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Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

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US$ 237.65
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While the south of Iceland is certainly spectacular when viewed from ground-level, nothing beats experiencing it from above! Try snowmobiling on the beautiful Mýrdalsjökull glacier - an icecap covering one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes, Katla. Explore and experience the wilderness and, weather permitting, take in the breathtaking views over south Iceland.
  • Experience Iceland’s snowy wilderness at scenic Myrdalsjokull glacier
  • Race by snowmobile along winding trails, led by an English-speaking guide
  • An easy, fun tour for first-time riders, with cold-weather clothing provided
  • Three convenient tour times to fit your travel schedule
What to Expect
Choose between a morning, midday or afternoon snowmobile safari. Each tour leaves from the base of Myrdalsjokull glacier, a short drive west of Vic. From there, you’ll pull on a helmet and a set of insulated, cold-weather overalls, get a safety lesson from your English-speaking guide and board the off-road bus that transports you on the half-hour trip (each way) to the glacier trail head. At Myrdalsjokull, you’ll hop on a two-person snowmobile with a driver (solo riders pay a surcharge) and set off on a ride with a small group and English-speaking guide. Along the way, you’ll be able to stop and snap photos of the dramatic Icelandic scenery. Afterward, you’ll end your tour where it began.
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Departure Point
Arcanum Adventure Tours, Vik, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • English speaking guide
  • 1 Snowmobile per two persons
  • Insulated cover-all
  • Helmet
  • Snowmobile balaclava face mask
  • Round-trip transportation from the base to the glacier
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Single supplement to have your own snowmobile for the tour
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in cold weather conditions, please wear warm clothing
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • A valid driver's license is required to drive the snowmobile
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Never been on a snowmobile before but the guides were amazing, great day plenty of laughs and absolutely stunning views from the glacierMore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Simon P
Arc_Mountain_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

Hello Simon P, We are glad to hear that you had a fun and enjoyable experience with our Guides on the Snowmobiling tours, and when the weather permits, we do agree that the views are stunning. We hope you had a great time in Iceland...More

Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

What an absolutely exhilarating experience! From the moment we arrived at Basecamp our adrenaline started to flow! We were equipped with waterproof jumpsuits, gloves and boots by the most patient and agreeable staff we have ever met. With balaclavas and helmets in hand we boarded...More

Thank FarrugiaM
Arc_Mountain_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Hello FarrugiaM, The fun always begins straight away from our basecamp :) We provide all the gear you could ever need; plus an experienced & knowledgeable guide to make the journey the most memorable. We will make sure that Javier receives your message. Thank you...More

Reviewed 7 August 2019

View was awesome. We had a great day with the weather, so the views were spectacular. If you're an experienced snowmobiler, that you'll be in good shape. These aren't quite as easy to maneuver as a jet ski or ATV. The ice bounces you around...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

We snowmobiled on the glacier with Arcanum — they provided great instructions about all aspects of the experience, including how to get there and what to do so the whole excursion went very smoothly. Our guides were very helpful and told us interesting info about...More

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Arc_Mountain_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Arcanum Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

Dear edellef, Thank you for the five stars and sharing your experience with us. It sure brings a huge smile to our faces to hear that this was the highlight of your son´s entire trip to Iceland! We appreciate your feedback and taking the time...More

Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Biggest rip off yet in Iceland. Meant to have 1 hour on snowmobile on glacier, spent 40 minutes on snowmobile, 10 minutes stopped at halfway point and finished early. Even worse was the young lady that had no control of her snowmobile so we didn't...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Greg A
mountainguides, Manager at Arcanum Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Hello Greg A and thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate hearing from our guests to learn what we are doing well and what we have to improve. I am sorry to hear that our tour did not stand up to your expectations. As...More

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2 September 2018|
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Response from ginger_traveller_88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You will meet at an office where you are then transported to the tour vehicle.
9 July 2018|
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Response from B0J0H | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 2 - 2,5 hours by car from Reykjavik to Arcanum Glacier tours.
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