Enjoy a great snowmobiling tour on Europe's 2nd largest glacier. Pick-up offered from all major hotels in Reykjavik.
Ride a snowmobile across Europe’s 2nd largest glacier on this day tour available directly from Reykjavik and enjoy scenery like you have never seen before!
This tour offers a pick-up from Reykjavík. We also offer the same tour with a meet on location at Gullfoss Glacier Snowmobiling from Gullfoss
~ 8-10 hours
Meet on location
1 per 6 sleds
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- Supertruck Experience
- Langjokull Glacier
- Pick-up & drop off in Reykjavik
- Snowmobile Tour
- Snowmobiling Gear
- Super Jeep Ride
Snowmobiling from Reykjavik
Your snowmobiling adventure starts in Reykjavik where you will be picked up by one of our expert snowmobile guides. Our journey continues towards Langjökull, Europe’s second largest glacier and the home of our base camp. Riding the super jeep on a glacier is a fun and exciting experience in itself. Once you reach our base camp our guides will help you gear up for an exciting 1-hour snowmobile ride. We will then go over the safety briefing and show you how to operate the snowmobile safely and confidently. When everyone is ready we will then head out to the ice cap for a fantastic adventure.
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. This tour is sure to create some memories with its beautiful scenery.
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.
Pick-up & drop-off: This tour includes pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, please be ready for pick up at your selected pick up location.
Note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list. If you would like to meet us on location instead, check out our Snowmobiling tour from Gullfoss.
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.
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.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
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.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at 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.
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.
"Great experience, highly recommended"
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
“Went snowmobiling .... in the sun!”
Perfect day! Perfect reception! Perfect time!
The guys were great! Helpful, informative and made sure we were happy, safe and having a good time.
The equipment was all A1 and we could not have wished for better.
Would go with these guys again and really appreciated the experience.
“Snowmobiling to the Glacier with pickup from Reykavik”
Great adventure, excellent staff made us feel safe and comfortable. Snowmobiles were all new, so no problems with Equipment. Dress warm, but they will provide all outwear required for the trip.
Our driver picked us promptly at the hotel and made sure we saw all the sights on the way to and from Gulfoll, where you pickup additional customers for a short trip to the starting point. He pointed out all the different cultural and other attractions and was very friendly and knowledgeable.
This is a guided tour to and from the glacier, so do not expect that you get to go joyriding on the snowmobile. Easy for beginner drivers with no prior experience on a snowmobile.