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Snowmobile, Ski, Hike, Kite, Fish and more from a Remote Cabin in Iceland

Spend a weekend in a remote cabin in the winter playground of the Sprengisandur Highlands Plateau with all equipment provided. 2 days off work.

The Icelandic Highlands is the perfect escape from the civilization and the ultimate playground for any winter lovers. Spend your time exploring the highlands, hiking, skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, stargazing, kiting - whatever you want! Once there, your guides will suggest ideas what to do and where to go, however, you’re the one to decide. This is the ultimate weekend to just get away from it all and enjoy yourself, doing whatever you want. So, what’s included?

  • 2 days of fully flexible activities
  • 2 nights of accommodation in a remote cabin
  • Snowmobiles, Snowshoes, Skis, Kites
  • Local, professional English-speaking guide
  • All meals during the trek
  • Transfers to/from Reykjavik
  • Superjeep Transfers

Perfect for: Winter lovers who want to enjoy a flexible trip that they can spend however they like, as long as it’s away from civilization and tourists.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to/from Reykjavik
  • Transfer from Reykjavik to the airport
  • Breakfast on arrival day and dinner on departure day
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation on the last night
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 8. This trip may run alongside another group of the same size.

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Unfortunately, you cannot. As the weather is Iceland fairly fast-changing, the drive back to Reykjavik can be unpredictable so we cannot guarantee you will definitely arrive in the city by 18:00. Your host is happy to arrange an accommodation for you if requested.

That’s no problem at all. You will be accompanied by several guides throughout the trip, so it is very likely that the group will split up into smaller groups whenever needed. The guides will bring two super jeeps and snowmobiles, which will allow you to travel longer distances in small groups as well.

You’ll have the choice of Icelandic fish and meat dishes with plenty of vegetarian options available. To sweeten up your trip your hosts will have some traditionally Icelandic treats prepared for you throughout the trip.

Absolutely, just make a request when booking.

This trip is open to anyone, you do not need any particular experience. However, you will be hiking on some days and doing other activities, so a base level of fitness would be recommended.

Our adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travellers and very small groups, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

No, unfortunately the Northern Lights are notoriously unpredictable so it is impossible to say that you will definitely see them. The chances are highly dependent on the weather and visibility, as you will need clear skies to view them properly.

However, this trip will definitely increase your chances as you will be staying in a remote location, away from light pollution and in an Icelandic hotspot for Aurora spotting. You will also have to opportunity to search for the Northern Lights with your guide every night of the trip, giving you the best chances possible to see them.

The weather is the most unpredictable thing in Iceland. However, as this trip runs in the Winter from September to early June, you can expect snow and frost.

During September - October, you might also face some rain but as you come into May - June, the days will get longer and warmer.

There are snowmobiles, sleeping bags, skis, snowshoes, kites, and crampons for glacier hiking.

Plenty to play with.

Your host recommends that you bring:

  • Inner, middle and outer layers - preferably wool.
  • A hat
  • Gloves
  • Walking shoes/boots

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The Sprengisandur is a highland plateau that stretches between the Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull (Europe’s largest) glaciers. The remote desert and rough terrain area is home to the Godafoss and Aldeyarfoss waterfalls and the Nyidalur oasis. This was the main route between the North and South of Iceland in former times, but now should only be crossed by four-wheel-drive, hence you’ll be in good hands on this Superjeep trip.

Start point

Reykjavik Airport - 12:30

Your adventure begins at Reykjavik Keflavik Airport (KEF) with your airport transfer at 12:30. Please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before this time, your host will be waiting for you in the arrivals area

Finish point

Reykjavik city centre - 18:00

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped in Reykjavik city centre around 18:00, depending on weather / driving conditions. Due to the unpredictable weather and long drive back to Reykjavik, your host recommends you book a flight that departs the next day.

What to Expect

Friday: Arrival and Superjeep to the Icelandic Highlands

Your guide will pick you up from Reykjavik Airport and drive you straight to the highlands. From here, it’s a drive through the tough Sprengisandur conditions and to a remote and isolated cabin in the highlands, an area located 20km south-east of Hofsjökull.

The drive takes 4-5 hours depending on the snow conditions, however don’t expect it to get boring. The drive in the superjeep is an adventure in itself and at times you even need help push the Jeep out of rough conditions.

Depending on the weather, you can also ride in a snowmobile alongside the road and the cars to the hut.

When you arrive at the cabin, spend the evening relaxing and keeping an eye on the sky in case you’re lucky enough to see the Aurora.

4-5 hours of driving in superjeeps

Saturday: Your day, your decisions.

Enjoy breakfast and get ready for a big day of superjeep, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking or kiting.

In the morning, the Midgard guides will ensure that you are fully prepared then take you out to untouched central Iceland.

While the intention will be to visit Landmannalaugar, this is dependant on the daily weather and there are unlimited alternatives.

The terrain is covered with snow and your staff will use all their skills to get you through these tough conditions. You will be a part of all the action – pulling up the cars, digging them out when they get stuck, and all the meanwhile, gaining knowledge of Icelandic mountaineering.

You will arrive back at the Midgard hut in the afternoon where you’ll have free time to do whatever you want. You can hike to the nearby lakes and hills, take out the snowmobiles, try some fishing and even ski as the superjeeps pull you through the powder.

At dinner, your guides will prepare Icelandic lamb in a special highland way, and you can relax by the fire. If it’s a clear night, you can even sit out and watch the Northern Lights and shooting stars.

Sunday: Free day and Departure

After a delicious breakfast in the cabin, make a plan for the day. Anything you didn’t have the chance to do yesterday, you’ll be able to do today. This is your trip, so the guides will help you spend it however you want.

Around midday, you’ll begin the drive back to Reykjavik centre to continue your adventure or stay another night before flying back home.


Your accommodation will be a very remote cabin in the highlands (see image). The hut is basic, and you will be sleeping in beds and mattresses with sleeping bags. However, it definitely has that remote, cabin feels as you stay warmed up by a fireplace.

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