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Adrenaline Adventures: Snowmobiling in Iceland

The Icelandic landscape is one of the most majestic in the world and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

While many visitors hire cars to explore the island’s unique landscapes, another mode of transport is available to them, namely snowmobiling.

snowmobiling across Iceland's second largest glacier

Visitors can experience the thrill of speeding over ice sheets and snow-covered plains while discovering wondrous landscapes and beauty spots.

Snowmobiling provides riders with an indescribable adrenaline rush, so why not spice up your travel plans and book an Icelandic snowmobile tour?

Where Can I Book My Tour?

After booking your flights to Iceland, finding accommodation and bookmarking the best places to eat, it’s time to organize some sight-seeing tours.

BFF on Iceland's glacier snowmobiling tour

When it comes to adrenaline-filled activities, Arctic Adventures provide an array of different options, including snowmobiling tours. Whether you fancy an all-day excursion or would rather combine snowmobiling with another activity, there’s a tour to suit your travel plans.

Check out our tour options and find the one for you or, alternatively, check out our recommendations below:

The Best Snowmobiling Routes and Tours

Glacier Snowmobiling

A glacier snowmobile tour with Arctic Adventures means traveling to the top of Langjökull – Europe’s second-largest glacier. This imposing glacier is a sight to behold and is home to several enormous ice-filled volcanic craters and imposing volcanoes.

Snowmobiling Tour in Iceland

From the glacier, snowmobilers can view the highest mountain in West Iceland, which is located on the Kerlingafjöll Mountain range, as well as the unique dome-shaped Hofsjökull Glacier.

This glacier tour really is something special and is sure to create long-lasting memories.

Snowmobiling and Ice Caving
Colorful Ice Cave roof in Iceland

Our snowmobiling and ice caving tour lets visitors combine the adrenaline rush of snowmobiling with the spine-tingling experience of ice caving.

Your tour begins with a one-hour snowmobile trip across Langjökull Glacier, which sees you gliding over sheets of snow and ice. After your exciting snowmobile excursion, you’ll visit one of Iceland’s most impressive ice caves.

Each year, our team go in search of newly-formed ice caves; this year we found one of the best caves yet. The Langjökull Ice Cave is not to be missed and boasts the much sought-after glacial blue ice.

Snowmobiling and The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is one of the world’s most popular and unique driving routes and consistently tops visitors’ lists of things to do in Iceland. If you’re planning a trip to Iceland this year, why not see The Golden Circle in an alternative way?

Arctic Adventures’ snowmobiling and Golden Circle tour lets tourists visit some of Iceland’s best tourist attractions, including Gullfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park and Strokkur, in a fun and exciting way.

What Does a Typical Snowmobile Tour Look Like?

snowmobiling with friends on a glacier in Iceland

On the day of your tour, our guide will pick up any Reykjavík-based travelers in a city center location, before traveling to the chosen basecamp. The basecamp depends on the tour you’ve booked, but all are within easy reach of Reykjavík.

After reaching camp, you’ll be provided with all necessary equipment such as, hoods, helmets, safety glasses, suits, and gloves. Once you’ve been kitted out in the appropriate attire, you’ll be given instructions by an experienced guide.

Our staff will teach you everything you need to know about snowmobiling, as well as advice on how to keep safe. Novices can relax – no previous experience is required to ride a snowmobile. However, all riders must be over 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license.

Top Snowmobiling Safety Tips

Ready for some snowmobiling

  1. First and foremost, listen to the safety instructions given by your guide.
  2. Stay focused while driving – it can be tempting to look too intensely at the beautiful scenery instead of what’s in front of you.
  3. Dress for the weather.
  4. Wear thermal and waterproof layers to keep warm and dry.
  5. Wear hiking boots.
  6. Bring a camera to capture the amazing Icelandic landscape – when stopped of course!

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