Mýrdalsjökull Glacier Snowmobiling

Set just north of Vik along Iceland's South Coast is the country's fourth-largest glacier, Mýrdalsjökull. Reaching about 5000 feet (1500 m), this giant ice cap covers the Katla Volcano. Although it sits atop one of the country's most active volcanoes, snowmobiling across its ice and snow is a safe and thrilling way to explore Iceland's famed landscapes. When Katla does erupt, the glacier usually subdues the aftermath, releasing enormous amounts of smoke and ash rather than lava.

If the weather is clear, you can enjoy endless views of glacier landscapes and scenery over south Iceland. Whether a seasoned snowmobiler or a beginner, anyone can enjoy this unique glacial exploration! As you glide across the glacier, you'll also learn more about Mýrdalsjökull and Katla and how they influence life in Iceland.

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Itineraries with Mýrdalsjökull Glacier Snowmobiling

Winter Adventures in West & South Iceland - 9 Days

Explore the wintry side of Iceland on this nine-day, snow-filled adventure. Take in the spectacular frozen waterfalls en route to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Explore several glaciers—go snowmobiling around Langjökull, ice walking in Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and hiking in Sólheimajökull. Stay in the countryside, where there’s minimal light pollution, and enjoy great views of the Northern Lights, while setting aside some time for illuminated, warming soaks in hot springs and lagoons along the way.

Hiking in Thorsmork - 2 Days

Explore Thorsmork, the valley of the mighty Thor. Cross rugged terrain in a Super Jeep and hike in the remote wilderness of southern Iceland on this 2-day itinerary. Discover ice-capped volcanoes, deep canyons, and stunning black sand beaches — all while breathing in the fresh mountain air on this adventure tour.

Winter Highlights: Snowmobiling, Glacier Hike, & Northern Lights - 5 Days

Embark on a quick and eventful winter road trip through some of Iceland’s most popular destinations on this five-day itinerary. Go sightseeing in downtown Reykjavik, and enjoy the snowy views all around. Head out on glacier adventures at different destinations, from snowmobiling to hiking, and relish the frozen falls, including Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Skogafoss, during wintertime. Along the way, take in the Northern Lights, which are especially amazing while soaking in geothermal areas and lagoons.