Guided Tour - Iceland in Winter for 6 Days

Iceland Guided Tours Winter

Guided Tour – Iceland in Winter for 6 Days

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Iceland in winter is simply a wonderful time but we understand that not everybody is interested in a self-drive tour in snowy and icy conditions. Therefore we created this special Iceland Winter Tour only with guided tours included. Enjoy Iceland in its winter colors and visit the highlights of Iceland such as geyser, waterfalls, jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and glacier. See the magic Northern Lights in the winter sky and enjoy Reykjavik the world’s northernmost capital.

 

Day 1: Arrival and Northern Lights

Iceland winter tourWelcome to Iceland in winter! Our private chauffeur will wait for you in the arrival hall of the international airport and will bring you to your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik. In the afternoon we recommend to explore the city center of Reykjavik. You should visit Harpa Music Hall, the Halgrims Church, the Laugavegur shopping street and the small lake Tjörnin often frequented by many water birds. In the evening you will join a Northern Lights tour by minibus. You will leave the city with its disturbing lights and you will search for the magic lights also called Aurora in the country side. You stay for the night in a comfortable accommodation in the city center.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavik City, Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa concert hall, lake Tjörnin, Northern Lights tour, and more

Day 2: Golden Circle and Fontana Spa Wellness

iceland golden circleToday you go on a guided bus tour around the Golden Circle to see three of Iceland´s most stunning sights – Þingvellir National Park, Geyser geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. After these natural wonders you will visit Fontana´s natural steam baths. Relax in various hot tubs and steam baths naturally heated by Icelandic hot springs. Before returning back to Reykjavik, you can taste some typical Icelandic rye bread which is slow-baked in the natural hot springs. In the evening you can go on another (optional) Northern Lights tour or you visit one of the gourmet restaurants in Reykjavik. Reykjavik is also famous for its nightlife and the bars are open during weekends until 04:00 a.m.

Highlights of the the tour: Þingvellir National Park, Geyser geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Fontana Spa (entrance included), and more

Day 3: Waterfalls and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

winter icelandFor the next two days you will visit the beautiful South of Iceland. You get picked up in the morning for a special guided tour in a small group (18 persons maximum). Leave the city and pass the town of Hveragerði a geothermal area with many green houses. First stop for the day is the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. The next stop is Skógafoss waterfall which cascades down around 65 metres. Your next stop will be at the village of Vík where you will find the black sand beach with some picturesque basalt column formations.

In the afternoon you will visit the famous glacial lagoon Jökulsarlon with huge floating icebergs broken from the great Vatnsjokull glacier. In the evening you arrive at your accommodation close by and if the weather is good and the sky is clear you will look for the magic Northern Lights at Jokulsarlon.

Highlights of the Day: The waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, black sand beach in Vík and its basalt columns, Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon, and more

Day 4: Glacier Hike and South Coast

glacier hike icelandAfter breakfast you will start your journey west towards Reykjavik. The highlight for today is a one hour long glacier hike and you will walk on a glacier in crampons. Enjoy the fabulous view over the glacier and see interesting ice formations, crevasses, glacier mice and deep ice crevasses. On your way you will see the giant lava field of Eldjarhraun which was formed from a large lava flow. Close bye are the Landbrotsholar Hills, one of the largest pseudo-crater areas in the world. Dependent on the weather and time you will make a short stop Dyrholaey a small but majestic promontory at the southernmost point of the mainland. In the evening you arrive back in Reykjavik where you will stay for the night.

Highlights of the day: Glacier hike, Dyrholaey, and more

Day 5: Caving Tour and Museums in Reykjavik

In the morning you will be picked up to go on an exciting lava tunnel excursion. The cave you will visit is about 1,360 meters long, 30 meters wide with about 10 meters in height. With the scale of the tunnel, makes it one of the largest lava tunnel in Iceland. The cave was formed as a Lava Tube during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred about 5,200 years ago. You will return to Reykjavík and in the afternoon you can spend in the city of Reykjavik and we recommend to visit the old harbor area where many interesting museums are located such as the Northern Lights Center, the Saga Museum or the Whales of Iceland.

Highlights of the day: Lava caving tour, Reykjavik, and more

Day 6: Departure Iceland winter tour

iceland winter vacationYour winter adventure is about to come to its end. Take the shuttle bus to Keflavik International Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you still have time to stop at Blue Lagoon and enjoy a soak in the milky blue earth sea, a perfect end to your stay and a nice way to relax and unwind before your flight home.

 

 

 

Detailed Information guided Iceland in winter tour

Accommodation

We offer two different accommodation categories for this Iceland in winter tour:

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationBudget Budget accommodation includes shared facilities in guesthouses. In some you might find a TV and a washbasin in your room. All offer a continental breakfast that is included in the price.

 

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationComfort In Comfort accommodation you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These would be a 3 star hotel or better guesthouse. All offer a continental breakfast that is included in the price.

 

 

 

Season: Mid of September until mid of April

When coming to Iceland from November to March, it would be also possible to add the visit of a natural ice cave to the itinerary. Please ask your travel agent for more details.

Included:

  • 5 nights accommodation (Budget or Comfort) with breakfast
  • Private pick up and transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Optional private information meeting with our travel consultant in Reykjavik before your tour starts
  • Northern Lights Tour by minibus
  • Golden Circle Tour by bus with entrance to the Fontana Spa
  • 2 days tour to the South of Iceland with 1 hour glacier hike included
  • Guided lava cave tour
  • Bus transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavík Airport with pick-up at your accommodation
  • Use of an Icelandic mobile phone with 1,500 ISK worth of calls
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance

 

The day tours and multi day tour included in this package are operated by reliable partners. Please contact us and get a price quote for this Iceland in winter Tour. Note that this tour is fully customizable and days and activities can be added upon request. Please mention the tour code (NL-09) in your message.

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