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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!

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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.

  • Availability

    Apr. - Oct.

  • Duration

    ~ 3 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio

    1:8 sleds

  • Departs from

    Flatey

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    24.500 ISK

Tour highlights
Small group experience
Vatnajökull - Europ's largest glacier
Included
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 bringWarm 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.

Please note

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”.

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.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

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, goggles, 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.

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