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Þórsmörk - Icelandic Highlands


Feel the rush of venturing into true Icelandic wilderness on a 4x4 tour in Iceland. You could combine stops at unmissable natural attractions with an adventure off the beaten path in the untamed highlands. Your accommodation, 4x4 vehicle, breakfast and 24/7 support come as part of the package.

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About Your Iceland Highlands Tour

Get ready to meet Iceland’s wild side. With a specially modified 4x4 vehicle, you can reach the hot springs, volcanic craters, glaciers, and lava fields that are off limits to regular cars. Plus, you’ll have the expertise and support of our local travel experts who will design your 4x4 tour in Iceland.

When you book your Iceland jeep tour with Nordic Visitor, you get:

• An authentic travel experience planned by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated travel consultant to arrange your tour
• A detailed online personal itinerary with all bookings
Hand-picked accommodation for a comfortable stay
• A 4x4 super jeep (4-wheel drive) with specialised modifications
24/7 phone support for peace of mind

Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your 4x4 trip. Simply follow these steps:

1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip

Why choose Nordic Visitor

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Secure your trip your way with Nordic Visitor. Book a tour with as little as 10% deposit. With a 20% deposit or more, you will receive our Cancellation Protection free of charge. You can also pay the full price right away to guarantee today’s exchange rate. Terms & conditions apply.

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Trusted local travel experts

Nordic Visitor has been creating unforgettable travel experiences for our customers since our founding in Reykjavík in 2002. Our local travel experts have insider knowledge of all the best places to visit, including hidden gems in the highlands of Iceland. They’ll make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.

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You are in good hands

It’s good to know that you have local support when you’re in Iceland. With access to our 24/7 helpline, you can call our team at any time of day if you need us. Plus, in the case of any unforeseen event, your travel consultant will handle any itinerary adjustments for you while keeping you safe and informed.

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Great reviews

Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

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Customisable tour options

Have an Iceland expert tailor your tour for you. Tell your dedicated travel consultant about your personal preferences and they will customise your 4x4 itinerary with activities and stops that you’ll love. For the most flexible travel packages, choose from our self-drive trips and privately guided tours.

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Full financial protection

With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your tour arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

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Handpicked hotels

Sleep soundly on your highland tour of Iceland with stays at the best accommodation in the region. We handpick every hotel and guesthouse included in your itinerary, ensuring that each one is conveniently located near your route. You’ll only stay in accommodation that has been highly rated by our customers.


Here’s what our lovely customers thought about their 4x4 experience with Nordic Visitor.


RichardUnited States

We really enjoyed getting off the main road and away from the crowd. Our teenagers got a really great first... read more

We really enjoyed getting off the main road and away from the crowd. Our teenagers got a really great first international trip experience.


DonnaUnited States

The trip was very well planned out with suggestions of what to look for on our drive. Accommodation were very nice.... read more

The trip was very well planned out with suggestions of what to look for on our drive. Accommodation were very nice. The staff with all the companies that we came into contact from transfers, rental car to hotels were friendly, welcoming and answered questions without making us feel like a burden. Thank you so much for the great planning. The Highlands did not disappoint.

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Your 4x4 Tour Highlights

Whether you or an experienced guide take the wheel, you’re in for a real adventure when you go on a 4x4 tour in Iceland. On your intrepid highland journey, you could...

  • Go hiking in Landmannalaugar, home to hot springs and colourful rhyolite mountains
  • Explore the active volcano, Askja, surrounded by green crater lakes and lava fields
  • Take in the icebergs, glacial rivers and ice tunnels of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Drive through rivers in Þórsmörk, a beautiful valley shaped by glaciers and volcanoes
  • Tour the Golden Circle to see unmissable attractions like Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall
  • Marvel at the fumaroles and hot springs in Hveravellir, a secluded highland wilderness
  • Discover the lava pillars and vents around the vast Lake Mývatn near Krafla volcano
  • Soak up natural wonders like Seljalandsfoss waterfall while exploring Iceland’s south coast
  • Look for the northern lights in the remote highland region around Eyjafjallajökull volcano


Learn more about 4x4 highland packages in Iceland with these answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you’d like to speak directly with one of our local travel experts about taking an Iceland jeep tour, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Alternatively, find out how to make a booking, have a look at our FAQs, or learn about our flexible Book With Confidence travel plan.

You’ll need to travel in a 4x4 in Iceland if you plan to visit the central highlands. This is because most of the area is accessed via F-roads which are unsuitable for cars without 4-wheel drive (4WD or AWD). We also highly recommend that you rent a 4x4 super jeep for a self-drive tour of Iceland in winter.

F-roads are tracks with rough terrain in Iceland. These highland roads are challenging to navigate unless you’re on a super jeep tour, particularly as it’s not uncommon to encounter river crossings. What’s more, legally you can only drive on Iceland’s F-roads in 4x4 vehicles.

The highlands of Iceland is a region of immense natural beauty and power. You’ll find it in the very heart of the island, covering an area of roughly 40,000 square kilometres (15,445 square miles). Come here and you’ll discover a wild place awash with mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and geothermal areas.

Explore the highlands and you could reach remote places that few visitors to Iceland get to see. Tackle hiking trails that wind their way through lava fields, and peer over volcanic crater lakes. Watch steam rising from vents in the earth, and marvel at river canyons forged from glacial meltwaters.

Learn more about this region, including the best places to visit, with this complete guide to Iceland’s highlands.

Driving is a rewarding way to travel around Iceland. You can discover the country at a pace that suits you, making stops at the places that catch your interest. There are some things you should know though before you take a self-drive tour of Iceland.

For example, it’s important to remember that Iceland’s climate is changeable and occasionally this can affect driving routes. But if any adverse weather conditions occur during your tour, your travel consultant will handle any necessary itinerary adjustments. They’ll keep you safe and informed throughout.

In the highlands you should prepare for driving over mountain roads. You may need to cross rivers and you should expect some bumpy terrain. But with a 4x4 rental in Iceland, you’ll be equipped to take on the highland roads and explore extraordinary, off-the-beaten-path landscapes.

Bear in mind that off-road driving is not allowed in Iceland.

At Nordic Visitor we do everything to make your self-drive tour as smooth as possible. Your car rental comes with an additional driver as standard, so you can share the driving and take turns to enjoy the views as passengers. You’ll also have free in-car Wi-Fi.

Plus, you’ll receive a personal map of your driving route, hand-marked by your dedicated travel consultant. And you can relax knowing you have our support 24/7 during your trip, with access to our helpline in case you need assistance.

Find out more about driving in Iceland to familiarise yourself with local rules before you travel. You can also learn about winter driving in Iceland. However, do bear in mind that you cannot reach the central highlands at this time of year as the roads are closed.

The best way to travel around Iceland’s highlands is up to you. You can either go on a self-guided trip, or have an expert local guide take you there.

Opt for an Iceland highlands self-drive tour to take the wheel of a super jeep. You’d get to enjoy an epic Iceland road trip in a 4x4 vehicle that’s fully equipped to handle the mountain roads. The SUV’s specialised modifications ensure that your adrenaline rush is balanced by safety and comfort.

If you’d rather not drive, there’s no need to. Instead, choose from privately guided packages and multi-day tours of the highlands. A professional guide who knows the region inside out will handle all the driving and navigation. This way, you’ll also get to learn all about the highlands from a local expert.

Read these travel tips for exploring Iceland on our blog.

You can only visit Iceland’s highlands, for the most part, during the summer season. This is because the weather is milder at this time of year, compared to the winter, so the remote mountain roads tend to be open.

That said, you can still reach certain parts of the highlands in winter, so long as they are accessible. For example, you could take a 4x4 tour of Þórsmörk, near the south coast of Iceland. This nature reserve is the perfect place to hunt for the northern lights as part of a highland winter adventure tour.

Find out the best times and places to see the northern lights in Iceland on our blog.

For an off-the-beaten-track adventure in Iceland, you should absolutely think about visiting the highlands. You’ll love this region if the idea of exploring otherworldly scenery in a remote place appeals to you.

The highlands are one of the best off-the-beaten-path places in Iceland. Travelling here allows you to experience untouched landscapes and hidden gems.

Yes, you can select your preferred arrival date. Simply choose a travel package online and find a date that suits you.

Most of our 4x4 trips depart daily, but if you pick a multi-day tour you may find that there are fixed start dates. This is because you’d be travelling on a small group excursion to the highlands.

If you’ve already got a tour but now need to change your dates, contact your travel consultant as soon as possible to rearrange your trip.

Should you wish to add any attractions, activities or extra nights to your Iceland jeep tour, just ask your dedicated travel consultant. They’ll tailor your itinerary to ensure it’s perfect for you, making suggestions that suit your personal tastes. You might be particularly interested in hiking, for example.

For the most customisable itineraries, choose from our self-drive tours or privately guided vacation packages. These are fully flexible so the whole itinerary can be tailored to you.

We suggest that you book your flights once your Nordic Visitor tour has been confirmed. You can always search for flights beforehand, so you know what’s available. But only purchase any flights after your travel consultant has secured your Iceland tour package.

By doing this your dedicated travel consultant will be able to introduce themselves to you and send you all of your booking details. As such, you can make a more informed choice when reserving flights in and out of Iceland. If you have any questions you can always contact us for advice.

Make sure you’re prepared for your trip to Iceland by packing gear for all seasons. Iceland’s climate tends to be changeable, so you’ll want to be ready for anything. Even if you visit Iceland in summer, the weather can turn at any time to wind, rain, or sunshine.

Here’s our recommended packing list for Iceland:

  • Fleece jacket or lightweight wool sweater
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof trousers
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Warm hat, scarf and gloves
  • Thermal underwear and warm socks
  • Cap or sun hat
  • Swimwear and sandals
  • Backpack

Don’t forget to bring SPF lotion and sunglasses with you for the summer months. An eye mask will also come in handy to help you sleep at night when it’s bright outside.

Contact us

Our local travel experts will be delighted to make your ideal Iceland tour a reality. Get in touch and they will plan your 4x4 highland adventure for you.


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+354 578 20 80


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