Ultimate 10 Day Adventure | Highlands in Winter & Ice Cave

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10 days
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Reykjavík

Experience Iceland at its wintery best with this 10-day trip. This package offers you the chance to visit Iceland's most popular attractions such as the South Coast, Golden Cir...

Experience Iceland at its wintery best with this 10-day trip. This package offers you the chance to visit Iceland's most popular attractions such as the South Coast, Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and pairs the excursions with adventures in the Highlands, a glacier walk, and visits to two ice caves. Those looking to visit Iceland during the Northern Lights season should grab this chance now.

Along with famous locations such as the Golden Circle, Kirkjufell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon at Vatnajökull National Park, you'll be taken to the remote and wild Landmannalaugar highlands. There, you can admire the area's colourful rhyolite mountains in pristine winter beauty when they are ringed with frost and snow, and unwind in a natural hot spr...

Included

Airport transfer on arrival/departure
5 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (Different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed information below)
3-day small group super jeep adventure to Landmannalaugar & Golden Circle
2 nights of accommodation in a country hotel during the 3-day Landmannalaugar trip (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
2-day small group winter adventure to Jökulsárlón with Ice Caving
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast trip (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
2-day small group adventure to Snaefellsnes Peninsula
1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Snaefellsnes during the 2-day Snaefellsnes tour (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Northern Lights hunting
Blue Lagoon comfort entrance (upgrade to premium level available) with transfer
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Taxes

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Caving
Super Jeep
Horse Riding
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Helicopter

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle
Reykjavík
Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Landmannalaugar
Skógafoss
Seljalandsfoss

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Arrival - Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik

Your winter adventure begins as soon as you land. The international airport is in Keflavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula, and the drive to the capital city of Reykjavík will take you through an otherworldly, lunar landscape. You'll pass by a black lava field covered with moss and possibly snow.

Your accommodation will be a cosy hotel in Reykjavík's city centre,...

Day 2

The Golden Circle

Today you will visit one of the most sought after routes for travellers to Iceland, The Golden Circle. This group of attractions combines natural wonder with the rich history of Iceland.

You will be picked up at your accommodation by your friendly guide. You will then leave the city behind and head towards a place of enchanting beauty, Thingvellir National P...

Day 3

The South Coast Day 1

Today you will leave the city behind you and travel through the countryside towards the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. This place made headlines in 2010 when the volcano underneath the glacier erupted, halting a lot of air traffic in Europe. Near here is Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which sits at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull. This magnificent waterfall cascad...

Day 4

The South Coast Day 2

Today will be filled with adventure and excitement. You will have the once in a lifetime experience of exploring an ice cave. Before you set off, it’s important to make sure you have good hiking shoes. You should aim to wear shoes that cover your ankles to prevent your feet from getting wet in meltwater.

Ice caves are a naturally forming phenomenon. They are...

Day 5

Landmannalaugar Super Jeep Day Tour

Today will be all about discovery in luxury. You will take a trip to visit another natural jewel of Iceland, the Landmannalaugar geothermal area. Your day will begin with you being picked up at your accommodation in Reykjavík by a super jeep. This large vehicle is built with luxury and is perfectly capable of handling the rugged terrain of the day.

You will t...

Day 6

Thorsmork Super Jeep Day Tour

This part of your trip might see you getting used to luxury as you will be picked up again in a comfortable super jeep. Today you will get to explore a hidden valley between 3 glaciers called Þórsmörk. This part of the country is named after the Norse god of thunder and fertility, Þór (Thor) and boasts some of the most incredible and untouched views you can...

Day 7

Enter the West

Today you will begin an adventure in Iceland’s west, an area known for vast lava fields, mysterious caves, flowing waterfalls, white and black sand beaches, historical sites and a spectacular glacier.

You will be picked up in a minibus from your accommodation in Reykjavík; then you will go west. As you head towards your destination, you will have the chance t...

Day 8

Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Iceland in Miniature

Today you will continue your journey into the west as you experience the magical Snæfellsnes peninsula. This part of the country has affectionately been referred to as ‘Iceland in miniature’ because it has most of the landscapes and natural formations available in a very small space.

From your accommodation, you will head towards this peninsula. The first poi...

Day 9

Relax in Reykjavik

You'll have a day of discovering Reykjavík's hidden gems within your itinerary. This day may fall in between your other planned tours.

As you will always be staying in the heart of Reykjavík, you should make the most of your proximity to the exciting city centre. There are plenty of museums, galleries, cafés, bars, theatres, designer shops and street art to a...

Day 10

Reykjavik and Departure

If you are lucky enough to have even more time in Iceland, you may do your last-minute shopping and soaking in the clean Nordic air before going to the airport for your departure.

With a late departure, you may also have time to visit to the Blue Lagoon before your flight, if you haven't done so already. It may be just the thing before a stressful day of trav...

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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.