This tour is for all of you guys and gals that love driving huge vehicles in the wilderness. The highlight of the excursion is a visit to an incredible ice cave, located inside the enormous Langjokull Glacier.
We start the journey at the Arctic Trucks headquarters in Reykjavík, where the red vehicles are waiting for us. With you behind the wheel on the 38“ inch modified Hilux self-drive cars we take the road west to Hvalfjörður bay, known for the whale industry. It also has a historical significance: In WW II the British occupation forces located their fleets in the bay before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
The ice tunnel is located in the giant and the second biggest glacier in Europe 953sq/km Langjökull glacier. We head to the roots of Langjökull and there the guide teaches you how to drive in snow or ice conditions on the glacier. We make a stop on our way to explore the clear blue Ice cave.
Once we´re inside you will experience some things like you´ve never seen and probably won´t experience again; blue ice, chapel, bridge over a huge ice crack and other amazing sights. We drive almost up the glaciers highest point, if the skies are clear you will see almost the entire southwest coast before we head inside.
On our way back to Reykjavík in the afternoon we drive through Kaldidalur (Cold Valley), one of the highest mountain roads in Iceland and we learn and do some Arctic Trucks driving on the way. Then we head to Thingvellir national park, home of ancient Icelandic viking parliament that is registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Being situated on two tectonic plate boundaries, Thingvellir is a geological wonder as well. It's also home to the largest lake in Iceland, Thingvellir.
We will hear about some interesting history and do a little sight-seeing before we head back to Reykjavík city in the afternoon.
The Arctic Trucks vehicle and a guide/instructor. Fuel is not included in the price.