Snowmobiling Tour

Snowmobile on Eyjafjallajokull Volcano | IS-SCA1310

An Unforgettable Snowmobiling Tour across Iceland's Notorious Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

About Tour

Ride a snowmobile across a glacier like a pro, get inspired by the beautiful views of the South and learn all about glaciers on this icy extravaganza!

Tour Highlights

  • Snowmobiling adventure
  • Stunning South Coast Views
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier & Volcano

The immense Eyjafjallajökull Glacier hides a notorious secret under its lily-white depths: the massive Eyjafjallajökull Volcano that erupted in 2010, is concealed beneath its vast ice cap. Ever since the eruption, the glacier, stretching over the volcano, has become a popular attraction for adventure seekers who want to get to know the land of fire and ice. During this tour, you’ll have a chance to ride on some of Iceland’s most breathtaking outlet glaciers, find out more about their history and formation, and gaze across the extraordinary panoramas of the South. 

Pick-up information:

This tour departs from Gljufrabui Base in South Iceland. We’ll pick you up from the meeting point at the base camp on Eyjafjallajokull Glacier and take you to the starting point of the tour.

Drop-off information:

At the end of the tour, we’ll drop you back at our meeting point - the base camp of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
  • Small group
  • Professional Snowmobile Guides
Availability All year
Duration 2-3 hours
Departs From South Iceland
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age 5
Group minimum 2
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

From

26 900 ISK

Per Adult

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What's Included

Included

  • 1-hour snowmobile ride
  • All safety gear: an insulated snowmobile suit, helmet, and snowmobile balaclava

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Lunch
  • Appropriate hiking boots are required
  • Drivers Licence (not needed for passengers)

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Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

Nowhere else in the world are you be 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. Thrilling ride accross 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, wonderfull views of South Iceland will open up creating a perfect backdrop for remarkable pictures.

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.

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 comfortable and warm!
  • We provide all the necessary equipment for your snowmobile adventure but do make sure you bring warm outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.
  • The tour is designed for two people sharing a snowmobile. If you want to ride alone on a snowmobile, you can book a solo snowmobile for 6.000 ISK extra. Also, when booking a group with an odd number of people, please choose the option “solo rider.”

If you wish to ride a snowmobile on your own, but do not have a valid driver's license, then you can book an extra guide to operate your snowmobile for an additional 40.000 ISK. Please contact us for further information and booking.

Disclaimer

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FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

You should be ready for the pickup at the location and the time indicated on your booking. Please note, the pickup process might last up to 30 minutes or until everyone is assembled.

Yes. All snowmobile tours are guided by a certified glacier expert.

No. Everything we provide on the tour is included in the price. However, if you need to rent hiking shoes, you should do so during the booking process and pay any additional fees then. We won’t be able to rent them to you at the location.

Yes. When booking a tour, choose from a list of locations provided. For some tours, you might be asked to pay extra.

Once we meet on location, we’ll jump in one of our super jeeps which will then take us straight to the start of the tour.

Yes. Once the tour is finished, we’ll head back to the meeting point of the tour.

All children above 5 years old are allowed to ride on the back of the snowmobile with one of their parents present at all times.

The base camp of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier.

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, South Coast panorama.