About This Trip

Escorted Group Winter Tour in Iceland

This short getaway offers insight into Iceland’s nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland’s capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights. Visit Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Black lava beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Golden Circle, meet Icelandic horses on a farm and see the Northern Lights. Optional Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull and optional Northern Lights cruise by boat from Reykjavík. Excellent value for money and a short winter trip to the Icelandic countryside.

Dates & Prices

  • Departs Tuesdays & Thursdays between
    Sep 16 2021 to Apr 12 2022
  • Price per person from: $1030 Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $430

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
  • 3 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS shuttle (no guide)
  • Daily breakfast [B]
  • Blue Lagoon, including use of towel
  • Skógar Folk Museum on early Modern Iceland with its turf houses
  • Visit Icelandic horse stables & a geothermal greenhouse
  • Northern Lights program during two evenings

Disclaimer

Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Additional nights in Reykjavik available from $95 per person based on double occupancy. Tour is also available as a budget group tour for a discount. Please call for budget group tour availability and prices as well as triple or child occupancy rates. Airfare is additional and is available through Brekke Tours. Rates and schedules subject to availability and change without notice.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: The Northern Lights are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many natural wonders, it is an ephemeral spectacle – the Northern Lights may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await this truly outstanding event. For the best photos we recommend using a tripod.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík. Balance of day free to explore Iceland's capital on your own. Overnight at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon - Hella

At 9:00am, meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Then head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. At the end of the day, we get to soak off our travels in the warm mineral rich waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. We stay for two nights in studio rooms at the Stracta Hotel in Hella. In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide at Árhús Cottages. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.

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Day 3: South Iceland Excursion

Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall. If you book a trip without the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík. In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns and sizes.

In the afternoon you can book an optional glacier walk on Sólheimarjökull’s glacier tongue (booked online, our guide assists if needed. Price with GJ Travel discount: ISK 14.310).

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Day 4: Horses and Golden Circle

In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik.

An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked for this day if the weather conditions are right.

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Day 5: Reykjavik - Depart

Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport.

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