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Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience
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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Combine a tour of Iceland's Golden Circle with an off-road ride in a super truck and a snowmobile experience. On this full-day tour, including pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik accommodations, you get a true sense of the country's natural wonders through visits to Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Strokkur geyser, among other highlights.
  • Day trip including the Golden Circle Tour, exploring in a super truck, and snowmobiling adventure
  • Visit Golden Circle highlights such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Strokkur geyser
  • Ride a super truck over the rugged tundra
  • Snowmobile across glacial ice and snow fields
  • Round-trip transportation from your Reykjavik accommodations
  • Bus equipped with GPS-enabled tablets featuring travel information in 10 languages
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In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
English-speaking local guide
Free WiFi on board
USB charger
All necessary equipment for the snowmobile ride
Food and drinks
Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
Single ride supplement for snowmobile payable on spot (if odd number of travellers, 1, 3 etc.)

Departure Point

Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Be ready for convenient pickup at your Reykjavik accommodations. Board a comfortable bus and find your seat, equipped with Wi-Fi and a USB charger. Each seat also comes equipped with a tablet, which provides GPS-sensitive audio guides in several languages. 

The UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park is the first stop. There, learn about the Althing, one of the world's oldest parliaments. The park is also home to the location where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates have been dramatically pulled apart; the rift makes great photos. 

Continue to Geysir geothermal area, where you visit the very active Strokkur geyser. Take a walk around the Gullfoss Waterfall, where runoff from the Hvítá glacial river drops over two levels into a canyon. 

To keep exploring the rugged terrain of the central highlands, hop aboard a custom super-truck bound for the snowmobile base camp at the foot of the Langjökull Glacier. There, transfer to a snowmobile to ride across the snow and ice fields of the white wilderness.

After a day of adventure, relax onboard the bus as you're whisked back to Reykjavik and dropped off in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
The tour starts with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of the longest running parliament in the world. It is also here that the great continental plates of America and Eurasia have dramatically pulled apart and the resulting rift valley is clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Strokkur
The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the original geyser and one of the most photographed tourist attractions in world. Here the ground trembles and super heated water & steam erupts skywards from the spouting Strokkur geyser every few minutes.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Langjokull Glacier
Next we head to Gullfoss Waterfall where you will step aboard a custom-made Super Truck that´s capable of driving across rough snowy terrain thanks to its enormous tyres. The drive to the snowmobile base camp at the foot of the Langjökull Glacier is an unique Arctic highland experience and the snowmobile tour that follows is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Ride across the eternally frozen snow and ice fields of one of the biggest glaciers in the world on a guided snowmobile tour, exploring one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe and indeed the world. Please note that a valid driver's license is required to drive a snowmobile.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gullfoss Waterfall
When you return from your snowmobile adventure you can enjoy a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. There the Hvítá glacial river cascades down 32 metres on two levels into a narrow canyon with a thundering roar.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is six years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note, you must hold a valid drivers license to drive a snowmobile
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Reykjavik Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik with Glacier Snowmobile Experience.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You get the full gear but you will need hand warmers to place in your gloves (provided, but too thin to have any use) or use your own." See review
  • "Start the morning 07:30am a walk through the tectonic plates followed by the geysers and fulfils waterfalls, a day full of interesting sights." See review
  • "They just need to add a few 3x suits mind you this is from someone who is 6'5" tall and not small." See review

Reviews

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56 Reviews

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star-5
Snowtastic
goonerafc68
, Jan 2022
Really enjoyed the whole day however the snowmobiling has got to be the highlight Tour guide was really friendly and helpful
star-5
A most enjoyable trip to see Icelands natural wonders
Steph_J
, Jan 2022
A really good trip to see some of Icelands natural wonders. A full day with a good amount of time at each point to enjoy each feature. We had the most amazing guide and driver….. nicknamed Yoyo & Santa who made the trip even more fun. Their vast knowledge of Iceland accompanied with their humour made this one of our most enjoyable trips. I would like to add that my husband is disabled and both Yoyo and Santa did everything they could to make this trip inclusive for him.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
And the award to the most heart whelming review of the month goes to Steph! Thank you very much for taking time in writing us this review. We will make sure Santa and Yoyo will read it. We are very happy we could be part of your adventure in Iceland and we hope to see you again on board for even more fund and interesting trips!
star-1
Terrible, bad organisation and customer service.
Simon_C
, Dec 2021
Our activities were cancelled without telling us until we were at the first stop. It was terribly organised by the company from the moment we stepped on the bus. The guide was friendly but the company didn’t care - go with another company for your activities.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello Simon! Thank you for writing us this review. As much as we appreciate you taking time, I am afraid we have to disagree with your statement. The tour has departed from Reykjavik whilst the weather was closely monitored by our team. Unfortunately, as the weather worsen up and a weather warning was issued, we were forced to return the bus as the conditions became too dangerous. Our customers safety is a top priority and we could not take any risks. We are sorry that this happened so, but mother nature had a thing to say in this matter and I doubt other companies would have went against the weather. We hope you enjoyed your time in Iceland!
star-5
An absolute must-do !!
Magalie_C
, Dec 2021
This was a perfect day ! From pick up to drop off, the organisation was just excellent !! The sights were just breathtaking and mesmerising! Then the snowmobile experience is one in a lifetime experience to have !!! The Mountaineers of Iceland team was just excellent and patient, and they provided us with warm clothes for the journey in snowmobile. Cherry on the cake, our tour guide and driver did not hesitate to stop on our way back for us to see the beautiful Northern Lights !!! Incredible tour!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Sounds like you had a memorable experience! We are happy we could be part of it and we appreciate you taking time in writing it down. Seeing the Northern Lights on your way back, after an adventurous day that is indeed cherry on the cake and we cannot imagine a better way to end a long and fun day.
star-4
Great tour - be prepared to travel!!
Jack_D
, Dec 2021
Be prepared to travel a lot! It was a great trip and we saw and did some amazing things, so definatley worth doing. However it was a 12 hour day and the majority of it is spent on a coach. It wasn't too bad in the morning but we got on the bus to come home at 3.30pm and didn't get back until 7.30pm. We took an unusual detour to pick people up from the secret lagoon that added on 1.5 hours. But overall the activities themselves were great and the tour guide was brill.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Jack for taking time in writing us this feedback. We are happy to see you enjoyed both the scenic of the Golden Circle tour and the snowmobiling experience. Regarding the unusual detour picking up customers from Secret Lagoon, we can guarantee that the return way it is the same. We add this extra stop and consider this way you will also be able to see one of Iceland's oldest geothermal pools. We hope we'll have you back on board to explore even more of Iceland!
star-5
Very long, but outstanding tour!
kevin_g
, Dec 2021
First, it was a long long day. Every bit of like 12 hours from pick up to drop off! But, it was sooooo worth it and great fun! If you have the time to burn you can’t go wrong with this here tour!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Kevin for taking time in writing us this review. We are happy to see the 12h long day was worth it. I bet the snowmobiling ride was cherry on the cake, right? Looking forward to see you again on board to explore even more of Iceland.
star-3
Tour needs to be shorter in the winter
Leonard_M
, Dec 2021
Overall it was a lot of fun, but it seems silly to me that the tour would continue around the whole “golden circle” after dark when it’s impossible to see anything - why not just return to Reykjavik by the shortest route? The snowmobiling was a bit of a let down. The group was far too large, so we had to stop and wait every 30 seconds for someone to catch up.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Leonard for taking time in writing us this review. Life at the Arctic Circle means that we get only 3-4h of daylight during winter season. However, life in Iceland does not stop due to lack of daylight and we continue our operation, hoping this will actually give you a glimpse of how life is in Iceland on daily basis in cold season. We appreciate your suggestion to cut short the trip, but from our experience all our customers want to see all 3 main attractions for this trip, so cutting it short will not benefit anybody. We hope you had a nice time on our tours and you will visit again again one day.
star-5
Even better than expected
Luca_C
, Dec 2021
Very dark for first stop at national park, as you would expect when short hours of sunlight in December. Other stops were so good! Best to get food at Geysir stop(really great food here) as you won't get a chance after that
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Luca for taking time in writing us this review. Being dark the majority of day in winter time is part of life at the Arctic Circle. We hope that this experience gave you a glimpse of how Icelanders live on a daily basis. We are happy to see you enjoyed this tour and we hope to have you back on board again to explore even more of what Iceland has to offer
star-5
Brilliant day out for the highlights
Lloyd_W
, Dec 2021
You can’t possibly see all of what Iceland has to offer in a single day, but this tour provides a great and informative overview of some of the key highlights. The snow mobile segment is a must-do too!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Lloyd for taking time in writing us a review! We are happy to see that you enjoyed this experience and we hope you will have the chance to visit us again and explore even more of Iceland.
star-4
Snowmobiling highlight of the day
Victoria_T
, Dec 2021
This was a good trip but the larger group meant a lot of waiting around and poor timing which meant crucial daylight was eaten into. The guides were good. The trip was fantastic itself, snow mobiling was the highlight, definitely worth it.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Victoria for taking time in writing us this review! We are happy to see you enjoyed this experience and we hope to have you back on board again.

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