Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

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16 reviews

Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides
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From US$ 208.50 per person

Join the snowmobile adventure of a lifetime and journey across the snowfields of Mýrdalsjökull all the way to the Katla Volcano Caldera.

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Duration 2 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Arrive at the Arcanum Adventure Tours - Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp 30 minutes before the activity starts.

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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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

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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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April 28, 2022

It was really cool. You get the gear and then drive up into the snow in a huge truck-like jeep. The snowmobiles are waiting there. You ride in a row, one behind the other. The pace was also very good, not too slow. There was only snow for miles. fantastic

March 21, 2022

Initially I wasn’t overly pleased because we had done the drive from Reykjavik to Vik in horrendous snow conditions and I tried contacting them to confirm it was still going ahead however the voicemail said the line were only manned Monday-Friday. When we got there they said the snowmobiling was off because of the weather. However they offered us a full refund or the ATV’s. We decided to do the ATVs as it was our last day and we had travelled quite a bit and I’m so glad we done this. What an experience!! The staff were really good with everyone and even took me and my boyfriend a bit further as we wanted to go faster than what the others were doing. Would really recommend.

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January 24, 2022

Product ID: 406775