Welcome to a land of untamed natural beauty and wild abandon. Our five-day winter adventure includes two nights in Reykjavik and two nights in the countryside where conditions for viewing the Aurora are optimal. The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is from October through March. They can be seen anywhere in Iceland and are most like to appear on cold, calm and clear evenings. Travelling in the comfort of our own 4X4 with a personal guide, we set off for a real winter wonderland adventure!
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Spend the morning enjoying the charming capital at your own pace. Take in a museum, do some shopping and check out the coffee culture and hip galleries. You may even want to take a trip to the local geothermal swimming pool and its steam baths—the centre of every town’s social life.
Drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few places in the world where you can see the effects of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart. Enjoy a privately-guided snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier and explore the Gullfoss waterfalls.
Visit beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Sólheimajökull glacier to don crampons and go for a one-hour guided walk on the ice. Lunch in the small village of Vik and visit a woolen goods store before stopping at Skógafoss waterfall and later marveling at the Northern Lights.
Head into the dramatic wilderness area called Thorsmork (Thor’s forest) on the north side of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Take an easy hike to the run-off glacier Gigjokull and explore one of the ravines that dissect the north face of the volcano.
Drive to the famous Blue Lagoon Spa and enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm aqua-blue waters renowned for their healing powers. Keflavik International Airport is only 15 minutes away and we will drive you there in time for your afternoon flight. Farewell!VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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