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Winter Adventure & Northern Lights, 3 Days, Iceland Holiday

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This short Iceland holiday is like a ‘Best of’ album, you’ll experience all of the most incredible sights of Iceland’s South Coast in just 3 days. The famous Golden Circle, Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir hot spring, a thrilling ride into the valley of the Landmannalaugar, the world’s third largest geothermal zone. Add in a Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier and an exploration of a stunning ice cave, and you have the ultimate south coast adventure. If we are lucky, the Northern lights may come out and grace us with a spectacular show.

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Winter Adventure & Northern Lights – Iceland Holiday

This short Iceland holiday is like a ‘Best of’ album, you’ll experience all of the most incredible sights of Iceland’s South Coast in just 3 days. Your expert driver and guide will traverse an incredibly diverse landscape at a comfortable pace in a modified 4×4 vehicle. The adventure starts off with a visit to the famous Golden Circle. See Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring. You will have a thrilling ride into the valley of the Landmannalaugar, the world’s third largest geothermal zone. Add in a Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier and an exploration of a stunning ice cave, and you have the ultimate south coast adventure. If we are lucky, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights may come out and grace us with a spectacular show.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Reykjavík – Þingvellir – Gullfoss – Geysir

Your knowledgeable and friendly driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08.30 am.  Your first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Viking Parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we get a good view of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an area where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart. Next up, you go on a short drive to the Geysir geothermal area, home to countless hot springs. There, you will witness the mighty Strokkur geyser spew boiling hot water up to 20 meters in the air every 5-10 minutes. After another short ride, you arrive at the famous Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. The thunderous gush of water cascades down about 32 meters in two giant steps and drops into a deep gorge.  Afterwards, you are driven through the farmlands of the south to a country hotel that sits in the rural Fljótshlíð, which is away from any light source – a perfect spot for viewing the Northern Lights. You will spend the night in a cozy country hotel.

Driving: 4-5 hrs

DAY 2 – Hekla – Landmannalaugar

Some of the most beautiful scenery of Iceland is found in the Torfajökull (Landmannalaugar) Massif in the South Icelandic Highlands.
As we drive through Þjórsárdalur historical valley, you will learn about Stöng, an archaeological site with a farm that was covered in volcanic ashes from the Hekla volcano in 1104. Later, we stop at the Ljótipollur Lake or “Ugly Pond”, a crater created during an enormous eruption in 1470. Once in Landmannalaugar, the third largest geothermal area in the world, you will have the opportunity to soak in a natural hot bath before driving back through snow-covered lava fields. Don’t forget to keep a look out for the Northern Lights. You will stay in the same hotel as the night before.

Driving: 4- 8 hrs (depending on conditions)

DAY 3 – South coast – Ice walk on Sólheimajökull glacier – Secret Ice Cave – Reykjavík

In the morning, you will head east to Sólheimajökull glacier, a glacier tongue extending from Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the fourth largest in Iceland. There, a glacier guide will equip you with crampons, a harness and an ice axe for a fun walk on the glacier. This is a safe and easy glacier walk on crampons up on to the ice field. You will discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses.  From Sólheimajökull, we drive to Vík to enjoy its black sand beaches before driving to the Secret Ice Cave. While visiting this beautiful Ice Cave, we will learn about the infamous volcano Katla and the flashflood of 1918, before heading in the direction of Reykjavík. On the way back, we visit the marvellous waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Driving: 4 hrs

Our expert guides may adjust the program depending on weather and conditions. The aim will always be to give the best and safest possible experience!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Experienced and qualified Super – Jeep guide
  • Accommodation at Hotel Fljótshlíð in double/twin rooms with breakfast
  • Transportation in 4×4 Super – Jeep
  • Ice cave tour and glacier walk

Optional Extras

  • Single room (single travellers and groups may need to pay a single supplement)
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  1. Day 1 Reykjavík - Þingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir

    Your knowledgeable and friendly driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08.30 am.  Your first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Viking Parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we get a good view of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an area where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart. Next up, you go on a short drive to the Geysir geothermal area, home to countless hot springs. There, you will witness the mighty Strokkur geyser spew boiling hot water up to 20 meters in the air every 5-10 minutes. After another short ride, you arrive at the famous Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. The thunderous gush of water cascades down about 32 meters in two giant steps and drops into a deep gorge.  Afterwards, you are driven through the farmlands of the south to a country hotel that sits in the rural Fljótshlíð, which is away from any light source – a perfect spot for viewing the Northern Lights. You will spend the night in a cozy country hotel.

    Driving: 4-5 hrs

  2. Day 2 Hekla - Landmannalaugar

    Some of the most beautiful scenery of Iceland is found in the Torfajökull (Landmannalaugar) Massif in the South Icelandic Highlands.
    As we drive through Þjórsárdalur historical valley, you will learn about Stöng, an archaeological site with a farm that was covered in volcanic ashes from the Hekla volcano in 1104. Later, we stop at the Ljótipollur Lake or “Ugly Pond”, a crater created during an enormous eruption in 1470. Once in Landmannalaugar, the third largest geothermal area in the world, you will have the opportunity to soak in a natural hot bath before driving back through snow-covered lava fields. Don’t forget to keep a look out for the Northern Lights. You will stay in the same hotel as the night before.

    Driving: 4- 8 hrs (depending on conditions)

  3. Day 3 South coast - Ice walk on Sólheimajökull glacier - Secret Ice Cave - Reykjavík

    In the morning, you will head east to Sólheimajökull glacier, a glacier tongue extending from Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the fourth largest in Iceland. There, a glacier guide will equip you with crampons, a harness and an ice axe for a fun walk on the glacier. This is a safe and easy glacier walk on crampons up on to the ice field. You will discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses.  From Sólheimajökull, we drive to Vík to enjoy its black sand beaches before driving to the Secret Ice Cave. While visiting this beautiful Ice Cave, we will learn about the infamous volcano Katla and the flashflood of 1918, before heading in the direction of Reykjavík. On the way back, we visit the marvellous waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

    Driving: 4 hrs

    Our expert guides may adjust the program depending on weather and conditions. The aim will always be to give the best and safest possible experience!

Activity Level: Fairly Easy Adventure Holiday

Yes, this one is accessible to all people in good health.

Overall Rating
5/5
CHESTER, USA
Reviewed On 08/03/2018
5/5

“This was an amazing tour. The guides are very professional, knowledgeable and cautious with safety…”

CHITHALKA, SRI LANKA
Reviewed On 01/03/2018
5/5

“The Guides were very good, very knowledgeable and very friendly…”

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