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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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    Reviewed 9 July 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
    Reviewed 16 June 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 17 June 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 16 June 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 16 June 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 7 May 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 9 May 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

    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    Just back from our Iceland tour and this has to be on your list! A brilliant experience led by Hans (top bloke and knowledgeable guide). Despite the ice cave being flooded, we were given extra time on the glacier with the snow mobiles which was...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank David S
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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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