Snowmobile Tour on Langjokull Glacier | Departure From Gullfoss Waterfall

Those who are not in possession of a full international driver's license can still ride the snowmobile as a passenger.
It's easy to feel small on the absolute, sheer mass that is Langjökull glacier.
Snowmobiling requires a little courage, a thirst for speed and a real willingness to have fun!
The glacier calls out to the adventurous, demanding speed, thrill and excitement!
When snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, you will be wearing bright, colourful overalls as a means of staying visible.
Underneath the open sky, nothing can feel more freeing than snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier.
Based on 27 traveller reviews

Add an exciting twist to a visit to Gullfoss, by combining it with a snowmobiling excursion on Langjökull glacier. This trip is perfect for those eager to spice up a day of sightseeing with a dose of adventure.

This tour begins from Gullfoss waterfall, one of the three points of the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. In the upper car park, you will meet your guide and group, board a super-jeep, and be whisked off to Langjökull glacier.

This is a beautiful drive, taken in the shadows of dramatic snowy peaks, over a rough terrain that most vehicles cannot traverse. Once you arrive at the snowmobiling base camp, you will be fitted with all your gear and receive a quick safety briefing, before mounting your vehicle and starting your adventure.

Iceland is one of the very few places in the world where you can snowmobile on a glacier throughout the year. The chance to even see an ice-cap like this is rare; but to be able to admire it from its surface, and rocket across it, is a truly unique experience.

The views of the ancient ice and surrounding landscapes are otherworldly; in clear weather, you will be able to see parts of the Icelandic Highlands, as well as other distant glaciers. This tour, therefore, is as mesmerising as it is exhilarating.

You will have a full hour to make the most of this experience, by far enough time to get used to your vehicle and truly appreciate this incredible opportunity. Once your adventure is complete, you will return to base camp, hop back into the super-jeep, and shoot back to Gullfoss waterfall.

Hit the ice at full speed on this thrilling tour you won’t ever forget. Book now for an unforgettable adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Gullfoss, Langjökull
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 12:15

Check in at Gullfoss café is at 12:15 and departure from Gullfoss café is at 12:30. You will be picked up in a Super truck. 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.
  • Transfer to the snowmobile base and back to Gullfoss cafe

  • 1 hour double ride

  • All the safety equipment needed for the Snowmobile trip

  • Snow gear (winter overalls, head wear, gloves)

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Extra head wear and gloves

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Valid Driver's License

Good to know:

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

There are two people per vehicle and a valid driver's license is needed to drive the snowmobile. The information on the driver's licence must be written in the Latin/Roman alphabet.


Exciting and bumpy ride to the base camp, gorgeous scenery on the way. After getting outfitted at base camp we got a quick breakdown on how to control the snowmobile and then we were off. It felt like we were alone on top of the world, clear blue skies, no wind and snow all around us. The ride itself was an hour-long adrenaline rush (even as a passenger). Great experience overall!

This trip was one of the highlights of my first trip to iceland! Racing across the glacier on a snowmobile was incredible, and the view was absolutely stunning. Would definitely recommend.

The snowmobile tour was the most amazing experience! We never saw or did anything like it before! It was like being on top of the world! And getting engaged on the top of the glacier really topped it off. It was worth every penny. Meeting point at cafe was not very clear but we found our guide in the end.

definitely do this one. great little side trip exploring the natural ice cave. one thing the cafe gets packed so trying to find the tour company was a bit hard with all the tourists. So you could either have a representative with a sign at the entrance of the cafe or have advertising on the trucks that take you to the snowmobile. Great funny informative guides as always.

Great tour. We did a lot of research on snowmobile tours in Iceland as we found them to be a bit expensive (like everything thing in Iceland). This tour was the cheapest one and it was awesome. Being on the glacier was great and being on the snowmobile (my boyfriend was the driver) was incredibly fun. Can recommend this trip.

Incredible experience, meeting point could have been better marked however.

Exciting experience. I did not drive myself but sat in the back with my husband who was driving the ski doo. Really loved seeing the glacier and would love to do again sometime.

Driving the snowmobile was much easier than I thought. This tour was a lot of fun and being able to skidoo on a glacier was a unique experience for me. Can highly recommend this tour.

This is the first time I ever ride a snow mobile. It was fun and exciting to ride on an ice field. The guides are good and make sure everyone is safe. There was a little hassle for the pick up. We were picked up at the Gulfoss Cafe but ther was no indication for the meeting point and we were searching everywhere for the guide.

Iceland was amazing. The people, the places where all fantastic. The landscape there changes almost every 5 mins. Fortunately the weather was in our favor. The most amazing thing was the northern lights. We just drove out onto a empty road and parked the car and watched the wonderful works of nature. The roads, the landscape, the nature is just mind blowing. Feels like you are living on the moon. If you are planning a trip dont think twice Just do it. you will treasure it for the rest of your life.

It's a wonderful tour of Iceland! With humorous guides, we all have safe and loverly experience during days in Iceland, frist time try snowmobiles and hiking on glacier. Best Iceland, great tours!

I was lucky enough to join this tour with a great group of people, the guides are really good and the make sure everybody feels save when riding the snowmobile, it is actually a lot easier than it looks. This is the perfect way to experience an Icelandic glacier with a dash of adrenaline!

I joined this tour as a part of a company trip. It was my first time snowmobiling and have to say: it was awesome! The weather was fantastic and the glacier was extremely beautiful. Driving a snowmobile is very easy, and actually much easier than I thought. First I thought it would be something similar to driving and ATV, but the terrain is so much smoother that it turned out to be much easier. Also, you can speed much more on snowmobiles than ATVs, so I can highly recommend this trip!

I can easily recommend this amazing snowmobile tour. Super exciting experience with a very friendly staff. The landscape was incredible, snow everywhere and blue sky. If you are doing the golden circle this is a great idea to add some more excitement in to it.

Had so much fun on this tour in great weather. The guides were really friendly and helpful and made sure we had a lot of fun. Being on top of the glacier and basically feeling like along in the world was just an amazing experience. I highly recommend this tour for everybody that is doing the golden circle.

The weather was not great on this day and we were told by guides it was very dangerous on glacier. It was a present/treat for my mums birthday that ended in disaster! The glacier was sheet ice with no snow which the guides had tried to plough with a tractor. Mum and Dads snowmobile flipped and trapped her underneath. Despite them looking at ankle they said she should countinue and that it definitely wasn’t broken. She had to walk across the glass like ice and climb into the trucks which took us to base camp having continued out onto the glacier with the rest of the team. Upon our return to the pick up point 2 hours later, we took her to the hospital as she was in so much pain where it turns out that it was broken in two places. She will be in cast for 12 weeks and possibly require surgery after that. We filmed the trip to glacier to share with friends and family as it was so terrifying and we have on video the guide saying it was exceedingly dangerous due to rain washing away the snow. However we trusted their judgement which turned out to be wrong. The staff were ultra friendly and helped where possible but first aid training seemed lacking and stricter guidelines should be in place for when conditions are dangerous. It was an expensive day once we had then paid for hospital fees on top of this trip which not one of us enjoyed after this. Even the guide wearing crampons fell over twice!

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