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Interested to do a Golden Circle with a bit of adventure?
On this tour, we combine the main sights of the Golden Circle – Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall with a one-hour snowmobile adventure on the second biggest glacier in Iceland, name Langjökull.
The first stop on this Super jeep tour is at Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of Icelandic democracy and where the World’s first parliament met in the summer of 930 AD. A main feature of Thingvellir is the Almannagjá Gorge, one of the few places anywhere you can witness, on dry land, the effect of the European and American tectonic plates drifting apart.
Then it’s on to Geysir, which has given its name to spouting hot springs. The giant geyser Strokkur will not fail to impress you so have your camera ready for when it blows, which it does every few minutes. Other geothermal features include fumaroles, mud pools, and other smaller geysers as well as the large but dormant Geysir.
Before heading into the southern highlands, we visit another of our iconic and impressive natural features, Gullfoss. It goes by the name the Golden waterfall and carries the meltwater from Langjökull glacier down Hvítá river. The waterfall has distinct curves and thus adding drama to the powerful display. You can grab something to eat at either Gullfoss or Geysir café before we drive on the mountain road Kjölur, up to the snowmobile site on Langjökull, the second-largest glacier in Iceland.
This route offers fascinating glimpses of nature´s majesty. Once on-site, you will be kitted out with an insulated all-in-one jump-suit, giant mittens, and safety helmet, then given clear and precise instructions for handling these powerful machines. Led by the experienced mountain guide, the snowmobiles shoot off in single file for an hour of often high-speed driving along the carefully chosen route over the glacier. The return journey down from the glacier provides further unmissable photo opportunities on this action-packed day.
The first stop of the day is Þingvellir National Park, where you will have a chance to walk on the tectonic plates rift that splits Iceland into two parts and the Öxaráfoss Waterfall that flows into the rift. Also, you will have the chance to see the site of the first parliament in the world. That’s actually where the name Þingvellir (e. Fields of the parliament) comes from.
From there we will head to a very active place Haukadalur (Geysir) geothermal area, where you will find Strokkur hot spring. It is the most active geyser in Iceland that shoots hot water as high as 20-30 meters (65-98ft), approx. every 5-10 minutes. There are over 20 other sleeping geysers and the small cute Litli Geysir that looks like a boiling pot. Watch out for getting to close to it, its water temperature is
Gullfoss is a waterfall that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. It is about 32 m high and drops into a crevice about 20 m wide and 2, 5 km in length. Gullfoss carries a lot of sediments that glacial ice has carved off the earth and colors the water slightly brownish.
Langjökull is Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Despite its size, not many rivers directly originate from there. The glacier is shrinking quite fast and covers 2 volcanic systems. Volcanically the region is relatively quiet. Here we enjoy a one-hour snowmobile double ride.
Warm gloves & hat
Dress according to the weather. Please wear/bring warm, comfortable clothing and a waterproof outer layer, sturdy hiking boots, gloves, and a wool/fleece hat. Note jeans and sneakers are not recommended, good sturdy shoes are vital. Lunch and snacks can be bought during the tour but are not included
Yes, to operate a snowmobile you are required to present a valid driving license.
In Iceland, all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind. At Iceland Highlights your safety is our priority. All glacier and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of their participants. Participants must be aware that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk and are undertaken entirely at their own risk. Iceland Highlights does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.
Two days tour covering Golden Circle and South Coast
Þingvellir the National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss waterfalls and Langjökull Glacier on a MONSTER TRUCK!
Sightseeing, Þingvellir the National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss waterfalls
Iceland Highlights Travel Agency
Úlfarsbraut 113, Reykjavík
Phone: +354 7876330