Landmannalaugar + Golden Circle

Two Day Super-Jeep Winter Adventure Tour to Landmannalaugar + Golden Circle

Landmannalaugar Geothermal Pool on a winter night

Price from: ISK 343500

Picture this: You're in the middle of the Icelandic highlands enjoying a drink in a natural geothermal pool while looking up to the skies and perhaps admiring the stars and the mystical show of the Northern Lights. This is after fantastic day of off-roading across the snowy mountains and across unbridged rivers, exploring crater lakes, volcanoes and the vast Icelandic highlands.

You stay in a warm and cozy mountain cabin while your driver/guide prepares a delicious meal.

In the morning the adventure continues; perhaps by taking a hike to enjoy the beautiful variety of the surrounding landscape or by driving in the modified Super-Jeep to explore even more of the majestic natural sights.

Tour details:
Duration: 2 days
Season:  Oct. - April (avail. as a day tour June - Oct)

Price for 2 pax: ISK 343500 total
Price for 4 pax: ISK 390500 total

Super-Jeep & Mt. expert driverguide
Accommodation in the mountain cabin

Sleeping bags
Dinner on day 1, breakfast on day 2                 

Available: Oct. - April

Larger groups, please contact us for a quote:

"It is really hard to identify a particular highlight.  When we talk about the trip, we always recall different things and every aspect of the trip seems special.  We live in the city, so we talk a lot about the sky at night and how we could look up and see the Milky Way because there was absolutely no light pollution and we were very fortunate to get to see the Northern Lights.  We loved the Super Jeep and snowmobiling.  Our kids adored the lava tube cave.  We were fascinated by the contrasts between the lava rock and the ice caves, and the lack of flora and fauna.  We have impressed our friends and neighbors with our newfound knowledge about geysers and geothermal energy.           -Julie Garcia"

Landmannalaugar Winter Adventure in Iceland


This is our favorite tour and a fantastic nature experience that will stay with you for a long time.

For your safety Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours due to weather, road and snow conditions.


September to April

Price from: ISK 343500

Itinerary for a 2 day tour to Landmannalaugar in winter

You travel across the deserted highlands of the southern part of Iceland in the style and comfort of a Nature Explorer modified Super-Jeep on huge tires - which is why we can get into the most isolated and deserted places in Iceland. This is also what makes this tour a unique experience.

Our tour starts by driving east out of Reykjavik through the countryside to the edge of the Icelandic highlands by the foothills of Iceland's most famous volcano, Hekla.  The landscape is shaped by centuries of volcanic activity, the most recent from February 2000. Many different eruptions and geothermal heat has made all kinds of strange lava formations and colors. We drive through the snowy barren wilderness, across mountain deserts and unbridged rivers and do our photo stops at our own leisure.

When we arrive in Landmannalaugar we can do some light hiking and sightseeing, including crater lakes, hot springs and steamvents, lava fields and strangely colored mountains. Drinks in the natural geothermal pool where you enjoy a relaxing soak while your driverguide prepares dinner.

If the Northern Lights are visible, taking a midnight bath underneath the auroras is almost mandatory. In any case, sitting in a natural hot pool in the middle of nowhere on a dark winter night, surrounded by nothing but wilderness and glaciers, is magical and mind blowing experience that will stay with you forever.

The next day our adventure continues and there are still many sights to see. On the way out of Landmannalaugar we visit a crater lake before heading to Hrauneyjar, where you can grab a coffee while we re-inflate the big tires. We then drive to Gullfoss waterfall where we have lunch and see Iceland's most popular waterfall cascade down 32m. Only 10 min away is Geysir where you see the original geyser and Strokkur.

The final stop before reaching Reykjavik is Thingvellir National Park where you see the tectonic plate boundaries and the site of old Viking parliament, Alþingi.

This is our favorite tour - and we do it also privately just for ourselves - because it's a great authentic Icelandic adventure in fantastic landscape, combined with the relaxation of great food and a unique soak in the geothermal pool.

Please note: This tour is highly dependent upon snow conditions so we might need to adjust accordingly.

Winter off-road adventure to Landmannalaugar


Tour Highlights

Hekla volcano
- Geothermal pool
- Amazing colours and landscape

Crater lakes
- Ljotipollur
- Hnausapollur

Fjallabak Nature Reserve

Hjalparfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall

Geysir & geyser Strokkur

Thingvellir National Park

Winter adventure and fun off-roading

Chance of seeing the Northern Lights

What to bring and other helpful details

Warm wind & wet proof clothes

Warm sweater (fleece or wool)

Good, waterproof shoes (preferably hiking boots)


Indoor shoes or sandals for the mt. hut

Bathing suit & towel


If you have a small headlight it can be useful

We don't recommend jeans for walking. They easily get very cold and stiff.  Better to have something flexible to wear underneath the outermost layer.

We provide the sleeping bags and food for the trip.

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Source: Central Bank of Iceland