Glacier Snowmobiling & Ice Cave Exploration from Gullfoss

Come along for the glacier adventure of a lifetime, which combines snowmobiling on the Langjökull ice cap and an exploration of a natural ice cave. This tour should not be missed by anyone eager to explore the natural phenomena of Iceland without missing out on a moment of exhilaration. 

Your day begins when you meet your guides at Gullfoss cafe, by the great ‘Golden Waterfall’ that is renowned as a highlight of the Golden Circle. Here, you and your group will hop into a super-truck specially designed for driving highland roads and glacier tracks, and you will be whisked to Langjökull glacier. 

At the snowmobiling base camp, you will be introduced to your guides and all the equipment needed, namely overalls and a helmet. Following a brief discussion about safety and how to operate your vehicle, you will hop aboard and start your exhilarating exploration of the surface of an ice cap.

It should be noted that you will be two to a snowmobile unless you elect to have one to yourself while booking, which will cost an additional 6,000 ISK. You must have a valid driver’s license to take control, but children as young as eight can join the ride as a passenger.

The ancient world atop a glacier is mind-blowingly beautiful; you can expect endless stretches of snow, dramatic formations in the ice, and breathtaking views across the highlands. There are few better ways to see such incredible nature than when simultaneously experiencing the rushing thrill that can only be enjoyed on a snowmobile.

After a half-hour of riding, you will reach a naturally formed ice cave, leading into the depths of Langjökull. Being able to explore here is a unique opportunity, as the vast majority of ice caving tours only run beneath Vatnajökull, on the far side of the country; there are no other caves so easy to reach at this time of year from Reykjavík.

Langjökull’s ice caves are also only accessible in winter, between November and April, helping to truly make this a once in a lifetime experience. As you explore the beautiful world within a glacier, your experienced guide will tell you all about the science behind their formation, as well as answering any questions you have about the ice caps and Iceland in general. 

After fifteen minutes or so, once you have managed to take some spectacular photos and marvel over this unique feature, you will return to your snowmobile, and spend a further half hour snowmobiling; it is possible to switch drivers at this time, so both you and your companion can experience being in control. 

Finally, you will return to the snowmobiling base camp, and be whisked back to Gullfoss cafe, marking the end of this exciting tour.

Experience the world atop and within an ice cap by booking this adventure now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Gullfoss, Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:15 14:15,

Departure location:
Gullfoss Cafe
  • Driver-guide

  • Pick up from Gullfoss Cafe

  • 1 hour snowmobile ride with two persons sharing a snowmobile

  • 15 minutes in an ice cave

  • All safety equipment

  • Pick up from Reykjavík

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Drivers License

  • Headwear

  • Gloves

Good to know:

-Only valid drivers can operate a snowmobile.

-We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather, road and glacier conditions. Your safety comes first.

-Odd number bookings are not allowed on shared riders, then you must book a solo snowmobile.

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You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

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Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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