Flavours of the South | Winter



Flavours of the South | Winter

Explore Iceland’s burgeoning ‘foodie’ culture with some of the island’s most worthy culinary detours, whilst marveling at the diverse and spectacular landscapes of the South Coast, on this self-drive tour. A feast for the eyes and taste buds! Discover a winter wonderland showcasing glaciers, splendid waterfalls, infinite black sand beaches, and mesmerizing glacier lagoons. In the evening, sit at the table of our cosy country hotels, where fresh-off-the-boat fish, tender lamb and homemade skyr await, for memorable food experiences. Available from 1 October to 30 April. 

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Included

  • Accommodation for 1 night in comfort room with breakfast in a hotel in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in comfort room with breakfast in the countryside
  • Rental car for 5 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance
  • 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 Iceland's most popular sights on the 'Golden Circle'
  • Experience the authentic charm of the towns Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri
  • Taste top-notch dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients including organic lamb, seafood and vegetables grown with geothermal energy (4 dinners included in tour price)
  • Immerse yourself into Reykjavík’s wintry atmosphere and lively nightlife
  • Spot the magical northern lights if you are lucky!

Optional

  • Wander the white vastness on a horseback riding tour
  • Take an exhilarating dogsledding tour in the white immensity
  • Go on a glacier walk on Vatnajökull or Sólheimajökull Glaciers
  • Visit one of Iceland’s best kept secrets, Westman Islands
  • Soak in the scenery and relax in the waters of the Blue Lagoon

Itinerary

Day 1 | South Iceland and the Golden Circle

Head South and visit the quaint coastal towns Eyrarbakki and its colourful houses, or Stokkseyri and its traditional fisherman's turf house. Visit Hveragerði Town, where geothermal energy is put to good use, in greenhouses growing a variety of fruits and vegetables, from tomatoes and cucumbers, to strawberries and even bananas. Wander the vast snowy stretches on a magical horseback riding tour with our partners Eldhestar or Sólhestar. Explore Iceland’s renowned ‘Golden Circle’, gathering Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Dinner and accommodation in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 2 | The South Coast

Discover the most beautiful natural wonders of the South Coast, starting with the magnificent Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and lesser-known Gljúfrabúi Waterfall. Shortly after, the mighty Skógafoss appears on your left, often accompanied with a rainbow (or northern lights at night, if you are lucky!). The climb up the stairs to the top of the waterfall provides a magnificent 360° view over the surroundings, all the way to the ocean. End the day on a high note with a stop at the scenic black sand beach of Dyrhólaey, and its equally beautiful neighbour Reynisfjara, whose columnar basalt rocks are sprinkled with snow.

Dinner and accommodation in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 3 | Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Drive further East across black sand deserts until Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe, comes into sight. Explore Skaftafell Nature Reserve, an area of contrasts boasting many opportunities of hiking, including a short one to Svartifoss Waterfall, partially frozen in winter, with icicles hanging on the surrounding basalt columns. Gaze at the icebergs drifting at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and find seals basking in the sun. Save your appetite for Höfn, which has earned the title of “Lobster Capital of Northern Europe”, for good reasons.

Dinner and accommodation in the Höfn area.

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Day 4 | Glacier walk / Westman Islands

Unlock the secrets of the glaciers, on an easy 2-hour walk on Svínafellsjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s 30 glacier tongues, or at Sólheimajökull. Alternatively, hop on the ferry at Landeyjahöfn harbour and set sail to the scenic and rich in history Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), the Pompeii of the North. Visit the local museum Eldheimar, retracing the events of the 1973 volcanic eruptions, that changed the landscape and lives of inhabitants forever.

Dinner and accommodation in the Skógar area.

Day 5 | The Blue Lagoon and Reykjavík

Unwind after your trip by soaking in the healing geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, with the snow falling gently. Spare some time to explore Reykjavík, a city with an impressive selection of restaurants and cafés for a town of its size, and with a very special feel around Christmas time. Bring a few specialties home to extend the festivities: leaf bread, gravlax, pepper cookies, what’s your pick?

Accommodation 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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