Trip summary

  • Departure Reykjavik
  • End Reykjavik
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Car and motorcycle self drive
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Not Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Reykjavik - Selfoss
    Day 1
    Reykjavik - Selfoss

    We will start the tour at the Arctic Trucks headquarters in Reykjavík where the Arctic Trucks team will teach you how to drive in different conditions, airing down the tires, driving through rivers and in other off-road conditions. In the morning we will get onboard on the Polar vehicles and go to the Golden Circle. Our first stop is at Thingvellir National Park, home of Iceland's ancient Viking parliament and listed as a Unesco's World Heritage site.

    After that we'll head east to Lyngdalsdalsheiði following a mountain road with great views of the mountain range and the lake. At Haukadalur, home of the great Geysir, the reliable Strokkur geyser erupts every few minutes. This incredible hot spring spouts boiling water to a height of 25 to 35 meters. Next we head up to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall cascading down in the Hvítá river originating in the Langjökull glacier

    Optional extra activity on this day is a snowmobile ride on Langjökull.  In the afternoon we will head to our cottages for a BBQ dinner and a relaxing bath in the hot tub.

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  • 2
    Hekla volcano and Landmannalaugar
    Day 2
    Hekla volcano and Landmannalaugar

    Today we will be travelling to the most special area this country has to offer and will drive over a wide variety of tracks, through breathtaking mountain ranges. On this day we will visit the Hekla volcano area and Landmannalaugar highland paradise. Mount Hekla is 1450 meter high and one of Iceland's most active volcanoes that had its most recent eruption in 2000.  During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the "Gateway to Hell."

    This is the ultimate 4X4 experience, deserted tracks in combination with a stunning ruggedness of the surroundings. it will be an unforgettable experience. We will drive to Landmannalaugar highland paradise on the borders of a warm river. The extraordinary colors that surround the hut in Landmannalaugar will leave nobody untouched.

    After relaxing and enjoying a bath in the natural hot river we will head back to our cottages and enjoy a BBQ leg of lamb. 

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  • 3
    Eyjafjallajökull -Reykjavik
    Day 3
     Eyjafjallajökull -Reykjavik

    In the morning we will head to the foot of Eyjafjallajökull volcano, we will drive along the small Icelandic farms that are beneath the volcano and in less than two hours of driving between glaciers on the rutted tracks and crossing some unbridged glacier rivers we arrive at Þórsmörk valley at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano, Iceland's fourth largest glacier.

    On the South Coast we will drive on black sand beaches and admire the beauty and power of the North Atlantic Ocean. Last but not least, we will stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss where the brave ones can take a walk behind the waterfall as it falls from the cliffs. We will start heading back to Reykjavik in the late afternoon. 

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Arctic Truck jeep and guide/ instructor
    • Accommodation in a cottage for 2 nights
    • Meals: Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2, breakfast and lunch on day 3

    Price does not include

    • International flights
    • Fuel
    • Tips and personal expenses