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Explore the beautiful Icelandic winter scene with this 6-day tour covering incredible sites like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the South Coast. Visit all three national parks in Iceland, filled with natural wonders: Þingvellir on the Golden Circle, Snæfellsjökull in the west and Vatnajökull in the south.
See the very best highlights of Iceland as well as the lesser known beauties our incredible island has to offer. Watch the whales off the shores of Reykjavík or spend a day on the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula, enter a winter-world inside an authentic ice cave and go hunting for the stunning Northern Lights
01 Nov - 28 Mar: DailyDuration
6 daysStart time
You will be notified post booking
Good news! You can get picked from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don't worry if you haven't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator.
Same as start point
Day 1 - Arrival and Northern Lights
Be driven through the rocky landscape on your way to Reykjavík. Spend the evening getting to know the city, walking the narrow and colourful streets or sampling the cuisine found in the bars, coffee shops, and cafés around town. You may choose to take the complimentary Northern Lights boat tour today. Hop 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 stunning auroras. Alternately, you can take a Northern Lights minibus tour to head out into the countryside to see glimmers of colour against a backdrop of the Icelandic wilderness under the night sky.You'll spend the night in Reykjavik
Day 2- The Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon
Marvel at the wonders of the Golden Circle starting with Þingvellir National Park, a site located between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. You may choose to visit Silfra, a site filled with crystal clear glacial water which makes it a popular snorkelling and diving site. Head next to Geysir geothermal area where the impressive Strokkur geyser erupts every five to ten minutes, creating a water column that can reach heights of up to 40m! Then visit Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most iconic falls in Iceland and watch the Hvítá glacier river cascade into an ancient gorge in two tiers with enormous power.
Day 3 - The South Coast
Immerse yourself in the waterfalls, glaciers and coastal wonders of the South Coast and drive past the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano which erupted in 2010. The first site you will reach is Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall you can fully encircle for some wonderful views. Also visit the Gljúfrabúi, another beautiful waterfall which is not seen by many as it is hidden in a cleft in a mountain before heading to the famous Skógafoss waterfall renowned for its awe-inspiring power.
Day 4 - Deep Inside the Ice Cave
Cover the remainder of the South Coast as you pass the lush Skaftafell Nature Reserve which has now been absorbed by the beautiful Vatnajökull National Park. Explore this verdant, forested area which has many hiking trails, including the start of the trail to Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur in Öræfajökull glacier.
Day 5 - Your Choice: Reykjavik vs Snaefellsnes Peninsula
You may choose to spend your day sightseeing in the quirky and stylish Reykjavik as you stroll the avenue while looking at the wares of the funky shops where you find everything from Icelandic handicrafts and souvenirs to books, volcanic jewelry and more. Down by the Old Harbour, you can stop for lunch in one of the many restaurants and then take a whale watching tour around the harbour area.
Day 6 - Farewell to Iceland
On your final day in Iceland, take the convenient airport shuttle from your hotel to Keflavík International Airport. Before you depart the city, if time permits, stop at a café or cheese shop for one last nibble, finish up any last-minute shopping, and visit any museums or special spots you may have missed such as the Hallgrímskirkja church, known for its architecture inspired by the basalt cliffs of Iceland and the statue of famous explorer Leifur Eiríksson in front.
Voucher Information : Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). AT this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details. They're a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm. Minimum age required to undertake this tour is 8 years.
For activities like ice caving, jeans are not recommended because denim, once wet, will spread moisture and take a long time to dry, leaving the wearer extremely cold!
We suggest, wear hiking shoes, outerwear suited to chilly and rainy weather. Don't forget to being camera, swimsuit, towel.
Due to increased demand for travel services in Iceland and low availability, travel companies in Iceland can not guarantee specific accommodations. However, we can always provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows.
It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.