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This is truly a voyage you don´t want to miss! With its rhyolite mountains, geothermal areas, black sand desert, canyons, glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls and so much more...
Our trip begins at Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcano. It was labeled “The gateway to Hell” after it's 1104 eruption. That reputation grew with its 1341 eruption. People reported seeing birds fly amidst the fire with some believing it to be swarming souls from hell. Even today some say Hekla has preserved its diabolic status, claiming it the spot where witches encounter the devil!
So if you dare, come with us for this thrilling drive up Hekla volcano. We'll search the signs of these gatherings and while doing so get a gorgeous panoramic view over the highlands and the south coast of Iceland. As we're making our way towards Laugavegur, Iceland´s most popular hiking trail, our F road takes us directly on to the hiking trail in parts, leading us up to a few mountain huts, fx. Álftavatn and Emstrur. We then stop at the spectacular canyon Markarfljótsgljúfur. It is believed to have been created in a single flash flood bursting from the volcano Katla in Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Driving beside the glacial river Markarfljót with Þórsmörk and Eyjafjallajökull glacier on the east side is extremely beautiful.
We end our Super Jeep tour in Fljótshlíð, a beautiful farmland where the famous Njáls Saga took place. In Fljótshlíð you truly get a change to experience Iceland's authentic countryside.
What do I need to bring
- Warm outdoor clothing
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Head-wear and gloves
- Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required
Good to know
- Departure: 10:00 (from Gljúfrabúi base. Road 249)
- Super Jeep adventure
- Hekla volcano
- Syðra Fjallabak
- Markarfljótsgljúfur canyon