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7-day family winter tour

 

Tour duration

7 days

Availability

September – April

Difficulty

Easy

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Included

  • Transport, airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Hotel or guesthouse accommodation (private bathroom).
  • Breakfast every morning.
  • Lunch on day 3.
  • Entrance for all sights and activities (except extras).
  • Blue Lagoon comfort ticket (admission, towels, 1 drink, silica mask).
  • Entrance to the Secret Lagoon.
  • Services of a Professional Guide.
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation, or meet us at bus stop number 8, Hallgrímskirkja.
  • Vehicle at disposal for 5 days.
  • All taxes.

What to bring

  • Bring warm and waterproof clothes, gloves and headwear and good shoes, preferably hiking boots.

  • This is a multi-day tour and you should bring your luggage with you.

  • Swimsuit and towel.

  • A camera is always good to have.

Tour Program

Are you travelling with your children or your extended family, this is something for you! All-inclusive family package including everyting but lunch (except day 2) and dinner. We can include lunch and dinner for you! Start your adventure on a horseback riding, an ATV adventure or a lava cave exploration. Let us know which experience you like when you book. After your adventure we will explore Reykjanes Peninsula GEOPARK, to look at geology, volcanology, geothermal formations, mud polls and steaming hot spring and end the day in the relaxing atmosphere in the Blue Lagoon. Explore the Golden Circle, visiting Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall, enjoy a rare lunch experiene at the unique Friðheimar Greenhouse restaurant and unwind in the warm and cosy Secret Lagoon. The South Coast 2 day tour includes waterfalls, glaciers, glacier lagoons, Diamons Beach, Reynisdrangar and Reynisfjara Black Beache and Fjardargljufur Canyon. Adventure out on sea to loook at whales and puffins and enjoy a tour around Reykjavík City, visiting all the highlights of the city and learn about the history and culture of Reykjavík. Northen Lights hunt, where we find the best spot to enjoy this magnificent  natural phenomenon.

DAY 1

Arrival at Keflavík airport, where our guide waits for you. Transfer to the accommodation in Reykjavík. An orientation tour of Reykjavík. If there is northern lights opportunity tonight we will go hunting for them. Hotel in Reykjavík.

DAY 2

REYKJAVÍK SIGHTSEEING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS MUSEUM
Reykajvík Sightseeing and visit all the landmarks of the city. Visit the city centre and learn about the history of the settlement and the life of people in Reykjavik throughout history. Visit Harpa Opera House, the sculpture called Sun Voyager and Höfði House. Enjoy the spectacular view of Reykjavík and Northen Lights Museum.

WHALE AND PUFFIN WATCHING
Enjoy a Whale Watching tour from Reykjavik where you will be able to experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving bird life, as well as visit our large variety of sea-life, including minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins among other whale species. A comfort and unique experience while making sure the environment is protected and respected in every way possible.

NORTHERN LIGHTS
Northern lights hunt in the evening. We will find the right spot for the Northen Lights tonight and enjoy this magnificent nature phenomenon. Hotel in Reykjavík.

DAY 3

THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK AND ÖXARÁRFOSS WATERFALL
Thingvellir is characterized by tectonic rift valley and marks the rifting of the Eurasian and North American plates from each other. In 930 the Icelandic Parliament, the first democracy in the world, was established at Thingvellir. Thingvellir became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Enjoy a short walk to Öxarárfoss waterfall.

 STROKKUR AND THE GEYSER AREA
Did you know that the english name “geyser”, derives from the one and only in the Haukadalur area in Iceland? The geyser Geysir itself erupts boiling water up to 70 meters, but is almost inactive now. Strokkur, only few meters apart from Geyser, erupts on average every 5 minutes.

GULLFOSS, GOLDEN WATERFALL
Near Geysir is the Gullfoss Waterfall, which probably tops the list of being the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. Enjoy the view from above and walk down the path to get close to the powerful waterfall.

FRIÐHEIMAR GREENHOUSE FARM AND HORSE VISIT
At Friðheimar greenhouse, tomatoes are cultivated, using geothermal heat and geothermallly generated electricity. With a tropical climate inside, they have opened a restaurant, right there in the tomato field. The main ingredients in their menu is of course, tomatoes grown there. This is a very rare and unique lunch experience. On the way we visit some friendly Icelandic horses.

SECRET LAGOON
Secret Lagoon is a natural geothermal bath, where you bath in raw nature and relax at the end of the day. 

NORTHERN LIGHTS
Northern lights hunt in the evening.  Hotel in Reykjavík.

Please let us know if you like to add a Snowmobile tour (minimum age is 6) or snorkeling in Silfra (minimum age is 14) to this day.

DAY 4

SELJALANDSFOSS WATERFALL
Seljalandsfoss is a 60 m high waterfall, beautifully located and exceptional because you can enjoy it from behind. A path takes you around the waterfall and standing behind it is a rare and unique experience. However, on very cold days the path can be closed because of ice, but then you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful icy landscape.

SKÓGAFOSS WATERFALL
Skógafoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. It is also 60 m high and about 25 m wide. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are both in glacier rivers, meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull is now famous for it’s 2010 volcanic eruption that disrupted air traffic in Europe.

SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL GLACIER
Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, flowing out of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla. Glaciers are retreating and disappearing around us on an unprecedented rate. It is predicted that in a few decades the glaciers in Iceland will all be gone.

DYRHÓLAEY
At Dyrhólaey there is an amazing view of the south coast landscape and black beaches. Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory that the sea has eroded from the headland. In summer Dyrhólaey is rich in bird life, the most common, the puffin. Note, in spring during nesting Dyrhólaey is closed.

REYNISDRANGAR AND REYNISFJARA BLACK BEACH
Iceland is a volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in colour. Hence, the “Black Beaches”. The black beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. On the beach, there are remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a sea stack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.

VÍK VILLAGE
Vík village is a small village south of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. 
Hotel near Höfn.

Please let us know if you like to add a glacier hike to this day (minimum age is 10).

DAY 5

SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK
Skaftafell National Park belongs now to a larger, Vatnajökull National Park, which covers Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, and the surrounding wilderness. In Skaftafell we hike to the beautiful Svartifoss, in English, the Black Waterfall. Svartifoss cascades about 20 m (65 ft) down a beautiful cliff, made of hexagonal black basalt columns. 

JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON AND DIAMOND BEACH 
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a beautiful lagoon in front of a calving glacier. We will enjoy the amazing view of floating icebergs in a lagoon and walk between them at the black beach, which is sometimes referred to The Diamond Beach. A boat trip in the lagoon is optional and can be booked on location or in advance with us. The sailing tour between icebergs and close to the glacier makes the visit even more memorable. 

FJARÐÁRGLJÚFUR CANYON 
Fjarðargljúfur canyon is a beautiful canyon carved and formed by glacial river during the termination of the last ice age, about 9.000 years ago. The canyon is about 100 m deep and 2 km long. Fjarðárgljúfur became world famous after appearing in one of Justin Bieber´s music video. Hotel in Reykjavík.
Please let us know if you like to add Blue Ice Cave experience (November – March only) (minimum age is 8 years).

DAY 6

HORSEBACK RIDING, ATV OR LAVA CAVE EXPLORATION
Start this day on a horseback riding tour, an ATV adventure or a lava cave exploration (please indicate your preference when you book).

BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS
The Bridge Between Continents is a small footbridge over a major fissure, which is formed by tectonics and rifting of the two continental plates, Eurasian and North American plates, from each other.

REYKJANES LIGHTHOUSE AND CLIFFS
After passing the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, we drive towards the sea where we enjoy a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, high cliffs and black rock formations.

BLUE LAGOON
Blue Lagoon is one of the best natural spas in the world. The history of the Blue Lagoon can be traced back to 1976 when a reservoir was formed in Svartsengi from the work of the Geothermal Power Plant Svartsengi. People discovered that the soil had a positive effect on the skin, especially for those suffering from psoriasis skin disease. Since then the Blue Lagoon has become one of the worlds most amazing baths and spas in the world. Hotel in Reykjavík.

DAY 7

AIRPORT DROPOFF

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