Combo Trip: Self Drive Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalaugar Hot Springs & Hekla Volcano. A Geological Adventure Full of Colors & Craters.
Trip difficulty 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy
Experience the great Landmannalaugar interior destination driving a 4x4 super jeep as you explore Iceland’s unique interior paradise 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.
We start off from Reykjavík and drive through the fertile farm lands of southern Iceland. Soon the snow-covered peak of Hekla, Iceland’s most famous active volcano, comes into view. Hekla was notorious in medieval Europe 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.
The variations in the lava and vegetation shaped by the forces of erosion create a spectacular setting for the volcano. We drive right up to the edge of the youngest lava field formed during the 2000 eruption. If 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.
From the base of the volcano we drive over a truly rugged mountain track past lava fields and explosion craters.
We then head into Landmannalaugar traversing a few streams and rivers in our specially build super jeep. We will stop allowing time for exploring 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 with pick up from your accommodation*: From the 15th of June to the 15th of September for a minimum of 2 persons. From the 16th of September until spring time for a minimum of 3 persons. Details
: Self Drive Price 47.990 ISK per person.
Add 1.000 ISK to rent hiking shoes. Driver Guided Price : 36.990 ISK per person. Private departures and customized tours are available, starting from 130.000 ISK per day for jeep and driver. Available:
All year (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 at 8:00. Minimum:
From the 15th of June to the 15th of September the minimum is 2 persons and from the 16th of September until spring time the minimum is 3 persons. Duration of trip:
10-12 hours. Included:
Pick-up from Reykjavík*, self drive super jeep safari, packed lunch and a visit to Hekla, Landmannalaugar hot springs and Hjálparfoss waterfall. Bring with you:
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended (note: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you let us know in advance). Optional: Bathing in a natural warm pool at Landmannalaugar. Remember your bathing suit and a towel! Age limit:
PLEASE NOTE: Driving a modified 4x4 super jeep can be very demanding and dangerous, especially in icy and wet conditions. Therefore the guide has full authority to take over the driving should he evaluate it necessary.
Off-road driving means driving dirt roads and mountain passes. Due to extreme winter conditions these roads are often hard to drive or even impassable. In such cases the guide has full authority to alter the itinerary.
Drivers have to be over 25 years old and hold a valid drivers license. All our super jeeps are with manual transmission therefore you have to be comfortable with driving a stick shift.
* If you are staying at one of the many hotels and guesthouses in the city center then your pick up for your tour will be at 8:30 from our Arctic Adventures office at Laugavegur 11. The shop is located in the heart of the old city center. Click here to see a map of our location. Click here to see a list of hotels in Reykjavík which are outside the city center and from which we will pick you up. Do you have any questions? Click here to see our answers to the most frequently asked questions. 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.