Iceland's otherworldly aura seems to heighten at the winter months, when viewing of the Northern Lights is at its peak and the contrast between the cool, crisp air and its steaming geothermic hot springs heightens. Couple that with hiking through Þingvellir National Park, meeting the famous Icelandic horse, exploring lava caves, and chasing waterfalls, and you've got yourself a spectacular winter adventure like no other.
Upon arrival transfer to our hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour.
Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early. After a brief introduction meeting we will enjoy a welcome dinner together (not included).
Accommodations: Hotel Cabin
Travel from Reykjavík to explore a lava cave in the Bláfjöll Mountains. Go beneath the earth's surface to discover how Iceland was created. Walk and crawl through the Raufarholshellir cave that was carved out by flowing volcanic lava, and marvel at the multi-coloured rock formations left in its path.
In the afternoon, get up close and personal with the famous Icelandic horse before returning to Álftröð. The Icelandic horse is a very unique breed. Although small and at times pony-sized, Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. At our guesthouse, stop by the farm and learn all you need to know about the Icelandic horse, with a focus on its gait and unique character.
This evening, you will have your first chance to see the Northern Lights out in the countryside.
Accommodations: Alftrod Guesthouse
Head to Þingvellir National Park a UNESCO world heritage site, to see the tectonic faults created by North American and Eurasian tectonic plates shifting apart. The Oxara river cuts through the largest rift in the valley, Almannagja, and leads to the Oxarafoss waterfall.
Iceland’s parliament was also established in the area in 930. The park was later created to protect the remains of the open-air assembly grounds. One of the most-visited sights in Iceland, the park is an excellent spot for camping, hiking and snorkelling between the tectonic plates.
Discover one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss and complete the circuit known as the Golden Circle. This massive waterfall cascades over three “steps” before spilling into a large crevice. Fed by a glacier lake, the water passing through the falls can be a dark grey depending on how much sediment gets pushed through the river. See a variety of geothermal pools and the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Geysir is one of the oldest geysers recorded in the world, but is most often dormant. Strokkur erupts a spray of boiling hot water straight into the air about every ten minutes.
This evening, embrace your inner chef and prepare dinner together at the guesthouse. Accommodations: Alftrod Guesthouse
Travel to Sólheimajökull glacier and take some time to explore the area, or opt for a stunning hike. Equipped with crampons and an ice axe, hike through the dramatic glacier valley and along the black sand flood plains to the edge of the ice.
Drive the scenic southern coast and visit the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on the way back to Reykjavík. Seljalandsfoss is a 60m (196 ft) tall waterfall located along the popular ring road. Behind the flow of water is a path, allowing visitors to peek behind the curtain of water cascading over the rocks above. Visit Skógafoss, one of the largest and most recognizable waterfalls in Iceland. The 60m (200 ft) high falls forms a constant mist that floats in the air, if viewed in the sunlight the mist can create rainbows. The sound and view of the thundering water cutting through the green hills make the falls a must-see on any trip to Iceland
Accommodation: Hotel Cabin
Time to say good-bye to this amazing country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed. If you have a later flight out stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport for some time in the hot spa.
**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Double Occupancy - $2069 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $1650 USD
Single Occupancy - $2508 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $2000 USD - On Request
If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.
Deposit of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - October 16, 2022
*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.
Some walking while visiting areas and a few walking tours. Terrain may be uneven.
Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull
Learn how to walk safely on the ice of the Sólheimajökull glacier, explore the ice formations and crevices. The ice flows from the larger Myrdalsjokull glacier to Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier. The icy landscape with bright, blue caves and ridges is a unique hiking experience, one that is rapidly changing due to climate change.
Rate - $150 CAD
**Please note - Prices are subject to change.
Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies
Pre and post hotel nights are available at the Hotel Cabin Reykjavik
Double Occupancy - $72.50 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $115 CAD per person
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Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.
Arrive to Reykjavik (RKV)
Depart from Reykjavik (RKV)
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Set within 1.8 km from Laugavegur Shopping Plaza, the 2-star Hotel Cabin Reykjavik features Wi Fi throughout the venue. Attractions within walking distance include Solfar Sculpture and Sigurjon Olafsson Museum. Guests can find a scenic beach close to the property. The venue offers en suite rooms with private bathrooms and TV with satellite channels, flat-screen television and smoke detectors.
A bright and spacious guesthouse centrally located in South Iceland. Each room will provide you with a seating area and a bathroom with shower. Other facilities include a terrace and free WiFi.