Golden Circle & Langjökull Glacier
On my first trip to Iceland, I had one hell of an adventure thanks to Superjeep. There are so many things to see and do in Iceland, that the first time you go it can be quite overwhelming on what to do and where to start your sightseeing. After my first visit, I highly recommend a guided tour. Of course, there are the typical guided bus tours that take you around to all the sights as well, but if you want a proper adventure I would recommend a private or semi-private tour.
Superjeep is an exceptional tour guide. They offer free pick up and drop off from your hotel and their tour guides are top notch. The driver was amazing and very friendly. He had excellent local knowledge and always gave us inside tips on Iceland. This was truly and experience I will never forget. They offer the best tours around and I personally think it is the best way to see Iceland. Like I said before, you can, of course, take a bus tour, but these guys will take you off the beaten track and most times we were the only people at the sights and locations. Our tour was completely private and it was just met and my family in this fully equipped Land Rover.
Our first stop was to the Thingvellir National Park where the Icelandic Parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. Here is where you will see how the earth is ever so slightly pulling apart along the tectonic plates. Next, we went to visit the geyser geothermal area in Haukadalur. Here you will be able to see geysers, hot springs, steam vents and of course the famous Strokkur geyser. It is one of the largest and most powerful geysers in Iceland and if you wait patiently you will see it erupt every 5 minutes or so.
The final stop of the Golden Circle tour takes you to the Gullfoss waterfall, which is by far the most dramatic waterfall that I have seen. It is both high as it is mighty. It falls beautifully into a deep gorge. Here is where we stopped for lunch as well before we got on the road again. On our way back to our hotel we did some off roading and had a change in temperature. Our tour guide took us up to the Langjökull glacier. It is known to be the second largest ice cap in Iceland. It was freezing and snowing, but I still managed to take a few photos and of course enjoy the vast terrain from our Superjeep.
It is also possible to go snowmobiling on the Langjökull glacier, but due to the weather, we decided not to. This comes at an extra cost and it looked like a lot of fun, I will definitely have to try it out next time. After the glacier, our tour guide drove us back to the hotel and we agreed on a time when he would pick us up to take us out the next day on our second tour.
South Coast, Katla GeoPark & Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls
Our second tour was the very next day. Our tour guide picked us up from our hotel once again and we got on the road right away. Unfortunately, the weather was horrible and it was extremely foggy and rainy. Our tour guide did start to take us on South Coast tour, but he slightly altered our route so we could see some sights and enjoy our trip where it wasn’t raining. Our detour took us through the Katla Geopark where I got up close and personal with a glacier and got to drink fresh glacier water right from the source.
After hiking up to the glacier we then got toe see the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. These falls are magnificent and you can walk behind the falls. We got completely drenched in the process but it was totally worth it. When you visit these waterfalls you will probably think you have seen them before because if you have watched Justin Bieber’s “I’ll Show You” music video then you have. These are the waterfalls that Bieber has made famous.
Overall the second day was so much more fun because our driver decided to take us on a detour and tailored our tour to what we wanted to do. These Superjeep tours start at $350/person, but it is totally worth every dollar. Like I mentioned before you get door to door service, a knowledgeable tour guide and of course you get to witness the unparalleled beauty that is Iceland.
I’m normally not an outdoors kinda girl if anything I’m the ultimately girly-girl, but spending the last few days exploring Iceland makes me want to get out of my comfort zone even more. I love saying I’ll do it for the Instagram picture, but this time I did it for the breathtaking views. Get up, get out, and travel more. Travel should be more than crossing attractions off a bucket list. IT should be an opportunity to see some truly magnificent parts of the world. Iceland is truly majestic! I loved taking in every moment of this gorgeous country.
I hope this blog post has encouraged you to take a trip to Iceland and try out these awesome tours. Stay tuned for more Iceland pictures and blog posts coming soon. If you enjoyed this blog post, I would love if you saved/heart it on Bloglovin’! If you want to get instant updates on my life make sure to follow me on Snapchat (@anikazzz) or check out my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.