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Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland

The Basics

With unstable ice, crevasses, and changeable weather conditions, the Myrdalsjokull Glacier can be dangerous to explore solo. For these reasons, most visitors go as part of an organized guided tour from Vik or Reykjavik. Many glacier experiences take place on Solheimajokull glacier, an easy-to-access section of the larger Myrdalsjokull Glacier.

Choose between Super Jeep tours, snowmobiling excursions, guided glacier hikes, and ice climb adventures that take place on the vast ice cap, or quad bike rides around the base of the glacier. Longer tours typically incorporate other south coast attractions, such as Eldhraun lava field, the town of Vik, Skaftafell National Park, the black-sand Reynisfjara beach, and Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls.

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Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
star-4.5
$211.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Unforgettable Experience
We had a wonderful time on the glacier. The staff was very helpful and our guide was very nice. If you are ever in the area you must do this.
Sylvia_P, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Vik

star-5
Worth it
Lara_P, Jul 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Great experience. Fun snowmobiling and great guide who told us about the glaciers and volcanos of the area.
star-5
Great for the whole family!
Anonymous, Jun 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Fantastic views and a sunny day once we got up on the glacier!!! One thing about the weather around Vik—it can change in a matter of minutes!!!! We had rain on the rocky trip to the snowmobiling. The suits and boots provided keep you warm and dry no matter what. Everyone in our group was good and so we went pretty fast!! We also just traded drivers rather than paying extra for our own snowmobiles..
star-5
A great glacier experience
Aamer_J, Jun 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
We had a good time. Felt very safe. The tour could have/should have been longer but we had some slower people in the group and I think the weather was coming in.
star-5
Best Tour Ever!
Michael_H, May 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Amazing experience, the guides are amazing and entertaining! Would love to do this all over again! A very special thank you to all the guides, they made the experience enjoyable and safe!
star-5
Do this!!!
Jill_W, Apr 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Could not recommend this experience more! From beginning to end, fantastic!!! Professional staff, great equipment, incredible views… just perfect!
star-5
Epic!!!!!!!!
Sandra_S, Apr 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Everything about this trip was amazing. The guides. The journey up to the snowmobiles. The weather was on our side too and riding the snowmobile was epic. Not forgetting the chance to stand on a glacier covering an active volcano. Strongly recommend. Worth every penny and ticked off several of my bucket list items in one hit 😀
star-5
Don’t miss this!
Babs_L, Apr 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Lukas was our guide and did a great job. The only down part was that we wanted to go again as soon as it was over. Don’t miss this!
star-5
What a fantastic experience!
LYNN_M, Apr 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
What a great trip-possibly the highlight of our trip to Iceland. We had Lukas as our guide- he was great and was really informative when we stopped each time. We were so lucky with the weather-we were above the clouds and the scenery was stunning. The glacier was huge so we were able to go really fast! The equipment we were provided with was of really good quality. A great day and one we’ll never forget!
star-5
I recommend!
Sheliah_B, Jun 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
We had a great time. The staff did a great job! My only recommendation would be for novice snowmobilers to know that driving a snowmobile is not that easy on the first try. Falling off the snowmobile is not uncommon, and we just did not know that until we actually fell over. Lol! While we had a great time, I believe my spouse and I needed a little more experience driving the snowmobile before going up the glacier. That is not a reflection of the company or staff, but more of our lack of knowledge regarding how to operate a snowmobile. But it was an experience of a lifetime that I am grateful for!!!
star-4
Great trip, even with the snails
Chad_H, May 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Breathtaking views and awesome experience getting to ride the snowmobiles up to view the glacier. My only feedback and reason for not giving 5 stars would be to consider choosing the line order or splitting the groups into “slow” and “not slow” lanes. Some riders seemed very very timid and drove at a snails pace meaning everyone behind had to go very slow as well. There were mult times I had to stop completely to wait for those in front to move along. This took away some of the fun and feeling of adventure, but the experience was still very cool.
star-5
Amazing thrilling...
Amy_O, Oct 2021
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Amazing thrilling snowmobile ride, far wilder than we expected! Lucas was our guide and he was fantastic!! Opportunity to stop halfway and take some photos / videos which are wild!
star-5
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!
Jessica_K, Jan 2022
Snowmobiling Experience on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! I like to consider myself as well travelled, and this was by far the best thing both myself and my partner have ever done. The team make you feel super safe and relaxed. They provide you with a big snow suit, helmet and also snow boots if you need them. You get so much time on the glacier driving around too, I was shocked at just how much. One guide drives in front of the group and another behind to make sure everyone is safe which was great. The views from up there and the thrill of driving/being driven around on the back are undesirable! THIS IS A MUST ON YOUR ICELAND ADVENTURE!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Avoid venturing onto the Myrdalsjokull Glacier on your own, as conditions can be treacherous.

  • No prior experience is required for most glacier hiking, ice climbing, and snowmobiling tours.

  • Specialist equipment is typically provided on guided tours, though waterproof hiking boots are recommended.

  • Because of the uneven surfaces and difficult to navigate terrain, Myrdalsjokull is difficult for wheelchair users to access.

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How to Get There

Myrdalsjokull Glacier is located in South Iceland, just west of the town of Vik. The only way to get there is by car or organized tour. Take route 221 leading off from the Ring Road (Route 1). A car park is located at the end of the road. From there, it’s a short hike of approximately 0.6 miles (one kilometer) to the glacier’s edge.

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When to Get There

Tours run to Myrdalsjokull Glacier year-round. Snowmobile tours are available throughout the year, while ice cave tours usually take place from October through April. Summer is Iceland’s peak tourist season, but even then, Myrdalsjokull never feels crowded. Try and pick a clear day to visit, as this is when the blue ice and other colors of Myrdalsjokull are most striking.

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Iceland’s Other Glaciers

The Land of Fire and Ice is home to many slow-moving glaciers. In fact, some 10 percent of the country is covered by glaciers. Other notable examples include Langjokull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier, and Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier, which sits atop the most active volcano in Iceland, Grimsvotn.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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