Snowmobiling in Iceland – a snowmobile adventure on Mýrdalsjökull glacier
By Paul Johnson on Oct 09, 2022 in Adventure Travel, Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Going Out, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe
One of the highlights of our trip to Iceland was a snowmobile adventure on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland’s fourth largest glacier, with Icelandic Mountain Guides. If a snowmobile tour in Iceland is something that appeals to you, read on to learn more about what you can expect.
Icelandic Mountain Guides’ main base is at Ytri-Sólheimar 1 in Mýrdalur, about 25 km west of Vík and about 11 km east of Skógar. If travelling from Reykjavik, the distance is around 160 km and the driving time is approximately 2 hours. From the main Iceland ring road to the base, it’s a 1.2 km drive on road 222.
You’ll most likely need to book in advance but, once at the base and your booking verified, the first thing you’ll do is get kitted out. Icelandic Mountain Guides provide you with an overall that goes over the clothes you are already wearing, boots, a balaclava, a helmet and gloves… and then you are good to go!
There’s a large truck waiting to take you and your fellow snowmobilers up to the glacier.
It’s around a 30-minute drive over rough terrain and then on to the glacier itself.
There are a number of snomobiles waiting for us at the end of the truck ride, and we are accompanied by two instructors who provide us with an introduction to the machines and a safety briefing.
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