Highland Express - 6 days by jeep



Highland Express - 6 days by jeep

Discover the rugged vastness of the Icelandic Highlands and prepare to be amazed. The Highlands are the most remote part of Iceland, an uninhabited wilderness of weather-beaten mountain peaks and untouched nature. Enjoy an amazing trip through a landscape of extreme contrasts, full of history and geological wonders. Spend quality time away from crowds, noise, hustle, and bustle as the Highlands offer a unique silence, serenity, peace and extreme natural beauty. This tour takes you to this wonderland plus all the main highlights along the South Shore and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Available July 1 - August 31.

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Included

  • Accommodation for 5 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast, in farm or farm-themed lodgings, depending on availability.
  • Rental car for 6 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Airport shuttle from the airport to Reykjavík (one transfer per tour)
  • E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
  • Driver Guide tablet mapping and navigating your personalized journey and highlights of surrounding areas. Including a GPS Navigation system, recommendations along the way, Wi-Fi, helpful information, a messenger system to stay in touch with us, our Driver Guide will instantly become your best travel mate
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Experience the rugged vastness of the Icelandic Highlands
  • View the multi-coloured mountains of Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve
  • Drive in the desert-like landscape of Kaldidalur Valley
  • Hike among the Laki Volcanic Craters
  • Witness the beautiful interplay of volcanoes and glaciers
  • Explore the beautiful and mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Walk along the black sands of Djúpalónssandur beach
  • See magnificent waterfalls and other highlights along the South Shore

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The Driver Guide Tablet

Driver Guide was designed to assist you on your journey to Iceland, guiding you through your personalized day-to-day itinerary. The tablet also gives you recommendations along the way, and helpful information regarding driving conditions, weather forecast, and more. How does it all work?

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  • Personal Wifi hotspot

  • Safe Travel Information

  • Digital Vouchers

Itinerary

Arrival day | Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a safe, clean, and vibrant city that has great museums, historical attractions, galleries, shops, open-air geothermal swimming pools and much more – so there is something for all to enjoy! While exploring the city, a taste of delicious Icelandic cuisine can be found in a variety of exciting restaurants located all over the city. The Airport Direct shuttle will transfer you to your accommodation in Reykjavík from Keflavik Airport upon arrival. Optional, and not included in the price, is to pick up the rental car at the airport when you arrive.

Accommodation is in Reykjavík (optional and not included in tour price).

Day 1 | Borgarfjörður Area

Explore Borgarfjörður area known for its beauty and as the site of most of the Icelandic Sagas. Take time to enjoy Reykholt, one of Iceland’s important historical sites, and the stunning Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of Hallmundarhraun Lava. Close by era Barnafoss Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver hot spring.

Accommodation is in the Borgarfjörður area.

Day 2 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Visit Snæfellsnes peninsula known for its stunning nature, glaciers, waterfalls and small villages enriched by history. Take time to take in all the area has to offer with a stop to explore Arnastapi village, Búðir church, the black sands of Djúpalónssandur beach and the majestic Snæfellsjökul Glacier, which according to legend is one of earth’s seven energy points. Grundarfjörður village offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kirkjufell, Iceland‘s most photographed mountain, and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.

Accommodation is in Borgarfjörður area.

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Day 3 | Kaldidalur Valley – Golden Circle

Today you will drive through Kaldidalur Valley, along the shortest of the Icelandic highland tracks. This route is a great introduction into the Icelandic Highlands as you drive from Húsafell to Þingvellir National Park. From there you will discover the fascinating Golden Circle with its rich history and amazing natural wonders.


Accommodation is in the Golden Circle area.

Day 4 | Landmannalaugar – Fjallabak Highland Route

Head into the southern Highlands to explore Landmannalaugar, a dreamland for hikers, with numerous trails to explore. The area is one of Iceland’s crown jewels, known for natural geothermal hot springs, multi-coloured hills and extraordinary landscape. Many hot and cold springs create a warm brook, where visitors can relax tired legs after a day of hiking.

Accommodation in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area for 2 nights.

Day 5 | Laki Craters

Drive to Lakagígar (‘Laki Craters’), an eruptive fissure consisting of 130 giant volcanic craters that were formed in a devastating eruption in 1783-1784. The craters will leave you awe-inspired and humble. We also recommend a stop at the magnificent Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, measuring about 100 m deep and about 2 km long.

Day 6 | The South Shore

Vík is a picturesque village from where you can see the Reynisdrangar Cliffs, the area‘s most iconic cluster of sea stacks. In the area, you will also find the Dyrhólaey Rock Arch and Reynisfjara Beach with its black sand and columnar basalt cliffs. Head to the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall, visit Skógar Folk Museum and continue onwards to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – don’t forget to walk behind it!

Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in tour price).

 

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