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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.

  1. 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.

  2. Snowmobiling

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Snorkel Between Continents

    One of Iceland’s best-kept secrets, Silfra is a tectonic rift valley where you can snorkel or scuba dive some of the most crystalline waters on the planet. A drysuit will keep you warm as you plunge into the clearest water you’ve ever seen. As you float above the chasm, the continental plates which separate Europe and North America are so close you can almost touch them.

  5. 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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