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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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Highland Safari - Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalaugar and Hekla volcano

A Super Jeep tour into the Highlands of Iceland to Landmannalaugar hot springs & Hekla volcano. A colorful geological adventure with craters and hot springs.

Discover the colorful Highlands of Iceland by visiting the great Landmannalaugar with a expert driver at the wheel of your Super Jeep.  The highlands are a geological showcase for geology enthusiasts and visiting hikers - and don’t forget to bring along your bathing suit and towel for a dip in one of Iceland’s natural geothermal spots.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík and we will drive through the fertile farm lands of southern Iceland.  The snow-covered peak of Hekla, Iceland’s most famous active volcano, comes into view.  In medieval Europe, Mt. Hekla was notorious as it was believed to be the entrance to hell. Hekla has erupted approximately 20 times since the county was settled in the ninth century.

We drive right up to the edge of the youngest lava field formed during the 2000 eruption.  The variations in the lava and vegetation shaped by the forces of erosion create a spectacular setting for the volcano.  If the weather permits, we drive up along the volcano’s ridge, which is 900 meters above sea level.  From this height we can enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding region.

The drive from the base of the volcano is over a truly rugged mountain track past funky lava fields and explosion craters.

Driving into the highlands approaching Landmannalaugar traversing a few streams and rivers in our specially build super jeep. During the stop in Landmannalaugar you will have time to explore the colorful hills and lava fields or a refreshing dip in the nearby hot springs stream.  As we head out of the interior, we visit the explosion crater Ljótipollur.  Then we advance down the picturesque Þjórsárdalur We’ll make a stop at the photogenic Hjálparfoss waterfall after making a pit stop at the highland hotel at Hrauneyjar for coffee and a break. The day in the Landmannalaugar area is a memorable experience and a geological treat.

Guaranteed departures every day at 8:00 AM from the 10th of June to the 10th of September for a minimum of 2 persons.

Available all year round. (depending on weather and snow conditions)
Note: in heavy snowy winter conditions and with the short daylight hours (December - January) we sometimes have to cancel the trip due to conditions. In spring time (April - May) the roads are usually inaccessible.
Guaranteed departures: Everyday for minimum 2 persons from 10th of June - 15th of September. Every Thursday from 16th of September - 9th of June for minimum 2. Note that the tour is not operated in May.

Duration of trip: 10-12 hours. Available: All year (depending on snowlayers, conditions and weather). Age limit: 10 years.

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants. Good hiking shoes are recommended! Option: Bathing in a natural warm pool at Landmannalaugar. Remember your bathing suit and a towel!

Includes: Pick up from accommodation & private guide in your jeep, maximum 10 persons in jeep. Meals not included, bring your own lunch or purchase sandwiches and beverages at a stop before we head into the interior.

Click here for details on our cancellation policy.

Disclaimer: All hiking 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 have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.