Iceland Winter Adventure
Iceland Winter Adventure
- Private Golden Circle – Buggy Rides
- Private South Shore – Snowmobile Rides
- 1 Private Night Northern Lights Hunt with Champagne
- Private Thorsmork Super Jeep & Horseback Riding
- Luxury Entrance to The Blue Lagoon
- Black Pearl – 2 nights – Standard Suite
- Hotel Ranga – 2 nights – Deluxe Room
- Transfers Day 1, 2, 3 & 5 – Private Driver/Guide in a Luxury Vehicle
- Transfer Day 4 – Private Driver/Guide in a Super Jeep
- Hunny booking services
Iceland – The Land of Fire & Ice
The Season for Northern lights extends from September through the winter and well into April. The best time to see the Northern lights, however, is in the middle of the winter when the weather is the coldest and the nights are pitch black. Crisp, cold evenings with skies clear enough to see stars is a prime indicator for auroral activity.
Northern lights: Beautiful green, and sometimes red, lights dancing upon the dark midnight sky, a sight you might never witness again.
Day One – Arrival
Your first feeling of Iceland starts right at the airport. The Leifur Eiriksson Keflavik airport is a small, quaint international airport that is easy to navigate. Your driver will be waiting for you in the arriving hall, welcoming you to Iceland – The Land of Fire & Ice. Your private driver will drop you off at your hotel.
Day Two – Golden Circle with Buggies
Private tour with a luxury vehicle. Iceland’s main attraction is the Golden Circle, it combines most of what Iceland has to offer- beautiful landscape, powerful geysers and the most magnificent waterfall. If you’re in the mood for something more, you can also visit Kerid, a volcanic crater.
Thingvellir National Park: A huge part of Iceland’s history since the first Althingi in 930. It is also a Geological phenomenon, standing on two tectonic plates that are gradually moving away from each other. Thingvellir is listed as a Unesco World heritage site.
Geysir Area: Home to a number of hot spouting geysers. The most famous one is Great Geysir but the most energetic one is Strokkur- it spouts every few minutes up to the height of 40 meters.
Gullfoss Waterfall: Iceland‘s most famous waterfall, plummeting down 32 meters in two stages directly to the canyon below. The water in Gullfoss comes from the second biggest glacier in Iceland, Langjokull glacier.
Kerid: Volcanic crater located in Grimsnes. Kerid is a crater lake 170 meters wide and 270 meters across.
Buggy Rides: Zoom through the unique, vast and often moon-like landscape of Iceland. Getting up-close and personal with the land of fire and ice, safely within the confines of the robust roll-cage and 4-point seat belts of the four-wheel drive buggy.
Day Three – South Shore with Snowmobiling
Private tour with a luxury vehicle. The south shore of Iceland is well known for its beauty. The magnificent landscape and stunning nature is great to see, but those who need the thrill as well are going to love snowmobiling.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall: The water in Seljalandsfoss flows from the famous glacier/volcano Eyjafjallajokull glacier. It‘s a 60 meter high waterfall with a footpath behind it so if you‘re not afraid to get a little wet you can walk behind it.
Reynisdrangar: Basalt sea stacks in the North-Atlantic Ocean. Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-master ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.
Snowmobiling: Snowmobiling on Solheimajokull glacier is an adventure you’ll never forget and the view is truly breathtaking. Experience and explore the glacier while you enjoy the thrill of driving a snowmobile.
Skogarfoss waterfall: It‘s usually counted as one of Iceland‘s most beautiful waterfalls. It thunders down into a small canyon and it‘s easy to walk all the way up to it and capture the moment in all its glory.
Day Four – Thorsmork – Horseback Riding
Private tour with a Super-Jeep. Surrounded by high mountains, majestic glaciers and birch woods, Thorsmork valley is truly amazing sight. The only way to drive into Thorsmork is on a mountain vehicle, we‘ll need to drive on the rugged landscape and cross small glacial rivers to get to the end of the valley. You will also try out the Icelandic horse, developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Scandinaviansettlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.
Gigjokull: A glacial tongue that drains from the famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Gigjokull (Crater glacier) is slowly retreating and has formed a lagoon in front of the glacier.
Stakkholtsgja: Light hike into the canyon of Stakkholtsgja. The canyon is around 2 km long and very narrow. At the end of the canyon is a beautiful waterfall.
Basar: Light hike in the bottom of Thorsmork valley. The view is great and there are over 170 species of plants, moss and lichen to explore.
Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui: Two waterfalls close to Thorsmork valley. Seljalandsfoss is, of course, famous because the ability to walk behind it. Gljufrabui is a small waterfall close by and is interesting to see.
Horseback riding: The Icelandic Horse is certainly a unique horse breed – bred exclusively and naturally, isolated in the far North Atlantic. Bred in a country where the air is pure and landscape magnificent, raised in a wild herd in wide open spaces, learning to be courageous, respectful and independent.
Day Five – Departure via Blue Lagoon
Now it’s time for your departure, your private driver will pick you up. Before you go home enjoy a dip in the Blue Lagoon. The waters in the Blue Lagoon are rich in minerals that are meant to have healing powers for your skin. The Blue Lagoon is something you may only experience once in a lifetime, so just sit back and relax in the lagoon. After the Blue Lagoon your private driver will drop you off at the airport.
***Please note that Iceland is a country of vastness and extreme weather conditions – this may lead into alterations at the last minute of your itinerary. On the ground, we may have to change the order of your sightseeing in order to avoid any unpredicted weather conditions. We will do our upmost to insure all sightseeing on the itinerary is seen, but it may just be in a different order.
The weather is Iceland is constantly changing, not only on a daily basis but also within the day – more than likely you can experience Four Seasons within 1 day!
Along with the weather warning – for travelers coming in the winter months wishing to see the Northern Lights – please note that these are never guaranteed. If you have a Northern Light hunt booked – the guide will do his best to find out where the lights may be forecast for each night and take you to the best spots.