Whale Watching & Snowmobiling Tours | Meet on location

Whale Watching & Snowmobiling Tours | Meet on location
Satisfy your need for speed with a snowmobile tour on top of the glacier Langjökull.
Keep your eyes peeled for whales on a whale watching tour.
Enjoying the view on top of Langjökull glacier.
Two whales in Faxaflói Bay.
Fantastic view on top of Langjökull glacier.
A whale breaching as the sun sets on Faxaflói Bay.

Experience the best of Iceland with this fantastic tour combination where you race across a glacier on a snowmobile and sail the high seas looking for whales. This is the perfect opportunity for those with their own transportation who want to add a spot of adventure to their Icelandic holiday.

After booking this combo, you’ll receive two open tickets, one to a whale watching tour and the other for a snowmobile tour. The open tickets allow you to schedule these activities to best fit your holiday plans, all you have to do is select your preferred tour dates during the booking process and make your way to the meeting point for each tour.

On the snowmobile tour, you’ll meet your guides at Gullfoss waterfall, they will then take you through the Highlands to Langjökull glacier where you’ll race across the white ice on a snowmobile. On the whale watching tour, you depart from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, setting the sails to Faxaflói Bay where you’ll find a wealth of marine life, from Minke whales and Humpbacks to dolphins and porpoises.

Spice up your Golden Circle and Reykjavík visit with these two fantastic tours. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Jan.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Whale Watching, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Gullfoss, Langjökull, Reykjavík Harbour
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 13:00.

Gullfoss parking lot and Reykjavik Old Harbour

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pick up from Gullfoss Café for snowmobile tour

  • 1 hr. snowmobile tour

  • Overalls gloves, helmet, hat and overshoes on snowmobile tour

  • Drop off at Gullfoss Café

  • 3 hr. whale watching tour

  • Overalls and free WiFi on board

  • Whale/dolphin guarantee or come again for free

What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes or snow boots. 

  • Warm clothes

Good to know:

Food is not included, we recommend bringing packed lunch or eating prior to. Light refreshments can be purchased on board whale watching boat.

Please note that this tour combination is 'meet on location', meaning you will have to make your own way to the meeting point for each tour.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Snowmobile

Race across Langjökull glacier on a snowmobile and feel the adrenaline surging in your veins.

This tour is the perfect choice for those looking to spice up their Golden Circle visit. You will meet your guides at 12:00 at the parking lot of the great Gullfoss waterfall. From there, you will board a large vehicle that will take you through the rough landscapes of the Highlands to Langjökull glacier.

At Langjökull, you will receive all necessary gear, such as warm overalls, helmet and, of course, your snowmobile. After a short introduction on how to operate these vehicles, you’ll mount your ride and head out to the blinding whiteness of the glacier.

The snowmobiles are double-riders and children over the age of seven can ride as passengers. However, if you or your group wish to ride alone, just select the add-on option ‘single rider’ during the booking process for all those wanting to ride alone in your group.

After a thrilling ride on the snowmobile, you’ll hop back on the monster truck and be transported back to Gullfoss waterfall where you can spend the rest of the day sightseeing around the Golden Circle.

Day 2 - Whale Watching

Sail out to Faxaflói Bay and try and spot a few whales.

Meet your captain and whale watching guide at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík at 13:00. They will take you onboard the vessel which will head out to the Faxaflói Bay where a wealth of both bird and marine life resides all year.

On board, you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, perfect for a tour like this. There is also a heated, indoor saloon with an onboard café where you can buy some light refreshments. It is recommended that you dress well, as it can be cold out on the high seas, but you will also find blankets and overalls onboard for the really cold days.

The most common sightings on this tour are Minke whales, Humpbacks, dolphins and porpoises and seeing them in their natural habitat is an experience you will never forget. However, this is wild nature, so sightings cannot be guaranteed, but in the unlikely case you don’t see any animals on your tour, you can come back another day for free.

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