Snowmobile was top, service is very well organized, the guides are very pro and friendly, making sure you are enjoying as much as possible the activity. The glacier is amazing
Glacier exploration at its most exciting. 1-hour snowmobiling adventure ride on Langjökull glacier directly from Gullfoss!
Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier is an exciting way to explore the world of glaciers in Iceland. This tour features unbelievable views and an exhilarating environment. Try going snowmobiling across Iceland’s second largest glacier!
This tour is a meet on location from Gullfoss. If you prefer a pick-up from Reykjavik please see Glacier Snowmobile Tour from Reykjavík
~ 4-5 hours
Meet on location
1 per 6 sleds
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- Langjökull Glacier
- Glacier Snowmobiling
- Super Truck Experience
- Guided Snowmobile Ride
- Necessary Snowmobiling Gear
- Pick-up from Gullfoss Café
- Super Truck Experience
Snowmobiling from Gullfoss
Your snowmobile adventure starts at Gullfoss Café, located by the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall, where you will get picked up by one of our expert snowmobiling guides. Gullfoss Waterfall is one of the three key attractions of the famous Golden Circle and therefore a great add-on to your day of sightseeing in Iceland. From there you will proceed towards Langjökull Glacier in a specialized Super-Jeep, an exciting experience in itself. After arriving at our glacier base camp, you will be provided with a snowmobile suit, gloves, balaclava and helmet for your snowmobile ride. Your professional glacier snowmobiling guide will then show you how to safely operate a snowmobile before your one-hour excursion officially starts. Langjökull Glacier is home to several enormous ice-filled volcanic craters, rimmed in by imposing volcanoes and set in the breathtaking Icelandic interior. The views from the flanks of Langjökull are quite incredible. In the distance rests Eiríksjökull glacier, the highest mountain in west Iceland, the dome-shaped Hofsjökull glacier, and Kerlingafjöll Mountain range.
The Glacier Snowmobiling From Gullfoss tour is a scenic and fun glacier tour – perfect for those that have their own car and can meet us directly at Gullfoss!
Provided: Snowmobile suit, balaclava, gloves and a helmet.
What to bring: Thermals (top and bottom), warm socks, weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarf and hiking or snow boots. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch along as well.
If you would like to add transportation from Reykjavík, then please check out our Glacier Snowmobile tour from Reykjavík.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, goggles, gloves and a helmet. This Equipment is all included in the price of the tour.
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.
Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.
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.
Due to safety reasons, we do not recommend women that are already 3 months pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours.
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.
“Great experience, highly recommended”
Our tour guide was Martinez who was fantastic and is the only female monster truck driver based in Gulffoss- girl power! Martinez was so helpful and informative and drove us up to the snowmobiling base on the Glacier. All the snowmobiling staff were very helpful and provide you with all the necessary kit. Once in a lifetime experience I would highly recommend!
“Langjökull Glacier Snowmobiling”
Tour guide Tate picked us up right on time. Drive 30 minutes to where we got our suits for snowmobiling. They were hilarious to wear but kept us warm and we had a fun photo shoot! Continued to drive another 30 minutes to the glacier. Got on the snowmobiles and drove around for an hour. Driving was so fun and the amazing views were even better. Such a fun day, great for groups or couples. Definitely a must if in Iceland.
We had a brilliant day out snowmobiling o the Langjökull glacier from Gullfoss. A great family experience on fantastic equipment with excellent guides…truly unforgettable.
"Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier"
By far the best experience of the trip. Out tour guide Funnar was funny and very knowledgeable about the glacier. When I emailed the company the day before to confirm the meeting location they were very responsive and confirmed right away.