Come and explore one of Iceland's roaring volcanoes in a super jeep!
Join us for a day tour in South Iceland as we drive Super Jeeps to Þórsmörk Valley in the highlands of Iceland. The Super Jeeps allow us to ride through glacial rivers and rough tracks in order to reach our desired destinations. We will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Nauthúsagil and Stakkholtsgjá ravines and get up close and personal with the glacier Gígjökull. Prepare for an epic journey on big wheels!
May. - Sept.
~ 10 hours
Meet on location
8 years old
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- Þórsmörk (Thorsmork)
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Stakkholtsgjá Ravine
- Nauthúsagil Ravine
- Gígjökull Glacier
- Super Jeep Experience
- Incredible Scenery
- Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
- Expert Super Jeep Driver
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Short Hike
- Free WiFi on Board Your Super Jeep
We will begin this tour from Reykjavík driving along the beautiful South Coast on our way to the magical valley of Þórsmörk. Þórsmörk is an oasis of clear water creeks established in a unique location between three glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindafjallajökull. The ring of glaciers and mountains shield the valley from the harsh weather conditions of the Icelandic highlands, the ideal conditions for a microclimate. The melting water from the surrounding glaciers creates a constantly changing rushing torrent across the valley floor. The diverse flora and stunning landscape are an absolute must see for all nature enthusiasts. There is plenty to explore inside the Valley and the comfort of a Super Jeep will get you a chance to go even further. We will make stops at two amazing ravines, the famous and picturesque Stakkholtsgjá and after, the lesser known but equally as gorgeous, the ravine Nauthúsagil. Inside Nauhúsagil you will find a ravishing waterfall that drops at its bottom, truly a sight for sore eyes. These stops are for many an ultimate highlight in Iceland.
Gígjökull glacier is one of the many mesmerizing sights during the day and you will have a chance to really take in the uniqueness and see the glacier up close. You are going to want to bring your camera. Gígjökull is an outlet glacier from the famous Eyjafjallajökull stratovolcano that so memorably erupted in 2010 stopping all air traffic for almost a week! After a day of exploring and taking in the history, flora and fauna inside the valley we will make our way back out stopping at the majestic Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where guests can walk behind the broad cascade and discover the beauty behind Iceland’s landscape. Right next to Seljalandsfoss you will find the hidden gem Gljúfrabúi waterfall and make sure you don’t leave without a stop. The waterfall is hidden inside a gorge and the vision is unrealistically beautiful!
Pick up: For those who have chosen to be picked up in Reykjavík, the pick-up time is at 09:00 AM. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is greatly appreciated!
Don’t know where you will be staying? No worries, just choose “To Be Announced” for pick-up location and get back to us when you have further details.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
You will return to Reykjavík around 05:30 pm approximately.
Remember to bring: Warm layers (not cotton), headwear, scarf, gloves, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots are essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons onto any other footwear.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process or on location.
All of our tours are small group experiences. We have a maximum of 16 participants on the hut tour and 14 participants on the camping tour.
Yes, you can fill your water bottles with tap water at the huts/campsites. It’s perfectly safe to drink. There are also a few streams along the way with safe drinking water, just ask your guide.
Gaiters are optional but we always recommend that our participants use them. The weather in Iceland can be quite wet so the trails subsequently get wet as well. They are not necessary but being drenched on a hike when conditions are wet and muddy is very unpleasant. Some rain pants have straps at the bottom which serve a similar purpose as gaiters so if you are equipped with those you don’t need both.
Hiking poles are also optional. The choice of using them or not of course depends on your own personal preference. Note that we do recommend hiking poles if you are used to hiking with them.
There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.
If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.
- You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
- You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.
We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.
Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.
Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are traveling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.
We do unfortunately not have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.
If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.
If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we therefore ask you to patient.
If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished so do to the cancellation your payment is still with you booking agent and therefore will the refund be processed by them.
If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.
We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.
Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.
Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is unfortunately not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club for all countries.
In addition, we offer various local payment methods in many other countries such as UnionPay and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau).
As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.
Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.
Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
“Super Jeep Day Tour”
We used Arctic Adventures for the day jeep tour to Thorsmark. Driver was great and we were with other 2 ladies. Plenty of room in the jeep for everyone and our driver (who’s dad was also a driver) was very nice and had a lot of great info. His ability to drive thru glacier rivers was excellent and he encouraged us to roll down the windows and take pics of us going thru the water! It was a great day and a very enjoyable jeep tour!