2-Day Highland Winter Tour with Snowmobiling | Departure from Gullfoss Waterfall

2-Day Highland Winter Tour with Snowmobiling | Departure from Gullfoss Waterfall
The Northern Lights dancing in the sky above a mountain resort in the highlands.
2-Day Highland Winter Tour with Snowmobiling | Departure from Gullfoss Waterfall
2-Day Highland Winter Tour with Snowmobiling | Departure from Gullfoss Waterfall
The Northern Lights dancing over the sky above Kerlingarfjöll mountains in the highlands.
A mountain resort in the barren Icelandic highlands.
A winter view of the Kerlingarfjöll mountains in the barren Icelandic highlands.

Spend the night under the stars and the Northern Lights on this exciting tour to Kerlingarfjöll Mountains in the highlands. On this two day excursion, you'll hike through the untouched wilderness, race across the white expanse on a snowmobile, and unwind in a hot tub surrounded by nothing but the wild Icelandic nature.

Those wanting to add an exciting, off the beaten path, adventure to their Golden Circle trip should not miss this tour as you'll be picked up from the parking lot of the famous Gullfoss Waterfall, and then driven into the barren highlands. However, if you wish to take part of this tour but are staying in the city, you can add on a pickup from Reykjavík during the booking process for an extra fee. 

Your accommodations are in the Kerlingarfjöll mountains, deep in the highlands. It is a unique place, disconnected from the national electric grid, producing electricity with its own hydropower plant. So if you are looking for quiet and seclusion, this is the tour for you.

When you arrive, you will be allocated a single or double room with private facilities. You can also find a hot tub on the premises where you can relax, surrounded by nothing but nature, before having a peaceful and quiet night’s sleep.

If weather allows, you'll go hiking or snowmobiling in the morning. Included in this package is a 30-minute ride across the white ice but should you wish to extend your ride, you can add an extra hour during the booking process.

The length of the hiking tour varies, depending on your preference. You can trek up hills or flat land, packed snow or soft. If you wish, the trip can include a visit to a natural outdoor pool with a 35°C hot water. Hiking in the wilderness, enjoying the quietness of the highlands is an experience you won't forget.

Last but not least, due to its remoteness, Kerlingarfjöll mountains are an excellent venue for Northern Light photos. All external lights of buildings can be switched off, allowing for a better view of the dancing auroras.

So don't wait! Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Icelandic highlands on this 2-day winter tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - May.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Snowmobile, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Hot Spring Bathing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Kerlingarfjöll, Hvitarnes
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 14:00.

Reykjavík pickup starts at 12:00. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

Included:
  • Transfer from Gullfoss to Kerlingarfjöll and back

  • One night stay in a comfortable double/twin or single room, including a bathroom with shower. Bed linen and towels included.

  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch while on the tour

  • Use of snow shoes

  • 30 min snowmobile ride

  • English speaking guide

  • Transfer from Reykjavík (can be added during booking)


What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Bathing suit and towel


Good to know:

There is no shop on the way to Kerlingarfjöll from Gullfoss or in Kerlingarfjöll so bring your necessities. But don’t worry, we can usually arrange a solution!

Additional nights can be added for an additional fee.

Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Activities during your stay depend on weather conditions.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Driving to Kerlingarfjoll Mountains


The snow-covered mountains of Kerlingarfjöll in the highlands.


You can either meet your guide in the parking lot of Gullfoss Waterfall or arrange for a pickup in Reykjavík city. You'll board a large, custom vehicle, specially built to drive into the wild highlands.

The drive takes around 2-3 hours, and you'll be travelling along the southern edge of the highlands. The view is mostly of rolling plains, but you'll also pass the Bláafallsháls mountains before continuing into the Hvítárnes area.

This heart of the western-central highlands offers various picturesque points and scenery, whether you want to experience them with your own eyes or through a camera lens. 

Nestled in a small valley at the northeastern edge of the Kerlingarfjöll Mountains are your accommodations. This remote resort is surrounded by nothing but the untouched Icelandic nature, so make sure to breathe in the fresh mountain as you arrive. 

After you've settled into your room, you'll be treated to a hearty dinner. You can then spend the evening relaxing in the resort´s hot tub,  watching the sky to see if the Northern Lights make an appearance. 


Day 2 - A Perfect Winter Day


On a 2-day highland winter tour, you'll spend the night in a mountain resort surrounded by nothing but the untouched Icelandic nature.


After a good nights sleep in the quietness of the Icelandic highlands, you'll be ready for an active day in the wilderness.

The day starts with a good breakfast. After you've fuelled up, you'll be ready to mount a snowmobile and race across the snowy landscapes with the adrenaline surging through your veins. You'd spend 30-minutes on the snowmobile unless you added an extra hour during the booking process. 

Then it is time for the hiking tour. Your guide will introduce the various walking and hiking possibilities, and you'll choose the one suitable for you, ranging from short walks up to 4-6 hours hiking. At your discretion, you are also free to relax at the resort and enjoy the tranquillity of the nature surrounding the resort.

Before you return back to Gullfoss or Reykjavík, you can finish your stay at the resort with a good meal and a relaxing soak in the hot tub.

Return lift to Gullfoss starts at 13:00 PM. You'll be back at Gullfoss waterfalls at around 16;00 PM, filled with memories that will last you a lifetime. 


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