March - September
If you are visiting the South East you should not miss the opportunity to go on the Vatnajökull Glacier Snowmobile Tour. On this tour, you will ride snowmobiles on the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull! Surrounded by stunning natural glacier scenery, this tour is truly one of a kind. This tour is a great addition to a self-drive holiday in Iceland.
After meeting up with your group on location, you will drive to the snowmobile base on Vatnajökull glacier. Once at the base, your local guide will show you how to use the snowmobiles so don’t worry if this is your first time riding. You will also be supplied with the appropriate safety equipment and warm overalls.
During the tour, you will ride snowmobiles through some incredible wild and rugged landscapes. You’ll ride through stunning valleys and get a picture perfect view of some of Iceland’s highest peaks. The tour is led by an expert guide who will not only guide you through this beautiful landscape but also share his knowledge of the area. You’ll learn about the glacier and its icefields, and their impact on the natural environment.
After the snowmobile ride, you’ll return to the meeting point from where you can continue on your Iceland adventure.
No, transport from Reykjavík is not available for this tour.
Yes, a valid driver‘s license is required to operate a snowmobile. If you do not have such a license but are traveling with a partner who does, you can ride on the back of his/her snowmobile.
The standard version of this tour has two persons riding a snowmobile. This is called a double ride.
You can book the tour with the additional single rider fee, which means that one person rides each snowmobile.
Please note that if you are traveling solo, you must book this tour with the single rider fee. Double rides are not shared with other guests on the tour.
It is preferable to dress in layers and wear clothing that will keep you dry and comfortable. Wear warm, windproof clothing in addition to good, sturdy shoes. You will be supplied with warm overalls for the tour.
You will be supplied with helmets and other appropriate safety equipment for the snowmobile tour.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour.
The tour operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions. If a tour is canceled due to bad weather, we will work together to either find another date for you to go on the tour (if possible) or provide you with a full refund.
Reservations can be cancelled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 48 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.
April 18th – October: Meeting point is at Hotel Smyrlabjörg. Hotel Smyrlabjörg is located about 46 km west of Höfn and about 34 km east of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Please note that you must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure.
GPS Coordinates 64.2173538,-15.7195644,17