Superjeep Weekend Safari

from £907
excluding flights *
3–4 nights Year round

Overview

For many Icelanders the superjeep is an obsession and an inextricable part of Iceland's modern culture. On this small group escorted trip you'll experience these huge 4WD vehicles which are specially modified with high ground clearance, gigantic tyres and the latest safety and navigation equipment enabling them to travel just about anywhere, giving their passengers a thrilling ride!

Highlights

  • Explore wild and out of the way places by superjeep, discovering Iceland's remarkable and dramatic landscape
  • Drive the famed Golden Circle route ideally suited to being explored by superjeep
  • Stay in Reykjavik - enjoy the nightlife or dine out at one of the city's fine restaurants
  • With luck you may see the northern lights

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided superjeep excursion
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

For visitors the excitement of superjeeps lies in knowing that you will be travelling where conventional vehicles simply cannot go, as well as seeing the wilder side of the island. In winter, studded tyres give good traction on ice, while reduced air pressure in the tyres allows the vehicles to glide over deep snow, rather than sink into it. In the summer, the enormous tyres cope with the uneven terrain without a hitch and with the high clearance you'll be surprised at what the vehicles can tackle!

Each superjeep seats 2-7 people and often several vehicles will travel in convoy. The exact route taken each day will depend on the weather but wherever you go in the hands of these expert drivers, you can be sure of a thoroughly exciting, enjoyable and safe time.

One likely highlight is the Golden Circle, Iceland's trio of natural wonders - Geysir geothermal area with its spouting hot springs; two-tiered falls of Gullfoss and historic Thingvellir, a scenic and very rugged area where the earth's tectonic plates meet.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £120 per person with Icelandair (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

These are starting prices in £ per person based on two sharing in rooms with private facilities, unless otherwise stated.

Departs Starts Duration Price from
Oct 2019 Every Friday 3 nights £986
Nov 2019 - Mar 2020 Every Friday 3 nights £922
Apr 2020 Every Friday 3 nights £907
May - Sep 2020 Every Friday 3 nights £1,038
May - Sep 2020 Every Friday 4 nights £1,541

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return airport bus transfers between Keflavik and Reykjavik
  • Guided superjeep excursion as per itinerary
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Private departures

Please contact us for a private departure on any date suitable for you. This itinerary can be tailor made to fit your requirements and group size (minimum 4 participants).

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

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3-night itinerary

Day 1: UK - Iceland and northern lights hunt*

Fly from the UK to Keflavik and transfer by bus to your hotel in Reykjavik. In the evening head into the countryside in search of the spectacular aurora borealis. With the advantage of the Superjeep's extra mobility you'll be taken off the beaten track into truly remote areas, providing excellent vantage points for potential viewings of the northern lights.

Day 2: Golden Circle

Experience some of Iceland's greatest natural phenomena, starting with a drive to scenic Thingvellir National Park, where great rifts divide the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. This area provides the ideal landscape to put the vehicles through their paces. Continue along the mountain road to Laugarvatn, visiting the spectacular two-tiered waterfall, Gullfoss and the dramatic erupting geysers at Geysir in the Haukadalur valley. On the return to Reykjavik, you'll detour via Kerid - a striking 3000 year old, lake-filled crater - as well as Hveragerdi, the 'greenhouse' village where geothermal energy has been cleverly harnessed. You will also have the option to go snowmobiling on the Langjokull glacier (at additional cost, contact our expert team for a quote).

Day 3: South Shore

Travel along the south shore by superjeep, exploring its many scenic sights including beautiful waterfalls, bird cliffs and rugged beaches as well as uncovering its viking heritage. Drive in the vicinity of Eyjafjallajokull, where you can see the dramatic effects of the April 2010 eruption. In the evening, those not fortunate enough to see the northern lights on their first night, will have the opportunity to head out in a superjeep and try again free of charge (subject to weather and light conditions).

Day 4: return to UK

Transfer by bus to Keflavik Airport for your return flight home.

4-night Itinerary

Day 1: UK - and northern lights hunt*

And northern lights hunt fly from the UK to Keflavik and transfer by bus to your hotel in Reykjavik. In the evening head into the countryside in search of the spectacular aurora borealis. With the advantage of the Superjeep's extra mobility you'll be taken off the beaten track into truly remote areas, providing excellent vantage points for potential viewings of the northern lights.

Day 2: Golden Circle

Experience some of Iceland's greatest natural phenomena, starting with a drive to scenic Thingvellir National Park, where great rifts divide the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. This area provides the ideal landscape to put the vehicles through their paces. Continue along the mountain road to Laugarvatn, visiting the spectacular two-tiered waterfall, Gullfoss and the dramatic erupting geysers at Geysir in the Haukadalur valley. On the return to Reykjavik, you'll detour via Kerid - a striking 3000 year old, lake-filled crater - as well as Hveragerdi, the 'greenhouse' village where geothermal energy has been cleverly harnessed. You will also have the option to go snowmobiling on the Langjokull glacier (at additional cost, contact our expert team for a quote).

Day 3: South Shore

Travel along the south shore by superjeep, exploring its many scenic sights including beautiful waterfalls, bird cliffs and rugged beaches as well as uncovering its viking heritage. Drive in the vicinity of Eyjafjallajokull, where you can see the dramatic effects of the April 2010 eruption.

Day 4: Reykjanes Peninsula

Drive through Iceland's most volcanic peninsula with its lava fields, volcanoes, solfatares, bird cliffs and caves. End the day with a relaxing dip in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon (entry fee extra).

Day 5: return to UK

Transfer by bus to Keflavik Airport for your return flight home.

Notes

* The Northern Lights excursion is only an option in winter months only.

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