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Snæfellsjökull Glacier Snow-cat Tour

    Tour Operator: Snæfellsnes Excursions     3 hours     Travel method: Bus     Region: West

Join us on a fantastic snow-cat sightseeing tour of Snæfellsjökull. 

We start the tour from our basecamp in Grundarfjörður. Snæfellsjökull glacier is just a 40/45minute bus ride away. On the way to the glacier, we drive past Kirkjufell, Iceland's most famous mountain, and then take a bumpy mountain pass that offers fantastic views of the glacier ad the surrounding area. 

Once at the foot of the glacier, we climb aboard our snowcat to start our slow ascent to the top of Snæfellsjökull. 

Snæfellsjökull rises 1446 meters above sea level and it is mostly famous because it is here that Jules Verne set a passage leading to the center of the Earth in his well-known Journey to the Center of the Earth. The mountain is believed to have some special energy and it is considered one of the Earth's seven sources of spiritual energy. Whether you believe this or not, our sightseeing snow-cat tour will give you a chance to see this spectacular glacier from up close, for an unforgettable experience. 

As we drive up the mountain, we will make some stops for you to enjoy the views, step on the glacier, and take some amazing pictures. 

Please keep in mind this is not a glacier hike but mostly a sightseeing tour during which you will be on a bus and on a snow-cat. 

The views from the glacier and how high up we will go will depend on the weather and glacier conditions. 

Please wear warm waterproof clothes as we will be spending some time on a glacier so it can get quite cold even in the summer. 

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Minimum age: 6 years
Difficulty: Easy

What is included

Entrance to Snæfellsjökull National park 

Snow-cat sightseeing tour on the glacier

Hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries 

Important information

Warm and waterproof clothes and shoes

Hat and gloves


Please note this is not a glacier hike. You will have some time on the glacier but most of the time will be spent on the bus and snow-cat. 

Reaching the top of the glacier depends on the ice conditions on the glaciers and the absence/presence of crevasses. Keep in mind that safety always comes first.

In the event of unfavorable weather conditions and low visibility on the glacier, we will take you on a Shark and Lava Tour instead and offer you a voucher for another Snæfellsjökull Glacier Snow-cat tour valid for two years. No refunds will be issued.  

Whether you choose the regular tour or you want to follow us with your own vehicle, the meeting and starting point is always the same, Sólvellir 5, 350, Grundarfjörður. 

  Meeting Point Information

Please note the regular tour does not include a transfer.
Please make sure you are at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the departure time of the tour. To get to the meeting point at the foot of the glacier, follow road F570 (you need a 4x4 car) to Snæfellsjökull from the southern side of the peninsula, close to Arnarstapi and drive until you find our snowcat. The exact location changes according to the amount on snow on the road. Feel free to contact us if you need more info.
If you would like to add a transfer from our office in Grundarfjörður (3000 ISK per person), do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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