Iceland Super Jeep Adventure

Join this escorted tour by 4x4 super jeep through Iceland's stunning winter landscape. Experience the south coast with stops in the Golden Circle area and at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon as well as many places off the beaten track. Try glacier hiking, explore a lava cave, bathe in the Secret Lagoon and go searching for the amazing Northern Lights.

Duration

5 days

Transportation

Coach

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Reykjavik according to your own itinerary
  • Airport transfer is not included but can be booked as an additional service. We recommend the transfer via the Blue Lagoon
  • Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar)

Arrival in Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. Please note that airport transfer is not included but can be booked as an additional service. A nice way to start your holiday in Iceland is with a bath in the famous Blue Lagoon which can be included on the way from the airport to your hotel. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is located 45 minutes from the airport. The Icelandic population consists of only 320.000 people and almost 60% of them live in the greater Reykjavik area. Even though Reykjavik is not a big city compared to other capitals of the world, it has everything a cosmopolitan city should offer; great dining, unique boutiques, shops, museums, theaters and a vibrant nightlife. Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar). The hotel is located close to the city center in a quiet area near the sea.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Full day super jeep tour including
    • Simple caving in an ancient lava tube and farm visit
    • 4x4 adventure in the Thorsmork Nature Reserve with picnic lunch
    • Gljufrabui and Skogarfoss waterfalls
  • Dinner and accommodation at Hrifunes Guesthouse.
  • Chance to see Northern Lights (weather dependent).

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the group and your driver-guide who will brief you on today's trip. For the coming three days, you will travel by super jeep. A super jeep is originally a standard truck/SUV or van that is modified according to strict regulations in Iceland. It is basically an especially equipped 4x4 vehicle with very large tires that is designed appositely to face Icelandic demanding terrains and unpredictable weather both in winter and summer.
You start by driving through Reykjavík town centre to give you an introduction to the country and its people. Leaving the city, it won’t take long to reach a remote area, and the first stop is to try some simple caving in an ancient lava tube. From there, you will visit the farm Gaulverjabaer to experience how people live in Iceland’s countryside.
Once you reach Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that caused air chaos in 2010, you head north for a 4x4 adventure in the Thorsmork Nature Reserve and enjoy a picnic lunch featuring local specialities. Afterwards, you will visit Gljufrabui, a waterfall that is only accessible to small groups, before continuing to Skogarfoss waterfall where you take a quick stop to visit a traditional turf house. Back aboard your 4x4 jeeps you will drive along the south coast’s famous black sand beaches. You will spend the evening at the Hrifunes Guesthouse, a cozy home in the countryside, far away from any light pollution, giving you a good chance of glimpsing the elusive Northern Lights.

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day super jeep excursion including
    • Eldhran lava field
    • Fjadrargljufur canyon
    • glacier hike on Svinafellsjokull in the Skaftafell National Park including picnic lunch
    • visit to the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • Dinner and accommodation at Hrifunes Guesthouse
  • Chance to see Northern Lights (weather dependent)

After a hearty, home-made breakfast, you start the day journeying along the mountain road that crosses Eldhraun, a huge lava field from an eruption in the 18th century. You will pass the huge cliffs at Lomagnupur and incredible basalt columns. Then at Skaftafell National Park, it is time to put on crampons and take an ice pick for a walk on Svinafellsjokull glacier. You will enjoy another picnic lunch before continuing to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon with its colourful icebergs and seals. Dinner and accommodation at Hrifunes Guesthouse. After dinner, you have another chance to see Northern Lights.

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day super jeep excursion on the South Coast including:
    • Picnic lunch
    • Bathing in the Secret Lagoon, a naturally warm lake
    • Stops at Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir (Golden Circle)
    • Tasting of Icelandic specialities
  • Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar).

Breakfast at the guesthouse. Board your super jeep again for an adventure in the snow. As the Super Jeep can access remote locations in winter, your guide will choose the most exiting option, leaving you in awe of the Icelandic nature and pure air on your way back along the South Coast. After the picnic lunch, we recommend a bath in the naturally warm lake of the Secret Lagoon, an experience very popular with the locals. You will end the day by visiting the three pearls of Iceland’s Golden Circle tour: the big waterfall Gullfoss, the spouting hot spring Geysir and the national park and UNESCO site Thingvellir, site of Iceland’s first parliament and a place where two tectonic plates are slowly but steadily separating. For your farewell gathering, you are invited to taste the local schnapps, brennivin, and a bit of fermented shark meat to go with it.
Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure. Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (or similar).

Add extra nights in Reykjavik - From EUR 109 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure from Reykjavik according to your own itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Reykjavik according to your own itinerary.

Tour category

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Services included: 

  • 4 nights hotel/guest house accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • 2 course dinner on night 2 and 3 when staying in the countryside
  • 3 lunch boxes on day 2, 3 and 4
  • Guided super jeep tour on day 2, 3 and 4 in a small group (max. 12 participants).
  • Glacier hike including all necessary equipment
  • Cave exploration including all necessary equipment
  • Entrance to the Secret Lagoon at Fludir
  • Tasting of Iceland specialities (shark and brennivin)
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers

Please note:

  • Triple rooms are unfortunately not available for 3 adults. Triple rooms can only be booked for 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years of age. It is not recommended that children under 6 travel on escorted coach tours. Children 6-11 years old receive a 20% discount on the tour price.