Snowmobile Tour on Myrdalsjokull Glacier | South Iceland

The wild and open expanse of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier is bound to draw out a feeling of freedom within you.
Once atop Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, you will step off the snowmobile just above Katla Volcano, 750 metres under the ice.
Your friendly and qualified guide will make sure to take you through the operation of a snowmobile step by step.
To be a sustainable tourist, leave nothing on the glaciers save for snowmobile tracks.
Nothing makes you feel small like snowmobiling across Mýrdalsjökull Glacier.
You will be provided a briefing and all of the safety equipment at the snowmobiling base.
4.4
Based on 14 traveller reviews

Join this exciting tour opportunity to the top of the majestic Mýrdalsjökull Glacier for a dose of adrenaline-fuelled snowmobiling action! This is a fantastic tour choice for those looking to pack in some adventure during their time exploring Iceland's gorgeous nature. 

To begin this snowmobiling adventure, make your own way to the designated meeting point, Ytri-Sólheimar 1, by the roots of the glacier. There, you will meet your qualified hiking guide and get dressed up in an insulated winter over-all. After a short briefing, you will step into a modified Super Jeep and drive up the mountain to the snowmobile base.

Once participants have had a short briefing on how to operate the snowmobiles, been provided with necessary safety equipment and the guides have been through the relevant safety procedures, you will pull the throttle and make the hair-raising journey to the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Prepare for some serious speed as you find yourself whizzing across the wild and open expanse of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. 

The glacier is the fourth largest in Iceland, reaching up to 1510 m (5000 ft), and is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful glaciers in Iceland. At the top of this gorgeous ice cap, you will step off the snowmobile at the location of Katla Caldera, one of Iceland’s most known volcanoes, which rests about 750 m (2500 ft) under your feet. 

The tour offers a fun, scenic and comfortably challenging snowmobiling ride. It is a great way to explore and experience the wilderness, the glacier and the breathtaking view over the South Coast of Iceland. Make sure not to forget your camera since you'll definitely want to photograph the natural splendour that surrounds you. 

So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this awesome adventure snowmobiling on the frozen paradise that is Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Oct.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Mýrdalsjökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00 12:30, 15:00,

You meet us at the departure location.
This tour departs from Ytri Sólheimar 1, South Iceland. Please be ready at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour.
Included:
  • English Speaking Guide

  • Super Jeep transport to/from the glacier

  • Snowmobile

  • Insulated over-all

  • Balaclava

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Lunch and Dinner


What to bring:
  • Hiking Boots

  • Warm clothing

  • Your Camera


Good to know:


Reviews

Average rating 4.4 / Number of reviews 14

The tour was great! We were supposed to go to the glacier but during our tour, we got hit by a snow storm so we were forced to turn back early. We were disappointed about that. Other than that, the tour was excellent. Highly recommend!

This was an amazing tour! The super jeep ride up to the meeting spot was great, but riding through the mountains was incredible. I shared a snowmobile with by boyfriend and we ended up tipping over twice, but the guides helped us get going again and made it an enjoyable experience. We couldn't make it to the top of the glacier because of the weather, but the spot we stopped at was still pretty great. Our guide even made a diagram in the snow explaining the glacier and all the locations around it.

The weather was and had been pretty bad on the day of our tour, so we had to be more careful on the snowmobiles and we didn't much of a "view" because of how foggy and cloudy it was, but we still really enjoyed ourselves, it was our first time on a snowmobile. Our tour guide Chaz was awesome and we really enjoyed chatting with him, and he gave us the best recommendation for where to get lunch afterwards!

I have been on several snowmobile tours in Iceland and I have to say this was my favorite one. The view you get on top of the glacier overlooking the south coast is unreal. Our Guide Thor and Andre were superb as well!

We took the 2.30pm tour and we there only 2 people going for the snowmobil. It's like a personal tour for us and the guide is funny and informative. He even brief us on the history of Iceland and the mountains which we really appreciate it. Overall we spend almost 3 hours on the mountain and really enjoyed the experience. Thumbs up to the operator.

Perfect location, and gorgeous scenery. It had great potential, but was marred by unfortunate events that could have been avoided with better planning by the operator. There were just too many people (over 30) and too few snowmobiles on our 1230pm Jan 28th schedule. It forced many people to ride double (pillion) on a snowmobile. Since it was the first time for a lot of us and there were several steep slopes, those doubling up tended to tip over. Caused a lot of unnecessary delays. Unfortunately it was made worse by an unreasonable/hysterical tourist from Hong Kong who got very upset with the situation and decided to take it out on both the guides and my family (we had two older parents who were slower). She complained very loudly and made snide remarks on the entire bus ride, eventually making a scene at the visitor center trying to get her money back. Operator was unable to calm her down. I'd be happy to defend the operator against that tourist, but again, the entire situation could likely have been avoided if they just limited the number of people on the trip.

This was a great adventure and our guide Sigi was funny and warm. You can book this tour without hesitating if you are looking to go snowmobiling.

We joined this tour as part of our self drive tour that we booked with Guide to Iceland. Everything was perfect and driving a snowmobile was a dream come true for my boyfriend and me. Highly recommneded.!

Great guides awesome tour but there was no visibility due to weather

Staff were great and friendly and highly educated. They took us to the mobiles. After the briefing we rode for about twenty minutes. When we got to a point, they made us go back due to bad weather. So a 2 hour trip was only 40 minutes. No refunds were offered which was disappointing to say the least. Not only that, they had a new wave of people waiting when we got back and didn’t cancel them. That was a bit shady. They should’ve canceled and refunded everyone for the day. I have three stars because the guide was awesome.

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