Riding a Snowmobile in Iceland: the Ultimate Way to Explore the Island

Snowmobile in Iceland

blog authorBy Johanna Sigurðardóttir shield verificationVerified Expert

    If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure, riding on a snowmobile in Iceland is it. Whether you’re out exploring a specific region, going for a hot spring dip, or gliding across a glacier – we have a legion of snowmobile outings to choose from.

    So, if you’re looking for a unique experience that gets the blood pumping, read on. We tell you everything you need to know about riding snowmobiles in Iceland and the various tours you can look forward to.

    Book Your Spot on the Snowmobile Iceland Tours

    First, you need to know that this is not a bring-your-own-and-go type of activity. There are various environmental factors that need to be taken into account, and quite a few things that bring some safety concerns. That’s why you’ll need to book a spot on one of the tours if you’d like to ride a snowmobile in Iceland.  

    Where Can You Go On a Snowmobile Tour in Iceland?

    You will find various opportunities all across the island if you want to ride a snowmobile in Iceland. This includes the following highly recommended snowmobile hot spots:

    snowmobile Iceland tours

    Langjökull Glacier

    Langjökull is Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Langjökull Glacier snowmobiling is ideal for those with limited time on the island or those who will be sticking to the capital city since Langjökull is close to Reykjavík. If you go on a Reykjavik snowmobile tour, you’ll probably end up on Langjökull.

    Vatnajökull Glacier

    This is the ultimate in glacier snowmobiling in Iceland. Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in all of Europe and can be found in our infamous Vatnajökull National Park with plenty of other must-visit local attractions.


    Akureyri is referred to as the capital city of the north. Due to the weather in the north being colder than on the rest of the island, it’s a favorite amongst those who enjoy winter sports. Here you can go snowmobiling as well as skiing.

    Myrdalsjökull Glacier

    This is the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland and is conveniently located between the capital city and Vatnajökull, making it another excellent option for a day outing from Reykjavík.  

    Tröllaskagi (aka the Troll Peninsula)

    This northern part of the north of Iceland boasts a couple of permanent ice caps. The colder weather and the many mountains and valleys make this an exciting spot for snowmobiling in Iceland.

    Glacier snowmobiling Iceland

    A Few of the Best Snowmobile Tours in Iceland

    If you want to give a snowmobile in Iceland a try, the following tours come highly recommended:

    Langjökill & the Secret Lagoon

    This combo tour will take you along the Golden Circle route to snowmobile across Langjökull Glacier, which includes a dip in the Secret Lagoon hot spring.

    Lake Myvatn tour

    This tour departs from Akureyri, and along this snowmobile adventure to Lake Myvatn, there are a few other spots, such as Godafoss Waterfall.

    Eyjafjallajökull Snomobile Tour

    Snowmobile across the volcano that caused a lot of trouble during its 2010 eruption (don’t worry, there’s currently no danger). Cruise across the icy landscape and check out breathtaking ice and rock formations.

    Be Sure to Book Your Spot

    It may seem counterintuitive, but most snowmobile tours are open all year round. In fact, if you plan on going on a snowmobile tour during our busy summer season while on your trip to Iceland, you better be sure to book your spot well in advance, as tours tend to book up fast. So, take a look at which tour takes your fancy, and book your snowmobile tour in Iceland today. 

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