A 6 Day winter exploration to Iceland!
For 6 days / 5 nights explore the Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Skaftafell National Park, Golden Circle, Geysir geothermal area, waterfalls, South Coast, Reynisfjara beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, blue cave, Snaefellsnes, Vatnajokull National Park, and so much more! We also will be keeping any eye on the sky in hopes of catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! 🤞
March 12 - March 17, 2023
Arrival & Northern Lights
After collecting your bag. You'll take the airport transfer and be driven to the capital city of Reykjavík.
On your way to Iceland's capital city, you could choose to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. If you add the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged according to your flights. If there is no time to visit the lagoon today, it can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you.
There is plenty to see and do in Reykjavik if you have extra free time.
Your accommodation were chosen for its excellent location and comfort, bringing you to the heart of Reykjavík.
You can spend the evening getting to know the city, walking the colorful streets, or sampling the cuisine found in the bars, coffee shops, and cafés around town.
If you like, you can take the complimentary Northern Lights boat tour today. Come aboard a lovely sightseeing ship from the Old Harbour by Harpa Concert Hall, and you'll be able to gaze up at the sky in hopes of seeing those fabulous sparkles of eerie colors!
Today, we will visit the Golden Circle: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.
The second stop on the Golden Circle is Geysir geothermal area, made famous by the temperamental geysers blasting water high into the air. The furious pressure which drives them boils deep below the surface, making these explosions thrilling to behold. While Geysir itself is dormant after nearly 10,000 years of activity, Strokkur erupts every 10 minutes or so, shooting water as high as 40 m (131 ft).
Also, there are more than 30 other hot springs, bubbling mud pots, and steaming vents here. Stroll the entire area to see how the water streams over the rocks, and the minerals make beautiful colors!
At Gullfoss waterfall, you can view the power of the water from glacial runoff as it shoots down the river, tumbles over the two-tiered falls, and crashes into the canyon below.
Todays activity for is snowmobiling. the snowmobile tour will take you to a place on Langjökull glacier after visiting Gullfoss waterfall.
we will spend the night in Reykjavik
The South Coast
Today a two-day exploration of the beautiful & wild south coast begins, the most popular area for sightseeing in Iceland.
First, we will enjoy a pair of enchanting waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is nestled in a cliff that rises out of the hillside. A path goes directly behind the falls so that we may look out at the landscape from under a veil of sparkling icicles and running water, but take care not to slip on the icy ground! Next, visit Skógafoss waterfall, a high waterfall rumored to hide buried treasure in its misty pool.
Next, Reynisfjara beach. Reynisfjara beach Is a place of pearly frost and black sand, surrounded by black basalt that forms the cliffs and stands out in the sea in majestic columns while the waves crash on the shore. This location is dramatically beautiful but dangerous in return. Visitors should always keep a distance of about 66-98 feet (20-30 meters) from the unpredictable waves.
After that, we will visit Skaftafell National Park, a popular hiking and camping area that lies right beside the largest glacier in Iceland, Vatnajökull. Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur (or Hvannadalshnjúkur), is visible from the hiking trails, rising to 6,992 ft (2,110 m).
we then make our way to the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where chunks of ice break off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier in the distance, washed away by meltwater to this lagoon before finally floating out to sea.
The ice is untouched by the UV rays, which turn the surfaces blinding white, leaving a pure, blue color on the underside. Seals play on the ice, and gulls wheel overhead, creating a lovely display. On the nearby Diamond Beach, chunks of ice wash up on the black sand and lie sparkling in the sun.
we will spend the night in a cozy country hotel near Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon or Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Both areas are spectacular locations to hunt for the Northern Lights.
Today, we hop into a specially modified Superjeep, which will take place us to our next experience: a natural blue ice cave beneath Vatnajökull glacier. There is a short hike through the winter air, so be sure to wear good hiking boots which cover your ankles.
we will be spend around 45 minutes within the ice cave, so make sure that you dress warmly! You'll get a helmet, so you should bring a winter hat that is not too bulky, as it needs to fit under the helmet.
After the breathtaking experience of the ice cave, you'll return to Reykjavík for the evening. You'll make a second stop at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to see how it looks in the midday light. You might also be able to see more seals sunbathing on the icebergs.
On our way back to Reykjavík, your guide will keep his eyes open for the glimmer of Northern Lights and make a stop if they appear.
You'll spend the night in Reykjavik.
The Photographer's Paradise
This impressive assemblage of natural landmarks contains so many features common in Iceland that it is sometimes called "Iceland in Miniature," because you can see it all in one place!
The impressive Snæfellsjökull glacier/volcano was described as the entryway to the center of the Earth in Jules Verne's famous novel Journey. The glacier is at the tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, which you'll explore today. You'll make your way along the north side of the peninsula, along the coastline, past the glacier, and then tour the southern rim before returning to Reykjavík.
The iconic mountain Kirkjufell rises before you on your way to Ólafsvík village. Shortly after, you'll admire other quaint fishing villages, such as Rif and Hellissandur.
You'll visit not one but two black sand beaches, at Djúpalónssandur and Dritvík, both important fishing centers in Iceland in previous centuries.
You will continue to Hellnar, another cute little village where you'll enjoy a hike to explore the nearby cliffs, watching seabirds and admiring the beautiful views of the sea and to the glacier of Snæfellsjökull.
If you wish, you can add yet another (additional cost)Northern Lights tour on this evening as well and spend your night breathing clouds of crisp air into the darkness as you gaze at the skies above. Hopefully, the Aurora forecast will be on your side!
Your arrival time back in Reykjavík is dependent on Northern Lights conditions, but you will return sometime between 9 PM and 1 AM.
Time to say goodbye to Iceland
Take the convenient airport shuttle from your hotel to Keflavík International Airport on your final day in Iceland.
For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon today, you will finish off your stay unwinding before you head to the airport. This is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you look back on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice. If your flight is later, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik. If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.
Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.
Transportation- Airport transfer on arrival/departure
4 nights in Reykjavik (breakfast)
2-day in South Coast- n South Coast with small group minibus tour with ice caving
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Hunt for Northern Lights- Northern Lights hunting on Boat
Blue lagoon- Blue Lagoon comfort entrance
Tour of Golden Circle-Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus
Ride in Superjeep-It will take you to a natural blue ice cave beneath Vatnajökull glacier.
Entrance to Ice cave- where you will have 45 mins to explore
snowmobile tour- Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacie
Meals not mentioned
Activities not mentioned
The northern lights are a natural phenomenon; that can't be guaranteed.
As much as we want for this trip to go exactly as planned, we can't predict complications that may arise; due to inclement weather and/or closures due to uncontrollable circumstances like Covid-19.
We will do our very best to make onsite scheduling adjustments as needed, but please note that all listed and intended activities are weather permitting. No refunds will be given if an activity has to be pulled. Additionally, the tour is listed as a package, and no price adjustments will be given if someone wants to "opt-out" of an included activity.
Entire tour price is $2,605 per person, based on double occupancy - nonrefundable/non-transferable
We are not liable for any losses, damages, accidents, injuries, death, or sickness during your trip. The same applies to any changes in trip schedule due to weather, strikes, or any other force majeure. Service provides reserve the right to change routes, schedules, and itineraries if needed because of weather, road conditions, or should the necessity arise because of unforeseen reasons or circumstances.
Cost and Payment
The cost of this trip is $2,605 per person, based on double occupancy, Non-Refundable/non-transferable . If you would like a roommate, I may be able to find you one, ask first before paying. Your spot on this trip will be secured when I receive a deposit of $1,900. Upon receipt, the deposit paid is nonrefundable. Prices subject to change until confirmed. You agree to the non-refundable terms when you pay for your trip.
The remaining balance of $705 non-refundable/non-transferable
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If you pay by check or zelle the total price would be $2,525
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