Want to escape the rat-race? Why not take some serious downtime, Icelandic style and explore the country’s vast network of hidden trails and secluded tracks? Whether you choose to explore the landscape on foot, take an adventurous spin on a mountain bike, or enjoy the region on horseback, Iceland offers a wide variety of exciting tours and activities.
Super cool snowmobiling: One ‘must-do’ is snowmobiling. Whether you simply want to have a taster session for a couple of hours or prefer to immerse yourself in the whole ice-cool adventure experience, snowmobiling is a wonderful activity for everyone. Snowmobile tours can easily take you cruising across glaciers, lagoons, rivers and ice-caps.
Fat Bike Adventures: Fat Bikes are taking Iceland by storm. Built to cope with the most extreme conditions, these chubby wheeled monsters are proving a massive hit with hardier travellers. They are capable of coping with ice, snow, sand, dust, lava, mud and water, these robust all-weather bikes are proving a hit throughout the year.
Hike a glacier: The outlet glaciers from the icecaps on the South Shore are easily accessed and provide a whole host of glacier activities, ranging from easy hikes that can be adapted to suit almost everyone all the way up to more extreme glacier adventures. The duration of the shorter hikes is around 2½ – 3½ hours where you get an introduction to the world of glaciers, with their own water systems, crevasses, dirt cones, glacier mice, moulins and possibly ice-caves.
Sightseeing from the Saddle: Icelandic horses make the perfect companions for exploring the rugged Icelandic terrain and it is the perfect excursion for friends and family. Treks of various lengths can be arranged for both novice and experienced riders.
Where to Stay in Southern Iceland: If you are looking for luxury whilst enjoying the wilds of southern Iceland try the Hotel Ranga. This privately-owned hotel has been voted one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Lights by The Telegraph and CN Traveller Magazine and is the only four-star resort in South Iceland.