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Glacier Snowmobile Tour

from Langjokull basecamp

Check "Glacier" off your bucket list in the most exciting way possible on this glacier snowmobile adventure from our Langjokull basecamp.

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Meet us at our snowmobiling basecamp on Langjökull glacier for an adventure of a lifetime. On this tour you will explore the wonders of Langjokull, the second largest glacier in Iceland as we make our way across the glacier on powerful snowmobiles. This is definitely the adrenaline trip you have been looking for!

  • Availability

    May. - Oct.

  • Duration

    ~ 2 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Ratio

    1 per 6 sleds

  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    19.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Langjökull Glacier
Snowmobiling on a Glacier
Guided Tour
Overalls, Gloves, Balaclava & a Helmet
English Speaking Tour Guide
All Required Safety Equipment
2 Persons Sharing a Snowmobile

Snowmobiling on a glacier is the perfect way spend your vacation here in Iceland. You meet at our base camp on Langjokull Glacier (See driving directions) for a 1 hour snowmobile ride on Europe’s 2nd largest glacier. Upon arrival to our basecamp your certified glacier guide will provide you with all the snowmobile gear needed for the tour, ensuring that you will stay safe and warm during your 1 hour  snowmobile ride. In continuum your guide will go over how to safely operate the snowmobile before you head off on a 1 hour ride on the glacier. This tour is a unique experience that you should definitely not let slip through your fingers!

If you are not able to meet us at our basecamp, please take a look at our other snowmobile tours which include pick up from Reykjavik or Gullfoss:

Snowmobile tour from Reykjavik
Snowmobile tour from Gullfoss

Driving directions

This tour offers daily departures from our Langjokull base camp. We kindly ask you to meet us there no later than 15 minutes before your departure time. Driving from Reykjavík takes around 2 and a half hour so please make sure you calculate enough time for your drive.

GPS: N64°31.306′ W019°54.251′

What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, good hiking or winter shoes, sunglasses, camera and a valid driver license. 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 6.500 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.

The road from Gullfoss to the Base road is an F-road so please contact your Car Rental in order to see if you are allowed to drive F-roads.

What does meet on location entail?

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.

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 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.

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?

We do not recommend women who are pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our basecamp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.

What driving licence I need to have?
All valid driving licenses issued in other countries allows tourists in Iceland to drive the same categories of vehicles as stated in the license. The license holder has to fulfill national rules on minimum age and the license must be printed in Latin characters.
If your driving license does not fulfill the above requirements then you must obtain an International Driving License in addition to the national license to be able to drive in Iceland.
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Glacier Snowmobile Tour | Average rating: 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews

"Just awesome" | 5 stars By 23/08/2017
It was so much fun and the views were phenomenal! It's such a great experience, I wouldn't have missed it!! And "Val" was the perfect tour guide!
"Awesome experience!!" | 5 stars By 26/08/2017
We had a clear sunny day. The bus drivers and tour guides were all friendly, professional and always concerned for our safely. We had a fun ,wild ride in the monster trucks up to the glacier and receive warm gear and helmets for safety. The guided snowmobile ride was exhilarating and the scenery was stunning. This was such a joy and liberation to experience this ride. Hot chocolate and cookies after was fun too. I would do this activity again and recommend it to others.i enjoyed this tour so much. Thank you.
"Great Tour!" | 5 stars By 08/09/2017
Great tour, great bunch of guys. Very fun, yet also informative. Keep it up!
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