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If you want to explore the Icelandic winter differently, snowmobiling can be an excellent idea. Take a thrilling adventure on a snowmobile through the frozen Lake Mývatn from the family farm in Grímstaðir.

Highlights

  • Snowmobile ride
  • Lake Mývatn
  • North Iceland

Included

  • Small Personal Group Experience
  • Guided Tour
  • 1 Hour of Snowmobiling
  • Snowmobiling Gear
  • Overalls

What to bring

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Warm Outdoor Clothing
  • Winter Shoes
  • Warm Socks
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

Tour Snapshot

Availability Nov - May
Duration ~ 1 hour 2 hours
Departs From Mývatn Base (Hella Farm)
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 13 years
Group maximum 16 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

Snowmobiling is one of the best ways to travel in rough arctic winter conditions. In remote places, such as the family farm in Grímstaðir, it can be the only possible means of transportation during winter. Snowmobiling is part of daily life for some Icelandic people, and with this tour, you can also try it!

The tour will begin with meeting your guide and putting on helmets and overalls. Your guide will briefly explain the safety features and introduce you to the mechanics of driving and navigating a snowmobile. Before the start, your guide will introduce you to the route if you get separated from the group. To avoid that, we usually go in one formation at a safe speed. 

Later on, your guide will take you on a one-hour adventure on snowmobiles. You'll make a few stops to admire the landscape. Driving a snowmobile through a vast volcanic landscape with a contrast between black lava and white snow will be an experience of a lifetime.

We will meet at Snowmobile Mývatn Base (Hella Farm).

Snowmobiling tours are available only during the winter months when the snow surface is sufficient.

All persons driving snowmobiles must present a valid driver's license. Remember that the operation of this tour depends on the season, and pre-booking is required. 

Operating a snowmobile with a passenger on the back is significantly harder, so we advise driving independently, especially for beginners. Before the departure, you will be given to sign a liability waiver.  

Your safety is our number one priority, so the itinerary of this tour can be adjusted based on weather and road conditions. If the weather conditions become too unfavorable, we might even have to cancel or reschedule the tour.

FAQ

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.

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