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The Golden Circle by Jeep and Snowmobile

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Highlights

  • The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular tour – this version is specially created for thrillseekers!
  • Travel by jeep to get up close to thundering waterfalls, fierce geysirs and more
  • Take a thrilling snowmobile ride over a glacier
  • The tour is led by local experts

Overview

Add a adventurous twist to Iceland’s most popular day out on this Golden Circle tour by Jeep and Snowmobile.

The Golden Circle is a 300km round trip which showcases the power and beauty of Iceland’s natural environment. You will visit an active Geysir, experience the ferocity of the Gulfoss waterfall and visit Þingvellir National Park which is steeped in both history and beauty.

Your Golden Circle Tour is conducted in a Jeep which allows you to get closer to the rough landscape of Iceland.

After your Golden Circle adventure you will have the chance to go snowmobiling over a glacial plain!

Itinerary

You will be picked up in a bus from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik for this Golden Circle Jeep and snowmobile tour. Drive to your jeep, where you’ll meet up with an English-speaking guide who will provide background and texture to the sights along the way.

Set off by jeep for Þingvellir National Park, which is one of Iceland’s most significant historical sites. It was here that the country’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD, making it the oldest known Parliament in the world.

Head along mountain tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring, where a column of water thrusts upward to a height of 180 feet.

Continue to Gullfoss waterfall, where the wide Hvita River plunges furiously over a natural staircase of stones. When one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, giving the appearance of a raging river that simply vanishes into the earth. You inch so close to the edge of the falls that you’ll be able to feel the spray of the cataract on your face.

Kick the action into higher gear with a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier (It is essential to present a valid driving license in order to drive a snowmobile).

On your way back to Reykjavik pass by the village of Hveragerði, where rows of greenhouses are heated by volcanic hot springs.

You will be dropped back at your hotel in Reykjavik at tour’s end.

See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered.

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Reviews

The trip for the snowmobile was cancelled due to the weather, however the Golden Circle was brilliant, we had to pay extra to gain entry into the park!! (which you have to do to... mrs marion miller

A brilliant day out-out tour guide Kiddi made us feel safe even when off roading and especially when snowmobiling! If you are going to do the Golden Circle, I would definitely... Miss AC Potter

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx. 10 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Pick-up from hotels or guesthouses starts at 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: Approx. 10 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik. (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

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Inclusions

  • Hotel/guesthouse pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by jeep
  • 1-hour snowmobile tour
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Meals and refreshments

Do/Dont's

Bring sportswear and warm clothing

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Please note

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time
The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions
You must present a valid driver’s license to be able to drive a snowmobile
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The Jeep size depends on the number of passengers. The Super Jeeps are in multiple sizes.The biggest one takes up to 8 people. There will be a driver to drive the Jeep.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:
  • Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi.
  • Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms.
  • Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland
  • Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Iceland" The trip for the snowmobile was cancelled due to the weather, however the Golden Circle was brilliant, we had to pay extra to gain entry into the park!! (which you have to do to...
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