Golden Circle Tour in a Super Jeep & Snowmobiling
Specially customized Super Jeeps with their massive tyres are a unique Icelandic invention, the locals ingenious way of traversing rugged terrain, fording rivers and driving across glaciers. These vehicles have even successfully crossed Antarctica. Riding in one of them is a special treat and a fascinating insight into jeep culture in Iceland. Driving in our Super Jeeps we get to see the spectacular spouting geyser & hot springs, experience the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall and walk in the footsteps of Vikings down the lava canyon where the American and European continents have been pulling apart in Þingvellir National Park. Then step aboard a Super Truck and drive into the glacier-covered central highlands where you get to ride across one of the biggest glaciers in the world on an amazing snowmobile tour!
The tour starts with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing and the birthplace of the longest running parliament in the world. This is also where the great continental plates of America and Europe have been pulling apart and the resulting rift valley between them is clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake.
The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the original geyser and one of the most photographed places in the world. Here the ground trembles and super heated water & steam erupts spectacularly into the sky from the spouting Strokkur geyser every few minutes.
Next we stop for a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. This is where the powerful Hvítá glacier river cascades down 32 meters on two levels into a narrow canyon with a thundering roar.
Where the central highlands start, with its untouched pristine nature, you board one of our custom-made Super Trucks, capable of driving across rugged terrain thanks to its enormous tyres. The drive to the snowmobile base camp at the foot of the Langjökull Glacier is a unique Arctic Highland experience and the snowmobile tour that follows is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Ride across the eternally frozen snow and ice fields of one of the biggest glaciers in the world on a guided snowmobile tour, exploring one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe and indeed the world.
This is one of our all-time favourites and a classic Icelandic day tour.