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7 days - An independent winter tour of Iceland
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.
- Day 2
- Golden Circle Highlights with Aurora Borealis chasing in the evening
- Day 3
- South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
- Day 4
- Arrive Akureyri, the largest town in the north of Iceland
- Day 5
- Explore Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss, Selfoss and Godafoss
- Day 6
- Fly back to Reykjavik and then head to the Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing
- Day 7
- Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon.
- Start/End Place
- Reykjavik, Iceland tours
- Country Visited
- Iceland tours
- 7 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
Day tours in minivan, Air Iceland flight to and from Akureyri.
- 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 & farm visit small group day tour
- South Coast small group day tour with a glacier hike
- Day tour to visit Dimmuborgir, Mývatn Nature Baths & Goðafoss Waterfall with small group
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon
- Transfers to Blue Lagoon and then airport on final day
- 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
• Transfers from airport to hotel. We can arrange a private transfer if you wish.
• Gratitudes and items of personal nature
• Travel insurance
• International flights
Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik.
On arrival, make your own way to the hotel. Meet and greet service with our local guide on arrival. The afternoon and evening is yours to explore this compact city. Be sure to check out the new Harp Opera house on the harbour.
TransportationApproximately 1 hour from the airport
Optional Add Ons
Day 2 - Golden Circle Highlights with Aurora Borealis chasing in the evening
Pick up at 9am from your hotel to join a small group tour out to the famous Golden Circle. Your route is combined with stops at local farms for some traditional tastes, a visit to a local highlights and a chance to see the Northern Lights as you drive home.
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 Hraðastaðir or Efstidalur. There you can sample their local products such as skyr and delicious ice cream and meet the friendly animals.
At 9pm this evening, you will be picked up from your hotel for a small group bus tour to search for the Northern Lights. Enjoy a hot chocolate enroute as your guide and driver search out the best spot to see the lights this evening. Dress warmly and be prepared to be out for a while. Remember, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomena that is impossible to predict.
Day 3 - South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
An early start to travel to the south coast of Iceland with its black beaches, picturesque waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. On our way we witness the many sides of Icelandic nature and culture. Skógafoss Waterfall and Reynisfjara Beach are among highlights. Farms, small villages, horses grazing amidst glaciers, active geothermal areas, black sand deserts and terrific cliffs will capture your eye and provide endless photo opportunities.
The adventure continues at Sólheimajökull glacier which is part of the 4th largest glacier in Iceland, Mýrdalsjökull. With provided helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice axes, hike on the ice for about one hour. The glacier guides are all trained and licensed; providing a safe, entertaining and informative hike
Arrive back in Reykjavík early in the evening, giving you plenty of time to explore the downtown area, with its museums, cafés and shops, before dinner.
Be sure to carry warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes. During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café.
More adventurous day tours can be arranged.
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.
AccommodationCentrally located 3.5 star hotel in Akureyri
Day 5 - Explore Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss, Selfoss and Godafoss
Today you will be entering the other worldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for "North of the Wall" were filmed. You will be picked up at your hotel at 9am and then have a full day of touring this area.
The Lake Mývatn area is considered by many to be the most beautiful and, at the same time, the most catastrophic place in Iceland. Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn with an experienced local tour guide including all the top attractions and the Myvatn Nature Baths. This tour is unique in that you also visit the amazing Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe features in films such as Promethius.
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.
AccommodationCentrally located 3.5 star hotel in Akureyri
Day 6 - Fly back to Reykjavik and then head to the Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing
Day 7 - Depart Reykjavik, transfer from the Blue Lagoon.
Our services end after breakfast and a bus transfer to the international airport.
All prices listed are per person.
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Lunch can be purchased along the way during the day trips or bring your own. Boots can also be hired if necessary.
The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences. The hiking is easy on these tours. We can include sections of the Arctic Coastal Way.
Please note min. age for the Glacer walk is 10 years.
Interactive Tour Map
On Arrival Reykjavik airport
Meet at Reykjavik international airport.