ICELAND EXPEDITION 2023

Trip Overview

One of the most unique destinations on Planet Earth, Iceland is a natural wonder like none other. Dark volcanic terrain, stunning glaciers, waterfalls galore and diamond-like clear ice by the beach, makes a drive through Iceland a bucket-list experience. Adventures Overland’s drive begins from the vivid, quirky, and wonderfully arty capital, Reykjavik. Drive a Land Rover Defender 4×4 as the itinerary takes you to Langjökull glacier, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal areas with hot spring spouts as the drive takes you west and east of Reykjavik.

About the trip

Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

Trip Cost

INR 450000 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)

Trip style

Self Drive Road Trip

Landscapes

Snow, Mountains

Activities

Snow Mobiling, Geothermal Spa, Ice Caves, Waterfalls, Northern Lights, Diamond Beach

Upcoming Dates

11th Feb 2023 – 18th Feb 2023
11th March 2023 – 18th March 2023

Route Map

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Reykjavik

Iceland has been blessed with the ability to turn the commonplace into the exceptional. Your arrival at this magnificent destination that has been topping wish list of spirited travellers for years now and is marked by the infectious sparkle of its capital. Get ready to groove to the tune of electrifying Reykjavik.

Day 2

Reykjavik - Husafell

After breakfast we arrange a transfer from your centrally located hotel to vehicle pickup location located in the outskirts of Reykjavík. After a quick briefing you will know the basics of the car and will be able to tackle the diverse conditions you will face over the next two days. With the power of the Land Rover Defender 4x4 in your hands we depart from Reykjavík, heading out of the city to explore the Borgarfjörður area. Lunch in Húsafell before we continue to explore Langjökull glacier including a trip to the magnificent man-made ice tunnel. The glacier is a great area to test our 4x4 vehicle and your skills of driving on ice! Evening arrival at our hotel where we enjoy dinner.

Day 3

Golden Circle (Thingvellir, Geysir, Gulfoss)

After breakfast, we enjoy a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull glacier before we depart on the 4x4 Land Rover Defender towards the historic Thingvellir National Park, home of ancient Icelandic Viking parliament that is registered in UNESCO world heritage site. An indescribable nature with the biggest lake in Iceland. Next, we will visit interesting sights of the Golden circle; Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area where Strokkur hot spring spouts water many meters up in the air. We head into the highlands to test the 4x4 vehicles in the Hagavatn area before heading to our accommodation in the evening in time for dinner.

Day 4

Landmannalaugar

We drive through Hrauneyjar and all the way down to Þjórsárdalur valley. We make some photo stops on the way, first at Háifoss the second highest waterfall of the island that drops here from a height of 122 m. Then we drive to the gorgeous canyon called Gjáin and the Hjálparfoss waterfall. Overnight stay at Hotel in Hella

Day 5

Hella - Eyjafjallajokull - South Coast Diamond Beach

After breakfast checkout and drive towards Eyjafjallajökull, a well-known ice cap. Ice covers the caldera formed by a volcano. The summit elevation stands at 1,651 metres (5,417 ft). Highlight of the day is the driving on the highlands and then drive towards the south coast to visit the world-famous Diamond Beach, which has diamond like clear ice on the beach giving it the name. Overnight stay at hotel in glacier lagoon.

Day 6

Glacier Lagoon - Vik Black Sand Beach - Reykjavik

Post Breakfast we drive along the South coast passing small Icelandic farms exploring the highlights of the area, such as Vík village, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrhólaey peninsula, Skógafoss waterfall and Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Arrival back in Reykjavik in the evening.

Day 7

Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Morning transfer to the Blue Lagoon where you will enjoy bathing in the famous milky blue waters. Afternoon at leisure in Reykjavik to explore the city or do some shopping etc. Return and overnight stay at Reykjavik.

Day 8

Departure

Post breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back home.

EUROPE

Testimonials

A collection of stories and experiences of the Adventures Overland travellers from around the world which portray the exact moments we strive to live for.

Rina Bhansali

Product Director - OTO CBD, London

Iceland 2016 | Alaska 2016 | RTL 2017 | Russia 2017 | Jordon 2017 | Spiti 2018 | South America 2018 | Africa 2019 | Uttarakhand Drive 2020 | Ladakh Sep 2021

Every expedition is loaded with the most memorable sensory experiences.

Dr Abhijit Deo

Orthopaedic, practises in Nagpur

RTL 2017 | Spiti Valley | Iceland | Alaska 2016 | Jordon 2017 | South America 2018 | Russia 2020

Someone in convoy rightly said that the road to heaven is bound to be tough. Phenomenal.

Dilpreet Singh Bindra

Director Operations at JW Marriott

Bangkok | Spiti 2016 | RTL 2017 | Russia 2018 | Jordon 2018 | Africa 2019

My journey continues with AO to fulfil my quest to explore the world.

Nishita Shalin Sarvaiya

Director, Adam Exports

Russia 2018 | Spiti 2018 | Jordon 2018 | Iceland 2019 | Uttarakhand Drive 2020

Fantastic experience and Adventures Overland team made sure everyone had a great time.

Nainesh Nandu

Director, Krome Realtors LLP

Russia 2018 | Jordan 2018 | Spiti 2019 Iceland 2019

I have travelled thrice now - Russia 2018, Jordan 2018 and Lahaul & Spiti 2019 with them. It’s not the destinations but the journeys that matter.

Useful information

Trip Inclusions

Accommodation (7 Nights on twin sharing basis) at luxury hotels and camps

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Airport Transfers

Self-drive 4X4 vehicle (4 people sharing 1 vehicle)

Fuel, toll fee and maintenance charges of the vehicle

Support car with all the necessary equipment

Adventures Overland crew and support team

Certified English speaking guide during transfers and site visit

Activities as per the itinerary

Adventures Overland Merchandise

Vehicle Branding

Visa Assistance

Trip Exclusions

Meals and drinks other than listed in the itinerary

International air ticket

Visa Fee

Medical and travel insurance etc.

Refundable Security Deposit for vehicle

Porterage, Tip and Gratuity

Lunch on day 1

Alcohol

Any cost arising out of unforeseen conditions like ill health, land blocks, bad weather etc.

Any charges for carrying Video Camera or Still Camera

Any activity not mentioned in inclusions

Any expense of personal nature

5% GST

5% TCS

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled before 60 days of the departure date
  • 25% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled within 60 – 45 days of the departure date
  • 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled within 45 – 30 days of the departure date
  • 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled within 30 days of departure date

Refund Policy

  • In case of cancellation, the refund will be made in 15 working days as per the cancellation policy and subtracting 5% GST on the deposited amount.
  • The refund will be made to the same account/mode through which transfers have been received

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of expeditions do you organise?

Adventures Overland offers two types of Expeditions – Fixed Departures and Customized Tours. As part of our Fixed Departures, you will be self-driving your (or a rented vehicle) in a convoy of vehicles that is always led by at least one support vehicle and 2 crew members. For a bigger convoy, we provide a lead and a sweep vehicle. Customized Tours are those where you travel on your own chosen dates and we can customize the route as per your preferences.
For such journeys, we make all necessary travel arrangements including hotel bookings, permits, excursions and if required, we can send a support team with the group.

In which parts of the world do you organize expeditions?

We organize expeditions all around the world in 6 continents every year. We organize fly anddrive expeditions in Jordan, Russia, Iceland, Alaska, Mongolia, South America, Africa and Australia where you don’t need to bring a vehicle as the vehicle is included as part of the package.

What kind of people travel on your expeditions?

Since 2012, we have been proudly putting together off beat and luxury bespoke tours all
around the world for solo travelers, families, couples and senior citizens who come from
different walks of life and comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals, industrialists, doctors, creative minds etc. mostly aged 35 years & above.

Are your expeditions suitable for solo woman travellers and families?

Our expeditions are ideal for solo travelers (male and female) and families with kids. The
average male female ratio on most of our expeditions is 60:40. Families, couples and senior citizens join us frequently in all kinds of expeditions.

Is driving mandatory on these expeditions?

Driving is NOT mandatory on any of our expeditions and you are most welcome to enjoy the journey, sit back and relax while someone else is behind the wheel!

How much driving experience do I need to join an expedition?

Drivers must be a minimum 25 years old. We expect you to be a confident and competent
driver, with plenty of driving experience. You should normally have held your driver’s
license for a minimum of two years. Please also note that most of our expeditions include
sections of gravel or dirt roads, as stated in the Expedition Summary. We never travel off
road; it is simply that there are sections where the road is not paved.

Our expeditions call for all participants to be good team players, who are flexible and
adaptable when things do not go as planned and will muck in as requested by the Expedition
Leader. Self sufficiency is important and being able to manage yourself – your well being,
hygiene & health – is vital, together with having a good sense of humour. Overland
travel can be challenging and bring up the most unexpected of situations. This means that
you will all be expected to work together as a team to resolve any problems we may
encounter, but always subject to the authority of the Expedition Leader.

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