This combo tour is an “open ticket” to a whale watching tour with Elding and a snowmobile tour with Mountaineers of Iceland – available all year!
Please note that this is a self drive tour for the most part and is set up as a ‘‘, meaning that you do each tour on separate dates. The open ticket means you need to confirm your preferred tour date and time when you checkout so we know when to expect you.
Snowmobiling at 12:00: This is a great choice for those who have their own transportation and want to top off the Golden Circle with something extra special. Professional guides will take you on a snowmobile adventure in the Icelandic highlands, giving you the most amazing views of the majestic glacier and its surroundings. With daily departures from Gullfoss Café where you can park your car and grab some lunch as you wait for the bus to collect you and take you to base camp where a monster truck will then take you up to Langjökull glacier. Driving through Iceland, a relatively new land compared to most of the world’s terrain is quite an adventure. Looking out the window, at the sparsely settled countryside with a few signs of commercial exploits is a rare sight for many visitors. Once you arrive at the base camp in Langjökull, you will receive the appropriate equipment, such as helmets, overalls, overshoes, gloves and a hat. The friendly and fun-loving guides will give you instructions on how to operate the snowmobile and go over the safety procedures before you ride off into the winter wonderland. The snowmobiles are double-riders and children are welcome to ride as passengers as long as they have reached the age of seven. If you want to be a single rider, please select the add-on option ‘single rider’ for all passengers wishing to ride alone in your group.The meeting point for the snowmobile tour is at Gullfoss Café – a direct drive from Reykjavík to there takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Whale Watching at 13:00: The tour commences at our ticket office in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik where you can exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Merely steps away you will find our Visitor Centre, facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier, which is where you will meet our crew for the day. On board the tour boat you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a large indoor saloon with an on board café where you can buy light refreshments, basic bathroom facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow one of our blankets or overalls on colder days. You can either stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to stay inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within, through our large panoramic windows. One of our excellent guides will commentate on the sights and views at hand through the intercom system on board and will be available to you and happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the tour. Faxaflói bay is great for whale watching and the most common cetacean in the area are Minke whales, Humpbacks, dolphins and porpoises. You can check our online whale diary for updates on recent sightings.