Snowmobile Excursion | Adventure Tour from Akureyri
Get in the mood for excitement and embark on a thrilling snowmobile tour in the Mountains of North Iceland. Any seeker of thrills and literal chills should not let this terrific Arctic adventure slip them by.
You set out from Iceland's denominated Capital of the North, Akureyri, where you will be picked up and transported to the snowy pastures of Súlumýrar, where your snowmobile instructor awaits.
If you haven't been on one of these powerful apparatuses before, don't worry, every trip is tailor-made to fit the skill level of you or your group. Your guide will as well provide you with all the proper safety equipment, such as a helmet and gloves. Just remember to dress warmly as it gets cold up there.
Then get ready for a full hour of covering a winter wonderland of terrain, as you speed across the snow, zigzag along the icy crevasses and take in the breathtaking view of your surroundings.
Súlumýrar, the venue of your venture, is located in the slopes of the Súlur Peaks in the Glerárdalur Valley, so rest assured that you will be surrounded by magnificent landscapes as you glide across the ground.
The feeling of freedom that follows such a ride is something everyone should experience at least once, where the adrenaline is surging - along with the wind in your hair and the fresh mountain air.
As you master your snowmobile and show everyone how it's done, allow yourself to have the time of your life on top of the snowy plains above Akureyri Town.
Don't hesitate any longer in booking your winter excursion now, for this fantastic chance to cut loose and let go, amidst authentic North Icelandic nature. Check availability for this tour by choosing a date.
- Available: Nov. - Apr.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Activities: Snowmobile, Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 6 years.
- Languages: English
- Highlights: Akureyri
Akureyri, ‘The Capital of the North’ is a town in the fjord Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. It lies just 100 km away from the Arctic Circle. It is Iceland’s second-largest urban area with a population of about 17,800.
Akureyri is an important fishing centre and port, but in the last few years tourism, industry, higher education and services have become the fastest growing sectors of the economy.
An international airport is located about 3 km from the center. A large number of cruisers also stop at Akureyri. One of Iceland's best skiing sites is found by Akureyri, at Hlidarfjall.
Traditionally Akureyri has survived on fisheries and some of Iceland’s largest fishing companies, like for example Samherji, have their headquarters there. Other large companies include Brim, Nordurmjolk, and Vifilfell hf, the largest brewery in Iceland.
FSA/Akureyri Hospital is a major employer in the area and is one of two major hospitals in Iceland.
Akureyri has excellent facilities for travelers and is located a short drive from many of Iceland’s top natural, cultural and historical attractions.
Nature & Landscape
Akureyri is surrounded by mountains, the highest one being Kerling (1538 m). The area around it has rich agriculture and a beautiful mountain ring.
The innermost part of the fjord, Pollurinn ('The Pool') further lends the town a special character. The climate in Akureyri is generally very pleasant.
The islands Hrisey in the middle of Eyfjordur and Grimsey, straddling the Artic Circle, both belong to the municipality of Akureyri. Hrisey is often called 'The Pearl of Eyjafjordur' and Grimsey 'The Pearl of the Artic' and these beautiful and peaceful islands are highly popular with travelers.
History & Culture
During World War II the town was an important site for the Allies and the town grew considerably after the war, as people increasingly moved to urban areas.
Akureyri has a strong cultural scene, with several bars and renowned restaurants. Folk culture in general is more prevalent there than in Reykjavik. During the summer there are several notable festivals in Akureyri and its surroundings.
Sites of interest in Akureyri include the brand-new Hof concert hall and Akureyri’s many museums, The Nature Museum, Nonnahus, a.k.a. Jon Sveinsson Memorial Museum, for the writer, David's house or David Stefansson Memorial Museum, for the poet, Akureyri Art Museum.
Akureyri also has several churches, Akureyrarkirkja being the most notable, as well as beautiful botanical gardens. The old town is particularly charming, ideal for a nice walk.
Departure time : 09:30, 10:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30
Pickup and return transfer from your hotel/guesthouse
1 hour guided snowmobile tour
Overalls, if requested
What to bring:
Valid driver's licence
Good to know:
The price for this tour is estimated for one person per snowmobile. If you do not possess a driving licence, you are welcome to share a snowmobile, but please note that driving one with a passenger is notably harder. Contact us for more details.