All about it
- Departure: 9am every day
- Duration 9-10 hrs
- Min. 2 persons
- Available all year
- Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik area
- Also available as private tour
A full day tour that is packed with all sorts of cool Icelandic experiences. There is no avoiding Iceland’s volatile Viking past today. It’s everywhere.. in the place names, the glaciers, the mountains and along the magnificent shoreline.
The Viking Trail leads us out of Reykjavik towards the prominent agricultural towns of Selfoss and Hvollsvöllur. As we venture further south, the characteristic lowland vistas give way to more mountainous landscapes and soon the ice caps come into view. Glaciers, farmlands and volcanoes await the camera lens on the one side – whilst out to sea, the Westman Islands shimmer seductively on the horizon.
We make a stop at the ever popular Seljalandsfoss where, and if conditions allow, we take a walk behind the waterfall’s curtain before paying a visit to it’s nearby cousin Gljúfrabúi, found hidden from view in the mountainside.
Then it’s back on the road to hunt down yet another of Iceland’s famous waterfalls; this time it’s the impressive Skógarfoss with its dramatic 60-meter fall. Here we will take a moment to savor yet another of Mother Earth’s superb creations before heading in the direction of the glaciers and indulging in (should you wish!) a spot of ice climbing and/or snow mobiling. Please note that if you wish to include such activities, then an advance booking is required.
But we aren't done yet! Back on the Viking Trail we go, this time taking the coast road and heading towards the black sand beaches of the south where, alongside stopping for a spot of lunch, we will spend some time exploring and soaking up the atmosphere of these dramatic environs. The sight of the mighty North Atlantic as it crashes onto the black sands makes for a powerful and unforgettable image! Having now reached our most Southern point, we turn and make our way back to Reykjavik where, on the way back and if conditions allow, we indulge our drivers in one last off-road adventure up the steep flanks of the characteristically flat-topped table mountain Ingólfsfjall, where Iceland’s first Viking settler Ingólfur Arnasson is thought to be buried.
A fitting end for both him and this awesome, multifaceted day tour.
- Pick up 30 mins prior to departure, at any location in Reykjavik area
- Super jeep experience
- Knowledgeable guide
- Drop off, back in Reykjavik
We'll make stops for lunch and snacks during the tour but these are not included. You can also bring a packed lunch.