Super Jeep Tour From Husavik Village | Craters & Caves

Super Jeep Tour From Husavik Village | Craters & Caves
Visit off-the-beaten-path locations in North-Iceland with a super jeep tour.
A fantastic mountain view from North Iceland's Mt. Húsavíkurfjall.
One of the many craters found in North Iceland.
The sun setting behind a mountain in North Iceland.
Take a super jeep tour in North Iceland and see craters and lava caves.
A beautiful pond inside an ancient lava tube in North Iceland.

Join this fantastic super jeep tour where you'll go off the beaten path, to a territory only a few locals know about, and even fewer foreigners have seen. Travel through the wastelands of Reykjaheiði heath to go caving in a 2,600-year-old lava tube. See an ancient volcano one of Iceland's largest fields of lava located in a geothermal area, before getting excellent mountain views from the top of Mt. Húsavíkurfjall.

The journey begins at the harbour in Húsavík village. You will board a specially equipped super jeep, the only one of its kind in the world. You will then be driven through the town of Húsavík and head up the new road towards Reykjaheiði heath. The road was constructed in connection with the newest geothermal power plant in Iceland.

On top of Reykjaheiði, the beauty is almost divine. From there you‘ll have a good view over the lakes Botnsvatn and Höskuldsvatn, as well as the mountains Grísatungufjöll and Lambafjöll. You will then enter a 2600-year old lava wasteland, where the first stop is Togarahellir cave. To get there, you will have to travel through a rough road, only suitable for custom-made jeeps like the one you are riding.

Then you will take a 100-meter hiking trail before you see the 80 meters long and very beautiful lava tube. The cave is open at both ends, and it has a deep pond at the bottom. It is very important to follow the guide's instructions, and to mind one's steps as the path is rough. 

Next up is a drive by the geothermal power plant in Þeistareykir area, and through a terrain with steam-boiling drill holes and geothermal regions. Next, the convoy heads through Bóndhólsskarð canyon on a gravel road up to Þeistareykjabunga craters. 

You'll travel through Stóravítishraun, one of the four largest lava areas in Iceland, which occupies some 530 square kilometres and 25 cubic kilometres. After a short walk from the car, you will arrive at the crater Litla Víti. It is a dramatic circular subsidence in the lava tube of Stóra Víti volcano. You can take a short walk right up to the volcano which is about 140 meters deep and about 800-1000 m. in diameter.

You will then drive the same way back to Höskuldsvatn lake where you will go through the rugged trails of Reykjaheiði heath, drive by the upper edges of Botnsvatn lake, all the way up to Mt. Húsavíkurfjall where you will enjoy the great view over Húsavík village, the bay of Skjálfandi, Kinnarfjöll mountains, and Flatey island. On a good day, you could also see the island Grímsey. 

After a stop, you will drive down the other side of the mountain and end the trip back at Húsavík harbour where you can enjoy all the best that Húsavík village has to offer.

So don't hesitate. Book now and discover the hidden gems of northern Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Attractions: North Iceland, Húsavík
Pickup information:
    Naustagarði 2, 640 Húsavík

    Please be at the departure point in good time before the tour starts.

    • Super Jeep transport

    • Meals and refreshments

    What to bring:
    • Good winter boots

    • Warm and waterproof clothes

    • Hat and gloves

    • Camera

    Good to know:

    Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour.

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    No credit card fees
    No booking fees