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Between October and April, Iceland has a long winter. The sites are less crowded and this is the best time of year for those who want to watch the Northern Lights. In winter, the landscape is contrasted, with white snow and black sand beaches and volcanoes. This trip is for those who want to travel in small groups and discover the beauty of the Icelandic landscape in the company of a guide.
In one week, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the most emblematic sites of the South Coast, from majestic waterfalls to black sandy beaches, glaciers and icebergs. You’ll also enjoy the intimate atmosphere of Reykjavik the Icelandic capital and will dig into the warm water of the famous Blue Lagoon. A complete trip that also offers you the opportunity, if weather permits it, to see Northern lights.
Highlights of this trip:
– A trip where you don’t have to look for drive and direction. From your arrival at the airport to your departure, our travel agency will take care of everything, you just have to follow the program…
– A guided trip. You’ll immerse yourself into the culture and history of Iceland with your guide. You’ll learn a lot about Iceland from volcanism to nature, people…
– A natural and adventurous trip. This trip will bring you at the footstep of the Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier in Europe, you’ll have a chance to walk on this glacier and visit an ice cave. This will be an unforgettable adventure it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.
– A trip with chance to see Northern Lights. The icing on the cake is the chance to be at the right place and the right time of the year to look at Northern lights. Your guide will be giving you the best advices and you’ll be in the best conditions, away from the light pollution of big cities to observe them at night.
On your arrival at the Keflavik international airport, you pick up your luggage and get to the bus station just outside the terminal to Reykjavik. In 50 min you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation, located downtown, close to the Hallgrimskirkja church (*upon availability). After the check in, free evening in town. Being located in the center, everything is reachable by feet, enjoying a large choice of coffee, bars and restaurants for this first evening in Iceland.
After a large breakfast taken at your accommodation, you’ll bepicked up by your guide for a day trip on the Reykjanes peninsula. The area is listed as geopark by Unesco for its impressive geology. Iceland is the only country where the mid atlantic ridge is visible at the surface. You’ll stop at some geologic sites to observe volcanic phenomenon such as solfatares, mud pools, fumaroles… You’ll end the day at the Blue Lagoon with a welcome glass, an absolute relaxing moment and a real Icelandic way of life. The bus will drop you back in town. Free evening.
Today, you leave Reykjavik for a three-day adventure tour, an amazing way to explore the country’s highlights of the South Coast. Your guide (different from yesterday) will pick you up after breakfast and drive you to two beautiful waterfalls. Indeed Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss are among the most impressive waterfalls in the country. You will continue this day with a stop at Reynisfjara beach, known for its beautiful basalt columns and slender rocks. Here the power of the ocean is infinite. On the other side of the cliffs, is found the beach of Vik and its famous petrified trolls. This black sandy beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Evening in the region of Kirkjubæjarklaustur and possibility to fully appreciate the show of the northern lights.
You continue this journey towards the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Today, in addition to the discovery of this famous lagoon, known for its sublime landscapes of icebergs floating on the surface before throwing itself into the sea, you will have the opportunity to make a beautiful walk on the glacier and visit and ice cave with a specialized guide. Hold your breath for this unique experience that awaits you… Return to your hotel for the night.
You go back in direction of Reykjavik with a detour at the Golden Circle to discover the three emblematic sites of this region. Gullfoss is an impressive waterfall known for its beauty and power, Geysir is the only geyser in the country and should surprise you with its spontaneity. Finally, you will get closer to the mid-Atlantic ridge again as you stroll through the heart of the Almannagjá fault. This UNESCO-listed site has also a rich history for the Icelandic people as it used to be the location of the oldest parliament in the world. Return to Reykjavik and back to your accommodation. Free evening.
Free day in the capital. Explore Reykjavik, visit some of its great museums, walk through the narrow streets of the city center, visit the cultural center Harpa or the beautiful Hallgrimskirkja church. Finally a visit to Reykjavik is never complete without a tour to its small port. Night at the same place.
Transfer to the airport