Snæfellsjökull Glacier Snow-cat Tour

Popular guided tour

  • Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Availability: May – July
  • Departure: Grundarfjörður
  • Price: 16.000 to 18.000 ISK per person

Our Snæfellsjökull Glacier Snow-cat Tour is a spectacular sightseeing excursion that will bring you close to one of Iceland’s most spectacular and mystical glaciers, Snæfellsjökull.

We start our Snæfellsjökull Glacier Snow-cat Tour from our Snæfellsnes Excursions basecamp and office in Grundarfjörður, home of the famous Kirkjufell, the church mountain.

First, we hop on a bus to get a ride to the foot of Snæfellsjökull. Alternatively, you can follow our bus in your own car, if it is suitable for F-roads. On the way, we pass Kirkjufell, as we drive along the northern coast of Snæfellsnes Peninsula towards the fishing town of Ólafsvík, from where we take a mountain pass to reach the glacier. This gravel and bumpy F road offers spectacular views of the glacier and the surrounding area and it is a great part of this adventure.

Once at the foot of Snæfellsjökull glacier, it is time for the real fun to begin. We get on board the snow-cat to start our ascent to the top of the glacier, or as close to it as possible.

Snæfellsjökull is a glacier-topped volcano rising 1446 meters above sea level. In his popular novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne set a passage leading to the center of the Earth right from this volcano, so we can try and look for it together. It is even believed that Snæfellsjökull is one of the Earth’s seven sources of spiritual energy. 
Whether this is true or not, it is not up to us to say but Snæfellsjökull certainly is a special glacier and, with this excursion, you have the chance to explore it and get to know it better.

It is also the highest point on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and, in good weather, the views over the peninsula from Snæfellsjökull are just breathtaking.

On our way up, we make some stops where you will be able to get off the snow-cat, enjoy some time on the glacier and take some nice pictures. We also provide hot chocolate and Icelandic pastries, to enjoy while you take in all the beauty of Snæfelsjökull.

The tour ends in our basecamp in Grundarfjörður.

What you need to bring
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Good outdoor shoes are recommended
Know before you go 
  • When booking, you can select either the regular tour “with bus ride” or the “self-drive” tour if you have a vehicle suitable for F-roads and prefer following our bus in your car. No matter what tour you choose,  the starting point for this tour is our basecamp in Sólvellir 5, 350 Grundarfjörður.
  • Our Snæfellsjökull Glacier Snow-cat Tour is a sightseeing tour on a snow-cat. You will have some time to walk around on the glacier but this is not a glacier hike.
  • The views from Snæfellsjökull depend on the weather conditions.
  • 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. 

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions about this tour, and we will be happy to help!.
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Make sure you read our Terms & Conditions before proceeding with the booking. 

In case of unfavorable conditions or low visibility on the glacier, the glacier tour will not be run but we will offer you a Shark and Lava tour and a voucher for another Snæfellsjökull glacier snow-cat tour valid for two years.

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Starting Point – Snæfellsnes Excursions Basecamp and Office

Snæfellsnes Excursions – Sólvellir 5, 350, Grundarfjörður
GPS 64°55’36.8″N 23°15’35.1″W