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Geysers, waterfalls, and a historic national park: An adventurous glacier and Super Jeep approach to the famous Golden Circle!

Highlights

  • Small group experience
  • Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring area
  • Langjökull glacier
  • Snowmobiling
  • Golden Circle
  • Super Jeep

This super jeep tour takes you to all of the attractions of the famous Golden Circle as well as to Langjökull glacier where you will join us for an exciting snowmobile ride. Take in the history of the rough and mossy Þingvellir national park, enjoy the show of the gushing geysers, lose your breath over the alluring Gullfoss waterfall and end the day with a glacier experience you will never forget!

Try this off-the-beaten-track experience along with the well known Golden Circle, the most famous route in Iceland!

Availability All Year
Duration ~ 10-12 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8 years
Ratio 1:6 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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Per Adult
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    • Super Jeep
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What's included

Included

  • Guided Super Jeep Safari
  • Visit to the highlights of the Golden Circle
  • Snowmobile Tour
  • Experienced Snowmobile Guide
  • Snowmobiling Gear
  • Stop at Gullfoss Café (opportunity to purchase lunch)
  • 2 people sharing a Snowmobile

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Thermal underwear
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Winter/snow gloves
  • Good hiking shoes are highly recommended
  • Packed lunch

Not Included

  • Meals

Itinerary

Information

From Reykjavik you will then drive off to the famous Golden Circle on our Super Jeep which will be our ride of the day. This tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Your first stop for the day will be at Þingvellir National Park, 40 min east of the city. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most historic sites as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament, Althingi was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir or like some like to call it Pingvellir is also where the tectonic plates meet so beautifully and you can jump in between them. Þingvellir is where the softness and roughness of Icelandic nature live in perfect harmony with waterfalls, streams, and lakes surround this extraordinary place.

From Þingvellir you will then head to the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring where you can witness gurgling bubbling water burst up to 25 meters high. The area is covered in numerous hot springs, some active others not. The area is smoke filled and mysterious but exciting at the same time.  Strokkur is now the main number of the show as it bursts every 4 to 10 minutes. He is the baby brother of Geysir but no lesser and you are in for quite the spectacle!

From Geysir, you will continue on to Gullfoss, “the Golden waterfall”. Gullfoss is a great sight and a perfect photo spot with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur. This is the final stop of the Golden Circle but definitely not of the day.

No lunch is included in the tour but at Gullfoss café we will fill up our energy for the adventures ahead. Gullfoss café offers a wide variety of lunch options for you to purchase but some prefer to pack a lunch themselves. It's up to you.

Next up, you kick the action into a higher gear and go for a 1 hour snowmobiling ride on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Our Super jeep has no problem reaching the glacier camp on Langjökull and the views whilst getting there are amazing. Our snowmobile guides will welcome you, give a briefing and proper gear for the snowmobiling. Once you are all suited up there is nothing left to do than to step onto your snowmobile and follow your guide on an hour's glacier expedition. To explore a glacier is an enchanting experience on its own but to do it on a snowmobile is something else!

After the ride of a lifetime, we will join again at the glacier camp before jumping into our Super Jeep again and starting our scenic drive back to Reykjavík.

This tour offers the adventure of a lifetime in just one day. Sign up and do something you have never experienced before!

Pick-up: Pick up starts at 8:30 a.m. You will be picked up at your selected location in Reykjavik. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Good to know: The price of the tour is based on two people sharing one snowmobile. If you are a solo traveler or prefer to have your own snowmobile then you can of course upgrade to a solo snowmobile for additional 6000 ISK per person.

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.

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Reviews

5.0
Based on 21 reviews

Golden Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling

1- of 21 reviews

Super Jeep - Golden Circle and Snowmobiling

Reviewed on March 11, 2020 by Diver990 Review from TripAdvisor

I did golden circle and snowmobiling with Peter and Jessie and I had the best experience ever. Peter was very informative and patient for everyone with a good sense of humor. "If your guide is strong then you are strong"💪💪💪. We stopped at Thingvelir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall. The glacier for snowmobilling was amazing and I really enjoyed driving snowmobile there 😈😈😈. Peter and Jessie were very knowledgeable, friendly, open for questions and very highly trained. Everything was super carefully explained. They made me feel comfortable throughout the whole experience. We had hot chocolate and biscuits waiting for us after snowmobile. It’s one of the best trips I have ever been on in my life. The entire tour from the pickup till the drop off was safe. I would definitely recommend this experienece with Peter, Jessie and Arctic Adventures. Well done guys 🤗🤗🤗.🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸

A Must Do Tour - Grand Circle, Super Truck & Snowmobiling

Reviewed on February 27, 2020 by Deborah From our post-trip system

This was the highlight of our holiday. Everything from the pickup to the drop off was spot on. Special mention to Pedro, our tour guide, who was great. The super truck we were driven around in was fun, especially on the drive to and from the glacier. Never tried snowmobiling before but so glad I tried it. Driving on the glacier, feeling like you were on top of the world, just felt magical. Highly, highly recommend this tour...and I don’t say that very often.

Excellent tour

Reviewed on February 11, 2020 by Lucy Potts From our post-trip system

We had a golden circle tour with snowmobiling on Friday 31 January. From start to finish the tour was amazing. Incredible stops, breathtaking scenery and to top it all off the best adventure on a snowmobile across a glacier. At one point our super jeep got beached on the way back from the snowmobiling and I cannot thank our guide enough for his level head and determination to dig us out. He was fantastic!

Golden circle et glacier snowmobile

Reviewed on February 03, 2020 by Sabrina D Review from TripAdvisor

We've had an AMAZING experience with this tour. Everything was perfect. Peter (driver and guide) is very professionnal and an excellent driver. We have experienced a unique moment with the snowmobile. We also were very lucky with the weather. A must do. Recommand 100%.

SuperJeep: Golden Circle, Snowmobile, Northern Lights. A mixed experience!

Reviewed on January 15, 2020 by LondonJR22 Review from TripAdvisor

Two of us booked the combo ticket deal for the Golden Circle Super Jeep & Langjokull Glacier Snowmobiling, plus the Northern Lights in a Super Jeep tour for the evening. We had a very mixed experience, with the Northern Lights tour being the saving grace. We booked this option with the super jeep (instead of the standard tour) at a premium price as we liked the idea of getting off the beaten track and getting to places the standard coach trips wouldn't get to, and from reviews we got the impression we'd have an extremely knowledgeable tour guide.

However, the experience didn't live up to expectations for numerous reasons.

1. The tour guide didn't give us much information, he wasn't overly engaging or helpful. On arriving at each location on the Golden Circle, he gave us a very brief introduction of what it was, and pointed out of the jeep where to go, and what time to be back at the jeep. I had expected the guide to take us to the spots and talk us through what everything was. Other reviews really praise the driver but I feel we didn't have the same experience. In fact, at the Geysir, we ended up tagging behind another tour organised through a different company as their guide was actually with them explaining the science behind the Geyser eruption - we learnt more through that than from our tour guide himself.
2. At our final stop on the Golden Circle tour, we were informed that the Snowmobling element was cancelled. Whilst I understand that this was due to the weather and therefore unavoidable for safety reasons, I was surprised that this was the first we had heard of it. On later research, I learnt that tours had been cancelled earlier in the week after a group had to be rescued. I would have expected that had there been a possibility of this bit being cancelled, we would have been notified earlier on in the day. Whilst we have been told we should be refunded for the Snowmobile element, the amount we were quoted for the refund seems low considering what we did end up getting for the amount paid.
3. The Super Jeep element for the Golden Circle seemed pointless - we didn't get any more off the beaten track than other bus tours (or even minibus tours) would have got so seemed the price premium wasn't worth it.

We left the daytime tour feeling very disappointed. There were a few saving graces:

1. The pick up and drop off process was very smooth for both the daytime tour and Northern lights evening tour.
2. The Northern Lights tour was excellent. Maria was our guide and you could sense how passionate she was about hunting down the Northern Lights, despite the fact that the week running up had been unsuccessful. This is where the Super Jeep was useful as we seemed to get much more off the beaten track to maximise our chances. Maria was really willing to stick it out til gone midnight - the lights became really strong just before midnight and we're so pleased she waited it out rather than giving up early. The enthusiasm and knowledge we got from Maria was much more in line with what we'd expected from this tour, so it's such a shame that the guide for the Golden Circle that morning wasn't the same standard we expected.

Golden circle and snowmobile tour

Reviewed on December 06, 2019 by stephenCoventry Review from TripAdvisor

An excellent day trip, started early visiting some of Iceland’s natural landmarks and UNESCO’s world heritage sites. The day finished with the ultimate snow mobile experience, first time scoo dooing, definitely won’t be my last.

The guide Pedro was excellent, a fountain of local knowledge, friendly.. keeping everyone on the small group informed with interesting facts and information.

The space mobile like minibus 🚐 with its self inflating tyres took the trip to a whole new level in day trips.

Reviewed on October 23, 2019 by Maggie Krantz From our post-trip system

The guide (Pietr) and the ride were awesome. The supertruck was way more comfortable than the small bus, so that was nice. The sights were nice; the snowmobiling part was a bit disappointing. There was no snowmobile ride to anywhere; it was just driving in circles in one area. I understand that during the winter, there are more options for a more exciting snowmobile excursion, but when there is no snow, options are limited. However, the booking did not indicate a limited summer-schedule experience, so that was a bit disappointing; we expected more. Otherwise good tour though.

Golden Circle and Snowmobiling Adventures

Reviewed on October 23, 2019 by Heather B Review from TripAdvisor

We were picked up at a convenient stop to our hotel and along the way made a few other stops to pick up other passengers. The tour "truck" (part bus part monster truck looking vehicle) was clean and comfortable. Our driver was safe and responsible and at no point in the day did I ever feel carsick. Although it is possible to drive the Golden Circle by car, having someone else do the driving gave us the ability to gawk out the windows at the incredible scenery. We made stops at the usual places which was most of what we wanted to see since our stay in Iceland was short: Pingvellir National Park, see a geyser, see Gullfoss Waterfall and watch the views change as we drove. What made this tour special was snowmobiling on Langjokull, the country's second largest glacier. You need no previous experience and are outfitted with coveralls, mittens, a face mask and helmet. This was an experience my husband and I will never forget. The sites all around you are unlike anything we had ever seen before, and because the super vehicle is able to drive through ice and snow, we were actually driven out onto the glacier where we found our snowmobiles (two per snowmobile so he drove). The only thing I suggest is dressing warmer than you think you need to. The wind is vicious and the temperatures on the glacier were well below 0F. Overall a awesome experience with sights and scenery unlike any I know.

Golden Circle and Snowmobile

Reviewed on August 27, 2019 by Terry N Review from TripAdvisor

The tour started with a pickup at the hotel early in the morning at 7:30am. It was small group tour of around 10 people. The van was comfortable with free Wi-Fi. That's a plus when traveling aboard. We visited the geysir, national park which you can see both the North America and Eurasia tectonic plates as well as the powerful gullfoss which was supposed to be turned into a power plant but later saved for all the enjoy this beautiful fall. It was very windy so best to bring waterproof clothing so the water doesn't get you wet at the fall. They have a nice restaurant with big souvenir shops. The highlight of the tour was the snowmobile. There is only ONE bathroom opportunity so take it when it's offer which is at the base camp when you change into your gear. I like the hoodie that provide is clean because we are all a bit germaphoic. It takes 20mins or so to reach to the glacier but once you are there they give safety instructions on the operation of the snowmobile. It's a bumpy ride but super fun. We get to ride up and down the hill to experience the rush. Sometimes stopping for history lessons and learning more about the glacier. Afterwards, we head back to the camp to change and hot cocoa was served. A Great tour with a super fun tour guide!

A Wonderful Splurge

Reviewed on May 28, 2019 by Nate B Review from TripAdvisor

We booked a private snowmobile tour that included stops at the Golden Circle highlights (and some bonus stops off the beaten path). Hard to imagine a better day. It is true the Golden Circle is quite touristy, but they are popular spots for a reason. We are glad we saw them, but the real fun was the time spent on the glacier with no one but us and our guide in sight. The company does a 100% first rate job of providing great gear in new condition, of offering important commentary at stops along the way, and at answering questions. Don't hesisate - you will love this tour.

"Tremendous experience"

Reviewed on April 13, 2019 by Sharon Johnson From our post-trip system

"The Guide was very good. He explained the history of Iceland and how and why we what the tour was about. He was very very informed about all things. We all liked the Elves stories.! He was funny. Most of all, he was very supportive. He helped in all aspects from getting in/ out if the Super Jeep to the Snowmobiling. TREMENDOUS experience from Arctic Adventures. You are kept informed from booking to pick up. FABULOUS SERVICE. The best."

Great Experience

Reviewed on April 01, 2019 by ds741 Review from TripAdvisor

We did the small group Golden Circle tour with snowmobile trip. We traveled very comfortably and had great views while we drove. The stops were great. There was enough time to enjoy the locations/experiences/culture. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and entertained us with stories of the areas we passed through as well as our destinations

Snowmobiles and Waterfalls

Reviewed on March 01, 2019 by raymondo29 Review from TripAdvisor

We took the Arctic Adventures, Golden Circle plus snowmobiling tour on the minibus on steroids. Magnus was our guide, he was chatty and informative as we drove along. Stopped at the key sites, Geysirs, Pingvellar, and then Snowmobiling on the glacier. Great fun. Everyone makes sure you enjoy the hours ride on the snowmobiles, they give you all the gear and then the briefing is fun. Views on the glacier are amazing, if your doing the Golden Circle why would you not do this as well. Final stop on return the waterfalls at Gullfoss, and yes all the tours do it, but they are amazing.

Amazing!

Reviewed on February 25, 2019 by 544jog Review from TripAdvisor

We booked on two trips with Arctic Adventures and both were amazing experiences. The first tour was the golden circle with snowmobiles and northern lights. Our guide Marcnus (?) was brilliant, friendly and informative and a very experienced driver. He turned up in his super jeep (so cool!) and took us to the main sights of the golden circle which were all incredible to see. He took us on roads that were closed to other vehicles because of the snow up to the second largest glacier for our snowmobile ride. This was great fun and the views were amazing. Unfortunately, the northern lights tour was cancelled because of the weather conditions. We received an early text and an email which gave us the option to rebook but there were no spaces left for the duration of our holiday. We were sent a link to request a refund. The second tour was the glacier hike, volcanoes and waterfalls (basically the south coast tour). Just a minibus for this one but again we had a very friendly and informative driver Tomas. We saw the main sights of a south coast tour which were once again incredible. The weather was a bit mixed with some heavy rain and very strong winds but we were fortunate that it cleared for our glacier hike, for us the highlight of the holiday. It was far greater than what we expected. So glad we paid the extra for these amazing experiences!

Golden circle and snow mobiling

Reviewed on January 15, 2019 by Julie Ann Farley Review from TripAdvisor

What’s great day we have all had. Very well organised and our tour guide Androff or similar was excellent at hi job and very knowledgeable along with a good sense of humour. Easy on the eye as well 😜I personally have never laughed so much, my sister and I sharing a snowmobile - and we managed to fall off too. Thanks guys I highly recommend this trip and pass on our personal thanks to our guide regards julie and family

Golden Circle, snowmobile & Northern Lights

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 by JG1950 Review from TripAdvisor

If you want to see Gulfoss waterfall, the Geysers, national park, snowmobile on the glacier and hunt for the northern lights in a single day then this is a great tour. It’s not cheap but it’s very well organised and we were in a snow/all terrain adapted minibus so a small group of 12-14. Simon our guide for all but the northern lights leg was excellent, very knowledgeable with just the right amount of commentary. PM we went hunting for the Northern Lights guided by Gumi. He tried his hardest for us and we saw some feint lights, got done good photos, but ultimately the clouds beat us. All in all would definitely recommend Extreme Iceland/Arctic Adventures and if you are in Iceland for a short period then this day trip is a great way to see lots in a short time. We were able to re-book the northern lights trip from the night before which was cancelled.

Golden Circle and snowmobiles

Reviewed on November 01, 2018 by Sinead M Review from TripAdvisor

Fab excellent wonderful great trip me and 7 friends took this tour and all of us enjoyed it from traveling in the four wheel drive bus to the snowmobiles just amazing and great memories made all staff where friendly and helpful pleasure to be with

Snowmobile Golden circle tour

Reviewed on September 15, 2018 by Maxbeecher77 Review from TripAdvisor

Great tour and the snowmobiling was great! Could not have had a better experience. The tour guide was informative and friendly and the group on the tour were all friendly and in good spirits.

Excellent Golden Circle - Super Jeep and Snowmobiling Tour

Reviewed on July 26, 2018 by Chelsey B Review from TripAdvisor

Golden Circle by Super Jeep

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 by Herschel891 Review from TripAdvisor

My wife and I just completed our first ever foreign trip. We opted to spend a couple of days in Iceland which included a day long Golden Circle Tour. It turned out to be one of the best travel experiences we have ever had. Our guide/driver, Kuba, was personable, professional and knowledgeable. Not only did we see the sites but we learned about history, culture and the the geology of the country. The unexpected highlight turned out to be a snowmobile run to the top of the glacier. This tour really turned out to be something very special.

Super jeep tour and snow mobile

Reviewed on June 19, 2018 by dazalexander Review from TripAdvisor

Our guide Kuba was really nice. Great guide, informatuve, friendly and patient. Didnt push anyone and was exactly what you want from a guide.
Val (i think his name was) was our snow mobile guide... again epic. Really nice friendly guy. Fun and knowledgable.
Was a long full day but really good.
Started at 8.30 and headed in the merc sprinter super jeep thing. Visited many waterfalls (oncluding the huge one!!) and stops on route to snowmobile on the glacier which was really something.
The guiser on the way back was great to see.
Recommended and well put together tour and professional people.
Also, tips dont seem to be a thing...instead reviews which i think says something good about the group!
Thanks!!

What to bring?
Warm clothes. You can leave stuff on the bus at each stop off. Warm clothes for snowmobile but they give you overalls and gloves and helmet. Have warm socks and i was cpmfortable with tshirt, warm jumper and a rain jacket all under the overalls.
Snomobile...just stay in single line following the guide. Faster is easier...you are not gping to fall off...very stable and very fun.
Recommended and this company was excellent!!!

FAQ

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 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 super 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 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.