Long Weekend In A Super Jeep

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Duration3 days
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DifficultyVery Easy
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Pickup OptionFree Pickup

The tour includes driving on mountain tracks and a visit to the Golden Circle, Hekla Volcano, Landmannalaugar highland paradise, Þórsmörk valley and Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

What to expect?

A long weekend in Iceland driving the Arctic Trucks modified Toyota Hilux or Toyota Land Cruiser.

We start the tour at the Arctic Trucks headquarters in Reykjavík where the Arctic Trucks Team will teach you how to drive in different conditions of snow, airing down the tires, driving through rivers and in other off-road conditions. In the morning we will get on the Polar vehicles and go on the Golden Circle.

Our first stop is at Thingvellir National Park, home of Iceland's ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO's World Heritage site. Next we head east Lyngdalsdalsheiði following a mountain road with great views of the mountain range and the lake. At Haukadalur, home of the great Geysir, the reliable Strokkur geyser erupts every few minutes. This incredible hot spring spouts boiling water to a height of 25 to 35 meters. Next we head up to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall cascading down in the Hvítá river originating in the Langjökull glacier.

Optional extra activity on this day is a snowmobile ride on Langjökull. In the afternoon we will head to Minni Borgir cottages for a BBQ dinner and a relaxing bath in the Hot Tub. We will be travelling to the most special area our backyard has to offer and will over a wide variety of tracks, through breathtaking mountain ranges.

On the next day we will visit the Hekla volcano area and Landmannalaugar highland paradise. Mount Hekla is a 1450 meter high and one of Iceland's most active volcanoes that had its most recent eruption in 2000. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the "Gateway to Hell." This is the ultimate 4X4 experience, deserted tracks in combination with a stunning ruggedness of the surroundings, will result in an unforgettable experience. We drive to Landmannalaugar and to its comfy mountain hut at the borders of a warm river.

The extraordinary colors that surround the hut in Landmannalaugar will leave nobody untouched. After relaxing and enjoying a bath in the natural hot river we head to the hut and enjoy a BBQ leg of lamb before cravl into our sleeping bags. In the winter time there is a change of seeing the northern lights dancing above our heads!

Please note: In summer time we dont spend the night in Landmannalaugar, we head back to Minniborgir cottages.

On the last day we head to the foot of Eyjafjallajökull (volcano), we drive along the small Icelandic farms that are beneath the volcano. After driving between two glaciers on the rutted tracks and crossing some unbridged glacier rivers we arrive at Þórsmörk valley at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano, Iceland's fourth largest glacier.

On the South Coast we will drive on black sand beaches and admire the beauty and power of the North Atlantic Ocean. Last but not least, we will stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss where the brave ones can take a walk behind the waterfall as it falls from the cliffs. We will start heading back to Reykjavik in the late afternoon to check-in to the hotel for the evening.

What is included?

  • The Arctic Truck jeep and guide/ instructor
  • Accommodation in a cottage for 2 nights
  • Meals:
    • Lunch and dinner on day 1
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2
    • Breakfast and lunch on day 3.

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Your driver licence
  • Good shoes
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Your camera
  • Some snacks.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • 10% of the price of your tour in non refundable.
    • If you cancel with more than four weeks notice you will be refunded 90% of the trip price.
    • If you cancel with less than four weeks in advance and you will be refunded 50% of the trip price.
    • If you cancel with less than seven days notice no refund will be given.
    • If you cancel a group booking on multi day tour- final name list needs to arrive 6 weeks before the trip starts. No refund after final name list has been received.
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Meeting Point

  • Reykjavík

$2043