours to pick from, I felt this was the best for my time and money.

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What's included

Included

  • Pick-up from Gullfoss Café
  • Snowmobile Tour
  • Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
  • All Necessary Snowmobile Gear
  • Super Jeep Experience

What to bring

  • Warm layers
  • Weatherproof top layer
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Packed lunch

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

Information

Your adventure day starts when we pick you up at the arranged time. Depending on the option you chose on booking, we pick you up in Reykjavik or from Gullfoss Cafe, located beside the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. Then we'll head up to Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier, in the Icelandic Highlands in our super truck. On a clear day, the views are incredible. You will be able to see Eiríksjökull Glacier (the highest mountain in west Iceland), Hofsjökull Glacier and the Kerlingafjöll Mountains.

Your certified glacier guide will provide overalls, helmet and all the gear you need, give you a safety briefing and a few straightforward snowmobile driving instructions. You are then ready to ride - driving a snowmobile is easy but feel free to ask any questions before you roar off. Your stunning 1-hour snowmobile ride will take you across Langjökull Glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland, rising to 1450 m above sea level. Feel your excitement and adrenaline soar! Your snowmobile tour on Langjökull will feel like a magic carpet chase across the roof of majestic white land. Langjökull is known as 'The White Glacier', glaciers are predominately white but Langjökull is just so incredibly white. Make the most of the journey but feel your spine tingle in anticipation as you approach the natural ice cave - you will not be disappointed.

Before winter comes our glacier guides begin their exciting search for the new Langjökull Ice Cave. All ice caves are really special but some are more special than others! This year our Langjökull Ice Cave is a totally spellbinding stunner - we can absolutely promise you that this is the best ice cave yet. Remember, this is 'The White Glacier', well, our Ice Cave displays the most amazing bright jewel blue ice imaginable. The ice-ceiling above you resembles a brilliant blue river, the ice is so exceptionally translucent, it seems as though you are surrounded by pure blue-hued quartz crystal jewels. The ice around this 'blue river´ is white, bearing very unusual subtle gray 'zebra striping', formed from the ash layers of various volcanic eruptions. You get about 15 minutes to explore and photograph the cave and to enjoy the rare and precious crystalline blue beauty of this amazing natural ice cavern.

Outside, your trusty snowmobile is waiting, ready to skim you across Langjökull to our Snowmobile Base Camp. We drop you back to Gullfoss Café.

The Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice cave tour from Gullfoss is a really great way to experience all that Icelandic glaciers can offer.

Two people ride each snowmobile. If you are on your own or you wish to ride solo you need to book this and pay an upgrade. All snowmobile drivers need to bring a valid Driving License.

The price of the tour is for one person when sharing a two-person snowmobile. Please choose the solo ride option when booking in odd numbers. Also, if you want to ride alone on the snowmobile select the “solo on a snowmobile” option.

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 drivers 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

Meet on location means travelling to the location of the tour yourself and then meeting our tour guides rather than being picked up and taken to the location.

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.

Reviews

5
Based on 3 reviews

Snowmobile & Ice Cave Tour In Iceland

1- of 3 reviews

Awesome

Reviewed on March 14, 2020 by Bianca From our post-trip system

We had a blast on this tour. Even thought the ice cave isn’t too much of nothing just the ride there and back was fun & exciting.

Imtiaz

Reviewed on March 04, 2020 by Imtiaz kar From our post-trip system

Excellent organisers, very well planned and executed tour. Everyone involved showed professionalism and good care. Safety was given priority, will definitely recommend this tours and thanks to everyone making it enjoyable and fun.

Excellent tour

Reviewed on February 24, 2020 by Lynda Dale From our post-trip system

We really enjoyed the whole trip. The equipment was excellent, the guides were super and the instructors very well trained and informed without being too ‘official’ and boring. I see some reviews complaining the cave was very small. That’s nature and if you don’t like it you are missing the point. Things don’t have to be big to be of interest and value. The only hairy moment was with the jeep driver on the way back down who wellied it a bit too much for my liking but as we survived and got home a bit quicker I will forgive that. Thanks for a once in a life time memory - snow blowing across the glacier like a sandstorm at sunset. Perfect!