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This exciting day tour will take you to Kerlingarfjöll, a picturesque rhyolite mountain range surrounded by a beautiful geothermal valley. Along the way, you’ll be able to admire the incredible ice-cap mountain peaks, glacial rivers, and steaming hot springs. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to explore remote Icelandic wilderness!

Highlights

  • Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Range
  • Hveradalir Geothermal Area
  • Mt. Snækollur

Included

  • Guided Experience
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking Tour
  • Minibus transportation

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Hiking shoes
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Thermal underwear
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability May - Sept
Duration 13 / 9 hours
Departs From Reykjavik (Gullfoss pick-up possible)
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age 10 years
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location Yes (at Gullfoss)
Pick Up Yes

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Itinerary

The tour begins with a pick-up from Reykjavik in the morning. Once everyone’s picked up, we’ll start our journey by leaving the city and driving toward the island’s center. Kerlingarfjöll is a rhyolite mountain range surrounded by geothermal fields and a glacial river. This is where two elements come together – volcanic mountains and steaming hot springs against glacial rivers and ice caps. 

Our adventure will start at the Highland Base, where we’ll take a short break and prepare for our hike. Highland Base is located right on the edge of Kerlingarfjöll, in the Ásgarður Valley. After, we’ll head to Hveradalir, where we will start the first part of our hike.  

Hveradallir, also known as ‘the Valley of the Hot Springs,’ is one of the biggest geothermal valleys in Iceland. Some of the hot springs are better to be admired from a safe distance. The whole valley is surrounded by a picturesque rhyolite mountain range with glacier-covered mountain peaks. It is an amazing sight to see while hiking. 

After this 2 km introductory part, we’ll continue to Snækollur, from where we’ll continue our journey for another 6 km.

The total hiking distance for the day is 8 km with an elevation of 500 m. Consider your physical capability to hike this distance through rugged terrain before booking a tour.

In the evening, we’ll return to Reykjavik, filled with impressions of the day. We’ll drop you off at the same location in Reykjavik, where we picked you up.

Pick-up from Reykjavik starts at 8 a.m. We’ll pick you up from your preferred pick-up location, which you have to choose upon booking. You also can choose the pick-up location from Gullfoss Cafe, pick-up starts there at 10 a.m.

We’ll drop you off around 9 p.m. at the same location in Reykjavik or 6:40 p.m. at Gullfoss.

FAQ

The pickup time is stated on your voucher and therefore we recommend you to review your voucher carefully. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated as you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the right pick up time that you chose when booking the tour.

Wait for your guide at your assigned pick up location.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Alcohol is prohibited on all of our tours before and during activities. If we find the participant to be intoxicated, we will prohibit them from taking part in the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished then you are more than welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do have a tour into Langjökull Ice Cave that has no minimum age and it is a fantastic option for the whole family. As a Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, enjoyable tour for a family traveling with young children, these guys have an enormous success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

If you want to explore parts of Icelandic Highlands than we have our magnificent Landmannalaugar Safari tour that also offers you to bathe in natural hot springs. Almost all of our jeep tours are suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. Then we also have a relaxing experience that we highly recommend, our Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Yes, we have specially trained and certified guide on all of our tours, expect on our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are English guided.

We have four different categories that help participants to get a better understanding of what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. All of our tours are rated to make it easier for you to find a tour that suits you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

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