Discover Iceland in winter. Get to know its raw, magnificent nature spotted with volcanoes, bubbling hot spring and floating icebergs. Explore the Icelandic South Shore including the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón. Discover South Iceland's raw nature Icebergs, hot springs and volcanoes reign over Iceland's beautiful landscapes. On this tour discover Iceland's raw, magnificent nature including the notorious Eyjafjallajokull volcano, and the power concealed within the earth. This power can sometimes be harnessed for useful purposes, including your personal enjoyment!
DAY 1: Arrival in Iceland
Day free at leisure. Airport transfers & optional tours available upon request.
Overnight in Reykjavík.
DAY 2: Þingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss
Northern Lights Center - National Park of Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - Famous "Golden" Waterfall
Start the day by visiting the recently opened and fascinating Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.
Onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO) where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. We then drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where we experience a geothermal bakery first hand and dig up bread that has been cooked underground. After the tour, we sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground with some butter.
Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and high spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.
Overnight in Fludir area.
DAY 3: South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
Waterfalls - Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre - Volcanic Aftermath - Black Sand Beaches
We spend the day exploring the region surrounding the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is probably the most famous volcano in the world today. At the Volcano Visitor Center at Thorvaldseyri Farm, we experience in photographs and film the incredible and personal impact the eruption had on this area.
Visit an innovative Icelandic farm where the main line of produce is milk and beef but the farm is best known for its grain farming. Driving along the South Shore we stop at the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Onwards to Reynisfjara black sand beach, viewing the extraordinary lava formations and thundering waves of the North Atlantic Ocean. Evening Northern Lights hunt.
Overnight in Kirkjubӕjarklaustur area.
* Look for #ElfieSelfie photo opportunities at Skogafoss waterfall and Reynisdrangar cliffs!
DAY 4: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier
Skaftafell National Park is one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty dominated by the glacier Vatnajokull, Europe's largest ice cap. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of floating icebergs on the fantastic 180m deep glacial lagoon.
Overnight in Kirkjubӕjarklaustur area.
DAY 5: Hveragerði - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik
Greenhouse Village - Thundering Waves - Geothermal Lagoon
We head towards the village of Hveragerði which is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "the flower village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. The tour continues to Strandarkirkja a church popularly believed to have a special power to aid success or provide good luck. Then along the coast with breathtaking sea waves through a community once flourishing and now deserted.
On to the Reykjanes peninsula where we enjoy a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon which is a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm mineral rich geothermal water in a middle of a black lava field. Onwards to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
* Look for #ElfieSelfie photo opportunities at Strandkirkja church!
DAY 6: Departure
Transfer to Keflavik International Airport (not included).
Entrance fee to the newly opened Northern Lights centre in Reykjavik
A taste of freshly baked "hot spring" bread.
Entrance fee to The Volcano visitor centre at the roots of Eyjafjallajokull
Visit to an innovative Icelandic farm at the roots of Eyjafjallajokull
Northern light hunting kit (flash light, blanket and Thermos with hot chocolate)
Northern Light hunt
A visit from a local storyteller
Special Northern light wake up call during the night (an option at the hotels in the countryside)
Adults in Double/Twin Rooms from £1599.00 each
Adults in Single Occupancy Rooms from £1799.00 each
Children sharing room with parents from £999.00 each
Infants sharing room with parents from £20.00 each
Duration 7 nights
For departure dates within the next two weeks please contact us to verify availability.
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