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Jeep in Iceland

Deluxe 4x4 Jeep Adventures in Iceland

By: Jessica
Last Updated: 24/08/2020
Posted in: General, Iceland

Want to explore beyond the beaten path in Iceland? You'll need a good set of wheels...


F-roads are off limits to regular cars, so you need a tough jeep to get into the highlands. We recommend these tours, offering an exclusive experience with Icelandic nature:
  • Highland Explorer - Private 4x4 Tour: This 9-day deluxe super-jeep tour includes your own private driver/location expert, the finest accommodations available, a drive through the rugged highlands on the ancient Kjölur "outlaw route", a glacier lagoon boat tour, a whale watching tour, entrance to geothermal spas and an in-water massage at the Blue Lagoon. Plenty of optional activities available as well!

  • Iceland Full Circle Classic Winter - Private: This winter version has slight route differences to accommodate seasonal daylight and driving conditions and offers great chances for viewing the northern lights.

  • Land of the Midnight Sun - Private 4x4 Tour: This 5-day exclusive 4x4 safari also includes a private driver/guide to navigate the rough highland roads and unbridged glacial rivers to take you to remote wilderness areas like Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. A great opportunity to experience untouched nature and volcanic eruption sites!

No bridge? No problem with the right vehicle!
No bridge? No problem with the right vehicle! (Only suitable for experienced drivers)

Why travel with a private super-jeep driver?

Navigating the highland roads in Iceland can be very tricky—especially with unpredictable climate conditions, so we only recommend this for experienced drivers who are confident in handling large vehicles on very rough terrain. By "rough" we mean driving on surfaces that look like the moon and crossing rivers without bridges.

This video gives you some idea of driving in the highlands:

Thankfully our super-jeep tour operators have well-equipped, well-maintained vehicles, rigorous safety protocols and years of experience driving in Iceland's extreme conditions.

Of course, we also offer self-drive jeep tours, like our Iceland 4x4 Highland Adventure, allowing you to drive yourself to hidden hot springs, volcanic crater lakes and other unusual landscapes in the country's remote, uninhabited interior.

> See more 4x4 Adventure Tours, Self-Drive Tours or Luxury Tours in Iceland

> Learn more about when to visit, what to pack, etc. at our Iceland at a Glance Guide

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Post by: Jessica

When not writing about Northern European tourist attractions, Jessica Bowe is busy daydreaming about her next trip or scouring Instagram for travel inspiration. Originally from Wisconsin (USA), she's lived in Iceland since 2008 and has since become fully immersed in Eurovision mania and Scandinavian coffee culture.

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Getting there

We'd love to give you the same amazing travel experiences as you read about in our blog! To visit the destinations and attractions mentioned in this post - and to discover a few new highlights along the way - check out these recommended Nordic Visitor tours.