Join us for an Icelandic adventure that will truly let you experience the Highlands and all that they have to offer. This day tour will take you to visit wonderful cascades and verdant canyons. You’ll have stunning views of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier-volcano, see glaciers that have been blanketed in ash in past eruptions – and much more – all from the comfort of your own, private 4×4 vehicle.
The day of the tour will start with a morning pickup at your hotel. You will then head straight to the well-known Ring Road, which offers extraordinary views of two volcanoes: Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla. While Eyjafjallajökull is probably still fresh in your memory from its 2010 eruption, Hekla is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland. This probably helped it to earn the nickname of the “gateway to Hell” back in the Middle Ages.
After our scenic drive, the first stop is at Seljalandsfoss. This waterfall is breathtaking enough from the front, but it gets better. You’ll have the chance to follow a path behind the cascade and see this natural beauty from a unique angle. Make sure that you bring a raincoat, though, because you are definitely going to get wet.
The next stop is Þórsmörk, which is the “valley of Thor” in Icelandic. This beautiful valley is surrounded by glaciers and mountains, among which is Gígjökull, a glacier tongue. You’ll also get the chance to approach the edge of the famous Eyjafjallajökull that you were able to see from the vehicle earlier. The eruption of this glacier-volcano in 2010 interfered with air traffic all over Europe, making itself and Iceland famous at the same time.
Stakkholtsgjá canyon is the next stop. The cliffs in this breathtaking canyon tower 100 meters (328 feet) above all that lies beneath them. For the Game of Thrones fans out there, this canyon was one of the filming locations for the HBO show, so come and check it out for yourself!
Driving further into Þórsmörk valley, we’ll have to cross through some rivers in our jeep to arrive at the campsite. Here we’ll stop to give you the chance to go enjoy some short hikes, relishing the fantastic views of the glacial river beds along with the backdrop of the surrounding glaciers and mountains.
There will be some additional stops, depending on the time remaining as well as the weather conditions on the day of the tour, of course. One possibility is a visit to Nauthúsagil, a beautiful ravine with a waterfall at the end.
Additional activities that are available to those interested include a snowmobiling trip on Eyjafjallajokull, an off-road buggy ride, horseback riding, and a lava cave tour.
The following is important information applicable to this private tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!
This tour is operated by Activity Iceland.
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.
All prices are per vehicle. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.
Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.
What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.