Snowmobile Tour on Vatnajökull Glacier

Come along on a thrilling snowmobile adventure on the ice of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. This tour is for anyone who wants to make it an active day and do more than sightseeing!

From 1. March - 15. June. You’ll first make your way to Vagnsstaðir HI Hostel (Suðursveit, A-Skaftafellssýsla, Þjóðvegur, 781 Höfn) between Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the fishing village of Höfn, where you will meet up with your excellent guides and the rest of your group.   From 15.June - 15.October.  The meeting point is Junction of road number 1 and road number F985. From there, you’ll hop in a superpowered Jeep capable of handling the topography of a volcanic island and make your way through the countryside to your destination.

After receiving some driving instructions from your guides and all the necessary safety equipment, you’re off! Don’t worry if you are a beginner to snowmobiling. Your tour guides have more than 20 years of experience and you can make your experience whatever you’d like. Race over the pillowy mounds of snow, whoosh over the icy ridges in the ground cover, or go slowly to admire the view and take many photos.

Vatnajökull is centrally located near many of the most beautiful sites of the south coast. The highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjukur, is located nearby. Under the ice cap are valleys, mountains and plateaus as well as active volcanoes.

These volcanoes include Grimsvotn and Bardarbunga as the largest and most active. Bardarbunga famously erupted recently, ending in February 2015 and sending up clouds of ash and sulfurous gas.

On the glacier, you can explore the vast, white emptiness of the ice with only the muffled sounds of your snowmobile to accompany you. You can stand on this ancient ice with a volcano below, feeling the same awe of nature as the first settlers surely did more than 1,000 years ago at the sight of it.

Don’t miss this chance to explore the beautiful and temperamental Vatnajökull glacier! Check availability by choosing a date!

Duration:   3 hours including 1 hour on the Skidoo snowmobile

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Super Jeep
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Vatnajökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30, 14:00

You meet us at the departure location.
From Vagnsstaðir Hostel from 1. March - 15. June and from Junction of road number 1 and road number F985. From 15.June - 15.October
  • Glacier tour

  • English-speaking guide

  • Safety equipment (overalls, boots, helmets)

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited for chilly or rainy weather (waterproof recommended)

Good to know:

The weather in Iceland changes quickly, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you may take off if you are too warm. Jeans are not recommended for this tour because denim absorbs moisture quickly once wet and takes a long time to dry, leaving the wearer very cold!

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