Join us on this unique expedition to Iceland where you will sit behind the wheel of modified 4WD vehicles which are specially designed for use in rough environments, in the mountains, on glaciers or in the desert. These vehicles are normally used by rescue teams, military units and police forces.
Adventures Overland offers tours in Iceland on the specialized super trucks where you do all the driving. Only few people have had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a powerful 4×4 in one of the world’s most unique places. During the iceland road trip, you can now experience the remote areas of Iceland in guided self-drive tours, driving cars like those used in the well-known BBC television show Top Gear, in their journey to the Magnetic North Pole.
We have a great respect for Nature and we encourage our customers to avoid travelling over any terrain that could possibly be damaged by the vehicles.
Join us as we take you to explore those terrains of the world that only a few have experienced!
Tushar and Sanjay personally lead all convoys and have explored every single route themselves! Self drive as part of their convoy, meet like minded travellers, experience the highs of driving though exotic landscapes and harsh terrains.
Date: 19th November – 26th November 2016
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Cost: INR 375000 Per Person
Maximum Group Size: 20
Accomodation on twin sharing basis for 6 Nights
One Night Mountain Hut accomodation in a sleeping bag
Self Drive Truck (4 People in one truck)
Fuel for all trucks
Entrance Ticket to Ice Cave
Blue Lagoon Tickets
International Air Tickets
Meals & Drinks not mentioned
Insurance & Documentation Costs such as travel insurance, visa applications, International Driving
Any cost arising out of unforseen circumstances like ill health, vehicle breakdown, land blocks,
bad weather etc.
Arrival in Iceland
The magical land of northern lights and Midnight Sun beckons you for charming experiences as you gear up to ride on the specialized Super Trucks.
Iceland is such a magical place that it might as well have been plucked out of a fairy tale! Look around and you will see volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and lava fields.
Our Team will teach you how to drive in different conditions of snow, airing down the tires, driving through rivers and in other off-road conditions.
Check in at a Hótel Reykjavík Centrum in Reykjavík in the afternoon.Dinner at Grill market restaurant – The tasting menu.
Borgarfjörður – Ice Cave – Kaldidalur
We pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavík and transfer to the Arctic Trucks headquarters.All the vehicles will be lined up outside and you sit behind the wheel on our specially modified super truck with all its power in your hands! From Reykjavík we drive west to Borgarfjörður and up to Hotel Húsafell where the group enjoys a lovely lunch before we take the big glacier truck up to the glacier.
We will continue driing up the Langjökull glacier for an ice cap glacier exploration to a new attraction; the man-made Ice cave, located high on Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjokull. See the hidden and beautiful blue ice in the heart of the glacier. Experience the awesome ice cap glacial environment.
On our way back down from the glacier we will drive the highland road Kaldidalur to Þingvellir national park.We end the day at Hotel Glymur where we can enjoy a 3 course dinner at the hotels’ restaurant.
Unusual Golden Circle
Our first stop is the historic Thingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. From there we head east towards Haukadalsheiði following a mountain road with great views of lava fields and Iceland’s second biggest glacier – Langjökull.
In Haukadalur, home of the great Geysir hot spring, the reliable Strokkur geyser erupts every few minutes. This incredible hot spring spouts boiling water to a height of 35 meters. Next we head towards the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall cascading down in the Hvítá River originating in the Langjökull glacier. Next we drive all the way to Langjökull Glaicer for the snowmobiling Adventure of the day, we explore the glacier on the snowmobiles – 1 person on each snowmobile.
In the afternoon we will head to the luxury hotel Grímsborgir for a dinner and a relaxing bath in the Hot – Tub before we dine a 3 course dinner at the hotels restaurant.
Arctic Trucks & Landmannalaugar
From the Grímsborgir we will be travelling to the most special area our backyard has to offer and will over a wide variety of tracks, through breathtaking mountain ranges.
We start with a drive through the beautiful Þjórsárdalur valley with a photo stop atGjáin and at Háifoss waterfall, second highest waterfall of the island that drops here from a height of 122 m.
From Þjórsárdalur we drive straight up to the mountains. This is the ultimate 4X4 experience, deserted tracks in combination with a stunning ruggedness of the surroundings, will result in an unforgettable experience. We drive to Landmannalaugar and to its comfy mountain hut at the borders of a warm river. The extraordinary mountains that surround the hut in Landmannalaugar will leave nobody untouched. After relaxing and enjoying a bath in the natural hot river we head to the hut and enjoy a BBQ leg of lamb. We spend the night in sleeping bag accommodation in the mountain hut.
Landmannalaugar & Rangá
In the morning we pack all our gear and slowly we drive over the mountains and back to civilization. It will take some time to get down to the main road again, all depends on the weather and snow conditions.
We drive through Hrauneyjar and all the way down to Þjórsárdalur valley. We make some photo stops on the way, at Háifoss waterfall, second highest waterfall of the island that drops here from a height of 122 m.
From Þjórsárdalur we drive down to the south coast, to the luxury hotel Rangá. We enjoy a bath in the hot tubs and hopefully we see the northern lights dancing above our heads.
We enjoy a 3 course gourmet dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Eyjafjallajökull – Þórsmörk – Reykjavik
In the morning we head to the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall where the brave ones can take a walk behind the waterfall as it falls from the cliffs. After driving between two glaciers on the rutted tracks and crossing some unbridged glacier rivers we arrive at Thorsmörk valley at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano. We visit the Gígjökull glacier as it crawls down the valley.
Our next destination are the black lava sand beaches where we admire the beauty and power of the North Atlantic Ocean right in front of us. Last but not least, we will stop at the waterfall Skógafoss before heading back to Hotel Reykjavik Centrum. On the way back to hotel we will hand over the cars back at the Artic truck headquarters.
Reykjanes – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík
We start the day with visit to the Reykjanespeninsula, we’ll stop to take a look at the panoramic view of a beautiful volcanic landscape at Kleifarvatnlake. The moon-like surroundings of the lake area never fail to leave a strong impression on our visitors.
Next we will visit the geothermal area of Krýsuvík where we take a short walk among the boiling hot springs and explore the unique and multi colored hills.
We end the Iceland adventure by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, we float in the mily waters before we get back to Reykjavík city.
In the evening we dine at East India Company, the best Indian restaurant in downtown Reykjavik.
Airport transfer to Keflavík Airport in the morning for our flight back home.
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