Extreme 4x4 adventure explore without limits , Day trip

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1 days & 10 nights

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USD 0.00 Twin/USD 0.00 Single

Tour Description


Destinations: Arctic - Antarctic - Iceland - Greenland - Desserts tour.  Only a few people have had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a powerful 4x4 in one of the world’s most unique places. Arctic Trucks has now made it possible to experience the remote areas of Iceland in guided self-drive tours, driving cars like those used in the well-known BBC television show Top Gear, in their journey to the Magnetic North Pole.

Arctic Trucks Experience offers various tours, depending on the time of year you will be visiting Iceland, how many days you want to travel and how challenging you want the trip to be. We have so much more to offer than our trip selection online.
Arctic Trucks works with tour operators and hotels all over the island so we can take care of the whole package from the minute you land in Iceland until you leave back to home.

Snowmobiling – Buggy – ATV´s – Glacier hiking – Helicopters – Lava Caving – Diving/Snorkeling – Sea Angling – Ice Caving – Hiking – Natural hot tubs – Skiing – Whale watching – Ice climbing.


Since 1997 Arctic Trucks has re-engineered and rebuilt vehicles for over 30 large expeditions.  Arctic Trucks has also planned and provided expedition teams of experts to carry out most of these expeditions.
Arctic Trucks is a logistic service provider that has been operating continually in Antarctica since 2008. The Arctic Trucks vehicles have already made big impact on transportation on the continent with up to 10 times fuel savings on traditional belt vehicles.  This has pioneered faster and more efficient ways to travel on the Antarctica Plateau, giving every explorer access to this wonderful and thrilling continent.

You will fly from Punta Arenas, Chile, and land on a runway made of solid ice. After a short rest at Union Glacier, Antarctica, a ski aeroplane will take the adventurers to the Amundsen coast, refuelling at Thiels Corner, where the Arctic Trucks driving team will be waiting at base camp—the starting point of the expedition..

 Expeditions are of great importance to Arctic Trucks, enabling us to increase our level of knowledge and the overall quality of our modification work.


  • Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest place on earth.
  • Antarctica has no native population of permanent residents, but there are a number of researchers and explorers who stay for extended periods.
  • The South Pole has a desert climate, almost never receiving any precipitation. Air humidity is near zero. However, high winds can cause the blowing of snowfall and the accumulation of snow amounts to about 20 cm per year.
  • It almost never gets above 0° C in Antarctica and the highest recorded temperature at the South Pole is -13.8° C.
  • The world's lowest temperature of -89° C was recorded at the Russia Vostok Station in Antarctica.
  • The continental ice sheet of Antarctica contains about 11 million kilometres on ice, 90% of the world's total.
  • Only 2% of Antarctica’s land is not covered in ice.

Let us know your wishes and the Arctic Trucks team will set up the experience of a lifetime.
SEND us your request and you will hear back from us within 24 hours.

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Day trips : Eyjafjallajökull & Þórsmörk

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These day trips are available from April till December 

Hilux truck model maximum 3 passengers 

Land Cruiser model maximum 4 passengers 

All verhicles are prepared for extreme adventure


With you behind the wheel of the Arctic Truck we take the main road east through the mountains of Helliðsheidi plateau and drive along the south coast passing small Icelandic farms all the way to the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The first stop is at the popular sight Seljalandsfoss waterfall where the brave ones can take a walk behind the waterfall as it falls from the very high cliffs.

From the waterfall, we take a gravel road and drive between two glaciers on the rutted tracks and crossing a few unbridged glacier rivers before we arrive at Þórsmörk valley at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano. It is impossible to reach the valley on a regular vehicle, the guide teaches you how to cross the rivers on the super jeep and why we need to deflate the tires of the truck on the way.
In Þórsmörk valley we make stops at Gígjökull outlet glacier and Stakkholtsgjá canyon to explore its hidden waterfall.

Optional hiking tours in the valley or more driving on the rough tracks, all depending on your wishes!

This tour offers self-drive adventure, waterfalls, rivers, rutted tracks, famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcanoes… what more can you ask for in one day?

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Details and Insurances

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Pick up at 08:30 from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík.

Trip Duration: around 10 hours.

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, your driver license, good shoes, snacks for the day and your camera.

Meals: No meals are included on this tour but it is possible to buy lunch on the way.


Insurances: All drivers need to sign a car rental contract before the trip starts. Self-risk is 3000 EUR. Please read all the details of the contract before starting the trip.



Insurances and rental agreement

Obligations of the Lessee

1) The lessee agrees to the provisions of this lease and has received a copy of it.

2) The lessee will return the automobile:

  • a) And all accessories (including tires and tools) in the condition they were when received, with the exception of normal wear due to use.
  • b) On the date specified in this lease, unless otherwise agreed upon later.
  • c) To the lessor’s premises, unless otherwise specified.

3) If the lessee does not return the automobile at the time agreed upon in this lease, or does not declare his intention to extend the lease, the lessor or the police is authorized to repossess the vehicle without further notice and at the lessee’s expence. Extending the lease is dependent upon the consent of the lessor. If the lessee returns the vehicle 1 hour or later after the lease has expired, the lessor is authorized to demand up to 24-hours rental under the terms of this lease.

4) The vehicle shall be handled and driven carefully. Only those named as drivers on the first page of this agreement are authorized to drive the automobile. The lessee is liable for damages resulting from the use of the automobile for which no compensation will be paid by the vehicle’s insurance company. This includes damage to the automobile and/or injury to passengers due to the following:

  • a) Off-road driving.
  • b) Driving across rivers or any kind of water course.
  • c) Intentional acts or gross negligence.
  • d) Use of intoxicants by the driver.
  • e) Vehicle use that contravenes Icelandic law and/or the provisions of this lease.

5) In the event of a collision or accident, the lessee shall immediately notify the appropriate police authorities as well as the lessor of the incident, and the lessee may not leave the scene before the police has arrived.

6) The number of kilometers (km) that the vehicle will be driven while this lease is in force is determined by reading a normal odometer supplied with the vehicle by the manufacturer. The lessee shall notify the lessor as soon as possible if the odometer is out of order or stops functioning during the term of the lease.

7) The lessor is not responsible for the disappearance of or damages to property that the lessee or any other party leaves in or transports with the vehicle.

8) The lessee agrees to pay the lessor, upon request:

  • a) A deposit amounting to the estimated cost of hiring the car.
  • b) Any and all expenses incurred by the lessor if he has to bring the vehicle back to his premises, in the event that it has been left somewhere without supervision, regardless of the condition of the vehicle, the roads or the weather.

9) The lessee is not authorized to have repairs done or make changes to the vehicle or its accessories, or to put the vehicle up as any kind of security, without the prior consent of the lessor.

10) The lessee is liable for all parking meter charges and fines for breaking traffic laws.

11) The lessee is not authorized to use the vehicle for transporting passengers for payment, loan it to others, or sublease it.


Obligations of the Lessor

12) The lessor will supply the vehicle at the agreed time and make sure it meets all the demands.

13) If the vehicle malfunctions, the lessor shall supply the lessee with a comparable vehicle as soon as possible. If the damages are minor, the lessor is authorized to have repairs done on the vehicle after obtaining the lessee’s consent.

14) The lessor shall inform the lessee of the content of this agreement, particularly as to the regards of the obligations that the lessee undertakes by signing it.

15) The lessor shall inform a foreign lessee about Icelandic traffic regulations, traffic signs, and regulations banning off-road driving. The lessor shall particularly point out the danger stemming from animals on the roads.

16) If the lessor wants to limit the use of the vehicle in regard to its equipment and/or road conditions, this shall be done in writing before this lease is signed.

17) The lessor will maintain valid liability insurance for his business operations.


18) The lease sum/rental fee includes mandatory vehicle insurance, that includes liability insurance and accident insurance for the driver and the owner.

19) Third-party liability insurance consists of the amount stipulated by Icelandic law at any given time.

20) The lessee can purchase separate accident (All-risks) insurance. This policy will specify the amount deductible in each instance of loss.

21) This accident/all-risks insurance does not cover:

  • a) intentional damages or damages due to gross negligence on the part of the driver.
  • b) damages resulting from the driver being under the influence of alcohol, stimulants or sedatives, or in any other way incapable of driving the vehicle in a safe manner.
  • c) Damages due to race or test driving.
  • d) Damages due to war, revolution, civil unrest, riots.
  • e) Damages done by animals.
  • f) Holes burned into seats, carpets, or mats.
  • g) Damages affecting only wheels, tires, suspension, batteries, glass (other than windows), radios, or loss by theft of parts of the vehicle and damages resulting from this.
  • h) Damages caused by driving on rough roads to the vehicle’s transmission, drive, other parts that are in or attached to the chassis; damages to the chassis resulting from the vehicle scraping bottom on rough roads as a result of ridges being left by road graders; stones lodged in the road surface or on the shoulder of the road. The same applies to damages occurring when stones are thrown up, striking the underside of the vehicle during driving.
  • i) Damages resulting from driving in places where vehicle traffic is prohibited, such as paths, tracks, banks of snow, ice, unbridged rivers or streams, beaches, places only accessible at low tide, or other trackless areas. However, compensation will be paid for damages if the driver is forced to leave the road, for example, due to road repairs.
  • j) Damages caused by sand, gravel, ash, pumice, or other kinds of earth material being blown onto the vehicle.
  • k) If the vehicle is transported by sea, no compensation will be paid for damages caused by sea spray/seawater.
  • l) In other instances, reference is made to the general conditions for accident /All-risks insurance.

General provisions

22)This lease agreement shall always be kept in the vehicle during the term of the lease.

23) Additions and amendments to the conditions and provisions of this lease agreement shall be made in writing.

24) Icelandic law applies to agreements made on the basis of the terms cited above. This includes any claims for compensation that might be made. It also applies to the basis for and the calculation of compensation. The same applies to claims for damages based on liability outside this agreement. If legal disputes arise concerning this lease agreement, they will be heard before the lessor’s legal venue.

25) It should be pointed out that disputes between the parties to this lease agreement can be submitted to the active Arbitration committee of the Icelandic Consumers Association and the Icelandic Travel Industry Association

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Prices and conditions

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Prices for the private Eyjafjallajökull & Þórsmörk tour
Self-drive or Driver guided. 

For AT38 Hilux the cost for a vehicle and guide is ISK 139.000.-  max 3 pax per jeep.

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Includes: The Arctic Trucks vehicle and a guide/instructor.


Extra Driver:                                           Included
Unlimited kilometers:                          Included
Rope, shovel, tow eye, tire gauge:      Included


Terms of Payment

A deposit of 20% of the tour price is required at the confirmation of a booking if not agreed differently. We recommend at this time all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance.

Full payment (less deposit) shall reach Arctic Trucks at least 4 weeks prior to arrival of guests. In case of further delay on payments, Arctic Trucks will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
For group bookings, we require full payment 6 weeks before arrival of the group.

Cancellation policy
Day Trips:
10% of the price of your tour in nonrefundable.
If you cancel with more than seven days’ notice you will be refunded 90% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than seven days before your departure you will be refunded 70% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than two days’ notice (48 hours) no refund will be given.

Multi day trips:
10% of the price of your tour in nonrefundable.
If you cancel with more than four weeks’ notice you will be refunded 90% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than four weeks in advance and you will be refunded 50% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than seven days’ notice no refund will be given.
If you cancel a group booking on multi day tour- final name list needs to arrive 6 weeks before the trip starts. No refund after final name list has been received.


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