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Snæfellsjökull Snow-cat Tour

Tour provided by: Snæfellsnes Excursions

A 3 hour snow-cat sightseeing adventure to explore one of Iceland's most beautiful glaciers, Snæfellsjökull. From Grundarfjörður, we will drive to the root of the glacier where a snow-cat will be waiting to take you higher up on the glacier.


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

We start the tour in Grundarfjörður but we can also pick up from the campsite in Ólafsvík. 

Through an old and scenic mountain pass on the northern side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, we will drive to the root of Snæfellsjökull, where a snow-cat will be ready to take you higher up on this beautiful glacier-topped volcano. 

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 over 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 small bus and on a snow-cat. 

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


Bus/Minibus ride from Grunðarfjörður or Ólafsvík Camp site to the root of the glacier and back

Snow-cat sightseeing tour on the glacier.

Warm and waterproof clothes and shoes

3 hours