Iceland has a wonderful topography, perhaps unequaled by any other country. It has beautiful fiords, breathtaking glaciers, mountains, rocky areas, caves, national parks and of course a vast stretch of land that one can explore if one is so inclined.
One of the more comfortable and affordable ways of touring Iceland is to join a guided tour in a mini coach. The coach is comfortable and one is part of a group. The time passes by and it is a wonderful experience. However, should one wish to take it to the next level, then Iceland tours are the way to go?
Why a super jeep and what is so special about it?
It is nothing but a 4×4 truck converted into a jeep with comfortable seats to seat at least four people and give them the luxurious privacy of travelling to selected destinations at their convenience with a guide and driver in attendance. It is almost like travelling in a limo. This is a good enough reason for the popularity and there is no doubt that one can truly enjoy Iceland tours in super jeeps for this and other reasons.
Iceland does have a network of roads. However, roads do not go everywhere. For instance, it is not possible or practical to drive to the edge of a glacier or explore rough mountain tracks and passes in ordinary coaches and cars. This is where a 4×4 converted into a super jeep shows its mettle. It is an on road and off road, the vehicle rolled into one. The golden circle glacier trip by super jeep, for instance, becomes quite an experience as the 4×4 drives to the very edge of Glacier Langjokull. If it is winter then driver obliges by driving on the glacier itself. The super jeep will negotiate rough tracks and it is at home on beaches and marshy lands as well because it has extra large size tires. If the driver obliges, he can take his guests into the Thingvellir National Park and explore deeper. Iceland has well-known spots and there are others off the beaten track that the driver knows about and will take his guests there because even inaccessible places are accessible in super jeeps. These are good enough reasons to choose super jeep tours in Iceland, even though they may cost a little bit more.
If one travels by a coach, one is part of a larger group. The super jeep gives a family like an experience besides affording more freedom to travel across any terrain. For super jeeps, negotiating the mountain pass of Lyngdalsheidi to get to Lake Laugarvatn is a cakewalk.
Nature in Iceland is not spoilt by over development. The Government has taken care to ensure the pristine nature is not marred by development activities. If one wishes to really get close to such places off the beaten track and do it quickly, then these jeep tours offer fantastic value and speed besides comfort. The Iceland experience takes on a whole new meaning when one travels in a super jeep.