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Monster truckin' through Iceland

Posted by Chris Murphy  October 20, 2008 08:01 AM

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If someone asked you where you went on vacation, how cool would it be to answer, "I went on an Icelandic monster truck safari." The folks at Iceland Experience, a division of The Great Canadian Travel Company, certainly know how to market a tour. Their four day-three night "safari" is an escorted tour in a specially modified Land Rover Defender with 38-inch tires. A professional driver will pick you up at the airport in this "super jeep" and whisk you away across Iceland's wild terrain. The stops include the fishing village of Grindavik, dinner at a lobster restaurant in Stokkseyri, Icleland's "Golden Circle" (Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot springs area, and Thingvellir National Park), the glacier valley of Thorsmork, Reykjavik, and the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. You'll get a chance to get behind the wheel and drive the monster truck yourself a few times on a special track, on mountain roads, and down the black basaltic sand near Skogafoss waterfall. There are departures through April, and the price (based on double occupancy; airfare not included) begins at $3,169 per person.

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4 comments so far...
  1. This is so ridiculous. I went to iceland 3 years ago, there are tours available on land rovers going to exactly the same places indicated here for about 200 dollars a day. Don't get ripped off, just go to Iceland and book a day safari with a local company and save a lot of money.

    Posted by paul October 22, 08 07:53 AM
  1. I second Paul's comment. I've been twice. It's a fantastic country, and the dollar goes further now than it used to. Read a couple travel books and go. You don't need to book this trip, you can book once you get there.

    Iceland Air is great too.

    Posted by Jim October 22, 08 01:22 PM
  1. If you go to the operator's website you'll find that a lot more is included in this program: four days exploring Iceland via Land Rover, plus three nights’ accommodations, breakfast and lunch daily, and three dinners. Also included is “meet and greet” upon arrival in Iceland, transfer Reykjavik to airport via Blue Lagoon, entry to Blue Lagoon and services throughout of a driver-guide.

    Posted by bravofan October 23, 08 12:14 PM
  1. Now is the time to see the splendor of Iceland!
    practical.is/homepage

    Posted by Matthias October 24, 08 07:56 AM
 
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