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
From Price
£12,000 PP*
Ideal Length
5 Nights

Experience Highlights

  • Drive north to south across Iceland
  • Fly over an active volcano
  • Take a spin on a glacier
  • Drive a snowmobile to explore an ice cave

Off-road and remote lodge

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.

Now it’s time to begin your epic crossing of this frozen land of Norse sagas and fuming volcanoes. For the first leg it’s a drive into the mountains, past steaming pools, and splashing through ice-blue rivers, before a lunch stop encircled by stunning views and little else. Afterwards, you’ll gain more elevation and even more far-reaching views until you arrive at your luxury stay for the night.

Fly over a volcano & snowmobile

As one of the most remote and volcanically active destinations on Earth, an Icelandic adventure would not be complete without exploring these natural phenomena. Explore from above, hovering over 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, up 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.

The next day, 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.

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