Journey to another world
The route to Kerlingarfjöll
Traveling to Kerlingarfjöll is an edge-of-your-seat adventure. When the paved road disappears and you enter the rocky desolation of the highlands, you might feel as if you’ve left planet Earth.
Located in the central highlands, Highland Base is at an elevation of 700 meters. In the summer it is accessible by car or private transfer. During the winter, we can only be reached with a 4x4 super jeep driven by a professional.
How to get here in the summer
From Reykjavík, the trip takes approximately 3.5 hours, covering nearly 200 kilometers—a voyage moving from paved highways to the challenging and desolate gravel roads of the country’s interior. If arriving by rental car, guests must verify that the vehicle is insured for Iceland's mountain F roads.
How to get here in the winter
The highland routes are not serviced during wintertime. During the winter, we can only be reached with a 4x4 super jeep driven by a professional. Prepare for the ride of your life with our travel partner, Amazing Tours. Whether it takes three hours or six hours, the thrill is timeless.
Directions From Route 1 (Þjóðvegur 1), turn onto Route 35 (Kjalvegur) from Biskupstungnabraut. Continue on Kjalvegur. Drive to F347 in Hrunamannahreppur until you reach Highland Base Kerlingarfjöll.