An exciting snowmobile adventure tour on Langjökull, Iceland´s second largest glacier and a visit to a totally magical natural ice cave. This is the ultimate glacier tour from Reykjavík – experience all that Icelandic glaciers can offer!
Suitable for most people in fair condition. You have to be able to walk on uneven surface and hike for at least 2 – 3 hours at a slow pace, with breaks. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
Meet on location
1 per 6 sleds
Guide to client ratio
Small Group Experience
A Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
Super Truck Experience
Pick-up from Reykjavík
1 hour Snowmobile Ride
Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
Necessary Snowmobiling Gear
Your snowmobile and ice cave adventure starts when we pick you up in Reykjavik. You are driven through the very attractive South Iceland countryside to our snowmobile base camp at Langjökull Glacier. 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 a 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. Skimming across Langjökull you journey back to the Snowmobile Base Camp. At the end of your spectacular full day snowmobile and ice cave adventure we will drive you back to Reykjavík, dropping you off where we picked you up.
Pick-up: Pick up starts at 07:30 from your accommodation or a nearby authorized meeting point in Reykjavik. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. Available pick-up points:Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review of: Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik
Honestly, this was hands down the best part of my trip. Snowmobiling in these remote areas is a dream come true. The guides were tons of fun, we took a super jeep to get there and back and they had all the equipment we could want. It was truly a once in a lifetime trip and I HIGHLY recommend. Don’t hesitate – book it today 🙂
Glacier Snowmobile & Ice Cave tour from Reykjavik | Average rating: 4.8/5 based on 16 customer reviews
"Great day!" | By
Ingrid Muxworthy 27/01/2018
I did this tour with my mum and brother so I went on the snowmobile solo and felt very well prepared by the guides (I had never been on a snowmobile before)! The whole day is very well organised and although we got a bit stuck in the snow on our way back to Reykjavik this only lasted 10 minutes and added to the experience! Great day trip!
"Fantastic tour" | By
Rebecca Capps 30/01/2018
The tour guide was really friendly, kind and had a fab sense of humour. The snow mobiles are easy to drive and everyone stays together the whole time. The cave was amazing although I did feel there was maybe a few too many people on the tour but only because it was a little cramped in the cave. The clothes they give you are really warm and we never felt the cold even though it was snowing a lot.
I would highly recommend this tour as it was great fun. You need you bare in mind that you are on the snowmobile for an hour and although this does not sound ling you may ache a lot the day after, so keep this in mind when deciding what day to do this.
Great tour Definately would do it again
"Best Ice Cave Tour Experience" | By
You will be briefed about how to operate. then got to ride the snowmobile 20 mins each way, going and returning from the Ice cave! Dont be scared and push that thorttle button hard!
"This tour was great! " | By
This tour was great! The tour guide was hilarious and kept us well informed what we were doing and what was expected. The only downside was it was cold on the first bus, especially on my feet! All the people around me felt like they had frost bite on their toes. Then when we actually got the snowmobiles, you weren't around to ride them around, we just had to go straight to the ice cave and back in a single file, slow line. Overall the views were beautiful and the service was wonderful.
"Thoroughly enjoyable!" | By
Tony Ancell 25/02/2018
"Highlight of my trip" | By
I was saddened by the fact that I couldn't see the northern lights. However, the snowmobile adventure blew my mind. It was beyond my wildest dreams. My wife and I had a pure blast. I know it's a little pricey but it's worth every dollar. DO IT. You won't regret it.
"Would recommend this to anyone" | By
David Jackson 01/03/2018
A very enjoyable day out. I would go again and would recommend this to anyone
"We had so much fun snowmobiling and the ice cave was very interesting" | By
Carolyn Dyer 06/03/2018
This was a splurge for us, but I'm super glad we did it! We had so much fun snowmobiling and the ice cave was very interesting. Part of the excitement they don't mention is the ride across the glacier to get to base camp. Our experienced guide drove us to base camp on a "road" that was melting and tricky to navigate, and their specially modified vehicles plus his skill as a driver made it fun and safe!
The next day we saw in the news about a group who went on this same road who had to be rescued when their vehicle slid off the road and got stuck. Boy, was I glad we picked Arctic Adventures!
"Unbelievable tour" | By
The snowmobiling and ice cave tour was unbelievably good and we really enjoyed it. Very professional and friendly staff, who managed to put the tour on, and negotiate the tricky roads, despite battling against the weather. We received detailed and prompt emails a day before the tour regarding a change to the time of the tour, which really helped. We would definitely do it again if ever back in Iceland!
"Amazing trip" | By
Snowmobiling and ice cave was awesome. Great guides, great equipment and a breathtaking trip.
It was even more amazing as i proposed to my partner in the Ice Cave and she said yes!!
A truly life changing adventure!
"Snowmobiling" | By
Ellen Colgan 17/03/2018
Fast snowmobiles! Beautiful sunny weather. Not a cloud in the sky. Driving orientation was very clear and helpful. We loved Schuli and his cohort. (We called her H-R.) Van was warm and comforttable. Lots of laughs and education about Iceland. Thank you. Ellen and Tim.
"Great tour!" | By
Meghan Lowenfield 18/03/2018
I loved the tour! The guide was funny and knowledgeable, and everything was well organized! The snowmobiling was so much fun, and the ice cave was very cool!
My only suggestion is maybe adding to this tour some golden circle sites! We passed the Gullfoss waterfall and the geyser on the way there and back, and I wish we had a few minutes to see both of those!
"So much fun!" | By
Cara M. Crownover 19/03/2018
The tour was great and we really enjoyed the snowmobile ride to the ice cave. The guides were really amazing too. We had a little hiccup because one of the other 4x4 vans broke down so we had to wait a little at one of the tour stops so that they could send a non-4x4 bus for us to take us back to Reykjavik so our 4x4 could go back up to the glacier. But it gave us all a chance to see the waterfall, which wasn't on our tour, and the company did their absolute best to get everyone going again as soon as humanly possible. It really was a first-class experience and a first class company!
"Fantastic experience, fantastic company" | By
Amy Feasey 19/03/2018
I don’t usually leave reviews but after this unbelievable experience, the phrase praise where praise is due comes to mind.
I want to start by thanking our guide (martis?). Home grown,
incredibly welcoming and very funny.
It was my first tour in Iceland, and martis was so informative.
She regaled us with tales of her youth and Icelandic culture as we drove to the glacier. Pointing out interesting sights and giving us information about the glacier.
On the drive to Langjökull we stopped at gulfoss waterfall and the geysir for quick breaks, and so they could prepare the truck for off-roading through snow but martis gave us enough time to quickly check out the sites there too! Bonus!
From gulfoss we then drove on the back roads and off road in our monster truck. Martis handled the truck like a badass, giving us a great experience in itself! So much fun.
At the glacier base camp we’re kitted out with neon orange overalls which make for fantastic photos then introduced to our trusty steeds! After a safety briefing and a tutorial on how to drive the snowmobiles we were off.
Our group was meant to be a huge group of 20+ (Made up of two tours combined) but the other group was running late so we ended up being a small group of just 12 ish with 2 guides which was great.
They let the more confident ones go off quickly at the front, following single file behind a guide and the other guide stayed back with the slower less confident ones. This worked well as I wasn’t held back by the ‘slower’ ones and could go for it up front with our guide leading the way.
The safety briefing explained that if at any point you get into trouble or can’t see the group. Stop where you are and they will come fetch you as they can track you on the GPS. So you always feel safe and in good hands.
We had heard it was possible to flip the snowmobiles but the route was perfectly flat and great for fast long straights. Just go gentle on the turns.
Half way we stop off at the ice cave which they joked they had lost due to the snow and had to re-dig out!
this was stunning and a great experience. The guides take your safety seriously and ensure you don’t slip.
Then we hopped back on the snowmobiles back to the base camp
We were incredibly lucky with the weather, clear blue skies and breathtaking views. The next few days were rainy so I’m very glad we caught the best of the weather
Thanks again martis and arctic adventures for giving us a fantastic experience.
I would 100% do this again next time I come to Iceland.
"Snowmobile Ice Cave Tour" | By
Chares R. Hall 26/03/2018
Thank you Arctic Adventures for an amazing tour! It was truly one of the best days of my life. Our guide was great! He was very informative and did a great job from when we were picked up until we were dropped off. He was a wealth of information on Iceland and had a great sense of humor. It was nice being picked up right from our hotel. It was a nice scenic drive to Gullfoss. The Super Jeep ride to the snowmobile base camp was incredible in itself! The scenery while snowmobiling on the Langokull Glacier to the ice cave was amazing! The ice cave was incredible. One of the coolest things I have ever seen. Thanks again for an incredible trip that I will never forget. I would recommend Arctic Adventures to anyone who is looking for a great time in Iceland.
"Glacier and Snow Mobiling" | By
Jana Planz 26/03/2018