Feel your spine tingle as you explore Iceland´s great ice wilderness on a high-powered snowmobile. Really exciting and exhilarating action on the ice and the totally majestic Vatnajökull ice-vistas will send your adrenaline levels soaring into orbit. Your guide will take you along the best snowmobile tracks to seldom seen places. Vatnajökull hides some of Iceland´s greatest volcanoes beneath its thick layers of ice - this is an epic snowmobile trip!
Duration: ~ 3 hours
Departure time: Daily - See Booking engine
Age limit: 6 years
- Vatnajokull National Park
- Exploring Vatnajökull with a guide
- Snowmobile ride on a glacier
- Majestic views of Europe´s largest glacier
Our base camp during the summer is located at a place called Flatey, located 38 km west of Höfn, 42 km east of Glacier Lagoon. Flatey is one of Iceland's largest dairy farm and visitors have the opportunity to take a peek inside the farm. GPS: 64.259151, -15.587038. South East Iceland.
A valid Driving License is required. No prior experience of driving a snowmobile is needed.
- Two person snowmobile
- Solo snowmobile is bookable (upgrade fee)
- Snowmobile guide
- Snowmobile, suit & gear
Bring with you:
A valid driving license for a car, Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and sturdy hiking shoes, sunglasses and camera.
A valid driving license for a car is required to drive a snowmobile. If you are on your own, or there is an odd number in your group, you will need to select the solo snowmobile upgrade which incurs an extra fee.
* Sharing a snowmobile
You must use the 'Solo rider' to indicate how many will be riding solo on (if any).
When booking odd numbers; 1,3,5 etc. you need to book ´solo rider´.
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Reviews on TripAdvisor
"This was an amazing experience. After a 45 minute drive up to the glacier (in tour guide's truck), we arrived at an amazing location. Snowmobiles were all lined up and ready to go. Guide was very sensitive to the skill level of everyone in the group. Once we reached a stopping point, he gave us so much information about the region and about glaciers, in general, that we felt we have an amazing education experience in addition to the active one. Would highly recommend it."
This is the snowmobile tour to take when you want to explore some of the wildest and most magnificent glacial landscapes in Iceland. You will see views of some the highest mountains in Iceland and the steeply descending valleys which drop between these high peaks. Everyone is stunned by the feeling of vastness they experience in the incredibly beautiful ice-world of Vatnajökull. This is not something which can be expressed in words, to appreciate the overpowering feeling of being in the presence of great forces of nature, you, absolutely, have to be there on the ice.
Even just suiting up and getting ready for your unforgettable snowmobile excursion you are sure to feel your adrenaline levels change up a gear or two. Some easy driving instructions and you can power-up, ready to ride with your experienced and very knowledgeable snowmobile guide, who knows Vatnajökull like the back of his or her hand. You will be shown the most mesmerizing scenes, the kind of pristine and epic ice-wilderness scenery which few people will ever see. The sheer grandeur and vastness of Vatnajökull will totally take your breath away, leaving you open-mouthed in wordless wonder, building stupendous and unforgettable memories. This is the tour to take when you want to really get to know the ice of Iceland!
You will discover some fun information about icefields, glaciers, the sustainability of Iceland´s glaciers, their formation and features. Your certified glacier guide is really passionate about all things glacial - so you can be certain of an exciting and fascinating three hours.
You do not need snowmobile driving experience to take this tour, it is equally suitable for beginners and people who have snowmobile riding experience. Your experienced guide will make sure everyone is comfortable and has all of the information they need, driving a snowmobile is easy! A helmet and an insulated suit are provided to keep you cozy.
Meet on location:
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 30 minutes before the stated departure time.
From November to May you meet us at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 30 minutes before the stated departure time.