Kerlingarfjöll Winter Expedition

3 days / 335.000 ISK
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3 days / 335.000 ISK
See available dates


3 days





Tailored for individuals who feel comfortable hiking on cold conditions while carrying a daypack. Daily hikes covering approximately 5km – 10km / 3mi – 6mi, demanding around 3-5 hours of hiking each day.




4-12 people

Nestled within Iceland’s central highlands, the remote mountain range of Kerlingarfjöll unveils an extraordinary paradise for the intrepid. Prepare to be captivated by a realm of mesmerizing contrasts, where steaming geothermal valleys intertwine with glacial rivers, perennial snow fields, and awe-inspiring panoramic vistas.

Traverse through untamed valleys adorned with vibrant hues, where the geothermal activity breathes life into the landscape. Feel the earth’s energy beneath your feet as you wander amidst this surreal realm, where fiery geothermal features coexist harmoniously with the eternal ice.


Immerse yourself in the timeless tales and mystical allure of this primal wilderness that has captivated imaginations for centuries.

Legend has it that within these rugged mountains, a towering pillar of volcanic rock reaches towards the sky, standing at an impressive 25 meters in height. This colossal monument is said to be the petrified form of a giantess who once roamed these very slopes. As the first rays of the rising sun bathed her in golden light, she was forever transformed into stone, eternally bound to the landscape she once roamed.

For 3 days we will explore these storied mountains covered on white-powder snow with superjeep & snowshoes, allowing us to be transported to a realm where myth and reality intertwine. Traverse the same paths as those who came before, feeling the weight of history and folklore in every step. Sense the presence of the giantess as you explore the untamed valleys and witness the geological remnants that bear witness to her fabled existence.

Kerlingarfjöll Winter Expedition
Kerlingarfjöll Winter Expedition

The legends woven into the fabric of Kerlingarfjöll carry the echoes of ancient wisdom.

Kerlingarfjöll Winter Expedition


Kerlingarfjoll winter
Day 1: Your adventure begins

We begin our journey in Reykjavík—Iceland’s capital and largest city. Your guides will meet you and the rest of the group at BSÍ, Reykjavík’s Central Bus Station with transportation to Gullfoss, where we will transition to a modified 4WD vehicle specifically designed for navigating the Icelandic Highlands during winter. Our adventure will kick off as we navigate through the rugged terrain, making our way towards Highland Base, where we will be staying for the next two nights, where we will have the opportunity to relish the enchanting surroundings and indulge in a dip in the geothermal lagoon.

Day 2: Full day exploration in Kerlingarfjöll

Following your breakfast, you will convene with your guide who will provide a comprehensive introduction to snowshoe usage. After a thorough explanation and safety demonstration, prepare yourself for an exhilarating day as you embark on a captivating journey towards the geothermal region of Hveradalir. Experience the thrill of exploring a winter paradise, where the clash of elements creates a breathtaking spectacle. It’s time to leave your footprints in the snow and create memories that will forever be etched in your heart.

Day 3: Return to Reykjavík

Once we have finished breakfast, we will rendezvous with our driver at the Highland Base hotel and commence our return journey towards civilization in the comfort of our superjeep. As we traverse the winter landscape, the majestic Kerlingarfjöll mountain range will gradually fade into the distant horizon.

Drop-off in Reykjavík.

*Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions or the interest of the group.

What you
should know


  • Local certified guide & experienced driver from Amarok Adventures.
  • 1 private 4×4 vehicle for transport the group from Reykjavík to Gullfoss on day 1 & back to Reykjavík on day 3.
  • 1 private 4×4 modified vehicle for travelling the Highlands.
  • Accommodation at Highland Base Hotel in twin rooms with breakfast included.
  • Entrance to the Highland Base Baths geothermal lagoon during the stay at Kerlingarfjöll.
  • Pick-up & drop-off in Reykjavík or Gullfoss.
  • Microspikes or snowshoes (depending on the trail conditions) and all the needed equipment for the activity.
  • Agency support 24/7.

Not included

  • International flights.
  • Lunches & dinners.
  • Personal hiking gear.
  • Trip insurance.
  • Everything not specified in “Included”.

Booking & Cancellation Conditions


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