Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajokull

Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajokull
We operate small group sizes, by doing so we provide you with a unique and exclusive adventure!
The views from atop of Eyjafjallajökull glacier are stunning
An endless white expanse upon Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano.
The panoramic view up there is an experience all to it self!
On a snowmobile tour on Eyjafjallajokull glacier you will be provided with all protective gear and safety equipment needed for a safe ride.
Numerous ice sculptures and snow formation dot Eyjafjallajökull's exterior.
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Join the snowmobiling adventure of a lifetime and whizz over the mighty Eyjafjallajökull glacial volcano, while getting a gorgeous view over Iceland's spectacular South coast.

While the glacier is amazing from below, nothing beats experiencing it from its surface, especially at high speeds. This tour is the perfect option for those looking for a scenic, fun ride, exploring and experiencing the wilderness, the glacier and the breathtaking views over south Iceland.

Eyjafjallajökull is Iceland's sixth largest ice cap with a summit elevation of 1,666 metres (5,465 ft). It covers the caldera of a volcano which has erupted relatively frequently since the last glacial period, most recently in 2010 when its eruption caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe.

There is, however, no need to worry - the glacier is monitored closely and tours will never be conducted there if it shows the slightest signs of preparing for an eruption.

Your guides will take you through all the fundamental safety procedures and equip you with special clothing and helmets. They then provide you with everything you need for a safe and comfortable ride.

You'll dress up in a snowsuit and hop into a super jeep that takes you onto the glacier.

Once there, you will be matched with a snowmobile and head out onto the glacier. The snowmobiles are easy to drive, as it is just a matter of squeezing the accelerator or the brake.

Snowmobiling on top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier is an extraordinary experience and this 2-hour snowmobiling tour is the perfect length of time for experienced and first-time riders alike  (about 1 hour on the snowmobile).

During the ride, you will not only intimately get to know the essence of one of Iceland's most stunning glaciers, but you will also be exposed to stunning landscapes and views that are sure to leave memories to last a lifetime.

Book now and secure your space on this unique snowmobiling adventure in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Attractions: Eyjafjallajökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00. 14:00,

Southcoast Adventure, Gljúfrabúi Waterfall, Road 249, South Iceland 861

Gljúfrabúi base ( Hamragarðar ) Road 249 ( Next to Seljalandsfoss ) Tel: +354 866 7532 GPS: N 63°37’15.9″ W 19°59’22.7″

  • Guided service 

  • Double riding a snowmobile

  • Insulated cover-all

  • Helmet

  • Snowmobile balaclava face mask

  • Lunch and beverages

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Headwear and gloves

  • Snacks and water

  • Good boots/shoes are recommended!

Good to know:

1. Pick up/drop off, Hvolsvöllur/Hella area = 2.500 ISK pp each way (Pick up can start up to 30 minutes prior to tour departure*)

2. Pick up/drop off, Selfoss/Vík area = 5.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up can start 1 hour prior to tour departure*)

3. Pick up/drop off, Reykjavík = 10.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up starts up to 2 hours prior to tour departure*)

Please contact us if you wish to have pick up/drop off service. Otherwise departure is from our meeting point at Gljúfrabúi waterfall.

4. The minimum age is 5 years old.

5. Please have in mind that if the group consists of more people without driving license, then with, then extra guides need to be added to the tour with extra cost.

*Please note that it can take us up to 30 minutes to arrive to your location.

If you book ‘shared rides’ only and bookings are in odd numbers you will need to buy one single ride, be sure to book this correctly in the booking process below.

For a single ride snowmobile there is the extra cost of 12.000 ISK

--If this is not booked correctly, we will charge the extra fee on location.--


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I think we are luck to have only a group of 6 on our trip. Our tour guide Kari was the most amazing coach I can ever have. As he mentioned he had over 10 years experience and climbing mountain is his hobby, he know what exactly to do and how to control his monster truck. Just riding up to the mountain from the monster truck was truly amazing, riding on my own snowmobile is totally another level. As Kari know that we are super beginner with a young child, Kari took my son to ride with him and the rest of us follow. He understand how slow we are and waited for us patiently which I’m very appreciate. Overall, this is great life time experience I would say. Thank you Kari!!!
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Our trip was amazing! Our guide was really informative and friendly, and we even managed to go all the way to the top of the glacier which was incredible.
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What can I say - The tour as action packed as soon as we set off in the super truck. Because of the lack of snow we had to go to the top of the mountain and essentially got a free supertruck tour battling over all sorts of obstacles. Snowmobiles were great craic too, they have a real kick. Thanks!
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Our experience on the snowmobiling tour was awesome! Our guide, Geirmundur, was excellent! He took us all over for great pictures and was very nice! Probably my favorite activity we did in Iceland!
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Amazing time on this adventure. The guides were very good and the experience was totally worth it :)
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We completely lucked out and only our small group of 4 were on the tour. Our Gide was great and answered all of the questions that we had as we took this massive off road truck up to the glacier! Once up top, we were given the safety talk, and then it was time to go! Sadly our view was hampered by the fog/clouds, but we were taken to the top of a waterfall which was great! The ride to and from base was an exciting part of the adventure also! I would recommend doing the longer tour as we wished that we could have had more time on the snowmobils exploring the glacier!
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Great experience! The ride up in the super jeep was just as much fun.
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I cannot say enough good things about this experience. The guides were great. You get a bonus super jeep ride to the top of the mountain (longer ride in the summer, shorter in the winter) which is really cool. Our jeep broke down and we actually had a good time with that. Once at the top it was a fantastic ride. I can't recommend this highly enough. Would definitely go again.
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Awesome experience! We had a great time with our guide which was answering plenty of questions during the super-jeep ride and gave as plenty of time to ride on the glacier :-)!!
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