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10 Day Winter Tour around Iceland with Ice Cave

10 Day Winter Tour around Iceland with Ice Cave
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Starting time
at 08:30
Duration
10 days
Languages
English
Difficulty
Moderate
Available
Oct. - Mar.
Minimum age
None

Hop on board this winter round tour that 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. Those looking for a fun and informative circle tour of Iceland should grab this chance now.

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 observe the animals like the Icelandic horse and dogs.

You'll travel around Iceland in a small and comfortable mini-van, with maximum 12 people in a group. So your experience will be more personal and intimate, and you will feel like you are exploring Iceland independently.

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

So come along on a fun-filled ride around Iceland. Book now to secure your spot on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

A guided tour according to the itinerary
Accommodation with private bathrooms for 9 nights, including breakfast
Dinners for 8 nights in the countryside
Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajokull Glacier
Entrance to the Myvatn Nature Baths

Activities

Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing
Ice Caving

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Reykjavík's City Hall in the winter.

Welcome to Iceland

Make your way to your hotel in Reykjavík and get settled in. This first day of your ten-day journey is a free day in Iceland's capital so you can choose whether you spend it unwinding at your accommodations or exploring the city.

You will meet your guide and the other travellers of your group tomorrow, which is when your journey around the country begins.

Day 2
Gullfoss waterfall is one stop of the famed Golden Circle route.

The Golden Circle

On day two, you will start with a short Reykjavík city tour. You'll be picked up in the morning by your guide and start the tour by walking around the downtown area and exploring places such as the old harbour and Hallgrímskirkja church.

Later on that same day, you will visit all the famous sights of the Golden Circle which include Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Þingvellir National Park.

Day 3
Icebergs floating on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

South Coast and the Glacial Lagoon

On the third day, you will travel around the South Coast of Iceland where you will hike near a glacial tongue, explore black sand beaches and visit the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

From there you will drive to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon before heading to your overnight accommodations in the area.

Day 4
Inside a blue Ice Cave in Vatnajökull national park.

Blue Ice Cave and Glacial Lagoon

On the 4th day, you will visit an authentic ice-cave in Vatnajökull glacier. This is a unique opportunity only available to those visiting this country in the winter.

In the afternoon you will spend more time at the glacial lagoon area.

Day 5
A lonely church in East Iceland.

East Coast of Iceland

Today we will head to the beautiful coastal region of the Eastfjords. Your view today will include spectacular landscapes, high mountains and deep fjords.

This night you will stay in Möðrudalur valley, the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level.

Day 6
Volcanic rock formations at Lake Mývatn.

Lake Myvatn

From Möðrudalur, you'll head to the northern region of Iceland. If the road conditions allow, you'll first make a stop at the magnificent Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall.

Then you will explore the Lake Mývatn area, one of the most interesting geological and geographical regions of the northern hemisphere.

Among the interesting sights you will explore on this day is Námaskarð Geothermal Area and the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir.

To end the day, you'll take a dip in the warm and relaxing waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths.

Day 7
One of northern Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls, Goðafoss.

Akureyri

On the seventh day, you will visit Goðafoss, known as the waterfall of the Gods. From there you'll explore the town of Akureyri, the biggest town outside of the greater Reykjavík area.

Day 8
The mountain Kirkjufell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

From Akureyri, the tour continues around the Snæfellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snæfellsjökull.

Among places that you will visit is a basaltic pebble beach, framed with strange lava formations, and the hamlet Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs is highly recommended. There you'll see how rich the birdlife is around the area, as well how diverse the attractions of Snæfellsnes are.

Day 9
Hraunfossar waterfalls are on Iceland's west coast.

West Iceland & back to Reykjavik

On day nine, you will head back to Reykjavík and closing the circle. However, there are a few stops to be made before you reach the city.

First up is the old volcano Grábrók, where you'll take a hike to the top, then you'll continue to two waterfalls, Hraunfossar (Lava Waterfalls) and Barnafoss (Children's Waterfall), before visiting Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring.

After that, the tour goes directly to Reykjavík city through the Hvalfjörður fjord.

Day 10
The international airport at Keflavík.

Departure

Today, like the first day, is a free day. If you have booked your departing flight on this day, make sure you get to Keflavík International Airport in good time to catch your plane. If you have decided to continue exploring the country, you'll use this day to travel to your next destination.

What to bring

Good sturdy shoes for trekking
Warm wind and rainproof jacket and trousers
Gloves or mittens
Good headwear
Sunglasses

Good to know

Please note that arrival and departure transfers are not included. The tour starts on the morning of day 2 at 8:30 when you will be picked up by your guide at your hotel in Reykjavík

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