Embark on a Winter Adventure into the oasis of the highlands in a Super Jeep where you will enjoy one of the most beautiful geothermal areas in Iceland
Your Winter Adventure to the highlands begins when you embark on the Gray Line Super Jeep in Reykjavík. Modified for Iceland’s off-road tracks and rugged terrain, a Super Jeep is the most thrilling way to journey across the land of fire and ice.
From the Golden Circle to the Oasis of the highlands
After departing from the city, our first stop is Thingvellir National Park—a landmark rich in historical, cultural and geological significance, and a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. It is here that the Icelandic parliament was established in 930 AD and the ideal spot to see where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are slowly moving apart, creating a breathtaking rift valley. Geysir geothermal area is next where we’ll visit The Great Geysir. While it is no longer active, little brother Strokkur reliably ejects scalding water towards the sky every 5 to 10 minutes. Gullfoss Waterfall or the ‘Golden Waterfall’ in the Hvítá river is our third stop. This breathtaking waterfall is strikingly beautiful when 'wearing its winter coat’ covered in snow and ice.
From Gullfoss we will head for the highlands via route F35—a road typically closed to regular traffic in the winter due to snow but accessible to those in 4x4 Super Jeeps. As we drive through the rugged terrain with our powerful vehicle, glaciers and ancient volcanoes will surround us in the otherworldly landscape of the highlands. We will make several stops along the way to take photos, and before you know it, we will arrive safely at our destination thanks to our experienced driver and guide. Once there, a warm cabin and even warmer natural pool await you.
Hveravellir nature reserve—Iceland’s best-kept secret
Hveravellir nature reserve may be one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets with the naturally heated pool, the surrounding picturesque valley and on-site restaurant featuring local Icelandic fare, to enjoy at your leisure. With several hiking trails through the geothermal area leading to an 8,000-year-old lava field and a cave that was home to the infamous outlaw Fjalla-Eyvindur in the 1700’s, there is no shortage of interesting landmarks to explore on foot.
The weather in the highlands can be unpredictable but no matter the elements, there are several options for activities at Hveravellir. After enjoying the breakfast buffet, you are free to explore the beauty of the area throughout the day: enjoy more time in the natural pool; go on a snowshoeing hike and check out the cave of the outlaws; hang out in the cabin cozied up with your favourite book and a cup of hot chocolate; or just take in the natural energy coursing through the earth in this magical place. Should the weather be clear enough for the Northern Lights to appear at night, you are welcome to enjoy the unique experience of admiring them from the natural pool or during a night hike. However, as they are a naturally occurring phenomenon, they are not guaranteed.
Return to Reykjavík rested and recharged
After the breakfast buffet, there will be a chance to take one final dip in the pool before we make our way back to Reykjavík. Travelling once again in the Super Jeep through the vast mountains, glaciers and volcanoes, you will arrive back in Reykjavík by dinner-time rested and relaxed after a few glorious days in the Icelandic highlands, with memories that will last a lifetime.
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Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Skarfabakki is the central departure point for our tours.
How pick up and drop off works
Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 100 hotels, guest houses and designated bus stops in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal at Skarfabakki for check-in.
Pickup from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal closes 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Standing by for pick up
To help ensure the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel, guest house or at a designated bus stop when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present a printed copy of your electronic voucher/ticket to the driver.
Returning from your tour
Returning from your tour you'll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or the closest possible point.
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