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Overland Across the Icecap in Land Rover Defender SuperJeeps.


$3795 per person

TRAVEL DATES: September 16-19, 2023
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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.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Bus Stop 3, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Dress Code
    Casual dress; Arctic outer wear and hiking gear suggested.
  • Included
    Camping Gear
    Expedition Guide(s)
    Field Expert(s)
    First Aid
    Vehicle Fuel
    Vehicle Insurance
  • Not Included
    Climbing Gear
    Diving Gear
    Internal Flights
    Trip Insurance


  • 8:00 AM Pick up at Bus Stop #3 in Reykjavik and drive by bus to Volcano Trails HQ’s
  • 9:00 AM Departure
    • Þingvellir National Park
    • 4x4 Trails North of Mt. Skjaldbreiður -
    • Geysir Hot Springs ○ Gullfoss Waterfall
    • 13 pm Picnic lunch stop
      • Landmannalaugar
    • Fuel stop at Hrauneyjar Highland Center
  • 7:00PM dinner
  • Accommodation options 
    • Mountain Hut Dormitories in Landmannalaugar
      • Shared sleeping quarters with toilets and showers in a separate building
    • 2-star highland hotel - DBL rooms with private bathrooms - 40 km from Landmannalaugar
  • Meals
    • Sack Lunch
    • Dinner - TBD
  • Activities
    • Traversing various F Roads in Expedition Vehicles
  • Transportation
    • 2 Guide Vehicles
    • Land Rover Super Defenders on 37” tires.
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Depart from accommodation
    • Spend the day driving 4x4 trails in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve
    • VÍK ocean side Village
    • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • 7:00 PM Arrive at Volcano Huts
    • Dinner & campfire
    • Optional evening walks in Þórsmörk
  • Accommodation (options at the Volcano Huts)
    • Private double rooms
    • Sheepherders cottages - bunk beds
  • Meals
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch - Sack lunch in the field
    • Dinner - Volcano Huts
  • Activities
    • 4x4 overland driving
    • Geographic sightseeing
  • Transportation
    • 2 Guide Vehicles
    • Land Rover Super Defender 37” tires.
  • 8:30 AM Breakfast at the Volcano Huts
  • 10:00 AM Exploration of Þórsmörk
    • Almenningar - 4x4 Trail
    • Lunch at Volcano Huts
    • 4x4 Trails into Þórsmörk
    • Stakkholtsgjá Canyon Exploring - Guided walk to the hidden waterfall
    • Return To Volcano Huts around 5:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM Dinner & campfire at the Volcano Huts
    • Optional evening walk
  • Special Note: Balanced day with short driving distances, optional walks and sightseeing - Anyone who is not keen on driving all day can opt to sleep in, join for a half day, go for a hike or relax at the Volcano Huts.
  • Meals
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch - Picnic Lunch
    • Dinner - Volcano Huts
  • Activities
    • 4x4 Driving
    • Optional walks/hikes
    • Guided Canyon Tour
  • Transportation
    • 2 Guide Vehicles
    • Land Rover Super Defender 37” tires
  • 8:00 am Breakfast at the Volcano Huts
  • 9:00 Spend the day driving the Fjallabak Nature Reserve on the way back to Reykjavik
    • Markarfljót Canyon
    • Álftavatn
      • Lunch
  • Reykjavik River Trail
    • Visit the Hellisheiði Geothermal Powerplant
    • Arrive back at vehicle facilities 5:30 PM
    • Return to Bus Stop #3 in Reykjavik
  • 7:00 PM Final dinner in Reykjavik
  • Meals
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch - Picnic Lunch
    • Dinner - Volcano Huts
  • Activities
    • 4x4 Driving
    • Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant Tour
  • Transportation
    • 2 Guide Vehicles
    • Land Rover Super Defender 37” tires


Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói bay. Its latitude is 64°08' N, making it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. (Wikipedia)
Fjallabak Nature Reserve Fjallabak Nature Reserve ("Friðland að Fjallabaki") is an area in the Icelandic Highlands surrounding Landmannalaugar. The area is situated more than 1640 feet (500 metres) above sea level. The area offers beautiful scenery, geothermal valleys and volcanic activity. The color of the mountains in the area is due to the rhyolite and obsidian making the ground appear yellow, blue, green, pink, and red. The Nature Reserve also features lava fields, rushing rivers and beautiful clear lakes.
Stakkholtsgjá Canyon Stakkholtsgjá is a glorious canyon, located in Southern part of the Icelandic Highlands. The canyon is well-known for the stunning, picturesque hiking trail that leads to a stately waterfall. The gorge is a part of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. Stakkholtsgjá is measured at approximately 328 feet (100 meters) deep. Hikers will experience a memorable trek on this hike.
Markarfljót Canyon Hiking up to the cliffs of the Markarfljót Canyon offers beautiful views over the Þórsmörk area, the Markarfljót River, the Laugavegur Hiking Trail and the neighboring mountains such as Tindfjöll and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano & glacier.
The Hellisheiði Power Station The Hellisheiði Power Station is the eighth-largest geothermal power station in the world and largest in Iceland. The facility is located in Hengill, southwest Iceland, 11 km from the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station. (Wikipedia)
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