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Langjökull

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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Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
star-4.5
$324.92 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Exciting!
I loved the experience. First time snowmobiling and I want to do it again! Tour guide was super friendly and informative. Had the best time.
Juliette_L, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Reykjavik

star-5
Very good experience.
colandacato, Jul 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
Great experience and I survived lol. It was safe enough for elderly and children. Could have been better with clearer instructions, cleaner overalls, and somewhat smaller group. I had a blast and everyone was safe.
star-5
Awesome!!!
rbpcaflorio, Jul 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
So much fun, partly sunny day for great pictures, awesome views, staff was friendly and gave concise instructions on how to drive snowmobile for first timers. felt safe,
star-5
Puffin Travel is the most wonderful “mom&pop” private tour company
Andrea_K, Jul 2022
Borgarfjordur - private tour
Villi was absolutely incredible! We had no set agenda, and he planned a wonderful day for us. He thought of everything, including insuring that our dinner plans were secured. Puffin Travel is fabulous!!!!
star-5
It was amazing. From the...
Yael_M, Jul 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
It was amazing. From the beginning to the end. It was beautiful I will do it again. My first time in a snowmobile and it was unbelievable
star-5
Very interesting
lindaboiteau, Jun 2022
Borgarfjordur - private tour
Great tour with Villi from Puffin Travels. Our guide was very informative. His huge Land Rover was very comfortable.
star-5
Terrific day
Lisa_K, Jun 2022
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
We had a wonderful driver, visited a gorgeous glacier, and visited a relaxing lagoon! It was an all-around amazing day.
star-5
Lots of fun!
Iram_Y, Jun 2022
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
The snowsuits and gloves they provide are excellent, no need to bring your own, but do wear some good boots: the snow is deeper than it looks! The tour was very fun, the machines were easy to use and the views were stunning! It’s like being on another planet!
star-4
Good, but could have been better.
Jon_H, Jul 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
A few too many people in the party for me. A snake of 20+ snowmobiles meant long waits and didnt get above 20km per HR.
star-5
On Top of Langokull Glacier
Sam_H, Jul 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
A stop for Pics and Snow Angels on top of Lanfgokull Glacier. Gorgeous views. FUN Family Snowmobile Tour!
star-5
The sights and experience...
Jason_H, Jul 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
The sights and experience were something I could never have imagined. The trip was well organized and we all had an amazing time.
star-5
The whole group from tour...
Ben_K, May 2022
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
The whole group from tour guide all way too the instructor was very kind, funny and enjoyable too be around, they made sure your questions were answered to best of there knowledge
star-5
Off my bucket list
Charito_A, Jul 2022
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier from Gullfoss
Scary at first but staff was very supportive and stayed until I get the hang of it . Beautiful landscape
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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