This two-day journey to the highlands of Iceland offers the best of what nature has to offer: Spectacular scenery, rivers, lakes, geysers, geothermal areas, ice, and glaciers. The area is very secluded and beautiful, and you can stay at the only hotel in all of the highlands.
On the first day of this tour we explore the highlights of the famous Golden Circle route. We stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, with Almannagja Canyon, Lake Thingvallavatn, and Oxararfoss Waterfall. We visit the magnificent Geysir Geothermal Area, and one of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls, Gullfoss Waterfall. At Gullfoss we change vehicles and contine in a super jeep through the totally uninhabited highlands to the secluded Kerlingarfjoll Area where we overnight. On a clear night, this is the perfect place to gaze into eternity - and at auroras.
On the second day we go out and explore the magnificent area of Kerlingarfjoll. Most of the mountains in the area were created by sub-glacial volcanic activity. The oldest mountain in the area is 336.000 years old, and the youngest mountain is 79.000 years old.
You have the option of snowshoeing in this great area or going snowmobiling (snowmobiling not included in price, see booking engine). You can also dip into a geothermal pool or just relish in the amazing nature of the highlands. On the way back to Reykjavik, we search for the northern lights. We drive to our northern lights center, where you can buy dinner and refreshments, and then we head out to search for the northern lights before dropping you off in Reykjavik at around midnight. Note that if you are in a hurry, you can skip the dinner and the northern lights hunt and go straight to Reykjavik at around 20:00 - 22:00.
Bring with you: Warm layers of clothes, such as wind and rainproof outer shells, warm wool socks, hats and gloves, thermal or wool middle layer and inner layer. Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots are a must and it is good to have slippers for the lodge. Spikes that fit over shoes to provide extra grip on ice. Travel pillows and pyjamas are also good things to bring along. Don’t forget your bathing suit and a towel.
Note: You will not have the same guide all the time. We have a Golden Circle expert driving the minibus, and then a super jeep expert driving in the highlands.
Accommodation and price: The price differs depending on what accommodation you choose. There are three different options available. Double hotel room (2 persons per room only): ISK 79.900 per person Single hotel room: ISK 84.900 per person Simple cottage accommodation (dorm / shared with others): ISK 74.900 per person
*Drop-off information: We drop you off at your hotel sometime between 20:00 - 21:00 on day two, OR we take you to our northern lights restaurant, where you can buy dinner and refreshments, and then after dinner join our Magical Auroras northern lights tour free of charge. If you choose to go on the northern lights evening tour then drop-off is estimated between 00:00 and 01:00. Please let the guide know on day one which option you choose.
Included: Hotel pick up and drop off. All transport, mini-bus on lowland but super-jeep up in the highland from Gullfoss to Kerlingarfjoll and back to Gullfoss. Dinner on day one and breakfast and lunch on day 2. Northern lights hunting both evenings (optional on second day). If the northern lights don't show up during the tour, you get a Magical Auroras tour free of charge.
Luggage storage - ISK 3,000 p. pers
Number of persons in a double room (EI54) - ISK 5,000 p. pers
Number of persons in a single room (EI54) - ISK 10,000 p. pers
Rent hiking shoes (non refundable) - ISK 1,000 p. pers
Snowmobile ride (EI54) - ISK 12,500 p. pers
- Duration: 2 days
- Information: Pickup time: 11:00 - 11:30 Departures: Daily Available: Nov - Mid Apr Drop-off: Flexible* (see below) Max group size: 10 persons
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- All transport
- Mini-bus on lowland
- Super-jeep up in the highland from Gullfoss to Kerlingarfjoll and back to Gullfoss.
- Accommodation one night in high land
- Dinner on day one and breakfast and lunch on day 2