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Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points.
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Tour ends with a Reykjavik drop off
    Inclusions
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • Food & drinks
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    Additional Info
    • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    One of my favorite excursions. We rode snow mobiles on top of a glacier and then went into an ice cave. Talk about exciting!! The suits kept you warm. I do wish you didn’t have to stay in a line when driving the snowmobile, not...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank jet_set_jeree
    Erika A, Marketing assistant at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello jet_set_jeree, We are glad to hear you like the tour. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Erika

    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    It was quite a trek to get to the snowmobiling spot between a bus, and two ATVs but the snowmobiling was remarkable. It was beautiful scenery, cool black ash piles and lots of snow. Our guide was a bit hard to understand on our travels...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 374dominique
    Erika A, Marketing assistant at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello 374dominique, We are so glad to hear that you had an amazing adventure! Thanks a lot for leaving us a good review. We hope to see you soon again. Best regards, Erika

    Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

    Although we couldn’t get into the ice cave during our trip as the stairs were frozen over, the snowmobiling was beyond expectations. We were picked up from our hotel & taken to base camp, where we were kitted up. We then travelled to the snowmobiles...More

    Thank Mickoharriso
    Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

    Dear Mickoharriso, Thank you for your review. It is amazing to hear that the snowmobiling tour has exceeded your expectations! Your positive feedback has really lifted our spirits up, we strive to improve even more. Thermals, warm socks, weatherproof top layer is something we recommend...More

    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    This was our first time for snowmobiling. They showed up at the pick up point on time. My daughter and I were slow and the guides were patient with us. One stayed with us to escort us while the others were with the rest of...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Susan S
    Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

    Dear Susan S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. No worries about being slow :) It was most probably your first time trying out this adrenaline filled activity so it is completely understandable you needed to get used to the snowmobile...More

    Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

    We had so much fun on the snowmobile. It went quite fast, we spent some time in the “play area” to just run around in circles and afterwards did a slightly more technical ride navigating through some rocky paths. The snowmobile will be faster and...More

    Thank Adeline S
    Ausra R, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

    Dear Adeline S, Thank you for booking your adventure with us, we are happy to receive your great review! Snowmobiling is indeed a quite unique experience and a lot of fun, not to mention the beautiful views of the Langjokull glacier. We are happy to...More

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    Response from 85billp | Reviewed this property |
    There is about a 40 minute van ride from Gullfoss to the hut where you get dressed and get on the snowmobile. Then it is about a 40 minute snowmobile ride on the tour I took but the snowmobiles are really fun to... More
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    Response from M508IYnancyb | Reviewed this property |
    A snow slope to descend to get to the entrance Yes it has wooden steps into it. It is a bit slippy but you can hold the sides of them. Inside cave is slippy too but you can keep to the centre and hunker down to look... More
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    Response from M508IYnancyb | Reviewed this property |
    Contact artic adventures directly. They have a form on their website for customised experiences.
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