Iceland is known for its breathtaking scenery, and no trip showcases it better than this 4x4 adventure. Mountains, lakes and even volcanoes are on the agenda as you’re whisked off-road and taken out to the country’s magical countryside. Leaving the bright lights of Reykjavik behind, the Frakkastigur Mountain pass is first on the agenda. As you zoom over snowy peaks, you’ll be treated to fantastic panoramic views of Lake Thingvallavatn and Hengill – an active volcano surrounded by spongy moss-covered lava fields. Cast your eyes to its base, and you’ll spot Iceland’s biggest geothermal plant, which provides the capital with most of its water and electricity. From here, you’ll head south, where rolling mountains give way to lush farmland and thick forests. After a quick photo stop, you’ll go further off the beaten track, splashing through the little streams and hilly mud banks of the area’s woodland. Later, it’s back to reality as your tyres hit the tarmac and you head to the port.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.