Quick info

Tour name: Highlights of the North

Duration: 12 hours

Physical rating: easy

Pick up available from nearby hotels

We head of at our own pace and take our time taking in the power and beauty of the North.

We start at Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. We drive up Bárðardalur along the glacial river Skjálfandafljót and visit Aldeyjarfoss.

We drive over to the lake Mývatn area and start at the Skútustaðir Pseudocraters and admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Myvatn.

Dimmuborgir Lava Park where we see very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone.

We go to lunch at a local restaurant or café.

We will visit famous locations where parts of the series “Game of Thrones” was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape.

We will visit the geothermal area of Hverir.

We drive into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja, Ódáðahraun. We admire the amazing scenery formed by both fire and the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the landscape is out this world. There we will visit Europe´s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

On the way back we can have dinner at the Cowshed restaurant, a local restaurant which specializes in courses from farm to table.

Included

  • Pickup and drop off
  • Super jeep
  • Expert local guide/driver
  • Bottled water

Extras: Lunch pack. We offer really good and healthy lunch packs for our tours! We offer Light Lunch Pack, Full Lunch Pack, and Luxury Lunch Pack.

What to bring

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
  • Clothing and outerwear suitable for rainy or chilly weather
  • Sunglasses
  • Don´t forget your camera!

Good to know

We will stop at a local restaurant or a café for refreshments if a lunch pack is not taken as extra.

Your safety is our first priority so itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions, the duration of the tour might extend or we might have to cancel the tour if weather or other conditions are not in our favor.

Price: 155.000.- isk per vehicle, max 6 persons. For more than 6 persons or larger groups, please contact us for a quote.

We love to do something out of the ordinary so if you have any requests for itinerary changes please contact us.

Highlights of the North tours are available all year, but in the winter we might have to change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.