A winter super jeep tour to Thorsmork Nature Reserve including overnight stay at Volcano Huts and snowshoeing
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Experience glaciers, rivers, mountains, black-sand beaches and other secrets of South Iceland on this once-in-a-lifetime Super Jeep Expedition.
Small Group Traveling - Book early - Most tours from October 2015-March 2016 sold out very quickly.
Travel through Iceland’s stunning winter landscapes aboard a 4x4 off-road vehicle. Discover the secrets of South Iceland en route to the iconic Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and get off the beaten track to explore Thorsmork Nature Reserve. What makes this tour unique is the small group size, which gives the flexibility to enjoy exciting adventures along the way, such as glacier hiking, lava cave exploring and bathing in a secret lagoon. This tour is guided by an experienced driver-guide who will share with you his extensive knowledge and love for his country.
A Super Jeep/Super Truck is originally a standard truck/SUV or van that is modified according to strict regulations in Iceland. It is basically a specially equipped 4x4 vehicle with very large tires (36-46 inch or 95-120 cm tall) ideally designed to face Iceland's demanding terrains and unpredictable weather both in winter and summer.
All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.
Maximum group size: 12 participants.
Departures on Fridays
Day 2: Caving - Eyjafjallajokull Area - Black-Sand Beaches - 4x4 Adventures
This journey is all about being an explorer as well as a traveler.
Meet your driver-guide, who will brief you on the day’s excursion. Once you leave the city limits, it won’t take long to reach remote areas. Hopefully we can start the day with an easy caving expedition into an ancient lava tube. After emerging from underground, we will drive to a local farm to learn about how people live their daily life in Iceland’s countryside.
Upon reaching Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that caused air traffic chaos in 2010, the Super Truck heads north for 4x4 adventure in Thorsmork Nature Reserve. It will soon be time for a break to savor a gourmet picnic lunch featuring local specialities.
Next we visit Skogarfoss waterfall where your group will make a quick stop in the area to visit a traditional turf house. However we hope to reach a nearby waterfall, accessible only to small groups, where we will spend ample time to enjoy this hidden gem.
Then climb aboard the 4x4 vehicle again, to drive along part of the south coast’s famous black-sand beaches.
Spend the evening at the Hrifunes guesthouse, a cosy home in the countryside, far away from any light pollution and therefore giving you a good chance of glimpsing the elusive northern lights*.
*Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomena, and sightings can not be guaranteed.
Day 3: Glacial Lagoon -Eldhraun Lava Field - Cosy Cottage - Northern Lights Hunt
After a hearty Icelandic breakfast, start the day by driving along the mountain road that crosses Eldhraun, a huge lava field from an eruption in the 18th century. Some historians believe this was the cause of the French Revolution (more about that during the tour)!
Visit the canyon-like Fjadrargljufur (we’ll teach you how to pronounce it), the huge cliffs at Lomagnupur, and incredible basalt columns.
Continue to Skaftafell National Park, don crampons, and with ice pick in hand, hike on Svinafellsjokull glacier itself.
Finally enjoy the famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, with its colourful icebergs and lazy seals.
Head to Hrifunes guesthouse for another relaxing evening.
Day 4: Hekla Volcano - 4x4 Adventures - Bathe in a Warm Lagoon - Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir
Once again, board the 4x4 for an adventure in the snow. Remember that the Super Truck can access remote locations in winter. Depending on the snow conditions, your group might stop at the frozen lake by Hekla volcano, visit Haifoss, the highest waterfall in Iceland, or drive by Gjain canyon. All of these are exciting options, leaving you in awe of the Icelandic nature and pure air.
After yet another delicious picnic lunch, the plan is to enjoy a swim in a naturally warm lagoon, an experience popular with the locals.
End the day by visiting the three pearls of Iceland’s Golden Circle region: the big waterfall Gullfoss, the spouting hot spring area of Geysir and the national park and UNESCO site Thingvellir, location of Iceland’s first parliament and the meeting point where two tectonic plates are slowly but steadily separating.
Your guide will bid you adieu with a taste of Iceland’s famous schnapps, Brennivin, and a bit of fermented shark meat to go with it. It may not sound tasty, but wait until you've tried it!
Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Reykjavik.
Day 5: Departure
Transfer to the international airport (not included).
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|Supplement per person for room with private facilities for 2 nights at Hrífunes Guesthouse||52||85|
Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults.
Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.
My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time with Ingimundur. Our tour was fun, exhilarating, educational, and memorable. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, a cooler car, or a better tour guide.
Super Jeep tour with Ingimundur. Arrived in Iceland and set off with 9 others on a tour of Iceland with Ingimundur and his big 4x4 Drifa Nu. What an experience!! We travelled through southern Iceland, often off the normal tourist paths to some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. All the time hearing stories of Icelandic history and culture from our guide Ingimundur. A passionate voice for his people and a determined voice for the environmental security of his wonderful Iceland. One minute your scaling glaciers then standing alone on an expanse of black beach that stretches off into the mist fronting the North Atlantic. If you want to see nature and feel it's pulse travel with Ingimundur, he will put you in the moment so you won't forget. I know I'll be back.
I wanted to write a quick note to let you know what a wonderful time I had on the South Iceland Winter Explorer, Super Jeep Adventure tour this past March.
Ingimundur was a fantastic tour guide and the group had so much fun together. It was active, but never rushed, and had a nice balance of well-known attractions mixed with off the beaten path adventure..
I left with amazing memories, new friends, and I can't wait to get back to Iceland to explore more of the country!