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The oldest Icelandic snowmobile company in the industry, Mountaineers of Iceland, has been offering ice-bound adventures on the island since 1996.Friday, May 31, 2019

By Mountaineers Of Iceland
Mountaineers of Iceland

The oldest Icelandic snowmobile company in the industry, Mountaineers of Iceland, has been offering ice-bound adventures on the island since 1996. The second-largest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull, is the home of the company’s operation, and with a huge variety of day tours from Reykjavik it’s easy to get in touch with these magnificent forces of nature. Mountaineers of Iceland operates snowmobile tours on the east and west side of the glacier. Embarking on one of the tours gives an excellent insight into the important role that glaciers play in our climate. Despite its huge size (it’s larger in area than New York City), Langjökull is receding rapidly and is expected to disappear in 150 years or less.

Mountaineers of Iceland offers a variety of day tours, with transfers from Reykjavik. Furthermore, for those with their own transportation, daily departures leave from a meeting point next to one of Iceland’s most recognizable waterfalls, Gullfoss.

With a fleet of vehicles ranging from 120 snowmobiles up to eight-wheel monster trucks, the team at Mountaineers of Iceland are experts in navigating these rugged mountain tracks and can take guests to the centre of Iceland in any condition. In these scenarios, guests need an expert, and Mountaineers of Iceland is the first choice in the industry.
Guests are welcomed to the company’s glacier huts, two on the east side and one on the west, which can welcome hundreds of people over the course of hours. They can also accommodate bigger groups for glacier buffets.

The tour takes guests from Reykjavik to Langjökull glacier in about three-hours’ drive and sets guests up for an unforgettable adventure. After suiting up, a small introduction on how to operate a snowmobile follows before groups zoom off into the snowy highlands from the glacier huts. Guests will drive towards and on the glacier itself — a truly unique experience. Next the tour visits a new ice cave on the outskirts of the glacier. Taking a walk on the rocky ground under the massive ice cap is an amazing experience and gives you a rare insight into the sciene of glaciers.

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Stopping off at an glacial ice cave near Gullfoss on a one hour snowmobile expedition, with a return ride back in a monster truck

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