Send review Print

South Iceland Winter Explorer, Super Jeep Adventure

5 days
4 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 1,535.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,715.00 (single occupancy)
$ 65.00 (supplement*: double)
$ 105.00 (supplement*: single)

 *Gross Supplement per person for room with private facilities for 2 nights at Hrífunes Guesthouse

Dates:

Feb 03, 2017 - Feb 07, 2017 
Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 21, 2017 
Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 14, 2017 
Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017 
Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 11, 2017 

Included:

2 nights in Reykjavik, including breakfast (except arrival day)
2 nights at Hrífunes or similar with 3 course dinner and breakfast.
3 gourmet lunch boxes (on day 2, 3 and 4)
Guided Super Truck tour on day 2 - 4.
Glacier hike including all necessary equipment
Lava tube caving including all necessary equipment
A taste of shark and brennivin
Entrance to the Secret lagoon at Fludir

Lava Tube Caving (including necessary equipment)
Glacier Hike (all necessary equipment included)
Admission to the Secret Lagoon

Highlights & Experience:

Travel in a small group
Go off the beaten track in an Icelandic Super Jeep
Stay in cosy accommodation with homemade dinners
Free Wi-Fi in vehicle and accommodation
Explore remote and quiet places where you can be very close to nature
Experience excellent guiding with an educational focus

Itinerary:

Super Jeep Tour of South Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and off the beaten track Thorsmork Nature Reserve. 

Day 1  : Arrival in Iceland

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).
Optional (at extra cost):
Arrival via Blue Lagoon
Bathing fee at the Blue Lagoon

Day 2  : Caving, Eyjafjallajokull area, Black Sand Coast, 4x4 Adventures

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your driver-guide, who will brief you on the day’s excursion. Today you will be an explorer as well as a traveller! Start by driving through Reykjavik’s city centre to give you an introduction to the country and its people. Once you leave the city limits, it won’t take long to reach remote areas. The first stop will be to try easy caving in an ancient lava tube. After emerging from underground, drive to the farm Gaulverjabaer to learn how how people live 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. Take a break here to savor a picnic lunch featuring local specialities. Next head on to visit Gljufrabui, a hidden waterfall accessible only to small groups. The next waterfall on the trip is Skogarfoss; your group will make a quick stop in this area to visit a traditional turf house. Then climb aboard the 4x4 vehicles again, this time driving 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*.

Included: Lava Tube Caving (including necessary equipment) 

Day 3  : Glacial lagoon, Eldhraun lava field, cosy cottage and Northern Light hunting

After a hearty Icelandic breakfast, start the day journeying along the mountain road that crosses Eldhraun, a huge lava field from an eruption in the 18th century. Some historians believe this was a cause of the French Revolution (more about that during the tour)! Today you will visit the canyon-like Fjadrargljufur (we’ll teach you how to pronounce it), the huge cliffs at Lomagnupur, and incredible basalt columns. Then at Skaftafell National Park, don crampons, and ice pick in hand, hike on Svinafellsjokull glacier itself. Enjoy another picnic lunch. After that, visit the famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, with its colourful icebergs and lazy seals. Head to Hrifunes guesthouse for another relaxing evening.

Included: Glacier Hike (all necessary equipment included)

Day 4  : Hekla volcano, 4x4 adventures, bathing in a hot lake, Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir

Start the day by visiting Thjorsardalur, a remote valley. Once again, board the 4x4s for an adventure in the snow. Stop at Fossabrekkur to drink pristine water directly from the waterfall. 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. You’ll also visit a house built in the Viking style and stop by Hjalp waterfall. After the picnic lunch today, you might enjoy a swim in a naturally-warm lake, an experience very popular with the locals. End the day 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. Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure. 
Overnight at hotel in Reykjavik.

Included: Admission to the Secret Lagoon

Day 5  : Departure

Transfer to the international airport (not included).

Notes:

Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomena, and seeing them cannot be guaranteed.

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 Icelandic demanding terrains and unpredictable weather both in winter and summer.

Languages: English and French