Take this extraordinary Iceland travel and discover the world like never before!
Iceland is an unbelievable wonderland strikingly extraordinary for even the most experienced traveller. A Nordic country that is hard to fathom unless you are right there, Iceland can stun you with its riveting attractions. Moving landscapes that can entrance you any time of the year filled with lofty glaciers, fiery lava fields, nerve calming hot springs, marine giants and of course the midnight sun, everyday calls for an adventure in Iceland.
Destinations covered: Reykjavik, South Iceland, West Iceland
This is a short and sweet manual for first timers who are excited to go for Iceland travel. We want to ensure that you have a shock proof experience during your Iceland travel and avoid those “classic first time mistakes” while you are there. Also, we have listed a few tips and giveaways for you so that you know your destination a tad bit better and can enjoy a stress-free vacation with your folks. Take note of these little pointers and you are good to go.
Welcome to the land of white! Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Icelandair Hotel Natura in Reykjavík where you spend the night. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland’s capital on your own. Dinner suggestions as well!
Your real Iceland travel journey begins today. At 09:00, meet your tour guide and explore the Reykjanes peninsula with its many unusual geological features and moon-like landscapes. We stop for 3 hours at the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in its warm geothermal water. We continue to the Reykjanes folk & maritime museum, located in a natural paradise, showing items which were essential for the livelihood on both land and sea. Next door to the museum are two beautiful light houses, surrounded by amazing ocean view.
During the two hours journey to West Iceland our expert tour guide tells you about Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Stay 2 nights Icelandair Hotel Hamar, near Borgarnes in West Iceland. After a 2-course dinner, join a torch walk into the darkness, soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible.
These spectacular sky-light shows are also known as the Aurora Borealis and are frequently seen in Iceland from September through April on clear and crisp nights. White and green are usually the dominant colours of Northern Lights but sometimes there are considerable color variations. They are ephemeral, however, sightings are not guaranteed.
Today, we take you by bus and an 8-wheel drive monster truck to Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier, for a once in a lifetime adventure deep inside one of the world’s largest man made ice caverns. The caverns are composed of an extensive system of tunnels and chambers that stretch close to 300 metres into the solid ice cap towards a breath taking natural ice cave at the heart of the glacier.
Making your way inside the glacier you are able to explore various nooks and chambers and see a huge ice crevasse. As you walk further along the tunnel, the ice gets older and its colour gradually changes from white to deep-blue. We also explore Borgarfjörður which is known as the Saga valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to visit Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring which produces 180 liters per second of water that is nearly boiling – 97° Celsius.
Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field. Barnafoss – the Children’s falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale. In the evening, we step into the hotel garden in search of the Northern Lights followed by relaxing in the geothermal outdoor hot tubs and a hot cup of chocolate or tea.
Today Iceland travel takes a wild turn as we travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord and reach Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We continue to the Golden Circle route. On we travel to Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts tourists and travellers in summer and winter. After a simple Icelandic lunch we join a snowmobile tour (two persons sharing a snowmobile) on the nearby Langjökull glacier.
Afterwards we go to see the Geysir geothermal fields – we will see a steam rising from the Strokkur geysir as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minutes intervals. Overnight and dinner is at Hotel Gullfoss, a small countryside hotel in South Iceland. Tonight, we look out for northern lights from the hotel garden and experience the true Viking winter wonderland amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland.
Today, we take you out along the South coast. The first stop is at the explosion crater called Kerið which is filled with water and resembles an ancient amphitheatre. We continue to Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon, we take you on a glacier walk. The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends from the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the sandy plains of the Icelandic south coast.
The spectacular surroundings are marked by rugged and majestic rock formations thoroughly shaped by the glacier. On this fun, safe and easy to moderate glacier walk you get to explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on the breath-taking Sólheimajökull glacier.
While enjoying all the features of the glacier and its spectacular surroundings, you learn more about the behaviour of glaciers and their impact on nature. No technical requirements are needed for the tour as an experienced glacier guide teaches you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe which are provided for glacier walk tours.
Duration of this activity is about 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walk (one-way) from the parking lot to the glacier edge itself. Minimum age for the glacier hike is 10 years. You need to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. After a 2-course dinner, join a torch walk to the black lava beach and look out if the auroras are across the sky.
Today’s Iceland travel program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. A long drive brings us to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. In the afternoon, we spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier.
In the evening, enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights educational program. Beware of not going to bed too soon or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.
From Vík we travel to Reynisfjara, a black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain. In the afternoon, we return to Reykjavik for a short city tour and some leisure time to explore Iceland’s capital on our own, visit museums, do some shopping or simply rest after all this touring.
Farewell dinner at Gourmet restaurant in Reykjavik, followed by a 2-3 hours Northern Lights hunt by boat to escape from the city lights. Around midnight, we return to Icelandair Hotel Natura for one last night.
Today after breakfast, Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport. Your Iceland travel journey ends her today. Hope you had an absolute blast!.
CHANGE OF PROGRAM: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.
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Service tax extra as per new GST rules
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This tour is subject to availability at the time of booking.