On this Reykjavík expedition we were able to see beautiful Geysirs, Gullfoss waterfall (which is stunning) as well as the tectonic plates meeting point, so there is plenty of variety for everyone.
I met the coach at BSI bus terminal which was about 15 mins walk from the hotel I stayed at (the coach did drop us all outside our hotels on the way home which was a bonus). The coach was comfortable, had charge points and plenty of seats for us to all have some space. Our driver Simon was really polite and friendly and Albert our tour guide, was really knowledgeable and made the journey fun with lots of information about Iceland and at each stop point.
After stopping at all the above points (which with the drive to the National Park took about 5 hours), we then switched to a different coach with Iceland mountaineers in order to do the snowmobiling.
This was about a 50 min drive and we then stopped at a little hut to put on overalls and all the snowmobile clothing. Once we were all ready, we then drove further into the mountains to get to the snowmobiles. Another group was just coming back when we arrived, so it was cool to see them riding down the snowy slopes. We had a safety and instruction briefing and then paired up (I believe you have to pay extra at the clothing stop if you want to ride solo).
The snowmobile ride was really fun, although a little challenging at the top where there was a bit more ice. The guides would make sure we were spaced out enough and we would ride up and down the slopes. It took a few minutes to get used to the speed needed and the turns, but it’s pretty good once you get the hang of it.
We then stopped for 10 mins for photos and switched drivers. An hour sounds like it wouldn’t be enough, but it’s about right.
We then drove back to the bus and then back to the change point and back to our first coach.
This was an amazing tour- make sure to bring snacks and drinks as there are cafes were you stop at the view points but sometimes the lines are long with other coaches there so you end up having to cut it short to get back to the coach. Other than this, I can’t recommend it enough