Highlights of Iceland’s Southern Coast during the Winter: visit Reykjavík, the Black lava beach, the Golden Circle, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and see the Northern Lights. Optional Northern Lights by boat cruise from Reykjavík.
Also available for New Years!
The price is EUR 1.090 per person in a double or twin room including breakfast / EUR 1.370 per person in a single room including breakfast.
Keflavik International Airport (Flybus shuttle)
09:00 on day 2 from Hotel Cabin (subject to change)
You visit Iceland’s most popular sites such as the Golden Circle route, the South Coast, and Vatnajökull National Park. You see cascading waterfalls, smoking geysers, colourful volcano craters, a spectacular ice lagoon with floating icebergs and black lava beaches, all set against a backdrop of glittering glaciers and restless geology.
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night.
Overnight location: Hotel Cabin. A la Carte dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls)
At 08:30 meet your tour guide and start the escorted tour program with a short introduction to Icelandic geology while watching a striking film at the Reykjavik Volcano House documenting the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðuháls in 2010. At the Volcano House, you can experience a hands-on geological exhibition where you can examine various pieces of pumice, ash, and lava from Icelandic volcanoes. Later on, we depart from Reykjavik and drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, we continue to explore the hot springs at Geysir. Next, we travel to the double waterfall, Gullfoss. We continue to Kerið, a caldera with a crater lake on the bottom and which resembles an ancient amphitheatre. In the evening, you hear about the Northern Lights from your tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights. We will stay for one night in South Iceland.
Overnight location: Hotel Borealis. Breakfast & dinner included. (220km / 136mls)
A long drive brings us to a world of glaciers, ice, and icebergs. We travel Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest national park and glacier and to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon which is filled with floating icebergs. You can walk on the black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Tonight you can enjoy a movie presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.
Overnight location: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Breakfast & dinner included. (385km / 239mls)
Today, we head across the Laki lava field to the village of Vík. We take a stroll on the black lava beach and along the bird cliffs at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland. We pass the glacier Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. We continue to Skógafoss waterfall and stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the evening you return to Reykjavik for one last night. An optional Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot if the weather conditions are ideal.
Overnight location: Hotel Cabin. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (305km / 189mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.
Breakfast included. (50km / 31mls)
NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.