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Per Person $245 USD
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It may not be a Viking that handles your tour, but a descendant of the first man who settled in Iceland IS the owner of this company. And he knows how to train his men!

Head out of Akureyri right away to the desolate part of Iceland. This unpopulated area is the perfect place to practice the adventure of off-roading. Just boarding this huge baby is exciting and wait till you see where it takes you. This tour is all about the vehicle and the guide.

This vehicle will take you first to a barren valley called Barkárdalur, where your driver/guide will take a rough 4x4 trail to an old farmer's turf house called Baugasel. This was the last occupied farm in the valley and was a working farm until it was abandoned in 1965. While you enjoy the peace and quiet, imagine what life was like in this valley as one by one farmers left for urban life. Remember, we said this is about the vehicle and the guide, after all, your guide drove you through a river on your way here and also showed you a hidden waterfall. But that isn't all, as he is knowledgeable about the area and life here in and around Akureyri. Local history is fascinating as you learn about the different Nordic people who found their way to Iceland.

Your return to Akureyri is by another route that takes you to a traditional Icelandic countryside church built in 1867 in the town of Möðruvellir. It may be open so you can see the interior but, if not, your guide will paint the image for you.

There is lots of action on this excursion, but no experience is necessary!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transfers
  • Super Jeep experience
  • Off-roading at its best
  • A stop at the Barkárdalur valley
  • See the last working farm and its turf house
  • Drive through the town of Möðruvellir

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 3 hrs - Departure time will be one hour after ship arrival.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Tour departure will be assigned upon confirmation. It will be approximately one hour after your cruise ship arrives.
• Food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the price of this excursion.
• Dress in layers as the weather is unpredictable. Good shoes are a must.
• This excursion is not physically demanding, but the ride can be rough.
• Super Jeeps range in size from 6-14 passengers. We cannot predict which will be used for your excursion.


• If you have had a recent surgery, have a back problem, or are pregnant, please do not book this tour.
• These are small tours that range from 6-14 passengers. If you wish to book a private tour, please contact ShoreTrips before booking.
• Book early in order to avoid the disappointment of sell-outs. Please note we may have alternative tour options at a higher cost.