Hekla Volcano & Sydra Fjallabak Super Jeep Adventure

Hekla Volcano & Sydra Fjallabak Super Jeep Adventure
Driving past fields of lupine in the shadow of Hekla Volcano in Iceland.
The Fjallabak nature reserve in the Highlands of Iceland is home to the glacier river Markarfljót.
The mountain Einhyrningur in Iceland is named after the mythical creature of the unicorn.
Modified Super Jeeps can take visitors to Iceland along the F-roads of the Highlands.
Markarfljótsgljúfur is a stunning river canyon in the Highlands of Iceland.
The desolate Highlands of Iceland boast landscapes more akin to other planets than Earth.

Come along on this Super Jeep excursion to some of Iceland’s most ethereal attractions, where you’ll drive up the slopes of Hekla Volcano and tread along Highland mountain trails. If you want to experience more of Iceland than its most tourist-oriented locations, this is the adventure to complete your travels. 

You’ll meet up with your experienced local guide by Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you’ll board a modified Super Jeep and begin your journey. Then, you’ll start your drive to Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active and mythical volcanoes. After an eruption over a thousand years ago, this stunning caldera began to develop a reputation as the very entrance to hell.

Today, Hekla has preserved its diabolical status, and those inclined to superstition claim it to be a spot where witches like to meet with the devil. You will search for signs of these wicked gatherings, and worst case scenario, you will obtain a panoramic view of the South Coast and Highlands of Iceland. 

From Hekla, you will head along the Highland route of Syðra Fjallabak towards Iceland’s most famed hiking trail Laugavegur. Your modified Super Jeep will whisk you along the F-roads, taking you directly to parts of the trail, awing at the rhyolite mountains and stopping at the huts of Álftavatn and Emstur.

As your voyage continues, you will visit the spectacular canyon of Markarfljótsgljúfur, believed to have been created in a single disaster flood due to a volcanic eruption from Katla with its origins underneath Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. 

From there, you will start making your way back down to the lowlands, gaining views of the mountain Einhyrningur along your route, as well as the cascading glacier river Markarfljót, with Þórsmörk and Eyjafjallajökull looming to the east. You will then head to Fljótshlíð, a beautiful farmland and the location of the Saga of Njáll, before heading back to the base camp by Seljalandsfoss. 

You don’t want to miss out on this incredible Highland voyage, where you’ll witness rhyolite mountains, geothermal areas, black sand deserts and waterfalls. Book now and become one with the nature of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Highlands, Þórsmörk, Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Krakatindur, Álftavatn, Laugavegur Hiking Trail, South Coast, Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Southcoast Adventure, Gljúfrabúi Waterfall, Road 249, South Iceland 861
Included:
  • English guide

  • Transportation in a Super Jeep

  • Meals

  • Pickup (meet on location)


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing, waterproof jacket, headwear and gloves

  • Appropriate hiking boots/shoes (required)

  • Lunch Pack

  • Camera


Good to know:

1. Pick up/drop off, Hvolsvöllur/Hella area = FREE (Pick up can start up to 30 minutes prior to tour departure*)

2. Pick up/drop off, Selfoss/Vík area = 5.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up can start 1 hour prior to tour departure*)

3. Pick up/drop off, Reykjavík = 10.000 ISK pp each way (Pick up starts up to 2 hours prior to tour departure*)

*Please note that it can take us up to 30 minutes to arrive to your location.

Please contact us to organise pick up/drop off service. Otherwise meeting point will be at Gljúfrabúi base.



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Hekla Volcano & Sydra Fjallabak Super Jeep Adventure
 
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