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Glacier Snowmobiling from Gullfoss or Reykjavik

Guided Snowmobiling Tour on Langjökull Glacier

Join us for a 1-hour Exhilarating Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier!

Snowmobiling Super-Jeep
5.0 rating based on 22 ratings

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Hop on a snowmobile ride for an unforgettable afternoon zooming on the snowy slopes. You’ll be talking about your adventure on Iceland’s second largest glacier for years to come! Welcome to the wintry world of glaciers in Iceland!

Choose your pick up from Reykjavik or Meet us on Location at Gullfoss at the time of booking.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    ~ 4-5 hours / ~8-10 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Ratio

    1 per 6 sleds

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    24.990 ISK

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

Depending on your choice, your tour guide can pick you up at a designated point in Reykjavik, or you can meet us on location at Gullfoss Cafe, located beside the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall. Select your preference when you book.

If meeting us at Gullfoss: 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.

Next, we’ll drive up 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.

You’re sure to take tons of memories home from your thrilling adventure in the wintry wonderland of Langjokull’s icy slopes!

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.

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 6.500 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.

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 Snowmobiling from Gullfoss or Reykjavik | Average rating: 5/5 based on 22 customer reviews

"Awesome" | 5 stars By Emma Nicholson 12/03/2019
Pick up and drive to the glacier was long but well worth it. Had an amazing day and was brilliant fun. The glacier cave was stunning. Quentin was a great guide as were the others at the lodge. Would highly recommend and if I ever come back to Iceland that will be my top trip to do again.
"What a day" | 5 stars By Peter Deabrook 23/02/2019
This was something that I had wanted to do for a long time and I wasn’t disappointed. The trip was well organised and all the staff were great. The views were amazing and the ice cave was stunning. Overall a 10/10 day a must do trip if you visit Iceland
"Excellent Time" | 5 stars By Jamie 17/01/2019
We were picked up in Reykjavik, in a comfy tour bus, and headed out to Gullfoss for the superjeep pickup. The ride was fine but it is long. Once we got to the pickup spot, we were shuttled up the road to the base camp for our gear and sleds. We opted for the 12:30 run and in retrospect, I wish we would have gone earlier because it was obviously dark by the time we finally got to the glacier and the landscape wasn't as visible. The tour itself was fun - I mean how often can you sled across a glacier - and the folks running the tour are really nice. We plan to return and will use them again for another tour......
"What a thrill!" | 5 stars By Mohamed 15/01/2019
For first timers, we were stressed out! Looking at the size of the snowmobile wasn't helping but the guides were brilliant. Coming as a group but we were separated into three smaller groups. Ours particularly, we had one guide just for us!we were either too slow or perhaps they were worried that we won't make it back to base camp lol Our guide was brilliant, we followed our own path, which I think suited best for us, and we didn't have any accidents whatsoever which was a great relief! Thank you arctic adventure, loving every single second of it!
"Best trip" | 5 stars By Yvonne O Connor 26/12/2018
This trip is a must do :) best experience ever and all guides helpful
"Excelent experience!" | 5 stars By Jose Chavez 03/12/2018
Everything is very well planned, very safe and our guide was awesome and fun.
"Snowmobiling from Gullfoss" | 5 stars By Mellanee welty 21/10/2018
This is a great adventure. The group is small so you get to go further and do more things. The guides were attentive and let faster drivers go fast and the slower drivers comfortably drive slow. I would highly recommend Artice adventures for your Iceland tours!
"Ultimate adventure" | 5 stars By Louise Gilpin 16/10/2018
I booked this tour as a surprise for my partner’s birthday and was the highlight of his holiday,including the drive in the 4x4 monster Mercedes vehicle to the glacier. Our host was punctual, he was able to tell us information about glaciers, volcanoes and made our day a really interesting one. If we return we’d definitely snowmobile again and will add on the ice cave in the Winter season. Arctic Adventures were professional, fun and completed our holiday ! Thank you
"Terrific" | 4 stars By Desmond 16/10/2018
Pick up at the cafe was a little tricky with a few bus trying to pick up from the same spot. After that all was good, general chat from the driver explaining to rest of the trip and the glacier. No question went unanswered. Location was good, with a professional team to meat us and dress us. Low cloud hampered the activities but all in all a great experience.
"Amazing" | 5 stars By Andrew & Ness 12/10/2018
"The whole experience was incredible, we had a great time. The guide & the rest of the team are so professional and friendly and explained everything really well. The car ride up was really interesting as well, the guide was explaining things to us about the glacier and the landscape etc. We had an a amazing time and would recommend it to anyone - it was so much fun! Thanks guys!"
"Exciting day on the beautiful glacier" | 5 stars By Margaret 25/09/2018
This was a splurge for us, but I'm so happy we booked our snowmobile experience with Arctic Travel! They provided all the equipment we needed. My husband got to drive the snowmobile plenty fast, but others chose a more measured pace. After the tour was over and we were dropped off at the Gullfoss Café, we still had plenty of time to drive to Vik for our hotel reservation. One of the most memorable experiences of our Iceland trip!
"Great culmination to an amazing trip!" | 5 stars By Alex 15/09/2018
"We did this activity at the very end of our 6-day trip to Iceland. Truly an amazing and very informative experience! Very easy for beginners. One piece of advice: wear waterproof high-top boots. Otherwise, you shoes will be soaked."
"Great time!" | 5 stars By The Jamieson 14/09/2018
Lots of fun..the big truck was fun, informative and surprisingly comfy. Ron the driver was very nice with lots of folklore and the other fella with the beard was very nice and fun as well. Great outfit. Wish we did a longer tour! Wholeheartedly recommend!
"Fantastic Snowmobiling Experience" | 5 stars By Stefani R Graff 06/09/2018
We are a family of 4 with a 16 yo boy and 14 yo girl. We loved every part of our experience with Arctic Adventures and especially Ron! He prepared us well for what to wear to be warm and most comfortable under the suits they provide. There were only 2 other people signed up in our group so we had a small group and could spend a lot of time not driving in a single line and doing turns and driving the snowmobile. They are pretty easy to handle, and even when my snowmobile broke, Ron took it and gave us his and a helper came to take it away very quickly. The glacier has a lot of melting on the way up to the good snow, but we understood that it was summer and Ron always made sure that we were safe. After the ride, we spent some time getting coffee, hot chocolate and cookies and going over some facts about the glaciers and activity in Iceland on a large interactive tv. I would absolutely recommend doing this tour while in Iceland! We loved every second of it and Ron was amazing!
"Snow Mobiling" | 5 stars By IMRAN KHERADIA 07/07/2018
Amazing adventurous excursion with safety n guidance . Not to miss this opportunity when you're in Iceland.
"Snowmobiling on Langjökul Glacier" | 5 stars By Gilles Bignan 06/07/2018
"It was a terrific experience and I would do it a second time. Our guides right on time and his sense of humor was very contagious. After riding the SUV, our entire group suited up and pursued our route tot he glacier; excellent teaching about safety! Before we knew it were were riding the snowmobile at high speed with a spectacular view. It was a lot of fun and our entire family loved it. Back at the base camp, a hot chocolate or coffee was really appreciated. Thanks to the entire team!"
"Highlight of our trip!" | 5 stars By Rebecca B Weitzenhoffer 29/06/2018
Such a great time! The guides were great and I always felt safe yet challenged. I highly recommend this trip!
"Amazing!!" | 5 stars By John Walvoort 12/06/2018
Amazing experience: to be up in the mountains, the speed, snow and the perfect view! A perfect tour with professional guidance!
"Brilliant Birthday treat" | 5 stars By Diane 05/06/2018
I booked this trip for my husbands 50th Birthday. The staff were so lovely and helpful and full of interesting information. The snowmobiling was brilliant and the whole experience was so much fun.
"Glacier Snowmobiling from Gullfoss" | 5 stars By Steinar 22/05/2018
"Great trip. Everything worked well. Great experience with monster truck. Nice snowmobile ride on the glacier with well prepared guides."
"Awesome afternoon" | 5 stars By Claire Chandler Mears 15/04/2018
"We were blessed with good weather and the best afternoon! Friendly, helpful guides and a wonderful experience. Worth every penny, only complaint was that 1.5houts went super quick as we were having such a ball! Do this!"
"Snowmobiling adventure" | 5 stars By Carol Rowe 25/03/2018
I went snowmobiling with Attic Adventures in March. I had the most amazing day. Picked up at Gullfoss in a specialised vehicle that travelled across ice snow and rivers and across the glacier. The views were absolutely stunning and the guide handled the vehicle in the scariest teraine I have been on. However I had total trust in her driving skills. Once at base camp the snowmobiles were there waiting for us. A training session and all gear provided as stated. Then off across the glacier for the activity of a lifetime. Bucket list tick. I can't stop talking about it to everyone that will listen. Well even those who don't. Just do it do it do it. And you will know what i mean
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