5-Day West Iceland, Ice Cave and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik
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5-Day West Iceland, Ice Cave and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik
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5-Day West Iceland, Ice Cave and Northern Lights Adventure from Reykjavik

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Day 1: West Iceland Day 1

Stop At: Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Road 50, Reykholt Iceland
During this first day you will be exploring Deildartunguhver hot spring, the most powerful hot spring in all Europe. Here you can relax at Krauma Geothermal Baths (optional extra) or stop by a nearby farm where you can have the chance to pet Icelandic horses! Whilst the surroundings are very picturesque, make sure to always stay on the pathways.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Snorralaug, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd Iceland
Historical hot spring pool Snorralaug, treasured as the bathing spot of Iceland’s most famous poet and politician, Snorri Sturluson.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hraunfossar, Road 518, Husafell 311 Iceland
"The Lava Waterfalls" is a collection of smaller waterfalls cascading through the cracks of lava formations.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Barnafoss, Mooruvallavegur Möðruvellir 5, Reykholt, Borgarbyggd Iceland
On the river Hvítá in Borgarfjörður. Hraunfossar flows out of a lava field into Hvítá near Barnafoss, creating a stunning scenery from the waters that flow from Langjokull Glacier.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Gerduberg basalt columns, Gerduberg Road 54, 311 Iceland
The day ends with Gerðuberg, a cliff of dolerite, a coarse-grained basalt rock, located on the western peninsula of Snæfellsnes. This amazing wonder was created from ancient flowing lava being cooled against the sea water.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation provided

Day 2: West Iceland Day 2

Stop At: Hellnar Church, Hellnar 356 Iceland
After a filling breakfast at our hotel, we continue westwards. Making our way through alpine scenary we will arrive at our first stop Arnarstapi. It is a quaint fishing village at the foot of Mt. Stapafell and you will get the chance to check out it's surrounding area.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cave Vatnshellir, Snaefellsbaer Iceland
Within Snaefellsnes National Park is Vatnshellir Cave, an 8,000 year old lava cave. You will have the chance to be guided by an expert explaining all the features relating to its formation and history.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Djupalonssandur Beach, Utnesvegur, Hellnar Iceland
Charming village where we will stop for lunch. Then we'll continue to the beautiful black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur. This beach is isolated from the rest of the coast surrounded by tall, rugged cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kirkjufell Mountain, Road 54, Grundarfjorour 350 Iceland
To cap off the day we will head to the photogenic Kirkjufell Mountain with stunning views.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation provided

Day 3: The Golden Circle

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland
First on our list of stops of the Golden circle, we will arrive at one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thingvellir. Given this status for its magnificent historical and geological importance. Explore this wonder that is the site of the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Thingvellir is also home to the longest-running parliament in the worlds, the Althingi. Don't forget to look our for the largest natural lake in the country, Thingvallavatn.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Strokkur, Hafnartún, Selfoss, Iceland
Continuing deeper inland we will arrive in the geothermally active area of Haukadalur. Home to Geyser of which all others are named after. Although it erupts infrequently it's neighbour Strokkur, 50 metres next to it, erupts every 5 minutes as reliable as clockwork. Water erupts from 20 metres to as high as 40!
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland
Gullfoss is located a 5 minute drive from Geysir. The waterfall is located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. breathtaking Gullfoss Waterfall. There you traverse a narrow path that provides close-up views of the massive, two-tiered waterfall below.
Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Volcano Hekla, Iceland
A view to the infamous volcano Hekla opens up as we drive to our next stop, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.

Stop At: Seljalandsfoss, Hella Iceland
Seljalandsfoss is situated along the Seljalandsá river where the waterway plummets 40 metres over a cliff face. Seljalandsfoss is unique among waterfalls, as the shape of the cliff over which it falls allows visitors to walk behind the chute via a footpath at the base of the falls.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skogafoss, Skogar Iceland
Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters.

Due to the amount of spray the cascade produces, at least one rainbow is present any time the sun emerges from behind the clouds.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Route 215, Vik Iceland
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík.

Witness the enormous Renisdrangur basalt stacks and roaring waves coming from the Atlantic.

The day will be finished with a hunt for the Northern Lights and continuing on to our hotel close to Vík.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation provided

Day 4: Ice Caving and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

Stop At: Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park Iceland
Today we’ll commence upon our glacier adventure portion of the trip, exploring a natural ice cave in Vatnajokull Glacier. The magical stroll in the ice cave will take about 45 minutes. Your guide will point out some awe-inspiring features, you’ll learn how the cave was formed and the story behind its brilliant blue color. Make sure you have your camera with you’re sure to catch some truly inspiring photo opportunities throughout your hike.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park Route 1, Jokulsarlon 781 Iceland
Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. Its still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier. The Glacier Lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand beach.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Diamond Beach, Diamond Head Drive Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon Iceland
The Diamond Beach is a strip of black sand belonging to the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, located by Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland.

Here, the icebergs which fill Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon wash up on shore, standing dazzling and defiant in stark contrast to the black sand beach. It is, therefore, a favourite amongst photographers, nature-lovers, and wildlife-enthusiasts. Many seals call this beach home, and it is one of the best places in the country to see orcas from the shore.

If the forecast is favorable, we’ll keep our eyes out for the Aurora Borealis before we head to our accommodation in Skaftafell.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation provided

Day 5: The South Shore and Glacier Walk

Stop At: Vatnajokull, Iceland
After breakfast, our specialist guide will select the best route for your hike on the glacier. Before you make your way you will be provided with all the necessary glacier equipment, some of which you will have used in the ice cave.

Our guide will provide expert insights about the glacial expanse beneath your feet.

We will get a chance to visit some more highlights of the south coast (daylight / time permitting) before we get back to Reykjavik.
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Reykjavik pickup and drop-off
  • A guided tour in a minibus
  • A guided glacier hiking and ice cave adventure
  • The popular Golden Circle sightseeing
  • Fjadrargljufur Canyon
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Breakfast at the hotels
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Reynisfjara, the black sand beach
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Small group experience
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring
  • Entry/Admission - Snorralaug
  • Entry/Admission - Hraunfossar
  • Entry/Admission - Barnafoss
  • Entry/Admission - Gerduberg basalt columns
  • Entry/Admission - Hellnar Church
  • Entry/Admission - Djupalonssandur Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Kirkjufell Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Strokkur
  • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss
  • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
  • Entry/Admission - Skogafoss
  • Entry/Admission - Reynisfjara Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Lagoon
  • Entry/Admission - Diamond Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull
Not included
  • Food and drinks, other than breakfast
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Vatnshellir
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Please note that the order of the itinerary might change due to conditions in the areas
  • The success of the Northern Lights is very weather dependent
  • Ice caves are an ever-changing natural phenomena, the choice of which ice cave visited is made with your safety in mind
  • What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headgear and gloves
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended
  • This is a small group tour ensuring a more personal experience
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that if you are a solo traveler and would like to have your own room then please choose the "Single room option". Otherwise you will be paired up in a shared twin room with another person of the same gender.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
5 | 2019-01-29

The 5 day trip was a birthday present to our 10 year old boy. The tour was fantastic. It covered all the main attractions of Iceland and it’s the most you can see within a short 5 day visit. We got to see the Northern lights twice which was a real bonus to the trip. Another highlight of the tour was the glacier hike. Our tour guide Oliver always went extra miles to look after the group. We wouldn’t have enjoyed the trip this much without him. I would highly recommmend this trip to everyone.

Mohamed H
5 | 2018-03-29

This tour was amazing!

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