Snowmobile Tour & the Ice Tunnel | All Year from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Available
Apr. - Jan.
Minimum age:
8 years old

Join this tour that takes you to the heights of Iceland, and deep beneath the ice. This tour is for anyone looking for excitement while immersed in Icelandic natural wonders.

You'll set off from Reykjavík and head towards Borgarfjörður, a fjord known for its beautiful shoreline which conceals undercurrents and furious activity below the surface. You'll drive through Húsafell, an area particularly beloved because of its dense woodlands, as tall trees are a rare sight in Iceland.

From there, you'll begin your ascent to the Langjökull ice cap. The snowmobiling crew will take off from the base cap at Jaki, on the west side of the glacier. After putting on the necessary clothing and getting your helmets, you'll receive some safety instructions from your guide.

Then, you're ready to drive off across the glacier's vast, snowy wasteland to take in the incredible panoramic views. Recently, Langjökull has been shrinking at an incredible rate due to climate change, and scientists believe that it will disappear in as little as 100 years if it continues to melt at its current pace.

After snowmobiling, you'll take a short walk down into a magnificent man-made ice tunnel beneath the ice cap. Your expert guide will take you on this fantastic journey to the icy netherworlds deep within the glacier. Inside the glacier, the temperature is usually around 0°C (32° F), so dress warmly!

Until recently, what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery—but those who designed the ice tunnel wanted to open a whole new world to visitors from all walks of life. This idea was brought to life through the combined efforts of the country's top engineers and glacial experts.

After snowmobiling and exploring the ice tunnel, you'll return to civilisation in Húsafell, where you will have the opportunity to have lunch before we keep our journey on to the magnificent waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.

Reserve your place on one of the most popular tours in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date. 

Included

Expert guides
1 hour guided snowmobile tour (2 persons per vehicle)
All necessary equipment for snowmobiling (helmet, gloves, snow-suit)
1 hour guided tour in the Ice Cave
Admission to the Ice Cave
Audio guide on bus with a variety of available languages (French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish)

Activities

Snowmobile
Sightseeing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Húsafell
Barnafoss
Langjökull

What to bring

Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (Waterproof clothing and non-denim pants are recommended)

Good to know

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm. (Jeans are not recommended because denim, once wet, will spread moisture and take a long time to dry, leaving the wearer extremely cold!)

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