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Snowmobiling & glacier hiking in Iceland

Hike the crevasses of Sólheimajökull glacier, bathe in the Blue Lagoon and navigate the winter wilderness by snowmobile – with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights  

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Snowmobiling & glacier hiking in Iceland

4 Days | From £1739

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation

About your trip

What to expect of Iceland? Pure magic. You’ll know what we mean when you get there.

You’ll arrive in Reykjavík, with the city’s vibrant foodie scene at your fingertips. Next, you’ll venture into the Golden Circle, where a spectacular volcanic terrain waits to inspire you. You’ll hike across the pristine Sólheimajökull Glacier, and you’ll bathe in the waters of the Blue Lagoon. And, if you’re lucky, you may just catch a glimpse of the ethereal Northern Lights.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local transport
  • Most meals included
  • Max 14 travellers per group

Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.


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Your Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Reykjavík and welcome dinner

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    Welcome to Reykjavík, Iceland’s coastal capital and the gateway to its volcanoes and glaciers. You’ll be given a ticket for a minibus which will take you into the heart of the city, just a couple of minutes from your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and guide, then head out together for a three-course welcome meal at one of the many characterful gastro-pubs. As darkness falls, make your way to the waterfront for the best views in the city – the Northern Lights may even make an appearance. Then, the rest of the evening is yours to explore Reykjavík’s lively craft beer scene.

  • Day 02 Explore the Golden Circle

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    Today will see you venture into the Golden Circle, a region of intense volcanic activity. Start your day in Thingvellir National Park, where shifting tectonic plates have created a rift in the earth, now filled with snow-laden valleys. Weave your way through bubbling geysers and thermal springs, until you reach Gullfoss Golden Waterfall. Admire spectacular views of the river thundering into the canyon below, then jump aboard a fleet of jeeps and head over to Langjökull Glacier. Here, swap your jeeps for snowmobiles as you venture out into the snowy wilderness (and if the weather is on your side, you’ll explore a magical ice cave en route). Then, back at your remote lodge, sink into the outdoor hot tub, with the Northern Lights (hopefully) dancing above you.

  • Day 03 Hike across Sólheimajökull Glacier

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    Head down to Iceland’s south coast today, where you’ll find black lava beaches extending to the horizon, and waterfalls and glacier tongues piercing the coastline. You’ll spend today hiking across Sólheimajökull Glacier, with a labyrinth of crevasses and ridges to explore. Your experienced guide will lead you through a series of ice caves and intriguing formations, then return to your lodge in time for a warming final feast.

  • Day 04 Blue Lagoon and departure from Reykjavík

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    On your final morning, immerse yourself in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Set in an 800-year-old lava field, this unique spa is filled with milky-white water found to have healing qualities – an ideal way to soothe your glacier-pumped muscles. Feeling restored, catch a group transfer to the airport (or explore Reykjavík further, if you’re waiting for a later flight). Looking for an extension to your escape? Take a peek at our Finland itinerary (think reindeer and huskies).

Our Favourite Hotels

Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.

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Hótel Lækur, Hella

Beautiful hotel in remote farmland with views of Hekla Volcano

The minimal décor of the ensuite rooms allows the views to do the talking: on a clear day you can see the top of Mount Hekla’s still-active volcano.

Why we stay here

Zero light pollution and an outdoor hot tub make for an unforgettable Northern Lights and stargazing experience.

What Flashpackers say

Important Notes

  • Fly into and out of Reykjavik-Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

  • Please arrive in Reykjavik before 5pm on day 1. We suggest arranging a flight home after 4:30pm on day 4, to ensure that you don’t miss out on the Blue Lagoon experience.

  • The Northern Lights are visible from September to April, but please note that sightings are never guaranteed.

  • You may experience a range of weather conditions during this adventure, so we recommend packing plenty of warm layers.

  • You’ll need a driving license from your home country to ride a snowmobile. If you don’t have one, you can still participate in this experience by riding pillion (you just won’t be able to drive ).

  • We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, read more here.

  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.


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