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Explorer Highland - Adventure into Iceland's Interior

A trip for adventurous people, who want to see the most important sites of Iceland and also get a taste of the uninhabited Highlands.

Abenteuer Hochland Island


Driving through the Icelandic highlands is an adventure on nature's own terms: wild, indomitable, unpredictable. Narrow gravel roads, no bridges, limited modern comforts.


You will never find yourself lined up behind other cars, but you will have to ford the rivers or turn back. In winter the highland are beyond reach, and only accessible by 4WD during the summer.


So, if you have a 4WD that you only use for city driving, maybe it is time to put it through its paces in its right element. Drive off into the unknown and enjoy the surprises. Cook on a primus under the open skies.

We will provide the directions and good advice - and you your sound common sense.

All Iceland package prices are subject to change due to a possible increase in VAT in Iceland.

Price examples per person when 2 travel together incl. your own car:


7 nights in Iceland, from € 1,420

Valid 28.06-16.08.2016 (Route 3)


14 nights in Iceland, from € 2,160

Valid 28.06-09.08.2016 (Route 7)



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      Driving in Iceland [maincontentTabcontent]

      The Icelandic road system is extensive and easy to navigate. Highway no. 1, commonly known as the Ring Road, is the most travelled route around Iceland. It is open throughout the year, but weather conditions can cause temporary closures during winter. Most major highways are paved, but it may surprise travellers to learn that a large portion of the Icelandic road system is made up of gravel roads, particularly in the highlands.


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      The Highland routes on your motorcycle [maincontentTabcontent]

      It is possible to drive the highland routes such as Sprengisandur, Behind the Mountains and the track to Askja if you have a good 4x4 enduro motorcycle (not tour motorcycle) and if you are very careful. For tour motorcycles, we recommend staying on the main roads and not driving through the highland, with the possible exception of the Kjölur track.


      Here is some practical advice for highland driving

      It is important to have a waterproof and shock-proof luggage system, a good chain and new tires. Particularly in the interior, it is best to use tires with a coarse enduro profile. There are stories about people who finished off a set of tires in 1800 km, because the gravel is sharp and destructive. It is very useful to bring a tool to measure the air pressure in the tires, a repair kit for flat tires and an extra tank for fuel, particularly if you also cook on fuel.  Take care with packing: lids can easily be shaken off boxes, if they are not fixed well.


      All in all, if you to do some thorough work beforehand and bring a big and tough motorcycle, it can be a wonderful adventure.