Are you ready for some late-night fun? We start with your driver and guide welcoming you on board our special Super Jeep. Pick-up can be arranged at your hotel or accommodations in Iceland at 13:00. If you have chosen the snowmobile option, departure is 11:00.
First up: Thingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient parliament. We’ll spend about 20 minutes walking through the park to experience the dramatic mid-Atlantic ridge where the 9000-year old lava field splits apart. This is a natural phenomenon demonstrating the continental drift between North America and EuroAsia. We’ll have the opportunity to view more lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn as we head east on the mountain road Lyngdalsheiði.
Approaching the home of the great Strokkur geyser in the geothermal area of Haukadalur, you’ll likely be able to see an eruption every 5 to 7 minutes. Spouting boiling hot water into the air at heights of approximately 25 to 30 meters, we’ll stop here to enjoy one of nature’s greatest shows while exploring the colourful hot springs.
Next, we’ll be enroute to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall: a two-tiered drop into the white Hvita river with its powerful glacial run-off waters. Then we’re northbound at the beginning of the Kjölur interior mountain road, famous for being the second longest route through the Highlands of Iceland. This road has been around since the early Icelandic settlements and is even mentioned in Icelandic sagas.
We’ve come to see the second largest glacier in the country, Langjökull. In the summer, we’ll drive onto the glacier; in the winter, snowmobile activities take place either on or next to the glacier, depending on conditions. The snowmobile option allows for an extra hour to explore (or longer, if requested).
You must be hungry by now! we will stop in the seaside town of Stokkseyri, on the south coast for dinner. A lobster feast or or something else if you dont like lobster.
Luckily, with the sun still on the horizon, we’re able to drive through the mountain plateau area of Hellisheiði on our way back to Reykjavik. You’ll see steam from natural vents, rising into the night sky all aglow from the midnight sun.