PRIVATE VOLCANO HIKE
The eruption in Geldingadalir has been ongoing now for many months and is an incredible display. Feel the heat from the lava and meet the power of mother earth where she breathes fire. It is something everyone must see if they come to iceland and just a great place. This eruption doesn’t leave anyone disappointed.
Thousands of Icelanders have hiked to see this massive eruption already. If you want to get a full info about the volcanic history of the area and understand the volcanoes better it is much better to hire a guide. The hike up there a a bit of a workout and take an hour to hike up to the volcano. Send us an email if you want to know email@example.com
VOLCANIC HISTORY TOUR
Super Jeep Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Mai – October
Departure time: 08:00 am
For three hours take you on a ride to explore the volcanic region east of Vík called Mydalssandur in a massive Mercedes Sprinter Super Jeep. Myrdalssandur is a flood plain and sand desert created by the massive water outbursts (some of the biggest on the planet) that come down from the glacier when Katla volcano underneath it blows. The stories about Katla are so famous that Astrid Lindgren even named one of her characters, a dragon, after the volcano.
You are gonna find out more about the volcanic history in this area, hear famous Icelandic stories told over generations, learn about the wildlife in this area. If you like Star Wars you are in for a treat, because “Rogue One” was filmed in the area that we drive through. The landscape impresses with picturesque views that are ideal to take great photos. We are gonna visit the glacier and its ash layers in the ice. If conditions allow it we even take a look inside the ice cave (usually this is however only possible in the winter). On the way back we visit an old sea cave where lots of birds and different plants can be spotted and enjoy an empty black sand beach. This tour is suitable for both young and old and a family friendly experience.
KATLA ICE CAVE TOUR
Super Jeep Tour
Duration: 3 hours
November – Mars
Departure time: 08:00 am
A cave made from the breath of the dragon. On this tour we drive over Mýrdalssandur to a glacier tongue called Katlajökull. We explore the glacier and take a look at the ash layers in the ice from previous eruptions that are so typical of this glacier. Going inside the ice cave is the highlight of this tour and a very special experience. We will of course provide crampons and helmets for you for your safety. Did you know that the ice caves change very quickly? The melting water and the movement of the glacier forms the caves and often they are hardly recognizable if you visit them again a few weeks later. Therefore every visit is unique. Also the colour of the ice varies day by day, from blue in the winter to cristal clear in the fall and spring. Depending on the weather we will stop at one or two places on the way back and take the car for a short spin on the beach. This tour is suitable for both young and old and a family friendly (with children who have started going to school) experience.
Glacier Hiking on 600 year old ice
Glacier hikes on Sólheimajökull. This is a great place to see, how much the ice has melted in the last couple of years. If you have never stepped on rock solid 600 year old ice, then this is your chance to have a lot of fun. You will get geared up with crampons for a good grip on the ice, a helmet and a harness as a standard equipment on the ice . On this tour you learn a lot about the massive volcano Katla that sleeps under Icelands 4th largest glacier Mýrdalsjökull and you learn a lot about climate change. The glacier outlet Sólheimajökull has been receding 100 to 300 ft. a year up the valley and there are not better place in Iceland where you can see the changes of the ice.
On the glacier we stop to take a look at interesting features like crevasses and moulins. There is no need to carry water up, on the glacier as we find a nice place to drink the melting water of the glacier.
We usually start our glacier hikes early in the morning to be ahead of the big crowds. This way we can enjoy the glacier without waiting in line to go up or to take a photo on that good spot.
Let us know if you want to take a hike with us on one of Icelands most known glaciers it is simply amazing!
There are so many possibilities, so many places to see, but very often they are not accessible with regular car. No worries we can drive you to your destination of choice. Just let us know where you would like to go and we will make you an offer.
Here are some ideas:
The green pyramid Mælifell
This particular mountain has been placed on a list in a book called 500 places on earth you must see. The area is just a fascinating place to drive in good weather. Black sands, glaciers and green mountains standing up. The drive is so scenic that you are going to wanna stop everywhere to take photos.
Green ridge – extreme team, Grænihryggur (only for experienced hikers)
This tour is for those that are ready for the extreme of wading through knee deep freezing gold water. This tour takes all day and requires wading shoes and hiking gear. This tour is only available upon request but the green ridge is a spot well worth of seeing what an amazing place to visit.
Hike to the best view ( Hiking tour )
Come one a perfect 3-4 hour hike with a local guide to learn more about the amazing area of Vík, the glacier, the volcano and star wars. This tour we end with a meal and beverages, we set it up and you be my buttercup. A fantastic idea for groups to make a great day in Vík.
The painting drive in, Landmannalaugar
You will never forget driving into the area because for a moment you feel like stepping into a painting. The area is unlike anything and has been ranked as one of the top 10 hiking areas on the planet. A very wonderful area for short or long hikes and not to mention ending a good hike with a drink in the natural hot springs there is heavenly. Landmannalaugar is an old volcano that emptied the magma chamber about 10000 years ago and has since then been slowly rising with small lavafields inside the colorful mountains. Landmannalaugar is on the UNESCO world heritage list for a reason.