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Golden Circle and Snowmobiling Adventures
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.
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.)
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 t...)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reviewed on February 11, 2020 by Lucy Potts From our post-trip system
Reviewed on October 23, 2019 by Maggie Krantz From our post-trip system
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."