Expedition Overview

There’s nothing like a good road trip. Especially when you’re driving a specially built Land Rover Super Defender past active volcanoes, blue icebergs, roaring waterfalls and oh, you may even catch the magic of the Northern Lights a few times too. It’s an adventure where man and machine are continuously pit against Mother Nature. You’ll start to appreciate what traveling in Iceland is actually like, when we drive across one of the world’s largest glaciers. If you seek an unforgettable adventure trip, reserve your spot today and get ready to pilot a Super Jeep on this exciting motoring expedition.

Expedition Details

Country: Iceland
Drive : 1200 kms
Weather : February: Max 4°C and Min -10°C

November: Max 4°C and Min -10°C

Ideal for : Anyone above the age of 8. (All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Expedition Itinerary

Accommodation: Viking Village

On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Check in and relax and we all will meet for dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation:Fosshotel Reykholt or similar

Today we will have an early morning start and will be introduced to your expedition machines. And also, we will have a detailed expedition briefing before we start our drive. With the power of the special modified expedition vehicle, we depart from Reykjavik, heading out of the city to explore the Borgarfjörður area. The glacier is a great area to test our machine and your skills of driving on ice!

Accommodation:Hveravellir huts or similar

After breakfast, we start our drive heading towards the Langjökull Glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland. Then we will drive North from Þursaborgir and take the route that will take us to Hveravellir. We have arranged for packed lunch so that we can spend as much time driving and enjoying outdoor Iceland. Hveravellir is a great area to see the magical Northern lights dancing in the sky – if the natural conditions are right.

Accommodation:Golden Circle area

In the morning, we will pack up our gear and leave this mountain paradise. If conditions allow us we will visit Hveravellir geothermal area and have a swim in a natural hot-spring! The track is challenging so it will take some time to get back to the main road. After we have conquered the Kjölur mountain tracks we will visit some interesting sights of the Golden circle such as the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir area (the hot-spring Strokkur spouts water many meters up in the air), the historic Thingvellir National Park (home of ancient Icelandic Viking parliament that is registered in UNESCO world heritage site) and an indescribable nature with the biggest lake in Iceland. Then we arrive at our accommodation late evening.

Accommodation:Hella /Hvolsvöllur area

After breakfast we drive along the south coast passing small Icelandic farms all the way to the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. If conditions allow, we take a gravel road and drive between two glaciers on the rutted tracks and crossing a few unbridged glacier rivers before we arrive at Þórsmörk valley at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano. It is impossible to reach the valley on a regular vehicle; and hence we are there with you to teach you how to cross the rivers on these special super jeeps and why we need to deflate the tires of the truck on the way. In Þórsmörk valley we make stops at Gígjökull outlet glacier and Stakkholtsgjá canyon to explore its hidden waterfall before returning to the main road reaching our overnight location in time for dinner.

Accommodation:Fosshótel Reykjavík or similar

Drive along the South Coast to discover the beautiful sights of Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind the cascading water, experiencing the waterfall from an interesting angle. Further attractions not to be missed today are Skógafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara black sand beach and Dyrhólaey peninsula. We should reach Reykjavík in the late afternoon.

Accommodation:NA

Depending on the time of your flight, you will have the airport transfers arranged. Have a safe flight back home.

Land Rover Super Defender

What to Expect

Expedition Film

What our Clients say

“We got to drive in the Storm and the Blizzards which we didn’t even image in our wildest dreams that we are going to do this“

– Santhosh – Iceland Expedition 2018

“What Nomadic Road has done has touched us really really deep”

– Johnson – Iceland Expedition 2018

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Dates and Prices

Dates Double Occupancy Private Room
9th to 15th February 2020 USD 6000 USD 7200 RESERVE ONLINE
22nd to 28th November 2020 USD 6000 USD 7200 RESERVE ONLINE

All expedition prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice. 5% GST is applicable for clients from India. Family traveling with kids are requested to contact us for special kids’ prices. Solo travelers and families bigger than 2 people are requested to contact us for the quote. Optional activities are at an additional cost.All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Dates Double Occupancy Private Room
13th to 19th November 2021 USD 6000 USD 7200 RESERVE ONLINE
20th to 26th November 202 USD 6000 USD 7200 RESERVE ONLINE

All expedition prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice. Family travelling with kids are requested to contact us for special kids’ prices.Solo travelers and families bigger than 2 people are requested to contact us for the quote. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.

What's Included

  • Exclusive Expedition Vehicle for each team of 2 people
  • Nomadic Road Expert team throughout the trip
  • Local cultural expert throughout the trip
  • Support vehicle with back-up drivers and essential tools for vehicle preparation
  • All necessary permits
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation for all nights on twin share basis or shared huts as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Sleeping bags as required for mountain hut accommodation
  • Third party vehicle liability insurance
  • Comprehensive pre-departure documentation
  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • International Driving Permit
  • Fuel for the expedition vehicles
  • Lunch and dinner expenses
  • Trip cancellation insurance and travel insurance
  • Personal medication
  • Optional activities and tours
  • Extras like room service, optional excursions and items of personal nature like laundry, tips, phone calls etc.

Why join us?

If you’re satisfied with booking your trip online and hoping for the best, you don’t need us. Unusual travel experiences and motoring across far ends of our planet are not simple to plan, let alone find. And that is what makes Nomadic Road distinct. We know our destinations thoroughly, collaborate with exceptional in-country colleagues, and have many years of experience orchestrating eye-opening journeys. With us, you’ll see a destination in a different light – through the Nomadic Road lens – and discover things you won’t find out about any other way.

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