← Close menu

Glacier Snowmobile & Ice Cave tour from Gullfoss

Small Group Snowmobiling & Ice Caving Adventure

Glacier snowmobiling on Langjökul Glacier & tour into a stunning Ice Cave with pick up from Gullfoss Café. Really enjoy the glacier with thrilling snowmobiling and the added wonder of a visit to a natural Langjökull Ice Cave!

Ice-Caving Snowmobiling
4.8 rating based on 27 ratings

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 ice cave!

This tour is a meet on location from Gullfoss. If you prefer a pick-up from Reykjavik please see Glacier Snowmobile & Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

  • Availability

    Oct. - Jun.

  • Duration

    ~ 4-5 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Ratio

    1 per 6 sleds

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    25.990 22.092 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Glacier Snowmobile Ride on Langjökull Glacier
A Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
Super Jeep Experience
Pick-up from Gullfoss Café
Snowmobile Tour
Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
All Necessary Snowmobile Gear
Super Jeep Experience

Your adventure day starts we pick you up at the arranged time in our glacier super truck from Gullfoss Café, located beside the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. From there you will head up to Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier, located in the Icelandic highlands. 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 also 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.

Please note: 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.

What to bring: Warm layers, weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and sturdy hiking shoes. Warm overalls are provided.
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. 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 6.000 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.

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 Special Tours, 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 summer time).

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.


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.

Does the ice cave always look exactly the same?

Ice caves are ever-changing natural phenomena that are only accessible during winter when the temperature drops well below zero, so the water from the rivers that run underneath the glacier freezes and leaves us with this phenomena to explore. Each year, new caves are formed in different locations. We will visit the best available naturally formed ice cave during this tour and the cave we visit is chosen based on conditions and safety each time.

What should I wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colourful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.

Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers.  3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.

Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.

Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch and some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on an ice cave tour?

You can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the ice cave tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures ice cave tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on every ice cave tour that we offer.

Where can I find more information about Ice Caves?

The Ice Caves in Iceland are truly magical. If you want to learn more about them this information page on Ice Caves will be a great help.


Special Deal

Save 15% - Discount added at checkout

Bookings work for any travel time

Offer ends 30.04.2019 at midnight (GMT)

Promotional code: APRIL2019

Book this tour

Price from: 25.990 22.092 ISK per person.


Loading booking data...

Glacier Snowmobile & Ice Cave tour from Gullfoss | Average rating: 4.8/5 based on 27 customer reviews

"Snowmobiling & Ice caving" | 5 stars By Richard Parr 25/01/2018
Outstanding from start to finish :) With the drifting snow the journey up to the lodge was an adventure in itself!! The staff are great and I can’t say enough good things ? Also you start and finish from Selfoss falls car park, so after you can take in the magnificent waterfall. If you get a chance it’s a must...
"USA" | 5 stars By VANDA JONES 01/02/2018
"Nature Trip" | 5 stars By Cecilia Chiew 02/02/2018
What an experience! It was a very exciting super jeep ride in the snow, followed by a snowmobile ride to the natural ice cave. Once inside the cave, the air was so pure!
"Best trip we did" | 5 stars By Ian Howells 05/02/2018
We went on the super truck, Snow mobile and ice cave adventure and it was a brilliant trip. The collection was slightly late due to the bad weather but an instructor was there to meet us and explain. We were then concerned our trip would be cut short but the guides were amazing and stayed out later for us to get the full experiance. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough and out of everything we did on our visit I think this was the best one by far.
"Ice Cave & Snowmobiling Tour" | 3 stars By Victoria Brouard 06/03/2018
This tour was a great experience, with one downfall. The tour guides are friendly and fun, the tour feels safe and well organised and the scenery outstanding, however this is not small group tour by any means as the website advertises. I would estimate approx. 25-30 people on our tour with at least 15 snowmobiles. This made the tour less fun as some people are more competent on a snowmobile than others and there is a lot of waiting around. Although the ice cave was stunning, it was extremely cramped with some many people and only about space for 8 to stand.
"Great fun" | 4 stars By Linda 07/03/2018
The drive to basecamp was a bit bumpy because of the road condition, but Arctic Adventures can't do anything about that. Nice welcome at basecamp and a quick change over into overall. Good explenation of the working of the snowmobiles and they looked pretty new and well maintained. The group was large (about 17), but there where enough guides riding alongside. Althoug traveling in a large group, you could take your own pace. Nice to see the ice cave. And when we came back to basecamp there was something warm to drink. Overall a nice experience.
"Great experience!" | 4 stars By Sander 11/03/2018
It was a great experience to drive a snowmobile on the glacier. Never saw such a beautiful and surrealistic surrounding. The guide was good and very willing to tell you all about the glaciercave and the layers in the ice. During the drive the staff was very focussed on the group, cheking from time to time if everyone was there. We had a fun trip. There was only one dissapoitment; when we came back from the drive, the staff inside was very in a hurry. The first thing they said was: 'put off you helmet and suit, the trucks are waiting outside'. No time for a short talk, or to go to the toilet. There even was no thank you or goodbye. That felt very unpersonal and ungratefull
"Tour was the icing on the cake" | 5 stars By Ashley Anderson 13/03/2018
Tour was the icing on the cake a brilliant day to end the holiday
"Very professional, safe, and an incredible experience" | 5 stars By Alex Semertzides 19/03/2018
I visited Iceland with a group of 15 friends and every single one of them said this activity was their favorite of the trip. It's quite an adventure but Arctic Adventures is incredibly safe and professional. I could not recommend this activity highly enough and there isn't a better operator to book through. If you are contemplating a snowmobile tour, I assure you it's worth every penny.
"Great time snowmobiling on the glacier!!" | 5 stars By Don Merideth 23/03/2018
We had a fantastic time with Arctic Adventures. Our guide, who looked like Chris Hemsworth, so my daughter said, was fantastic. He was quite humorous, and made the drive to the glacier even more enjoyable. Everything went as planned and was quite exciting. We went inside a real glacier ice cave, which was amazing. I highly recommend this tour and Arctic Adventures.
"Snowmobile Tour on the glacier with icecave" | 5 stars By Bianca 25/03/2018
This has been an crazy awesome experience. Just can say THANK YOU to Scoolje and his colleagues. Who where all kind, friendly, sympathetic and of course very professional but in a funny way. All you need is supported, clothes, Glases, helmets, gloves. You actually don’t need anything to bring along by your own. The weather was cloudy, when we did the tour, but though a lot of fun! The icecave visiting has been an impressing experience. Would recommend this tour with these guys!
"Everything went well with the tour itself and I had a great time" | 5 stars By Rita Alhinho 24/02/2018
Everything went well with the tour itself and I had a great time. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and a great driver for the paths we had to go through. However one thing disappointed me and it was to wait about 40 min after the scheduled time at gulfoss, mainly because we weren’t advised on such a delay as the other lady from a company would only say “your guide would be here soon, please wait by the cafe”. Soon was after 40 min, time that we could have taken to go and see the waterfalls which we ended up missing because we didn’t have more time to go there and would have missed if the tour started on time but as it didn’t start on time it felt just a waste of time standing in front of the cafe thinking the guide would arrive any minute when we could have gone to the waterfalls. I don’t think it would that difficult to know the guide would still take over half an hour and would have been much better to know this in advance. Just saying this so you can improve in this way for future. Other than the tour was great. Rita.
"Very pleased with tour" | 5 stars By Durden Pillow 19/03/2018
Very pleased with tour. great equipment. beautiful on top of the glacier.
"The snowmobiling tour is an absolute blast!" | 5 stars By Andrea Dorn 19/03/2018
The snowmobiling tour is an absolute blast! This was the highlight of our Icelandic adventure, and I cannot recommend it enough.
"Such an amazing experience!" | 5 stars By Eric Davila 26/03/2018
Such an amazing experience!! It felt like a movie riding snowmobiles, foggy , zooming through the glacier. Highly recommend to anyone who wants a one in a life time experience
"Great time on the snow" | 4 stars By Annu 03/04/2018
The drive with the superjeep on almost snow blocked roads and offroad was fun (combine the landscape, the gigantic car and Metallica on the stereos and you have an otherworldly combo that makes you feel like you were in an action movie). Our guides were excellent, riding the snowmobile was fun (even though a bit slow at times especially on the way to the cave) and a hot cup of tea was a perfect way to end the drive). I was expecting the ice cave to be bigger and to have more blue ice and more space to explore it, so that did not live up to my expectations (I found the photos on your website misleading). But still cool to see and the rest of the tour was just perfect.
"Best experience ever!" | 5 stars By Adrienne D 04/04/2018
Best experience ever! Would definitely do it again if i go back to Iceland!
"Just the most amazing experience" | 5 stars By Adrian Bryant 07/04/2018
Cory and the team couldn’t have shown us a more amazing experience. Drive to the Glacier was fun, informative and off road in some pretty fresh and deep snow. Snowmobiling was amazing, fast and landscape and scenery was pretty spectacular. The kids had a ball and the guy who led the Cave walk and talk was funny and informative. He also took his skidoo up a near vertical mountain which was pretty cool to watch. The kids said it was one of their top 3 adventures in Iceland. Thanks everyone at Arctic Adventures.
"Snowmobiles/ice cave" | 5 stars By Chiirag 08/04/2018
Great experience
"Incredible experience!" | 5 stars By Jeff Roper 09/04/2018
This is a must do while in Iceland! It was a last minute decision to take advantage of this excursion. Well worth the money. The whole experience was great, the guides even make it more fun.
"Highly recommend" | 5 stars By Sarah Murray 10/04/2018
We had an absolute blast on this tour. It combines super truck, snowmobile and inside a glacier cave into one tour. Don't leave Iceland without first doing this tour. -Sarah, Ireland
"Well organized, experienced tour guides, great equipment" | 5 stars By Dominique Benz 10/04/2018
Well organized, experienced tour guides, great equipment, beautiful tour on the glacier and the ice cave was a nice break in the middle. The hot coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies was a surprise treat at the end.
"Amazing" | 5 stars By Nicholas Baker 14/04/2018
Everything about this trip was amazing from the minute we stepped foot on the jeep that took us to the Galcier! The guides were so friendly and informative, the snowmobiling was out Of this world and so much fun! We loved the ice caving and it is something we will probably never get the chance to experience again. We feel so privileged to have experienced such an amazing trip and it really did make our whole holiday! Everyone who visits Iceland MUST do this trip!
"Love, Love, Love!!" | 5 stars By Jamie Morgan 15/04/2018
My family of 4 (including children 8 & 11) loved our snowmobile excursion!! The views were unreal. We felt like we were on another planet. It was the highlight of our trip. I highly recommend this tour!!
"Enjoyed every second!" | 5 stars By Andrew Bunting 04/05/2018
Everything was great from.start to finish. The huge off-road minibus that collected us to bring us to basecamp was great fun. Tour guides were knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. All equipment was fresh and of high quality. I'd definitely recommend this trip to anyone...it's a once in a lifetime experience!
"Must see and do during a trip to Iceland!" | 5 stars By Eric Outcalt 28/04/2018
Everyone we met from Arctic Adventures were amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly!! Must see and do during a trip to Iceland!
"Fantastic Tour with Wonderful & Pleasant Guides" | 5 stars By Sonija Quinn 19/05/2018
Our snowmobiling and ice cave tour with Artic Adventures was top notch from the beginning where they picked us up from Gullfoss Café in a Super Jeep and we started our adventure up the Glacier. The ease and knowledge of our tour guides was comforting and made us all feel we were in good hands and as though we were just a group of good old friends. I would recommend Artic Adventures for any excursion they offer and know that your safety and FUN are their #1 priority.
Book now