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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing
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From US$ 262.40 per person

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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.

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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.

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
  • Waterproof clothing
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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 471 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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The tour was fun but difficult due to the limited daylight in January! Additionally, trying to figure out which bus to board was a nightmare. The tour guide Christina originally told us we were not on her tour bus and directed us away quite rudely. We had to go back again and check her list ourselves! We arrived at the first stop in thingvellir national park and it was pitch black. We didn't get to see anything as we arrived there quite early and only had a 30 minute stop. The rest of the golden circle tour was okay but I would highly recommend hiring a car and doing it yourself. Snowmobiling on the other hand was absolutely amazing! Super well organised and the views were insane. We had a good 1 hour on the snowmobile which I think was perfect. Anymore than that and my fingers would have dropped off! Overall I think the tour was great. Best option would be to drive golden circle and just join this experience for Snowmobiling if that's possible.

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January 13, 2023

We were staying at a hotel with 2 entrances. We were told to be ready for pick up between 7.30am - 8am. I was waiting inside with my two sons and my husband was going between both entrances to look for transport. Long story short, Reykjavik Sightseeing put us down as "no show" and left without us, they only waited for 3 minutes which apparently they stated was longer than usual. They allow 1 - 2 min per hotel. So £855 down they offered no solution and no refund. We paid another £295 to get a cab to meet at a certain point in the tour which was 1 hour 45 min away. Customer Service and helpfullness with Reykjavik Sightseeing falls very short. We managed to do snowmobiling part of trip which was fantastic but would not recommend Reykjavik Sightseeing as when there was a problem they were unable to make any suggestions or offer any help and advice

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January 5, 2023

100% one of the best experiences of my life. Pickup was seamless from the bus stop outside our hotel. It was dark when at the Natural Park but got some incredible photos of the rifts. Seeing the geysers in real life was special! We then went to Gullfoss Waterfall which was spectacular. The absolute star of the tour was the snowmobiling. What an unbelievable experience. We were incredibly incredibly lucky to be in perfect conditions. I can’t put into words how beautiful the view was going up the glazier and at the top. It was literally like a dream. Only downside to the tour was the length of the trip home as the people on the snowmobiling tour were given a different bus back than our original tour and we had to pick up a different tour in another town adding onto our journey length home. However the guide was super nice and told us loads of Icelandic folklore stories which way more than made up for it. Dropped us straight back to our hotel after a 13 hour day which was so ideal.

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December 14, 2022

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