Stykkishólmur - Top of the Diamond

Drive to Grundarfjörður and to the foot of the glacier, then switch to a snow cat for a journey to the top of the it. Prepare for fantastic views along the way.

  • Snæfellsjökull, Iceland’s most spectacular glacier.
  • Enjoy the journey to top of the mountain on a snowcat.
  • Multiple stops on the way up to enjoy the views.
  • Walk around on top.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    4h30

  • Booking Code

    G-STY8

  • From

    $ 292

  • Notices

    Dress in warm clothes and according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Hat and gloves. Bring a camera.

Our Snæfellsjökull Top of the Diamond Snow Cat Tour is a spectacular and unique sightseeing excursion that brings our visitors up close to one of Iceland’s most spectacular and mystical glaciers: Snæfellsjökull.

Snæfellsjökull rises 4,744 feet above sea level. This glacier-topped volcano is where Jules Verne set his passage leading to the center of the Earth in his popular novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. It is believed to be one of the Earth’s seven sources of spiritual energy.

The tour starts with a bus drive through a mountain pass to the foot of Snæfellsjökull glacier. We then board our snow cat to start our journey to the top of the glacier. The ride up is slow and we also try to make some stops on the way for everybody to enjoy the view and take pictures. At the top, you will have time to walk around before a faster descent with the snow cat.

The excursion is always fascinating. However, please note that views from the glacier depend on local weather conditions at the time.

Practical information:

  • Included: Refreshments

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress in warm clothes and according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Hat and gloves. Bring a camera.

  • Language: English.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.