This Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Golden Circle 4 day tour was created to spotlight essentially the most wanted actions and sights in Iceland. We be sure that your daytime actions match into the restricted daylight and offer you ample time to seek for the Northern Lights every night time. This adventurous, but leisurely itinerary is the right journey for travellers with restricted time in Iceland.
This journey covers an ice cave go to, two of Iceland’s UNESCO World Heritage Websites, the ever well-liked Golden Circle area, an erupting geyser, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Seashore, geothermal sizzling springs, rural villages and scrumptious native delicacies. This 4 + day tour actually does offer you all of the winter highlights.
The itinerary beneath lasts for 4 days and three nights, not together with arrival and departure day, so be sure you account for a further 2 days when planning your vacation. For ease, when quoting your customized itinerary, we are going to add arrival and departure days. We additionally suggest having not less than one full day in Reykjavík earlier than the tour begins to offer you time to discover town. Subsequently, with arrival day, departure day, Reykjavík free day and this Hidden Iceland 4 day, 3 night time tour your whole vacation will final for 7 days.
After all, if you wish to add in some additional actions and places, we are able to simply lengthen this journey by as many days as you might have accessible. In truth, that is really a shortened model of our Iceland Should See 6 Day winter journey. The principle distinction is that we now have eliminated the highlands day journey and the day journey across the Reykjanes peninsula.
Conversely, for those who want the journey to be a little bit shorter tell us which day you need to take out and we’ll see if it’s doable. A faster model of this tour is our stripped down Important South Iceland 3 day winter tour. This covers the identical areas however is at a sooner tempo which means we match extra into every day. Our 4 day model is extra Northern Lights pleasant on the whole although.
Northern Lights Searching
Whereas this can be a Northern Lights pleasant journey, please bear in mind that we can not assure that you will notice the Northern Lights whereas on tour with us. Since every day shall be crammed with sightseeing and actions, relatively than planning a stand-alone Northern Lights tour at night time, we want to sleep in a single day in distant resorts that are perfect for Northern Lights recognizing proper from their entrance door. Your skilled information will enjoyment of instructing you all concerning the science, monitoring the photo voltaic exercise and serving to you’re taking some nice photos.
Please bear in mind that though your information shall be there at each step of the way in which, they can not exceed most driving hours every day so you’ll not be driving round very late at night time trying to find an empty sky. Fortunately, the resorts we select are already within the nice places. It’s the right mixture of daytime journey and nighttime searching.
Ice cave, Northern Lights & Golden Circle 4 + Day Tour
Please word that at sure instances of 12 months we could have to swap some actions to cater for the altering seasons. For instance, the ice cave tour is often solely accessible between November and March. Exterior of those months we could swap it for a glacier hike. We are going to notify you of any modifications when your first question is made.
• Blue ice cave tour on the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier (from late October – late March)
• Alternatively, we take a glacier hike on the Falljökull glacier exterior of those months.
• Staying in Northern Lights pleasant distant lodging.
• Taking a stroll on the Reynisfjara black sand seashores
• Witnessing the towering Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and Gullfoss waterfalls
• Watching the glacier icebergs up shut at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Seashore
• Bathing within the Secret Lagoon sizzling pool
• Tasting domestically sourced meals on the Friðheimar tomato farm
• Getting near an erupting geyser within the Geysir space
Arrival Day & Reykjavík time
A non-public driver can await you by the arrival gates at KEF Airport upon arrival and take you to Reykjavík the place you examine into your lodging. Though Reykjavík is a small metropolis, there are a whole lot of attention-grabbing issues to see and do. To not point out the quite a few eating places to check out! Have a learn by way of our Reykjavík Metropolis Information the place we’ve outlined a few of our favourite locations, masking the whole lot from transportation within the metropolis, to sights, actions and eating places.
The place will we keep?
Reykjavík boasts of a formidable quantity of top quality lodging for such a small capital. There are a lot of wonderful choices to select from with our favourites being Reykjavik Residence Residences and Alda Resort. For an improve in lodging then Konsúlat Hótel, Tower Suites or The Reykjavík EDITION Resort are all wonderful choices.
Personal Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Golden Circle Tour
Day 1 of 4 | South Coast Sights & Northern Lights
Immediately is all about travelling alongside the complete south coast.
That is the longest day of driving however don’t fear, there’s loads of unimaginable stops alongside the way in which. We begin on the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Ensure that to put on a rain coat if you wish to get shut. Afterwards, we journey onwards to the Reynisfjara Black Sand Seashore with its distinctive hexagonal basalt columns and ferocious crashing waves. Subsequent, we proceed our drive additional east the place we’ll quickly begin to see the spectacular glaciers and Iceland’s highest mountains.
As we come to our lodging for the night time on the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (or equal) we keep of their deluxe rooms (customisable). The dinner on the lodge showcases conventional Icelandic meals utilizing native produce. The lodge is in a fantastic location for seeing the northern lights on a transparent winter’s night time, with a get up name checklist supplied by the lodge for those who haven’t noticed them earlier than mattress.
The place will we keep?
We keep on the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon on our first night time of the tour (or equal)
Day 2 of 4 | The Vatnajökull Nationwide Park, Northern Lights
Immediately is all concerning the glaciers!
After breakfast this morning we make our option to the close by Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon the place we’ll be spending many of the day. It’s right here that we meet with our companions within the space for the true spotlight of our journey, the Ice Cave & Tremendous Jeep Journey. Collectively, of their specialised tremendous jeeps we journey over the rugged terrain to the extra distant components of the glacier. From right here, it’s a tranquil stroll over rocky however primarily flat floor, to witness the blues and textures of the interior workings of the glacier in one of many ice caves of the world positioned on the huge Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier.
This ice cave tour may be customise to the flexibility ranges of the group. From a neater 4 hour ice cave tour to a extra adventurous glacier hike, discovery a extra distant ice cave. This is able to be a 5 – 6 hour journey.
Between mid October – late March we are going to go to a blue ice cave on the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. For the remainder of the 12 months we hike on the Falljökull glacier which is designed for first timers with good mobility.
As soon as we come again from the ice cave, we spend the remainder of the daylight by the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and watch the enormous icebergs float round and wash up on the black sand shores of Diamond Seashore. Immediately is essentially the most adventurous day however can also be essentially the most rewarding. Particularly with the views of the encircling space from the the glaciers.
The place will we keep?
We keep on the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon on our second night time of the tour (or equal)
Trying to customise today?
Alternatively, if you wish to go even additional off the overwhelmed path, we are able to organize with our helicopter companions to fly us to a extra distant ice cave within the space. Sometimes called the Blue Dragon Ice Cave. From the helicopter touchdown spot there may be only a brief stroll to the cave entrance to the huge opening of the big Blue Dragon Ice Cave.
Day 3 of 4 | South Coast Half Day with Elective actions, Northern Lights
After the adventurous day on the ice yesterday, it’s greatest to take today a little bit simpler (or not, it’s as much as you). As we begin our journey again west, we’ll begin with a simple hike alongside the feather like ridges of the canyon with the inconceivable to pronounce title; Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. We cease by a number of extra south coast sights as daylight permit till we come to the picturesque city of Vík.
For these selecting to take it straightforward immediately, we could have ample time to get some souvenirs, strive the ‘greatest espresso within the south of Iceland’ on the Skool Beans transformed college bus café. Our lodge for the night time is only a brief drive from right here the place you’ll be able to spend the late afternoon enjoyable and revisiting all the images taken for the previous couple of days.
Nevertheless, in case you are wanting to maintain the thrill up, then you’ll be able to select between 3 optionally available extras immediately.
The Icelandic Lava Present in the city of Vík the place the locals will share tales of previous eruptions earlier than pouring re-melted lava over ice simply metres out of your face. A fantastic household pleasant expertise on a chilly day.
Take a horse journey on the well-known Icelandic horse with its clean fifth gait. These docile animals are as pleasant as they’re quick. This can be a nice option to see Iceland’s hidden panorama off the overwhelmed path.
Snowmobile on prime of certainly one of Iceland’s ice caps. To get there you’ll bounce at the back of a tremendous jeep earlier than swapping over to a snowmobile the place you’ll zoom throughout this snowy panorama with unimaginable views on clear days.
The place will we keep?
We now have a lot to select from on this space from the quaint Resort VOS guesthouse to the Skálakot Luxurious Manor or the pristine Resort UMI (or equal). All nice choices primarily based in your finances and choice.
Horse Using. Horseback. Snow. Black Seashore. Path. Eyjafjöll. Horseback. Farm. Hidden Iceland. Picture Skálakot
Day 4 of 4 | Golden Circle, Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse and Secret Lagoon
Prepared on your final day of touring? Immediately we are going to go to the most well-liked space of Iceland, the Golden Circle!
After breakfast we head straight to loosen up within the heat of the pure sizzling springs of the Secret Lagoon, the right option to begin the day. That is Iceland’s oldest pure swimming pool, opening its doorways again in 1891.
Afterwards, lunch shall be served close by contained in the tomato greenhouse farm of Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse. Surrounded by busy bees and tomato crops. We can strive their well-known tomato soup or any variety of tomato impressed recipes. That is essentially the most talked about culinary expertise from any of our excursions. Nicely well worth the pit cease. Ensure that to pop exterior to say hello to the Icelandic horses earlier than leaving too.
Subsequent, we get to witness the drive of Gullfoss, certainly one of Iceland’s strongest waterfalls. From there, we drive to the should see geothermal space of Geysir. The geyser Strokkur erupts each 5 to 10 minutes. In any case this, we drive to the well-known Þingvellir Nationwide Park. Þingvellir is the location of the primary identified parliament on the earth, the place lots of Iceland’s most necessary selections have been made. It additionally sits within the rift valley of the separating North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. We return to Reykjavík within the early night to provide the likelihood to have dinner within the metropolis after a unbelievable 4 days.
The place will we keep?
Tonight we provide the likelihood to discover Reykjavík and check out among the greatest eating places on the town. If you want us to rearrange lodging for this night time, we are going to decide from certainly one of lots of our favorite resorts.
What an unimaginable brief break! We hope you’ll agree it included all of the winter highlights. On this closing day, a personal driver can decide you up out of your lodging and take you to KEF Airport on your outbound flight. If in case you have a late flight immediately then we are able to pull collectively some nice solutions earlier than you permit us.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Lodging, actions requested & private transportation in our luxurious automobile (sort of auto is dependant on group dimension) and our great English talking driver information throughout the journey. +
Reykjavík lodging, airport pickup and/or drop off may be included if requested.
Flights to and from Iceland, meals except in any other case specified.
Customise Your Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Golden Circle Journey?
A non-public tour means that you can customise this journey to make sure your Iceland expertise is ideal. We will organize decide up or drop off on the airport for these on a good schedule. Don’t assume you’re up for a glacier hike? We will take that out and add in additional sights as there may be a lot to see within the south of Iceland.
Need to make this journey much more luxurious? Tell us that you just want for 4 star and above sort of lodging.
In case your finances doesn’t fairly can help you do all these great locations with us you’ll be able to look to mix a variety of our scheduled, small group excursions that journey to among the identical areas. For our scheduled, small group excursions our most group dimension is 12 company.
Able to make this your dream journey?
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