Study the stunning science of nature in this interior guided adventure that allows you to ride into the heart of a geological dreamland.
Combo Trip: Driver Guided Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalaugar Hot Springs & Hekla Volcano. A Geological Adventure Full of Colors & Craters.
Trip difficulty: 1 out of 5 possible.
Experience the great Landmannalaugar interior destination with a pro at the wheel of your Super Jeep as you explore Iceland’s unique interior paradise for geology enthusiasts and visiting hikers - and don’t forget to bring along your bathing suit and towel for a dip in one of Iceland’s natural geothermal spots.
We start off from Reykjavík and drive through the fertile farm lands of southern Iceland. Soon the snow-covered peak of Hekla, Iceland’s most famous active volcano, comes into view. Hekla was notorious in medieval Europe as it was believed to be the entrance to hell. Hekla has erupted approximately 20 times since the county was settled in the ninth century. The variations in the lava and vegetation shaped by the forces of erosion create a spectacular setting for the volcano.
We drive right up to the edge of the youngest lava field formed during the 2000 eruption. If weather permits, we drive up along the volcano’s ridge, which is 900 meters above sea level. From this height we can enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding region. From the base of the volcano we drive over a truly rugged mountain track past lava fields and explosion craters.
We then head into Landmannalaugar traversing a few streams and rivers in our specially build super jeep. We will stop allowing time for exploring or a refreshing dip in the nearby hot springs stream. As we head out of the interior, we visit the explosion crater Ljótipollur. Then we advance down the picturesque Þjórsárdalur We’ll make a stop at the photogenic Hjálparfoss waterfall after making a pit stop at the highland hotel at Hrauneyjar for coffee and a break. The day in the Landmannalaugar area is a memorable experience and a geological treat. Our super jeeps seat 5 - 12 persons so our Safaris are always a small group experience!
Disclaimer: All hiking and off-road trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Pick-up from Reykjavík, driver guided super jeep safari and a visit to Hekla, Landmannalaugar hot springs and Hjálparfoss waterfall.
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended (note: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you let us know in advance). Optional: Bathing in a natural warm pool at Landmannalaugar. Remember your bathing suit and a towel!