South Iceland and Snowmobile Tour on Glacier
Join this tour to the south coast with snowmobiling on a glacier for a great and memorable day in Iceland.
You'll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík before heading to our meeting point: Ytri-Sólheimar 1. There you'll get dressed up in an insulated winter over-all and after a short briefing we step into our super-jeeps and drive up the mountain to the snowmobile base. Once participants have had a short teaching how to operate the snowmobiles and the guides been through the safety procedures we push the throttle and ride to the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier.
The tour offers a fun, scenic and comfortably challenging snowmobile ride for one hour. It is a great way to explore and experience the wilderness, the glacier and the breathtaking view over the south coast of Iceland. The glacier is the fourth largest in Iceland, reaching up to 1510 meters and at the top of the icecap we step off the snowmobiles where Katla caldera, one of Iceland’s most known volcanoes, rests about 750 meters under our feet.
The glacier adventure provides stunning photo opportunities to remind you of the beautiful, wild and pure Iceland. We provide you with the special clothing and all the equipment needed for the trip so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. The south coast is certainly spectacular but it is an unbeatable experience seeing it from the glacier‘s top.
Please note: To operate the snowmobiles a valid driver license is required.
On the route back to Reykjavík we make stops by the picturesque waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
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- Available: Oct. - Aug.
- Duration: 9 hours
- Difficulty: Easy
The South Coast of Iceland is the country's most visited sightseeing route, along with the Golden Circle.
The famed South Coast shoreline stretches from the greater Reykjavík area and is dotted with natural wonders such as cascading waterfalls, volcanoes both active and dormant, black sand beaches and glacier lagoons.
Geography, Nature & Wildlife
Iceland is divided into eight geographical regions. Out of these, the Southern Region is the largest, as it spans over 24.000 square kilometres with its administrative centre in the municipality of Selfoss.
What is known as the South Coast embodies the shoreline of this particular region. The area consists of a lowland that is mostly composed of marshlands, bays and cultivated pastures that are met by a series of black beaches where the estuaries to the east and west of the district close off the coastal body.
Underneath the soil rests a vast lava field, known as Þjórsárhraun. Its edges reach several hundred metres offshore where the ocean waves crash upon them, thereby protecting the lowland from the invasion of the sea. This results in the South Coast being unusually lacking in the deep fjords that so distinctly characterise the rest of Iceland's shore line.
The region boasts vibrant bird life during all seasons. It is not only rich with both marshland birds and seabirds but also migrating birds such as the North Atlantic puffin. Some species stay throughout the harsh Icelandic winter, including the northern diver, the loom and various species of gulls and ducks.
Highlights of the South Coast
The South Coast offers an unprecedented array of natural wonders that draw thousands of visitors each day. When driving the route from Reykjavík City, the highlights in their correct order are:
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Vestmannaeyjar; The Westman Islands
- Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull Glacier
- Dyrhólaey Peninsula
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
- Coastal Village Vík í Mýrdal
- Skeiðarársandur Glacial Sand Plain
- Vatnajökull National Park
- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
These attractions count for but a fraction of what the South Coast has to offer. The vast sand plains of Sólheimasandur are home to a crashed DC-3 Plane Wreck, and close to Seljavellir by the Skógar Village there's Seljavallalaug, one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland.
- Explore the many wonders of the area on these South Coast Tours
Starting time : 08:00
- Pick up at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík
- Bus fare
- Driver guided south coast sightseeing
- Super Jeep transport to the glacier (approx 1 hour)
- English speaking guidance
- One hour guided snowmobile tour
- Insulated cover-all
What to bring:
We recommend you bring warm first and/or mid layer, e.g. a warm sweater.
Bring food/drinks or buy on the way.
Good to know:
A valid driver's licence is required. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 5. One child per paying adult.