Super Jeep

These are NOT standard super jeep trips...here you get to drive the jeep yourself!!! Or we can arrange your own driver.

You get to drive on adventurous trails on modified 4x4 self-drive vehicles (Land Rover Defender 110,  with huge 38" tires, Snorkel, VHF radio intercommunication, GPS, air compressor) which are especially designed for demanding terrain.

With these vehicles you discover glaciers, Icelandic deserts and lava fields, as well as the other main attractions of Iceland such as the highland valley of Þórsmörk and the famous Geysirs.

Adventurers are accompanied by a leading vehicle or a professional certified Iceland guide in the jeep ensuring safety and giving detailed information about the country, its nature and culture.

To reduce the impact of our vehicles on our beautiful but sensitive Icelandic nature we have teamed up with Icelandic New Energy (www.newenergy.is) and the Icelandic Carbon Fund Kolvidur (www.kolvidur.is). For every driven kilometer we support these companies with their ongoing projects here in Iceland.

Typical itineraries are:

Self drive super jeep tour to the Golden Circle with river rafting.

Self drive super jeep tour to the Þórsmörk valley with glacial hiking.

Northern Lights Chase, winter trip in search of the Aurora Borealis.

Langsjór super jeep and kayak expedition.

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Snow Mobile

Experience snowmobile adventures on three of the most amazing glaciers in Iceland. Each of these glaciers are different and all of them are inspiring places to visit.

One option is a full day winter snow mobile expedition. These are awesome adventures where each trip will be custom-made, taking into account snow and weather conditions. Imagine blazing across wide open snow fields in the Icelandic Highlands, gunning for the Langjökull glacier.

A popular trip is the Glacier Ride express trip that goes directly from Reykjavik. This tour will take you across the Langjökull glacier in the Geysir area.

We also can also combine this same snowmobile tour and a super-jeep excursion visting all the must see sights of the area: the Geysir hot springs, the Gullfoss waterfalls and Þingvellir National Park.

Disclaimer:
All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. SteynWaters does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Sightseeing

We can tailor bespoke sightseeing trips to meet all of your team’s needs. Whether it's just a quick twohour tour of Reykjavik and its surroundings or a multi-day adventure pulling in some of Icelands wonderful natural sights, including Lake Þingvallavatn where you enter Þingvellir National Park, the home of the Icelandic parliament Alþingi which was founded in 930 AD. Experience the enthralling view of the place where the American and European tectonic plates meet. Or visit the Gulfoss ( Golden Watersfall), the most awesome sight, and the nearby geothermal area with hot springs and spouting Geysirs.

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Horse Riding

SteynWaters can tailor make an Iceland horse riding adventure to meet the needs of the individual or group no matter what experience the riders have. We can arrange simple 2-3 hour treks all the way through to multi-day horse riding adventures.

The Icelandic is the original horse of the Vikings, taken to Iceland over a thousand years ago and pure bred ever since.

The Icelandic horse is rarely more than 14.2hh, or less than 12hh, though heights are not fixed. He is rather stocky, with a deep chest, expressive head, supple, well-set neck and strong limbs. When ridden, he should give an impression of courage and power, with a proud expression. The mane and tail are thick and plentiful. In the summer the coat is fine and shiny, but in winter the horse grows a long, thick coat with three distinct layers.

Icelandics can be literally any colour - bay, brown, chestnut, grey, skewbald, palomino or dun, with hundreds of variations of the usual colours. One much sought-after colour is silver dapple, in which the body of the horse is chocolate brown and the mane and tail are silvery white.

As well as the usual gaits - walk, trot and canter - Icelandics also have the four-beat running walk known as "TÖLT". This can be performed at any speed and is incredibly comfortable for the rider. Some Icelandics possess a fifth gait, FLYING PACE, a two-beat lateral gait used for racing. Flying Pace makes great demands of both horse and rider, but is spectacular to watch and exhilarating to ride.

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Ice Hiking

Iceland offers the most wonderful array of hiking opportuinites ranging from mountain and glacial moonscapes through to beautiful river valleys where unique flora and fauna abound.

You can explore countless glacier plateaus, summit endless mountains and hike many breathtaking outlet glaciers in our search for the ultimate glacier trips Iceland has to offer.

From Reykjavik we can take you on the Sólheimajökull for a glacier hike and introduction to ice climbing. Available almost every day, all year round, there is just no excuse for not visiting an Icelandic glacier.

Other very popular glacier trips that require more experience in hiking and are in essence more mountain climbing trips, are: Snæfellsjökull Glacier Hike and Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Hike (which is only for very experienced hikers).

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Hiking

Iceland offers some of Europe’s best hiking experiences set in stunning wilderness.

Trips can be single day adventures or multi-day adventures.

Typical daily hikes are:

The Hot Spring Hunt: hike to a hot spring and bathe in the warm water.

Reykjavik Panoramic: hike the capital´s local mountain and gaze from it´s peak in all directions.

Hekla Volcano: hike to the top of Mt. Hekla volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland.

Eyjafjallajökull Glacier: hike to the top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur: hike Icelands highest peak.

Multi day treks are also available:

Hornstrandir Nature Reserve takes you wandering in the footsteps of the old Viking settlement of Hornstrandir. It is a highly unaccessible place of unmatched beauty, ancient glacial fjords and towering seacliffs teaming with birdlife. In the past the Hornstrandir was populated with Vikings, then colonies of fishermen and finally noone at all.

In the Footsteps of Elves is a great trekking and sightseeing trip in East and North-East Iceland.

Highlights of the Highlands is the ultimate Icelandic trek through its overwhelming highlands, crowned by glaciers and carved by the powerful rivers descending from them.

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching from Reykjavik and Husavik Harbours

The whales most frequently seen on tours with us are Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins Porpoises and even Blue whales are sometimes spotted.

Experienced guides tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide.

They will tell you about the seabirds and nature in the surrounding areas.  How much we see depends on the sea conditions and season, but our qualified guides are always happy to try to answer all your questions.

No two whale watching trips are the same. We have to be flexible and organize your trip taking sea conditions, weather and seasons into account. We rarely have to go further than 15 km from the harbour.

For your comfort and warmth, we have special suits on board we can lend you to keep warm, but we do advise you to wear your warmest clothes  - hats, scarves, gloves etc – as it can get very cold (even on the warmest days) when the boat is moving to follow the whales.  We also offer hot drinks or soup to fight off the arctic temperatures.

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Cycling

Iceland offers real "off-road" biking experiences. Here is a suggested itinerary:

Leaving the busy Skaftafell National Park visitor centre and its surroundings for an amazing, off-the-beaten-track bike ride should be one of your easier choices while travelling around Iceland. We will bike over sands and glacier rivers, past a glacier tongue, into Iceland’s tallest birch forest. This ride will take you from one extreme landscape to another while stopping at some of the locals’ best kept secrets. Biking through the Morsárdalur valley we will witness first hand the destructive path left by the quickly receding Morsárjökull glacier and the river it feeds. We will aim for a forest - yes,a forest in Iceland, -formerly guarded by trolls and outlaws but open for those that join us on this ride. We will then leave our bikes behind for a short hike up.

Vestragil where we can soak our weary feet in a hot spring and for the braver of the bunch, a dive into true Icelandic spring water - it is as clear and cold as they say!
Due to the National Park´s restrictions on biking this is a unique opportunity to explore the park in a short amount of time, learning about the natural history of the area with our experienced guides.

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Kayaking

Fjord Serenity
Kayaking on the Hvalfjörður fjord in Iceland.
Trip difficulty 2 out of 5 possible


This trip will take you kayaking on the serene and beautiful Hvalfjörður fjord. This deep fjord is framed by mountains that stretch from the sea up to more than 1000 meters. The kayaks are stable and easy to use. You do not need prior experience since your guide will teach you the technique on location. We paddle along the coast and enjoy the magnificent views. Then we take to shore and relax in the quiet Icelandic countryside. In short we will pick you up from Reykjavík and take you paddling on one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland. Here is your chance to visit this must-see location in style!

The Hvalfjord sea-kayaking adventure. Minimum 4 people. Maximum 10 people. Age limit: 16 years. Bring with you: warm outdoor clothing i.e. fleece sweater and pants, change of clothing and swimwear. No knowledge of the sport required.

What is kayaking? Our kayaks are Dagger Exodus, the best open water kayaks available. They are closed boats so no water gets into them. You glide peacefully through the water, powered by your paddle strokes.You will be wearing a lifejacket; a specially made dry jacket and wet pants that will keep you warm even in the harshest of circumstances. Almost anyone can go paddling with us. Our guides will teach you everything you need to know. They will also paddle with you and are always in reach if anything should happen or if you simply have a question about the scenery!

Disclaimer:
All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. SteynWaters does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Canoeing

White-water canoeing is the perfect activity if you are looking for a challenging adventure out in  Icelandic nature. Our canoes are inflatable and self-bailing, meaning that they do not fill with water and are easy to maneuver in the rapids. Two people sit together in the canoe and steer it, while a guide in a kayak or raft makes sure everything is safe and sound. We paddle down the Hvítá river which has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline-pumping waves and rapids. We travel for 7 kilometres and at one point participants get to jump from a cliff into the river. We only recommend this trip to those looking for action and who are in good physical condition.

Disclaimer:
All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. SteynWaters does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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ATV

Experience the excitement of riding our powerful ATVs in stunning lava fields and mountain valleys. Quad biking is not weather dependent and is therefore one of the few all year round activities available in the Icelandic Highlands.

Our trips are suitable for everyone including, groups, individuals, families and friends. We can customise a trip to meet your requirements.

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Rafting

Iceland offers a fantastic array of rafting opportunities on rivers of all shapes and sizes...

A typical and beautiful river rafting trip is on the Hvítá River that everyone can have fun on. Its location, close to the Geysir/Gullfoss area has great advantages for travellers whi plan to visit other special Icelandic sights.

It is also worth considering a combination trip to make use of the whole day e.g.

Rafting & Whale Watching
Rafting & ATV´s
Rafting & Horse riding
Rafting & icelandic sightseeing
Rafting & Super-Jeep
Rafting & Snorkeling

For very experienced rafters we can arrange trips deep into the icelandic wilderness on some of the most challenging rivers in the most stunning environments.

Disclaimer:
All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. SteynWaters does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Climbing

Rock climbing in Iceland.
Trip difficulty ranges from 1- 3 out of a possible 5.

Have you ever wanted to test your climbing abilities? Here is your chance to try climbing up vertical walls with only your wit and strength to rely on... With your professional guide and safety line ofcourse. The safety line makes sure that even if you lose your grip you will get a second chance at climbing the cliff. This is a challenging trip that offers as much excitement and fun as you can ask for!

Available: June - August (depending on weather). Minimum: 4 people. Maximum: 20 people. Age limit: 12 years. Bring with you: warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants. No knowledge of the sport required.

Disclaimer:
All climbing trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. SteynWaters does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

Note: Looking for adrenaline? More challenging climbing trips are offered upon request. Call or e-mail us to find out about our extensive availability of our extreme activities!

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Snorkelling - Where Two Continents Collide

Snorkelling in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

The Silfra fissure is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Silfra, which is situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament, an otherworldly scene.

The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current. Frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive sites, the Silfra offers up to 100 metres of underwater visibility and is  located on top of the separation between Europe and America!

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Diving- Where Two Continents Collide

Silfra is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. It is situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament and a UNESCO world heritage site.

The Silfra is an otherworldly scene located directly on top of the rift between the continents of America and Europe. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you glide along with the lazy current. Visibility is amazing and is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies from 10 to 30 meters. This is without question one of the best dive sites in the world.

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Iceland - Family and Friends Adventures

Iceland makes the ideal destination for an adventure holiday with family and friends. To start with its location: less than three hours flying from London or four from Boston. The island is two and a half times as big as Switzerland, it has less than 300.000 inhabitants, of which 200.000 live in the capital Reykjavik. English is widely spoken, the locals are really friendly and the lamb and variety of fish are delicious... The northern shores are only 30 miles from the Arctic Circle, so it is light all day and night in the summer and dark with the spectacle of the Northern Lights in the winter.

Iceland is justly renowned for its rugged beauty and for the purity of its natural resources, with its famous geysers, the largest waterfalls in Europe (Gullfoss and Dettifoss) and two huge glaciers with the highest peak just under 2000m. It is truly a natural adventure park.

So whether you are an adrenalin-junkie or a purist nature lover, you will go home having been adequately challenged,thrilled and fullfilled with your adventure in Iceland.

Please click on the icons on your left for activity details, pick and mix, than call us at SteynWaters for an adventure of a lifetime.

For more info and to book call us: +44(0) 203 301 4871

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