Welcome to Fljótshlíð


The surfaced section of the road ends soon after the farm and church at Hlíðarendi, once the home of Gunnar Hámundarson from Njál’s Saga. With an amphibious vehicle or large 4WD you can continue along road F261 towards Landmannalaugar and Tindfjöll – a hiker’s paradise. Though it seems tantalisingly close, Þórsmörk can only be reached via Rte F249.


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$440.18 Outdoor Activities

Hekla Adventure by Super Jeep

This tour begins at 10am from our base at Gljúfrabúi, Road 249, just 500m from Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. We also offer the option of being picked up from your hotel in postcodes 850 / 851 / 860 / 861. We will return you back to you hotel accommodation after a fantastic day of adventure.Our trip begins at Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcano. It was labeled “The gateway to Hell” after it's 1104 eruption. That reputation grew with its 1341 eruption. People reported seeing birds fly amidst the fire with some believing it to be swarming souls from hell. Even today some say Hekla has preserved its diabolic status, claiming it the spot where witches encounter the devil! We end our Super Jeep tour in Fljótshlíð, a beautiful farmland where the Njáls Saga took place. In Fljótshlíð you truly get a change to experience Iceland's authentic countryside. Tour Highlights can include: Hekla volcano Syðra Fjallabak  Laugavegur Markarfljótsgljúfur canyon  Álftavatn  Emstrur Einhyrningur Super Jeep Adventure What to bring: As we will be spending time in the unpredictable Icelandic weather, it is important to be prepared. We recommend warm outdoor clothing including: Waterproof jacket and trousers Warm head wear, for example, woolen hat/balaclava Gloves Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are requires Snacks or lunch

$202.91 Outdoor Activities

Super Jeep Safari- Half Day Tour

One of the great benefits of this tour is that the decision of where to go is in the hands of your expert super jeep guide. On the day of the tour he/she will consider the weather and road conditions, then make a decision as to where you’ll explore. No matter the day we promise you a memorable adventure!Here is an example of a possible route: We start by heading to our very own black sand beach called Landeyjafjara. From there we head to the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall and its little brother, Gljúfrabúi. Next up is the hidden waterfall inside the mysterious Nauthúsagil valley and the underground rivers at Merkurker crater. Not so far away is Gígjökull ice cap where the floods from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption were first noticed. Your guide will share with you stories from the eruption in 2010 and explain the drastic changes that took place. We will also discover the beautiful area of Fljótshlíð where Iceland’s most famous Saga took place, the Saga of Njáll. There we will stop by the 44 meters tall waterfall Gluggafoss which forms part of the bigger Merkjárfoss falls.Our modified super jeeps are capable of crossing unbridged rivers and handling the rough terrain the Icelandic highlands are known for. The super jeeps allow us to explore the magnificence and power of the dramatic landscapes that characterise our island.On this tour you will discover volcanoes, glaciers, stunning valleys, waterfalls and panoramic views. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a super jeep safari with an experienced and passionate local guide.DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Midgard Base Camp, Dufþaksbraut 14, Hvolsvöllur (see google map) or free pick-up at nearby hotels in the Hella / Hvolsvöllur area. DEPARTURE TIME 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM from the Midgard Base Camp. Swing by a little earlier for a nice cup of coffee! We can also pick you up at your accommodation in the area from 08:45- 9:15  or 1:45-2:15 (depending on your location). SEASON All-year  DURATION3 – 4 hours WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast!  INCLUDED:Professional guidance   Super jeep Pick-up & drop-off in Hvolsvöllur / Hella area Beautiful sights and scenery UP ON REQUESTFresh packed lunch from Midgard Base Camp Private tour

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