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- Available jan, feb, mar, apr, nov, dec
- Duration 3 days / 2 nights
- Location Hveravellir
- Number of participants Min. 2, max. 10
What you'll experience.
This 3-day Hveravellir winter adventure tour takes you to one of Iceland’s most beautiful geothermal areas, Hveravellir nature reserve. Hveravellir may be one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets with a naturally heated pool and vary picturesque surroundings. It also has an on-site restaurant featuring local Icelandic cuisine that you can enjoy at your leisure. Sitting between the glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull, Hveravellir is known as the Oasis of the Highlands. It is one of the last remaining untouched wilderness areas in Europe.
As a geothermal hotspot, the area is dotted with bubbling water holes and smoking fumaroles. The area features several hiking trails through the geothermal area. They lead to an 8,000-year-old lava field and a cave that was one’s home to the infamous outlaw Fjalla-Eyvindur in the 1700’s.
Whether you relax in Iceland’s best-kept secret—the naturally heated pool at Hveravellir nature reserve, traverse rivers, glaciers and volcanoes through the rugged highlands in a powerful Super Jeep, or gaze at the Northern Lights far away from any light pollution, there is no shortage of interesting landmarks to explore on foot during this multi-day winter adventure tour.
* Be sure to pack warm clothes and suitable outerwear, sturdy hiking boots and a swimsuit.
* Sheets and towels are provided at the cabin
Included in final tour price.
- Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
- Roundtrip transportation in a Super Jeep
- Professional tour guide and driver
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner at cabin in Hveravellir
- Sleeping accommodations
- Relaxing natural hot pool
- Snowshoeing and other activities
What to bring.
- Warm clothing
- Suitable outerwear
- Sturdy hiking boots
- Hveravellir geothermal area
- Geysir geothermal area
- Gullfoss waterfall
- The Northern Lights
- Þingvellir national park
Your Winter Adventure to the highlands begins when you embark on the Gray Line Super Jeep in Reykjavík. Modified for Iceland’s off-road tracks and rugged terrain, a Super Jeep is the most thrilling way to journey across the land of fire and ice. Driving through the Golden Circle first, we stop at the historical Thingvellir National Park, the explosive Geysir geothermal area, and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall—some of Iceland’s most treasured landmarks. As we head for the highlands and drive on through the rugged terrain with our mighty Super Jeep, glaciers and ancient volcanoes will surround us in the otherworldly landscape of the highlands. Once arrived at the oasis in the highlands, a warm cabin and even warmer natural pool await you.
The weather in the highlands can be unpredictable but no matter the elements, there are several options for activities at Hveravellir. You are free to explore the beauty of the area throughout the days: enjoy some downtime in the natural pool; go on a snowshoeing hike and check out the cave of the outlaws; hang out in the cabin cosied up with your favourite book and a cup of hot chocolate; or just take in the natural energy coursing through the earth in this magical place. Should the weather be clear enough for the Northern Lights to appear at night, you are welcome to enjoy the unique experience of admiring them from the natural pool or during a night hike. However, as they are a naturally occurring phenomenon, they are not guaranteed.
After the breakfast buffet on the last day, there will be a chance to take one final dip in the pool before making our way back to Reykjavík. Travelling once again in the Super Jeep through the vast mountains, glaciers and volcanoes, you will arrive back in Reykjavík by dinner-time rested and relaxed after a few glorious days in the Icelandic highlands, with memories that will last a lifetime.
This tour is operated by Gray Line Iceland. Gray Line Iceland is certified by Vakinn, the official quality and environmental system within the Icelandic tourism sector. It has been awarded the Gold Label which is the highest grading within Vakinn Environmental Grading.