Add a wow-factor to your journey in Iceland and join this exciting snowmobiling tour on Langjökull glacier’s west side.
This tour is ideal for those travelling around Iceland’s west, such as Borgarfjordur or Husafell, who want to add a unique thrill to their stay.
You will start by gearing up at your provider’s base camp ‘Jaki.’ You will then head off onto to the snowmobile baseline where your professional guide will give a brief explanation on how to operate the snowmobiles.
Then the fun part begins: Going for a one hour guided snowmobile tour through the out-of-this-world dramatic glacial landscapes on Europe’s 2nd largest glacier. Langjökull is one of the most popular sites in Iceland for snowmobiling, and for a good reason. This impressive ice cape sits at around 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) above sea level, boasting remarkable views of the surrounding area.
Before reaching the peak, you will drive through shimmering snowfields while breathing in the fresh Arctic air. You will take in the sights and sounds of the Icelandic nature, a moment you will never forget.
You will ride all the way to the top of this ice giant, where at some points the ice measures 580 metres deep. The view from the top of a glacier is second to none. Taking in the 360-degrees around you while ancient ice sits beneath your feet will give you a sense of wonder.
After you have taken in the incredible experience of being on top of a glacier, you will then travel once more by snowmobile down the ice. Once you have descended the mountain and arrived back at the base camp, you will be able to de-gear and reflect on this fantastic experience.
Don’t miss the chance to experience the thrill of snowmobiling on top of a glacier, choose a date to check availability.
How to get there: When driving from Reykjavík you head west, through Mosfellsbær and drive towards Borgarnes, turn right on to road nr. 50 (before the big bridge to Borgarnes) which you follow all the way to Reykholt. Then follow road 518 to Husafell. From Husafell you follow road F550 (mountain road called Kaldidalur), you drive approx. 10 km before you take a turn to the left onto road F551 that takes you to our base camp, Jaki.
The road is accessible by normal cars and please note that Mountaineers of Iceland do not take any responsibility for any damage on vehicles that might be caused by poor road conditions.
Calculate about 2 1/2 -3 hours for the drive from Reykjavík.
It is important to understand that while in Iceland you could experience all four seasons in less than one day. It is vital to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing to be able to enjoy the excursions to the fullest.
Warm, windproof clothing in addition to good, sturdy shoes should do the trick. Mountaineers of Iceland provide you with the following gear in the snowmobile
Winter suit, gloves, shoe covers, helmets and a hood under the helmet.
We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable clothing and good shoes.