Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

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42 reviews

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides

Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides
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From US$ 233.17 per person

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Embark on a snowmobile adventure of a lifetime in Vik and journey across the snowfields of Mýrdalsjökull all the way to the Katla Volcano Caldera.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Ride across the ice field of Mýrdalsjökull on a snowmobile
  • Soak in panoramic views of Iceland's South Coast
  • Test your snowmobiling skills in a safe environment
Full description

Go on a glacier snowmobiling ride on the majestic Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, an ice cap to the north of Vik, while enjoying panoramic views of the South Coast. Begin your tour at the Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp. Meet your guide and get dressed up in an insulated cover-all. Then, step aboard the glacier truck, specially modified to climb the steep mountain road leading up to the edge of the glacier. Once you reach the snowmobiles, get a briefing from the guide on how to safely operate the gear, before starting the ride. Be safely led through the crevassed ice field of Mýrdalsjökull.

Upon making it to the top of the ice cap, step off the snowmobiles to admire the amazing views of Iceland's South Coast. Below your feet rests the giant Katla Volcano, hidden beneath the ice cap. After an hour-long ride, head back to the Base Camp. Make sure not to forget your camera to savor the sheer magnitude of the glacier.

  • 1-hour snowmobile ride
  • Insulated cover-all
  • Helmet
  • Balaclava face mask
  • Transfer to the glacier on a modified glacier truck
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Go to the Arcanum Adventure Tours - Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp. Look for the signs that say "basecamp."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • A valid driver’s license is required to drive a snowmobile
  • Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride snowmobile, payable on location
  • A maximum of one child can be booked per adult rider
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 42 reviews

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This was such an incredible experience and such a fun adventure to do while in Iceland! The guides were great and once we got to the top of the glacier we’re extremely informative about the formation. So much fun and I would recommend this to anyone!

March 29, 2023

Wohoooo! This was beyond expectation, an incredible fun and educational ride over the glacier. We were two adults and two kids and recommend this tour to everyone. Don’t worry if you wonder if you’ll be able to operate the snowmobile, it’s easy: throttle with your right thumb and brake with your left hand. No gear or clutch involved. If you are able to operate one of these shared electric city scooters you’ll be totally fine. Have fun!

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March 29, 2023

Incredibly fun experience! Everyone was very welcoming right from the moment we arrived. Easy to find location as well. Our guide gave easy and clear instructions so we both (driver and passenger) felt absolutely confident and safe. Information about the glacier was shared at one stop and it was very interesting. We were able to take photos as well. Highly recommend this tour and this company!

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 406775