Conquer the ice: ride a snowmobile on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia
Join this thrilling snowmobile experience on the mighty Mýrdalsjökull Glacier! Spend 1-hour riding across the ice field, with breathtaking scenery and an experienced guide. This tour doesn’t require previous snowmobile riding experience, and anyone over the age of 17 with a valid driver’s licence can operate the snowmobile. But, if there are kids over 8 in the group or non-drivers, they can ride as a passenger. Get ready to glide on a glacier!
About this tour
This exhilarating day tour allows you to ride a snowmobile on a glacier. But getting there is half the fun. After meeting at base camp (see map), outfitted in the required gear and briefed on safety, you will board a specially-equipped glacier truck that will take you up the mountain (about 30 minutes). You’ve never seen a vehicle like this! As you power along, the gigantic tyres deflate on the climb up the glacier. On clear days, the view is spectacular, and the ride alone is worth the trip! It will transport you nearly to the top of the glacier, where you will embark on the snowmobile ride.
After jumping out of the monster truck, you find yourself standing on top of a vast ice cap, ready to explore this icy world. Standing on the glacier and taking in its wild, remote beauty is incredible. The Mýrdalsjökull Glacier is Iceland’s fourth largest glacier and covers the volcano Katla.
Your guide will explain how the snowmobile works and how to ride it in a safe and fun manner. After about 1 hour of snowmobiling, you go back down with the glacier truck, about 30 minutes, to base camp, where the tour ends.
Please note: All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver’s licence. According to Icelandic law, a learner’s permit, tractor, or motorcycle licence is insufficient. Single riders and groups with odd numbers must book a single-ride snowmobile.
Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp
- All year
- Meeting Point
- Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp
Need to know
Accessible to all people in good health. We recommend you bring warm first and mid-layer, e.g. a warm sweater.
- Drivers must have a valid driver's license
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
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- Experienced and qualified guide
- Snowmobile (can take up to two persons)
- Insulated cover-all
- Helmet and balaclava face mask
- Extra warm clothing
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, it's important to be prepared with the right information. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your trip
Our meeting points have no official addresses, but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.
Before we head to the glacier for the tour, we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each person's shoe size, so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.
We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.
The snowmobiling tour includes stops at notable points of interest, allowing you to marvel at the surroundings and take a breather from the exhilarating ride.
No prior snowmobiling experience is required. The tour is designed to accommodate participants of all skill levels. Our experienced guides will provide a brief safety overview and basic instructions before the adventure begins. A valid driver's license is needed to operate a snowmobile.
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