Journey beginning and ending at Reykjavik, Iceland
Available: 2019-01-01 to 2019-04-20 starting from $3880 AUD
Join us for a winter independent tour to the land of ice and fire in the middle of the North Atlantic. We will take you out to see the most famous sights around the Golden Circle, hot springs and much more.
Visit filming locations from the Game of Thrones Iceland such as ancient site of Þingvellir and then areas around Akureyri such as the Goðafoss waterfall. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.
Day 1 – Arrive Reykjavik.
Arrive into Reykjavik and take the door-to-door Flybus to your hotel in the centre of town. The afternoon and evening is yours to explore this compact city. Be sure to check out the new Harp Opera house on the harbour.
Day 2 – Golden Circle Highlights with Aurora Borealis chasing in the evening.
Pick up at 11.30am and head off for a tour to the famous Golden Circle including Þingvellir-Gullfoss-Geysir. On this popular day tour the famous Golden Circle route is combined with stops at local farms for some traditional tastes, a visit to a local spa and a chance to see the Northern Lights. Heading out of Reykjavík, we set our course through Þingvellir to the local greenhouse, Friðheimar. There we get a taste of their delicious tomato soup and freshly baked bread for Lunch.
Next we visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and the great Geyser geothermal area where the reliable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water up as high as 15 – 30 m. After enjoying these jewels of Icelandic nature, it is time to turn our attention back to the taste buds with a visit to the farm Efstidalur. There we get a few samples of their local products such as skyr and delicious ice cream. After it´s time for some relaxation at the geothermal spa Fontana followed by a 2 course dinner at the local restaurant Lindin. After a nice meal we head out to explore the mysterious nights of Iceland where we go and search for the magical Northern Lights.
Day 3 – Glacier Walking and Aurora searching in the South.
Pick up at 11.30am for this tour of two winter highlights in Iceland: the south shore and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. On the way we pass impressive waterfalls as well as the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. A safe and easy glacier walk on crampons will take you up on to the ice field of Sólheimajökull to discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses.
We then head to a local farm for a delicious traditional Icelandic Meat dinner. As we head back to Reykjavík, we will drive into the night looking out for those magical Northern Lights.
Day 4 – Arrive Akureyri, the largest town in the north of Iceland
This morning, make your way to the domestic airport (transfer not included) where you’ll board a 60 minute flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri.
Often referred to as the "capital" of the north, Akureyri is by far the largest town in the north of Iceland and it’s the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population little less than 20,000. Located only 60 kilometres from the Arctic circle, the mountains in the area are often capped with snow year round, and in the winter they offer some of the best skiing in the country.
For the next two nights you’ll be staying at the comfortable hotel right in the town’s centre.There is the possibility to go on another Northern Lights tour this evening if desired.
Day 5 – Explore Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss , Hverir Mud Pools, Grjótagjá Rift, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and many more
Today you will be entering the other worldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for Games of Thrones "North of the Wall" were filmed. You will be picked up at your hotel at 8am and then have a full day of touring this area.
The Lake Mývatn area is by many considered the most beautiful and at the same time the most catastrophic place in Iceland. You will begin the day by stopping at Goðafoss Waterfall on our way to Lake Mývatn. Goðafoss is a picturesque waterfall in Skjálfandafljót River. The first stop by Lake Mývatn is at the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar. From there we visit all the highlights of the area, such as Hverir Mud Pools, Grjótagjá Rift, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and many more.
Our last stop by Lake Mývatn before our return to Akureyri is the Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in a Geothermal Pool. We stop for at least 1 hour at the Nature Baths.
You will stop along the way for lunch (not included) and we recommend bringing good walking shoes, bathing suit and towel (can be rented), water bottle and warm clothing in winter time.
Day 6 – Fly back to Reykjavik and then head to the Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing
This morning, fly back to Reykjavik and then transfer to the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic afternoon and evening in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Stay overnight at the Northern Light Inn, which is just a stone’s throw from the international airport.
Day 7 – Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon.
Our services end after breakfast and a bus transfer to the international airport.
- Return Keflavik airport transfers with FlyBus (efficient airport bus)
- Meet & Greet service at hotel
- Flight to and from Akureyri
- 5 nights at centrally located 3.5 star hotel in Reykjavik and Akureyri
- 1 night at local inn by the Blue Lagoon
- Daily breakfast
- Golden Circle day tour with lunch and dinner
- Glacier walk with guide, and including safety equipment and lamb soup dinner
- Day tour to visit Dimmuborgir, Mývatn Nature Baths & Goðafoss Waterfall
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon
- Fee for the Mývatn Nature Baths
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
• Meals not specified in the itinerary
• Transport from and to the domestic airport in Reykjavik and Akureyri
• Gratitudes and items of personal nature
• Travel insurance
• International or flights
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!