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Iceland 4X4 Driving Experience

Experiences

Fire, Ice and Four-Wheels in Iceland

Take part in an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, driving across the entirety of Iceland from south to north, in a cross-country challenge that carves through some of the most stunning volcanic scenery on Earth.

When to go
Feb-Aug
From price
$9,500 pp*
Ideal length
5 nights

The adventure begins the moment you land in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, where you will be met by your private driver and transferred to your stunning remote lodge. Here you will have the opportunity to settle in and relax before a driving brief from your off-roading expert guide. Your excursion will be led by one of the finest polar exploration guides, who has led an expedition to the South Pole in these models of vehicles. His knowledge of driving in tough environments is unrivalled.

After an introduction to your vehicle, you will start the crossing of Iceland. The first day will be a glorious climb into the mountains, past hot springs and through glacial rivers, stopping for lunch in a remote and stunning location. In the afternoon, you will climb higher still on the gravel track, reaching your base before sunset.

As one of the most remote and volcanically active destination on Earth, an Icelandic adventure would not be complete without exploring these natural phenomenons. Explore from above, hovering above volcanoes expelling plumes of smoke for a truly unique and thrilling experience. Or, for a more in-depth exploration, embark on a challenging hike across vast lava fields blanketed by emerald moss, to one of the more recently active volcanoes, gazing into the crater for epic sights.

The base for the next two nights is a rustic highland lodge, high in the mountains, which will be specially revamped for the occasion – think reindeer rugs and open fires and you’re on the right track. A renowned local chef will be flown in to ensure that the cuisine is as breath-taking as the surroundings.

Spectators on Day 51 of Volcanic Eruption, Iceland Black sand beaches Iceland
Gullfoss waterfall Iceland Four wheel driving in Iceland

The next day you will drive to a glacier to put your driving skills, and the trucks, to the test. You will also swap wheels for tracks as you hop onto snowmobiles. The fleet will head off across the snow, making for an ice cave.

On the third and last day of driving, you will set out to complete the four-wheel crossing of Iceland. The route will comprise of yet more testing conditions, through beautiful valleys and dramatic gorges in the shadow of dormant volcanoes.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 4 adults travelling for 5 nights excluding international flights.