A truly mysteriously unique and beautiful country, Iceland needs to be seen by your own eyes to fully understand this majestic land. After spending a day or two in Reykjavik, you will be forever grateful that you booked an exciting tour of Iceland’s backcountry in a souped-up four-wheel-drive vehicle. Tour and Travel will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see.
Pick You Up
The tour starts when a specialized 4WD car picks you up from your hotel, a great way to start any trip. The vehicles are either a Jeep or a Landcruiser or similar, customized to handle the treacherous terrain that Iceland can throw at you when you veer off the beaten path. The vehicles feature heavy-duty suspension systems, reinforced steering, added horsepower, and of course, massive tires that, when deflated to 2psi, the 4WD car is lighter per square inch than a man walking across the snow.
Knowledgeable Tour Guide
The vehicles are all driven by guides who are both extremely knowledgeable about the terrain of Iceland and how to navigate the unforgiving landscape as well as highly experienced 4WD drivers. The drivers come from both nature and hiking guide backgrounds that are enthusiastic with both 4x4s and the beautiful countryside of Iceland.
The journey starts as you make your way towards the Urridafoss waterfall, which is Iceland’s most significant in terms of total water volume. The tour takes you through rough terrain to the foot of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Get out and stretch your legs out as you can walk behind this impressive waterfall and feel the power of Mother Nature pouring down in front of you.
Following a roadside lunch and refreshments, the journey continues as you travel deep into the backcountry of Iceland towards Myrdalsjokull, which is Iceland’s fourth largest glacier. As you ascend this intimidating glacier through deep snow, the views from the top are priceless. On a clear day, you can see the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the very same volcano that caused mayhem for the air industry this past spring.
Black sand beach
On your way back to Reykjavik, you are given the option of a detour through a black sand beach towards the Solheimajokull glacier to view the beautiful blue glacier ice, which offers excellent photo opportunities. The tour commences as you are dropped off in front of your hotel, where you can take in all that you have experienced.
The best part of these tours is that they can only handle so many people per tour, so you receive very personal service, and the journey can be customized to your likings. Plus, the excitement and adrenal that you feel forging rivers, climbing steep glaciers, and plowing through deep snow in an extreme 4WD car is an experience that you will never forget. Don’t miss your opportunity to see Iceland the way few people have.
Please book your flight to Reykjavik now and book a trip for a four-wheel-drive adventure through some breathtaking tour that cannot be described until you’ve seen it first hand. It is sure to be a trip of a lifetime!