Kerlingarfjöll Highlands Day Tour in a 4X4 from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland

From $484.36

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Iceland is renowned for its natural wonders but few travelers get chance to explore the wild landscapes of the north. Venture off-road into the remote Kerlingarfjöll Highlands on this full-day tour from Akureyri and admire the striking rhyolite mountains, explore the Hveravellir geothermal area, and take a dip in a natural hot spring. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day tour of the Kerlingarfjöll Highlands from Akureyri
  • Explore the Kjölur highlands and Hveravellir geothermal area in a 4x4
  • Take a dip in the naturally warm waters of the Hveravellir hot springs
  • Marvel at the spectacular landscapes of the Kerlingarfjöll Highland Resort
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to four people ensures a personalised experience

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch: restaurants available in Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hótel Kea by Keahotels
    Hafnarstræti 89, 600 Akureyri, Iceland

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pickup can take up to 15 minutes

What To Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your Akureyri hotel in time for an 8am departure. Traveling aboard a 4x4, set out to explore the remote highlands and discover the natural wonders of Northern Iceland.

Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Kerlingarfjöll Highlands, following the Kjolur route between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers, and stopping along the way to admire the views and take photos. Hop out to visit the geothermal area of Hveravellir and learn more about the region’s unique geology as you walk across the ancient lava fields, past smoking fumaroles and bubbling mud pools. At the Hveravellir hot springs, take time to bathe in the natural warm waters and relax as you gaze out over the Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull glacier.

Continue to the Kerlingarfjöll highland resort, where you can refuel with lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant and marvel at the highland vistas – a spectacular panorama of multi-colored rhyolite mountains, glacial passes, ravines, and snowdrifts.

After an unforgettable day in the highlands, return to Akureyri, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 8pm.


1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring along sturdy walking shoes, swimsuits and a towel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Star Travel Iceland

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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8 reviews
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Discover the Higlhlands
Pierrick_P, Aug 2022
Walking around Kerlingarfjoll site, fantastic geothermical area and bath in the natural warm pool of Hverzvellir.
Highlands experience
David_P, Jul 2021
This tour provides a great experience of the Highlands with an informative driver. The hot springs at Hveradalir are spectacular and we enjoyed a relaxing hour in the hot spring pool at Hvervellir
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you for taking the tour and your time for the review.
Hotpot instead of hotspot
Christian_L, Jul 2021
We loved to travel with the greatful Reynir to the unforgettable countryside of Kerlingarfjöll & Hveravellir
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for a great day and for taking your time to writing a very nice review. Best regards Reynir

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