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The Basics

Tours of Langjökull—most of which depart from Reykjavík, Húsafell, or Gullfoss—typically include transport by helicopter, Super Jeep, or snowmobile, and might feature stops at Gullfoss waterfall, Secret Lagoon, and the Víðgelmir lava cave. It’s best to book a tour to explore Langjökull as it can be dangerous to try it on your own—plus, tours come with specially-equipped vehicles and equipment to help you navigate the glacier.

For a unique experience, book a tour that allows you to explore the glacier at night when the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights are in full swing.

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Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
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Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
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$246.38 per adult
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Amazing scenery, friendly staff. The best experience we've had in Iceland. It was absolutely breathtaking, the sunset over the glacier
Andrea_M, Dec 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Reykjavik

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Snow mobile a glacier
Heather_C, Aug 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
Fun day experiencing riding a snow mobile for the first time. Very well organized. Beautiful view from the glacier. Good safety measures.
star-5
Fantastic cross country...
Claire_D, Jan 2023
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
Fantastic cross country ride in a super jeep. Dramatic landscape. Guide got ahead of the crowds so whizzing across virgin snow on snowmobiles. Highlight of our holiday. Only downsize, fingertip painfully cold after 10 minutes. Take liner gloves to wear inside theirs. Having said that, it was -15 with windchill!!! An hour was enough due to the cold!
star-4
Fun time
Tracey_C, Dec 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
It was fun. But too many people. Will do a smaller group next time. But there actual snowmobiling was fun.
star-5
Glacier gliding
velicas, Dec 2022
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
This excursion was on the top of our list and it did not disappoint! For all the adrenaline lovers, this one is for you!
star-5
fun fun fun,
Annabel_D, Dec 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
It's a great experience and all who get to visit Iceland should do this. Great value for money. Very organized office with great equipment.
star-4
Exciting, efficient outing
Sai_R, Dec 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
Everything took place as planned and the place where we did the snow-mobiling was vast and beautiful. The crew is very skilled and professional. They give you very good overalls, helmet and gloves. You don't need to wear big parkas etc. You can leave that in your car.
star-5
Amazing!!!!
Jodie_F, Oct 2022
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
Had the most amazing day, an experience that will last a lifetime. Had the best guide and driver, he made the whole experience that more memorable.
star-4
Glacier views worth it
Charlotte_S, Nov 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
Beautiful views. Snowsuits kept us very warm. Only complaint is single file very almost painfully slow snowmobile ride.
star-5
Iceland 2022
Desiree_P, Nov 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
Amazing, fun and thrilling experience in one of Iceland glaciers. Friendly and professional staff. A must do when visiting Iceland.
star-5
Snowmobile heaven
mariastevenharvey, Feb 2020
Snowmobile Tour on Langjökull Glacier from Reykjavik
The journey to the glacier on a monster (truck) bus in the snow was an experience Then it got better
star-4
Fun experience
Charles_F, Oct 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
Great time and a fun ride. Guides were very nice. Beautiful scenery. Would try it again. Make sure you have enough time, entire experience took 4+ hours with travel to and from the glacier and time for for wardrobe changes.
star-5
Breathtaking Beauty & Fun Adventure
Nicole_C, Sep 2022
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
This tour is for people that are physically fit and want some adventure. I was 6months out of my 3rd leg surgery and was able to do the main hike, but it was challenging. Also, you have to be ok with like 2 hours worth of off-roading going at fast speeds. There is also a sense of urgency throughout the day. Is all of that totally worth it, if you are up for it? YESSSSSSSS! Such beautiful sights. I saw and felt things I couldn't imagine. Breathtaking nature. Fun adventure. I did also prefer spending all my time hiking and taking photos vs. worrying about the natural bath. If you've done Blue Lagoon and the Secret Lagoon, you are not missing anything. Plus with limited time, you really need to be willing to change in front of people vs a locker room LOL. Also, the bathroom facilities there are not my favorite, but at least they are there.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Langjökull is a must-visit for outdoor adventurers, and fans of skiing and snowmobiling.

  • Wear warm clothes to explore the freezing glacier. Crampons are often provided with tours, which make it easier to navigate the ice caves.

  • Driving conditions to the glacier can be unpredictable. During the winter, roads leading to the glacier are closed to most vehicles.

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How to Get There

Langjökull sits about 64 miles (102 kilometers) from Reykjavík and can be accessed from the east or west, though you need a special vehicle to get to the glacier since the roads are unpaved.

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When to Get There

Ample snow and a man-made ice tunnel allow you to traverse the surface of Langjökull glacier at any time of year. However, the best time to visit Langjökull is during mid-winter, when all of the ice caves are accessible—this is also the optimal time to see the Northern Lights. If you visit in summer, you can still visit the ice tunnel on the west side of the glacier.

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One Night of Iceland’s Best

It can be difficult to find the Northern Lights on your own, and even more difficult to see them from the city. If you’re short on time—or just want to experience the best of Iceland in one night—a tour offers all the adventure without the hassle of tracking the aurora down yourself. Some glacier tours start out with a snowmobile ride, ice cave exploration, or a dip in hot springs before capping off the evening with an aurora viewing. Keep in mind that peak season for the Northern Lights in Iceland is September through March, but conditions must be optimal for the lights to appear.

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Langjökull
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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