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9-day around Iceland winter tour

 

Tour duration

9 days

Availability

October – April

Difficulty

Easy

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Included

  • Transport, airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Hotel or guesthouse accommodation (private bathroom).
  • Breakfast on day 2 to 9.
  • Lunch on day 2.
  • Entrance for all sights and activities (except extras).
  • Blue Lagoon comfort ticket (admission, towels, 1 drink, silica mask).
  • 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

DAY 1

DAY 1

Airport Pickup and transfer to hotel. A short Reykjavík sightseeing.

DAY 2

THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK.

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 World Heritage Site in 2004. We walk to Öxarárfoss waterfall.

STROKKUR AND THE GEYSER AREA.

You probably did not know that the english name geyser”, derives from the one and only in the Haukadalur area. The geyser Geysir itself erupts boiling water up to 70 meters, but is almost inactive. Strokkur, only few meters apart from Geyser, erupts on average every 4 minutes.

GULLFOSS, GOLDEN WATERFALL.

Near Geysir is the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. Enjoy the view from above and walk down the path to get close to the powerful waterfall.

FRIÐHEIMAR.

At Friðheimar greenhouse, tomatoes are cultivated, using geothermal heat and geothermally generated electricity. With a tropical climate inside, they have opened a restaurant, right there in the tomato field. The main ingredients in their menu are, of course, tomatoes grown there. This is a very rare and unique lunch experience.

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.  Overrnight near Hvolsvöllur.

DAY 3

SELJALANDSFOSS

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is 60 m high, and is one of few in the world where you can easily walk and experience it from behind.

SKÓGAFOSS

Skógafoss is the most famous waterfall in Iceland. 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.

REYNISDRANGAR AND REYNISFJARA BLACK BEACH

Iceland is a volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in color. 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 the remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a seastack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.

HORSEBACK RIDING, ATV OR GLACIER WALK

FJARÐÁRGLJÚFUR CANYON

Overnight near Skaftafell.

DAY 4

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 BOAT TRIP 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.

ICE CAVE EXPLORATION

Ice cave exploration into natural ice caves, in winter (November – March). Overnight near Höfn.

DAY 5

EGILSSTAÐIR VILLAGE

On our way to Mývatn, we will visit Djúpivogur and Egilsstaðir village which is located on the banks of the Lagarfljót river. 

DETTIFOSS WATERFALL

Dettifoss waterfall is the largest waterfall in Iceland and the most powerful in Iceland and Europe. It falls about 100 meters down to Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.

MÝVATN LAKE

Lake Mývatn is one of the largest lakes in Iceland, home to many migrating birds in the summer. Skútustaðagígar are beautiful pseudocraters at the southwestern corner of the lake.

JARÐBÖÐ SPA

Jarðböð spa, is naturally heated man-made lagoon, with mineral-rich waters known for their health-giving properties. Overnight at Myvatn.

DAY 6

NÁMASKARÐ / HVERARÖND GEOTHERMAL AREA

Námaskarð, often referred to Hverarönd is an active and ever-changing field of thermal springs, mud pots and boiling mud. The geothermal activity brings to the surface bubbling mud pools and steaming ground and colorful fumaroles and solfataras. The beautiful colours are due to sulphur and white and yellowish-brown sulphates are deposited.

DIMMUBORGIR

Dimmuborgir, an amazing geological wonder, is composed of massive lava tubes, up to few meters in diameter. They were formed about 2.300 years ago, when the lava flowed over a small lake. The water started to boil and the vapour rose through the lava forming these massive lava tubes. Dimmuborgir is the home to the icelandic jule lads.

GOÐAFOSS WATERFALL

On our way to Akureyri we stop by the amazing Goðafoss, „Waterfall of the Gods.

AKUREYRI TOWN

We arrive in Akureyri. Free time in Akureyri. Overnight in Akureyri.

DAY 7

REYKAJVÍK SIGHTSEEING

On our way to Reykjavík we drive past villages such as Laugabakki, Blönduós and Borgarnes.

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.

DAY 8

LAVA CAVE AND WHALE WATCHING AND WHALE MUSEUM

DAY 9

AIRPORT DROPOFF

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