From AtomicCitygirl

We explored our week in Iceland with the Fire Island 5 day tour. It really was an amazing if not exhausting week! 

We began with a morning of Sea Kayaking which was absolutely serene, however I felt it the next day in my arms for sure! The afternoon was much more relaxing with whale watching in which we spotted some 'minkys' much to the excitement of the captain. It was pretty cold so do wrap up, my partner managed to borrow a one-piece suit the crew wear which kept him toastie.

This was followed by a morning of snorkelling in the 2C water coming from a glacier - don't worry you get a 'dry suit' - unfortunately mine leaked at the right foot so that was pretty cold a wet but bearable while we swam a circuit in these amazingly clear waters.

In the afternoon we adorned our hard hats (luckily for me) as we went lava caving, this was really beautiful seeing the carved out tunnels moulded by lava. Unfortunately we didn't take out camera thinking it would be too dark - if you do go, please take your camera! You'll end up with some great photos.

On Wednesday we went on a 'hot spring hike' - not a difficult walk by any means, fairly gentle and suitable for all ages. The bubbling springs, smelly sulphur splurging out and steam rising really is unforgettable. I felt like I was in a Lord of the Rings movie! The paddle in the beautifully warm water was absolutely lovely while chatting away to your fellow travelers and guides.

In the afternoon we went horse riding on the famous Icelandic ponies which have 5 different gaits (as opposed to 4 like other horses). This was great for myself who had ridden before and for my partner who was a complete novice. The groups were separated a couple of times so the more experienced group could canter on ahead. Unfortunately for me, my pony was rather lazy and did need a 'kick up the backside' to get going (a riding crop may have been helpful).

Our second last day was spent at the Blue Lagoon, 6 hours getting wrinkly in the water! I think we would have gone back again if we'd had time. The only word to really describe it is 'bliss' and a must-do for everyone that comes to Iceland. It's essentially an independently heated (by mother earth) outdoor pool with an amazing blue colour. You have to try slathering yourself in the silica mud that is dotted around the edges - good for the skin apparently but makes for some funny photos!

Our last adventure day was no disappointment as we went white water rafting down Hvítá River in the morning which was wild and exciting and during the tamer parts of the river we played some games, most of which left one of us on the wet side of the raft! We also did a cliff jump, with the choice of a 2m or 5m fall - we obviously chose the higher one! It doesn't sound that high until your staring it down!

In the afternoon we finished with the famous Golden Circle. This is where we experienced the biggest geyser in Iceland which shoots up 30 feet in the air every 7 mins and walked along the noisy Gulfoss waterfall (golden waterfall) of which there are two. We explored Þingvellir national park and learnt about the fascinating history of days when men representing all corners of Iceland gathered for 2 weeks of the year to discuss matters of business and laws - before they could even write (one man was charged with the responsibility of remembering all the laws)! 

Overall it was busy but absolutely fantastic and breath-taking 5 days. The full schedule may leave you exhausted but there are plenty of 'lighter' days to make up for it and I think it really gives you the best view of Iceland in the shortest amount of time. The only other think I would have liked to have done is glacier hiking - next time!

From AtomicCityGirl - March 2012

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Iceland Super Jeep Driver Guided Summer Day Tours & Expeditions

Most of our driver guided super jeep tours are available both in summer and winter with a few exceptions.

The super jeep glacier expedition Arctic Glacier Camp is not running all year round: The tour is available from November 1st to July 1st.

The super jeep highland day tour Landmannalaugar Safari and the super jeep highland expedition Landmannalaugar Highland Paradise are not operated in spring time (April - May) because the roads can be inaccessible due to the melting snow which floods the rivers and turns the roads into mud pits.

We simply can´t offer one of our most popular super jeep winter day tour, The Northern Lights Hunt, in the summer since the Northern Lights don´t show unless it is dark during the night.

Our longest super jeep expedition Behind the Mountains, which is 4 days long, is only available in summer and the same goes for the super jeep tour Silent Highlands (2 days).

We can of course customize a super jeep day trip or expedition especially designed for your needs and desires with most of the adventures Arctic Adventures offers!

Driver Guided Super Jeep Summer Day Tours & Expeditions in Iceland

Golden Circle Safaris - Super Jeeps, Sightseeing & Activity

All year combo trips: Super jeep driver guided day tour, Golden circle sightseeing & snorkeling, caving, snowmobiling or ATVs.

South Shore Safaris - Super Jeeps, Sightseeing & Activity

All year combo trips: Super jeep driver guided day tour, South Shore sightseeing & glacier hiking, caving or ATVs.

Landmannalaugar Safari - Super Jeep, Hot Springs & Volcanoes

All year combo trip: Super jeep driver guided day tour, bathing in a hot spring & volcano sightseeing.

Silent Highland - Super Jeep, Hike & Hot Springs

Summer combo trip: Super jeep driver guided day tour, hiking, bathing in a hot spring & volcano sightseeing.

Landmannlaugar Highland Paradise - 2 Day Super Jeep Expedition

All year multi trip: 2 day super jeep driver guided expedition, hot spring bathing, glacier hike, ice climbing, overnight in a mountain chalet.

Arctic Glacier Camp - 2 Day Super Jeep Glacier Expedition

Winter & spring multi trip: 2 day super jeep driver guided expedition & overnight camping on a glacier.

Behind the Mountains Safari - 4 Day Super Jeep Expedition

Summer multi trip: 4 day super jeep driver guided expedition to the Icelandic highlands, volcanoes, hot springs & hiking.

Þórsmörk Volcano Hike - Super Jeeps & Volcano Hike

All year combo trip: Driver guided super jeep day tour & volcano hike up Fimmvörðuháls by Eyjafjallajökull volcano.