KEF - Iceland
June 10 to Sept 18
Up to 20 People
Iceland has quite a varied topography but it is one of the most volcanic regions in the world. Because of this, Iceland has a rugged landscape dotted with hot springs, sulfur beds, geysers, lava fields, canyons and waterfalls. There are approximately 200 volcanoes in Iceland and most of them are active.
Iceland is a volcanic island primarily because of its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge which separates the North American and Eurasian Earth plates. This causes the island to be active geologically as the plates are constantly moving away from each other. In addition, Iceland lies on a hotspot (like Hawaii) called the Iceland Plume which formed the island millions of years ago. As a result in addition to minor earthquakes, Iceland is prone to volcanic eruptions and features the aforementioned geologic features such as hot springs and geysers.
When our guests travel to Iceland to fish, we often receive requests for a day or two of non angling activities that highlight this unique and wonderful country. Because of its rugged environment and isolated points of interest, we have a series of spectacular trips and tours of varying lengths that utilize new 4 wheel drive vehicles, which allow our guests to safely get into some of the most remote and logistically challenging geographic regions in the country.
The 4 wheel drive fleet includes Land Rover Defenders, the Land Rover Discovery, Nissan patrol, Ford Econoline and Ford Excursion, all modified to enhance guest comfort. We have the ability to tailor a wide variety of options and destinations throughout Iceland and will be happy to put together some ideas upon request. Some of our favorite trip options are below.
GOLDEN CIRCLE & LANGJOKULL GLACIER
The Golden Circle day tour takes you to three exceptional sights in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. This day tour offers you a chance to see and experience some of Iceland’s nature, geology and history, all while enjoying the excitement of a super Jeep ride.
SOUTH COAST & EYJAFJALLAJOKULL VOLCANO SIGHTS
This South Iceland tour takes you to a lowland region with a diverse landscape of lush farmland, glaciers, dramatic sandy coastline and striking waterfalls. High bird cliffs will satisfy birdwatchers, while history buffs will enjoy old fishing villages along the coast.
THORSMORK VALLEY & EYJAFJALLAJOKULL VOLCANO SIGHTS
On this classic Iceland day tour, drive along the distinctive south coast of Iceland until the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall comes into view, followed by a drive inland towards the stunning Thorsmork valley between glaciers.
LANDMANNALAUGAR & HEKLA VOLCANO
Hekla volcano is one of Iceland’s most extraordinary geological wonders; this tour will give you a chance to walk on ice, lava, volcanic ash and later warm up in a natural hot spring. Don’t forget to bring a towel!
SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA TOUR: HOME OF THE ELVES & THE BLUE MUSSEL
A day tour to Snaefellsnes peninsula in a super Jeep takes you to see sandy coastlines with high bird cliffs and the roaring sea surrounded by lava, mountains, farmland, and a mythical glacier. People often compare Snaefellsnes Peninsula to a miniature version of Iceland, as it concentrates the best features the country has to offer.
NORTHERN LIGHTS JEEP TOUR, AURORA BOREALIS
This Northern Lights tour in Iceland takes you in a super Jeep out of town, far from the city lights to observe this fascinating natural phenomenon also known as Aurora Borealis. Given clear skies and a little bit of luck, sightings can occur from autumn through to spring.
EUROPE’S LARGEST HOT SPRING, WATERFALL & LAVA TUBING
This tour takes you far away from the stress of Reykjavik to some areas less travelled where you will see scolding hot springs, go on a lava tube adventure and even drive across a fjord under the sea!
VOLCANO HAT TRICK & STUNNING VIEWS
This excursion takes lets you explore three different Icelandic volcanoes in one just one day! After driving through some of Iceland’s most photographed countryside, the Jeep heads off on rough mountain tracks to the foot of Mount Hekla, the most active volcano in the country.
OFF-ROAD EXPRESS 1/2 DAY SAFARI
This 1/2 day super Jeep safari in Iceland offers our best off-road drives close to Reykjavik. You will be driven fast up the steep hills of Mt. Ãšlfarsfell, enjoy a walk along a volcanic sand beach and go for an exciting river splash in the course of a few hours.
REYKJANES PENINSULA & THE BLUE LAGOON 1/2 DAY SAFARI
This tour takes you to Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krisuvik geothermal area, to admire some of the most fascinating aspects of Iceland’s volcanic landscape, before heading to the world-famous Blue Lagoon spa.
JOKULSARLON DAY TOUR
This excursion allows you to spend a magnificent day devoted to the wonders of Iceland’s south shore, including the awe-inspiring glacial lagoon, Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell national park.
You can customize your own tour in Iceland by including any activities you want, such as a snowmobile ride on a glacier, the Blue Lagoon, or a barbecue in Iceland’s wilderness. If you can dream it, we can do it!