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Eyjafjallajokull Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling on the World-Famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Glacier

An exciting adventure on the World-Famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Glacier - An experience of a lifetime!

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The vast Eyjafjallajokull ice-cap hides a notorious secret beneath its icy depths: a massive volcano that captured the attention of the world when it erupted in 2010 and downed the majority of Europe’s air fleet. Since then it has become a popular tourist destination for adventure seekers who want an exhilarating experience that exemplifies the land of fire and ice. This tour will take you on a snowmobile ride on some of the breathtaking glacier outlets that are situated off the main body of the ice cap, offering adrenaline-pumping fun and areas of exquisite natural beauty. There is no better way to see this natural wonder than on the back of a snowmobile, alongside one of our friendly guides who will keep you safe and tell you everything that you need to know about the incredible things that you are seeing.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    2-3 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    5 years

  • Departs from

    Gljúfrabúi Base

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    26.900 ISK

Tour highlights
Eyjafjallajokull StratoVolcano
Historical Sights
Stunning South Coast Views
Snowmobiling Adventure
Included
1 Hour Snowmobiling Ride
All Safety Gear
Overalls, Helmet and Balaclava
Experienced Snowmobiling Guides

Our adventure begins when we all meet at our base camp close to the legendary Eyjafjallajokull Glacier. There one of our friendly certified tour guides will provide you with all the equipment that you need, including helmets and snowsuits and give you a quick safety briefing. Then we will climb into one of our specially designed super jeeps, which will take us to the starting point for the snowmobile ride.

Once there we will get onto the snowmobiles for a heart-pumping experience that shows Iceland at its absolute best. As soon as we get onto the glacier, you will be struck by its size: a pristine expanse of snow dotted with rock formations and majestic ice sculptures. Then as we push deeper into this icy wilderness, we will start to see some of the most impressive views over South Iceland that can be found anywhere. It is an enthralling experience, replete with violent volcanoes, towering mountains oases of green, the deep blue Atlantic Ocean and much, much more.

While the snowmobiling is equally fun, as we glide across the powdery snow with ease. Our friendly guide will be constantly describing the natural phenomena that we are seeing and the things that cause them, along with the myths and legends that have come to define the area: there are rolling fields tended by Icelandic farmers, spellbinding places of jaw-dropping natural beauty and much, much more.

It is a tour for adventure seekers, who want to have a heart-pounding time on a legitimate natural wonder. We guarantee that you will want to bring your camera and immortalize the many incredible things that you are seeing and will treasure the memories that you create for the rest of your life. So, come and snowmobile with us on the very definition of the land of fire and ice.

Additional information

Please note – our booking system assumes that the snowmobile will hold two people, if you wish to book a single ride then you must select this option.

To operate one of the snowmobiles you must be over the age of 18 and have a valid international driving license

 

What does meet on location entail?

Meet on location means travelling to the location of the tour yourself and then meeting our tour guides rather than being picked up and taken to the location.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

If I have never driven a snowmobile before, can I still participate?

You do not need previous snowmobile driving experience. Your guide will provide easy to follow operating instructions.

However, you do need a valid Driving License if you intend to drive. If there are two of you, only one of you needs to bring a Driving License but if you both bring one, each of you can take a turn at driving.

Can you go on a snowmobiling tour in the summertime in Iceland?

Yes, you can. The plus side to being a cold country is that our glaciers are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.

Are there any weight restrictions for the snowmobiling tours?

We don’t exactly have a weight restriction but participants need to be able to fit in our winter overalls. The largest size we have is 5XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.

Are their any places to use the toilet at the glacier snowmobiling base camp?

Yes, we have toilets at the base camp where the tour starts that you are more than welcome to use before and after. Unfortunately we cannot offer any bathroom breaks during the tour itself.

What clothing is provided for the snowmobile ride on Langjokull glacier?

We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, gloves and a helmet. This Equipment is all included in the price of the tour.

What do I need to bring for my snowmobiling ride on Langjokull glacier?

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.

I am traveling by myself, do I need to pay the single ride supplement?

Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.

Is there an age limit to go snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier?

Yes, there is, safety is always our number one priority and after looking closely into this the age limit was set to 8 years, of course in company with a guardian.

I'm pregnant, am I able to participate in one of your snowmobile tours?

Due to safety reasons, we do not recommend women that are already 3 months pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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