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Glaciers And Aurora Tour: Around Iceland In Winter

Glaciers And Aurora Tour: Around Iceland In Winter Packages
Country: Iceland
City: Reykjavík
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Join this 10 days winter round tour that covers the whole Ring Road as well as the magnificent Snæfellsnes peninsula. See the beautiful and ever-changing landscape of Iceland while learning about the country's geology, culture, and history.

Included is accommodation for nine nights with breakfast and dinners for seven nights. On the road, you will stay in countryside accommodations at farms, which will give you a chance to interact with the locals, taste traditional Icelandic food such as lamb and fish, and sea animals like Icelandic horses and dogs.

You will travel around Iceland in a small and comfortable mini-van, with a maximum of 12 people in a group. So your experience will be more personal and intimate, and you will feel like you are exploring Iceland independently.

Visit some of Iceland's most beautiful places on this tour like the Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Lake Mývatn, and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will also be traveling around Iceland in winter, which gives you the chance to see the beautiful but elusive Northern Lights.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Keflavik airport. Make your way to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Hella

The first day of the round tour starts with a short (1 &1/2 hr) city tour around Reykjavik. Among places we will see are the old harbor, the city center, and Hallgrimskirkja church. Then we continue to Þingvellir (Parliament Plaines), the location of the old parliament and a geological phenomenon. From there we drive to the Geyser geothermal area for a spouting hot spring and to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, where on a sunny day you can see a rainbow in the spray above the waterfall. From there we proceed to our overnight stay.

Accommodation in the Hella area.

Day 3: Hella - Glacier Lagoon

We start the day by visiting the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. From there we continue to the beautiful scenery of Iceland's South Shore such as the rocks of Reynisdrangar, black sands, and the lava of the Laki eruption in 1782-1783. From there we drive to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) before heading to our overnight stay.

Accommodation in the Glacier Lagoon area.

Day 4: Glacier Lagoon - Ice Cave Tour

In the morning you will take a tour to Vatnajokull Glacier for a blue ice cave. In the afternoon we will visit the oasis at Skaftafell national park close to Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier, and also spend more time in the Glacier Lagoon area.

Accommodation in the Glacier Lagoon area.

Day 5: Glacier Lagoon - Modrudalur

Now the tour continues along the beautiful coastal region of the East Fjords, with spectacular landscape, high mountains, and deep fjords. Then we drive to the town of Egilsstadir and from Egilsstadir we drive over mountain roads to our overnight stay in Modrudalur valley, the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level.

Accommodation in Modrudalur.

Day 6: Modrudalur - Myvatn

Today we drive to the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall (subject to road conditions). From Dettifoss we drive to the Lake Myvatn area. It is one of the most interesting geological and geographical areas of the northern hemisphere. Among the interesting sights are a geothermal area with boiling and bubbling mud pots, the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir and the pseudo crater group at Skutustadir. And we will finish the day by relaxing in the warm waters of Myvatn Nature baths.

Accommodation in Myvatn area.

Day 7: Myvatn - Hrutafjordur

We start the day by driving to the waterfall Godafoss (The Waterfall of the Gods). From Godafoss we drive to Akureyri where we will first take a short city tour and then enjoy a free time in Akureyri. From Akureyri, we drive to the town of Siglufjordur and then around the Trollaskagi Peninsula to our overnight stay.

Accommodation in the Hrutafjordur area.

Day 8: Hrutafjordur - Snaefellsnes

Today the tour continues around the Snaefellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull. Among places that we visit is the basaltic pebble beach of Djupalon, framed with strange lava formations, and Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs gives us access to the rich birdlife and other wonders of nature.

Accommodation in the Snaefellsnes area.

Day 9: Snaefellsnes - Reykjavik

Today we head towards Reykjavik to close our circle. The first stop is at the old volcano Grabrok where we take a walk to the top. There we continue to Hraunfossar (Lava waterfalls) and Barnafossar (Children's waterfalls). Then we will visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's water most hot spring. From there the tour goes directly to Reykjavik through the Whale fjord (Hvalfjordur).

Accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 10: Departure

AirportMake your way to Keflavik airport.

Included in the Price:

A guided tour according to the itinerary.

Accommodation with private bathrooms for 9 nights, including breakfast.

Dinners for 7 nights in the countryside.

Ice Cave tour

Entrance fee to the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Not Included:

Airfare to and from Iceland.

Lunch.

Beverages.

All services not mentioned above.

Attention:

We reserve the right to change hotels and routes if and when it becomes necessary such as because of weather and/or road conditions.

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