Snowmobile Tour on Vatnajokull Glacier

Vatnajökull Glacier is both Iceland and Europe's largest glacier
Only certain vehicles are able to ascend the slopes of Vatnajökull glacier.
The snowscapes of Vatnajökull are a perfect subject for photographers.
Glaciers in Iceland have dramatic features such as ridges and crevasses.
When snowmobiling on Vatnajökull, you will expose yourself to beautiful highland landscapes.
Your guides will have your helmets and overalls ready for you at Vatnajökull.
Based on 11 traveller reviews

Come along on a thrilling snowmobile adventure on the ice of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. This tour is for anyone who wants to pack their holiday with active days and do more than just sightseeing.

You will meet your group and guides on location (check your voucher, as this changes by season), before hopping into a super jeep capable of handling this volcanic island's challenging terrain. Together, you will make your way through the countryside, then begin to ascend the mighty Vatnajökull glacier.

After receiving some instructions from your guides, and all the necessary safety equipment, you’ll set off. Don’t worry if you are a beginner to snowmobiling; your tour guides have more than 20 years of experience and can help you with any queries. All you need to operate a snowmobile is a valid driver's license and a sense of adventure, but non-drivers can join as passengers. 

Vatnajökull is centrally located near many of the most beautiful sites of the south coast. The highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjukur, is located within sight of your route. Under the ice cap are valleys, mountains and plateaus as well as active volcanoes. 

On the glacier, you can explore the vast, white emptiness of the ice with only the muffled sounds of your snowmobile to accompany you. There are few things more thrilling than racing over the pillowy mounds of snow, or whooshing over the icy ridges. If you are less of an adrenaline-junkie, you can simply slowly cruise along to admire the view and take many photos. 

You will also have the opportunity to stand on the ancient ice with an active volcano beneath your feet, with unbelievable views of Iceland's interior and south all around you.

Don’t miss this chance to explore the beautiful and iconic Vatnajökull glacier. Check availability by choosing a date!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Super Jeep
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, East Iceland, Vatnajökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30 14:00,

You meet us at the departure location.
From Vagnsstaðir Hostel from 1. March - 15. June and from Junction of road number 1 and road number F985. From 15.June - 15.October
  • Glacier tour

  • English-speaking guide

  • Safety equipment (overalls, boots, helmets)

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited for chilly or rainy weather (waterproof recommended)

Good to know:

The weather in Iceland changes quickly, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you may take off if you are too warm. Jeans are not recommended for this tour because denim absorbs moisture quickly once wet and takes a long time to dry, leaving the wearer very cold.



Average rating 4.3 / Number of reviews 11

If you want to enjoy the beauty of Iceland while you're driving a snowmobile, this is the tour for you. We were lucky to have great weather for our tour and were able to enjoy our time on the glacier. The only suggestion I would have is that the pickup location be indicated when a tour is booked. The reservation indicated meeting at a hostel that we couldn't find. After two phone calls, we were told to wait at a turn off on the highway. It wasn't a problem but it should be made clear when the reservation is booked. Otherwise, it was an amazing experience. Both tour guides that were with us were exceptional.

The best tour I had in Iceland. This is my first time driving a skidoo and I love it. The scenery on the glacier is great, even though we came from Canada and saw those white staff a lot in our winter :) The tour guides are great too.

We had a great time on this tour. Luckily, the weather was amazing - blue, clear skies. Our guides were very good - friendly with good senses of humour. A good day - well worth the money.

It was a wonderful experience

The tour and the experience was incredible. It could only have been improved by less people on each tour as most of the others with us drove their snowmobiles incredibly slowly and were pretty foolish and careless around huge and powerful machinery. I was stunned no one got hurt. However, it was still 100% worth the trip, but if you can book at a less popular time, definitely do. Be sure to bring your sunglasses as it's really bright up on the glacier and there aren't any masks included with the provided equipment.

Fantastic time with these guys.

I was disappointed. The group was going too slow(20 kph-like driving a lawnmower instead of a snowmobile) and we only drove the snowmobile 40 minutes instead of 60 minutes. They allow too many people to book with not enough snowmobiles and we had to take turns. I felt it was too expensive for what it really was. I was expecting something more adventures. The staff was friendly but if you are looking for some adrenaline this is not it.

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