Small Group Iceland Tour

STORIES OF ICELAND WINTER

Fully Escorted Iceland Vacation Package

Duration: 7 Nights/ 8 Days 

Season: October – March

Regions Featured: Reykjavik, Husafell, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Coast, Reykjanes Peninsula

2023 Price: from $4,998 USD Per Person*

Capacity: Max 12 People Per Group

Program Overview

Our “Stories” tour series™ presents each Scandinavian destination like a book of endless, fascinating stories. In these books, unlike all other books, the stories are written and rewritten, endlessly. The writer – you – merges their own journey with the country’s traditions and way of life, line by line, experience by experience. Each region is a chapter and each chapter is full of discovery and enrichment. Marvel at the scenery, savor the local cuisine, meet the locals and hear their stories.

In the wintertime version of Stories of Iceland™ you will be immersed in 8 days of local culture & cuisine, multiple geothermal spas (a fantastic experience on cold days) and jaw-dropping landscapes of color and terrain that come together in ways only seen in Iceland. In addition, with every single night of the program you will have a new opportunity to view the Northern Lights, weather permitting. You will travel in the company of a local Tour Director and as part of a group of no more than 12 travelers, as you discover Icelandic winter wonders and the Icelandic way of life. All happens seamlessly, in the most worry-free way possible. New friendships will be formed and wonderful memories will be created.
Are you ready to write your own Icelandic winter story?

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Included in this Fully Escorted Iceland Vacation Package

7 nights at high-end hotels with daily Icelandic breakfast buffet;

The company and guidance of an experienced Tour Director throughout the entire length of the program;

14 meals (7 authentic dinner experiences, 7 fit-for-a-king breakfasts);

All transportation required in you Iceland vacation (Luxury Sprinter or equivalent);

Several sightseeing tours and experiences showcasing the most unique gems in the west and south of the country, all led by experienced local guides;

As with any of our programs, our signature customer care is always included!

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Pricing & Booking 2023

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February 6 - February 13, 2023 $4,998 Book Now! 8
March 4 - March 11, 2023 $4,998 Book Now! 10
October 13 - October 20, 2023 $4,998 Book Now! 8
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December 9 - December 16, 2023 $4,998 Book Now! 10
Timeline

Day 1

Sky Lagoon & Kick-off Dinner

After landing at Keflavik airport, you will travel to Reykjavik to check in to your hotel before enjoying a visit to the Sky Lagoon.

Main Attractions: 
Sky Lagoon (geothermal spa)

Accommodation: Hotel Borg

Day 1

Day 2

Discovering Reykjavik

Join a driving tour of Reykjavik and take in some of the city’s attractions. If the skies are clear after dinner, you’ll have your first opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

Main Attractions: 
Hallgrímskirkja Church
Harpa Concert Hall
Sun Voyager Sculpture
The Perlan
Laugavegur Street
Northern Lights Safari

Accommodation: 
Hotel Borg

Day 2

Day 3

Secrets of The Golden Circle

Embark on a guided tour of the Golden Circle attractions, followed by a stop in nearby Friðheimar to enjoy a beautiful show with Icelandic horses.

Main Attractions: 
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Thingvellir National Park
Fridheimar Tomato Farm
Ferry to Westman Islands
Secret Lagoon

Accommodation: 
Hotel Borg

Day 3

Day 4

Silver Circle & Husafell

Tour the Silver Circle, the less-known, yet no-less-interesting-and-beautiful cousin of the Golden Circle.

Main Attractions:
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
Reykholt
Krauma Baths
Husafell Church

Accommodation:
Hotel Husafell

Day 4

Day 5

The Magnificent Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Discover the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, before a stop at Mount Kirkjufell, possibly Iceland’s most iconic and photographed site.

Main Attractions: 
Goat and Horse farms
Mount Kirkjufell
Husafell Canyon Baths

Accommodation:
Hotel Husafell

Day 5

Day 6

More Gems on The Way South

Visit inside of a lava cave in Husafell. From there travel to the brand-new Selfoss Downtown, a collection of 35 reconstructed historic buildings, previously damaged by fire or fallen into disrepair

Main Attractions: 
Borganes Settlement Center
Husafell Lava Caves
Selfoss Downtown

Accommodation:
Hotel Ranga

Day 6

Day 7

Discovering The South In Wintertime

Today you will see several iconic landmarks and waterfalls, including Selfoss, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the town of Vik and Reynisfjara black-sand beach.

Main Attractions:
Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls
Dyrholaey Rock Formation
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Accommodation:
Hotel Ranga

Day 7

Day 8

Return Home

On your final day in Iceland, learn more about the country’s viking heritage at Viking World, before departing for Keflavik airport and your return home.

Day 8

Itinerary

After landing at Keflavík Airport, you will travel to Reykjavík and check in to Hotel Borg. Located in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Hotel Borg offers the best in both style and comfort. Following check-in, connect with your Tour Director before a visit to the Sky Lagoon. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal lagoon and soak off your jet lag as your gaze upon incredible views of the North Atlantic. End your day with a gourmet kick-off dinner where you will get to know your fellow travelers and taste delicious Icelandic dishes.

Welcome to your dream Icelandic winter vacation!

 

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, join a driving tour of Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital. Notable sights include the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and the unique Sun Voyager sculpture. Following your tour, you will have free time to experience the city on your own. As you explore, you will notice that nature is never far from view; peeking between city streets you can spot far-off mountains rising high above the nearby ocean. End your day with a delectable dinner and a drive to view the Northern Lights, if the skies are clear that night. If they are not, don’t worry. We will have many other opportunities!

 

Iceland’s Golden Circle is made up of three must-see sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Þingvellir National Park. Nearby, at Friðheimar, you will enjoy a beautiful show with Icelanic horses and some organic, tomato-based delicacies as well. Along your guided tour of the Golden Circle, we will drive to the “Secret Lagoon,” another most-welcome, warm geothermal bath on a cold day. Of course, if the Aurora Borealis dance in the skies, we will be ready to admire them. Enjoy a fantastic dinner on your last night in Reykjavik.

After breakfast we head north and visit some of the key attractions along the Silver Circle, the less-known, yet no-less-interesting-and-beautiful cousin of the Golden Circle. In this fascinating route you will find Árhver and Vellir, a unique hot-spring area. You will also see gorgeous Icelandic waterfalls, such as Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, explore the town of Reykholt, marvel at the beautiful stone carvings by Páll Guðmundsson and bathe in yet another fantastic geothermal spa: the Krauma Baths. While most travelers only experience the Golden Circle, we ensure that you experience much more of what Iceland has to offer, such as the Silver Circle, as you write your own Icelandic Winter Story. We wrap up the day with a visit to Husafell Church, a gourmet dinner and an overnight at Hotel Husafell. As always, we will be ready to see the Northern Lights if the conditions are favorable.

 

Today we head west to discover one of Iceland’s most precious gems: the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Marking your day of discovery will be a number of vantage points unique to the region and uniquely capable of depicting Iceland’s natural beauty. You will visit a local goat farm and a horse farm as well, where you will understand this important aspect of Icelandic living, among many other interesting stops along the way. Of course, no visit to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is complete without a stop by Mount Kirkjufell, possibly Iceland’s most iconic and photographed site. Our scenic day is concluded with another delicious meal and restful night at Husafell Hotel. Another night is another opportunity to view the Northern Lights.

Leaving Husafell we head south, well fed from a wonderful breakfast and prepared for a day full of excellent stops. First we visit the inside of a lava cave and learn about the volcanic process which led to its formation. From there we move to the world-class Settlement Center, in Borganes. The Center is a space devoted to recreating Iceland’s earliest days and introducing visitors to one of the best known heroes of the Icelandic Sagas, Egil Skalla-Grimsson. From old to new, we continue moving south and visit the brand-new Selfoss Downtown, a collection of 35 historic buildings, previously damaged by fire or fallen into disrepair, reconstructed to form a unique cultural center. After that we reach our destination for the day, Hotel Ranga. Holding the distinction of being one of Iceland’s most unique hotels, it will provide us with a gourmet meal and a great night of sleep. Hotel Ranga offers a great location – away from city lights – for Northern Lights viewing.

 

Every corner of Iceland gains a new shade of beauty in the wintertime, but this transformation is particularly accentuated in the south of the country. Landmarks you find there become particularly magical and mysterious, one could say, at that time of the year. Today you will see several of those landmarks: Selfoss, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the town of Vik and Reynisfjara black-sand beach are just a few of them. After an incredibly scenic day, we will be back at Hotel Ranga for another great night of comfort and, weather permitting, another chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis.

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing. We can’t wait to create your next vacation package, be it another Iceland tour or an adventure anywhere else in Scandinavia!

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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.

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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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