November - March
This 5 day winter tour in Iceland is the perfect way to experience Iceland. Included in the tour are accommodations for 4 nights, a visit to a blue ice cave and a tour of a lava cave! Not only that, but you’ll also visit the KRAUMA Spa and enjoy free WiFi on board the minibus. In addition, you will of course also visit all the famous sights found on the South Coast, Golden Circle and the Snæfellsnes peninsula! If you’re visiting Iceland in winter, you should check out this tour!
The 5 day winter tour starts with pickup in Reykjavík on day 1. You will head out on the South Coast and visit it’s most famous sights. These include the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and the Reynisfjara black sand beach. On a clear day you might also see the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano in the distance. The next day, you will be able to enjoy the wonders of the glacier region of Vatnajökull. You will, of course, visit well-known sights such as the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach. You will also visit a blue ice cave and ride in a Super Jeep. Before heading back to Reykjavík, you will also visit beautiful Skaftafell for some serious glacier views!
On the third day of the tour, it’s time to hit the Golden Circle! On this famous route, you will see sights such as Þingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss waterfall. Included in your tour is also the entrance fee to the Kerið Volcanic Crater. On day four, it’s time to hit the road again and head up to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This area of Iceland offers a plethora of sights which is why this tour includes two full days to explore it and other sights in West Iceland! On the first day you will visit sights such as Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Djúpalónssandur beach and of course, Mt. Kirkjufell. You’ll also visit the seals of Ytri-Tunga and explore more breathtaking natural sights. On the second day you’ll head to Borgarfjörður. Here you’ll find sights such as Hraunfossar waterfalls and Deildartunguhver hot springs.
To top off a great trip you will go on a tour of the Víðgemlir lava cave and visit the KRAUMA Spa before heading back to Reykjavík. The tour usually arrives back in Reykjavík at about 19:30 on the last day of the tour.
A detailed itinerary can be found by clicking “detailed itinerary”.
Yes, pickup and drop-off are included. You can select the most convenient location for your transfer at booking.
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
For this tour, you should bring warm winter clothes to use as your first layer, and waterproof clothing to wear as your second layer. You should also bring good hiking boots. If you don’t have hiking boots you can rent them when booking.
You can only bring with you a small piece of luggage on this tour, for example, a backpack.
Please check with your hotel if they can store your luggage during the tour if you are staying again at the same hotel after the tour. Otherwise, you can use luggage lockers that are located in the center Reykjavík.
Here is a link to their website where you can find all the details.
The tour operator can also store your luggage for free at their offices, but please note that these arrangements must be made in advance. To avoid any delays on departure day, luggage must be stored before the pickup time.
Yes, solo travelers are welcome on this tour! Please note that it’s mandatory to pay the single fee when booking if you are traveling by yourself.
It can happen that the ice caving tour is canceled because of weather and/or safety reasons. Then your guide will find other activities when possible and refund the price difference. The tour operator reserves the right to change the order of the activities and sightseeing of the itinerary.
This tour includes a 2-night stay at a comfortable guesthouse. Please note that these accommodations have a shared bathroom.
Breakfast is included on day two and three. Other meals are not included in the tour price, but you will be able to purchase lunch, dinner and snacks along the way.
Please be ready at your pickup location at 08:30. Pickup starts at 8:30 and the tour will depart from Reykjavík at 09:00. On day one, you will visit these stunning places.
Seljalandsfoss & Giljúfrabúi waterfalls
Seljalandsfoss is famous for being the waterfall you can walk behind, but be sure to bring a waterproof jacket as it will get wet! Just a short walk away from Seljalandsfoss is the smaller but beautiful Gljúfrabúi waterfall. Gljúfrabúi is nestled into the cliffside and provides a great backdrop for taking pictures!
Skógafoss & Írafoss waterfall
One of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, Skógafoss is about 25 meters wide and has a drop of almost 200 meters! You can view this waterfall up close or walk up the staircase for a totally different view. You will also visit the smaller and less known waterfall Írafoss.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
This famous beach is located near the town of Vík. From the beach, you can view the Reynisdrangar rock pinnacles that rise from the ocean. Please be careful when visiting this beach and observe warning signs that are there for your safety.
Accommodations on your first night
You will stay the night in a comfortable guesthouse on the countryside. In the evening, if conditions are good, you can go out looking for the Northern Lights.
On day two you will continue to explore the South Coast and go on some exciting activities! On day two you will visit these sights:
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & The Diamond Beach
Often said to be the jewel of Icelandic nature, Jökulsárlón is without a doubt one of the most stunning sights in Iceland. Here you can see icebergs that break off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and gently float on the lagoon. Sometimes you can even spot seals here! A short walk away from the lagoon you’ll also find the Diamond Beach. The beach draws its name from the icebergs that are washed ashore the black beach, creating a diamond-like effect.
Blue Ice Cave Tour
One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to a blue ice cave! These ice caves can only be visited in the winter time, and as new caves are created each winter each visit is unique. You will ride in a super jeep up to the ice cave. Once there you will have plenty of time to take some great pictures to share with your friends.
Skaftafell is known as a paradise for hikers, both on the glacier and off it! On a clear day, you can enjoy some epic glacier views from Skaftafell. You may recognize parts of this area from the TV series Game of Thrones!
Before heading back to Reykjavík, you’ll make a short and sweet stop in the charming village of Vík. On the way back to Reykjavík your guide will keep an eye out for Northern Lights and make a stop if they appear.
Accommodations on your second night
On your second night, you will stay in the Reykjavík area.
On day three it’s time to hit the Golden Circle. You will visit these famous sights:
Þingvellir National Park
The Þingvellir National Park is not only a place of natural beauty but also of historical significance for Icelanders. It is here that the Alþing general assembly was established around 930 AD. Since then, numerous historical events have taken place in this area. This is also where you can see how the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart. Þingvellir are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Geysir Hot Spring Area
The Geysir geothermal area is named for the sleeping giant Geysir. It has been entertaining onlookers for more than 1,000 years with jets of boiling hot water shooting high in the sky. Though Geysir sometimes goes inactive for years at a time, as he is now, Strokkur still likes to put on a dazzling display, blasting water as high as 40 m (131 ft).
Popular on lists of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe, Gullfoss waterfall is a must stop on any Golden Circle tour. Powered by pure glacial runoff, water shoots along the two-tiered falls before plunging into the rugged canyon far below.
Formed by a volcanic eruption some 3,000 years ago, this colorful crater is made extra special by the turquoise lake at its bottom. The lake contrasts beautifully with the striking red-and-black walls of the crater. Entry fee to this area is included in the tour price.
Accommodations on your second night
On your third night, you will return to the same accommodations as the night before in the Reykjavík area.
On day four you will start your exploration of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Stops on this day include the following: