Snowmobile Ride on Langjokull Glacier

Did I ever tell the story of how I went snowmobiling in Iceland and was rudely kicked off the snowmobile?   Well, what had happened was……

My girls and I decided to take a snowmobile ride on Langjokull Glacier which also included a tour of the a cave.  We arrived in style in our Mercedes mini-van.  Okay, basically all the 4×4 in Iceland are Mercedes and we had 4 other people in the van with us.

Anyway, the ride to the base camp was beautiful; just miles and miles of snow.

Once we arrived……PLAYTIME!!! Snow Angels, Snowball Fights; things Miami girls never get to do in March.

Once we arrived at the base camp, it was time to suit up.  Due to the temps being a little lower than what my South Florida body is use to, we wore orange thermal jumpsuits over our clothes. It was very interesting to know that Mammoth (my coat) fit so easily into the jumpsuit.

As you can see, these Orange jumpers are not what they are issuing at Dade County Correctional, but are perfect to keep us toasty!


Once we suited up, it was time to meet our snowmobilie

Upon meeting this “beast” of a Snowmobile, it looked and felt more like a bucking Bronco. And sure enough, it threw me!

The snowmobile rudely threw me off as we were circling.   All I remember was flying off the snowmobile and landed on my face on the snow/ice and the snowmobile less than 10 feet away from me.   I was literally in shock.  The tour group had stopped and thought I was taking pictures.   My pride was hurt and I got a nice shinner on my face.


Well I dusted the snow off myself and I got back on the snowmobile and rode a little bit slowly to the cave.    Yep, this is the entrance to the cave.   We are going down on all four to crawl right in.

Once I got comfortable, I fell again.   I think the title of the blog should be “How I spent a day just falling in Iceland”.

WOW! This was the adventure of a lifetime, despite being treated like a Cowgirl riding a bull at the rodeo. I was fortunate not to have been seriously hurt. I was able to laugh at myself and still enjoy Iceland.  My recommendation is not to let one unfortunate incident ruin a trip/adventure of a lifetime.

I know that my girls and I will always remember the Snowmobile Ride on Langjokull Glacier.

Until next time, dueces


(19) Comments

  1. Shannon

    Snowmobiling is super fun! You definitely won’t get lost with the bright orange thermal suits!

  2. corinne & kirsty

    Looks like such a fun experience! I have never snowmobiled before. i’d love too though!

  3. Amber Myers

    This would be a blast! I’d love to do something like this one day. How neat!

  4. Claudia Krusch

    I would love to go explore that cave. The entrance is so small. Snowmobiles have a lot of kick to them. I am glad you were not hurt worse.

  5. Deanna

    I think it’s great that you give the advice don’t let one thing ruin everything. It sounds like you had an awesome adventure. We live to get outside so we would live this. We used to have snowmobiles. This makes me miss them.

  6. Muna Kenny

    Wow! That look like fun. I’m afraid of caves still would like to explore one. Never snowmobiled before but I am all for it now 🙂

  7. Heather Johnson

    I think snowmobiling in Iceland looks like an amazing experience that would be super fun to do sometime! Your photos absolutely capture your amazing adventure!

  8. Jenn JG

    WOW what an amazing experience!! I want to go on a winter snowy vacation so bad. I have never been snowmobiling! Def on my bucket list!

  9. Ana De- Jesus

    Wow amazing that you got a ride on the snowmobile even if it was a shaky go at first. Its so cool that you were able to get into the caves as well, what an incredible experience x

  10. Denay DeGuzman

    OMGoodness! You’ve been having such amazing adventures in Iceland. I love being able to see that part of the world through your images. Thanks so much for taking the time to share them. 🙂

  11. Gloria

    Snowmobiling is awesome! I have done it before and would do it again…but never mind the snow. Your skin looks amazing! I know it’s totally off topic but had to comment on it.

  12. Blair villanueva

    Am feeling jealous babe! And this is so cool, and lots of adventures. Hey when is the best time to enjoy snowriding?

  13. michenn

    Wow this looks so fun! It’s totally something I want to do and Iceland is hopping in the tourism industry lately!

  14. Jessica Taylor

    I am so jealous! I have always wanted to do something like this, but I have literally never seen snow haha! Down in the south it is way too hot, and I’ve never traveled that far north!

  15. Cristina Leau

    Great photos. I would love to do something like this with my husband. It would be so fun

  16. Akamatra

    Pride hurt or not these photos are wonderful. Iceland is a tripost we ve been shaving to take but it’s not happening soon enough for me.

  17. Anosa

    Oh wow! This is what you call an adventure. This is still part of my bucket-list and I would love to experience snowboarding and riding in snowmobile. Sure it is such a memorable experience.

  18. Ophelia Tang

    These pictures look amazing. It sounds like you have such a great time. Thanks for sharing.

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