Ice Caving & Snowmobile Tour from Reykjavik

Based on 2 traveller reviews

Join this tour from Reykjavík to go snowmobiling on the Langjökull glacier and visit a natural ice cave hidden below the ice cap. This is the only natural ice cave day tour departing from Reykjavík, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the shimmering ice cave of Langjökull.

You will be picked up from Reykjavík and driven to the base camp of Langjökull glacier. After gearing up, you will hop on your snowmobile and ride across the ice plains, taking in the breathtaking views and crisp air for about half an hour, culminating with a journey into the ice cave. Below the ice ceiling, you will have plenty of time to study the unique natural phenomenon and snap some pictures to send your friends melting with envy.

Langjökull (“The Long Glacier“) is located in the midwest highlands and is the second-largest glacier in Iceland, its wild beauty framed by snowy valleys and gnarled pillars of volcanic rock. The glacier feeds the river Hvítá (‘White River’), which is home to Iceland‘s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss, and is one of Iceland‘s most popular rafting destinations.

Natural ice caves are sculpted by melting glacial water or geothermal heat and are an impermanent phenomenon, flexing with the glacial crawl and undergoing regular seasonal shifts. One must take care to consult local experts before exploring natural caves, but glacial guides have located the most enticing caves and established their accessibility to ensure you can enjoy their majestic, fleeting beauty safely.

Cross “snowmobile” and “ice cave” off your Iceland bucket list. Book this tour today to join an exciting snowmobile adventure and explore the wild serenity of an Icelandic ice cave from Reykjavík. Check availability now by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Apr.
  • Duration: 7 hours, 30 minutes
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

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:
  • Pick up from Hotel/Guesthouse in Reykjavík

  • Driver-guide

  • 1 hour double rider snowmobile tour

  • All the safety equipment

  • A visit to a natural ice cave


What to bring:
  • Bring with you warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear, gloves and a camera.


Good to know:

Please note that you need be at least 17 years old and have a valid drivers license to be able to drive the snowmobile.



Reviews

We had a fantastic time on the snow mobiling and ice cave tour! We were picked up at our hotel in Reykjavik in a really nice van with gigantic tires. It was about a 1.5 hour ride to the glacier (possibly a little longer) but our driver was great and had a good balance of telling us about the tour/city/etc. without it being a true tour. Once on the glacier, they gave us a snow suit, hat, gloves, and helmet to wear. Despite it being very cold/windy out, with their extras we were extremely warm on the excursion. After a quick tutorial on driving the snow mobiles, we then spent 20-25 heading out to the ice cave. We spent about 20 minutes in the ice cave, taking pictures and just marveling at the surroundings. We then snow mobiled back to "base camp". I have to say, I had never driven a snow mobile before but that was my FAVORITE part! It took a little getting used to but once you get comfortable with the vehicle, it is a lot of fun to drive. They had guides at the front, back, and middle of the line of cars so for those who weren't comfortable going full speed, they'd guide you in. Once we returned, they had some hot chocolate for us and then we left to go back to Reykjavik. We stopped at Geysir on the way home for a quick bite and called it a day. We were picked up around 830am and returned around 430/5pm. I'd definitely recommend this tour if you get the chance!

This tour was probably our favorite on the trip. The snowmobiling was a little hard since we had never done so before. Our guide, Mardis, was absolutely amazing! It started snowing and she maneuvered the vehicle like a pro. On the snow mobile ride, she even pulled over to help my sister and her daughter because they did not have the hand warmers on and she warmed up my niece's hands herself and gave them her gloves to keep them warm! Excellent trip and would recommend, especially if you have Mardis as your guide!

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