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Discover the magnificent backcountry scenery of Vatnajökull glacier on an exciting guided snowmobile tour in Iceland!
This adrenaline-packed adventure upon Europe’s largest glacier offers breathtaking, scenic views as you traverse snowmobile trails across icy landscapes and powdery snow fields. There is no need to be intimidated, as snowmobiles are safe and fun for people of all ages. No previous experience in snow sports is required to join this tour. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced rider, all you need to operate a snowmobile is a valid driver’s license and a keen sense of adventure! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a driver’s license, as you may still join the tour as a passenger.
You’ll meet your experienced snowmobile guide at a location nearby. Be sure to check your voucher closely, as the meeting point may change by the season. From there, you’ll be provided with overalls, boots, a balaclava and a helmet before boarding a specially-modified super jeep, built to withstand the tough and rugged Icelandic terrain. As you make the ascent towards Vatnajökull glacier, your guide will explain the fascinating history of the region, including information about glaciers and how they have been impacted by the climate, as well as humans over time.
Once you arrive at Vatnajökull glacier, your guide will go over a number of instructions with you to ensure a safe and enjoyable time will be had by all. They’ll equip you with all of the necessary safety gear that is required for the trip and make sure that you are comfortable on your snowmobiling equipment before heading out.
Vatnajökull National Park contains some of the most scenic snowmobile terrain in all of Iceland. You’ll be taken onto one of the most remote parts of the ice-cap, where you will have spectacular views of Hvannadalshnúkur, the country’s highest peak, set amidst gorgeous mountains, valleys and active volcanoes below. As you glide over the snow, you’ll feel the cool Arctic breeze against your skin, reinvigorating you from within. It’s easy once you get started and you’ll become more confident as the pristine, snowy landscapes pass by.
During the snowmobile tour, there will be an opportunity to stop and explore the glaciated surroundings, taking in the deep crevasses and spectacular ice formations all around. It’s an incredible feeling to set foot upon thousand-year-old solid ice, particularly with the knowledge that there are many active volcanoes that lie silently beneath this ice cap!
Get away from the crowds on an adventure of-a-lifetime with this snowmobile tour on Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe! This is the perfect experience to share with friends and family. Check availability by choosing a date.
The weather in Iceland changes quickly, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you may take off if you are too warm. Jeans are not recommended for this tour because denim absorbs moisture quickly once wet and takes a long time to dry, leaving the wearer very cold.
Please note: A valid driver‘s license is needed to operate a snowmobile. Passengers do not need driver´s license.