Day 1 - Arrive
Arrive in Iceland and be met by your adventure leader and taken into Reykjavik for your first night stay. After some sightseeing of the city relax and sample some Icelandic hospitality and food in a local restaurant.
We travel to the historical site of Thingvellir National park, UNESCO World Heritage site and where the world's oldest parliament was founded in 930 A.D and was used for centuries by Iceland's first settlers, the Vikings. At Thingvellir, we also delve into geology as we explore the rift valley between the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian plate. From Thingvellir, we go to experience another fascinating place and learn about horticulture and the Icelandic horse on a farm FridheimaAfter lunch, we then head out to visit the impressive waterfall Gullfoss, a dramatic two-tiered waterfall and a truly spectacular sight in winter when partly frozen. Our next stop is the geothermal fields of Geysir area, bubbling mud pots and hot springs, look at Strokkur, the spouting hot spring and witness its power as it bursts into the air. We then head to our overnight stay close to the Geysir before an evening meal and after dinner weather permitting head out and look for the northern lights.
Today drive to the south coast and into one of the leading agricultural areas of Iceland. We stop at the Lava centre where you will learn about the volcanos in the area and go through an exhibition that is interactive and gives a thorough overview of what goes on during an eruption. we make our way to Dyrholaey, a beautiful island that is attached to land by a sand reef. There are strange and unusual rock formations here and provide us with excellent views over to the two glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Our final stop of the day will be the incredible black sand beach in Reynisfjara where there are often big waves and dangerous ocean swells in the winter, making it a dramatical place to visit.
Today we make our way to Hali to get ready for a glacier walk with our licensed guide and get all gear before a visit to an ice cave on Iceland's largest glacier Vatnajokull. During our hike, we will learn about glaciers in Iceland before we enter a naturally formed ice cave. Going into an ice cave is a truly memorable experience so make sure you bring your camera. Another fantastic stop is the amazing glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon This stunning place is full of icebergs, seals and incredible moving chunks of ice. After our visit, we then head to the diamond beach and explore there and get close and personal with the big ice chunks on the black sand beach.
Today we drive back along the south coast and admire the beautiful views to the west views and take some photographic stops as we drive along with stops before we find a suitable lunch option en route. After lunch, we continue onwards to the Blue Lagoon, where we will indulge ourselves and relax in the beautiful geothermal water. Now we get the chance to apply a facial mask to help rejuvenation our skin and enjoy a relaxing drink in the Lagoon while merely letting the day pass slowly by as we enjoy this soothing climax to our incredible adventure.
We head back to the city and our centre hotel before we head out for our farewell dinner with our adventure guide and afterwards some free time to explore the other bars of Reykjavik
End of Tour
Depending on your departure times we have either a lazy morning at the hotel before being dropped off at the airport by your guide and to bid a fond farewell to beautiful Iceland.
Chasing the Northern Lights - $2,875 per person
4 Nights | 5 Breakfasts | 3 Lunches | 4 Dinners | Fully Guided |
Private Vehicle | Included Entries | Airport Greet and Drop off
October 2022 6th - 11th | 13th - 17th
November 2022 24th - 29th
December 2022 15th - 19th
January 2023 5th-10th | 12th -17th | 19th - 24th
February 2023 23rd - 28th
March 20232nd -7th | 9th - 14th | 16 - 21st
Please note that we require a minimum of 4 passengers to run these trips; however, please get in touch with us if you need a private bespoke tour.
Aurora Forecast Iceland -
Iceland Winter Adventure
Meet the locals
Land of the Horse
In Iceland, there are more than 80,000 Icelandic horses and they are often seen throughout Iceland out in the open fields, trekking along the black sands or on some of the large farms. They are native to Iceland and are said to have been introduced during the Viking occupations from the 9th Century. The Icelandic horse is a breed apart from all other horse breeds, in more than a few aspects, and among its most celebrated features are its five natural, and unique gaits: the walk, the trot, the canter, the tölt, and the flying pace. They are truly amazing animals and on our travels, we learn more about them and their importance to Icelandic culture.
Natures own lightshow
Chase the Northern Lights
Northern Lights Iceland
Iceland is famous for its northern lights, and with such a dramatic landscape watching the Aurora dance above is something to behold. While there are no guarantees of seeing them, we seek them on those clear nights from October to March. It's an incredible thrill heading out into the night searching for them and never knowing where and when they will appear, but when they do, it is as if someone just flipped a switch to nature's most incredible light show. Being here and a part of it lives with you a lifetime.
So much to see and do
Of course, there is so much more to do and see in winter in Iceland, head out onto the black sand beaches, walk into the glaciers, marvel at the glacial Lagoon and diamond beach or taste the delicious Icelandic cuisine. The weather can be unpredictable, there can be storms, snowfall and maybe even the odd volcanic eruption but it's all part of the adventure and Icelanders just take everything in their stride. There are of course those other wonderful experiences when one goes to the Blue Lagoon and takes a dip in a thermal bath. One thing is for sure on a short winter break in Iceland you won't be bored.