Taking off from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep and make way towards one of Iceland’s highest and most austere interior roads, Kaldidalur “Cold Valley”. Driving alongside the western part of the Langjökull glacier, pausing to get up close and personal with one of Mother Nature’s finest gifts. Depending on time of the year, as well as weather conditions, putting your footprints on the glacial surface.
Next, heading north with a stop at one of this area´s lava tube caves. Centuries ago, caves like this once were inhabited by outlaws! Then the tour arrives at the breathtaking Hraunfossar waterfalls flowing into the glacial river Hvíta from beneath the tree-covered lava fields.
Leaving here, you’ll pass through the historic site of Reykholt, home of Iceland’s famous chieftain and historian Snorri Sturluson. Here, Sturluson wrote some of his greatest literature in the age of saga before he was murdered near hot springs that are still used and well preserved.
The tour stops at Deildartunguhver, the largest and most powerful hot springs in the Northern Hemisphere and a source for much of western Iceland’s heating needs.
The tour wraps up in Reykjavik, but not before driving alongside scenic and historic Hvalfjörður fjord.
The tour is operated by DaytripFactory Partner.
Location: Pickup at your hotel
Duration: 8-9 hours
Vehicle: Super jeep
Included: Driving on the glacier, helmets and lights for the caving.
What to bring: Warm clothing.
Departures: Pick up at 9:00 am.
Food: A ligth lunch pack or snack can be bought during the tour.
Available: All year
Tour operator: DaytripFactory Partner