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Sæl Kristbjörg,

langar að þakka kærlega fyrir mig í ferðinni í gær! Skemmti mér svo innilega vel og er mjög ánægð!

Kær kveðja,

Dana - June 2012

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Landmannalaugar Highland Paradise - Two day Super Jeep Expedition

A two day winter expedition to the Landmannalaugar Hot Springs in the Icelandic Central Highlands via the Golden Circle on icelandic super jeeps, overnight at the highland chalet in Landmannalaugar. Also includes a glacier walk at the Sólheimajökull glacier and a tour of the South Coast.

Trip difficulty 3 out of 5 possible.

The first day of your tour begins with a pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík and briefing about the adventures that lie ahead over the next two days. From Reykjavík we will head east towards the Þingvellir National Park, the founding place of the Icelandic parliament, the oldest one in the world which makes the park the only UNESCO‘s cultural world-heritage site in Iceland The park also offers great beauty and views over the meeting place of the continental plates of America and Europe, the rifts and canyons that accompany it and the largest lake in Iceland, the shimmering, deep blue Þingvallavatn. From the lakeside we head over the mountains and onwards to the Geysir Hot Springs to see the Strokkur spout up a colum of super heated water and around the corner thunders the Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss, into the vertical glacier river canyon of the Hvítá River. After lunch we drive over the river at the Brúarhlöð canyon and up to the central Highlands through the Þjórsádalur valley. On our way will stop at the Háifoss, one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls and Þjóðveldisbær, a completely restored Viking house, before powering into the highlands and to the Landmannalaugar Hot Springs.

The second day is also packed with fun activities and starts off with a highland drive from Landmannalaugar, down passed the Hekla Volcano and along the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier to the black sand beaches of Sólheimajökull Outlet glacier. On which we will hike on crampons and if feel up to try to ice climbing the ice walls. We will also stop at the powerfull Skógar waterfall and walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. After all the action we will head back towards Reykjavík but not before stopping at Eyrarbakki where we will dine on exquisite North Atlantic lobster at a sea side restaurant.

We should be in Reykjavik around 18:30-19:30 depending on your choice of activity, weather and road conditions.

Guaranteed departures : Everyday for minimum 2 persons. 
Pick up from Reykjavík : Between 8:00-8:30

Would you like to drive the super jeeps you self? Upgrade this tour to a SELF DRIVE SUPER JEEP tour for a extra charge 40.000 ISK per person.

NOTE! Allow for an extra day in Iceland after this trip in the wintertime, i.e. never book a flight the morning after a winter expedition, sometimes conditions and weather can make us late getting into town!

Distance from Reykjavik: 150 km. Duration of trip: 2 days.
Available: January 15th – July 15th  (depending on snow conditions and  weather). Minimum: 2 persons. 

Bring with you: Very Very Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants. Also bring some warm gloves, warm socks, warm sweater and warm undergarments. Dress like you are going to the North Pole! Good hiking shoes are necessary and can be rented.

Includes: Pick up from accommodation, two day driver guided super jeep tour, Golden Circle sightseeing, glacier hiking, mountain and super-jeep guide and all necessary equipment to sleep in a mountain hut including sleeping bag.

Food included: Day One: Lunch and dinner. Day two: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Click here for details on our cancellation policy.

Disclaimer: All winter and off-road trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.