Small-Group 12-Hour Super Jeep Tour of the Highlands with Transfer from Egilsstadir

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Egilsstaðir, Iceland
12 hours
Feb. - Apr.
Minimum age
10 years old


Explore the remote Highlands of Iceland in winter by booking this incredible 12-hour guided excursion from East Iceland. Those eager to discover some of the most remote parts of the country should book this small-group tour now.

The tour starts with pick-up from your accommodation in the Breiddalsvik or Egilsstadir area. You'll meet your tour's expert guide for the day and any other guests traveling with you. This excursion is a small-group tour, so you'll be able to get to know the other guests and have plenty of opportunities to ask your guide questions.

Your destination is the Icelandic Highlands, a vast and uninhabited interior region showcasing the country's raw natural beauty. Known for its stark landscapes, colorful rhyolite mountains, glaciers, and expansive lava fields, the Highlands is a perfect destination for adventurers seeking remote areas away from crowds.

The rugged terrain of the Highlands presents challenges, but you'll travel in a super jeep vehicle specially modified to cope with Iceland's landscape. You'll be able to reach areas that you wouldn't otherwise get to in the winter.

The first stop of the day is Saenautasel, a restored turf-roof farm. Along the way, you can enjoy views of beautiful waterfalls in the Jokuldalur glacier valley. The turf farm dates back to 1843 and has been tastefully restored. It's in a remote area of the Icelandic Highlands, near a lake. You can marvel over some of the antiques here and enjoy a light lunch.

Next, you'll head to the Laugarvalladalur valley, known for its geothermal activity. The valley's name translates to "Hot Spring Field Valley," reflecting its abundant geothermal activity. The area is home to bubbling mud pots and soothing hot springs. You'll see steam rising from the Earth as you enjoy the beautiful views surrounding you.

While you're here, you'll even have time to bathe in a naturally heated waterfall. Make sure you bring your swimsuit and towel.

Today's last stop will be the Karahnjukar power plant, the largest in Europe. It harnesses the glacial waters of the Jokulsa a Dal river to generate electricity. Your guide will tell you about the plant's construction - it caused some debate due to its impact on the surrounding ecosystem. However, it has also contributed to Iceland's energy independence and produces renewable energy.

After a fascinating day learning about the history and geography of East Iceland, your guide will take you back to your accommodation.

Enjoy the remote beauty of the Icelandic Highlands and bathe in natural, geothermally heated waters on this small-group guided tour from Egilsstadir. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Fully guided tour
Transfer from Breiddalsvik or Egilsstadir
Visit to Saenautasel farm
Light refreshments
All taxes and fees


Super Jeep
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Swimsuit and towel
Reusable water bottle

Good to know

Due to weather and/or road conditions, the itinerary may change, journey times may be longer, or the tour could be canceled.

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