7 Nights & 8 Days
Included winter 2017-2018:• Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)• Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English speaking guide• 7-nights accommodation in superior tourist-class hotels including breakfast• 1x lunch (day 4)• 3x 2-course dinner (day 2, 4, 5) and 3-course farewell-dinner at gourment restaurant (day 7) • 5x midnight refreshments• Entrance fee at Reykjanes folk & maritime museum• Entrance with towel at Blue Lagoon • Monster truck tour and Ice Cave exploration on Langjökull glacier• 1 hour snowmobile tour during the day (2 persons sharing the snowmobile - if required snowmobile for solo use surcharge ISK 6.000 to be paid on spot)• Glacier hike in South Iceland• Admission to Kerið volcano crater• Northern Lights boat tour (no refund if cancelled - but bus tour offered if weather conditions are suitable)• Northern Lights program during 6 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights• Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Icelandair Hotel Natura in Reykjavík where you spend the night. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland
At 09:00 meet your tour guide and explore the Reykjanes peninsula with its many unusual geological features and moon-like landscapes. We stop for 3 hours at the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in its warm geothermal water. We continue to the Reykjanes folk & maritime museum, located in a natural paradise, showing items which were essential for the livelihood on both land and sea. Next door to the museum are two beautiful light houses, surrounded by amazing ocean view. During the two hours journey to West Iceland our expert tour guide provides you with information about the Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Stay 2 nights Icelandair Hotel Hamar, near Borgarnes in West Iceland. After a 2-course dinner, join a torch walk into the darkness, soak in the hotel
Today we take you by bus and an 8-wheel drive monster truck to Langjökull glacier, Iceland
Today we travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord and reach Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We continue to the Golden Circle route. On we travel to Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítáriver and attracts tourists and travellers in summer and winter. After a simple Icelandic lunch we join a snowmobile tour (two persons sharing a snowmobile) on the nearby Langjökull glacier. Afterwards we go to see the Geysir geothermal fields - we will see a steam rising from the Strokkurgeysir as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minutes intervals. Overnight and dinner is at Hotel Gullfoss, a small countryside hotel in South Iceland. Tonight, we look out for northern lights from the hotel garden and experience the true Viking winter wonderland amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland.
Today, we take you out along the South coast. The first stop is at the explosion crater called Kerið which is filled with water and resembles an ancient amphitheatre. We continue to Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon we take you on a glacier walk. The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends from the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the sandy plains of the Icelandic south coast. The spectacular surroundings are marked by rugged and majestic rock formations thoroughly shaped by the glacier. On this fun, safe and easy to moderate glacier walk you get to explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on the breath-taking Sólheimajökull glacier. While enjoying all the features of the glacier and its spectacular surroundings, you learn more about the behaviour of glaciers and their impact on nature. No technical requirements are needed for the tour as an experienced glacier guide teaches you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe which are provided for glacier walk tours. Duration of this activity is about 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walk (one-way) from the parking lot to the glacier edge itself. Minimum age for the glacier hike is 10 years. You need to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. Stay 2 nights IcelandairVik in South Iceland. After a 2-course dinner, join a torch walk to the black lava beach and look out if the auroras are across the sky.
From Vík we travel to Reynisfjara, a black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain. In the afternoon we return to Reykjavik for a short city tour and some leisure time to explore Iceland
Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport. CHANGE OF PROGRAM: 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.
CHANGE OF PROGRAM: 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.