See some of the most beautiful gems of Icelandic nature while riding in a Super Jeep. These jeeps, with their distinctive massive tyres, are a unique Icelandic invention enabling the locals to traverse rugged terrain, ford rivers and drive across glaciers
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.
DETAILS ON THE TOUR
Price & Availability: See booking window on right
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Min: No minimun participants
Age limit: 6 years
Pick up: Is operated by Mountaineers of Iceland and starts 30 minutes before departure time
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Duration: Approx. 10
Local Tip: Upgrade your tour to “Single Rider” on the snowmobile for more driving time on the glacier.
Additional info: Please pay close attention to the safety briefing and your guide´s snowmobile instructions before the snowmobile tour starts. Glacier Basecamp Information: There are heated changing rooms and running water toilets. You can buy refreshments, drinks and some simple food e.g. hot dogs.
Golden Circle super jeep tour
Snowmobile tour (also called “snow scooters”) on Langjökull Glacier with shared ride (two per snowmobile).
At the snowmobile base camp we supply you with super-warm glacier clothing, including a snow suit, gloves and balaclava, as well as all safety gear such as a snowmobile helmet.
The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Our first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, which is one of Iceland’s most significant historical sites because it was there that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. From Þingvellir we head along mountain tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring, the one spouting hot spring on Earth after which all other spouting hot springs are named. From there we continue on to Gullfoss (“the Golden waterfall”) where your proximity to its edge is so close you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face. Next we kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and go for a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier
We recommend that you bring warm & wind-proof clothing in addition to good, waterproof hiking boots and a camera.
Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.
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