Explore Europe’s largest glacier on a full-throttle snowmobiling tour and top it off with a visit to a natural ice cave!
This awe-inspiring glacier snowmobiling and ice caving experience is truly something else. Take an adrenaline-filled ride across Vatnajökull, Europe’s most voluminous glacier before stepping into one of its incredible creations, a crystal blue ice cave. This tour has it all, the adventure of a snowmobiling ride, the idyllic views of a glacier and the natural wonderment of an ice cave!
The expert guides are with you throughout the experience giving you all the fun facts of the area and making you feel safe when leading you on this tour of a lifetime.
1st of January to 31st of March
Meet on location
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Snowmobiling on a Glacier
- Vatnajokull Europe's largest Glacier
- Super Jeep Ride
- Natural Ice Cave
- Expert Guides
- Super Jeep Ride
- Snowmobiling Ride
- Ice Cave Visit
- All Necessary Gear
- Expert Guides
The tour will begin at “Hollywood’s favorite” the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, that has been made famous in movies such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie and two James Bond films; A View to a Kill and Die Another Day. There you will meet your friendly guide who will go over the relevant safety information and make sure you are well informed and ready for the unusual adventure ahead. Once everyone is ready and geared up it’s time to jump into the Super Jeeps and head for the glacier. The scenery is intensely beautiful and well worth keeping the camera out!
The path you are taking has been greatly influenced and affected by Iceland’s incredible natural forces and you will be able to see traces of it on the way.
Vatnajökull is not only the largest glacier in Iceland but the whole of Europe and takes up 8% of Iceland’s landmass. It is the largest dominator in Vatnajökull National park and hosts Iceland’s highest summit, feeds the famed Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and creates stellar natural Ice Caves every winter. All along the brims of the forceful glacier, you will find outlets each with their own name and character some of the better-known ones are Falljokull, Skaftafellsjokul and Svinafellsjokull. It’s most famous volcano is the stratovolcano Oraefajokul.
Once up to the glacier base the guide will give you a briefing on how to operate the snowmobiles and once everyone is comfortable and geared it’s time to hit the vast ice-lands.
The thrilling ride across the glacier is truly a memorable one with, gliding on the ancient ice in an empty expanse of crispy snow and with nothing but natural views surrounding you.
As we go further up onto the glacier our views will change and vary from rugged rock formations to deep valleys and depressions – there will be towering peaks popping up as we go along and the every changing terrain is sure to amaze you. The guide will be there every step of the way explaining and telling tales of the surroundings, giving you a great insight into life in Iceland.
When we have found the narrow passage to the ice caves there is nothing left but to let the glacier top the adventure off with the grand finale – a natural blue ice cave in the middle of nowhere on a volcanic island in the Atlantic ocean! This is the mesmerizing artwork of the frozen ice and light working together in creating the most heavenly of views. Once again your guide will tell you all there is to know about the creation and ways of the Ice Caves and leave you with wisdom to share along with the stories of your adventures in Iceland!
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.
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.
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 3XL. 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.
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.
We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, gloves and a helmet. This Equipment is all included in the price of the tour.
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.
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.
Due to safety reasons, we do not recommend women that are already 3 months pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours.
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.