Snowmobiling in Iceland – through Eyjafjallajökull Glacier

Snowmobiling tour operated by Southcoast Adventure is a great opportunity in Iceland to see the top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier and not only! In perfect conditions, the view includes Vestmannaeyjar, the whole south coast all the way to Ingólfsfjall and even a big part of the highlands!

The snowmobile tour is the perfect length of time for first-time riders and individuals looking for a scenic, fun ride, exploring and experiencing the wilderness, glacier and the breathtaking views over South Iceland in good weather. The tour starts from the operator base and after a short briefing and dressing up in a snowsuit you will step into a jeep and drive up the mountain, to the glacier where you will pick up the snowmobiles and ride to the glacier.

As soon as you get onto the glacier, prepare to be struck by its size: an expanse of snow dotted with rock formations and ice sculptures. As you push deeper into this icy wilderness, you will start to see some of the most impressive views over South Iceland. It is a great experience with vast snowfields, towering mountains, and more landmarks. Glide across the snow with ease. Your friendly guide will teach you all about glaciers and the myths that define them.

Operator:
Southcoast Adventure

Location:
Gljúfrabúi, 861 Hvolsvöllur
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Difficulty:
Easy

Availability:
All year

Snowmobiling near Volcano

Eyjafjallajökull consists of a volcano completely covered by an ice cap and it’s one of the most famous volcanoes in Iceland. The volcano is fed by a magma chamber under the mountain, which in turn derives from the tectonic plates of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

The 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull were a period of volcanic events which, although small for volcanic eruptions, caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe over an initial period of six days in April 2010.

Snowmobiling on top of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier is an extraordinary experience and an adventure not to be missed!

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Good to know before visiting:
  • Minimum 2 people per booking
  • A valid driver‘s license is required to operate a snowmobile
  • Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves and good hiking shoes are recommended!
  • Insulated cover-all, helmet and snowmobile balaclava face mask are included
  • The duration of the tour varies from the season but the snowmobiling itself is about 1 hour

The Supplier: Southcoast Adventures

Company Rating

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