A 5-night wonder experience into Iceland in search of the northern lights, star gazing and exploring the winter wonders. Imagine stepping out onto black sand beaches, walking through clouds on the incredible glaciers, visiting the glacial lagoon and witnessing frozen waterfalls. This is winter in Iceland
Iceland is spectacular at any time of year, but for us, winter brings its extraordinary drama. Now is the moment the land gets transformed by natures, invisible artist. With the coming of winter, the contrasts in nature become more extreme. The Atlantic Ocean churns up impressive storms and as the days shorten life takes on a different pace. The light is impressive, and the scenery astonishing. Winter in Iceland is something not to miss, and it is the opportunity to treat yourself to something extraordinary in a winter wonderland.
$2,500 per person
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Day 1 - Arrival Iceland
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.
Day 2 - Waterfalls, Geysir and oldest parliament, Icelandic Horses
We travel to the historical site of Thingvellir National park, UNESCO World Heritage site and the site of the world's oldest parliament was founded in 930 A.D which 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 a farm in Fridheimar where we will experience another fascinating place and learn about horticulture and the unique Icelandic horses that have been Icelanders’ best friends and companion for centuries. At the farm we then go and visit the incredible greenhouse to learn about their tomato growing and other fascinating horticultural crops before lunch, where the menu usually includes their fantastic tomato soup and homemade bread.
After lunch, we’ll head out to visit the impressive waterfall at 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, bubbling mud pots and hot springs, take a look at Strokkur and 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.
Day 3 South Coast, Waterfalls, Geology , black sand beach
Today we 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 interactive exhibition which will give you a terrific understanding of what goes on during an eruption.
We then head to the beautiful waterfall at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss which are known locally for rainbows and heavy spray.
Your lunch option for today is a cute little café right next to the waterfall, with good food and excellent view.After lunch, we venture on to Dyrholaey, a beautiful island that is attached to the mainland by a sand reef. There are strange and unusual rock formations here and provide us with excellent views over to the two glaciers of 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 dramatic place to visit
Day 4 Glacier walk, Ice cave, icebergs and diamond beach
After breakfast, we drive out to Hali to get ready for a glacier walk with our licensed guide and get fully kitted out in suitable clothing provided by the operator 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.
After the hike, we go back to Hali, where we have lunch at the family museum and then drive back to our accommodation, stopping along the way at the amazing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. This stunning place is full of icebergs, seals and incredible moving mini icebergs After our visit, we head to Diamond beach and explore where we can get up close and personal with the big ice chunks on the black sand beach.
On our way back to the hotel, we stop for photo opportunities and a visit to the centre Skaftafell area in the National park.
Weather permitting and after dinner, we search for the northern lights in the area around our hotel.
Day 5 - South Coast, Blue Laggoon & Reykjavik
Today we drive back along the south coast and admire the beautiful views to the west. We make some photo stops as we drive along before we find a lunch stop. 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 rejuvenate our skin and sip 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 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.
Day 6 Adventure Over
Today you depart Iceland and get dropped off at the airport to board your international flights back home.
While we strive to deliver everything that is in our itinerary, there are occasions when in Iceland we may need to cancel boat trips or other activities at short notice owing to the weather. While this is unfortunate it is part of the course and we will do our utmost to reschedule or find an alternative activity to replace it.
The price for this adventure does not include
Personal Travel Insurance
Visas if required
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