Off the Beaten Track
Operated from Akureyri
Highlights and point of interest:
Vaglaskógur - Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall - Lake Mývatn - Nature - Geology - Scenery
Those who dare to venture off the beaten track often find obscure treasures which are hidden to those that follow the common route. Our 4×4 Super vehicles offer the opportunity to embark on such a journey.
Departing from Akureyri our Super truck takes us first to Goðafoss “Waterfall of the Gods” one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall, here we will take our time to enjoy the waterfall and learn a little of its interesting history.
We will continue on to the magical Lake Mývatn. Once there we will drive “off the beaten track” to reach the old crater Lúdent where we will enjoy the incredible view from its rim over the surrounding area, before enjoying a 2-course lunch at a local restaurant. At the Lake Mývatn area, we will explore selected attractions and photo stops.
As our journey continues we drive through a remote health and valley until we reach Bárðardalur Valley, where Skjálfandafljót River – a white glacial river originating from Vatnajökull glacier, (the largest ice cap in Iceland) runs down the valley. It runs across the highlands, carving out magnificent riverbeds on its way. Situated at the edge of the Highlands we find the breathtaking Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall, where whitewater cascades from a high cliff into a ravine lined with black basalt columns.
From the waterfall, we’ll drive down the valley and towards Akureyri, on the way, we will drive through a birch and flowered covered area named Vaglaskógur forest. Here we’ll take a brief photo stop and enjoy the sounds of birds singing and leaves rustling if wanted.
We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary if necessary. Views are subject to weather patterns.