Well – the plan was to go a glacier trip later in the vacation, like on Snæfellsnes . But when the weather cleared while in Vik, and we could actually see the glacier, I knew we needed to do it that day (one of our travel philosophies is to “do big things when you can, as the weather may not permit it later”. It would not have). So with adventurous Anna willing, we booked a super jeep adventure onto the Mýrdalsjökull glacier: “The Super-Jeep tour is easy and comfortable and the perfect tour for families and photographers. You will get the glacier adventure that will provide stunning photo opportunities to remind you of probably your best day in the wild and pure Iceland.The tour starts at the farm Sólheimakot, after a short briefing we step into the super-jeep and we drive up the mountain to the glacier. ”
However, once we got there, it was clear that I needed to step up my game (competing with Ciccarone of HMS you see ), and do the snowmobile adventure: “While the south is certainly spectacular from "below” nothing beats experiencing it from "above”, snowmobiling on top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier – an icecap covering one og Iceland’s largest mountains, Mt. Katla. Explore and experience the wilderness and the breathtaking views over South Iceland. The snowmobile tour is the perfect length of time for first-time riders and individuals looking for a scenic, fun ride, exploring and experiencing the wilderness, glacier and the breathtaking views over South Iceland. The tour starts at the farm Sólheimakot, after a short briefing and dressing up in a snowsuit we step into a super-jeep and we drive up the mountain to the glacier where we pick up the snowmobiles and ride to the top of the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. The glacier adventure will provide stunning photo opportunities to remind you of probably your best day in the wild and pure Iceland.”
The trip was great, but the view’s were not really there, as you can see.. it is a complete whiteout.. and very odd experience, in which depth/distance perspective is greatly affected. it is quite disoriented. It was great!
Very much unlike any other place we have ever been. At the top, we stopped and got of the snowmobiles… and the guide made us a model of the mountain, including Eyjafjallajökull a short distance away, and a reminder that Katla, upon which we were standing directly over, is WAY overdue to erupt… so cool.