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Snowmobile on Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland

Glide across Europe’s largest glacier on snowmobile

Enjoy a thrilling snowmobile ride across Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe! On this unique journey, you’ll see the highest mountain in Iceland, active volcanoes, and incredible ice valleys. As you glide through the cinematic landscape, discover why Vatnajokull was featured in James Bond and Game of Thrones!


Duration: ~3 hours

Pick-up: No

Available: Apr - Oct

Age limit: 6 years

Difficulty: Easy

Guide to client ratio 1 guide per 8 sleds

Tour Highlights:

  • Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Views of Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur
  • Small group experience

Meet on location:

We’ll all meet at Flatey Dairy Farm, 24 mi (38 km) west of Höfn and 26 mi (42 km) east of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. From there we’ll drive you to the snowmobile start location.

Drop off location:

 We’ll bring you back to Flatey Dairy Farm at the end of our tour.

Bring with you:

Warm outdoor clothes, warm hat and gloves, snacks, sturdy hiking boots, driver’s license (not required for passengers)

Included:

Guided snowmobile ride, two-person snowmobile, snowmobile gear

Not included:

Meals

Solo Travelers:

Please note that the price of the tour is for one person when sharing a snowmobile between two people. If you are  traveling solo or if there’s an odd number of travelers in your group, you must also book a solo snowmobile for an additional fee.

 

If you’re traveling solo but don’t have a valid driving license, you can book a guide to drive your snowmobile for an extra fee.

For further information:
info@glacierguides.is

From:
24 500 per adult

Tour Description

Glide through the incredible winter wonderland of Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe! On this thrilling snowmobile ride, you’ll explore Iceland’s spectacular ice landscapes. Zoom across powder white snow as you take in the glacier’s peaks and valleys, including the highest mountain in Iceland.

Your adventure begins at nearby Flatey Dairy Farm. We’ll all meet at the farm and travel together to the tour starting point.

Before you board your snowmobile, our expert guides will tell you everything you need to know for a safe and thrilling snowmobile adventure. We’ll provide you with all the needed safety equipment, including insulated snowsuits and helmets. Don’t worry if you’ve never gone snowmobiling before. With the help of our guides, you’ll be a master snowmobiler in no time!

Then it’s time to take to the slopes. The breathtaking expanse of Vatnajokull Glacier is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Europe’s biggest glacier covers 3,127 mi² — that’s 9% of Iceland’s total surface area. Pristine ice and snow stretch as far as the eye can see.

On your snowmobile, you’ll glide through a fantasy ice world. Take in the vast valleys and peaks that pierce the horizon. You’ll also zoom past Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland’s highest peak. All around Vatnajokull, 30 outlet glaciers unfurl into the surrounding lagoons and sea.

Our local guides are experts on the area’s geography and history. They’ll tell you all about how the glacier and the Vatnajokull glacier caves were  formed, as well as the ice cap’s role in pop culture. Get the inside scoop on Vatnajokull’s starring role in James Bond and Game of Thrones!

Once the tour is over, we’ll take you back to Flatey Dairy Farm. From there, you can head back to Reykjavik or explore more of Iceland’s South Coast, like an ice cave tour by Vatnajokull Glacier. 

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