Affordable Golden Circle & Snowmobiling ​Day Tour

Gullfoss is known as the 'Golden Falls' and makes up a crucial third of the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
Strokkur is still active in Haukadaulur, though its neighbour Geysir now lies dormant.
Together in a group, you will go over the ahead tour, as well as the basics of operating the machinery.
Thingvellir is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful natural regions in Iceland.
Strokkur erupting water high in the sundown sky.
Silfra ('She who is like silver') is a fissure known for its staggering water visibility.
4.5
Based on 35 traveller reviews

See Iceland's most iconic attraction and take a wild snowmobile ride on this incredible day tour. You’ll take in the sights of the famed Golden Circle and then plant your feet on the pedals of a zippy snowmobile, to spend an hour whizzing across the colossal ivory snows of Langjökull Glacier, the second-largest glacier in Iceland.

After hopping on a tour bus at, or near, your hotel or guesthouse, your odyssey will take you to Þingvellir National Park; a place known for its exceptional beauty and historical importance. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrating the world's longest running democratic parliament, the Alþingi, which was founded there in 930 AD.

The second stop is at the scorching geothermal area known as Geysir which is home to Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland, as well as countless steam vents and fumaroles, that characterise the area. 

From there, you will head to the top of Langjökull for an exhilarating one-hour snowmobile tour on the vast snowcap. Hiking the glacier is refreshing and eye-opening, to be sure, but you’ve not experienced it fully until you hit the ice at high speed. The view from this location is breathtaking, and on a clear day, a major portion of the Icelandic highlands and several other glaciers are visible.

On our way back to Reykjavík, we will stop by the final location on the Golden Circle, the stunning Gullfoss waterfall. At Gullfoss, you will have the opportunity to take a path to the cliffs which directly overlook the immense falls, and see massive quantities of water plummet violently into a deep, meandering gorge. You can feel the brisk spray on your face and truly breathe in the experience!

Don't miss out on this tour which offers a peek into Iceland’s astounding history and geography, as well as the unforgettable feel of the frosty wind in your lungs as you speed across the glacial ice cap of Langjökull. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jan. - May.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Langjökull, Haukadalur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

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:
  • Bus fare

  • Guided bus tour and 1 hour guided snowmobile tour

  • Snowmobile (2 persons per vehicle)

  • Protective clothing and safety equipment for the snowmobile ride

  • Meals and beverages


What to bring:
  • Clothes according to weather


Good to know:

A valid driver's licence is required.

2 persons per vehicle

Only one child is permitted per adult on this tour.

The operation of this tour depends on conditions on the glacier and the weather.

Extra cost for one person per vehicle is 6.000 ISK. Paid to Mountaineers of Iceland at Langjökull glacier.



Reviews

Average rating 4.5 / Number of reviews 35

A fun day! A little rushed in the winter because of the short daylight. Snowmobiling at the end is great and totally worth it.

A fun day to see all thw highlights of the golden circle and top it off by an amazingly fun snowmobile ride on a glacier! Recommend

This is an exciting and safe trip. All that went before the snowmobiling was very nice and very educational and pleasant . Now the snowmobiling...as one previous persons commented if you are experienced then this might be a little tame....if you are normal ! its great. the bus journey alone there and back is something in its own right , the majesty and size of the glacier that you go up and up and up to is amazing . all the clothes and helmet you put on ,on top of your clothes is amazing (one word of caution generally ladies feel the cold more than men and on this trip you will feel it more because generally, with him!, you are not driving and if you are an older lady 60+ you will feel the cold even if well wrapped up ). The guys in charge keep a close eye on everything . safety is high , some spills can happen as did in our group , I write this to say that it can happen but with three snowmobiles on our trip (24 in total group ) tipping over none of the 6 people involved were even slightly hurt. the guides are on the scene in a flash lending a hand (there are three guides one front, one middle, one at the back ) overall very good long varied day , the only downside is the cold for those that are cold .

A great tour. It was a little rushed in the winter (late November) because of the shorter daylight hours, but still manages to pack a lot into one day. Snowmobile was lots of fun, but geared towards beginners (large group size 30+ snowmobiles). More experienced snowmobilers may prefer to book other snowmobile tours specifically tailored for experienced riders. All in all, an awesome day!

If you want to feel alive go to Iceland. If you REALLY want to feel alive go snowmobiling. This was one of the best days of my life. Surrounded by the most stunning landscape and the most lovely people we embarked on this trip. From the very start Hushen (our guide for the day) was so helpful, his gentle tones telling you bits of information about what was going on, what to expect and general facts about Iceland and living there. Enough time was given at each stop but don't dally as its quite a tight schedule. Even though the Gysers weren't popping when we went past they manged to get some time to see them on the way back so nothing was missed. As for the Snowmobiling, I have never had so much fun on a Glacier, lots of snow (in fact a whiteout) but safety was ensured at all times. What a wonderful day! Then on the way back they asked where you needed to be and dropped you off at the front door, no problem was to big or small for them to fix. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Put it on your bucket list. Brilliant.

Had a great time on tour. Driver was pleasant and knowledgeable of Iceland. Snowmobile guides were very professional and fun to be around. I def recommend this tour

My wife and I had a blast! The tour was great. Our guide Svenni provided us with all the informatiom about the sights we visited and the cherry on the cake was the snowmobile tour we did on the glacier. Great experience that I recommend to everyone who wants to experience more of Iceland and its rugged beauty!

Fantastic day. Every member of the family loved it. Guide kept us entertained and informed throughout, and the snowmobiling was fantastic - with a high level of safety and warm protective clothing provided

Perfect

It was an extraordinary experience. Everyone visits Iceland should join this tour. It will take you to a whole new level when travelling in Iceland. Our tour guide, John is the best guide and never let you down. The arrangement was good that allow us to have a good time in Iceland. TRUST ME! Join it WITHOUT hesitation.

This was a fine first excursion in Iceland. We had a knowlegable tour guide who informed us of interesting Icelandic facts and history throughout the trip. We enjoyed each stop and we're especially excited about the snowmobiling. It definitely made the trip more interesting. The only thing we would have changed would have been the size of the tour group and snowmobiling group. Having to coordinate/wait for others made the trip less exciting. Overall a solid experience.

We actually missed the tour bus the first day because we didn't see the label (and had expected the bus to be more obvious - like with other tour companies).It seems like other reviewers also experienced some confusion with boarding the bus, and it might help to add a blurb about what to expect to look out for in the future. Depsite this, the company was super helpful over the phone (quick customer service!) and quickly re-booked us at no fee. (Unfortunately we had to ditch one of our tours to make space for this, but the snowmobiling was totally worth it!). The tour guide was so useful for providing context to things we saw at and long the way to tourist destinations of the Golden Circle. And snowmobiling was so fun! Everything is as white as you can see - so it kind of looked like we weren't moving at all on the GoPro footage :P

This tour was a great introduction to Iceland! The snowmobiling was my favorite part. It was quite the adrenaline rush and I had the opportunity to see some breathtaking views on the mountain. I don't think the Golden Circle would have been as exciting without the snowmobiles. It was definitely a bucket list item.

The tour was ABSOLUTELY amazing! We arrived late for our original time due to traffic. We called the company and it was super easy to change the date to later in the week! Excellent guides, perfect stops, and the snow mobiling was out of this world! Do it, it's totally worth it!

A great day overall. Group of 4 adults did this tour, our friends absolutely loved snowmobiling and was the highlight of their whole trip but me and my partner preferred the gulfoss waterfall. Me and my partner fell off the snowmobile and it sort of ruined it for us both but was still a good experience, the views are beautiful.

Great day! A nice fresh coat of snow overnight meant for a transformed landscape from the last few days of rain. Our guide was very knowledgable, and managed the (fairly large) group very well, keeping us on schedule as best she could. Snowy conditions meant travel times were extended, and she did well to manage our expectations, and made changes to the schedule as necessary to ensure we were able to complete all activities. Conditions meant we couldn't fully enjoy the sights at Thingvellir and Geysir, but Gulfoss would look spectacular in any condition. For the last activity, the drive up the mountain was amazing, without another tourist in sight, and once again with the snowmobiling across the snowfield, great experience! The team at Mountaineering Iceland were fantastic. Coming back to Gulfoss at sunset was a bonus, and despite being behind schedule, we were given some time there before our journey back to Reykjavik to enjoy the view. This is a very experienced outfit, full marks to Reykjavik Excursions.

The trip was fantastic, the snowmobiling was like nothing I've ever experienced before, certainly something to remember! Guide was great too. My only issue was that there was a bit of a mix up and I didn't get collected. I boarded a Reykjavik excursion bus, showed the driver my voucher and he said that it wasn't the right bus and to wait, only to realise it was the right bus and I basically missed the first stop on the tour. Luckily Reykjavik Excursions admitted the mix up and sent a driver to collect me and took me to join the tour. The problem was the voucher I was given had "Guide to Iceland" printed on it, and the driver that collected me saw that and just assumed therefore I wasn't one of his pickups, when in fact if he'd noticed in very small print further down, it showed Reykjavik Excursions.

Great trip! Geyser was like stepping back to the time of the dinosaurs. Golden waterfall was tremendous. Snow mobiling was like being in a dream. Great staff and lovely people on the trip with us. (caution:wear both pairs of gloves they give you and take two headscarves from them to cover both forehead and chin)

This was my second time in Iceland, first time snowmobiling -- this was a great experience!! We were dressed very warmly and they still provide additional snow suits - but I HIGHLY recommend bringing very warm mittens/gloves. I've never been snowmobiling before, they prep you before, not too difficult. Even though visibility was not great, still had a blast.

Could not recommend this trip anymore, it was absolutely fantastic! Definitely book this trip if you're going to Iceland, it made our whole trip!! The snowmobiles are so exhilarating and the glacier was out of this world.

Amazing! I was impressed with the number of guides and the safety talk.

it was amazing. Snowmobiling is very fun. btw, the gopro camera is easy to get frozen. do remove the ice from gopro camera if you plan to use gopro

It was amazing! Going snowmobiling was so much fun and the landscape was gorgeous! The golden circle part was good too. The waterfall was my favorite on this tour too.

The snowmobiling was the best part of this tour. Snow everywhere! The Golden Circle tour portion was too short and not enough time. There was way too many people on this tour.

I was a little bit insecure so I decided to sit on the back of my boyfriend to start with. But when we started driving I found out that driving a snowmobile is much easier (and safer) than driving a car. But it is also A LOT MORE FUN. The golden circle was also amazing and we loved seeing the geyser and the waterfall. If you want to see some incredible nature and do an adventure at the same time, I can recommend this tour.

Unforgettable experience!!! Snowmobiling is highly recommended together with the rest of the tour!!

The whole trip experience is so wonderful especially the Snowmobiling. I really would love to come back for snowmobiling again.

Thrill of a lifetime ! Was the perfect birthday location and excursion. Snowmobiling across a glacier, geysers, waterfalls and seeing the tectonic plates... amazing trip

Firstly this was an incredible trip - some amazing sights and memories. But, the tour was so rushed, 20-30 minutes per stop and the tour guide constantly dictating to everyone the importance of time keeping, as well as sharing some lovely stories about somebody getting killed last week which is why we needed to wear seatbelts. Despite people being late back on each stop I was amazed that at 2 minutes past our scheduled departure from one stop the coach was actually driving off without me and my girlfriend, I had to stand in front of it to make it stop?! We were late as she was unwell. The big wheeled bus we took up to the glacier got stuck for 20 minutes or so. Our snowmobile tour was dangerously over booked with maybe 30 snowmobiles swerving dangerously close to each other. This was apparent when one snowmobile smashed into the stationary snowmobile next to use and sent 4 people flying in the air. Horrific to witness and made me feel even worse. Then the guide told us he was only stopping at 3 hotels once back in Reykjavik, the closest a 50 minute walk from our hotel. Thankfully this was false, maybe an effort to get everyone off the bus quicker. It’s such a shame that what is an amazing tour was spoilt by this disorganisation. I still can’t quite believe that the coach was going to drive off and leave us in the middle of nowhere!!

Not a good trip for winter when daylight hours are short. We had such a short amount of time that we didn't even get to see the waterfall because we had 10mins before going on the snowmobile. The snowmobile would have been fun in better weather but was stressful in the bad conditions we had. Don't do this trip. See less with more time and it will be much more enjoyable. Maybe the golden circle tour by itself would've been better.

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