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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
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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!

Need a ride from Reykjavík? The Snowmobiling and Ice cave tour can also be done from Reykjavík.

  • Availability

    November 1st - May 31st

  • Duration

    ~ 4 hours

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Ratio

    1 per 6 sleds

  • Price from

    29.990 ISK

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

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. 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.

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.

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 glacier 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 3XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at a the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.

Are their any place 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, gloves and a helmet.

This 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.

Can I still go on the tour if I can't drive a snowmobile?

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.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Glacier Snowmobile & Ice Cave tour from Gullfoss | Average rating: 5/5 based on 4 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
THIS WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE! ONE I WILL NEVER FORGET AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY TO ANYONE WANTING TO SNOWMOBILE TO THE ICE CAVE. I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND ALLOWING MAYBE 15- 30 MINS IN A ROPED OFF AREA TO FREE RIDE.
"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.
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