From Mýrdalsjökull

Snowmobile & Glacier Walk Combo

Book together two activities at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on top of the Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap and go on a glacier walk on Sólheimajökull.

Tour code: AG302

Snowmobile & Glacier Walk Combo
Price from: 34.990  ISK

Snowmobile and Glacier Walk South Coast Combo

This tour combines two glacier activities on the South Coast in one tour. You get the opportunity to ride to the top of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier on a snowmobile and then explore the crevasses and glacier formations of the outlet glacier Sólheimajökull. You will meet us at Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base) where we will take you up to the ice cap in a real glacier truck (30 min each way). Once there, we will ride across the ice field on our snowmobiles and enjoy the glacier wilderness and the amazing South Coast scenery.

After the snowmobile tour, you must travel on your own to our Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull glacier. You will get detailed driving instructions on your voucher if you book the tour. There, you will meet your certified and expert glacier guide, who will lead you on a 2.5 hour long excursion through the fascinating features of Sólheimajökull glacier. You will get a safety briefing and a tutorial on how to use your glacier equipment, and then you will go on a short and safe glacier walk around the deep crevasses, ice formations and tunnels on Sólheimajökull. No prior experience is needed for fantastic glacier adventure.

 

Please note: The Snowmobile tour is operated by our partners at Arcanum Glacier tours. 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. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride snowmobile. This tour is meet on location only.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base)

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • Snowmobile + Glacier Walk

    1 hr + 2.5 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • 8

    Minimum age:

    8 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Snowmobile per two persons
  • Insulated cover-all, helment and balaclava for the Snowmobile ride
  • Glacier gear and safety equipment for the glacier walk
  • Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots for the glacier walk
  • Extra pair of socks

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear for the glacier walk (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Snowmobile & Glacier Walk Combo

MAP & ITINERARY

First tour: Snowmobile ride

Scenic and fun Snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier

Meeting point for your Snowmobile tour is Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base). Arcanum Base is located 9 km East of Skógar and 23 km West of Vík. The distance from Reykjavík is 160 km and the driving time is about 2,5 hrs. Take Road #222 and drive about 1,2 km to Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base) (see road map). Please be ready 30 minutes before departure time.
There you will get a short briefing about the tour and be fitted with all the equipment needed for the tour (warm over-all, balaclava face mask, helmet). Next you will board the glacier truck that will take you up the mountain (about 30 min) to the ice-field where we find the snowmobiles. There your guide will explain to you how the snowmobile works and how to ride it in a safe and fun way. After about 1 hour of snowmobiling we go back down in the glacier truck (about 30 min) to the Arcanum Base where the tour ends

Second tour: Glacier Walk

A Short & Easy Glacier Walk On Sólheimajökull Glacier

Meeting point for your Glacier Walk is at our Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull glacier. To get there, drive back to Road #1, turn right and drive for 3 km, then take a left turn to road #221 and drive for 5 km. The total driving time is approx. 10 minutes. The time between departures is 1 hour. Please be ready 20 minutes before the departure of the second tour!

After meeting your certified glacier guide at our Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull glacier, you will be fitted with the appropriate gear (crampons, ice axe and harness). You will hear a short safety briefing and then head off for your Glacier Walk.

Your guide will lead you around a landscape full of colorful ice and crevasses. Following the walk, you will head back to the original meeting point in the parking lot.

  • First tour: Snowmobile ride
  • Second tour: Glacier Walk
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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Sólheimajökull is in the south and is closer to Reykjavik, Skaftafell is in the south east and much farther away. The tours we offer on both locations are very similar, only operated on different glaciers so you can choose the one that best fits your travel schedule.

  • Light hiking shoes with a rigid sole work well for short trail walking in Iceland.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day. We advise dressing in layers.