Feel like you're on top of the world! In this snowcat tour, we compile everything we stand for and mix it with the most amazing views to be found on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, West Iceland. This is The Grand Summit Tour, and we gave it that name for good reason.
The tour starts by organizing and preparing gear at our offices. From there we drive our shuttle up to our snowcat that will take us up to Mid-Cornice (1380 meters). The Mid-Cornice is located just below the true summit, and it’s the highest point any vehicle can go on the glacier. We will stop there for a while, and those who are not afraid of heights get a chance to go with a professional guide up to the true summit of 1446 meters. That takes about 25 minutes. If you decide to go for the true summit, the guide will equip you with the tools needed for a safe summit push, including helmet, crampons, harness and ice tools.
If you don’t feel like going for the true summit, you stay on the Mid-Cornice, where you will enjoy the great views, and perhaps have a chat with the other guide that will stay with you there. If you feel cold, you can always get into our warm and cozy snowcat to relax. Upon the Mid-Cornice, we will make and serve traditional Icelandic hot chocolate and Icelandic flatbread that’s kept us Icelanders alive throughout the last millennium. After spending this quality time above the clouds it’s time to head back. For most, it’s a simple ride on the snowcat unless you want to ski of course! We got all the ski gear you need as free extras on this tour.
The Grand Summit Tour is truly an adventure-packed half day tour to Snæfellsjökull summit… The best part? Just add extras like climbing the true summit or skiing down to make it more fun and challenging! Groups are limited to 8 participants giving this tour a high client to guide ratio for safe and personal service throughout the whole tour.