Tours to The Highlands of Iceland
Iceland has always been a dream destination for many of the travel seekers and environmentalists from all over the world. The serene and exquisite nature of Iceland with roaring waterfalls, mesmerizing landscapes, cloud-covered mountains, hot springs, and steaming geysers that makes you witness the power of nature. Not just this, the fact that Iceland has a rich history and spell bounding natural beauty, makes it a thrilling and a must-visit place to explore. But the most beautiful highlands of Iceland are sure to make your jaw drop in awe. Let’s explore more about the highlands and the tours that you can opt for when visiting Iceland. Make sure you explore the highlands by giving a dedicated day and time, so no rushing around when going on the trek.
Must Explore Place in the Icelandic Interior Highlands
If this is your first-time visiting Iceland, then visiting the Highlands, also known as ‘Hálendið’, should be a must-visit place in your travel itinerary. The Icelandic highlands sits 1300–1600 feet (400–500 meters) above sea level. The highlands of Iceland, which is Europe’s largest mountainous & uninhabited interior, includes domineering mountain glaciated peaks, the rhyolite hillsides, steaming geothermal areas. The highlands of Iceland cover most of Iceland’s interior and are extremely massive and spread across a vast area. The beauty of the highlands is something every traveler must experience – it is no doubt that it is once in a lifetime experience. The highlands are accessible in summer and that too by off-road vehicle only. The best way to explore the highlands is by joining guided excursion that is sure to enhance your experience. The Highlands is a surreal place that surely exhibits the natural beauty, drama, and mystery with the hiking trails and unbelievable scenery. The Icelandic Highlands also includes the country’s biggest glaciers namely – Vatnajökull, which is the biggest, Hofsjökull at the center, and, Langjökull. Not just this, it has the highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur.
This tour to Icelandic Highland will take you deep into Þórsmörk, exploring the remote and raw nature, passing by the Eyjafjallajökull’s roots, spectacular views of Eyjafjallajökull’s summit crater, rugged volcanic landscape, mesmerizing sights of Gígjökull, crossing glacial rivers. So, get on this tour to explore the Icelandic Highlands, which is equally worth visiting as that of other parts of Iceland.
Professional English Speaking Super Jeep Guide
Super Jeep Tour
Shorter hikes along the way – optional
Surprise Itinerary of all the best we have to offer each day!
Pick up and drop off in Hvolsvöllur / Hella area – other pickup location on request
Beautiful sights and scenery
It is a surprise. Weather, road conditions and our guide’s expertise determine our “mystery” routing each day. It might include:
What to bring
Good Hiking Shoes
Warm clothing (first layer)
Day Backpack where you can put lunch, extra snacks and water.
Good to know
- There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour. In case of fewer bookings we will give you two choices: alternative trip or 100% refund. Maximum group size is 10 people.
- Fresh packed lunch is available upon request.
- This tour is available as a private tour upon request.
- This tour is suitable for both single travelers, groups and families.
- The tour departs from Midgard Base Camp in Hvolsvöllur, south Iceland.
- If you arrive early you can go to Midgard Base Camp for a cup of coffee.
- Pick up from your accommodation in the area is also included in the tour.
- All our tours have the flexibility needed to make sure you have the best possible day depending on weather and road conditions.
- Pick up available in Reykjavik for extra fee of ISK 60.000 per group.
Interesting locations in the area
Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point is at Midgard Base Camp in Hvolsvöllur in south Iceland.
Driving time from Reykjavik to Midgard Base Camp is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can grab a coffee at the camp.
We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. You do not need hiking shoes, but if you are interested in hiking around the area, we recommend that you bring them.
We do tours in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.
It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers (depending on the tour). It is preferable to dress in layers and wear clothing that will wick away perspiration and keep you dry and comfortable. We recommend that you take a small backpack with you where you can keep extra clothes. As the weather is very unpredictable we advice people to check the weather forecast the evening before.
Here is a list that is good to have in mind when packing for an active vacation in Iceland:
- Hiking Boots – Preferably of waterproof material (Gore-Tex or alternative)
- Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
- Light wool sweater or fleece (2nd layer)
- Trousers (2nd layer) – Strong and light material that dries quickly. Wind resistant and water repelling preferable.
- Rain Jacket or an Anorak with hood – Waterproof and breathable material. Gore-Tex or equivalents are preferable.
- Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable material
- Liner Gloves – Wool or synthetic (polypropylene / polyester)
- Socks – Wool or synthetic. One or two pairs for thermal and blister prevention
- Hat or beanie – Wool or synthetic
Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.
Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.
We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. However, we require that you show ID matching your reservation.
It is possible to have a pick up in Reykjavik for the fee of ISK 60.000 per group.