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Icelandic Winter Highlights


Make the most of your winter break with this guided small group tour along the south coast of Iceland. Enjoy the knowledge of a local guide while visiting renowned natural attractions in the tranquillity of the off-peak travel season. You’ll experience black sand beaches, hot springs, ice-coated waterfalls, volcanic areas, a glacier lagoon and maybe even the northern lights if conditions are right!

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  • Product: ISIGGG-06
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Season: Oct - Apr
  • Departures 2017:
    15.02.2017-21.02.2017
    22.02.2017-28.02.2017
    01.03.2017-07.03.2017
    22.03.2017-28.03.2017
    29.03.2017-04.04.2017

Included

  • Transfer from KEF airport to Reykjavik on arrival
  • Accommodation (comfort) for 5 nights, includes breakfast
  • Group information meeting with your tour guide
  • Private transportation with a professional English-speaking guide, as per itinerary
  • Transportation by luxury vehicle, as per itinerary
  • Meals, as per itinerary
  • Entrance to Friðheimar Farm
  • Entrance to the Skógar Folk Museum
  • Entrance to the Iceland Erupts Volcano Centre in Þorvaldseyri
  • Dinners, as per itinerary
  • Transfer from Reykjavik to KEF airport on departure
  • Taxes & service fees

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Reykholt
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Jökulsárlón
         
  • Þingvellir
  • Skógafoss
  • Skaftfell
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Vík í Mýrdal

Day 1 - Arrival & Sightseeing in Reykjavík

On arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and transferred to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk.

Spend the night in Reykjavik.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik

Optional

  • Blue Lagoon

Day 2 - Waterfalls & Volcanoes of the South Coast

This morning you and your fellow travellers will be picked up by your guide. The first leg of our journey is along the south coast, with a stop at the fairy tale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall—the only of its kind in Iceland where you can walk behind the cascade on a footpath.

Then our focus shifts to geology, first with a visit to the Volcano Visitor Centre at the Þorvaldseyri farm, where you can learn about the infamous 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and its impact on the local residents.

Spend the night in the Vík area. 

Note: the walk behind the cascade at Seljalandsfoss is weather dependant.

Driving distance: 190 km (118 miles) / Duration: approx. 8 hours 

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Vík

Day 3 - Skaftafell & the Glacier Lagoon

This is a day to have your camera ready! Today’s drive takes us to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, starting with a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier.

After lunch, our journey continues to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, famous for its floating icebergs in shades of milky white and bright blue. On a clear day, you may even get a good view to Breiðamerkurjökull glacier behind the lake.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Driving distance: 313 km (194 miles) / Duration: approx. 8 hour

Highlights

  • Skaftafell
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 4 - Black Sand Beaches & Mountain Views

Today we will focus our attention on the volcanic black sand beaches near the village of Vík í Mýrdal. One of the highlights here is the 120 metre-high promontory of Dyrhólaey with its spectacular rock arch, bird cliffs and amazing views. You can also get some great photos with the unique Reynisdrangar basalt columns rising out of the ocean.

Further along we will visit the magnificent 60 metre free-falling Skógafoss waterfall. Nearby at the Skógar folk museum, you have some time to browse the replica turf farm and the many interesting fishing and farming artefacts on display inside. From there, the journey takes us past the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountain range towards our evening destination.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in Selfoss area.

Driving distance: 196 km (122 miles) / Duration: approx. 7.5 hours

Highlights

  • Reynisfjara
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Skógafoss
  • Eyjafjallajökull

Day 5 - The Golden Circle & Return to Reykjavik

On the way back to the capital city today, our journey takes us around the “Golden Circle”, a popular route containing some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park, the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and the powerful Gullfoss waterfall. We will also pay a short visit to a geothermally-heated greenhouse at the Friðheimar tomato farm.

Back in Reykjavik, enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish after being dropped off at your hotel.

Spend the night in Reykjavik.

Driving distance: 200 km (125 miles) / Duration: approx. 7.5 hours

Highlights

  • Þingvellir
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir

Day 6 - Departure

When it’s time to depart, you will be picked up from the hotel for your airport transfer by coach bus about three hours before your flight. If you’re flying in the afternoon, you have the option of visiting the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing onwards to the airport.

If you are interested in extending your stay, we can book extra nights and activities in the Reykjavík area or even combine this tour with a visit to Greenland or other Nordic destinations.

Note: The professional guide for this tour is experienced with Iceland‘s weather conditions. In rare cases, due to bad weather or other unpredictable events, the guide reserves the right to alter routes, departure times or other parts of the itinerary to ensure the best experience for the group

Optional

  • The Blue Lagoon

Accommodations

The accommodations for this tour include well-appointed three-star hotels that have been hand-picked by our local travel experts for quality and location.

Room types
You can choose your preferred room type from these categories:
  • Comfort: Standard rooms with private WC and shower or bath.
The hotels mentioned below are our first priority for this tour.*


Fosshotel Lind

Fosshotel Lind is centrally located in Reykjavík, near Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping street. The neighbourhood has numerous restaurants, cafés, shops and interesting museums, and art galleries can be found just around the corner. Fosshotel Lind was renovated in 2014 and now features special design rooms.

Icelandair Hotel Vík

The new Icelandair Hotel in Vík offers simple elegance with modern trimmings. The 36 rooms, some with a sea view, are decorated to reflect the village’s natural surroundings and include a TV, coffee and tea set, private WC and toiletries. Other hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, a spacious lobby bar and Restaurant Berg featuring an a la carte menu.

Hotel Laki

Hotel Laki has 64 rooms, all with ensuite WC, free Wi-Fi, phone and TV, as well as separate cottages for 2 - 3 people with cooking facilities and private bathrooms. There is also a dining hall, bar and golf course onsite. Set in the beautiful countryside of South Iceland, the hotel is near Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón, Ingólfshöfði and other natural attractions.

Fosshotel Hekla

Fosshotel Hekla, situated close to Mt. Hekla in South Iceland, is surrounded by some of Iceland’s most stunning sights. Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Fimmvörðuháls are close by, as well as beautiful hiking trails along the Golden Circle destinations.The highlands of Landmannalaugar, Kjölur and Sprengisandur are within an easy reach and – depending on the season and the weather – the area is great for spotting the spectacular Northern Lights.
*Please note that although we have included specific accommodations in the tour, these are subject to change in rare cases. We reserve the right to substitute a named property in the same locality for one of a similar standard. We will send you the final list of hotels before you arrive for your tour.

PRICES & BOOKING INFORMATION

All prices listed are per person and in Euros (EUR).
 
To check availability and prices of room combinations other than what is listed below, click book now. If you do not find prices for your ideal room combination then please contact us with your requirements and full details of your party.


Small group sizes mean these tours fill quickly, booking early also gives you the best chance of securing your desired departure date.
100% Guaranteed Departures.

2017 Departures

  • 15.02.2017 - 21.02.2017
  • 22.02.2017 - 28.02.2017
  • 01.03.2017 - 07.03.2017
  • 22.03.2017 - 28.03.2017
  • 29.03.2017 - 04.04.2017

Please contact us for more information


Note: Triple rooms are not available in this tour, only single and double rooms. Please contact us for booking assistance if your travelling party contains three or more people.

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

Other

  • Keep in mind that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • The flashlights provided at the northern lights hut are for navigating in the dark. Blankets and warm drinks will also be offered to help you keep warm.
  • Included in your package are 2 evening dinners when staying outside Reykjavik. Menus are set menus or buffets. Your guide will inform you about the menus and dinner time each day. Lunches are not included but you will be stopping at locations where you can buy your own lunches.
  • You should bring windproof/waterproof outerwear and plenty of warm layers for the outdoor activities. The winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other northern European countries, but the temperatures drop below freezing at times.
  • Please note that this itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and road conditions.
  • This tour is not recommended for families with young children.

Included

  • Transfer from KEF airport to Reykjavik on arrival
  • Accommodation (comfort) for 5 nights, includes breakfast
  • Group information meeting with your tour guide
  • Private transportation with a professional English-speaking guide, as per itinerary
  • Transportation by luxury vehicle, as per itinerary
  • Meals, as per itinerary
  • Entrance to Friðheimar Farm
  • Entrance to the Skógar Folk Museum
  • Entrance to the Iceland Erupts Volcano Centre in Þorvaldseyri
  • Dinners, as per itinerary
  • Transfer from Reykjavik to KEF airport on departure
  • Taxes & service fees

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals / drinks at restaurants and entrance fees (unless otherwise stated)
  • Optional activities – can be added on request
  • Any services not listed above in “Included”

Booking and confirmation

After booking a holiday package with Icelandguest.com, you will be contacted by email within two working days by your designated travel consultant, who will assist with your booking and serve as your point of contact for any travel needs during your stay. The email will include the full name and direct contact information for your travel consultant along with information about your booking, payment and what to expect during your holiday.

Booking of at least four weeks prior to departure is recommended.

Travel Documents

For all bookings, we provide the following travel documents:
  • Pro-forma and confirmation invoices
  • Booking overview with information about all your services in Iceland
  • Electronic vouchers for each of your services
  • Full itinerary

Delivery of travel documents

Travel documents will be delivered as follows:
  • At time of deposit payment: You will receive the pro-forma invoice by email
  • Within 30 days of deposit payment: You will receive the full itinerary by email
  • At time of full payment: You will receive the confirmation invoice and all vouchers by email
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Iceland