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Super jeep day tours – Vatnajökull glacier

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Super jeep day tours – Vatnajökull glacier

If you spend even a short amount of time up on an Icelandic glacier or on the rough roads of the Highlands region, chances are you’ll see a super jeep. But what are these vehicles, why are they so prevalent in Iceland and how can you benefit from one if you’re planning a day tour on Vatnajökull glacier? Let’s find out.

What are super jeeps?

Iceland’s super jeeps are a hit with visiting tourists as they put the fun into a Vatnajökull glacier adventure. Far from being an ordinary ride from the moment you clamber aboard, you’ll realise these specially modified vehicles are going to be something you remember long after you get home.

The term super jeep refers to a particular kind of four-wheel drive vehicle that can cope with very rough terrain. Compared to the kind of AWD you see on regular roads, they are significantly larger. Typically, they’ll be fitted with much bigger tyres, usually measuring between 38 and 46 inches. Crucially they also have augmented suspension systems and afford more ground clearance.

Super jeep - Vatnajokull Fjallsarlon lagoon

Why do you see so many super jeeps in Iceland?

Iceland is known for its extreme landscapes. Years ago, highlands of the country, such as much of the highland’s region would have been off-limits to motorised vehicles. People could use tracks and trails on foot or on horseback, but they wouldn’t have been able to drive. As technology improved, so the super jeep was born and this has revolutionised many aspects of Icelandic life, not least tourism provision.

The modifications enable these super jeeps to cope with off-roading just about anywhere and they also reduce the risk of damage to cars caused by hazards such as sharp rocks, huge potholes, or massively uneven surfaces such as those you’ll find on many ice sheets including Vatnajökull glacier. The great joy these all-terrain vehicles bring is the way that they can open access to areas for short summer and winter excursions. They can tackle all kinds of landscapes, from areas under heavy snowfall to lava fields and even river crossings.

How can you benefit from one if you’re planning a day tour around Vatnajökull glacier?

Super jeeps bring the remote within reach. Without them, vast areas of the highland and the mighty ice sheets would be off-limits. Yet even if you have just a morning to spare, you’d be able to book an excursion from Fjallsárlón in a super jeep. Imagine the experience of traversing off road and bumping alongside breathtaking scenery without a care in the world. No more stressing about whether your rental car might get stuck as you attempt to reach somewhere off the beaten path. No worrying if you’ll be able to cope with the exertion needed for a lengthy hike that could push your body to its physical limits.

• As part of our Ultimate Glacier Adventure Trio activity

If you’re keen to enjoy the area around Fjallsárlón as much as possible, then this trio of activities offers a more complete package. Guests enjoy a scenic boat ride across the lagoon, followed by the opportunity to hike on Fjallsjökull glacier. We use super jeeps to bring you back to base and this 15-to-20-minute ride provides a thrilling conclusion to the excursion.

Glacier Hike vatnajokull - Fjallsarlon
Vatnajokull Premium Ice Cave Tour Fjallsarlon

Fjallsárlón Tours

Fjallsárlón is the ideal place to book a super jeep adventure as it’s located so close to Vatnajökull glacier. There are a couple of great options to choose from if you’re planning to ride with us:

In winter, a super jeep can take you up to Europe’s largest glacier so that you can step inside a magical natural blue ice cave. As these natural landforms change with the seasons, the exact route of the super jeep ride will vary according to the location of the ice cave that season. Nevertheless, no matter which track you follow, it’s an exhilarating way to embark on your ice cave adventure.

Which tour will you choose?

At Fjallsarlon we offer free parking so come and talk to us if you need advice on which tour is the perfect tour for you. We offer a variety of tours during summer here below you will find information about all the services we offer here at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Boat Tours.




3-4 hours

29.900 ISK

May - Nov

Your multi adventure starts with a calm boat ride on Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon. Following the boat ride, you’ll land at the foot of Fjallsjokull glacier, a place we have secluded access to. After the glacier hike, you will walk to a super jeep for a fun 15-20 min. return drive.


75-90 min

10.100 ISK

Apr - Nov

Sail with us in a Zodiac boat, amongst floating icebergs on the majestic Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon. This adventure tour will allow you to connect with the Icelandic nature in a way you have never experienced before. Come, have fun and cruise with us!



155.000 ISK

May - Oct

Immerse yourself in the spectacular Icelandic wilderness and spend a memorable night on the lagoon. The magnificent view over the glacier lagoon towards Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe is sure to impress even the most experienced traveler!


75-90 min

101.000 ISK

Apr - Nov

On this private tour you can decide along with your captain how your cruise evolves. Cruise among icebergs and sail beside the glacier wall in your own style! This tour is popular with couples, friends & families who want to share an adventure in a private and personal way.


2 hours

255.000 ISK

Apr - Oct

Cruise to a secret island located close to the edge of the glacier in the lagoon. Set foot on land that only few have entered! Sip champagne and take in the magnificent view towards Vatnajokull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Create memories that will last a lifetime.


3,5-4,5 hours

24.500 ISK

Nov – Mar

Explore the Icelandic wilderness on our way to a blue ice cave located in Breidarmerkurjokull glacier outlet.
Ice caves are a natural wonder that every adventurer should behold.



3-4 hours

21.900 ISK

Encounter the extraordinary by joining our exclusive glacier hike! This trip is tailored for those who seek adventure, are physically fit, and have a deep desire to explore the untouched, rugged attraction of Fjallsjökull glacier.

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