8 Day Winter Wonderland | National Parks & Ice Cave

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8 days
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Reykjavík

Take home unforgettable precious memories from a complete tour of Iceland, from North to South, East to West, in just eight action-packed days. This tour is for anyone who would li...

Take home unforgettable precious memories from a complete tour of Iceland, from North to South, East to West, in just eight action-packed days. This tour is for anyone who would like to see all Iceland has to offer, from the most famous spots to the lesser-known gems.

This is the perfect tour for those who want to relax, not worry about the road, and take in all the beauty of a new country around them. 

Customise the tour to your desires as you book, to create the perfect holiday for you. You can add various activities, such as horseback riding, snorkelling, and whale watching. See the daily itinerary below for details.

On Day 7, you have a choice to stay in Reykjavík and relax or to jet across the country to Akureyri, the "Capital of the North," for a tour of Lake Mývatn. This tour begins wi...

Included

Airport transfer on arrival/departure
5 nights of accommodation in Reykjavík (Different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed information below)
Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)
South Coast 2 day small group minibus tour with ice caving
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajökull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Snæfellsnes 2 day small group minibus tour
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel on Snæfellsnes peninsula during the 2-day Snæfellsnes tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available) and return transfer
Northern Lights hunting
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
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Activities

Snorkelling
Caving
Snowmobile
Horse Riding
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Ice Caving

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle
Reykjavík
Jökulsárlón
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Snæfellsjökull
Skógafoss
Seljalandsfoss
Geysir

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

Welcome to Iceland! On your first day on the island, you'll take the pre-arranged bus airport transfer and be driven through the lava fields and sandy geothermal plains on your way to Reykjavík, the capital city.

Once you have stowed your luggage and freshened up at your hotel in the city centre, you'll be able to spend the rest of the evening enjoying the ci...

Day 2

The Golden Circle

On your second day of vacation, you'll visit the Golden Circle, three locations that together form the most popular tourist route in Iceland: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.

You can choose to go on an optional horseback riding tour in the morning, before heading to Þingvellir National Park. You'll visit one of the lar...

Day 3

The South Coast

The south coast of Iceland is the most popular location for sightseeing because it contains so many beautiful features. Today, you'll begin a 2-day exploration of its marvels down south.

Departing from Reykjavik, you'll make your way along the coast, past the lava fields and black cliffs that provide the austere backdrop of Iceland in the winter months. Farml...

Day 4

Ice Caving at Vatnajökull

Today's activity will be one of the rarest and most wondrous in Iceland: a chance to explore a natural ice cave. You'll jump into a modified Super Jeep which is built to handle the icy winter driving, to take you to Vatnajökull glacier.

There is a short hike from the parking area to the cave itself, so be prepared to walk and wear sturdy hiking boots. It's be...

Day 5

Tour of Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Today, you're off to the western coast, to the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. You'll be picked up at your accommodation and whisked along the coast to Ytri-Tunga, a beach with a well-known seal colony where dozens of seals sun themselves on the rocks.

You'll visit Rauðafellsgjá, which is a big narrow crack reaching deep into the roots of the mountain Botnsf...

Day 6

Snæfellsnes Tour Continues

Today you will further explore the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula, starting off with a visit to what is often described as "the most photographed mountain in Iceland", Mt Kirkjufell. Its unique shape and angles, as well as its adjacent waterfall, have inspired many a photographer over the years.

Game of Thrones fans will, of course, recognise this peak as "t...

Day 7

Your Choice: Reykjavik vs. Myvatn Day Tour

On this day, you have the option of slowing down and taking it easy in the capital for the day … or exploring the far north!

Option 1 - The Quirky & Stylish Reykjavik

Spend your time sightseeing in Reykjavik. Find your favourite exhibition at a museum such as the National Museum or the Saga Museum, both of which are dedicated to history and culture. If you are...

Day 8

Farewell to Iceland & Departure

On your last day, take one last look at the quirky shops of Iceland, have a bite to eat, pick up last-minute souvenirs and take a few final photos of the landmarks around town.

If you have a later flight, you may want to stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way to the airport if you haven't fit it in your schedule already. It is the perfect way to say goodbye and relax before your flight home.

We hope you've had a wonderful time in Iceland, and come back soon!

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What to bring

Camera
Swimsuit
Warm clothes
Winter hiking shoes
Good waterproof outer layers

Good to know

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price differenc...

Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.

Meals

You can now add meals to your booking. Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation. Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.