A 3-day tour crossing the second largest glacier in Iceland on an Arctic Truck. The tour includes driving on challenging mountain tracks and on the glacier Langjökull, visiting the Golden Circle and spending the night in a sleeping bag in the middle of nowhere. Arctic Trucks Experience offers guided Iceland tours in the amazing highlands where you do all the driving! Note that this tour is not for the faint of heart!
This tour is all about the extreme driving experience on the Arctic Trucks 38″ modified vehicles to the more remote areas of Iceland. If you are up for the adventure, you are at the right spot!
We start the day in Reykjavík and take the road west to Hvalfjörður bay, known for the whale industry and for when the British occupation forces stored their fleets there during World War II before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
From Hvalfjördur bay we take a gravel road over the mountains and then we head to Húsafell. On the way, we stop at the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before grabbing a light lunch at Húsafell.
We continue our exploration on the 38″ Arctic Trucks modified Hilux truck and head to the roots of Langjökull where the trucks will be put to test. Langjökull ice cap is the second biggest glacier in Europe with the size of 953sq/km. We drive almost up the glacier’s highest point and with clear skies you have the most amazing views over the western part of the island. We make a stop on our way to explore the clear blue Ice tunnel. Once we are inside the glacier you will experience things you have probably never seen: the ancient blue ice, bridge over a huge ice crevasse, ice chapel and amazing sights that will make your visit to Iceland an unforgettable adventure.
After leaving the Ice Tunnels we continue to test the Arctic Truck on the glacier and we will go almost all the way across the glacier with a stop at Þursaborgir mountains. In the evening we will stay over-night in the small, secluded mountain hut, Fjallkirkja or “Mountain Church”, surrounded by glacier. This mountain hut is unlike any other as it is among the most remote mountain huts in Iceland and only for the adventure-traveler to stay in. At the hut, you and the guide will work together in preparing a delicious BBQ dinner and you will have a cozy evening in the hut with candle lights before going to bed. Who knows, if you are lucky you might even see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky.
We will start the next snow-driving day by having breakfast in the hut. From Fjallkirkja we will finish our glacier crossing and continue our way North in the snow on the . We aren’t though anywhere near civilization as the day will end in another mountain hut called Hveravellir. This area has geothermal activity resulting in colourful surroundings and a natural hot tub right outside the hut, so you can have a comfortable evening after the BBQ dinner. We recommend taking a short walk around the area as it has many hot springs that each has its own characteristics.
On this last day of driving we will drive down the road Kjölur which is one of two roads that cross Iceland from the South to the North through the formidable highlands. It is a challenging road that goes in between two glaciers, Hofsjökull glacier and Langjökull glacier. We start the day by having breakfast in the hut before starting the Arctic Truck engine to continue our adventure. There are a few stops we can make on our way back to civilization. The first one is at the mountain resort in Kerlingarfjöll where it’s perfect to have lunch. Kerlingafjöll is a mountain cluster, rising 500 – 700 meters above surrounding central highlands plain. From there you will continue down the road Kjölur and if you are interested in visiting the Golden Circle: Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir we can definitely can make time for that. Another possible activity on the way down from Hveravellir is a snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier. We end this day in Reykjavík city where the guide drops you off at your accommodation.
Note: This tour runs from mid February – mid April depending on weather and snow conditions. Bookings upon request via e-mail to email@example.com
Pick up at 08:30 from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík.
Trip Duration: 3 days
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, your driver’s licence, good waterproof hiking-shoes, swim suit and a towel, your camera and some snacks.
Insurances: All drivers need to sign a car rental contract before the trip starts. Self-risk is 3000 EUR. Please read all the details of the contract before starting the trip.
Prices for private Glacier crossing in Iceland tour, Self-drive or Driver guided.
266,000 ISK per person, min 2 people on each tour.
For group bookings, please contact us for detailed quoting for your trip.
Add on Ice Tunnel entrance, 12,500 ISK per person
Optional Snowmobiling tour, 22,200 ISK per person for a double ride snowmobile and for a single ride the price is 28,700 ISK per person.
Includes: The Arctic Truck jeep and guide/ instructor. Sleeping bag accommodation in a mountain hut for 2 nights.
Meals: Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2, breakfast and lunch on day 3.
Fuel is not included in the price.
Extra Driver: Included
Unlimited kilometers: Included
Rope, shovel, tow eye, tire gauge: Included
Winch with remote control: 5.500 ISK
Winch anchor: 1.500 ISK
GPS: 4.000 ISK
Aluminum travelling box: 1.500 ISK
Cooler box: 1.500 ISK
Hi-lift jack: 1.500 ISK
Terms of Payment
A deposit of 20% of the tour price is required at the confirmation of a booking if not agreed differently. We recommend at this time all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance.
Full payment (less deposit) shall reach Arctic Trucks at least 4 weeks prior to arrival of guests. In case of further delay on payments, Arctic Trucks will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
For group bookings we requier full payment 6 weeks before arrival of the group.
10% of the price of your tour in non refundable.
If you cancel with more than seven days notice you will be refunded 90% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than seven days before your departure you will be refunded 70% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than two days notice (48 hours) no refund will be given.
Multi day trips:
10% of the price of your tour in non refundable.
If you cancel with more than four weeks notice you will be refunded 90% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than four weeks in advance and you will be refunded 50% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than seven days notice no refund will be given.
If you cancel a group booking on multi day tour- final name list needs to arrive 6 weeks before the trip starts. No refund after final name list has been received.