Super Jeep Exploration

Stunning landscapes travelling in a fabulous Super Jeep
5 days
Feb - Apr
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Travel through Iceland’s stunning winter landscapes onboard a Super Jeep - a 4WD vehicle specially modified and equipped with very large tyres that is designed to deal easily with demanding Icelandic winter terrains and unpredictable weather. Discover the secrets of South Iceland en route to the wonderful Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and get off the beaten track to explore Thorsmork Nature Reserve. You will enjoy exciting adventures along the way, such as glacier hiking, lava cave exploring and bathing in a secret lagoon. 

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik
On  arrival in Reykjavik transfer by airport coach bus to your hotel. Time at leisure- the city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping, dining and drinking. Reykjavík has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers, with numerous restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game. Reykjavik has many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archeological museum based around a 10th-century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery.

Day 2: Reykjavik – South Coast – Eyjafjallajokull Area
This morning meet your driver/guide, who will brief you on the exciting days to come. As you will be an explorer as well as a traveller, your guide will adjust the itinerary to suit the snow and and weather conditions, to make sure that each day is a safe and wonderful  adventure. Then it's time to set off - once we leave the city limits, it won’t take long to reach the remote areas. Weather permitting start with an easy caving expedition into an ancient lava tube. After emerging from underground, we will drive through an area of local farms to gain more understanding of how people live their daily life in Iceland’s countryside. Upon reaching the area of Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that caused air traffic chaos in 2010, it will soon be time for a break to savour a gourmet picnic lunch featuring local specialities. Next we visit one of the numerous waterfalls of the south coast. We hope to reach a special waterfall, accessible only to small groups, where we can enjoy this hidden gem. Then climb aboard the 4WD vehicle again, to drive along part of the south coast’s famous black-sand beaches. Spend the evening at the Hrifunes guesthouse, a cosy home in the countryside, far away from any light pollution and therefore giving you a good chance of glimpsing the elusive northern lights.

Day 3: Eldhraun - Skaftafell National Park - Glacial Lagoon
After a hearty breakfast, we start the day journeying along the mountain road that crosses Eldhraun, a huge lava field from an eruption in the 18th century that some say was a cause of the French Revolution. We pass the huge cliffs at Lomagnupur  and enjoy some of the hidden gems the south coast has to offer, like incredible columns of basalt. Continue to Skaftafell National Park, where we don crampons, and with ice picks in hand, we hike on the Svinafellsjokull glacier itself.  Finally, we  enjoy the famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, with its colourful icebergs and lazy seals. Then we head back to the Hrifunes guesthouse for another relaxing evening.

Day 4: Hekla Volcano – Gullfoss – Geysir – Thingvellir
Once again, board the 4WD for an adventure in the snow. Your guide will choose the most exciting option acessible on the day, making sure you are able to enjoy the stunning winter scenery and the pure country air, as we make our way back along the south coast. After yet another delicious picnic lunch, the plan is to enjoy a swim in a naturally warm lagoon. End the day by visiting the three pearls of Iceland’s Golden Circle region: the big waterfall Gullfoss, the spouting hot spring area of Geysir and the national park and UNESCO site Thingvellir, location of Iceland’s first parliament and the meeting point where two tectonic plates are slowly but steadily separating. Your guide will bid you adieu with a taste of Iceland’s famous schnapps, Brennivin, and a bit of fermented shark meat to go with it. It may not sound tasty, but wait until you've tried it! Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Reykjavik.

Day 5: Departure
Arrangements end with your transfer by airport coach back to Keflavik Airport. 

Departures 2018: February 02 and 16; March 02, 09 and 23; April 06

Includes: 2 nights at hotel in Reykjavik, 2 nights at Hrífunes Guesthouse or similar, breakfast daily, 3 gourmet lunch boxes (on days 2, 3 and 4), two 3 x course dinners, guided Super Truck tour on Days 2 - 4, glacier hike including all necessary equipment, lava tube caving including all necessary equipment, entrance to the Secret Lagoon at Fludir, return airport transfers.

Maximum group size: 12 persons

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2798.00
Single AUD$ 3223.00

Includes: 2 nights at hotel in Reykjavik, 2 nights at Hrífunes Guesthouse or similar, breakfast daily, 3 gourmet lunch boxes (on days 2, 3 and 4), two 3xcourse dinners, guided Super Truck tour on Days 2 - 4, glacier hike including all necessary equipment, lava tube caving including all necessary equipment, entrance to the Secret Lagoon at Fludir, return airport transfers.

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