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Active Iceland Rugged and raw nature

Dramatic icecaps, active volcanoes and steaming lava fields make up an ever-changing landscape which simply begs to be explored.

Active Iceland

Iceland is nature at its most rugged and raw. Dramatic icecaps, active volcanoes and steaming lava fields make up an ever-changing landscape which simply begs to be explored. Here are five ways to immerse yourself in Iceland on an unforgettable winter adventure.

    Northern Lights Hunt

    During the winter months, Iceland’s clear skies can light up with the wondrous glow of the Northern Lights. You need to get remote, away from any light pollution, to stand the best chance of catching this nocturnal light show, and our local guides know where to look. Head out into the crisp, cold night to witness the beautiful green and red lights as they dance upon dark midnight skies.


    Experience the thrill of driving across the Mýrdalsjökull glacier by snowmobile. As you glide through the wilderness, you’ll feel miles away from the everyday. All the gear you need is provided and they’re surprisingly easy to drive – just accelerate or brake! Don’t forget to take in the magnificent views over the black sandy beach and Eyjafjallajökull volcano as you fly past.

    Private Super Jeep Tour

    In Iceland, sometimes only an oversized all-terrain jeep will get you where you want to go. Surrounded by majestic glaciers and birch woods, the Thorsmork Valley is only accessible in one of these mountain vehicles. Hold on tight as your driver-guide takes you on an exhilarating off-road ride over rugged terrain and icy rivers to explore the valley’s extreme nature.

    Off-Grid Hotel

    Deplar Farm is a game-changer for Iceland, combining hyper-stylish interior design with outdoor adventure in one of the wildest and most spectacular corners of the continent. From skiing to salmon fishing, snowshoeing to snowmobiling, this is adventuring on a truly epic scale, safe in the knowledge that a standout spa, sublime restaurant and helpful team of staff await you at home.

    Located in the extremely remote Fljot Valley on the mountainous Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland, turf-topped Deplar Farm blends seamlessly into the natural landscape. Previously an 18th century sheep farm, the property is a celebration of its rugged past with just 13 rooms, named after Norse gods. Hygge flows throughout, create a cosy warmth that’s in juxtaposition to the raw landscape beyond: barren peaks and snow-dusted mountains, glacial rivers, lush green valleys and lakes that gleam like mirrors. In winter, the Fljót Valley is one of the best places in the country to catch a glimpse of the Northern Light – a sight so celestial it will take your breath away.

    Into The Glacier

    Don your crampons for an extraordinary opportunity to see Langjökull, Europe’s second largest glacier, from the inside. The world’s largest man-made ice tunnel stretches for over 500 metres underneath the glacier’s surface. As you go deeper inside, you’ll see the ice change colour from white to striking deep-blues and violets. Once you reach the centre, you’ll find a spacious natural ice cave alongside a hair-raising crevasse.

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