The adventure starts with a super truck pickup in Reykjavik before we head for a drive to Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier.
After a short stop at Gullfoss we drive into the highlands to the snowmobile base where we provide the gear needed, helmet, winter overall and gloves, to make sure you are safe and warm on the snowmobile activity. Before we hit the throttle a certified snowmobile guide will teach you all the basic and show you have to safely before we head out for an hour snowmobile adventure.
The glacier is roughly parallel to the direction of the country’s active volcanic zone: north-east to south-west. Under Langjökull there are two or more volcanic systems. The area of the glacier includes some mountains, e.g. Mt. Skriðufell and Jarlhettur (“The earl’s hat”) on the east side of Langjökull, a palagonitic mountain range, which originated in a fissure vent under a glacier during Ice Age. On a clear day we can even see Eiríksjökull glacier, the dome-shaped Hofsjökull glacier and Kerlingafjöll Mountain range rest in the distance.
The snowmobile tour is a fantastic way to enjoy a fun glacier adventure.
Departure: Daily at 10:00
Duration: Up to 8 hours
Included: English speaking guidance, super jeep transport, 1 hour snowmobile and all equipment needed for the snowmobiling
Bring/wear: Dress according to weather, bring warm clothing and wear good hiking shoes or winter boots.
Age limit: 8 years
Pick up: Be ready at 10:00 – pick up can take up to 30 minutes*
– *Pick up is available at all major hotels in downtown Reykjavik.
– Bookings are based on two persons sharing a snowmobile
– If you wish to go alone on a snowmobile or when booking odd numbers, please choose the single ride fee.
– A valid driver license is required to operate the snowmobiles.