Explore the classic Golden Circle of Iceland by super Jeep, visiting the famous natural treasures of Gullfoss, Geysir, and the ancient site of Thingvellir. Ride snowmobiles and quad bikes, and see the eruptions of Strokkur Geysir.
What to Expect
Travel the Golden Circle of Iceland by Jeep and see some of the nation’s most spectacular phenomenon. Depart from Reykjavik and drive to Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s ancient parliament was situated.
Hike through the area to experience the dramatic mid-Atlantic ridge, before heading eastbound on the mountain road to Lyngdalsheiði. Your reward will be sublime views of the lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn.
As you drive to Haukadalur, look out for the famous Strokkur Geyser, which erupts every 5 to 7 minutes, spewing boiling water into the air to heights of 80 to 100 feet (25 to 30 meters). Explore the hot springs, before heading up to the magnificent cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall, plummeting into the white Hvita River along with glacial water.
Lunch at the Gulfoss Café, before driving to the start of the Kjölur mountain road. You will be approaching Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, where you can take optional activities, such as quad bike and snowmobile rides, depending on weather conditions and the time of year.
In the afternoon, make your way through the agricultural headland of southwest Iceland, through small settlements. Stop at Kerið crater and geological wonder, and visit the hot springs town of Hveragerði if there’s time, before reaching Hellisheiði Plateau, one final wonder of Mother Nature on the way back to Reykjavik.
- Tour with guide
- Lunch - Icelandic meat soup at Gullfoss Café
- Snowmobile ride if chosen, with snowmobile suit, helmet, and gloves
Know Before You Go
• Additional warm clothing and helmet will be provided
• Cancellation policy: Mountain Taxi requires written notification of cancellation from the traveler. Cancellation notifications received before final payment is due are subject to a cancellation fee equal to the deposit payments. Cancellation notifications received within 90-45 days prior to travel dates are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the invoiced amount of the trip; cancellation notifications received within less than 45 days prior to travel dates are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the invoiced amount of the trip