Highland circle - shorter version
North Sprengisandur and south Kjolur
Available: upon request
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Group size: minimum 4, maximum 8 travelers
Included in price:
- Traveling within a small group (4-8 people)
- Private vehicle.
- Professional English/German-speaking driver guide
- Accommodation with breakfast
Please contact us and tell us you have any special requests and we will give you a price offer.
Note: on the day of departure the passengers staying in Reykjavik will be picked up at their accommodation around 09:00 am.
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This is a great tour where you can see all the highlights of Icelandic nature and natural wonders.
Extreme Iceland offers this adventurous highland circle all year around. We take pleasure in planing both shorter and longer circles around the highlands of Iceland and its unique wonders.
We drive east from Reykjavik and set our course to the highland-road Sprengisandur that lies between two of Icelands most magnificent glaciers, Hofsjokull and Vatnajokull. The night we spend in the mountain hut at Nyidalur, which is an oasis by the Sprengisandur highland-road.
From the hut in Nyidalur we drive north to lake Myvatn – which is an area of incomparable natural settings – where we spend the night.
We drive along the magnificent river Jokulsa a Fjollum to Europas largest waterfall Dettifoss in the Canyon national park of Holmatungur and Asbyrgi. From there we drive to the costal town of Husavik: 'The whale-watching capital of the world'. Then we drive west to Godafoss waterfall and the town of Akureyri where we spend the night.
We drive west from Akureyri-town, through the Skagafjordur region and south on the highland-road Kjolur that lies between the glaciers Hofsjokull and Langjokull. The night we spend at Hveravellir, which is a unique geothermal area in the mids of the highlands. We offer a bath in the natural hot pools, both in the evening and in the morning.
We drive from Hveravellir south the highland-road Kjolur to the mountain lake Hvitarvatn, to the amazing waterfall Gullfoss (the golden waterfall) in river Hvita (the white river) to the remarkable geothermal area of Geysir with its world famous hot springs and through Thingvellir national park on the way back to Reykjavik.