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Reykjavik: Wild North Exploration by Super Jeep

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Experience the "wild north" in a Super Jeep. You will explore the hidden beauty of this part of Iceland, surrounded by the Arctic Ocean and the amazing richness of the local wildlife and scenery.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Complimentary pickup is from your accommodation in the capital area. Please contact info@tryiceland.com to provide your address for the pickup

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through twin craters
  • Experience two scenic waterfalls in a giant canyon
  • See the home of the largest seal colonies in Iceland
  • Walk through Hvammstangi, a quiet and peaceful village
Full description
You will begin your Icelandic adventure with pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel, from where you will set out along Iceland’s rugged west coast. Marvel at the dramatic scenery as you take the road less traveled, past an endless panorama of jagged mountains, crystalline lakes, and rugged lava fields.

Jump out along the way at Bifröst to stretch your legs with a short hike through the twin craters of Grábrók and Grábrókarfell. As you traverse the ancient landscape, you will hear how the craters were formed over 3,400 years ago whilst stopping to take photos looking out along the valley.

Back in the Jeep, you will continue to another natural wonder, the 82-foot-deep canyon of Kolugljúfur. After driving along the side of the canyon, you can hop out to admire the views over the river gorge and its pair of waterfalls, as your guide recounts local folk stories about the troll woman "Kola", who once inhabited the canyon. You will then pay a visit to the Borgarvirki Fortress as you approach the wild north coast, taking time to explore the unusual basalt citadel, set within a volcanic plug. Be sure to climb the steps to the cliff top, from where the views span the valleys and lakes below.

The next stop is the coastal haven of Vatnsnes, a natural beauty spot with a rocky beach and 49-foot basalt arch of Hvítserkur jutting out of the water. Grab your camera and head down to the beach, where you’ll also find one of Iceland’s largest seal colonies basking on the rocks and splashing around the shore. There’s just time to get a glimpse of local life on the remote peninsula with a stop at the town of Hvammstangi, before setting out on the return journey to Reykajvik. Finally, after an action-packed day, you will arrive back in the city where your tour ends with drop off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional guidance
  • WiFi and hot drinks on board
What’s Not Included
  • Food

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unaware
• It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm
• Bring sturdy shoes for walking/hiking, warm clothing, and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather
• Children's car seats are available upon request
• This tour is free of charge for infants under the age of 1
• This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions (if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund)
• At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

From £231.08 per person

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Product ID: 244882