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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing
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From US$ 230.75 per person

Discover geysers and hot springs in Iceland's Golden Circle on a day trip from Reykjavik. Stand on one of Europe's biggest glaciers and step in the footsteps of Vikings at Þingvellir National Park.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Pickup will take place between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. Please be ready to leave from your accommodation at 7:30 AM. Because of traffic limitations, for some Reykjavík city areas, you will have to make your way to the closest pickup point. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out where that is. If you are staying in private accommodation, please contact the activity provider to confirm your pickup location.

Experience

Itinerary
8 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • 1 hour
  • Thingvellir National Park (photo stop)

  • Geysir (photo stop)

  • Gullfoss Waterfall (photo stop)

  • Langjökull Glacier (snowmobile tour)

  • 2 hours
  • Reykjavik

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Ride a snowmobile through one of Europe's last great wilderness areas
  • See an erupting geyser and a variety of hot springs
  • Feel the spray of the 32-meter high Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Learn about the Vikings in Thingvellir National Park
  • Marvel at the vast wilderness at Langjökull Glacier
Full description

Explore the Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Learn facinating information from your audio guide as you visit sites like Þingvellir National Park, Strokkur geyser, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Ride on the ice fields of Langjökull Glacier on a snowmobile tour.

Depart Reykjavík early to catch the morning sun in a new bus equipped with computer tablets in each seat. Use the GPS-sensitive, in-bus audio guide, available in 10 languages, to learn more about the sights you will see, and stay connected with the on-board USB chargers and free Wi-Fi. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of the longest-running parliament in the world. Discover where the great continental plates of America and Eurasia have dramatically pulled apart to create a rift valley, clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake. Continue to Geysir Hot Springs to discover the home of the original geyser. Experience the trembling ground and see the super-heated water erupt skywards from the spouting Strokkur geyser every few minutes. Then, take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. Hear the thundering roar of the glacial Hvítá River as it cascades down 32 meters on 2 levels into a narrow canyon. Marvel at the pristine nature of the central highlands aboard a custom-made super truck. They can drive across the rough, snowy terrain thanks to their enormous tires. Drive to the snowmobile base camp at the foot of Langjökull Glacier. Then, ride across the eternally-frozen snow and ice fields of one of the biggest glaciers in the world on a guided snowmobile tour.

Includes
  • In-bus audio guide in 10 languages
  • Pickup in Reykjavik (if option selected)
  • Live tour guide
  • Admission fees
  • Snowmobile ride
  • Equipment for the snowmobile ride
  • Headphones
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Date

Meeting point

The bus departs from Reykjavik Terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Headphones
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • In Iceland it's always smart to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden, so expect the unexpected
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • 2 people share a snowmobile. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to pay extra fees on site
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 346 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Great tour, really enjoyable. The snowmobiling was so much fun despite the weather and the guides were really nice and helpful. We didn’t get time to see gullfoss waterfall due to an issue with the bus but an extra stop was made on the way back from snowmobiling which made up for it. Highly recommended tour.

May 16, 2022

Fabulous day out. Despite a mix up in the pick-up location, I received a call and was picked up from a different location with no further issues. Quite a lot of time on the coach so judge coffee and toilet breaks accordingly. The order in which the activities took place was Þingvellir NP, geyser, snow mobiling, gullfoss. The guide on the coach was very knowledgeable and has clearly been doing this a while - great balance between pointing out sights and not over-doing the commentary. I've no idea why the prep for this activity said to bring headphones - simply no need. The Golden Circle is a must do for any traveller to Iceland, and the snow mobiling was the cherry on the cake. Loved it. A note on clothing: it's all provided, but it's still totally freezing and I did have trouble with the throttle as my thumb went numb a few times despite the dedicated heating for it and I was not alone. Bring sunglasses. Still, no pleasure without a little pain. Highly recommend it

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April 8, 2022

Loved, loved, loved this tour !!! This was amazing from start to finish. The pick up was on time. Raga was our bus guide, informative...but a bit sharp !!! No prisoners taken!!! A long day but worth it. It was lovely to see the national park. We really enjoyed the experience of seeing the Geysir. Soooo enjoyed the big truck ride up to the snowmobile base. The truck driver a nice, kind gentleman, big in stature and nature. He got us to the snowmobile base safe and sound on treacherous roads. The snowmobiling ride was amazing. We were looking forward to this so much and it didn't let us down. It was such fun. Following this activity, we trucked it back down to Gullfoss Waterfall. The waterfall is breathtaking...as was the cold, windy, wet/snowy weather when we were there...!!!! We didn't expect it to be as good as it was but it was absolutely stunning. The sheer power of the water was amazing. We would totally recommend this tour. It seems expensive but it's not for all the activities.

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April 6, 2022

Product ID: 73851