An experience that gives you a totally new dimension of winter travelling when guests and staff blend together as one team, taking an active part in all of the upcoming adventures.
On this first day, we will begin by driving towards valley Thjorsardalur, where we get a view to the volcano Hekla, which we get closer to on our way into the highlands. This cone shaped volcano is made up of a series of ridges and it is one of Iceland’s most famous and active volcanoes which last erupted in the year 2000. She is now some years overdue, so if you are lucky you may get to witness an eruption.
On our way there, we will drive by waterfall Hjalparfoss, The helping falls, which gets its name due to horses being grazed there, before heading over the vast desert Sprengisandur in the old times.
We enjoy lunch at Hrauneyjar highland center, the last outpost before we enter the real highlands of Fjallabak Nature Reserve.
We drive through vast lava fields covered by snow, pass lakes Hnausapollur and Ljotipollur and have a stop at lake Frostastadavatn. Here the surrounding mountains and strange rock formations are reflected in the mirror like surface of the lake when the weather is calm.
Finally, we get to Landmannalaugar which will most likely be snow covered. But the steep rhyolite mountains and rough lava fields are visible, showing the geothermal activity of the hot springs and naturally heated rivers criss-crossing the land at every turn.
After the drive you will be able to relax in the geothermally heated pool whist your driver-guide prepares dinner from premium Icelandic ingredients.
During breakfast we plan the day according to snow conditions, weather and your own preferences. Some examples are: a snowmobile tour in the area, a hike to the numerous interesting locations nearby, a ride with your guide in the modified super jeep to nearby lakes and interesting locations. Or even – if you are in the mood, just relaxing in the hot pool outside and enjoying the peace.
In the evening we prepare a delicious barbecue dinner, enjoy life in the lodge, embrace the solitude and of course, the hot pool outside is open around the clock.
On this third and final day we head out of Landmannalaugar, towards the Golden circle area. We drive through Thjorsardalur valley again, which takes us to the first sight seeing stop of the day; Gullfoss waterfall.
Next we head to the geothermal area at Geysir, with hundreds of hot springs of all types, most with boiling water. A few of them are even geysers, which spout boiling hot water dozens of feet in the air.
Shortly before we arrive back in Reykjavik, we will make a stop at Thingvellir National Park. The national park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is widely known for its rich history and geological wonder alike.
Do you want an even more extended winter highland excursion? Perhaps this tour would suit you:
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Operation: November – Mid April
Pick up time: 9.00-9.30*
Included: Pick up / drop off in Reykjavik, super jeep transportation, guided tour, accommodation in sleeping bags in a mountain lodge (shared facilities), sleeping bags, meals (breakfast x2, dinner x2, lunch x1), snowmobiling tour (condition dependent), overalls for snowmobile ride
Bring with you: Warm layers of clothes, wind and rainproof outerwear, warm wool socks, hats and gloves, thermal or wool middle layer and inner layer, sturdy and waterproof hiking boots, slippers for the lodge, travel pillows, ear plugs, pajamas, bathing suit and towel
*Super jeeps and coaches are not allowed in the city center, so we may have to ask you to walk a short distance from your hotel
Good to know before the tour:
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended
Age limit on this tour is 8 years of age
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your snowmobile tour might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!