Snowmobile on Vatnajökull
Explore Iceland’s largest glacier by Snowmobile
Spellbinding snowmobile glacier tour on Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Experience spine-tingling action and incredible icecap vistas!
Join us for a sensational snowmobile journey on Vatnajökull glacier, feel your adrenaline rise as you power-up a snowmobile and explore the secret trails of the great ice wilderness in Europe. Iceland´s highest peaks and some great volcanoes are shrouded beneath this icecap – creating scenery which is totally epic.
April 1st - October 31st
~ 3 hours
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Small group experience
- Vatnajökull - Europ's largest glacier
- Small group experience
- Certified glacier / snowmobile guide
- Two person snowmobile
- Solo rider bookable with extra fee
- Snowmobiling guide
- Snowmobile suit/gear
This snowmobile tour will take you through some of the wildest and most rugged landscapes which Iceland can throw at you. You will see stunningly beautiful valleys and get spellbinding views of some of the highest peaks in Iceland.
Revving up a snowmobile and powering across the surface is the most exhilarating way to really connect with the great ice world of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. This scenic snowmobile tour is sure to set your adrenaline racing. The grandeur and power of this glacier is something you really have to experience for yourself. Create unforgettable memories, the breathtaking pristine nature of this icy wilderness world is magnificent and absolutely beyond words.
Your local guide will share fascinating information about glaciers, icefields, the sustainability of this magical environment and everything to do with the glacier. Your questions are always welcomed.
The tour is suitable for those who are first time snowmobilers as well people with experience. Before you start your guide will give a quick instruction session. Snowmobiles are easy to operate – you will learn all you need to know in a few minutes. You are issued with a helmet and weather-proof overalls and you are ready to go!
What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, good hiking or winter shoes, sunglasses, camera and a valid driver license. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch along as well.
From May to October you 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 you meet us at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 30 minutes before the stated departure time.
When booking odd numbers: 1,3,5 etc. you will need to book “solo rider”.
Yes, you can. The plus side to being a cold country is that our glacier 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 a the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.
Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.
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.
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.
Price from 24.500 ISK per person.
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