Journey beginning and ending at Reykjavik, Iceland
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Discover Iceland in winter. Get to know its raw, magnificent nature spotted with volcanoes, bubbling hot springs and floating icebergs. Explore the Icelandic South Shore including the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón.
This coach tour has guaranteed departures, leaves weekly between Oct -Mar and has approx. 25 – 30 passengers per tour.
Walk along continental rift at Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO)
Enjoy freshly baked “hot spring bread”
Discover the diverse nature along the South Coast of Iceland, with volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls
Walk along the banks of the awe-inspiring iceberg Glacial Lagoon
Uncover the impact and power of recent volcanic eruptions near Eyjafjallajokull
Hunt for the Northern Lights in optimal rural locations
Arrive Reykjavik any time of day, as no activities are planned for the day. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 2 – Þingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss
Start the day by visiting the recently opened Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights.
Onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO) where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. We then drive to Laugarvatn Fontana where we experience a geothermal bakery first hand and dig up bread that has been cooked underground. After the tour, we sample the delicious bread, served hot from the ground with some creamy Icelandic butter.
We continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the reliably erupting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, we visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.
Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital during the Middle-Ages and now a culture centre with a beautiful church.
Overnight in the south coast area.
Day 3 – Eyjafjallajokull Volcano and the south shore
Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is quite beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icealandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.
Day 4 – Skaftafell National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Skaftafell National Park is one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty dominated by the glacier Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest ice cap. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of floating icebergs on the fantastic 180m deep glacial lagoon.
Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Volcanic Areas – Hveragerði – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik
We head towards the village of Hveragerði which is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. Hveragerði is often called "the flower village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. The tour continues to Strandarkirkja, a church popularly believed to have a special power to aid success or provide good luck. Then along the coast with breathtaking sea waves through a community once flourishing and now deserted.
On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field.
Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your own leisure.
Day 6 – Tour ends
Transfer to the international airport (not included).
2 nights at a hotel in Reykjavik
3 nights at countryside hotels, including breakfast
Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 5
3 x one-course dinners with coffee/tea (days 2, 3, 4)
Entrance fee to the Northern Lights Cenre in Reykjavik
Geothermal bakery experience at Laugarvatn Fontana
Visit to the new Lava Centre
Viewing of "Eldmessa" – a short film about the Laki eruption in 1783-1784
Northern Lights hunt kit on day 3 or 4 (flashlight, blanket & thermos of hot drink)
Northern Light guided hunt on foot one selected evening
Northern Lights “wake up call” option during the night (available at countryside hotels)
Blue Lagoon bathing fee + towel
International flight tickets
Meals other than described
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
Visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature
3 course dinner during stay in the countryside (3 meals). Price for all dinners: EUR75 if booked in advance
Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (can be rented on site)
Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm) and guaranteed late check-out.