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Icelandic Winter Splendours ICE

Visiting: Iceland
Trip Duration 10 Days
 

Cultural Discovery Tour of Iceland in Winter

This adventure allows us to explore the stunning natural beauty of Iceland's volcanic landscape in winter with its snow-covered glaciers, steaming geysers and lava fields. We also have the opportunity to experience an earth quake simulator, go dog-sledding, explore a Viking heritage centre, walk on a glacier and hopefully watch wildlife including reindeer and whales in their natural habitat. If we are lucky, we may even experience the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.

Tour Highlights

  • Akureyri - Take an exhilarating snow cat ride to the top of Kaldbakur Mountain. Later, enjoy a traditional fish lunch and beer tasting
  • Lake Myvatn - Explore this diverse volcanic landscape and warm up in the Nature Baths
  • Golden Circle - Travel around Iceland's famous loop to see the remarkable natural wonders of Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss
  • Reykjavik - Discover this vibrant and contrasting city that is the world's most northerly capital
  • Northern Lights - Stay in accommodation providing the best chance of viewing this natural spectacle

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join trip at Keflavik airport and visit the Blue Lagoon

  • 2
    Travel to Akureyri 'the capital of the north'

  • 3
    Snow tractor or super-jeep excursion; boat to Hrisey Island

  • 4
    Godafoss waterfall, Lake Myvatn and the Nature Baths

  • 5
    Visit Seydisfjordur or Reydarfjodur en route to Egilsstadir

  • 6
    Coastal road to Hofn; chance to see the Northern Lights

  • 7
    Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and travel to Vik

  • 8
    Golden Circle tour of Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

  • 9
    Reykjavik tour and free time in the capital

  • 10
    Trip ends at Keflavik airport

Trip notes

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Why Book this trip
An ideal tour for anyone with a sense of adventure! This tour offers the best of Iceland at a spectacular time of year when the tourists are very few and far between. Although the itinerary is hugely weather dependent, keep an open mind because every day brings a new experience and the local crew work tirelessly to ensure you get the best out of your time in their country. And of course the chance to stand under a clear sky and see the Northern Lights is a tick off your bucket list!
Included meals 9 2 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Ferry
Accommodation
5 nights Simple Hotel
3 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Guesthouse
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18