Private 8-Hour Super Jeep Tour of Hekla and Maelifell Volcano

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Southcoast Adventure / Brú Base Camp, road 249, Hvolsvöllur, Ice
8 hours
June - Sept.
Minimum age
6 years old


Discover two of South Iceland's most beautiful and powerful volcanoes on this thrilling super jeep tour with a private guide. Adventurers who want to get close to active volcanoes on an exciting off-road experience through the Icelandic Highlands should book this eight-hour tour today.

The fun begins at the meeting point, which is the Bru Base Camp on Route 429. It's about three miles (five kilometers) from the Ring Road and roughly 80 miles (130 kilometers) from Reykjavik. 

When you arrive, you'll meet the expert local guide leading you on the super jeep tour. This is a private excursion, so your group will have exclusive access to the tour leader. You can ask as many questions as you like and enjoy a personalized experience as you zoom around volcanoes and canyons.

The exhilarating journey to the Hekla volcano can begin when you're ready. Mount Hekla is one of Iceland's most explosive and unpredictable volcanoes. Its nickname is "the gateway to hell," and it has erupted more than 20 times since Iceland's settlement.

Despite its volatile nature, it's a relatively safe place to visit, especially with a local guide who knows the area. You'll drive up and around Mount Hekla, enjoying spectacular views of Iceland's south coast and the Highlands.

The route continues toward the Laugavegur hiking trail, where you'll visit the Markarfljotsgljufur canyon. Here you can see the Markarfljot river, an incredible panorama of the Thorsmork Valley, and the mighty Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Make sure you bring your camera to capture these breathtaking sights.

The next stop is the Maelifell volcano. Vivid green mosses cover the volcano, contrasting with the jet-black sands surrounding it. It's a truly stunning place with a fascinating history.

The name Maelifell translates to "Measuring Hill," but it's not the only mountain in Iceland with this name. Several others have the same one. Early settlers in Iceland used hills like this to help them navigate through the Highland terrain. 

As you make your way down from mountainsides and canyons, you'll pass through the farming district of Fljotshlid. It's one of the main settings of the Njals Saga, an Icelandic literary masterpiece. The guide will tell the saga's story as you enjoy the unspoiled farmland around you.

After eight hours of fun in the super jeep, you'll return to base camp with a camera full of photos and fantastic memories of the Icelandic Highlands.

Take your chance to enjoy a thrilling super jeep tour around two of South Iceland's most awe-inspiring volcanoes on this private eight-hour tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Private tour experience for up to 14 guests


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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy hiking shoes
Packed lunch
Refillable water bottle
Fully charged camera


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