Have you ever been on a glacier before? Or riden a snowmobile? Now you can do both by joining this snowmobile tour on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. With this snowmobile tour will have the chance to explore the famous glacier whose volcano erupted in 2010 causing chaos throughout the whole of Europe. This snowmobile tour is perfect for those who want to try this exciting activity for the first time. The breathtaking views of the glacier and the surrounding area will blow your mind.
The snowmobile tour on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier includes one hour of snowmobiling plus the transfer in a specially modified Super Jeep to cross the glacier, for a tour lasting about 2-3 hours with all the necessary equipment included. The departure of this exciting adventure takes place from the base of Gljúfrabúi, (you can add the pick up from other places as a supplement, including Reykjavík). 





Snowmobile tour on Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland

Level of difficulty: Moderate (2 / 5)
Reservation: It is recommended to book your seat in advance online to ensure availability.
Activity duration: About 2-3 hours.
Price includes: Pick up at the base camp under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier (Gljúfrabúi base, road 249), transfers in Super Jeep, 1 hour of snowmobile excursion (2 people per motorcycle), all necessary equipment, warm overalls, English-speaking guide. If you want to be alone on the snowmobile, you must book the extra addon.
Scheduled departures: Several departures per day (see the reservation table) at Gljúfrabúi base, road 249. Pick-up from other places in Iceland, such as Hella, Vík, Selfoss or Reykjavík, can be added as an extra. It is recommended to book in advance to ensure availability.
What should I bring? No matter what time of year you decide to travel to Iceland, it is always important to bring a proper waterproof jacket, warm clothes (waterproof pants like Gore-tex), good waterproof shoes, gloves, light hat, sunglasses and camera.


The snowmobile tour on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier starts at the base of Gljúfrabúi, on Road 249, in southern Iceland (for an additional fee, you can add a pick-up from other points in the reservation panel). After receiving the short but necessary briefing from the guide and having all the safety procedures clear, you can put on your snow suit and helmet and get on our specially modified Super Jeep to cross the glacier. We will then climb the slopes of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier until we reach the base where the snowmobiles are.

The snowmobile ride through the Eyjafjallajökull glacier is approximately 1 hour but the total duration of the tour depends on the season of the year. In winter it is easier to get to the snow, so the tour is approximately 2 hours, but during the summer, due to having to drive to a higher level, the tour can last up to 4 hours.

To operate the snowmobiles, a full valid driver’s license is required. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride extra.

Snowmobile on Eyjafjallajökull glacier
Riding snowmobile on glacier in Iceland
Snowmobile on Eyjafjallajökull glacier

Responsibility All of the activities on the glacier happen according to the full and complete responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. does not take responsibility for any incidents that occur involving the participants while on the excursion. Any action taken by the participants, is at their own risk and ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not liable for any harm, damage or injuries experienced by the participants. By signing up for and making a reservation for this or any other tour, excursion or outing with ISLANDICA s.r.o. the participants accept these conditions. It is possible that the participants will be asked to sign a waiver to ensure understanding of these conditions, declaring that he or she is conscious of the inherent risks that come with these activities. Code:SCA. ID836.