RT30 - Activities and The Northern Lights 8 days
Winter Activity Self Drive Tour

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Season: (SEP 15 to MAR 25)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (8 days / 7 nights)
Price from: (186861 ISK Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 10.P - Dacia Duster 4WD or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.)
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This tour combines activities, local culture, relaxation and the northern lights into one package.
Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavik City

You will transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus. Enjoy the rest of the day in Reykjavik, which offers a great variety of things to do. Included is a visit to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik where you can learn about the Northern lights and how to take good photographs of them, which might come in handy if you get to see them on your tour. See iconic buildings including the Perlan (the Pearl), the Alþingishúsið (where the Icelandic parliament is housed), and Hallgrímskirkja Church. If you don't have time to shop on Laugarvegur Street, don't worry; you can do that when you return from your adventure.

Included:
Admission to the Northern lights Center

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Golden Circle & Snowmobiling on a glacier

Pick up your car in the morning and begin your day with the famous Golden Circle route, where some of the most precious gems of Iceland can be found. First you visit the Þingvellir National Park, which is an UNESCO world heritage site and is full of history and natural beauty. This is the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. The Mid-Atlantic ridge runs through the national park and forms an impressive rift valley. From Þingvellir continue to Geysir geothermal area where you explore hot springs and geysers. The most powerful, active geyser – Strokkur erupts every 8 minutes or so with such a force that the boiling water jets up to 20 meters into the air. Just a little further from the geothermal area you will find the majestic Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall – one of Iceland´s most impressive waterfalls. from Gullfoss you will be picked up and driven by a modified 4x4 to get you up to Langjökull glacier where you will enjoy a 1 hour snowmobiling trip. Before heading to your lodging for the night visit the picturesque waterfall Faxi and the impressive volcanic crater – Kerið. In the evening we recommend you keep an eye out for the northern lights.

Included:
1 Hour Snowmobiling trip one person per snowmobile
Super Jeep Transfer from Gullfoss to Langjökull glacier


Highlights:
Kerið Crater
Faxi Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Þingvellir National Park

Driving distance:
220 km

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 3. The South Coast and Glacier hike

Today, continue east towards the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano that last erupted in 2010 and stopped the air traffic in Europe and America. At the foot of the glacier you will find two stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. If there is no snow or ice, it is possible to walk behind the Seljalandfoss waterfall, but be careful. By Skógafoss waterfall you´ll find museum called Skógasafn. Continue east visit the glacier tongue Sólheimajökull, which is part of the large Mýrdalsjökull glacier there you will meet your guide, strap on the crampons and helmet and go for a glacier hike and explore the blue ice. Before you turn back to you accommodation drive towards the small town of Vik and visit the black lava beach and basalt columns at Reynisdrangar. In the evening if the weather conditions allow, head out once again in search for the northern lights.

Included:
Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Vík Town
Reynisfjara Beach

Driving distance:
190 kilometers

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 4. Scenery & Sagas

Head to Borgarnes town via Hvalfjörður fjord where you will find the Icelandic Settlement Centre, whose main objective is to present the fascinating sagas from the settlement times as well as a special exhibition of the famous Viking poet, Egill Skallagrímsson. Continue traveling through Borgarfjörður district to see the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, the hot spring area of Deildartunguhver and The historic Reykholt the former home of Snorri Sturluson a great writer, poet and chieftain in Iceland who was assassinated by the order of the Norwegian king in 1241

Included:
Admission to the Settlement Center

Highlights:
Borgarnes-Town
Reykholt Town
Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Driving distance:
300 kilometers

Overnight:
Borgarnes area


Day 5. The West Coast and Snæfellsnes

Continue to Snæfellsnes Peninsula where you will come upon numerous natural wonders. Cross the plains of Mýrar and head to the South Coast of the peninsula. In the northern part of Mýrar, you will pass a number of spectacular craters. Continue to the charming hamlets of Arnarstapi and Hellnar Continue around the tip of the peninsula at the foot Snæfellsjökull, a graceful glaciated volcano that is a popular destination for glacier hikers, snowmobilers, and skiers. For those not familiar with the glacier, a guide is recommended. HeContinue to the north side of the peninsula and visit the small fishing villages before visiting a local shark catcher and try the local fermented shark if you have the guts for it (not included).

Highlights:
Arnarstapi Village
Lóndrangar Rock Formations
Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Driving distance:
230 kilometers

Overnight:
Snæfellsnes area


Day 6. Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon spa

Drive back towards Reykjavik and continue on your journey to the lunar-like landscapes of Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krísuvík geothermal area for a feel of the power of the Earth. Continue to Grindavík, a quaint fishing town where you will gear up for a 1 hour ATV tour along lave and upto Mt. Helgafell with a great view over the peninsula. After the tour drive a short distance to the amazing Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon Café. It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland. Head back to Reykjavík and drop off the car. If you are in Reykjavik on Fridays or Saturdays you might want to go out among the locals for a few drinks since you have a full day of relaxation ahead of you.

Included:
1 Hour ATV tour one person per ATV
Entrance to the Blue Lagoon with towel and bathrobe
Skin care trial pack & Volcano Scrub or Algae Mask
Drink of your choice at the Blue lagoon

Highlights:
Lake Kleifarvatn
Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
Grindavík Town
The Blue Lagoon

Driving distance:
300 km

Overnight:
Reykjavík City


Day 7. Reykjavik Relaxation & Culture,

Today you have an opportunity to enjoy Reykjavík – sightseeing, shopping, visit some of the museums and general relaxation after a full week of activities.

Overnight:
Reykjavík City


Day 8. Departure

It's your last day in Iceland. Transfer in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus to the airport from your accommodation in Reykjavik.


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Season: SEP 15 to MAR 25
Departures: Daily
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price from: 186861 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 10.P - Dacia Duster 4WD or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.
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