Golden Circle and Snowmobile Ride from Reykjavik

Combine the popular Golden Circle with a thrilling ride on a snowmobile

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  • Duration: 11,5 Hours
  • Very easy
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  • Pickup available
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Description

This is a perfect trip for those looking for a little bit extra out of their Golden Circle trip. Drive your own snowmobile on Langjökull glacier and explore the incredible sights of the second biggest glacier in Iceland.

Highlights:

  • Snowmobile ride

  • Golden Circle

  • Professional guides

  • In bus audio guide

Starting off in Reykjavik, pick up is included in your price so you will be fetched from either your accommodation or the nearest pick up point.

You will travel along the popular golden circle route which includes sights such as Þingvellir (thingvellir) national park, Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall. Your trip will be taken to a whole new level though when you journey up to the mighty Langjökull glacier for a breathtaking snowmobile ride!

Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir (or Thingvellir) is an area of great natural beauty but it also contains a strong historical significance to the country as a whole. Within this site you can see the location of the world's first parliament. The spot where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are separating as well as a number of other historical buildings. All of this and we have yet to even mention how stunning the nature is here!

Geysir

The great Geysir is an erupting hot spring. The english word Geyser actually derives from the name Geysir as this was the first geyser to be mentioned in print in Europe. Sadly the great Geysir no longer erupts of its own power but thankfully there is a geyser called strokkur very close by that goes off fairly frequently.

Gullfoss

Gullfoss, or the golden falls, is a huge waterfall that drops a staggering 32 meters over two stages. It is fed from the white river which originates from Iceland’s 2nd biggest glacier. More than just a pretty site though Gullfoss also has an amazing history that involves foreign investors trying to harness its power and one young girl's amazing efforts to preserve the nature.

Langjökull

Langjökull, or the “long glacier” is the second largest icecap in Iceland. It is also the closest glacier to the city of reykjavik and sits at 4,000 ft (1,200 m) above sea level and its melt waters travel through subterranean streams to feed Lake Þingvallavatn

Important information:

Pick-up starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

Dress appropriately for the weather baring in mind that the glacier can get very cold, so layers are recommended.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40 people but is very spacious and comfortable. There is not a bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and a USB charging port.

You will also be able to listen to the GPS activated audio guide (offered in 10 languages) while you travel so make sure to bring your headphones or buy a pair on the bus.

This tour is 11.5  hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 30 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nature and snap some photos.

Lunch is not included, but there will be plenty of opportunity to buy food.

A standard booking is for 2 people sharing 1 snowmobile. If you wish to have a solo snowmobile or your group is an odd number please select the single rider addition on the following page

A valid driver's license is required to operate a snowmobile.

Itinerary

  • Starting off in Reykjavik from our Reykjavik terminal at Skógarhlíð 10 we will depart for Þingvellir, a 45-60 minute ride.
  • The tour starts with Þingvellir National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you walk down the path into a rift valley and admire the view while learning about Icelandic history.
  • The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Steaming hot water erupts from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes.
  • We then had to Gullfoss waterfall where you ride up to the glacier with the Mountaineers of Iceland. They will bring you to their base camp and outfit you with all necessary equipment.
  • Heading back down Gullfoss Waterfall after about 3.5 hours you will have a chance to view a powerful glacial river as it cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
  • We then drive you back towards Reykjavik to our Reykjavik Terminal. If you booked a SmartBus pickup, you will be taken back to your place of stay from here. 

This tour is about 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 45 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nature and to take some pictures.

Total distance covered: 290 km or 180 mi

Important information

  • Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.
  • If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.
  • You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.
  • Lunch is not included, In Geysir & Gullfoss there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.
  • Available all year round (depending on weather)
  • Min: 2 passengers
  • Age limit: 6 years
  • Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm, waterproof clothes, weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
  • In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
  • Local Tip: Upgrade your tour to “Single Rider” on the snowmobile for more driving time on the glacier.
  • Duration: 11,5 hours including the snowmobile tour and a stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. In Geysir & Gullfoss there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.

What’s included

  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • All necessary equipment for snowmobiling (helmet, gloves, snow-suit)
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB-charger for each seat

What do I need to bring

For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts. 

For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.

kr 29,990 11,5 Hours , Very easy

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