Glacier Snowmobiling & Ice Cave from Skjól
Your adventure day starts when we pick you up at the arranged time. Depending on the option you chose on booking, we pick you up in Reykjavik or from Amazing Basecamp Skjól (Campground), located not so far away from the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. Then we'll head up to Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier, in the Icelandic Highlands in our super truck. On a clear day, the views are incredible. You will be able to see Eiríksjökull Glacier (the highest mountain in west Iceland), Hofsjökull Glacier and the Kerlingafjöll Mountains.
Your certified glacier guide will provide overalls, helmet and all the gear you need, give you a safety briefing and a few straightforward snowmobile driving instructions. You are then ready to ride - driving a snowmobile is easy but feel free to ask any questions before you roar off. Your stunning 1-hour snowmobile ride will take you across Langjökull Glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland, rising to 1450 m above sea level. Feel your excitement and adrenaline soar! Your snowmobile tour on Langjökull will feel like a magic carpet chase across the roof of majestic white land. Langjökull is known as 'The White Glacier', glaciers are predominantly white but Langjökull is just so incredibly white. Make the most of the journey but feel your spine tingle in anticipation as you approach the natural ice cave - you will not be disappointed.
Before winter comes our glacier guides begin their exciting search for the new Langjökull Ice Cave. All ice caves are really special but some are more special than others! The ice-ceiling above you resembles a brilliant blue river, the ice is so exceptionally translucent, it seems as though you are surrounded by pure blue-hued quartz crystal jewels. The ice around this 'blue river ' is white, bearing very unusual subtle gray 'zebra striping', formed from the ash layers of various volcanic eruptions. You get about 15 minutes to explore and photograph the cave and to enjoy the rare and precious crystalline blue beauty of this amazing natural ice cavern.
Outside, your trusty snowmobile is waiting, ready to skim you across Langjökull to our Snowmobile Base Camp. We drop you back to Amazing Basecamp Skjól.
The Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice cave tour from Amazing Basecamp Skjól is a really great way to experience all that Icelandic glaciers can offer.
- Pick-up from Amazing Basecamp Skjól
- Snowmobile Tour
- Visit to a Natural Ice Cave
- All Necessary Snowmobile Gear
- Super Jeep Experience
What's not included
What do I need to bring
- Warm layers
- Weatherproof top layer
- Sturdy hiking shoes
- Packed lunch / can be bought at Skjól Bistro
Two people ride each snowmobile. If you are on your own or you wish to ride solo you need to book this and pay an upgrade. All snowmobile drivers need to bring a valid Driving License.
The price of the tour is for one person when sharing a two-person snowmobile. Please choose the solo ride option when booking in odd numbers. Also, if you want to ride alone on the snowmobile, select the “solo on a snowmobile” option.
For solo or odd number of bookings, you must book a solo snowmobile for 6.500 ISK extra.
If you wish to have a solo snowmobile but do not have a valid driver's license then you can book an extra guide to operate your snowmobile for an additional 40.000 ISK. Please contact our sales desk for further information