The Ultimate Winter Break in Iceland

Highlights

  • Enjoy Whale watching off the coast of Reykjavik
  • Experience the natural wonders of the Northern Lights, Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle
  • See the stunning views of Þórsmörk and the South Coast
  • Travel by super jeep, Snowmobile on a glacier and explore and ice cave!
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What you'll do

Arrival, Reykjavik and the Northern Lights

On arrival your private driver will transfer you to your hotel in Reykjavík. There you will have free time to settle in and unwind after your travels. In the evening your Northern Lights Cruise will depart from the Old Harbour.

Northern Lights Cruise

On the tour we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon the Aurora Borealis, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. The open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while the heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break, get a drink and warm up in between sightings. Your expert guide will be at hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies wrapped up in one of the warm overalls. 

Accommodation: Sand Hotel 4*

The Sand Hotel is a luxury property located in the heart of
Reykjavik. This boutique hotel is in the centre of the city, it is stylish and has a relaxed atmosphere with a lovely coffee shop on the ground floor.

The Blue Lagoon

Today have a relaxed breakfast before your pick up for the Blue lagoon, just a 30 minute drive outside Reykjavik. Relax in one of the new wonders of the world, The Blue Lagoon’s startling turquoise waters contrast with the black lava surrounding the lagoon creating a magical landscape. Today you can relax and unwind as the warm water and mineral salts refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Your  Comfort Entrance includes Silica Mud Mask, Towel, and a drink of your choice. Spend as long as you wish before returning back to Reykjavik for the rest of the day at leisure.

 

Overnight Hotel Sand BB

Whale Watching and Reykjavik Food Walk

Whale Watching

Today starts with a wonderful whale watching cruise, starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. After breakfast take a leisurely stroll down to the old harbour to join your boat and go in search of the wonderful whales living off the coast of Iceland. There is an abundance of these majestic creatures and there is always a good chance of multiple sightings. The most common of the sea mammals in the area are the Minke whale, White-beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises and occasionally we see other species including the Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas and even Fin whales, but of course we can never guarantee sightings as these are free creatures and they swim at their own will. Your whale watching tour will end at the harbour, close to the meeting point for your next excursion, so we recommend that you take a short stroll, towards the meeting point. Hopefully your morning out at sea has given you an appetite!

Reykjavik Food Walk

Amazing food doesn’t just happen. Behind it are fascinating stories and age-old traditions. Join a small group as you take a relaxing walk around Reykjavik, led by a proud local food lover who is passionate about sharing Iceland’s incredible cuisines with fun, hungry and curious travellers!

In the tastiest sightseeing tour in Iceland, we explore downtown Reykjavik through delicious local cuisines that you would never come across on your own. We will stroll around the city and visit 5-6 wonderful local restaurants with a fun & knowledgeable guide by your side.

After your tour make your way back to the hotel, or stay out and sample Reykjavik’s happy hour!

Overnight at Hotel Sand BB

Private Golden Circle by Super Jeep and Snowmobile

Today is a day for adventure! After breakfast  your private driver-guide for the day will pick you up at your hotel and assist you with your luggage, as today you will be leaving Reykjavík behind and heading into the countryside.

In the massive Super Jeep, you will embark on a journey exploring Iceland’s beautiful Golden Circle and snowmobiling across the eternally frozen plains of Langjökull glacier, a once in a life time experience!

Golden Circle by Super Jeep and Snowmobile

Our first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, one of Iceland’s most significant historical sites. It’s the home of the country’s first parliament which was founded in 930 A.D., its the oldest parliamentary institution in the world.

From Þingvellir, we head inland towards the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with it’s boiling mud pits and spouting hot springs. We then continue on to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most powerful waterfalls. It is fed by Langjökull glacier and plummets 32 meters into a rugged canyon.

To top it all off we drive towards Langjökull glacier where we will dash across the snowfields on snowmobiles while gazing at the peaks and ice surrounding us.

The day will end at your new accommodation: Hotel Rangá 4*BB

Hotel Rangá is a luxury hotel which appears to be part hunting lodge, part deluxe log cabin. It receives accolades time after time not only for its elegant premium accommodation, amazing restaurant, wonderful outdoor hot tubs and awe inspiring views, but also for one of the warmest welcomes and friendliest atmospheres in Iceland. You will have the most amazing relaxing stay in this wonderful part of the world.

Þórsmörk (The Valley of Thor)

Today embark on another out of this world adventure!

Your Super jeep will collect you from the hotel for your small group adventure.

We are going to visit Þórsmörk, an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, situated in the heart of South Iceland nestled among three glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull.

Today you will have the chance to take one of the spectacular hiking routes and to venture off road in the super jeep over the laval landscape and crossing unbridged glacial rivers. This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk while experiencing an adventurous 4×4 Super Jeep drive!

On our hike we take in the astonishing view over Þórsmörk, Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the highlands. We will also hike up to Gígjökull glacier where we observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and breathe in the purifying glacial air.

Þórsmörk is a spectacular place to visit, it has its own kind of feel to it. It is Icelandic nature to the core.

Overnight at Hotel Ranga BB

South Coast and Glacier Hike

Your day starts at 8:00am, when your driver collects you from central Reykjavik.

Our first stop is the majestic Skógafoss waterfall, one of the most iconic ones in the country. You might remember it from the popular Game of Thrones show, where it played a significant role. We will continue our tour with some excitement, the glacier hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is connected to Mýrdalsjökull, the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland.

Your guide with provide you with safety instructions and check your equipment before you step out onto the ice! This activity is approximately 2.5 hours longs with 1.5 hours spent on the glacier.

Afterwards you will visit the world-famous Reynisfjara black sand beach. Before heading back to Reykjavik, you will also stop by the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is located right under the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, famous for its eruptions in 2010 which halted many flights around Europe. If the weather is nice enough, you’ll be able to go behind the waterfall’s curtains and even see the somewhat hidden little cousin, Gljúfrabúi, which is a waterfall hiding in the mountainside.

Overnight at Ranga Hotel BB

Free day

After a very busy schedule, you now can have a free day to reflect on your amazing adventures, take a look at your photos of the unforgettable experiences, and perhaps soak in an outdoor hot tub in the picturesque landscape. Or you can make the most of the lounge and games room of the hotel. Take the opportunity in the evening to search once again for the northern lights – the hotel has an amazing observatory !

Enjoy the bar and restaurant at the hotel for your last night in Iceland, cocktails, wonderful wines and delicious gourmet food!

 

Overnight at Ranga Hotel BB

Departure

Unfortunately, your holiday is coming to an end. You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight, taking with you all the amazing memories of your once in a lifetime trip!

What's included

Included

  • Unique 4 star accommodation with breakfast included
  • Private transfers
  • Transport and 'comfort' entrance to the Blue lagoon including towel silica face mask and one drink
  • Northern Lights cruise
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Reykjavik food walk
  • Golden Circle tour by Super jeep
  • Snow mobile ride on a glacier
  • Visit Iceland's south coast water falls and hike a glacier
Your local host

Rannveig

I constantly consider myself lucky to be Icelandic and live in this incredible destination that Iceland is. Our culture, the Northern Lights, erupting volcanoes and incredible nature provide some of the best holiday experiences you can get. I have spent the last 15 years truly exploring my own country and it continues to amaze me every single day. The weather may be a challenge - we never know what what conditions will be thrown our way - but you can rest assured that every minute is an adventure! Respect for nature is important to all Icelanders and all the partners we work with care for people and for the environment. We are a family business committed to offering our customers the best, true, authentic experiences and nowhere else will you get a more personal service than with us.

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Location

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. On this trip, you will be able to experience both the vibrant and lively city of Reykjavik where you will learn about the local culture and traditions and the beautiful countryside with amazing geothermal activity which you will experience first hand.

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