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 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.
Eyjafjallajökull on Snowmobile
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.