Itinerary for the Golden Circle + Glacier
Super Jeep Day Tour
Departure from Reykjavik to Thingvellir where the oldest parliament in world was founded and you can see the tectonic plates boundaries.
After Thingvellir we cross the road of Lyngdalsheidi towards Geysir and Gullfoss where we stop for lunch. Seeing the geyser Strokkur spout boiling water 25-30 m high in the air is fantastic nature experience and the Geysir area has numerous other hot springs.
After seeing Iceland's most famous waterfall, Gullfoss up close and listening to its roaring thunder as it cascades 32 metres down the mighty glacial river Hvita we drive a mountain track to Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjokull, where you have the option of renting a snowmobile and blazing across the white plains of the glacier. If you decide not to go snowmobiling, driving on the snow and seeing the glacier and the barren landscape is still big fun and extraordinary. On the way back to Reykavik we pass Hveragerdi village and Hellisheidi geothermal power plant. Once in Reykjavik, we will drop you off at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice.
Our driverguides are knowledgeable about Iceland and will gladly adjust to your particular interest the best they can, whether it's nature, geology, history, current affairs - or 4x4 stuff. We refer to it as 'conversational guiding'. The interaction with our clients is a big part of why we love our jobs.
Thingvellir is sometimes written Pingvellir but in Icelandic it's Þingvellir (The special Icelandic letter 'Þ' is a 'Th-sound' but the letter looks like a 'P')
For your safety Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours due to weather, road and snow conditions.