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Highlands and Lowland 4X4 Adventure - 10 Days

A real 4x4 adventure. Trip to the highland interior mountains and green plains and valleys of Iceland. This itinerary covers most of the interesting views of the island and the colorful mountain of Landmannalaugar nature reserve.

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    Rooms with private bathroom (shower and/or bathtub and toilet). This category includes the best hotels available in each area. All hotels provide breakfast which is included in the price.
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    Rooms with shared bathroom, which are often in the corridor or on the same floor. This category includes hotels, guest houses and farmhouses. In some rooms there is a sink in the room. Breakfast is included. Outside Reykjavik, in more remote areas, most of the places in this category offer dinner for an additional fee.
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Amphibian Cruise at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The main attraction in the lagoon area and one of the most unique and certainly the best ways to see Jökulsárlón is to take a cruise in an amphibious boat that sails between the icebergs.

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: "Bláa lónið") - the world's most famous geothermal spa and one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Blue Lagoon was selected one of the 10 top spas in the world.

Blue Lagoon

Whale-watching Cruise from Husavik

Whale-watching cruise is one of the attractions not to be missed when visiting Iceland. It's an experience you'll never forget and it will leave you deeply moved by the creatures these gentle and giant.

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Tour Route

This Jeep tour is a real 4x4 adventure. This is a trip to the highland interior mountains and green plains and valleys of Iceland. This itinerary covers most of the interesting views of the island. The trip starts with the Golden Circle route and continues to the highland Kjölur road that runs between glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull. From there the trip takes us to the most powerful waterfall in Europe - Dettifoss Waterfall. The tour includes also the Mývatn area, famous by its natural beauty, the Jökulsárgljúfur river bank and Ásbyrgi canyon, Ice Lagoon, Vatnajokull National Park and Park Skaftafell. One of the highlights of the trip is the ride on the Fjallabak road and the visit in the colorful mountain of Landmannalaugar nature reserve. A real 4X4 trip and big adventure!

No off-road driving experience is required.

Route Length: 1750 km. (Nerarly)
Season: July1st - Sep15th

Day 1 - Landing in Keflavík - Reykjavik.

Car pick up is at the airport. A short drive will take you to Reykjavik. After check-in at the hotel and quick arrangements, you may want to take a walk in the downtown of Reykjavik. Reykjavik City which was recognized the "Green City" for several times, offers to the travelers a great variety of attractions: museums and landmark buildings, such as the Hallgrímskirkja church at the downtown. Do not miss a relaxing walk around Lake Tjörnin where you can watch different kinds of swans and ducks and a visit to the Pearl building "Perlan" with the most impressive panoramic view of the whole city.

Main sites of the day: Reykjavik.
Accommodation: Reykjavik.

Day 2 - Thingvellir National Park - Geysir - Kerið Crater - Gullfoss Waterfall.

You will leave Reykjavik and head to the Thingvellir National Park, geologically unique place. Research has made it clear that Þingvellir is a natural wonder on an international scale, a place where the earth's crust is broken into tectonic plates that rise above ground. This place has also historical importance as a place of convening of the first parliament in the world. The place was recognized by the UNESCO as the World Heritage Site in 2004. You will continue driving along the eastern shore of the lake to the colorful caldera of the Kerið – a volcanic crater lake. Not far away up the road you will stopover at the waterfall Faxi. From there you will continue to the geysers park to visit the Strokkur, bursting every 5 minutes. There the road will take us to the waterfall Gullfoss, one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. Estimated driving distance: 230 km.

Today's main sites: The Golden Circle
Accommodation: Gullfoss area.

Day 3 - Across Iceland by Kjölur - Skagafjörður - Akureyri (4x4).

The route takes us through Kjölur highland road that crosses Iceland from the north to the south. The road passes to the left of the lava rocks and between the huge glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull – it will be the breathtaking view. The route is on the ancient path that served horse riders who were coming from North Iceland each spring for the public meeting at Thingvellir, the Icelandic nation parliament. Along the uninhabited mountainous route one can see panoramic views of the mountains in all sizes and shapes, two ice fields Langjökull and Hofsjökull, the black desert, and facing the area of Kerlingarfjöll the view of the variety of colorful mountains. It is the real mountain road, with peaks, spectacular canyons and unusual colorful thermal areas. In the middle of our today's trip you will get to the site Hveravellir - active geothermal area, with geysers and hot springs, an ideal place for bathing in thermal water. The Kjölur road ends in the green valleys of Skagafjordur where the contrasts of Iceland are reflected by the tremendous change in the landscape. This area is famous because of the horse breeders. You can take a horse riding tour at the farms if you are either a beginner or an experienced rider. Here you recommend to visit a museum of the grass-roof houses in Glaumbær and the tiny church Víðimýri. You will finish our day in Akureyri, the main town of North Iceland. Estimated driving distance: 240 km.

Today's main sites: Kjölur highland road - Skagafjörður Mountain Ridge - Akureyri.
Accommodation: Akureyri.

Day 4 - Goðafoss waterfall - Lunar landscape of the Lake Mývatn.

The morning will be dedicated to a short tour in Akureyri. On our way to the lake Mývatn you will visit the impressive Godafoss Waterfall (the waterfall of the gods). The rest of the day you'll spend walking around the many natural wonders of the Lake Mývatn area. Lake's area is known worldwide thanks to the abundance of seabirds here, for many species of ducks this area has the perfect conditions for breeding. All around the lake you can see amazing rock and geological formations in a large variety of landscapes. Some of the major sites in the area: Dimmuborgir lava formations, Námaskarð, pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar, natural baths of Mývatn, Krafla volcano and many other stunning landscape places. You will continue north to the town of Husavik, known as global capital of the whale watching. Husavik was the first town in Iceland that offered whale watching cruises. Here the museum of whales is located where a whole skeleton of whale is displayed. Here you will join one of the cruises that leave out of Husavik port to watch these gentle and amazing creatures in their natural environment. Estimated driving distance: 200 km.

Today's main sites: Waterfall Goðafoss - Mývatn area - Husavik.
Accommodation: Husavik \ Mývatn lake area.

Day 5 - Jökulsárgljúfur National Park- Dettifoss waterfall - Ásbyrgi (4x4).

You will walk in the National Park Jökulsárgljúfur and explore the beauty of the nature that it offers to see. Canyon Ásbyrgi is a horseshoe-shaped unusual and spectacular canyon – make sure not to miss it. The park's territory is 150 square kilometers and it aims to protect the canyon formed by the river and the great diversity of plants and birds in it. Jökulsárgljúfur canyon (the name means glacier river canyon) is one of the largest and the most impressive in Iceland. Its length is 25 km, width 1.5 km and the depth in many places more than 100 meters. The canyon is located in one of the most volcanic areas in Iceland. The park includes some of the main attractions in Iceland: Ásbyrgi horseshoe-shaped canyon, rock formations Hljóðaklettar and Dettifoss waterfall – the most powerful waterfall in Iceland. Estimated driving distance: 230 km.

Today's main sites: Hljóðaklettar - Canyon Ásbyrgi - Jökulsárgljúfur - Dettifoss waterfall.
Accommodation: Egilsstaðir area.
Optional activities: Whale-watching Cruise from Husavik

Day 6 - The majestic - East Fjords - Höfn.

You will ride by the spectacular scenery of the East Fjords, each fjord has a different story and its own world. On our way you can stop to see Petra's stone collection at the village Stöðvarfjörður, it will be interesting to see the largest collection of beautiful stones collected in this area. Another interesting option is to take a boat trip to the island Papey near Djúpivogur where thousands of Puffins are nesting in the summer in addition to many other sea birds. You will head southward through Lónsöræfi, you will cross Almannaskard road tunnel and look out over the beautiful scenery. You will continue to Höfn, flourishing fisherman's village located on the edge of the glacier Vatnajökull, the largest in Europe, covering approximately 8% of the territory of Iceland. The village Höfn, famous for its lobsters and is also a good base for trips to the glacier Vatnajökull. Estimated driving distance: 250 km.

Today's main sites: East Fjords - Höfn
Accommodation: Höfn

Day 7 – Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon - Park Skaftafell.

You will continue west towards Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Huge icebergs, real sculptures of the nature floating over the clear waters of the lagoon at the foot of the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull. Boat trip among the floating icebergs is very popular during the summer. You will continue along the south coast to the national park Skaftafell, located at the foot of the glacier. The park includes many options for walking tours. The natural beauty of Skaftafell is the result of favorable weather conditions and exceptional combination of fire and ice. An interesting hiking trail in the park brings us to the "Black Waterfall" - Svartifoss, named so because of the hexagonal basalt columns surrounding it, one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Iceland. From Skaftafell you will continue through the sandy swamp Skeiðarársandur to the village with the impossible to pronounce name - Kirkjubæjarklaustur, you will visit Kirkjugólfið (natural floor made of hexagonal basalt) which is located only few minutes' walk away from the road. You'll visit Fjadrargljufur - beautiful narrow canyon just a few kilometers west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Estimated driving distance: 180 km.

Today's main sites: Ice lagoon - National Park Skaftafell - "Black Waterfall"
Accommodation: Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Optional activities: Cruise at Jökulsárlón Lagoon

Day 8 - Fjallabak route - Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve (4x4).

You will head to Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve by the Fjallabak route. This route is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Iceland and its culmination is the colorful mountain nature reserve Landmannalaugar. Eldgjá is one of the most interesting sights in this part of the country. In this place the nature has created a unique splitting of the mountains during which was formed a giant cut as long of as 30 km long in the ground, in some places it reaches up to 600 meters wide and 200 meters deep. This volcanic fissure is considered to be the largest of its kind in the world. Further you will see the waterfall Ófærufoss, considered one of the most beautiful in the country, framed by a natural bridge which collapsed a few years ago. Then you'll head to the center of the island towards the reserve Landmannalaugar which is known for its colorful rhyolite mountains. Our route will pass through a variety of canyons, valleys and ridges of black lava, lava plains surrounded by colorful mountains are a captivating sight. Mountain road of Landmannaleið offers the most beautiful views in all the area. At Landmannalaugar there are traveler's cabin and a popular camping site. Near the cabin there is a warm water pool created by the confluence of the natural hot water with the cold water from the springs. Here you can make a relaxing dip in a beautiful, almost surreal surrounding. Estimated driving distance: 180 km.

Today's main sites: Fjallabak - Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve - Eldgjá - waterfall Ófærufoss.
Accommodation: Hella.

Day 9 - Þjórsárdalur Valley - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon.

You will visit the Þjórsárdalur Valley, including the Stöng – the farm buried under the volcanic ash during the eruption of Hekla in 1104. On our way back, you'll ride under the mountain Hekla, the most active volcano in Iceland and one of the most famous volcanoes in the world. You will continue to the Reykjanes Peninsula known for its volcanic phenomena and for being in the area of the Blue Lagoon. You will enter the Krýsuvík site with boiling mud pits, and then you will end up the trip at the amazing Blue Lagoon spa. Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most famous sites and spa that was voted one of the ten best in the world. After a visit to the place you'll understand why. After this fascinating journey, the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place for the last relaxation of mind and body before returning home. The lagoon is full with warm mineral-rich water and besides the unique experience of bath in it, it's also considered as a source of natural medicine for people suffering from skin diseases. Wonderful ending of an unforgettable experience in Iceland. You will go back to Reykjavik where you'll spend the rest of the day. Estimated driving distance: 240 km.

Today's main sites: Hekla Volcano - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik.
Accommodation: Reykjavik.
Optional activities: Blue Lagoon

Day 10 - Reykjavik - Keflavik (departure).

You'll spend the rest of the day in Reykjavik. The return of the car is at the airport before the flight.

This Jeep tour is a real 4x4 adventure. This is a trip to the highland interior mountains and green ...

Package Includes

This Vacation Package Include

Car pick up at the airport
Do not waste time. Start exploring Iceland from the moment you arrive until your departure. Pick up and drop off car at the airport for maximum flexibility.
Companion app on Tablet
On car pick-up you will get an internet connected tablet with an award winning companion app. In the app you'll find your digital itinerary with built-in GPS road guide with thousands of points of interest!
9 Nights' accommodation in hotels, guest houses and farmhouses
Best available accommodation all around Iceland.
Breakfast
Daily breakfast bouffe.
Car rental with unlimited mileage
New cars only with low mileage from international leading brand.
Two drivers insurance (CDW, theft protection)
Need more drivers? no problem! You can add additional drivers from as low as 32 EUR per drive for the whole period.
GPS built-in in the car
Available in different languages.
Digital trip plan with driving directions on a Tablet
This is your tour guide from A to Z. In our detailed itinerary you'll find all the information you need to explore Iceland like the local, all on a Tablet! Tips and useful information included with daily maps and driving directions.
Useful information booklet for trip preparation
What clothes to bring? How to use your mobile phone? etc. All you need to know before arriving to Iceland.
Digital Map of Iceland 1: 500,000 on a Tablet
All officials roads and more in one map.
Car drop-off at the airport at the same time as pick-up.
Emergency telephone service 24/7
Our experienced stuff is available for you during your travel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Package Does Not Include

Flight tickets
Fuel expenses
Travel Insurance
Optional activities

Accommodation

All of our tours include high quality accommodation! – Accommodation levels are divided into three categories: budget, comfort and quality. Great variety of suppliers who work with us all over Iceland allow us to find for you the best accommodation available in each category.

Quality Rooms

Rooms with private bathroom (shower and/or bathtub and toilet). This category includes the best hotels available in each area. All hotels provide breakfast which is included in the price,

  • Private facilities
  • Comfort hotels, quality guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation.
  • 4 star hotel in Reykjavik,

Examples of Quality hotels:

Isafjordurhotels Hotel
Hótel Ísafjörður / Torg - Quality

Address: Silfurtorgi 2, 400 Ísafjörður

Laxá
Laxá Hotel - Quality

Address: Olnbogaás, 660 Mývatn

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel - Quality

Address: SIGTÚN 38, 105 REYKJAVÍK

Harmer
Harmer Hotel - Quality

Address: 310 Borgarnes

Hotel Edda Höfn
Hotel Edda Höfn - Quality

Address: Ránarslóð, 780 Höfn í Hornafirði

Akureyri Hotel
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri - Quality

Address: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri, Thingvallastraeti 23, 600 Akureyri

Stykkisholmur
Hotel Stykkisholmur - Quality

Address: Borgarbraut, Stykkishólmur

Comfort Rooms

Rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). This category includes hotels, guest houses and farms with high tourist class. Breakfast is included.

  • Private facilities
  • Economy hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
  • 3 star hotel in Reykjavik,

Examples of Comfort hotels:

reykjavik lights
REYKJAVIK LIGHTS - Comfort

Address: Sudurlandsbraut 12 108 Reykjavik

Hótel Gullfoss
Hótel Gullfoss - Comfort

Address: Gullfoss, Iceland.

Fosshotel Reykholt
Fosshotel Reykholt- Comfort

Address: 320 Reykholt

fosshotel westfjords
Fosshotel Westfjords - Comfort

Address: Aðalstræti 100, 450 Patreksfjörður

Hotel Laugarbakki
Hotel Laugarbakki - Comfort

Address: 531 Hvammstangi, Iceland

Hotel Edda Egilsstadir
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir - Comfort

Address: Tjarnarbraut 25, 700 Egilsstadir

Hotel Nordurland
Hotel Nordurland - Comfort

Address: Geislagata, 600 Akureyri

Budget Rooms

Rooms with shared bathroom, which are often in the corridor or on the same floor. This category includes hotels, guest houses and farmhouses. In some rooms there is a sink in the room. Breakfast is included. Outside Reykjavik, in more remote areas, most of the places in this category offer dinner for an additional fee.

  • Shared facilities
  • Budget hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation

Examples of Budget hotels:

Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast
Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast - Budget

Address: Skúlagata 21, 310 Borgarnes - Iceland

Hotel Edda in Saelingsdalur
Hotel Edda in Saelingsdalur - Budget

Address: Laugar in Saelingsdalur, 371 Búðardalur

Guesthouse Sunna
Guesthouse Sunna - Budget

Address: Þórsgata 26, 101 Reykjavík

breidavik
Hotel Breidavik - Budget

Address: Breiðavík / Látrabjarg - 451 Patreksfjörður

Hrifunes Guesthouse
Hrifunes Guesthouse - Budget

Address: Hrífunesvegur

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