I'd like to try out the snowmobiling, but the prices look completely absurd. $300-400 USD?
Is there any way to do this on a budget?
The prices are not absurd if you consider that you are picked up and driven to a glacier in a specially modified vehicle.
Iceland is a very expensive destination and tour prices reflect that as well.
The least expensive option will be to book a meet-on-location tour or maybe a tour which includes snowmobiling with other sightseeing options you want to do anyway.
That said, the least expensive tour I have seen is this one (6,000 ISK extra for a solo rider):
For a group of 10, that's $4,000 for a few hours of driving. Completely absurd pricing.
I guess I will go try snowmobiling in Alaska instead, if this is really the only way to do it in Iceland.Edited: 12 June 2018, 20:51
Correct me if I am wrong, but for a group of ten with two people to a snowmobile it would be roughly 200,000 ISK which is roughly 1,900$. Usually these tours include only 1h of driving, though.
I have done winter multi-day tours that included snowmobile driving for free, but then the multi-day tours are expensive as well...
Iceland is really not a budget destination. Wages are fairly high, most things need to be imported, tourism is booming and the krona is very strong.
Be ready for most activity day tours you are doing to be in the same price range if they require expensive equipment and protective clothing.
Have you checked out the price of food yet?
Have fun in Alaska.