Our new snowcat.

The Icelandic Version of a Snowcat

The Icelandic glacier is our playground and home, so when we have to add new machinery to our fleet we are not looking to buy a Toyota Yaris! No no, we have to make sure its glacier fitting and can withstand the Icelandic weather and conditions on the glacier. This time we needed something totally new for transporting passengers from our glacier hut to our new ice cave and this incredible custom made snowcat was welcomed to the family.

Snowcat

Custom made

The Pisten Bully is fast, economical, rides smooth and is outfitted with a custom box designed by EFLA, a general engineering and consulting company providing high-quality solutions worldwide.

The box is fitted with:
– Two-point safety belt for everyone
– Emergency exitAirconditioning with fans in each corner
– Bluetooth stereo for good times
– Emergency button to notify the driver to stop
– Easy access into the box for skiers and snowboarders

First off the snowcat was used to transfer the brave souls of skiers and snowboarders in Iceland up a mountain in the north of Iceland offering incredible views and untouched powder snow! This has been an incredibly popular activity and has been operated by our friends at the “Arctic Freeride”. Once we told them about the new Ice Cave we discovered they could not resist and headed south with the monster snow car.

 

Transporting to the Ice Cave

While you can, of course, have the opportunity to snowmobile up to the Ice Cave we still wanted another option to welcome travelers to this all-time favorite Iceland adventure. We wanted to be able to invite people no matter the weather and no matter the clothing to ride all the way up to the Ice Cave without having to gear up. The snowcat is warm, fitted with leather seats, comfortable riding and can accommodate 28 passengers at a time.

We are genuinely excited to start operating this incredible experience on the 1st of December and with it welcoming you to the glacier and riding it in a truly arctic extreme snowcat.  See you soon!

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Varnir gegn smitsjúkdómum.

Íslenska

Okkur hjá Mountaineers of Iceland er mjög hugað að öryggi og heilsu starfsmanna og viðskiptavina okkar.  Það er okkur mjög mikilvægt að halda öllu hreinu hjá okkur.  Í einu og öllu förum við eftir hreinlætisplani sem er í öryggisáætlun okkar og tilmælum Landlæknis er varðar hreinlæti.

Þar af leiðandi höfum við gripið til þessa ráðstafanna vegna Covid-19 og annarra sambærilegra smitsjúkdóma:

- Áður en sest er upp í faratæki okkar þurfa allir að sótthreinsa á sér hendurnar. Einnig áður en komið er í starfsstöðvar okkar við Langjökul til að klæða sig í viðeigandi fatnað.
- Viðskiptavinir fá allir hrein buff (höfuðklúta) til þess að fyrirbyggja snertingu við hjálma.
- Við reynum eftir bestu getu að tryggja að það sé 2 metrar á milli viðskiptavina. Við biðjum einnig viðskiptavini okkar að virða 2 metra regluna.

Allir snertifletir eru þrifnir nokkrum sinnum á dag og einnig eru gallarnir og hjálmarnir spreyjaðir með hreinsiefni eftir notkun með efni sem heitir Virkon. Það er sótthreinsandi efni og drepur alla sýkla sem það kemst í snertingu við. Buffin og hanskarnir eru svo þrifin í lok dag og einungis notuð einu sinni á dag til að koma í veg fyrir smit.

Gestir/viðskiptavinir mega ekki koma í skála hjá okkur né skipulagðar ferðir ef þeir eru í sóttkví eða heimkomusmitgát. Eru í einangrun (einnig meðan beðið er niðurstöðu sýnatöku). Hafa verið í einangrun vegna COVID-19 smits og ekki eru liðnir 14 dagar frá útskrift. Eru með einkenni (Kvef, hósta, hita, höfuðverk, beinverki þreytu, kviðverki, niðurgang o.fl)

Enska

We at Mountaineers of Iceland are very concerned about the safety and health of our employees and our customers. It is very important for us to keep everything clean. All in all, we follow a hygiene plan that is in our safety plan and the recommendation of the Medical Director of Health regarding hygiene.
As a result, we have taken these measures for Covid-19 and other comparable infectious diseases:

- Before settling into our vehicles, everyone needs to disinfect their hands. Also before coming to our local offices at Langjökull to dress in appropriate clothing.
- Customers are all given a clean buff (headscarf) to prevent helmet contact.
- We try our best to ensure that it is 2 meters between customers. We also ask our clients to respect the 2-meter rule.

All contact surfaces are cleaned several times a day and also the overalls and helmets are sprayed with detergent after use with a substance called Virkon. It is an antiseptic and kills any germs it comes into contact with. The scarves and gloves are then cleaned at the end of the day and used only once a day to prevent infection.

Visitors are not allowed in our mountain huts or on our organized tours if they are in quarantine or taking special precautions after border screening. Are in isolation (also while waiting for results). Have undergone quarantine for COVID-19 with less than 14 days from discharge. Have flue like symptoms (colds, cough, fever, head ace, bone ace, fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea etc).