Join our daily convoy of iconic Land Rover Defenders to explore some of the best 4x4 trails in Iceland
Try driving an iconic Land Rover Defender on fun and challenging 4x4 trails, only 15 minutes from Reykjavík City Centre.
Reykjavík City is surrounded by 4x4 trails with beautiful views of rugged lava fields, big mountains and towering volcanoes, rivers, woodlands and lush farmland valleys. The trails are located only a few minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík and offer fun and challenging 4x4 trail driving with river crossings and natural obstacle courses.
We begin the tour with a brief welcome at the Volcano Trails head office and an introduction about how to drive the Defenders. Following the introduction, each group gets their own private Land Rover Defender to drive on the trails.
With everyone ready in their seats, our guide will lead the convoy of jeeps onto the trails where we get to test our driving skills in fun and challenging off-road conditions with river crossings, hill climbs, and obstacle courses.
A stop is made halfway to switch drivers, take pictures and enjoy the views of the beautiful landscape surrounding Reykjavík city. Our guides select the trails daily depending on weather and trail conditions, allowing for the best possible driving experience on each tour.
Handheld radios are in each jeep for the guide to deliver information and for the participants to communicate with the guide and the rest of the group in the other cars. Feel free to use the radio for a bit of extra fun!
This tour is ideal for groups, individuals, couples, and families and is available all year, in any kind of weather. We do recommend bringing warm clothes with wind and waterproof outer layer, a hat, gloves and good shoes, especially outside the summer months of June, July and August.
Select our pickup and dropoff service from hotels and locations in Reykjavík when you book the tour or arrive at our meeting point with your own car or private taxi. This tour can also be booked as a private tour for individuals, families and groups.
7 seats per jeep | Add more vehicles as needed
Easy | This tour is accessible to most people and passengers can choose between driving or sitting in as passengers
2 hours on the trails + 20 minutes introduction before tour
Daily morning & afternoon
17 for drivers | 4 years recommended as minimum age for children as passengers
Reykjavík Capital Area
Ideal for families
Participants with a valid driver's license can drive a Defender on this tour
The tour departs from our head office located a 15-minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík. Click this link to view our location on Google Maps
Select our pickup and dropoff service from hotels and locations in Reykjavík when you book the tour or arrive at our meeting point with your own car or private taxi. Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Free parking is available at the meeting point.
A convoy tour is where more than one car travel together behind a guide that leads the other cars along a set trail. A convoy can consist of two cars and more. Sometimes we have only one car following the guide but when we have larger groups with more than 5 self-drive cars we add more guide cars for safety.
We use the original Land Rover Defenders on this tour as this is one of the best 4x4 vehicles ever made and great fun to drive.
Read more about our Defenders in "Our fleet of Defenders"
Yes, this is a guided self-drive tour where anyone (17 years or older) with a valid driver's license can drive our Defenders on this tour.
Two persons in each car can alternate driving. Our driver-guide leads the group in a separate vehicle in front of yours and chooses a minimum of one stop per tour to alternate drivers.
If you do not want to drive yourself then you can choose to sit in the car with the guide on this tour. Simply choose "seats in guiding vehicle" when you book this tour.
This tour is ideal for individuals, families and groups of various sizes. Each jeep has room for up to 7 people including the driver.
If you have more people in your group you can add more jeeps as you need when you book.
You can also choose to book seats for passengers in the guiding vehicle we have on this tour.
If you have more than 7 people in your group you can add more vehicles to your booking or you can book seats for the extra passengers in the guide car. For example - a group of 10 people could book 2 self-drive vehicles with 5 people each, or book one self-drive car with 7 seats + 3 passenger seats in the guide vehicle.
We work according to strict safety standards and our guides have years of experience leading groups in 4x4 excursions. The guide chooses the trails we drive daily according to weather and conditions to ensure safety and best driving experience. Our vehicles go through daily inspection and each seat is fitted with a seatbelt. Child seats are available for children.
Follow the guide along some of the best 4x4 trails in Iceland. Experience driving the original and iconic Land Rover Defender on this private guided self-drive day tour.
Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes Peninsula, South Coast, Borgarfjörður and more great trails, all within reach from your hotel in Reykjavik.
Let our 4x4 guide take you on a scenic tour in one of our iconic Land Rover Defenders and experience all the best 4x4 trails on this private day tour. Simply sit back and enjoy the ride!
Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes Peninsula, South Coast, Borgarfjörður, and more great trails, all within reach from your hotel in Reykjavik.