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Kverkfjöll Snowmobile Tour

The Kverkfjöll volcanic system has been moderately active in the Holocene.

The last eruption took place on the ice-free fissure swarm about 1300 years ago, producing an ~20 km2 lava flow.

The 130 km long system lies on the Northern volcanic zone and consists of a central volcano rising to 1933 m a.s.l. and a fissure swarm trending NNE.

The central volcano is partly covered by up to 400 m thick ice and features two ice-filled calderas, each with a maximum diameter of 9 km.

The characteristic activity is explosive basaltic eruptions on the ice-covered part and effusive basaltic eruptions on the ice-free part of the system. The volume of tephra is generally small to moderate. The largest lava flow covers over 80 km2. Eruptions on the ice-covered part are accompanied by glacier runs/ jökulhlaups. The Intervals between eruptions varied from decades to thousands of years.

This is a great adventure, for example, as a workplace trip or for groups of friends. People bring their own packed lunch.
The tour takes between 6 to 8 hours.

Please note: This tour is not for first-time drivers!

The basic price for a 6 hr tour is ISK 60,000 per person based on one person a snowmobile, every hour after that is ISK 7,500 per snowmobile.

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Included in the price is

  • Guide
  • Snowmobile
  • Helmet, warm overalls, mittens, and buff.

Please note: This tour is not for first-time drivers! Min4pers Max10pers.

Please book your tour via email at info@glacierjourney.is

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WINTER LOCATION | BASE CAMP

The Glacier Lagoon | Gps: 64.048381, -16.179508

DISCLAIMER

  • Good outdoor clothing and hiking boots are required.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required for our all our tours.
  • It´s customer’s responsibility to inform our guides if they have any kind of health issue.
  • There is a 48 hours’ cancellation policy; customers will get a 90% refund if they cancel tour 48+ hours before departure.
  • If the tour is cancelled by Glacier Journey for some reason, i.e. due to weather, customers get a full refund.
  • Glacier Journey does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.
  • All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants.
  • Glacier Journey cannot make sure that no other persons or other unrelated groups are in the area at the same time as our tours.
  • Required participants per tour is two persons.