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3 Day - Active Iceland Tour Package

Snowmobiling, Snorkeling in Silfra & Glacier Hiking

Ride a snowmobile across Iceland’s Langjökull Glacier, explore the underwater world between two tectonic plates, hike and climb Sólheimajökull Glacier — all on this Iceland tour package!

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Spend three days in Iceland exploring icy wonderlands and testing your limits! These three adventure tours in Iceland are perfect for those who want to explore the country from a different perspective. Jump on a snowmobile and ride on Langjökull Glacier. Explore the underwater world and the depths of Sifra Fissure. Reach new icy heights on Solheimajokull Glacier – all on your 3 day trip in Iceland! 

Our expert guides will accompany you throughout all 3 day tours in Iceland so no need for any previous experience!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    14 years

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    66.273 ISK

Tour highlights
Thingvellir National Park
Snorkeling
Langjökull Glacier
Snowmobiling Tour in Iceland
Silfra Fissure
Ice climbing
Sólheimajökull
Included
Guided Glacier Hike & Certified Glacier Guide
Ice Climbing (Optional)
All Necessary Gear & Safety Equipment
A Ride on Glacier Snowmobile
Super Truck Experience
Certified Dive Master guide
Silfra Admission Fee
Hot Chocolate & Cookies after Snorkeling Tour

 

Find detailed information about each activity under the itinerary tab.

 

Please note

Pick up and Drop off: All three tours include pick up and drop off in Reykjavik. Upon booking, choose your pick up location from a drop-down list.

Prerequisites (Snorkeling): To snorkel at Silfra, you need to feel comfortable in the water and be able to swim. Weight limit: 45-120 kg Height limit: 150 cm -200 cm Age Limit: 14 years old minimum. Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. English: It is important that you can both understand and communicate in English in order to participate in the tour.

Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing: From November 16 to January 31, we won‘t be able to stop at Skogafoss due to limited daylight.

Snowmobiling: 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. If you wish to book a solo snowmobile, but do not have a valid driver’s license then you can book an extra guide to operate your snowmobile for an additional 40.000 ISK.

Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing in Iceland

Your glacier hiking and ice climbing adventure will begin when we pick you up from your chosen location in Reykjavik.

Solheimajokull Glacier is the closest glacier to Reykjavik. Your drive to the base of the glacier will be across Icelandic backcountry and through moss-covered lava fields. On the way there, we will stop at Seljandafoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls, if weather permits. 

Your glacier hike will begin once we arrive at Solheimajokull Glacier car park. Your experienced and certified guide will provide all necessary equipment and brief you on safety precautions. Once on top of a glacier, you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views. The glacier is dotted with deep crevasses, grand ice formations, and towering peaks. Look for breathtaking views of Iceland’s South Coast open up.  After the fun 1-hour glacier hike, you can try out ice climbing (optional).

Lofty ice walls are a great playground for ice climbers. If you’re feeling adventurous, our glacier guide will hang a top rope so you can try out ice climbing. Ice climbing will not only test your mental limits, but also physical capabilities. After the climb, your driver will drop you back at your meeting place in Reykjavik if you’ve chosen a pick-up option. 

Day Highlights
Solheimajokull Glacier
Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing
Seljandafoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls
Certified Glacier Guide

Glacier Snowmobiling in Iceland on Langjökull Glacier

The second adventure out of your 3 day tour package in Iceland will begin when we arrive at Gullfoss Cafe. From there, a Super Truck will take you to Langjökull Glacier base. Once there, your certified snowmobile guide will get you suited up and explain the subtleties of riding a snowmobile.  

Zoom past snowy scenes on Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Your ride will last for around an hour, when you can take in all the grandeur of Iceland’s nature. During the ride, the incredible landscape unfolds endless horizon, dotted by snow-capped mountains. You’ll be able to stop for a few minutes to soak in the surrounding landscape and take a few pictures. 

After the exhilarating snowmobile ride, we’ll take you back to Reykjavik. 

Day Highlights
Langjökull Glacier
Ride on a Snowmobile
Gullfoss

Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure

Start off your snorkeling tour in Silfra with a pick up in Reykjavik. Your trip to Silfra will last for about an hour and will take through spectacular scenery, filled with natural wonders of Thingvellir National Park.

Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Silfra Fissure is nestled right in the heart of Thingvellir. Silfra Fissure is the only place in the world where you can snorkel between two tectonic plates. It’s been rated among the top 5 diving sites on Earth. 

Your snorkeling adventure will begin when we arrive at Silfra car park. You’ll be greeted by a certified diving instructor, who will provide you with all necessary snorkeling gear and instruct you on safety precautions.

Silfra might not look like much from the outside, but once you submerge yourself in the water, a whole new world opens up. Incredible underwater rock formations are saturated with shades of turquoise and the water is so clear that you can see for about 328 feet (100 meters). 

After your meditative snorkeling experience, we’ll treat you to cookies and hot chocolate!

 

 

Day Highlights
Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
Thingvellir National Park
Cookies and Hot Chocolate!
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.

What is the best way to prepare for the tour?

All relevant information for the tour can be found in our snorkelling handbook.

Can I bring my camera on my snorkeling tour?

Yes, you can bring a camera, but we recommend to have a waterproof one if you want to have it in the water with you.

Where is the meeting point for the snorkeling tours at Þingvellir?

If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is at the Silfra car park, in Thingvellir National Park.

GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W

Note that the National Park charges a small parking fee of 500 ISK.

We kindly ask you to be at the Silfra car park 15 Minutes prior to your tour starts.

Do you offer photos from the snorkeling tour?

Our guides normally have an underwater camera and usually, take photos during the tour. If you are interested in photos please let your guide know before you go into the water.

You can then buy the photos from your guide at the end of the tour, for a price of 2990 ISK, which includes all the photos from that day. Kindly note that photos cannot be guaranteed. Our customer’s safety and wellbeing is our first priority, and therefore the guide will focus on snorkelers as a priority when in the water and will be taking photos when everyone is comfortable.

Can I wear glasses during the snorkeling?

No. Unfortunately, glasses don’t create a seal between your face and the mask. We recommend wearing contact lenses instead.

I am pregnant, can I participate in the snorkeling tour?

You are not able to participate in the snorkelling tour if you are pregnant.

Do I need to be able to understand and communicate in English in order to participate in the tour?

Yes, the tour is directed in English and therefore you need to be able to understand English to participate.

Can we do snorkeling and diving at the same time?

Some snorkelling tours match with a dive tour, and then you will be in the same area at the same time. You will, however, be in separate groups with separate guides, and won’t be in the water exactly at the same time.

What are the requirements for snorkeling in Silfra?

You need to be more than 12 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian booked on the same tour.

You need to know how to swim independently. Because of the dry suit sizes, there are height-weight limitations. The minimum height is 150 cm, and the minimum weight is 45 kg. The maximum height is 200 cm, and the maximum weight is 120 kg.

All participants must have read and followed directions in the Snorkeling in Silfra Handbook

The minimum height is:
  • 150 cm (4’9)
The minimum weight is:
  • 45 kg (99 lbs)

The maximum height is:
  • 200 cm (6’5)
The maximum weight is:
  • 120 kg (265 lbs)
Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes, you must be able to swim independently without a lifejacket, and you must be comfortable in the water.

What is snorkelling in Iceland like?

When snorkelling in Iceland you will be wearing a dry suit, hood and gloves made of neoprene, along with fins, mask and snorkel. This equipment will make it not only possible but also very enjoyable, to stay in the water despite the low temperature. It is a fantastic experience.

Do I need previous experience to snorkel?

No, you don’t need any previous experience to snorkel, but it is important that you can swim independently and that you are comfortable in the water.

What clothing should I wear?

Please wear or bring some long underwear and some warm socks. Wool or fleece is the best material to wear. You will be wearing your long underwear and warm socks under the dry suit.

Will I stay dry in the water?

We provide dry suits so that your body stays dry, and you will also wear undergarments to keep you warm. We use high-quality neoprene dry suits from Waterproof International and O´Three. But it is good to know that there is always a small risk that water can enter the dry suit. This is not dangerous but can feel a little cold, so we recommend you bring a spare set of clothes and a towel, just in case. Kindly note that your hands and face will get wet, which is completely normal and not actually that cold.

What equipment do you provide?

We provide an undergarment and neoprene dry suit from Waterproof and 0’Three. We also provide a neoprene hood and neoprene wet gloves to protect your head and hands from the cold. You will also be given fins, mask and snorkel.

How many snorkelers will be on each tour?

Our client to guide ratio is one guide for every 6 snorkelers.

What is the temperature in Silfra Fissure?

The water temperature is 2-4 degrees C (35-37 degrees F) all year round. The water comes from the Langjökull glacier which keeps it nice and cool, and very refreshing!

What kind of dry suits do you provide?

We use high quality neoprene dry suits from Waterproof International and O´Three.

Are there toilet facilities in Silfra?

Yes, there are 2 toilet facilities at Silfra. However, we don’t recommend that you use them for changing, as it can result in long queues.

Is there any life in Silfra?

Sometimes fish venture into Silfra from Þingvallavatn lake, but they will quickly swim back, as they don’t like chilly glacier waters. However, there is plenty of colorful seaweed, including a bright green variety known as “troll hair”, which makes the fissure unlike anything on the surface.

How deep is Silfra fissure?

The cave systems in Silfra can be up to 60 m deep. However, your dive in Silfra will be from about 7 to 12 m, and the maximum diving depth that is permitted is 18 m.

What should I wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colourful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.

Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers.  3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.

Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.

Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch and some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on every glacier tour that we offer.

What equipment is provided when taking part on a Glacier Hike?

When glacier hiking you will be provided with an ice axe, harness and helmet. This will help you to complete the tour safely.

Why are there glaciers in Iceland?

When snow stays long enough in one place it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. As there is a lot of snow in Iceland,  it forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home to Europe’s largest glacier named Vatnajökull. This Glacier Guide will also tell you everything you may want to know about Glaciers.

What if it is raining?

Rain is not uncommon in Iceland. However, we do not let the rain stop our tours. This is why having appropriate clothing is very important to keep you warm and dry. Nature is not something that we can control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. If your safety is compromised by going on the tour, we will cancel and you will be fully refunded.

Where can I find more information to prepare me for my Glacier Hiking tour?

This guide to Glacier Hiking includes all the information you might need when preparing for a glacier hike.

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.

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