Glaciers and Aurora Tour:
Around Iceland in Winter

Description:

This 10 days winter round tour covers the whole Ring Road as well as the magnificent Snæfellsnes peninsula. See the beautiful and ever-changing landscape of Iceland while learning about the country's geology, culture, and history.

Included is accommodation for nine nights with breakfast and dinners for seven nights. On the road, you will stay at countryside accommodations at farms, which will give you a chance to interact with the locals, taste traditional Icelandic food such as lamb and fish, and see animals like Icelandic horses and dogs.

Visit some of Iceland's most beautiful places on this tour like the Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Lake Mývatn and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will also be travelling around Iceland in winter, which gives you the chance to see the beautiful but elusive Northern Lights.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival

Reykjavik
Arrival at Keflavik airport. Make your way to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Accommodation in Reykjavik.











Day 2: Reykjavik - Hella

Gullfoss

The first day of the round tour starts with a short (1 &1/2 hr) city tour around Reykjavik. Among places we will see are the old harbour, the city center and Hallgrimskirkja church. Then we continue to Þingvellir (Parliament Plaines), the location of the old parliament and a geological phenomenon. From there we drive to the Geyser geothermal area for a spouting hot spring and to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, where on a sunny day you can see a rainbow in the spray above the waterfall. From there we proceed to our overnight stay.


Accommodation in Hella area.





Day 3: Hella - Glacier Lagoon

Skogafoss
We start the day by visiting the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. From there we continue to the beautiful scenery of Iceland's South Shore such as the rocks of Reynisdrangar, black sands and the lava of the Laki eruption in 1782-1783. From there we drive to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) before heading to our overnight stay.

Accommodation in Glacier Lagoon area.








Day 4: Glacier Lagoon - Ice Cave Tour

Blue Ice Cave
In the morning you will take a tour to Vatnajokull Glacier for a blue ice cave. In the afternoon we will visit the oasis at Skaftafell national park close to Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier, and also spend more time in the Glacier Lagoon area.

Accommodation in Glacier Lagoon area.









Day 5: Glacier Lagoon - Modrudalur

Waterfall
Now the tour continues along the beautiful coastal region of the East Fjords, with spectacular landscape, high mountains and deep fjords. Then we drive to the town of Egilsstadir and from Egilsstadir we drive over mountain roads to our overnight stay in Modrudalur valley, the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level.

Accommodation in Modrudalur.







Day 6: Modrudalur - Myvatn

Dimmuborgir
Today we drive to the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall (subject to road conditions). From Dettifoss we drive to the Lake Myvatn area. It is one of the most interesting geological and geographical areas of the northern hemisphere. Among the interesting sights are a geothermal area with boiling and bubbling mud pots, the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir and the pseudo crater group at Skutustadir. And we will finish the day by relaxing in the warm waters of Myvatn Nature baths.

Accommodation in Myvatn area.





Day 7: Myvatn - Hrutafjordur

Godafoss
We start the day by driving to the waterfall Godafoss (The Waterfall of the Gods). From Godafoss we drive to Akureyri where we will first take a short city tour and then enjoy a free time in Akureyri. From Akureyri we drive to the town of Siglufjordur and then around the Trollaskagi Peninsula to our overnight stay.

Accommodation in Hrutafjordur area.








Day 8: Hrutafjordur - Snaefellsnes

Djupalon
Today the tour continues around the Snaefellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull. Among places that we visit are basaltic pebble beach of Djupalon, framed with strange lava formations, and Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs gives us access to the rich birdlife and other wonders of nature.

Accommodation in Snaefellsnes area.








Day 9: Snaefellsnes - Reykjavik

Hraunfossar
Today we head towards Reykjavik to close our circle. First stop is at the old volcano Grabrok where we take a walk to the top. There we continue to Hraunfossar (Lava waterfalls) and Barnafossar (Children's waterfalls). Then we will visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's water most hot spring. From there the tour goes directly to Reykjavik trough the Whale fjord (Hvalfjordur).

Accommodation in Reykjavik.







Day 10: Departure

Keflavik Airport
Make your way to Keflavik airport.














Attention:

We reserve the right to change hotels and routes if and when it becomes necessary such as because of weather and/or road conditions.

Dates, availability, and prices:

Tour Tour starts Tour finishes Booking Status Price
GAW-01-2024 November 1, 2024 November 10, 2024 Not operating ISK 399.900,-
GAW-02-2024 November 15, 2024 November 24, 2024 On request ISK 399.900,-
GAW-03-2025 January 31, 2025 February 9, 2025 On request ISK 399.900,-
GAW-04-2025 February 14, 2025 February 23, 2025 On request ISK 399.900,-
GAW-05-2025 February 28, 2025 March 9, 2025 On request ISK 399.900,-
GAW-06-2025 March 14, 2025 March 23, 2025 On request ISK 399.900,-
Single supplement: 54.900,-

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