Snowmobile Adventure | Golden Circle and Langjokull Snowmobiling
Join this one-day tour experiencing the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus activity of snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier. This tour is the very best way to combine seeing some of the most popular sites in Iceland with an exciting activity in its own right.
After being picked up in Reykjavík, the first stop on this super jeep tour is at Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of Icelandic democracy and the site of the country's Christianisation in 1000 AD. A main feature of Þingvellir is the Almannagjá Gorge, one of the few places that one can witness, on dry land, the effect of the European and American tectonic plates drifting apart.
Then it's on to the Geysir geothermal valley, which has given its name to spouting hot springs all across the world. The giant geyser, Strokkur, will not fail to impress you so have your camera at the ready for when it erupts. This will occur every five to ten minutes. Other geothermal features include smoking fumaroles, bubbling mud pools and other smaller geysers.
Afterwards, you will visit another beautiful and dramatic natural feature, Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss ("The Golden Falls") is the third major stop on the Golden Circle and makes for an epic finale; water cascades 32 m over two cragged levels, causing a huge plume of vapour to rise into the air.
You will grab a bite to eat at the café at Gullfoss or Geysir café before driving the mountain road, Kjölur, up to the snowmobile site on Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland. This route offers fascinating glimpses of nature's majestic diversity.
Once on site, you will be kitted out with an insulated all-in-one jumpsuit, giant mittens and safety helmet, then given clear and precise instructions for handling these powerful machines. Led by the experienced mountain guide, the snowmobiles shoot off in single file for an hour of often high-speed driving along the carefully chosen route over the glacier.
The return journey provides further unmissable photo opportunities on this action-packed day. So don't miss your chance to grab a place on this fantastic sightseeing tour on the Golden Circle with snowmobiling on Langjökull. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Please do not wear jeans or sneakers for the tour as they get cold very easily