Winter Adventure 4x4 Jeep Tour



Winter Adventure 4x4 Jeep Tour

Tour the Southwest and the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a modified 4x4 Land Rover jeep, enjoying exciting winter activities, delicious Icelandic food and the company of local people along the way. You drive yourself but are accompanied by an experienced guide in a separate support car. Departures during winter period upon request.

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Included

  • 4 days self-drive jeep adventure according to the itinerary
  • 3 nights at Guesthouse Langaholt, rooms with private facilities, breakfast included
  • 3 x dinners (3-course), local food and evening entertainment
  • Visit to the Settlement Centre and farm visit (day 1)
  • Cave exploring and lunch at restaurant Fjöruhúsið (day 2)
  • Visit to Bjarnarhöfn farm, lunch in Grundarfjörður and fish-factory visit (day 3).

Highlights

  • Enjoy the thrill of driving a 4x4 Land Rover jeep
  • Explore the mystical Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Venture into the Icelandic highlands
  • Go hiking and caving
  • Taste delicious local produce
  • Meet local people and get to know everyday life in rural Iceland
  • View the northern lights if you are lucky

Optional

  • 2-hour whale watching tour around Grundarfjörður bay where killer whales come to feed in winter (arranged with the group leader).

Itinerary

Day 1 | Vikings, Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Icelandic horses

Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavík between 8:30 and 9:00. We start with a hands-on introduction to your vehicle, a 4x4 modified Land Rover Defender, before taking off northbound through a tunnel underneath Iceland’s legendary Hvalfjörður ('whale fjord'). En-route stop at the Settlement Centre in the town of Borgarnes for an introduction to the first settlers in Iceland, the Vikings. We then head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to visit the family at Hrísdalur horse farm for an introduction to the history and special talents of the Icelandic horse, followed by coffee and light refreshments.

We continue along the peninsula to the family-run Guesthouse Langaholt where we will stay for the next 3 nights. In the evening the chef will prepare a special welcome dinner.

Accommodation at Guesthouse Langaholt.

Day 2 | Jules Verne, black beach and the underworld

We head to the area of the mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier, featured in Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. We then drive or hike up to Sönghellir (song cave) before heading underground to explore the amazing lava cave Vatnshellir. Lunch break at the charming restaurant Fjöruhúsið by the shore. We then walk to the black volcanic beach of Djúpalónssandur for the ultimate stone-lifting ‘Viking test’.

Afternoon get-together in the lounge at Guesthouse Langaholt for a picture show from the first 2 days of the tour. Dinner followed by some local entertainment and an evening chat with the family.

Accommodation at Guesthouse Langaholt.

Day 3 | Golden beach, shark and fish factory

We start the day with a drive along a golden beach and through the snow to the north side of the peninsula. We visit Bjarnarhöfn farm, known for its shark meat production and quirky museum. Lunch break in Grundarfjörður village. We then visit a typical Icelandic fish factory, followed by a hike to one of the many canyons on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

OPTIONAL: 2-hour whale watching tour around Grundarfjörður bay where killer whales come to feed in winter (arranged with the group leader).

Farewell dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse Langaholt.

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Day 4 | Highlands, Golden Circle and Reykjavík

We bid farewell to the family at Guesthouse Langaholt and head for Lundareykjadalur Valley and the highland road Kaldidalur for our last snow drive. We go for a walk in Þingvellir National Park, the site of the first parliament of Iceland and a place of great geological interest. We continue to the Geysir hot spring area, where the hot spring Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes. Our last stop is at the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall before heading back to Reykjavík.

Afternoon arrival in Reykjavík, drop off at your hotel and farewell.

Optional accommodation in Reykjavík

Optional accommodation in Reykjavík

Prices & Departures

Please contact us for price and departure for this tour.

 
Group size

Maximum 14 people.

What to bring?

You will be supplied with the necessary gear to participate in all the winter activities. All you need to bring is some warm and comfortable outdoor clothing and your adventurous spirit!

The fleet/jeeps

You will be driving a modified 4x4 Land Rover Defender with 37” tires, equipped with VHF radio intercommunication and GPS satellite system. All the trips will be lead by an experienced Icelandic group leader in a specially equipped support car.

Private tour / Customised tour

Do you have a group of friends/family that would like to do this tour or a similar self-drive jeep tour?  It is possible to do this tour on other dates and/or adjust to your group. We can tailor-make tours for both individuals and groups. Simply fill out our form.

 

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