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Follow Ancient Viking Trails

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, can you think of a better way to see it than in a 4x4 along the remote tracks forged by Vikings? This adventure takes in the “must see” sights as well as a wild adventure up the remote central highlands of the country. You will see parts of Iceland rarely seen by others—this is not the usual tourist route on the tar ring road around the island. During the adventure we stay in mountain huts, comfortable hotels, guest houses and hostals.

Self Drive Adventures and Great Divide Tours have joined forces to offer you an absolutely unforgettable experience. This unique adventure is not available through any other company worldwide, it is has been specifically designed and tried and tested with our Great Divide Tours guests on two groups in 2019. You will travel through some of the most remote and wild areas of Iceland led by a local Icelandic guide with over 25 years’ experience in 4x4 touring. The adventure is escorted by an Australian based tour guide from Great Divide Tours and organised by Self Drive Adventures. This is a simply amazing adventure.

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Self drive adventure impressions
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Road map

Highlights include:

  • Reykjavík: the world's most northerly capital

  • Þingvellir National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

  • Stunning waterfalls: including Seljalandsfoss, unique as you can walk behind it

  • Landmannalaugar: A highland region known for its colorful rhyolite mountains

  • Kjölur Trail: Crossing the interior of Iceland from north to south, through the Kjölur Highland Route. This route is known for its stark landscapes, hot springs, and historical sites. 

  • Askja Caldera: Located in the northeastern highlands, Askja is a massive caldera with a desolate lunar-like landscape. The trail to Askja takes you to the Víti crater and Öskjuvatn, a stunning blue lake.

  • Ásbyrgi Canyon: A horseshoe-shaped canyon located a bit farther northeast. Legend has it that Ásbyrgi is the hoofprint of Sleipnir, Odin's eight-legged horse.

  • And much more...




Accommodation as per the itinerary including: accommodation in hotels, guesthouses, hostals and remote huts sleeping in bunk style beds with sleeping bags and shared facilities, pick up and drop off at accommodation in Reykjavik for vehicle hire, radios in vehicles, guide car and local guide with assistant, into the Glacier Tour, Lava Tour, Great Divide Tours escorts, Toyota Prado with standard vehicle insurance (CDW, SCDW, TP, GP insurances, unlimited mileage, VAT, Sand and Ash damage), some meals (breakfasts daily, 11 picnic lunches, 4 dinners (includes welcome and farewell dinner and 2 dinners in huts).


Airfares, arrival/departure transfers, fuel (budget approx. USD750-1,000 per 4x4), meals or beverages other than stated in the above inclusions, optional tours and activities, travel insurance, visas (if required), vaccinations (if required), vehicle excess, local tips, any service not specifically listed under "included".


2 people per 4x4: USD14,990* per person

Single supplement: we can provide pricing for when single rooms available
3rd and 4th passengers: we can provide pricing if you have more than 2 people per 4x4

*Rate subject to exchange rate variance. Prices assume a minimum of 5 vehicles (plus support vehicles) and 10 people (plus support staff), maximum of 7vehicles (plus support vehicles).The above pricing is based on current 2023 rates. We would expect rates to increase in range of around 10%. 2024 pricing will be confirmed by approx. October 2023. Please see terms and conditions for all booking conditions.


All travel subject to COVID situation prevailing


17 Jul - 30 July 2024 - 1 car available

Have your own group?  We can tailor your trip.


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