Multi Trip: 2 Day Super Jeep Winter Expedition to the Landmannalaugar Hot Springs in the Icelandic Central Highlands via the Golden Circle, Overnight at the Highland Chalet in Landmannalaugar. Also Includes a Glacier Walk at the Sólheimajökull Glacier & a Tour of the South Coast.
Trip difficulty 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Challenging -Activities included:
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 east towards the Þingvellir National Park, the founding place of the Icelandic parliament, the oldest one in the world. 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.
Our second adventure packed day will start with 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 even try to ice climbing the ice walls. We will also stop at the powerful 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. Guaranteed departures for minimum 2 persons: Everyday all year round with pick up from your accommodation.For Christmas and New Years we have different availability for the 24th-26th of December and 31st of December - 1st of January. Please contact our office for further information or click here for our holiday schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
Driver Guided Price: 129.990 ISK per person.
SPECIAL OFFER on Friday departures = 119.990 ISK per person.
Add 1.000 ISK to rent hiking shoes.
This Tour is also available in a self drive super jeep!Self Drive Price*: 159.990 ISK per person.SPECIAL OFFER on Friday departures = 149.990 ISK per person.*NOTE: Drivers have to be over 25 years old and hold a valid drivers license. All our super jeeps are with manual transmission.
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 8:00. Minimum:
2 persons. Maximum 40 persons. Duration of trip:
2 days. Included:
Pick-up from Reykjavík, two day driver guided super jeep safari, glacier hiking and an introduction to ice climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier, one night in a mountain hut, sleeping bag, all meals (except breakfast on day 1) and a visit to the Golden Circle, Þjóðveldisbær (a completely restored Viking house), Landmannalaugar hot springs, Háifoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Sólheimasandur lava beach and the small fishing village Eyrarbakki. Optional: Bathing in a natural warm pool at Landmannalaugar. Bring with you:
Very very warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, warm gloves, warm socks, warm sweater, warm undergarments, good hiking shoes, bathing suit and a towel. (Note: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you let us know in advance). Click here to see a full equipment list. Age limit:
14 years or shoe size 35 EUR (for crampons) for glacier hiking. Please 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! 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 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.