Season:
Winter
Price from:
£ 2,393 p.p.
Duration:
8 days / 7 nights
Departure:
According to schedule

8 day Winter Adventure, small group tour

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Iceland's nature shows its adventurous side in winter. The way to make the most of this is to explore Iceland with a local experienced tour guide, who knows the country and the circumstances like the back of his hand. Travelling in a modified 4WD off-road vehicle, you will discover the best of Iceland, including hot springs, waterfalls, national parks, beaches, and extraordinary glaciers experiences. The main highlights during this special tour are: hunting for dancing Northern Lights, the Glacier Lagoon at Vatnajökull National Park, and extraordinary tour into deep blue ice caves, where bizarre natural sculptures are constantly changing their appearance. You will be captivated by fire and ice on this exclusive adventure tour. Small group tour with a minimum of 6, maximum of 12 people.

8 day Winter Adventure, small group tour

Itinerary

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ARRIVAL

Northern Lights

Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, you take the Flybus* to your hotel in Reykjavik where you stay for the first night. *Upgrade to private transfer available.

Reykjavik – South Coast – Ice Cave Volcano Katla

Ice cave © Phototours.is

Morning departure from Reykjavik. You are heading along the South Shore, where plenty of exciting activities await you. You are going to visit a number of fascinating waterfalls, amongst the impressive Urriðafoss. The next highlight is the Black Sand Beach with its powerful waves and impressive basalt rock columns. Underneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier is Volcano Katla, here you are about to visit the first ice cave on this tour. The black-blue ice cave is ever-changing as nature is in charge. Overnight in the area. In the evening you have to lookout for the Northern Lights!

Eldhraun Lava Field – Vatnajökull  National Park – Glacier Lagoon

Diamond Beach Phototours.is

The day begins by passing over the impressive Eldhraun Lava Field onward to Vatnajökull National Park where we enjoy an easy hike. The adventure continues with visiting another ice cave. The stunning blue ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is simply breathtaking. Every year nature forms a new shape, the clarity of this cave is incredible. There are more fascinating natural ice sculptures awaiting you, when visiting the Glacier Lagoon. The massive icebergs floating in the lagoon are always wonderful to watch. The Black Sand Beach near the lagoon is often called the “Diamond Beach,” due to the look of the icebergs that lie upon the beach. Overnight stay for the next 2 nights in the region. The presentation on the Northern Lights will be one of the evenings, but surely every night you will be looking out for them.

Vatnajökull Glacier – The largest glacier in Europe

Northern Lights

Today the whole day is dedicated to Europe’s largest glacier and its region. The day will be planned according to weather and ice conditions. In the evening, it’s time again to lookout for the Northern Lights.

The South Shore – Skógar

Skogafoss waterfall

On the way back south, your guide continues showing you fascinating work of nature created by Icelandic glaciers, when taking you on a walk by fascinating glacier moraine. At the charming Skógar, we enjoy the impressive Skógafoss waterfall and visit the Skógar museum, an incredible interesting cultural heritage with one of the nation’s greatest collection of artifacts and a few historical buildings. Overnight stay and hunting for the Northern Lights from the hotel on the South Coast.

Volcanic museum – waterfalls – hot springs – Þingvellir National Park – Reykjavik

Strokkur Geyser

Iceland has a lot of waterfalls, but they are all very different from one another, today you enjoy a few more. You will also enjoy and relax in one of Iceland’s geothermal baths. You visit the incredible Lava Center. This fantastic exhibit gives you a great understanding of Iceland’s inner forces. The journey continues to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, the impressive Geysir hot spring area, with its many bubbling hot springs and the famous spouting Strokkur. The final wonder of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian- and North American tectonic plates meet. Thingvellir is also where Iceland’s parliament was formed in 930. Overnight stay for the next 2 nights in Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world.

Reykjavik – day at leisure

The Blue Lagoon

Enjoy and explore Reykjavik at your own leisure. You can take optional tours, for example, you can visit the Blue Lagoon, go on a whale watching tour, a horseback riding tour, visit museums and much more.

DEPARTURE DAY

Icelandair

Transfer with Flybus* from Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport for your homeward journey. *Upgrade to private transfer available.

Your Tour Guide:

Mercedes Sprinter Iceland

Your driver-guide will be a native Icelander that knows Iceland better than most. What our guides have in common is a great passion for their country. They are all very experienced and knowledgeable, as they have travelled from an early age. Not only do they know many insider tips from their beloved country, but they also know the weather and they master modified off-road vehicles. With our driver-guides, your adventure will be exciting and unforgettable.
 

Please note:

Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Moderate physical fitness is required. You should also be able to walk for around 2 hours on rough surfaces.

This amazing adventure tour can be booked as a private tour, please ask for a special quote.

Package price per person £

Winter Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Jan.-March & Oct.-Nov. 2,900,- 2,470,- 2,393,-

Travel dates 2021:

24.01.-31.01. / 14.02.-21.02. / 28.02.-07.03.

14.03.-21.03. / 21.03.-28.03.

10.10.-17.10. / 14.11.-21.11.

 

Tour code: 0319

Price includes

  • Icelandair flights from the UK to Iceland and back, economy class incl. taxes
  • 1 pc 23 kg hold luggage
  • 1 pc 10 kg carry-on luggage
  • Flybus airport transfer in Iceland
  • Day 2-6 with English and German-speaking driver guide in 4WD off-road super jeep
  • 7 nights in tourist class hotels or guesthouses with private facilities
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 4 x dinner (day 2-5)
  • 2 x entrance fee to museums
  • 1 x entrance to a geothermal swimming pool
  • Northern Lights presentation
  • Use of helmet, headlight and snow crampons
  • Travel guide & documents

Price excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than specified
  • In the case of a very early return flight, breakfast may not be served due to the breakfast times of the respective accommodation
  • Excursions other than specified
  • Tips for bus drivers/tour guides
  • Fees for the use of public sanitary facilities
  • Possible flight surcharges