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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 that is totally epic.


  • Guided snowmobiling tour
  • Vatnajökull - Europe's largest glacier


  • Small group experience
  • Certified glacier / snowmobile guide
  • Two person snowmobile
  • Solo rider bookable with extra fee
  • Snowmobiling guide
  • Snowmobile suit/gear

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Good hiking or winter shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Valid driver license
  • We recommend that you bring a packed lunch along as well.

Tour Snapshot

Availability March - Oct
Duration 3 hours
Departs From Hotel Smyrlabjörg
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:8 Guide to snowmobile ratio
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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  • Small Group Experience
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Fast & Secure Payment
  • Operated by our trusted partner

Please book the number of Guests (Adult(s) and Children) and if you want to upgrade to a solo snowmobile or if traveling in odd numbers (1,3,5...) please select Solo Rider option additionally.


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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 are 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 welcome.

The tour is suitable for those who are first-time snowmobilers as well as 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!

Meeting point

Meet us at the Base camp 30 minutes before departure time, which is located just by Hotel Smyrlabjörg, 46 km west of the town of Höfn and 34 km east of Jökulsárlón lagoon. You are required to be at the meeting point on time, arriving 30 min before the scheduled departure time. Unfortunately, we can not wait for late arrivals and hence, arriving late will result in an automatic cancellation of the booking and a full forfeiture of the booking fee.

Additional information

The tour is designed for two persons sharing a snowmobile. If you want to ride alone on a snowmobile, you can book a solo snowmobile for 10000 ISK extra. Also, when booking odd numbers, please choose the option “solo rider”.

If you wish to have a solo snowmobile but do not have a valid driver's license then you can book an extra guide to operate your snowmobile for an additional 40.000 ISK. Please contact us for further information and booking.


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 super 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.

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