Riding a snowmobile on the vast open spaces of glacier is an amazing experience. Embrace the power of nature with the power of fast going machine. When the cold wind and the sun hit your face it's a feeling like no other.
Most snowmobile tours take place on Langjökull glacier or Sólheimajökull glacier and are a great addition other tours such as the Golden circle or South coast. You can be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik or meet at the basecamp if you are driving a rental car.
Whether you’ll be heading up to the manmade ice caves in Langjökull or just riding on a skidoo for the hell of it, snowmobiling on an Icelandic glacier is one of those once-in-a-lifetime things that you just have to try. You will be supplied with a snowsuit and a hood to cover your head from any blowing snow and you’ll proceed up the mountain in a line of snowmobiles for some wintery fun at any time of the year. Tours are usually about 3 to 4 hours long with a minimum 1 hour of snowmobiling.
Most people that move to Iceland choose to live in the lively, culture laden capital area of Reykjavík. And maybe in the summer months when the weather is warmer they will venture to the Westfjords for a visit. But unfortunately, most tourists and locals alike miss out on what I find to be the most spectacular region of Iceland.
When travelling by car it is almost by default that travellers follow the beaten track. But why not take the alternative route if possible and add a bit to the unexpected and surprising moments of your travel experience? Nothing ventured, nothing gained! This blog is to describe the Heydalur road, Route 55, which is an alternative way to travel from the south coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula over to the north coast.