Take an exhilarating day trip in a Super Jeep to Langjokull which is actually a long glacier as the name says. Understand why the Super Jeeps have those huge tyres and see how they really work in the genuine world of snow, ice, winter and glacier.
Durée: 12 hours
Disponibilité: All year
La difficulté: Easy / Sightseeing
Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik, guided tour in a super-jeep.
Lunch (We stop at a local restaurant/diner)
Bring with you:
Warm winter clothing, gloves & hat.
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For groups only (not scheduled tour)
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Note: Tours with specially modified vehicles on Langjokull are available all year round but their operation will be subject to weather conditions.
Description du circuit
Thingvellir National Park
We drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir National Park, a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site where Althingi, the oldest existing parliament in the world was founded. Even there the rift valley which marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is clearly visible. This place is also home to Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
Kaldidalur Highland Track
From Thingvellir we drive up to the highland pass of Kaldidalur, this is nicknamed "Highland for Beginners" because it is the shortest highland track in Iceland, it takes its name from the valley it crosses, meaning Cold Valley. The route features scenes of barren nature and also a scenic view over mountains such as the shield volcano Skjaldbreidur, and the mountain of Hlodufell; a view may even open up to the glaciers of Eiriksjokull, Ok, Thorisjokull and last but not least, Langjokull, the second largest ice cap in Iceland.
Finally we take the road to the edge of Langjokull glacier, which is a great place to experience a world of snow and ice all year round. Now the real extreme part of the tour starts! We climb up to the glacier and maybe you will realize how huge this glacier is, stretching over about 900 square kilometres ...
According to the conditions of snow and weather your driver will need to deflate the tyres of the Super Jeep to enable it to climb up the steepest slopes and travel through deep layers of snow. Here you will see the super jeep at its most adaptable, in its favourite world of snow and ice. If you are lucky and have a clear sky, as you go higher up, a clear view opens up and you look down on mountains all around you. Expect the awesome feeling of being a visitor in the amazing world of a real winter kingdom.
We will leave the world of winter when we drive down from the glacier and take the Kaldidalur pass back to Thingvellir. From there we drive back to Reykjavik.