Glacier Ride – Snow Mobile Summer Day Tour

One hour snowmobile adventure day tour on the Langjökull glacier, includes pick up from your hotel and express transfer from Reykjavík City (also available without pick-up).

Trip difficulty 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy


We will pick you up from Reykjavík and take the fast route to the Langjökull glacier, making short stops at our rafting base camp and the Gullfoss waterfall before entering the Icelandic Highlands. Arriving at our mobile glacier base camp we will gear you up in warm glacier overalls, gloves and helmets. The specially trained glacier guides will then show you how to safely operate the snowmobiles on the glacier before going for a great one-hour tour on the glacier. Langjökull is Iceland’s second biggest glacier; it is 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 staggering. You will see the steep Eiríksjökull glacier, the highest mountain in west Iceland, the dome shaped Hofsjökull glacier in middle of the highlands along with the Kerlingafjöll Mountain range. The Glacier Ride is a scenic and fun glacier tour, easily available from Reykjavík every day during summer.

Guaranteed departures for minimum 2 persons:

FROM GULLFOSS CAFÉ: Everyday from the Gullfoss Waterfall upper parking lot 12.00-12.30 all year round.


FROM REYKJAVÍK: Wednesdays and Saturdays from your hotel* between 08.00 - 08.30 from 15th of May- 15th of September.

Other days with minimum of 4 persons. 

Available from the 15th of May to the 15th September. (depending on weather and glacier conditions).

* If you are staying at one of the many hotels and guesthouses in the city center then your pick up for your tour will be at 8:00 from the Arctic Adventures main office at Laugavegur 11. The shop is located in the heart of the old city center. Click here to see a map of our location.

Click here to see a list of hotels in Reykjavík which are outside the city center and from which we will pick you up.

Price: 32.990 ISK per person with pick up from Reykjavík.
Price: 27.990 ISK per person with OUT pick up from Reykjavík. (See directions below)
These prices are for two persons per snow scooter, you can add 5.500 ISK per person to have a solo scooter.

Included: One hour of snowmobiling on the Langjökull Glacier with two persons sharing a snowmobile and snow gear.

Duration of trip: 7-8 hours with pick up from Reykjavík. 4 hours with pick up from Gullfoss.

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons on guaranteed departures. Other days minimum 4 persons.

Age limit: 8 years as a passenger on the snowmobile.

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing. We will lend you all the necessary equipment i.e. snow suit and more.

Required: A valid driving license to drive the snow scooter. No prior knowledge of the sport required.

Included: One hour snow scooter glacier ride & pick up from your hotel (if purchased).

Not included: Food & drinks.

Driving Directions:
If you are driving yourself you have to be at the Gullfoss Waterfall upper parking lot 15 min before your departure time to meet your guide for the tour. Driving from Reykjavík takes around 90-110 min to the Gullfoss, driving non stop at the maximum speed rate of 90 km per hour. If you intend to visit the Golden Circle with all its amazing sites before meeting your guide at 12:30 at Gullfoss, you will have leave Reykjavík no later then 8:00 AM.

There are two ways to reach the Gullfoss Waterfall here are the directions:

Express Route: Drive road no. 1 east from Reykjavík (the direction of Hveragerði). Once you are passed Hveragerði take a left turn just before the town of Selfoss and drive up road no. 35 (direction Geysir). Drive road no. 35 for approx. 50 min until you reach the intersection of road no. 35 and road no. 37, turn right and keep driving road no. 35.  You will pass Geysir hot springs and keep driving with out making any turns and arrive at the upper parking lot at the Gullfoss waterfall 15 minutes later.

Golden Circle Route: Drive road no. 1 north from Reykjavík,  just outside Mosfellsbær suburb take a right turn up road no. 36 (direction Þingvellir). Drive to Þingvellir National Park and make a sight seeing stop there. From Þingvellir keep driving road no. 36 for 10 minutes until you make a left turn up road no. 365 (direction Laugavatn). Drive for 25 minutes until you reach an intersection at the town of Laugavatn, take a left turn up road no. 37. Drive for 25 minutes until you reach Geysir hot springs; make a stop there for sightseeing. From Geysir drive towards the highlands on road no. 35 (road no. 37 becomes road no. 35 just before Geysir) for 10 minutes with out making any turns. Arrive at the Gullfoss Waterfall upper parking lot and meet your guide.

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All glacier and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.


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