The type of vehicle used in this tour can only be found in Iceland. Each vehicle is custom built with the largest available, legal road tires in the world. These Supertrucks are piloted by trained professionals who have an intimate knowledge of the sensitive Icelandic sub-Arctic nature. This super 4x4 adventure takes you to places magically created by the power of volcanoes, ice and time. Shortly after heading out from Reykjavik, you’ll leave Road No. 1 to drive along the pipeline road until you get to the mountain track where you go ‘off road’. The mountain pass offers panoramic views over Lake Thingvallavatn, active volcano Hengill, the geothermal powerplant of Nesjavellir and its surroundings – a truly breathtaking view.
Nesjavellir Power Plant, was formally opened in 1990, it powers a 190-megawatt geothermal plant, using the nearby field of boreholes, developing the largest high-temperature field in Iceland. This incredible geothermal field is in fact one of the main sources of hot water harnessed to heat houses of Reykjavik. From Nesjavellir you’ll take the gravel road along Lake Thingvallavatn, driving along the lush farmlands of the south to the birch grown area of Thrastarlundur. Here, in this beautiful area you’ll make a short comfort stop before continuing your adventure. After re-boarding your vehicle, you’ll head off the beaten track by way of a trail known as ‘The Thousand Waters’. Your convoy winds its way through numerous rivers, mud banks and streams before arriving back in the capital.