Experience the thrill of zooming through Iceland’s winter wonderland with a snowmobile tour! Iceland is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, and snowmobiling is one of the most exciting ways to explore the country’s glacial landscapes. Iceland offers a unique winter landscape perfect for adventurous activities like snowmobiling. This article explores various snowmobile tours available, catering to different preferences and durations.
One of the most popular snowmobile tours in Iceland is the Golden Circle Super Jeep and Snowmobiling Tour. This full-day tour takes you on a journey through some of Iceland’s most iconic natural wonders, including the geothermal area of Geysir, the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park, where you can walk between the tectonic plates of Europe and America. The highlight of the tour is a thrilling snowmobile ride on the Langjökull glacier, the second-largest glacier in Europe. This tour is ideal for those who want to combine sightseeing with an adrenaline-pumping snowmobile adventure.
If you’re looking for a shorter snowmobile tour, the Meet Us at Gullfoss tour might be right up your alley. This one-hour tour takes you on a snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier, where you’ll get to explore the icy wonderland and take in breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The tour includes all necessary equipment, including warm clothing, helmets, and gloves, so you’ll be comfortable and safe throughout the experience.
The Hot Spring and Cool Glacier tour combines snowmobiling on Langjökull with a trip to the Secret Lagoon in the tiny town of Flúðir in South Iceland. If you are lucky, you might see Geysir spew out geothermal energy on the way during the super jeep tour from Reykjavík.
The north of Iceland is somewhat underrated, mainly due to its location and distance from Reykjavík (and Keflavík airport). This has been changing in recent years though and the availability of direct flights to Akureyri airport from several European airports is helping there. Lake Mývatn & Snowmobile Tour is a combination of sightseeing and a snowmobiling adventure. A local guide will pick you up in Akureyri and take you to Lake Mývatn with a stop at Goðafoss waterfall (sometimes the guide will stop on the way back). When you reach Lake Mývatn, a snowmobile expert will greet you and provide you with a helmet and gear before heading out to snowmobile on the lake itself or in the mountain hills around it. After half an hour there, you meet the guide again and head for a relaxing geothermal spa in Mývatn Nature Baths (admission not included). After that you will head back to Akureyri.
If you’re staying in Reykjavik and want to experience the thrill of snowmobiling without venturing too far from the city, the Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier tour is a great option. This full-day tour takes you to the south coast of Iceland, where you’ll ride a snowmobile on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which sits atop the active Katla volcano. This tour is a great way to explore Iceland’s south coast and get a taste of the country’s natural beauty.
Snowmobiling is an exhilarating way to explore Iceland’s winter wonderland, and there is a variety of snowmobile tours in Iceland to suit all tastes and preferences. Whether you want a short and sweet ride or a full-day adventure, there’s a tour for you. So why not add a snowmobile tour to your Iceland itinerary and experience the thrill of zooming across a glacier?