Nature and Northern Lights - ILR41

On this small group, multi-day Iceland winter tour, you will be immersed in an adventurous and magical world of snow in our unspoiled Highlands. Travel is via comfortable and capable super jeep. Each day of this tour offers new attractions and adventures. Accommodations are in a cozy hotel that we will return to each evening, where you can reminisce about the day’s adventures while eating tasty farm to table food. And should the Northern lights show their otherworldly glow, we’ll pack up some hot chocolate, blankets and attend the show! See details and full description below.

Northern Lights
Photo: Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Northern Lights

Photo: Gregory Gerault
The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

Gullfoss in Winter
Photo: Einar Torfi

Gullfoss in Winter

Photo: Jean Marmeisse
Reynisdrangar

Reynisdrangar

Black Sand Beach

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss

Sólheimajökull
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Sólheimajökull

Glacier Walk

Strokkur
Photo: Gregory Gerault

Strokkur

Geysir Geothermal Area

Tour type: Super jeep tour with sightseeing and light walking and hiking

Difficulty:

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Adult: 224.500

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What's included: Driver-guide, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, glacier walk, entrance to the Blue Lagoon

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Accommodation: Country hotel

Pick up: Pick up and drop of at your Reykjavík accommodation

Group size: Minimum 4, maximum 7 per jeep

Language: English and French

  • Description:

    Winter Highland Adventure and Northern Lights

    The south of Iceland offers incredible variety in landscape. Endless black sand beaches contrast with the coastal mountains, glaciers, geysers and the waterfalls. The landscape is ever-changing, and sometimes it changes so dramatically that you might think you have gone to a different country. On this highland adventure tours you get to see the best of the south in just 4 days, though without any unnecessary rush. A visit to Gullfoss and Geysir, and adventurous rides into both the valley of Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk are the high lights of this tour. Add to that a walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier, the historic valley of Þjórsárdalur and a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon. At night we return to the comfort of our country hotel where good food awaits us and the opportunity to relax in an open air hot tub under the night sky. If we are lucky the Northern lights may come out and grace us with a spectacular show. Whether it is standing on a glacier, feeling ice under your feet, seeing sprouting geysers and waterfalls or enjoying a geothermal bath while waiting for the aurora borealis, a very pleasant experience is guaranteed. Travelling in a modern super jeep allows us access to the highlands and staying at the best hotels available assures the comfort of this tour.

    Included: Driver-guide, country hotel (3 nights), breakfast (3) and dinner (3), glacier walk and safety equipment, entrance to the Blue Lagoon.

    Minimum age: 14 years

    Note: For this tour to be confirmed, the minimum number of passengers has to be met. If the tour is not confirmed you will get a full refund.

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  • Itinerary:

    Day 1: Reykjavik - Þingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir 
    Pick up and departure from your hotel from 08.30 am to Þingvellir national park, site of the ancient Viking parliament and one of Iceland's historically most important site. Here we get a good view over the rift valley where the continents meet. Next we see the spouting hot springs in the Geysir geothermal area, where we will see the geyser Strokkur which spouts every 5-10 minutes. Close by is the famous Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall, falling down about 32 meters, in two giant steps, into a deep gorge.  We then drive throught the farmlands of the south to our country hotel that sits in the rural Fljótshlíð away from any light source. Night at a hotel.
    Driving: 4-5 hours

    Day 2: Hekla - Þjórsárdalur Landmannalaugar 
    Some of the most beautiful scenery of Iceland is found in the Torfajökull Massif in the South Icelandic Highlands. Here we can find the most famous hot spring for bathing surrounded by adventure like landscape of unreal beauty. We go through Þjórsárdalur historical valley, passing Stöng, an archaeological site, with a farm that was covered in volcanic ashes from the Hekla volcano on 1104. Passing by the Hekla volcano we reach Landmannalaugar after a stop at the Ljótipollur Lake or ”Ugly Pond”, a eruptive fissure, which was created during an enormous eruption in 1470. In spite of its name the crater is uniquely impressive and the surroundings stand no comparison to other such natural phenomena in the country. Once we’re in Landmannalaugar we will soak ourselves in the hot river to relax and wash of the travel dust before driving back through the southern farmlands to our accommodations for the night. Night at a hotel.
    Driving: 3- 8 hours (average,depending on conditions)

    Day 3: Seljalandsfoss – Þórsmörk 
    Þórsmörk valley is a nature paradise, named after the Norse God Thor. We drive on this 4x4 track road over a approximately 25 un-bridged glacial rivers that takes us inland behind the glaciers to this wonderful valley, full of geological wonders and unique vistas. Here we have various options for easy hiking and exploring the area.  Among other we will visit the canyons of Merkurker and Stakkholtsgjá and hike to the small mountain of Valahnúkur. Thórsmörk is a nature reserve of un compared natural beauty. On our way back out of Thorsmork we will do a short stop by Seljalandsfoss, a 60 meter high waterfall where it is possible to walk behind the waterfall. Night at a hotel.
    Driving: 3-4 hours

    Day 4: South coast – Ice walk on Sólheimajokull glacier - Krísuvík – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík
    Heading east to Solheimajokull glacier, a glacier tongue extending from, Myrdalsjokull glacier, the fourth biggest in Iceland. There we’ll will put on some crampons and grab an ice axe and go for a walk on the glacier. This is a safe glacier walk on crampons up on to the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await our discovery. After a thrilling adventure on the ice we drive on our 4x4 along the black south coast sand beach and admire the beauty and power of the North Atlantic Ocean. Back on the main road we head back west. We pass through the small villages of Hvolsvollur, Hella and Selfoss. Here we turn off the main road and head to Reykjanes Peninsula, the south-westernmost tip of Iceland. This area looks very volcanically active and barren with lava fields and old shield volcanoes and crater row. This area is known for much thermal activity and the nearby, powerful high temperature area has partially been harnessed to supply energy. Here we also find the Blue Lagoon. You can enjoy bathing and relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, known for its positive effects on the skin. After a bath in the Blue Lagoon we head back to Reykjavik where our tour ends.
    Driving: 4 hours

    Please note that driving times do not include stops. 

    This schedule may change due to weather and conditions.

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  • Equipment list:

    Equipment list - 4WD Tours Winter

     

    Boots and Clothing:

    • Hiking boots – light hiking boots with waterproofing and ankle support are preferred. 
    • Long and short sleeve thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic. 
    • Rain Jacket with a good hood– Preferably waterproof and breathable material. 
    • Hiking pants.
    • Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable material. 
    • Gloves – Wool or synthetic.
    • Socks – two to three pairs of hiking socks - Wool or synthetic.
    • Warm hat – Wool or synthetic. 

    Other gear:

    • Backpack for clothes and items used during the day. Size: 20-30 litres. 
    • Duffel bag for your overnight gear, preferably not a suit-case.  
    • Towel – A light weight and packable one. 
    • Sunglasses and sun protection. 
    • Water bottle. 
    • Casual clothes / change of clothes.
    • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
    • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc. 
    • Swim suit (depends on tour). 
    • Tours in huts: 
    • Sleeping bag – A basic sleeping bag with no specific temperature rating is sufficient for summer tours. Good summer sleeping bag will do for winter tours in huts (depending on tour).
    • Earplugs 
    • Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut. 

    Optional gear:

    • Walking pole(s). 
    • Pen knife. 
    • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. 
    • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks). 
    • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films. 
    • Puffy jacket to through on during stops (e.g. Primaloft or down) 
    • Slippers for indoor use. 
    • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits.

    Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@icelandrovers.is.

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