Landmannalaugar and Hekla volcano
DURATION 8-9HRS PICKUP TIME 9.00 - or up on request
After boarding our Superjeeps in Reykjavik, we cross fertile South Iceland farmlands, opening up to grand views of Hekla volcano’s snow-covered top (elev. 1491m). Hekla’s next eruption is long overdue and expected at any time so you just might catch the show. Since Iceland’s human settlement in the ninth century, Hekla’s 20-30 eruptions have ranged from pretty little tourist attractions to explosive disasters. There’s no wonder Hekla has long been taken for the entrance to Hell for damned souls.
Conditions permitting, we may make it up onto the volcano’s eruptive ridge, ca 900m above sea level, where the air is crisp and the views incomparable. Pushing deeper into Iceland’s eruptive interior, we take in and touch scenery so unreal it is repeatedly used for other- world Hollywood A-films. When we arrive in Landmannalaugar we can hike, or dip in Iceland’s most famous natural hot pool, or both. When you havet been suitably geothermally cooked, it’s time to head north through “does-this-really- exist” looking surroundings with stop at Gjáin (Games of thrones site) before driving towards Reykjavík.
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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.
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