Iceland in a nutshell with ice cave
DURATION 8-9HRS PICKUP TIME 9.00 - or up on request
“The Nutshell” is Mountain Taxi’s signature day trip special and a perennial favourite of our guests. A morning drive from Reykjavik in our Mountain Taxi Super jeep brings us to Kaldidalur or “Cold Valley”. On our right lies the western side of the massive, nearly 1.000 square kilometer large Langjökull glacier, resting on a torn and twisted volcanic base. Depending on time of year, weather and conditions, your expert driver may use his super jeep’s extreme abilities to climb the glacial slopes of Langjökull. An opportunity for cold, personal contact with nature’s icy element. Next we enter the glaciers Ice cave (Into the glacier) Then Hraunfossar waterfalls, dropping straight out of lava cliff faces into the glacial river Hvítá.
From nature to culture, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, home of Iceland’s legendary chieftain and writer Snorri Sturluson. Here, he wrote some of the greatest Sagas of the Icelanders, brilliant literature also preserving the culture and history of the Viking Age to our day. See Iceland’s oldest man-made structure, Snorri Sturlusons 13th century hot tub. Nearby is Deildartunguhver, the most productive hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a source of much of western Iceland’s heating needs. Our day wraps up in Reykjavik, taking in the scenic and historic Hvalfjörður fjord on the way.
Other Private Trips
Mountain Taxi has from the beginning stuck to high standards of Super-jeep building and modification. A Mountain Taxi Superjeep is a big, comfortable SUV or van, extensively rebuilt here in Iceland by 4×4 experts, for up to 46 inch tall monster tyres.
Aurora Hunt Private Tour
The feeling of staring skywards at the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can not be caught on film, brought indoors, nor adequately described.
Golden Circle & Glacier Private Tour
You see the one and only original Geysir and having Gullfoss waterfall in front of you is worth a day trip on its own. Þingvellir is a National Park, nature reserve, Unesco World Heritage site, and split by the Mid-Atlantic Rift. By using our super jeeps, we can also add the extraordinary Langjökull glacier to your list of impressions. We start the day in Þingvellir, where the Parliament of Iceland was founded in 930 AD.