Iceland is rich with glaciers, which gives us the opportunity to enjoy snow activities all year round. One of the most popular of these activities is the snowmobile ride. This activity is operated all year round on two glaciers, Langjökull glacier and Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which are both approx. two hours drive from Reykjavik.
Langjökull glacier (the Long glacier) is the second largest glacier in Iceland, located in the highland on the south-western part of the country, only about 30 minutes drive from another Icelandic highlight, Gullfoss (golden waterfall). A trip to the glacier can easily be included in the Golden Circle day tour.
Mýrdalsjökull glacier is the fourth largest glacier in Iceland and is located on the south coast surrounded by Iceland’s most imfamous volcanoes, Mt.Katla and Mt.Eyjafjallajökull. From the glacier is only a short 30 minute drive down to the beautiful black sand beaches of the south shore, and a trip to the glacier can easily be included in a day trip to Þórsmörk valley, the “valley of the Gods”, which is Icelands most famous nature pearl.
Upon reaching the glaciers we are met by our glacier guides who will help us gear up and give us instructions for our snowmobiling tour. The average tour is approx.60 minutes long, taking you to the top of the glacier where you can enjoy the view over the surrounding area.
Overalls, helmets and boots will be provided for the ride.
A snowmobile (or snow scooter) is a land vehicle propelled by one or two rubber tracks, with skis for steering. They are designed to be operated on snow and ice, and require no road or trail. Most snowmobiles are powered by two-stroke gasoline/petrol internal combustion engines.