8 Days Of
ICELAND LUXE WINTER
Duration: 8 Days
Season: October – March
Regions Featured: Reykjavik, Husafell, South Coast and surroundings
This 8-day, deluxe experience in the Icelandic winter is designed for the refined traveler who enjoys the finest comforts and who desires to witness one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles on Earth: the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Visit Reykjavik, the Reykjanes peninsula, Husafell region and South Iceland while traveling in absolute comfort, tasting the finest Icelandic delicacies, enjoying the best hotels and receiving all the attention from local, experienced tour guides.
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Included in the Deluxe Experience
- A visit to Reykjavik’s newest geothermal spa, the Sky Lagoon (with private transportation)
- A thrilling snowmobile ride on a glacier
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Arrival In Iceland & Northern Lights Safari By Super Jeep
Arrive in Reykjavik and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure. In the evening you will go on a wild hunt for the Northern Lights via Super Jeep.
Northern Lights Safari
Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon
Spend the morning on a fun tour of Reykjavik, followed by the afternoon and evening at the Blue Lagoon.
Harpa Concert Hall
Sun Voyager Sculpture
The Golden Circle Tour (Private)
Board a Super Jeep and travel the Golden Circle route where you will see some of Iceland’s most famous attractions.
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Husafell, Waterfalls & Lava Caves
Travel to the Husafell region which serves as the gateway to may unique attractions, such as “painted” lava caves.
Vidgelmir Lava Caves
Husafell Canyon Baths
The Silver Circle & Its Hidden Gems
Enjoy a private tour of the Silver Circle, a circuit of attractions in West Iceland. Visit the spectacular Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls.
Borganes Settlement Center
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls
Arrival At Hotel Ranga (South Coast) & More Northern Lights
Check-in to your next hotel, and depart on another Northern Lights safari with an experienced guide.
Exploring The South Coast
Embark on a tour of Iceland’s south coast to discover gorgeous waterfalls, black-sand beaches and amazing rock formations.
Dyrholaey Rock Formation
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
It’s time to say goodbye to Iceland, and travel to Keflavik airport for your flight back home.
Your friendly, private driver will greet you at the Keflavik International Airport and drive you to your hotel in the heart of Reykjavik. Enjoy the rest of your arrival day relaxing and exploring the world’s Northernmost capital at your own pace. In the evening you will be picked up at your hotel and taken, via Super Jeep, on a wild hunt for the magical Northern Lights. Your experienced driver and guide will take you to locations where the average tourist does not go, searching for the wonderful spectacle of light and color!
ADD-ON: soak in the thermal waters of the SkyLagoon, a brand-new geothermal spa located just minutes from Reykjavik.
After a great night of sleep you will join a fun tour of Reykjavik where you will learn about the city’s history, culture, attractions and architecture. In the afternoon and evening you will visit the Blue Lagoon, the world’s most famous geothermal spa and Iceland’s hottest attraction (pun intended!). The next day will send you off on an awesome adventure, where you will board a Super Jeep and get in close contact with some of Iceland’s most famous locations along the Golden Circle route. Passing through the historical Þingvellir National Park you will head along the mountain tracks towards the Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall where your proximity to its edge is such that you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON: embark on a thrilling, guided snowmobile ride on the Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest.
We leave Reykjavik and travel northeast to the Husafell region, on a drive which typically lasts only a couple of hours. Husafell serves as the gateway to many unique attractions, such as mesmerizingly “painted” lava caves – which you will be visiting on Day 4 and the Silver Circle, a circuit of attractions in West Iceland which is not mentioned as often as its southern counterpart, the Golden Circle, but which is certainly no less interesting. When you travel the Silver Circle, on Day 5, on a private tour, you will see fascinating waterfalls, such as the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. You will also have the opportunity to soak in the healing waters of the Krauma baths as well as the Husafell Canyon Baths, another geothermal bath not to be missed. On top of that you will discover local gems such as Reykholt and the Settlement Center in Borganes.
After being picked up at your hotel in Reykjavik, your chauffeur will drive you through magnificent landscapes to the Hotel Ranga, a treat in itself. The property offers 51 luxurious rooms, including the renowned continental suites, decorated and themed after the continents. The hotel also hosts its own observatory, with a powerful telescope for your own star-gazing experience during clear Icelandic nights. That same night you will depart the hotel on yet another Northern Lights safari, this time under Southern Iceland skies. Remember: we only work with the most experienced guides!
The following morning you will embark on a very exclusive tour of some of Iceland’s most beautiful areas: the south coast. Discover gorgeous waterfalls, black-sand beaches, amazing rock formations and many other spectacles of nature. After a long and exciting day of unique sightseeing, return to the Ranga for a most relaxing dip in the hot tub right outside your room. Adventure and relaxation at their best.
After a delicious breakfast on day 8 you will be driven back to the Keflavik airport, in total comfort, for your flight back home.
Looking for a fully escorted adventure?
Check out our fully guided 7 Day Iceland Winter Tour
Our group tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations in the company of a very experienced Tour Director and a small group of fellow travelers. Group sizes are limited to 12 travelers and a limited number of departure dates are offered for each tour throughout the year. The Tour Director accompanies the group from beginning to end of the tour and often a private driver and vehicle (luxury mini coach) are also employed for maximum comfort. Additionally, we count on the expertise of several local guides at each of the destinations visited, further enhancing the experience. Our group tours typically include most dinners, in order to better showcase local cuisines, and allow for the exploration of more remote destinations.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling in the most worry-free manner possible while discovering destinations in the company of others, making new friends along the way.
Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.
Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.
If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.
With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.
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In short, you can typically view the Northern Lights between September and March. But if you really want a memorable Northern Lights vacation, we created an entire blog post dedicated to this question, which you can read RIGHT HERE.
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