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.
Apr. - Sept.
~ 3 hours
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- 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 April-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-March 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”.
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.
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.
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.
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 Elding 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 summertime).
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.
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.
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.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
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.
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.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.
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 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.
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, goggles, 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.
We do not recommend women who are pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our basecamp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.