Availability All year
Duration 2-3 hours
Departs From Brú Base Camp
Minimum age 5
Group minimum 2
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No
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Nowhere else in the world are you able to ride a snowmobile on top of a volcano! Explore the most famous volcano in Europe, Eyjafjallajökull, on top of a snowmobile and learn about its remarkable history. A thrilling ride across the vast ice desert will keep you on your toes and you’ll remember this adventure for the rest of your life. From the top of the glacier, wonderful views of South Iceland will open up creating a perfect backdrop for remarkable pictures.
Meet on location information:
This tour departs from Brú base camp on road 249.
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Base Camp Our snowmobile tour begins at the base camp in the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull. There you’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment for this unforgettable glacier adventure. If you’ve never ridden a snowmo...)
Our snowmobile tour begins at the base camp in the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull. There you’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment for this unforgettable glacier adventure. If you’ve never ridden a snowmobile before - don’t worry! We’re all about safety, so our guides will take a minute to show you on how to ride a snowmobile.
Once everyone is ready to go, we’ll jump into a super jeep and head to the starting point of the tour - the foot of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier. Before the surreal experience of your snowmobile tour begins, you’ll have a chance to soak in the beautiful, Mars-like landscape and take a few pictures of the surrounding area. Then, we’ll get on the snowmobiles and brace ourselves for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
First, you’ll be amazed by the sheer size of the glacier. It’s 5,427 feet (1,651 meters) tall and has an area of around 39 sq mi (100 sq km). You'll be taken aback by this lily-white snow desert stretching far into the horizon, punctuated by the occasional rock formation and ice sculpture as soon as you step on it.
Then, as we start to ascend the glacier, the breathtaking landmarks of the South Coast will appear. Volcanoes, mountains, and lava fields slip into view, and the boundless Atlantic Ocean stretches out as far as the eye can see.
You’ll also get an extensive history and geological lesson from your guide. All our guides are certified glacier experts with huge handfuls of knowledge about the local area packed in their pockets. They’ll tell you all about how the glacier was formed, and its role in the Icelandic Sagas.
After about an hour of riding a snowmobile, you’ll have a chance to snap a few pictures, before we head back to base for some warm refreshments - the perfect end to a perfect day.
Practical Information A valid driver’s license is required to drive a snowmobile. If you don’t have a license, you can join the tour as a passenger. Children ages 8 years old and up can ride as passengers on a snowmobile. Just make sure they’re ...)
Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.
You do not need a previous snowmobile driving experience. Your guide will provide you with operating instructions that you can easily follow.
However, you must have a valid driving license if you intend to drive the snowmobile.
Yes, Iceland is a cold country so our glaciers are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.
We do not have weight restriction but participants need to be able to fit in our winter overalls. The largest size we have is 5XL. Same goes for the physical level, the tour is listed as a moderate level and therefore anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without trouble.
We will provide you with an overall, a balaclava, goggles, gloves and a helmet.
First and foremost warm clothing.
Upper body: Thermal shirt and a fleece or a thick sweater over.
Lower body: Warm pants.
If you get easily cold, also thermals.
Shoes: It’s best to wear boots as it’s pretty cold on the glacier and they can get wet.
NOTE: You need to bring a lunch or some snacks. Lunch is not included in the tour.
Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra fee.
The age limit is 8 years old, of course in company with a guardian.
We do not recommend women who are pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our basecamp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.
No, full drivers license is required to ride a snowmobile.