The Top of the Diamond | Bus and SnowCat on Snaefellsjokull Glacier

The Top of the Diamond | Bus and SnowCat on Snaefellsjokull Glacier
Snowcat tour group admires their surroundings on a glacier
The view to Snæfellsjökull in winter.
The sun sets on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
A group gathers on the snowy surface of Snæfellsjökull glacier and volcano.
Snaefellsjokull Glacier is one of Iceland's most beloved gems
Foggy conditions on Snaefellsjokull Glacier

Come along on a fantastic tour of the glacial peninsula of Snæfellsnes. See the diverse sights of the area before jumping into a snowcat to ride across the white expanse of Snæfellsjökull glacier. Those looking for an exciting adventure should not miss this excursion.

This fun-filled day tour departs from Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will leave from the charming town of Grundarfjörður. This place is the home of the famous Krikjufell mountain also known as the ‘mountain shaped like an arrow’s head’ from HBO’s Game of Thrones.

You will board a vehicle that has been specially built to handle the rough glacial landscapes of Iceland. You will then travel to the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier. As you travel there will be plenty of sightseeing. The landscape of the Snæafellsnes peninsula is often referred to as Iceland in miniature due to the wide variety of mountains, lava fields, black sand beaches, mountains and ocean views.

At the base of Snæfellsjökull, you will change vehicles and hop onto a snowcat. This machine is designed to handle the ice and snow ahead and take you to your destination comfortably. You will ascend the white expanse of the glacier which sits on top of a 7000-year-old stratovolcano.

Snæfellsjökull is one of the most famous sites in Iceland, gaining international attention when Jules Verne made it the entryway to the centre of the earth in his classic sci-fi novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. The whole area is said to hold mystical energy and driving along the ice and lava promises to be a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The feeling of standing on top of a glacier, which also sits above a mighty volcano is second to none. The incredible views from the top will provide fantastic photo opportunities and lasting memories.

So don't hesitate! Discover the mystical powers of the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Jan.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: ATV, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00, 12:30, 14:00.

You meet us at the departure location.
Kaffi Emil, Information Center, Grundargata 35, 350 Grundarfjörður GPS: 64.924602, -23.2606778
Included:
  • Guided Drive of Snæfellsnes in a bus and SnowCat

  • Snowcat Tour

  • Meals


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and waterproof outer layers

  • Good winter shoes

  • Hat, scarf and gloves

  • Camera

  • Happy mood


Good to know:

Due to varying weather conditions in the area, we reserve the right to cancel the tour on short notice



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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
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