Glaciers And Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter


This guided small group tour offers a wonderful blend of Iceland´s culture, history, natural wonders and the extraordinary Aurora Borealis. Experience an ever-changing landscape every day and learn about Iceland´s geology, culture, and history. And travelling around Iceland in winter gives you the chance to see the Northern Lights when the weather conditions are ideal.

This tour is operated with maximum 12 people in a group.


Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Keflavik airport. Make your way to your hotel in Reykjavik.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Hella
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.

           Parliament Plaines            Geyser Geothermal Area            The Golden Waterfall

Day 3: Hvolsvollur - Glacial Lagoon
We start the day by visiting the waterfalls of Seljarlandsfoss and Skogarfoss. From there we continue to the beautiful scenery of Iceland's South Shore such as Solheimajokull glacier, 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 Glacial Lagoon area.

           The Waterfall Skógafoss            Museum of Skogar            Reynisfjara

Day 4: Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park
In the morning you will take a tour to 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 Glacial Lagoon area.
Accommodation in Glacial Lagoon area.

           Lava from Laki eruption            Svartifoss            Glacier Lagoon

Day 5: Glacial Lagoon - Modrudalur
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 Modrudalur valley, the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level.
Accommodation in Modrudalur.

           Thvotta            The East Fjords            Modrudalur

Day 6: Modrudalur - Myvatn
From Egilsstadir we drive over mountain roads 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 solfatara 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.

           Dettifoss            Dimmuborgir            Mud pots

Day 7: Myvatn-Hrutafjordur
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.

           Akureyri            Hofsos            Siglufjordur

Day 8: Hrutafjordur - Snaefellsnes
Today the tour continues around the Snaefellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull. Among places that we wisit are basaltic pebble beach, 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.

           The mistical Snaefellsjokull            Hellnar            Budir

Day 9: Snaefellsnes-Reykjavik
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.

           Grabrok            Hraunfossar - Lava waterfalls            Foss

Day 10: Departure
Departure to Keflavik airport.

Price pr. person in ISK:
Twin: 289.900,-
Single supplement: 49.900,-

Included in price:
A guided tour according to the itinerary.
Accommodation for 9 nights with private bathrooms.
Dinners for 7 nights in the countryside.
Blue Ice Cave Tour.
Entrance fee to the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Not included:
Airfare to and from Iceland.
Lunch.
Beverages.
All services not mentioned above.

Dates 2018-2019:
ICW-01 - October 26-November 3, 2018.
ICW-02 - November 9-17, 2018.
ICW-03 - November 23-December 1, 2018.
ICW-04 - December 7-15, 2018.
ICW-05 - January 11-19, 2019.
ICW-06 - January 25-February 2, 2019.
ICW-07 - February 8-16, 2019.
ICW-08 - February 22-March 2.
ICW-09 - March 8-16, 2019.
ICW-10 - March 22-31, 2019.

Attention:
We reserve the right to change hotels and routes if and when it becomes necessary.

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Storhofdi 35• 110 Reykjavik • Iceland

Phone: (354) 561-1110 • E-mail:- info@funtravel.is