Day trip

South Coast of Iceland and Glacier Snowmobile Ride

4.8 / 5

5 reviews

South Coast of Iceland and Glacier Snowmobile Ride

From $268.72 per person

The tour starts with a snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. On your way back to Reykjavík, you stop by the the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall and then stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Pickup optional
Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready and on the lookout for a green Smartbus. As each driver sometimes has a few stops, it can take up to 30 minutes to finish the pickup, so there is no need to worry if the bus is not there right away. You can be picked up from most hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Please note that in the city center some areas are restricted for buses and the driver can only stop at certain bus stops. If you need direction to the nearest bus stop, please visit the city's web guide (www.busstop.is). Please note: Pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. We suggest you select the nearest hotel address or bus stop and request the pickup from there.

Experience

Highlights
  • Snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, close to the volcano Katla caldera
  • Admire the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall, where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland’s most scenic views
  • Discover the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it
  • Take in the breathtaking view over the South coast of Iceland
Full description
The tour kicks off with an action-packed snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier beneath which lurks the much-feared active subglacial volcano, Katla. The diverse scenery is simply breath-taking with glaciers looming majestically to the north and miles of coastal black sand beaches to the south. On the way back to Reykjavík we stop at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, where a short walk up a flight of steps offers a panoramic view of magnificent scenery. You next stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, renowned for the hidden pathway behind it. This is the ideal tour for those seeking that extra thrill while ticking off some of Iceland’s most popular natural treasures. The tour includes a fun, scenic, and comfortably challenging snowmobile ride. It´s the ideal way to step off the beaten track and experience Iceland´s glorious wilderness. You will be provided with all the special clothing and equipment needed for the trip so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. No special skills or snowmobile experience is necessary.
Includes
  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Professional driver and guide
  • Experienced snowmobile guide
  • Local knowledge
  • Snowmobile equipment and approx 1 hour snowmobile ride
  • Visit to all the top sites on the South Coast
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Hotel pickup (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Your tour starts from Reykjavík Terminal, centrally located at Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík. please be at the terminal 15 minutes before your departure time. You will meet your guide in front of the blue bus situated outside Reykjavík Terminal. Reykjavik Terminal Coordinates : 64.134174, -21.920182

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Warm clothing
  • Warm shoes

Know before you go

  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A valid driver’s license is required to drive a quad bike
  • Dress in warm clothes and wear sturdy shoes
  • It is recommended that you bring your own snacks/something to eat for this 11-hour tour
  • It is possible to have lunch before the snowmobile part of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Our trip was really good, especially with our tour guide BG from Reykjavik excursions. He waso lovely and very knowledgable and knew everything there was to know about Iceland and it’s culture.. he made the south of Iceland tour great! Unfortunately our snow mobile tour with the company arcanum was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, but they managed to squeeze us on an ATV tour which was such a great experience! Our tour for this was also great, very friendly and helpful, I think his name was Carl! Overall, good trip just a shame about the weather

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September 20, 2021

My highlight of Iceland was getting the chance to snowmobile. I never drove one before and our guide Javi was very Thorough on directions which made me feel tons better! He drove at a comfortable speed and let us take lots of photos. The guided tour of the south coast was just as amazing our host provided so much information on Iceland. You will see plenty of waterfalls and if you booked the snowmobile tour instead of going to the black sand beach you will take your snowmobile ride you do miss lunch so pack a lunch with you! All the time meetups and details are worked out through the host and guides so you don’t need to stress. Definitely recommend doing if you visit Iceland!

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