This trip is the best way to see the many unique wonders of Iceland, it is an adventure tour that takes you to the highland of this extraordinary island. This tour combines the nature that is one of a kind and the grate hospitality of Iceland with a mountain expert that will make sure that you see the best that the country has to offer each time.
Let us take you on adventure, one you will never forget.
This adventurous tour is based on weather conditions.
It looks like this…
Day 1 Arrival in Iceland
Flybus transfer from the airport to your accommodation
Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Reykjavik
Day 2 Reykjavík – Þórsmörk Valley
Valley of the gods
We are picked up at tour guesthouse/ hotel in Reykjavík by our driver guide and his Super Jeep. After meeting our private guide to the adventures in Iceland we head out and start on the highway from Reykjavik driving southeast to a beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss where you can feel the drizzle from the falling water while walking behind the waterfall.
Crossing over glacier rivers and rough terrain the green valley of Þórsmörk welcomes us. Þórsmörk is one of the brightest pearls in the string of beautiful areas of the country, surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains, glaciers and glacial rivers, decorated with small birch woods and silver lined with humming streams. In Þórsmörk we will make a short hike and enjoy the nature. Leaving the vegetated area of Þórsmörk we head to the total opposite; the glacier Mýrdalsjökull but under its thick layer of ice there is an active volcano. Now we are on the southernmost glacier in Iceland, and the country’s fourth largest one, the 1493 m high Mýrdalsjökull. It covers an area of 595 square kilometers and its glacial tongues reach down into the lowlands.
The view from the glacier is breathtaking, we see over to Vestmannaeyjar islands, the Mt. Eyjafjöll and the black sandy beaches.
Optional snowmobile on Mýrdalsjökull glacier or Langjokull glacier
We have the opportunity to drive further through the world of ice on snow scooters, there is something exhilarating about the feeling you get when going over a glacier on scooters! A snowmobile (or snow scooter) is a land vehicle propelled by one or two rubber tracks, with skis for steering. They are designed to be operated on snow and ice, and require no road or trail. Most snowmobiles are powered by two-stroke gasoline/petrol internal combustion engines.
Duration – 1 hour on the snowmobile
Available all year but depending on whether and circumstances each time
From there we look at Skógarfoss, a clear free and beautiful falling waterfall before heading to our resting place for the night. If we are staying in a hut we will BBQ our dinner with the help of our mountain expert extortionate, there is really nothing like the feeling of a BBQ feast in the middle of nowhere after the day we had.
Accommodation in B&B in the area
Day 3 Þórsmörk – Landmannalaugar
Behind the mountains
Situated in the highlands of Iceland and after traveling through the ever changing landscape we are refreshed and energized and we can take a hike after the BBQ dinner we just prepared with our mountain expert. If we are traveling during the light nights we can be walking to midnight in the sunlight or if we are in the winter months we can hunt for the Northern lights as there is not a city with in miles to light up the sky.
We drive through the legendary mountain path Southern Fjallabak “behind the mountains” with spectacular view over both Vatnajökull glacier and Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Then we head through the Landmannalaugar area into the brooding volcanic landscape of Iceland’s highland interior.
Landmannalaugar, this pearl of the interior is situated in a valley between colorful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun. So we need to cross rugged lava fields, unabridged mountain rivers and sprawling arctic deserts, we reach Landmannalaugar, a landscape of sweeping mountains and hot and cold springs which mix together to create the ideal setting for a relaxing swim or refreshing walk.
Accommodation in B&B in the area
Day 4 Landmannalaugar – Reykjavík
The Golden Circle
Leaving this natural oasis, we head for the slopes of Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano, before beginning our journey back to Reykjavik.
We then continue to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. A bare factual description of the „golden waterfall“ should include that it falls 32 meters in two stages, with water coming from the glacial river Hvitá, which has its source underneath the glacier Langjökull, and flows 133 kilometres into the Atlantic.
We then continue to Geysir probably the world’s most famous hot spring. One of the greatest natural attractions of Iceland, The Great Geysir, or Stori-Geysir, has been dormant since 1916 when it suddenly ceased to spout. It came to life only once in 1935, and as quickly went back to sleep. The attraction of the area is now Strokkur (The Churn), another geyser 100 metres south of the Great Geysir, which erupts at regular intervals every 10 minutes or so and its white column of boiling water can reach as high as 20-30 meters.
In the afternoon we head to Thingvellir National park, passing the geothermal power station at Nesjavellir on the way. Home of Iceland’s parliament from 930-1798 Thingvellir is also the point on Earth’s surface where the North Atlantic ridge splits the two geological continents of North America and Eurasia.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Reykjavik
Day 5 Departure
Flybus transfer to the airport and departure.
Minimum : 2 participants on the tour.
Flybus transfer from/to the airport
2 nights 3* hotel in Reykjavik
Super Jeeps for 3 days with driver guide
2 nights in B&B accommodation
Flights / We can take care of the flights for you if needed
Everything not mentioned in Included