Snowmobiling Tour

Snowmobile Tour in Iceland on Vatnajökull Glacier | IS-FS1311

Guided Snowmobile Adventure on Iceland's Largest Glacier

About Tour

Hop on a snowmobile and veer off of the tourist track to explore Europe’s largest glacier!

Tour Highlights

  • Guided Snowmobile Ride
  • Exploring Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Majestic views of Europe’s biggest glacier

Join us for a spine-tingling snowmobile ride on Europe’s largest ice cap. Snowmobiling in Iceland on Vatnajökull is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. This massive glacier is home to Iceland’s highest mountain peak and some of its most active volcanoes, creating spectacular cinematic landscapes. Traverse one of the world’s most stunning ice sheets and take some great stories home with you!

Meeting points:

From May to October, meet us at the dairy farm of Flatey, 38 km (24 mi) West of Höfn and 42 km (26 mi) East of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

From November to May, meet us at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 30 minutes before the stated departure time.

  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Trusted Tour Operator
Available Apr - Oct
Duration ~3 hours
Departs From South Iceland
Minimum age 8 (drivers min 18)
Difficulty Level Easy
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

From

24 500 ISK

Per Adult

  • No booking fees
  • Fast & secure booking payment
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What's Included

Included

  • Guided snowmobile ride
  • Two person snowmobile
  • Solo rider bookable with extra fee
  • Snowmobile gear

What to bring

  • A valid driver’s license to drive the snowmobile
  • Good hiking or winter shoes
  • Warm outdoor clothing and thermal underwear
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Packed lunch

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

Hit the ice on an unforgettable snowmobile ride on Vatnajokull. Our guided adventure tour is a perfect introduction to Europe’s biggest glacier. We’ll zoom past towering mountains and massive glacier tongues on this epic day out on the slopes.

Your exhilarating  Vatnajokull Glacier snowmobile ride meets at the designated meeting point (please note that this changes depending on the season). We kindly ask you to be there 30 minutes before departure time.

We’ll begin by gearing up in well-insulated snowmobile suits and helmets. Then, your expert glacier guide will give you a safety briefing and show you how to operate the snowmobile before we embark on a thrilling ride. If you’re wondering, “Are snowmobiles difficult to drive?” -- trust us when we say you’ll crack it in a second. It only takes a few minutes to get used to the vehicle.

Once you start the engine, prepare to be awestruck by one of the most surreal landscapes on the planet! Surrounded by towering peaks, vast valleys, and rugged terrain, the glacier can only be described as breathtaking. Vatnajökull has an "easy" activity level rating for snowmobiling, so it’s the perfect introduction to Iceland’s icy wilderness for beginners and experts alike.

Not for nothing did Vatnajökull feature in the James Bond film A View to Kill and fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. Its unparalleled eerie beauty, wind-buffeted peaks, and giant sea of glinting white snow make the landscape look like another planet.

Situated in Southeast Iceland, Vatnajökull stretches 8,100 km² (3,127 mi²) and covers more than 9% of Iceland’s land, making it the largest glacier in Iceland and Europe. The average thickness of the ice reaches up to a whopping 400 m (1,312 ft)!

Today, this mammoth ice cap is a part of the Vatnajökull National Park, which was established in 2008 to safeguard Iceland's precious nature. Vatnajökull feeds into countless rivers and glacier tongues. It’s responsible for a large portion of Iceland’s attractions, including the celebrated Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. During the tour, your local guide will tell you fascinating natural and historical stories about the majestic glacier.

Vatnajökull is also home to Iceland’s highest summit, Hvannadalshnjúkur. You’ll have a chance to feast your eyes on this beautiful, pyramid-like structure. Beneath Vatnajökull sit some of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. While you probably won’t see any volcanic eruptions, the vast, wintry expanse of the glacier will send shivers down your spine!

  • A valid driver’s license is required to drive a snowmobile.
  • If you don’t possess a license, you can join the tour as a passenger.
  • Children aged 8 years old and above can ride as passengers on a snowmobile. Just make sure that they stay comfortable and warm!
  • We provide all the necessary equipment for your snowmobile adventure but make sure you bring warm outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.

The tour is designed for two persons 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 odd numbers, please choose the option “solo rider.”

If you wish to have a solo snowmobile 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.

FAQ

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

Unfortunately, no. You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch or buy it at a cafe at the meeting point. Please note, that some meeting points might not have a cafe.

Your safety is very important to us, however, the natural forces that operate in Iceland are a bit unpredictable. To bring you back safe and sound, we reserve the right to change the itinerary or routes based on the weather forecast or due to other unforeseen circumstances.

Bring additional warm clothes in case you get chilly during the tour. Also, good hiking shoes are essential. If you don’t have them, you can rent them when booking the tour. And last but not least, bring your camera to catch those spectacular views! Also, if you feel like you might get hungry during the tour, pack a small lunch or snack.

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.

The snowmobile is designed to be shared by two people. If you’re traveling alone or with an odd number of people, you should purchase a single ride supplement.

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.

No. You don’t need any previous experience. Our expert guides will teach you how to drive a snowmobile.

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. Snowmobile tours are available all year long.

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

All children above 8 years old are allowed to ride on the back of the snowmobile with one of their parents present at all times.

From May to October meet us at Flatey, a dairy farm which is 38 km West of Höfn and 42 km east of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. From November to May meet us at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

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