Spend the first part of the day exploring the classic “Golden Circle” route. Go for a stroll in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which marks the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Next up is the Haukadalur geothermal area, home of Geysir – the original “geyser” – and the more active Strokkur, which spouts water every few minutes. Finally, stop to witness the majestic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall.
Then the highland adventure begins! You’ll leave your rental vehicle behind and hop on a super jeep to be whisked off into the central highlands. Your destination is the Highland Base, located in the Ásgarður valley at the edge of the Kerlingafjöll mountains. Kerlingafjöll is a paradise that is picturesque in winter with its steaming geothermal valleys, glacial rivers, snow fields and sweeping panoramas.
Spend the evening at your leisure. You could visit the geothermal hot springs at your accommodation before enjoying a hearty dinner.*
Spend the night at the Highland Base.
*Please note that the Highland Base Baths are still under construction. They expect this will be ready for guests over winter 2023.
• Transfer to Kerlingarfjöll Highland Base
• Breakfast at your accommodation
• Dinner at your accommodation
Average driving distance: 103 km / 64 mi.
Average travel distance with guide: 81 km / 50 mi.