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Kerlingarfjöll Highlands Day Tour in a 4X4 from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Iceland is renowned for its natural wonders but few travelers get chance to explore the wild landscapes of the north. Venture off-road into the remote Kerlingarfjöll Highlands on this full-day tour from Akureyri and admire the striking rhyolite mountains, explore the Hveravellir geothermal area, and take a dip in a natural hot spring. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day tour of the Kerlingarfjöll Highlands from Akureyri
  • Explore the Kjölur highlands and Hveravellir geothermal area in a 4x4
  • Take a dip in the naturally warm waters of the Hveravellir hot springs
  • Marvel at the spectacular landscapes of the Kerlingarfjöll Highland Resort
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to four people ensures a personalised experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Lunch: restaurants available in Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll

Departure Point

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins with pickup from your Akureyri hotel in time for an 8am departure. Traveling aboard a 4x4, set out to explore the remote highlands and discover the natural wonders of Northern Iceland.

Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Kerlingarfjöll Highlands, following the Kjolur route between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers, and stopping along the way to admire the views and take photos. Hop out to visit the geothermal area of Hveravellir and learn more about the region’s unique geology as you walk across the ancient lava fields, past smoking fumaroles and bubbling mud pools. At the Hveravellir hot springs, take time to bathe in the natural warm waters and relax as you gaze out over the Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull glacier.

Continue to the Kerlingarfjöll highland resort, where you can refuel with lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant and marvel at the highland vistas – a spectacular panorama of multi-colored rhyolite mountains, glacial passes, ravines, and snowdrifts.

After an unforgettable day in the highlands, return to Akureyri, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 8pm.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring along sturdy walking shoes, swimsuits and a towel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Star Travel Iceland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Kerlingarfjöll Highlands Day Tour in a 4X4 from Akureyri?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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