Get on with this adrenaline-inducing tour of the fourth largest glacier in the country riding one of the most thrilling vehicles out there – the snowmobile. This tour is the perfect way to explore Myrdalsjokull Glacier and get one with nature in a fabulous way that also comes with a hefty dose of excitement. Complementing the extraordinary ride on the glacier is the mind-blowing sites that you will find atop the glorious glacier. So, hop on this tour and experience the Myrdalsjokull glacier just the way it is meant to be riding glorious, powerful snowmobiles.
Snowmobiling on Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Your journey will start at the foot of the glacier. You will meet your guide there who will help you dress in the snowmobiling gear – overall, overshoes, and gloves. Then you will board the monster truck that will take you up the mountain where the base is located which will be like a pre-dose of thrill before you start with the main action of the tour itself. After getting to the base, your guide will tell you about the necessary rules, regulations, and some necessary things about operating the snowmobiles. When all is set, you will be ready to pull the throttle and ride the wind along with the glacier. Your ride will last for about 2 hours. You will have to bring your driving license to be eligible to drive the snowmobiles. An international license is not required in Iceland. Any nationally authorized vehicle license will work. Just make sure that your license is in English and if it is in your national language then remember to bring an English translation.
About Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier is the fourth largest glacier in Iceland reaching up to 5000 ft. and covers an area of 595 km2. Myrdalsjokull glacier is home to the most active volcanoes in Iceland, Volcano Katla. This is the southernmost glacier of the country and houses a very unique ice cave that features black ice. This ice cave belongs to Katla volcano and the ice looks pitch-black with colors like crystal blue and azure in combination. The views atop the glacier are fantastic with beautiful contrasts created by the white ice and black ash from the volcano underneath. And to top it all, Myrdalsjokull also appears in the popular TV show Game of Thrones. It is the place where Sam finally finds dragon glass in season 2 and is known as a place named ‘Fist of the First Men’.
Experienced and qualified glacier guide
Glacier truck transport to/from the glacier
Snowmobile per two persons
Helmet and balaclava face mask
Boots – optional
What to bring
Good to know
All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver’s license. A learner´s permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient according to Icelandic law.
There are two people sharing a snowmobile on this tour. It is possible to book a single ride on the snowmobile when booking the tour.
It is mandatory to book a single ride on the snowmobile for groups with odd number.
Total duration of the tour is 2 hours – you will be on the snowmobile for around 1 hour.
This tour is suitable for both single travelers, groups and families.
We recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point for this tour is at Mýrdalsjökull Base.
We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point on time. We recommend arriving at least 20 min before the scheduled departure time. Late arrivals unfortunately will miss out on their reservation and it will result in the cancellation of your booking and a full forfeiture of your booking fee.
Driving time to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon from Reykjavík is around 2 hours and 11 minutes in good road conditions.
We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. This is a small group tour so it gets fully booked pretty quickly. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us. Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.
Wear warm clothes. Pick clothing according to weather that day. We advise that you dress in layers.
Check out our Summer Packing List for more details.
If the tour gets cancelled, for example due to weather, we will let you know as soon as possible and you can choose between rescheduling the tour or receiving a full refund.