Points of Interest
- Geothermal Power Plant
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Gear up for a thrilling off-road adventure during this amazing half-day journey through some of southwestern Iceland's most striking terrain. To begin, board your "super truck," a powerful 4X4 vehicle that's the result of years of testing, creativity and innovation. Completely unique to Iceland, these uber-tough trucks employ the world's largest legally allowable road tires, up to two separate transmissions, three separate steering systems, a turbocharged engine and much more, all designed to effortlessly conquer Iceland's rugged sub-Arctic terrain. Driven by a trained professional, most often the truck's owner who knows the vehicle inside and out, the super truck offers safety, comfort and plenty of oomph during this exciting excursion.
As your guide narrates, enjoy a scenic trip from Reykjavik up the mountain Ulfarsfell, where you have a spectacular view over Reykjavik and the bay, then onwards to see spectacular terrain formed over thousands of years thanks to volcanic activity, ice, wind and other natural forces. Along the way, enjoy a stellar view of Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, a gorgeous sight with its expansive glassy surface reflecting the surrounding rocky tundra. Capture photos of this dramatic landmark.
Continue on to Iceland's second largest power plant, Nesjavellir, which is near active (geothermal activity) volcano Hengill. Using a nearby field of boreholes drilled in 1847 to evaluate the area's power-generating potential, this incredible geothermal operation developed the largest high-temperature field in Iceland. Open since 1990, Nesjavellir is one of the primary sources for hot water used to heat homes in Reykjavik. Snap photos from the power plant's viewing platform, which offers magnificent views of the structure, Hengill volcano and the surrounding area.
The off-road adventure zips along through lush green farmland, birch and bubbling rivers to reach Hveragerði, where refreshments are available for purchase and restrooms are within reach. Kick back for a few minutes and relax while soaking up the phenomenal scenery all around.
Back on the road, rally as the driver turns off the beaten path to navigate the Thousand Waters Trail, a luxuriant pathway that dances across dense mud banks, crackling streams and flowing rivers. Relish the wild ride, safe in the hands of your experienced driver, and the chance to experience Iceland's unique natural beauty at such close range. After this spirited journey, enjoy a picturesque ride back to the ship.
Special Notes:Views are weather permitting
This tour is not recommended for physically disabled passengers. Guests must be able to step into the vehicle (a very high step)
Guests will see Hengill volcano on the drive from Ulfarsfell to Nesjavellir and then they will be able to view Lake Thingvallavatn from the viewing platform at Nesjavellir.
We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary if necessary.
Child Price:12 & under reduced
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.
Depart from ship for a 4X4 "Supertruck" adventure past Lake Þingvallavatn, Hengill, Nesjavellir Power Plant, Thrastarlundur
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