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Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points.
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Tour ends with a Reykjavik drop off
    Inclusions
    • Pick up from authorised Reykjavik pick up points
    • 1-hour snowmobile ride with two persons sharing a snowmobile
    • Snowmobile gear (includes: overall, a balaclava, gloves, and a helmet)
    • Small-group experience
    • Certified glacier guide
    • Free wi-fi on board
    Exclusions
    • Food & drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Small group experience limited to one guide per 6 sleds.
    • Minimum age: 8 years old (to be a participant at the back of the snowmobile)
    • Not recommend women that are 3+ months pregnant
    • Warm outdoor clothing and good hiking shoes are recommended
    • Please note: You have to have a valid drivers license to operate a snowmobile
    • Be aware that if you book odd numbers of participants you have to pay single rider supplement. If you do not choose it in the booking process you will be charged the extra fee on location
    • Transportation vehicle is a super truck that includes air conditioning
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Snowmobiling was total 40 minutes or less both ways. View is breathtaking. The ice cave is not much of a cave. It's a sheet of ice covering a small opening. It's the size of a small room you can't even stand up in it. Had fun cuz of the snowmobiling but felt ripped off. I agree
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    +4
    You can do the Golden Circle, the northern lights, see the south coast and swim in the Blue Lagoon but not until you climb an Iceland glacier do you understand the primal, wild, natural beauty of this country. Untainted, not polluted. You can visit the glacier, or you can let
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    From Reykjavik to Gullfoss 1 1/2 hours, then another 1/2 hour by superjeep to “change-up” cabin. At this cabin, everyone is provided gloves, overalls, helmet, goggles, & boots (boots only if rented). You change into these items. Then again another 30 to 45 minutes to get to
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    This trip is about 6-7 hours of travel time (if you’re in Reykjavík) for about 45 minutes of snowmobiling and 30 minutes at an ice cave. The guides are nice and the trip itself is certainly an adventure but it wasn’t worth the money to me and even less worth all of the time
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    +5
    We booked the snowmobile and cave tour. On the what to expect when booking we was told we would Be a small group of 6 or less.. this wasn’t true as there was 2 truck fulls of people doing the same trip At the same time. Approximately 30 of us on snowmobiles in one tour. The
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    By: Arctic Adventures
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    Our guide Louis was knowledgeable and passionate about the glacier in the surrounding genealogy. He made our hike
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    globalexplorerr
    192
    Great morning out in the caves
    Ad far as I am aware, Arctic adventures just provide the pickup and drop off to the lava tunnel. I thoroughly
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    V4006JPnancyf
    Los Angeles, California
    70
    Great 6 day trip around the island
    We loved our tour! Each day was packed with so many beautiful natural sites! The hotels were not great, but we
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    167christopher
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    3120
    Great experience
    I would add this to a must do list when in Iceland. I booked several tours thru artic adventures and all were
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    167christopher
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    3120
    Must do in Iceland
    The weather was more than interesting with extremely gusty winds and very wet conditions....that being said I
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    robertbN8514FR
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    30
    3day south coast adventure
    Great tour with many unique sites. Beautiful coastline beaches and waterfalls. Seggy was our tour guide and his
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    Shazzydoodle
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    34
    Left freezing on a glacier
    We have just returned from an amazing weekend in Iceland, and one of our days was a pretty expensive full day tour
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    worldtraveller9389
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    3620
    Brilliant, professional, friendly - 10/10!
    We booked the South Coast, waterfalls and glaciers tour with Arctic Adventures (through Extreme Iceland) - in fact
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    hstewart23
    Canada
    172
    fantastic tour
    Fantastic tour!! Our tour guide was great. The perfect amount of time was spent at each location, and he even
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    Dimka21
    New York City, New York
    10
    "technically" an ice cave but really disappointing
    Snowmobiling was total 40 minutes or less both ways. View is breathtaking. The ice cave is not much of a cave.
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    hstewart23
    Canada
    172
    good tour - but horrible planning by tour provider
    What we saw on the tour itself was beautiful. The lagoon was fantastic, the waterfalls were beautiful, Reynisfjara
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    watchthepotatoes
    31
    Amazing glacier hike experience!
    My boyfriend and I booked the ice cave tour but the tour was cancelled due to Mother Nature so glacier hike it
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    oberstca
    chicago, il
    31
    Extreme Iceland - November 2019
    Extreme Iceland gets an A++++ for this tour. Every night I went to sleep thinking that we couldn't possible see
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    167christopher
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    3120
    Great Tour
    I booked several things thru artic adventures and will review them separately. Svenni, our guide did a great
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    KWeber721
    21
    Glacier Hike
    My husband and I went on a glacier hike tour today with Vjernan. We can't say enough great things about our
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