Iceland Winter

Classic, Reykjavík to Reykjavík

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Most people that visit Iceland go in the summer, but there's a whole other side to this place in the winter months. (It is called "Iceland," after all.) Spend the first five days doing really cool things like hiking glaciers, snowshoeing through Þingvellir National Park, reflecting on life under the Northern Lights, and warming up in hot springs. Then spend two days in exploring colourful, cool Reykjavík. See another side of this amazing country.

What’s included

  • Lava caving (Leiðarendi Cave)
  • Golden Circle sightseeing
  • Þingvellir National Park visit
  • Geysir Hot Spring visit
  • Gullfoss Waterfall visit
  • Northern Lights hunting (2 nts)
  • Visit to Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Southern coast drive including Skógarfoss Waterfall and Seljalndsfoss Waterfall
  • Free time in Reykjaviík for optional activities
  • Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations

Highlights

  • Explore iceland's glaciers and waterfalls
  • Keep your eyes peeled for dazzling displays of the northern lights
  • Soak your muscles in natural hot springs
  • Explore reykjavík at your own pace.

Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavík Make your way to Reykjavík today to start your tour. Have some time before the welcome meeting? Consider stopping for a dip at the Blue Lagoon, explore the Reykjavík harbour, or visit the Harpa museum. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Reykjavík/Álftröð (1B, 1D) Travel from Reykjavík to a lava cave in the Bláfjöll Mountains. Explore the cave before continuing on to Þingvellir National Park. Visit sights like Geysir Hot Spring and Gullfoss Waterfall. In the evening, head out looking for Northern Lights in the Golden Circle before returning to Álftröð. Additional Notes: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and sightings will be dependent on weather conditions. G Adventures cannot guarantee that travellers booked on this tour will experience the Northern Lights. Included Activities: Lava Caving by the Blue Mountains Thingvellir National Park Visit Gullfoss Waterfall Visit Geysir Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 40km) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 70km) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 40km)
Day 3 Álftröð (1B, 1L, 1D) Hike around the Reykjadalur area. Take in the stunning landscapes and soak in geothermally-heated springs along the route. This evening step outside for another chance to view the Northern Lights. Additional Notes: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and sightings will be dependent on weather conditions. G Adventures cannot guarantee that travellers booked on this tour will experience the Northern Lights. Included Activities: Hot Springs Hike
Day 4 Álftröð/Reykjavík (1B, 1L) Travel to the Sólheimajökull Glacier, and spend the morning exploring this incredible valley. Opt to hike around the stunning area, or take a glacier hike. Drive the scenic southern coast and visit the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on the way back to Reykjavík. Included Activities: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit Skógafoss Waterfall Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 113km) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 38km) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 30km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 148km)
Day 5 Reykjavík (1B) Free day to explore the city and surrounding area. Opt to go snorkeling between tectonic plates, explore this quaint town, or get your adrenaline pumping on one of the many activities available around Reykjavík. Additional Notes: Days 5-7 of this itinerary are unescorted by a CEO, giving you the maximum time for activities and personal exploration. Want to do more with your tour? Pre-book any of the following activities to experience during your free time in Reykjavík: Þórsmörk Volcano Hike and Super Jeep Tour (full-day) and Snorkelling in Þingvellir National Park (half-day). Any optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival in Reykjavík.
Day 6 Reykjavík (1B) Raise a glass of Brennivín (the famous Icelandic Schnapps) and toast to the great adventure had.
Day 7 Reykjavík (1B) Depart at any time.
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