The Volcano Tour - Super Jeep
Geothermal power and exotic bathing
Tailor-made tour that takes you close to Hengill central volcano. Get in a super-jeep and experience geothermal natural bathing. Learn about energy on a special energy tour, visit a geothermal power plant, cross the volcanic active rift zone and cross rivers in a super-jeep.
Adults: 20,000 ISK per person
Children (0 - 12 years): 10,000 ISK per person
All year upon request
Duration: 5 hours
Minimum: 4 people
* Scheduled tours (no minimum):
Thu, June 6th ~ Wed, June 26
Pick up: 10:00 at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik
Included: guide, transport in a super-jeep, hotel pickup and the entrance fee to the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant.
Bring with you: bathing suit, towel, and some kind of hiking shoes
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Reykjanes Peninsula is made by volcanic activity and mostly covered by lava; almost 20 of them are from historical times. We reach one of those lava fields, Leitahraun, as soon as we drive out of Reykjavik. Where we cross the volcanic active rift zone (The Atlantic ridge) we visit the biggest geothermal power plant on earth named Hellisheidarvirkjun where a guided tour is offered inside.
After visiting Hellisheidi geothermal power plant we drive to the centre of the central volcano Hengill. It is one of the main central volcanoes is Iceland and preserves the second or third most powerful geothermal area on earth. Hengill is the only huge active volcano close to Reykjavik. The volcano is still active, evidenced by the numerous hot springs and fumaroles, but the last eruption occurred approximately 2000 years ago. Since then the magma in the magma chamber is getting more and more powerful so the next eruption in Hengill will most likely be a huge one.
The volcano is an important source of energy, which is captured at two geothermal power plants - the Nesjavellir geothermal power plant and the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant. We will stop at some of the deep boreholes that bring steam up to the surface.
From the centre of the active volcano we drive a super-jeep track named “The thousands lake route” ... where we drive over rivers and you can get good photos of a super-jeep in real action.
After the “The thousands lake route” we drive to Olkelduhals and there we hike for some 20 minutes to a very active hot spring area with both steam, clay and water hot springs. There is also a river with wonderfully hot water, fantastic for exotic bathing.
Those who like the idea of taking a bath in a hot river get the opportunity here but the water is close to 40 degrees Celsius. After bathing and hiking among the hot springs we hike up to the car again and drive in our super-jeep to a very good view point. From there we drive back to Reykjavik.