Adventure

South Coast of Iceland and Glacier Snowmobile Ride

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

South Coast of Iceland and Glacier Snowmobile Ride

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing
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From US$ 236.01 per person

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The tour starts with a snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. On your way back to Reykjavík, you stop by the the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall and then stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Pickup optional
Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready and on the lookout for a green Smartbus. As each driver sometimes has a few stops, it can take up to 30 minutes to finish the pickup, so there is no need to worry if the bus is not there right away. You can be picked up from most hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Please note that in the city center some areas are restricted for buses and the driver can only stop at certain bus stops. If you need direction to the nearest bus stop, please visit the city's web guide (www.busstop.is). Please note: Pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. We suggest you select the nearest hotel address or bus stop and request the pickup from there.

Experience

Highlights
  • Snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, close to the volcano Katla caldera
  • Admire the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall, where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland’s most scenic views
  • Discover the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it
  • Take in the breathtaking view over the South coast of Iceland
Full description

Your tour kicks off with an action-packed snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier beneath which lurks the much-feared active subglacial volcano, Katla. The diverse scenery is breathtaking, with glaciers looming majestically to the north and miles of coastal black sand beaches to the south. On the way back to Reykjavík we stop at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, where a short walk up a flight of steps offers a panoramic view of magnificent scenery. You next stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, renowned for the hidden pathway behind it. This is the ideal tour for those seeking that extra thrill while ticking off some of Iceland’s most popular natural treasures. The tour includes a fun, scenic, and comfortably challenging snowmobile ride. It´s the ideal way to step off the beaten track and experience Iceland´s glorious wilderness.

You will be provided with all the special clothing and equipment needed for the trip so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. No special skills or snowmobile experience is necessary.

Includes
  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Professional driver and guide
  • Experienced snowmobile guide
  • Local knowledge
  • Snowmobile equipment and approx 1 hour snowmobile ride
  • Visit to all the top sites on the South Coast
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Hotel pickup (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Your tour starts from Reykjavík Terminal, centrally located at Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík. please be at the terminal 15 minutes before your departure time. You will meet your guide in front of the blue bus situated outside Reykjavík Terminal. Reykjavik Terminal Coordinates : 64.134174, -21.920182

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm shoes

Know before you go

  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A valid driver’s license is required to drive a quad bike
  • Dress in warm clothes and wear sturdy shoes
  • It is recommended that you bring your own snacks/something to eat for this 11-hour tour
  • It is possible to have lunch before the snowmobile part of the tour
  • All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver's license. According to Icelandic law a learner's permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient
  • Two riders will share one snowmobile. Single riders and groups traveling together with odd numbers are required to pay extra fees on site
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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This is a must do tour if you're coming to Iceland. Such good value for money and really easy to find the bus stop pick up points with the detailed description on get your guide's emails. We had a really lovely tour guide called Monika who was very informative and had a good sense of humour. Really pleased with this tour, it was our favourite one when visiting iceland. Thank you!

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February 21, 2022

The snowmobiling was great!! although a very long day for one hour of snowmobiling. You travel all that way and don't see the black sand beach which you are next to. I would personal like to do other activities than the two waterfalls which you have limited time to view.

November 26, 2021

The snowmobiling was excellent, the guide who took us out was professional, fun and made the whole experience. The tour on the other hand was, slow and tedious. Given very small amounts of time at spots to take photos or even experience the wonder of what we were looking at. One waterfall had 428 steps which the guide said 20mins... Well I am a fit healthy 40yrs old and 20mins up and down was a stretch for me! really made it stressful. The tour guide was humourless.

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November 9, 2021

Product ID: 193994