Many of Iceland’s most beautiful attractions are located in remote places that cannot be reached by normal vehicles during much of the year. This is where our specially designed Super Jeeps come into their own – offering an exclusive chance to see the land of fire and ice at its best. From Northern Lights hunts away from the noisy crowds to cruising atop the surface of Europe's largest glacier – you can go absolutely anywhere in a super jeep!
A Super Jeep or Super Truck starts its life as a normal 4x4/SUV and is then modified by expert mechanics in accordance with strict laws and regulations. The most noticeable change is the addition of gigantic 38 to 46-inch tires, making them ideal for Iceland’s harsh weather and road conditions.
Other modifications include differential lockers that give them more traction on the icy roads and steep hills, body modifications that allow them to make use of their extra-large tires, and gearbox changes.
Many Super Jeeps come with larger fuel tanks, allowing them to travel further into the remote parts of the country than typical vehicles. They are also equipped with state-of-the-art GPS navigation systems, VHF radios, and mobile phones making them ideal machines for trekking Iceland’s wild roads.
Super Jeeps are specially designed to traverse Iceland’s tough conditions, allowing you to reach remote places that other vehicles simply cannot reach. Normal 4x4s find it difficult to drive on rugged and steep terrain, especially when it is icy or slippery. Meaning most normal SUVs may not be able to reach your intended destination, get stuck, or even suffer an accident. Super Jeeps do not have this problem as they are specifically designed to cross unfriendly terrains, such as glaciers or Iceland’s Highlands.
This is particularly relevant in the winter when Iceland's unpredictable weather makes many places inaccessible to every other vehicle. Super Jeeps can also do other things such as ford rivers, drive across snow and navigate gravel paths – making them perfect for Iceland.
Super jeeps are a specialized tool, which makes them excellent for some situations and not so great for others. They're absolutely useless (apart from their exciting size) in places like Reykjavik, however, take them into the right place and they will shine. Here are some of the benefits that a super jeep tour can bring:
Extreme Iceland is committed to small group tours as we believe that it provides the best experience for our customers. Our Super Jeep tours take small groups to a whole new extreme, carrying only a maximum of 6 passengers. You’ll have unfettered access to our knowledgeable local guides who will give you their undivided attention in order to make your tour a truly incredible experience. The smaller group size also allows the guides to be more creative and have the freedom to deviate from certain scheduled activities if the group feels up for it – giving you a memorable tour that is anything but ordinary!
Iceland is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, meaning that many of the attractions can be very crowded. A Super Jeep allows you to escape the crowds and see all the beauty that the land of fire and ice has to offer. This is especially relevant for things such as Northern Lights tours, which can be less than stellar if it takes place in a busy spot with a lot of people. Super Jeeps allow us to escape the busy roads and find remote spots to enjoy the profound beauty of the aurora without any unwanted company!
Most vehicles find it impossible to traverse Iceland’s harsh winter terrain. Super Jeeps are specially designed to drive in winter allowing for Super Jeep tours to run throughout the year. If you want to see remotes of Iceland as a winter wonderland then a Super Jeep is pretty much your only option, check for winter tours here.
Super Jeeps are the safest way to travel during the winter – their large wheels, big fuel tanks, and technical equipment make them perfect for Iceland's famously uncertain weather conditions. If you want to see the land of fire and ice in comfort, safety, and style, then a Super Jeep is the way to go.
We offer several different Super Jeep tours spanning the length and breadth of Iceland. These trips encompass a bunch of different places guaranteed to inspire awe and wonder in equal measure.
Vatnajökull Super Jeep Glacier Tour – Explore Europe’s largest glacier and see the incredible landscapes that these icy natural wonders helped to create. The Super Jeep allows us to push right into its icy heart and see all the wonders that Vatnajökull has to offer.
Eyjafjallajökull Super Jeep – This amazing super jeep tour takes you to the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted and grounded Europe’s entire air fleet in 2010. It’s a remarkable and ever-changing volcanic landscape that is unlike anything that you’ve ever seen before.
Landmannalaugar Super Jeep Tour - Mountain Adventure – See rainbow colored mountains, bubbling hot springs and verdant valleys – as we travel along one of the best hiking trails in the world aboard a Super Jeep.
Yes, Super Jeeps are customized according to strict regulations making them extremely safe. In fact, in many situations, such as difficult road conditions, they’re safer than normal vehicles. We use the best mechanics in Iceland to customize our super jeeps ensuring that you have nothing to worry about on your off-road tour.
In general, Super Jeep and Super Trucks are modified vehicles expressly intended for off-road adventures. By definition, these vehicles must have tires larger than 38 inches in diameter. Super Jeeps are usually equipped with VHF radios and satellite navigation systems.
These terms are not to be confused with 4x4 vehicles or SUVs. Four-wheel drive, or 4x4/4WD, refers to any vehicle with four wheels total, all of which rotate. Certain roads in Iceland, such as F-roads, are only accessible with a 4x4 or higher category of vehicle. An SUV is a sports utility car, meant for spacious interiors and some off-road capabilities. Neither of these vehicles are Super Jeeps, however.
Super Jeeps take you far off into the countryside of Iceland. In many cases, you’ll find yourself in the wild Highlands. So it’s recommended to pack warm and in layers. Be sure to wear some thermal underwear, a weatherproof jacket, waterproof hiking boots, a hat, and sunglasses. Of course, don’t forget to pack the camera.