West Iceland Winter Break - ILR35

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Adult: 245.000

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Departures: September to April

Duration: 3  days

Accommodation: Country hotel

Group size: 3 - 16 participants. - For smaller groups please contact us.

  • Description:

    Discover Icelandic gems known only to a few!

    Over the course of three days on this winter break, we venture inside of a glacier, explore the geological wonders inside of a lave cave, visit historical sites, go on a whale watching tour and hunt for the Northern Lights. From Húsafell to Snæfellsnes peninsula, this winter getaway perfectly combines adventure, comfort and culture in a remote setting.

    Included in price: Driver-guide, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 days, whale watching tour on day 3, entrance to the shark museum, transportation, accommodation in a Country Hotel for 2 nights (linens included), caving equipment and snowshoes when needed. 

    Single supplement: 15.000

    Minimum age 14 years 

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  • Itinerary:

    Day 1

    Your adventure begins with an early morning pick up, between 08:30 and 09:00am, by your guide from your accommodation in Reykjavík. We whisk you out of the city and head towards Húsafell, which is located on the doorstep of Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull. There, we’ll stop and marvel at two magnificent waterfalls, Hraunfossar & Barnafossar, and visit the steamy Deildartunguhver hot spring. At Húsafell, we’ll enjoy a nice lunch before we head up onto the glacier for the Into the Glacier experience. This adventure takes us into a man-made tunnel that leads deep into the Langjökull Ice Cap (2-3 hours tour from Húsafell). After exploring this amazing hidden wonderland filled with ice sculptures, domes and deep crevasses, we descend the glacier.  If conditions and time allow, we’ll journey inside of a cave in the nearby Hallmundarhraun lava field to learn about the  geological wonders that have formed there over centuries. After an action packed day in the backyard of Langjökull, we set our course for the Snaefellsnes peninsula, where we´ll be spending the remainder of adventure. On this famous peninsula, we'll head to Vogur, a once busy farm that was converted into a comfortable country lodge. It is revered for its excellent food made from fresh, local ingredients. This secluded, countryside setting surrounded by untamed nature is an ideal place to see the Northern Lights.* Arrival at your accommodation in the late afternoon.

    Driving:  4-6 hrs total                         Walking:  1-2 hrs total

    Activities: Into the Glacier tour, Lava Caving (if conditions allow),

    Highlights: Langjökull Glacier, Hraunfossar & Barnafossar waterfalls, Deildartunguhver hot spring, Hallmundarhraun lava field.  

    *The Northern Lights are a nature phenomenon and there is no guarantee that they will appear 

    Day 2

    Today, we set our sights on the amazing regions of Fellsströnd and Skarðsströnd, some of the most isolated areas in the country. The few people that venture to these places are richly rewarded with unique nature and history about the Icelandic sagas. On our first stop, we visit the historic church at Skarð. This has been a church site since the 13th century and the current church was built in the early 20th century. Next, we visit local farmers to hear about the history of the region and life in Iceland throughout the ages. One of the important resources of this area is the down collected from seabirds, and we will learn about how the farmers collect and manufacture the down. After a wonderful day in these remote areas, we return to our hotel for great 3-course dinner and hopefully some Northern Lights.

    Driving:  4-5hrs total                          Walking: 1-2 hrs total 

    Activities: Day tour to Fellsstönd, Skarð and local farm.

    Highlights: Unspoiled landscape

    Day 3

    The Snæfellsnes peninsula is known for its beaches and it is divided by a mountain ridge that stretches from east to west, with the Snæfellsjökull glacier at the western most point. We’ll make our way to the north side of Snæfellsnes for a visit to the shark museum at Bjarnarhöfn, run by a local family that has been fishing and producing shark since the eighteen hundreds. From there, we continue over to Grundafjörður, a small town on the northern part of the peninsula, where we go on a 2-hour whale watching tour around the Breiðafjörður bay (not available in October). In winter, herring migrate into the fjord followed by a vast number of Orcas, creating the perfect opportunity for a unique whale watching tour. After our adventure at sea, we head back towards the capital of Reykjavik for   a late afternoon arrival.

    Driving: 5 -6 hrs total                                          Walking: 1-2 hrs total (accumulated)

    Activities: Whale Watching tour (not available in October), visit to shark museum 
    In October, we will visit the cave Vatnshellir on the south side of the peninsula.

    Highlights: Snæfellsnes, Grundarfjörður, Bjarnarhöfn, Breiðafjörður 

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