ICELAND ULTRA EXPEDITION 24
TRAVEL DATES: September 16-19, 2024
ROVE Challenge Index [ 2 ]
This year’s adventure takes us on an amazing journey exploring the Southern highlands of Iceland. The journey will feature many geysers, waterfalls, overland trails, a geothermal plant, gorges and remote camping near Landmannalaugar.
The Þórsmörk nature reserve is well known for its natural beauty and stunning views. Its remote location affords an excellent opportunity to drive modified 4×4 Land Rover Defender “Superjeeps” through the beautiful landscape with towering glaciers and volcanoes all around. The Superjeep drive includes the crossing of multiple glacial streams and rivers that flow from underneath the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and carve the valley all the way to the ocean on the south coast of Iceland.
Along the way we’ll observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption and visit the Gígjökull glacier where the evidence from the eruption is clearly visible. From there we head further into Þórsmörk, crossing the famous Krossá River along the way. In Þórsmörk we enjoy a light lunch at the Volcano Huts followed by an optional walk to enjoy the best views of the area before heading back on our Superjeep truck.
This tour combines the adventurous off-road drive with the serenity and scenic beauty of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier & Volcano. The tour starts from the Hamragarðar campsite but you can also choose a pick-up service from hotels and accommodations in the area. Scroll down to book this tour and to find photos and further information in our FAQ section about this tour.
We will explore the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, the little oceanside village of Vik and eventually make our way through many river crossings to Þórsmörk lodge for two evenings of comfort and camaraderie.
The next day, we will traverse the Almenningar 4×4 trail, navigate over the Stakkholtsgja Canyon and return to our lodge for the evening. Finally, we will return to the Fjallabak Nature reserve, where we will explore Markarfljot Canyon and Alftavatn. Ending the day visiting the Hellisheidi Geothermal power plant, where we will learn about Iceland’s geothermal activity and how it powers the country.
IncludedAccommodationsCamping GearExpedition Guide(s)Field Expert(s)First AidMealsTransfersTransportationVehicleVehicle FuelVehicle Insurance
Not IncludedAirfareClimbing GearDiving GearGratuitiesHelicopterInternal FlightsTrip InsuranceWatercraft