Exhilarating 3-Hour Glacier Snowmobiling Tour on Vatnajokull
Whizz across the stunning snowscapes of the mighty Vatnajokull glacier on a snowmobile with this thrilling sub-arctic adventure. Those seeking an authentic glacier experience in southeast Iceland should not miss this tour.
Transfers are available for this tour from nearby Hofn, or you can make your way to the meeting point. You will meet your guides at a base camp in southeast Iceland, around 29 miles (46 kilometers) from Hofn. Here you will team up with your group before you are introduced to your ride for the day - snowmobiles.
You can ride as a passenger if you are six years old or above, but you'll need a valid driver's license to operate one. Two people will be assigned to each snowmobile. If you want to ride alone, you can do so at an additional cost.
At base camp, you'll be provided with overalls and all the safety equipment you'll need for your snowmobile ride. Here, you'll be given a safety briefing and demonstration of how snowmobiles work. Don't worry, you don't need any prior experience or to have ridden one before, as snowmobiles are very easy to operate.
Once you feel comfortable knowing the basics, it's time to get onto your snowmobile and set off on your adventure.
Snowmobiling is one of the most exhilarating excursions you can take in Iceland. The fresh winds rushing against you as you race over the glacier provides an adrenaline-pumping thrill you'll never forget.
Aside from the great adventure, you will experience fantastic views across the gleaming surface of the ice and snow. If the weather is good during your tour, you'll also get some stunning vistas of the surrounding highlands, which can be found to the east and south of the country.
You will stop halfway through your adventure to take photos, so don't forget to bring your camera. Here you can have a few moments to yourself to enjoy the surrounding scenery without needing to drive.
You'll also be able to switch the driver so you can experience the ride as a passenger too. Your glacier guide is a local expert, so you can ask anything you want to know about the ice caps and the surrounding nature, and they will be happy to answer.
At the end of the tour, you'll return your snowmobile to base camp and continue your South Coast holiday.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to experience the beauty of the Vatnajokull glacier by snowmobile in Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will be able to reschedule or will get a refund. From May until November the meeting point is at our base camp, which is located at Hotel Smyrlabjorg, 46 km west from the town of Hofn and 34 km east from Jokulsarlon.
From November until May meet at Jökulsárlón-Glacier Lagoon 30 minutes before departure time.