Experience the exhilaration of snowmobiling on Iceland’s vast glaciers
Discover Thrilling Snowmobile Tours Across Iceland’s Majestic Glaciers
Experience the thrill of Iceland’s glaciers with our snowmobile tours. Glide over breathtaking landscapes, guided by our experts through scenic routes for an unforgettable adventure.
Equipped with top-notch gear for safety and enjoyment, our tours are perfect for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. Join us for an adrenaline-fueled journey through Iceland’s majestic natural wonders – an experience that promises both excitement and awe-inspiring views.
Book your tour today and discover the magic of Iceland’s icy terrains!
Best Iceland’s Snowmobile Tours
Hop on a snowmobile and start your glacier adventure
- 10 hours
- ~ 9 hours
- 7 hours
- Nov – Mar
Your Iceland Snowmobiling Guide
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with our snowmobile tours in the heart of Iceland’s icy wonders. Picture yourself effortlessly cruising over expansive, untouched glaciers, enveloped in the awe-inspiring splendor of pristine wilderness.
These tours are your gateway to exploring Iceland’s mesmerizing landscapes in an exciting and memorable fashion. Don’t just imagine the adventure; live it with us as you traverse Iceland’s enchanting icy realms.
Our Icelandic snowmobile tours come in three varieties to suit your travel preferences. First, we offer tours departing directly from Reykjavik, providing a hassle-free experience right from the heart of the city. Then, for those who prefer flexibility, we have ‘meet-on-location’ options. Lastly, you can combine your sightseeing adventure with a snowmobile tour.
What is it like to do a snowmobile tour in Iceland?
Taking a snowmobile tour in Iceland is an extraordinary and exhilarating experience, combining adventure with the stunning beauty of Icelandic nature.
Once you reach the snowmobile base, you will be briefed by experienced guides on safety and precautions, and then get ready for your snowmobile adventure.
After gearing up in special snowmobiling attire, including insulated suits, helmets, and gloves to protect against the cold and wind, you will head out of the base and line up for your journey on the glacier!
Riding a snowmobile itself is thrilling. The machines are powerful, and gliding over the snow at speed is an adrenaline rush. However, tours are typically paced to suit all levels of experience, ensuring everyone is comfortable and safe.
A typical snowmobile tour is usually led by a skilled guide at the forefront, navigating the path, while a second guide brings up the rear. This arrangement guarantees that every participant is well-looked after, with both guides diligently ensuring the safety and enjoyment of everyone in the group.
Depending on the specific tour, you might see incredible natural features like ice caves, crevasses, and stunning views of surrounding mountains. The clear air and the silence of the glacier, broken only by the sound of your snowmobile, create a unique and serene experience. Icelandic weather can be unpredictable, adding an element of adventure to your tour. You might experience sunshine, snowfall, or mist, which can change the landscape’s appearance and feel.
There will be plenty of chances to take photos. The contrast of the snow and ice against the sky, especially during sunrise or sunset, makes for stunning photography.
Good to know about snowmobile tours in Iceland
You must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license to operate a snowmobile. If you don’t meet these requirements, you can still enjoy the experience as a passenger.
Your safety is our top priority on our Iceland snowmobile tours. Before embarking, all participants receive a comprehensive safety briefing. It’s crucial to wear the provided helmet and specialized cold-weather gear at all times.
Our snowmobiles are regularly maintained and checked for safety. Always follow the lead guide’s path, maintaining a safe distance from other snowmobiles. Avoid sudden turns and high speeds, especially on unfamiliar terrain.
In case of severe weather, we may modify the route for your safety. Stay hydrated and alert, and inform your guide immediately of any discomfort. By adhering to these guidelines, you’ll ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure.
Most popular glaciers for snowmobile tours in Iceland
Embark on a thrilling snowmobile adventure atop Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. A typical Langjökull glacier snowmobile experience starts at the Gullfoss waterfall visitor center, then you will hop on a super jeep to ride across the rugged highland terrain before you reach the snowmobiling base camp. It’s highly recommended that you plan your Golden Circle tour around this adventure, especially in summer you have longer daylight hours and the mesmerizing Midnight-sun!
Langjökull glacier, easily reachable within a day’s tour from Reykjavík, is a highlight of the renowned Golden Circle Route. This proximity allows for the unique combination of Golden Circle sightseeing and a Langjökull glacier snowmobiling adventure in a single day excursion from Iceland’s capital. Additionally, there are chances that you will add an ice cave tour, enhancing the snowmobiling journey on the glacier.
Vatnajökull National Park
Snowmobiling on Vatnajökull Glacier offers a unique opportunity to explore Iceland’s biggest glacier and Europe’s second largest ice cap. This icy adventure offers unparalleled views of dramatic landscapes, combining high-speed adventure with the serene beauty of Iceland’s frozen wilderness. It’s an unforgettable experience in a truly majestic setting. In wintertime, natural ice caves are also found to be explored.
Snowmobiling on Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull glacier offers a thrilling ride atop an active volcano. This unique adventure combines breathtaking landscapes, guided safety, and educational insights into the glacier’s geology and the 2010 eruption, making it an unforgettable experience in Iceland’s unparalleled nature.
A brief history about snowmobiling
Joseph-Armand Bombardier, a French-Canadian inventor, designed and built the first successful snowmobile in 1937, revolutionizing winter travel in snowy regions.
- 7 hours
- Nov – Mar
- 5 hours
- Nov – Mar
- ~ 9 hours
- 12 hours
- Aug - Apr