Wild North Super Jeep Tour | Grabrok Crater, Kolugljufur Canyon & Borgarvirki Citadel

Wild North Super Jeep Tour | Grabrok Crater, Kolugljufur Canyon & Borgarvirki Citadel
Seals are commonly spotted in many of Iceland's fjords and bays.
When travelling around Iceland, you are likely to see seals lazing on rocks and beaches.
The wonderfully weird shaped rock Hvítserkur resembles a hippo drinking water
It is possible to take steps to the top of Borgarvirki for some incredible panoramic views.
Sometimes it is possible to view Icelandic seals from a short distance.
The Hvítserkur rock formation viewed from above.
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Jump aboard this Super Jeep tour for an adventure to the wild, untouched beauty of North Iceland. With incredible scenery, rich wildlife, and a vehicle that ensures your tour is personal and comfortable, this is not an excursion to be missed.

You’ll be picked up early in the morning and make your way north. The first stop will be a lovely location called Bifröst, where you can take a pleasant walk to the twin craters Grábrók and Grábrókarfell.

The Grábrók crater is large and dramatic, while Grá­brókarfell is smaller and covered with moss and birch bushes. The view from these craters is stunning.

Following them, you’ll visit Kolugljúfur, a magnificent canyon famed for its beautiful waterfalls, collectively called Kolufossar. According to legend, a troll-woman named Kola used to sleep on a ledge by the falls, and catch salmon from the waters with her bare hands. Watching the peaceful river reach the canyon and tumble down, dramatic and pristine, is a magical experience.

The next stop will be Borgarvirki, nicknamed ‘the Citadel’; nature formed this massive basalt fortress, but it was altered by the early Icelanders in the area, turning it into a pseudo-castle. According to the sagas, it was impenetrable, keeping its host clan safe from all invaders.

It is possible to take steps to the top of Borgarvirki for some incredible panoramic views. There is a viewfinder up here, which will point out other notable landmarks in the surrounding area.

Following the Citadel, you will head to the Vatnsnes peninsula, one of Iceland’s best locations for seal-watching, and the bay Húnaflói, which translates to ‘Bear Bay’. It is not unheard of for lost polar bears from Greenland to wind up here. The peninsula has a charming village you will stop at called Hvammstangi.

Next, you will see Hvítserkur, the most famous rock formation in Iceland. Rising from the water on three ‘legs’, many compare its appearance to an elephant drinking. Folklore, however, claims it to be a troll, who entered the bay to hurl rocks at a local monastery; the beast stayed out too long, however, and was petrified into its current state by the light of the rising sun.

Hvítserkur is also a popular bird-watching location. Though only 15 metres (49 feet) tall, many creatures nest in its hidden nooks, especially in summer.

The north of Iceland is renowned for its incredible sights, though too few have the opportunity to see them. Immerse yourself in the wild, beautiful North. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Aug.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: North Iceland, Vatnsnes, Hvítserkur, Hvammstangi, Borgarvirki, Grábrók, Húnaflói, Kolugljúfur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off

  • Round trip transportation

  • Professional guidance

  • Hot drinks on board

  • Free Wi-fi on board

  • Food

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited for chilly or rainy weather

Good to know:

The weather in Iceland changes quickly, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you get too warm.


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I would thank Adam so much for contributing this trip and it was amazing! My boyfriend and I went on this journey and it turned out to be really private, only us on the Jeep! Since both of us suffered the breakdown of mobile phone, Adam was so kind to lend his phone to us, working as a camera. Hence, this is a really rewardable trip and he left us good memories and the feeling of generosity. North is so much a great place as it is not so popular for the moment, you can find few people. Adam's tour can be stopped wherever you want and appreciate the scenery. He also talked and explained a lot of interesting cultures in Iceland, majoring working as a tour guide and crater expert.
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