Amazing South | Winter



Amazing South | Winter

Combine Nature and city sightseeing by exploring the diverse and spectacular scenery of South Iceland, and the capital city Reykjavík, on this short break self-drive tour. Take the ‘Golden Circle’ loop, with stops at Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geyser, and Þingvellir Continental Drift, before venturing out South. There, many natural wonders in a picturesque blanket of snow await, from waterfalls and black sand beaches, to glaciers and icebergs sparkling with the winter sun. Spice up your trip with an ice caving adventure, snowmobiling or glacier walking! Available from 1 October to 30 April.

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Included

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in the countryside, comfort rooms with breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in a hotel in Reykjavík
  • Rental car for 4 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Airport shuttle from airport to Reykjavík (one transfer per tour)
  • E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
  • Driver Guide tablet mapping and navigating your personalised journey and highlights of surrounding areas:
       - Navigation GPS
       - Personalized itinerary with location points and information
       - Points of interest - suggestions for restaurants, museums, swimming pools and much more
       - WiFi hotspot - unlimited usage
       - Safe travel information and alerts
       - Weather and news information
       - Chat with us - We are there for you while travelling
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Visit the legendary 'Golden Circle' sights
  • Make the most of South Iceland: glaciers, black sand beaches, volcanos, waterfalls
  • Meet Iceland’s largest glacier Vatnajökull
  • Experience the colourful, lively nightlife of Reykjavík

Optional

  • Take a moment for yourself at the Blue Lagoon
  • Embark a thrilling snowmobile trip on Mýrdalsajökull Glacier
  • Witness the ephemeral beauty of an icecave on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Venture out on a glacier walk on Sólheimajökull
  • Go horseback riding in Iceland’s winter wonderland

Itinerary

Day 1 | South Iceland

Need a relaxing time after your flight (depending on your arrival time)? Soak in the milky waters of the Blue Lagoon, 20 minutes only from Keflavík Airport, the perfect way to unwind before you hit the road. Head South and stop at the friendly villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri, renowned for their beautiful seashore and relaxed pace of life. Reach Hveragerði Town, where powerful steam vents can be seen rising from snowy grounds, a temple of geothermal energy. Join our partners Eldhestar or Sólhestar on a magical horseback riding tour across volcanic landscapes sprinkled with snow.

Accommodation in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 2 | The South Coast

Drive the ‘Golden Circle’, consisting of three of Iceland’s most stunning sights: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall. Marvel at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls, as the sun reflects the winter light off the stream. Get your basic right about volcanos at Lava Centre museum in Hvolsvöllur and continue onwards to Vík. End the day with a visit to Dyrhólaey iconic arch, and a walk along Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, characterized by Reynisdrangar Stacks, visible out at sea.

Accommodation in the Vík area.

Day 3 | Vatnajökull National Park

Wake up to the sound of the roaring snowmobile and embark on an exhilarating trip onto Mýrdalsjökull Glacier! Explore Skaftafell Reserve, part of Vatnajökull National Park, rich in contrasts from black snowy mountains and glacial rivers, to waterfalls and calm glaciers lagoons, and home to a variety of hiking trails. A little further East lie the magnificent Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach. Check the aurora forecast and cloud coverage tonight, northern lights might be dancing for you!

Accommodation in the Vík area.

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Day 4 | Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a wonderful starting point or ending point for travelers visiting Iceland, boasting itself as a cultural hub reflecting the Icelandic identity and heritage. In winter time, its illuminated houses, improvised ice rinks, Christmas markets, and overall welcoming atmosphere give Reykjavík its own special flavor. Top-notch restaurants, cosy little cafés, interesting museums, art galleries, live music at every corner, vibrant nightlife… Never a dull day in the world's northernmost capital city!

Accommodation in a first class hotel in Reykjavík.

 

TripAdvisor reviews

Best introduction to Iceland! I booked this on a whim and it could not have been more perfect. The car was ideal for us to set our own itenary with the comfort of knowing where we were going to sleep each night. Each stay provided a great nights rest and breakfast. I highly recommend and will use them again!
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