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Highland Circle - Shorter Version - EI71

North Sprengisandur and south Kjolur

This is a great tour where you will see all the natural wonders and highlights of Icelandic nature. Extreme Iceland offers this adventurous highland circle all year around. We take great pleasure in planning both shorter and longer circles around the highlands of Iceland showing you their unique wonders.


Duration: 5 days

Available: On request

Difficulty: Easy

Group size: 4-8 persons

Included: Hotel pick up (09:00) & drop off in Reykjavik, traveling within a small group (4-8 people), private vehicle, professional English/German-speaking driver guide, accommodation with breakfast.

Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.

For further information:
info@extremeiceland.is

Upon request.

For groups only (not scheduled tour)

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Tour Description

Day 1

We will drive east from Reykjavik and set our course to the Sprengisandur highland road which will take us between two of Icelands most magnificent glaciers, Hofsjokull and Vatnajokull. We will spend the night in the mountain hut at Nyidalur, which is an oasis by the Sprengisandur highland road.

Map of the Route

A shortened version of the Highand Circle

Day 2

From the hut in Nyidalur we will drive north to Lake Myvatn – an area containing incomparable natural settings – where we will spend the night.

Iceland Highland

The highlands of Iceland

Day 3

We drive alongside the magnificent River Jokulsa a Fjollum to the largest waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss in the canyon of Asbyrgi in the national park of Holmatungur. From there we will drive to the coastal town of Husavik - 'The whale-watching capital of the world'. We will then drive west to Godafoss Waterfall before we travel on to the town of Akureyri where we spend the night.

Asbyrgi Canyon

Asbyrgi Canyon with a lush green covering

Day 4

Today we drive west from Akureyri to the Skagafjordur region and south along the Kjolur highland road which lies between the glaciers of Hofsjokull and Langjokull. We will spend the night at the unique geothermal area of Hveravellir in the midst of the highlands. There is the chance to enjoy a bath in a natural hot water pool there both in the evening and the morning.

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss is a powerful waterfall

Day 5

We drive south from Hveravellir along the Kjolur highland road to Hvitavatn, a mountain lake and then on to the amazing Gullfoss Waterfall (English: The Golden Waterfall) in River Hvita (the white river) to the remarkable geothermal area of Geysir with its world famous hot springs. Finally, we drive through Thingvellir National Park on our way back to Reykjavik.

Hveravellir Geothermal Area

Hveravellir Geothermal Area - great for a dip