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Winter Wonders

It's a magical WORLD

5 nights stays in 4 star or similar traditional accommodation, Icelandic breakfast, 5 dinners, 3 lunches, fully guided and private vehicle, airport pick up and drop off and included excursions and entrances.

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

A few of the winter Highlights Reykjavik, Glaciers, ice caves, black sands, waterfalls, Vikings, coastlines, searching for the northern lights, walking, super jeeps, dark skies, folklore, Icelandic horses

Why we love it

We love this adventure as it takes you to see some of winter’s wonders and its transformation on the landscape. Iceland is a very different place in winter, and the thrill of going out in the darkness looking for the northern lights with stunning backdrops is truly something to savour.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • 5 nights B&B accommodation

  • Fully guided activities

  • Own private vehicle and driver guide

  • Glacier Walk

  • Glacier Lagoon

  • Northern Lights searching ( weather permitting)

  • Airport pick up and drop off

  • Blue Lagoon Experience

£4,500 per person

DATES 2020/2021

SEPTEMBER 2020

OCTOBER 2020

NOVEMBER 2020

DECEMBER 2020

  • 18th September 2020

  • 13th October 2020

  • 20th October 2020

  • 19th November 2020

  • 25th November 2020

  • 5th December 2020

January 2021

  • 12th January 2021

  • 19th January 2021

February 2021

  • 23rd February 2021

MARCH 2021

  • 16th March 2021

Group size 4 to 6 people

Should you wish to book a trip exclusivley for two to six people we are able to provide this for a supplement.

Our office will be more than pleased to facilitate any such request

Itinerary

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.

Overnight Accommodation Evening meal




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

2 nights accommodation Dinner Entrance to Lava centre




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.

Lunch & Dinner Guided glacier walk




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.

1 night accommodation dinner Blue Lagoon




Day 6 Adventure Over


Today you depart Iceland and get dropped off at the airport to board your international flights back home.





Please Note

While we strive to deliver everything that is in our itinerary, there are occasions when in the 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.

Not Included

The price for this adventure does not include​

  • International Flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance​

  • Visas if required

We are pleased to provide any further information required at time of booking or email us with any queries

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