Fire & Ice Tour
Iceland - fire & ice - for real. On this tour we go to the source of our country's origin where warm water is flowing out from below the glacier. This two day tour includes the two highlights of Iceland's highlands, Askja and Kverkfjöll.
On the first day we drive straight to the highland on rugged roads, crossing rivers to arrive in the biggest desert in Europe and the nature sanctuary Herðubreiðarlindir. We will take a short stop at this oasis, then continue on a rugged mountain track to Drekagil where we can explore the ravine. We drive to the edge of Askja caldera from where we walk to Lake Askja and Víti, the explosion crater. You are free to take a bath in the warm milky water full of nourishing silica, as in the Blue Lagoon. From there we continue south east through the moonlike landscape to the edge of Europe's biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, where stay over night in a mountain hut.
During the morning of the second day you have the chance to go on a glacier hike under the guidance of the park ranger. You will be shown the phenomena of the glacial world. Upon return we continue on a rugged mountain track to the highest situated farm and and turf house café in Iceland - where we will have refreshments. During the whole day we will have a view of the king of the mountains - the table mountain Herðubreið. We leave the lunar landscape behind and land on the earth again at dinner time in Akureyri.
15th of June - 15th of September, daily on request
1700 € for a 2 days trip operated for 1 to 2 person
300 € for each additional person
The tour is operated in a Super Jeep with a max of 6 passengers
Pick up at your hotel or guest house in Akureyri at 7 am
Please book at least one day before departure
- Please bring bathing suit and towel for the bath in Víti
- Please bring warm clothing and good shoes
- Please bring lunch packages and water for 2 days
- Please bring a sleeping bag for the night in the mountain hut
- The tour may be altered according to weather/road conditions
- Fully guided tour
- Coffee and cookies
- Breakfast & dinner at the mountain hut
- Pick up at your hotel or guest house
- Lunch packages and water for 2 days
- Sleeping bag