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Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Zip across Iceland’s second-biggest ice cap by snowmobile and visit an ice cave on an 8-hour Langjökull glacier trip from Reykjavik. Ride a snowmobile over the ice toward a glacier cave, admiring the views over snow fields and peaks. Then, descend into the cave on foot to view the blue ice inside the glacier before snowmobiling back. Return transportation, with central Rekyjavik hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • 8-hour Langjökull glacier snowmobile ride and ice cave visit from Reykjavik
  • 1-hour snowmobile trek across Iceland’s second-biggest ice cap
  • Zoom over the snow and ice led by a glacier guide
  • Stop to visit Langjökull ice cave deep inside the glacier
  • View the cave's layers of blue ice and learn how they formed
  • Small-Group experience limited to one guide per six sleds
  • Round-trip air-conditioned transportation, including downtown Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off
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Pick up from authorised Reykjavik pick up points
1-hour snowmobile ride with two persons sharing a snowmobile
Snowmobile gear (includes: overall, a balaclava, gloves, and a helmet)
Small-group experience
Certified glacier guide
Free wi-fi on board
Food & drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that we only serve the pick-up locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from our list:

22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24.
Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19.
BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10.
Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10.
Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 - Rauðarárstígur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata
Oddsson Hotel - Grensásvegur 16a.
Cabin Hótel – Borgartún 32.
Capital Inn – Suðurhlíð 35d.
Eyja Guldsmen Hotel – Brautarholt 10.
Grand Hótel Reykjavík – Sigtún 38.
Grayline – Main bus terminal - Klettagarðar 4.
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica – Suðurlandsbraut 2.
Hótel Ísland – Ármúla 9.
Hotel Ørkin – Brautarholti 29.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura – við Hlíðarfót, Nauthólsvegur 52.
Kex Hostel – Skúlagata 28.
Klettur Hótel – Mjölnisholt 12-14.
N1 Gas Station – Ártúnshöfði
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga – við Hagatorg.
Reykjavík City Hostel – Sundlaugavegur 34.
Reykjavík Lights Hotel – Suðurlandsbraut 12.
Skarfabakki – Cruise Ship, Reykjavik Harbor, 105 Reykjavik

After early morning pickup from your downtown Reykjavik hotel or guest house, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned super truck — a large 4x4 specially adapted to drive on glacier ice — to the snowmobile base station on Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second-biggest ice cap.

On arrival, take in the views over the sparkling glacier and be shown to your modern snowmobile. Then, listen to a safety briefing, and don the provided snowmobiling gear, including a thermal coverall, balaclava, helmet, and gloves. Get instructions on operating your vehicle, and when you’re ready, set off in a small group of six travelers or fewer, led by a certified glacier guide.

Cruise over the glacier and as you gain in confidence, open the throttle and pick up speed. Zip over the ice, and soak in the far-reaching views over the surrounding snow fields and mountains.

Following about 30 minutes on your snowmobile, arrive at the ice cave, and walk to the entrance. Then, descend into the depths to admire the blue ice. Learn about the glacier’s formation and how the layers of ice form its heart, and take photos of the surreal-looking, icy world around you.

After approximately 15 minutes spent exploring the cave, re-emerge onto the glacier and hop back on your snowmobile. Then, rev the engine and enjoy the return 30-minute ride back over the ice to the base station.

Your full-day tour finishes with a drop-off back at your accommodation in central Reykjavik.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Small group experience limited to one guide per 6 sleds.
  • Minimum age: 8 years old (to be a participant at the back of the snowmobile)
  • Not recommend women that are 3+ months pregnant
  • Warm outdoor clothing and good hiking shoes are recommended
  • Please note: You have to have a valid drivers license to operate a snowmobile
  • Be aware that if you book odd numbers of participants you have to pay single rider supplement. If you do not choose it in the booking process you will be charged the extra fee on location
  • Transportation vehicle is a super truck that includes air conditioning
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures
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 sanitization during Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik.

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  • "It’s also very wet so made the drive home a bit uncomfortable." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Snowmobiling
Amy_M
, Mar 2020
A great day of snowmobiling for our family of 4. All were old enough to drive and we had a blast! Crawing around in the ice cave was so fun and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable! The trek up to the Glacier was pretty amazing as well!!! You are driven up in these huge “Monster Trucks”!!!! Our driver was amazing!!! I would totally recommend this tour!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Best guides of my entire 10 day trip!
Brittany_M
, Mar 2020
The tour was good but not what was expected and many others in my group agreed as we discussed on the bus home. We all very much enjoyed the snow mobiles and thankful to the company for keeping us extremely warm with their equipment in VERY cold elements while keeping us safe and monitored at all times. The let down the expectation that we would see ice caves and explore these caves for part of the trip. The trip purely a snowmobile tour!! We stop for maybe 30 minutes to climb Into a very small and low hanging (you must crawl) cave. It’s also very wet so made the drive home a bit uncomfortable. I wish we had an opportunity To explore more into caves then just ride for the tour. Overall it was good and a fun experience, but I would hope the website description clarifies better for future guest.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Bus crash
JVick
, Feb 2020
Not a professional organization. After driving for 30 minutes, we had to go back to Reykjavik because they forgot to pick up someone. The bus driver was in hurry. She drove too fast because she wanted to catch. The bus crashed. We are now back home from vacation. We mailed Arctic Adventiors, but we still have not heard from them.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful and fun
David_G
, Feb 2020
Was a great trip. Beautiful and lota of fun. The guides were great, the sowmoboles were top notch. Highly recommended.
star-5
Amazing
soniabhuva
, Nov 2019
Amazing experience. Great tour guides particularly articadventures guys. Would recommend anyone for this tour.
star-3
Could have been better.
scotthI7632SE
, Nov 2019
Once we got out to the glacier and ice cave it was awesome, but we just didn't get to spend much time out there. I would say we were on the snowmobiles for less than 30 minutes round trip. In addition, we were at the ice cave for about 15 minutes. Beautiful, just wish I could have spent some more time there. the group was also pretty large (like 30 people) and we didn't have the option of picking up our speed at any point. I don't think I would do this again. I can see how the cost is justified because the transportation, gear, and snowmobile included, but they should have let us spend a couple of hours on the ice.
star-5
Amazing
Paulabigbir
, Nov 2019
Absolutely amazing this is a definitely must do if you come to Iceland it is a lot of travelling to get there but it’s well worth it when you get there and the tour guides and everyone is so nice and friendly
star-3
Misleading, not whats on the tin!
emmacowen123
, Nov 2019
Me and my friends did your tour today and although we had a great time we did feel very disappointed as what we signed up to was not what we got. For one it states 1 hour snowmobiling  this is not true, being generous id say 15 minutes there and back. It also states and shows pictures of a cave, and describes this as Langjokull ice cave! We did not go to that cave we couldnt even stand up in the ice hole we were taken in. Langjokull ice cave is much larger and you can walk through it. Also our guide gave us no information as it states on our what to expect list!  Also it stated small group of 6 or less!? there was more then double that which made it extremely frustrating in terms of how fast you could go and how personable the experience was.  All in all we felt totally decieved and misled and although it was still a great experience it was not worth the money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Snowmobiling and ice Cave from Reykjavik
5n0w9ow19
, Oct 2019
We where happy with tour guides and the snowmobiling on the glacier how ever we were disappointed with being notified last minute that we would not be able to visit the ice caves. No explanation given util day of when speaking with snowmobile guide. More communications would have been nice.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Day Ever!
Wanderer0875
, May 2019
Experienced guides took us to the ice sheet with confidence as we pondered the conditions. To drive yourself across an ice sheet at 60kmph on a snowmobile was exhilarating and so much fun... to top that off, venturing down in to an ice cave and listen to some local history was just an amazing day! Highly recommend if you have a sense If adventure and the outdoors!

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