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Best of South Iceland Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Idyllic South Iceland & Northern Lights Awaits

Spend 6 splendid days exploring the best-known attractions of south Iceland during the tranquil winter season. Visit the geysers, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes of the Golden Circle, bathe in the famous milky blue water of the Blue Lagoon, survey the majestic south coast of Iceland, and hunt for the majestic northern lights. On your final full day, you have the chance to design your own adventure by embarking on a thrilling optional activity or enjoying a relaxing day in Reykjavik. This tour takes you to the countryside during the days while you enjoy the convenience of being based in Reykjavik in the evenings.


Looking for the summer version of this tour?

6 days / 5 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 162025 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Quality and value for your money
  • Local experts in Iceland and trusted suppliers
  • Customisable and personal tour options

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Feel the power of the thundering waterfall Gullfoss
  • Marvel at eruptions at the Geysir geothermal region
  • Search for majestic northern lights
  • Bathe in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Enjoy the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss
  • Photograph the jagged basalt columns & sweeping black sand beaches
  • Stroll around Reykjavík and visit popular landmarks

Travel style

Multi-Day Tours i

Interest

Best Seller i, City Break i, Classic i, Northern Lights i

Season

16 Sep - 31 Mar

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavík & Northern Lights

    On arrival to Keflavik International Airport, you will be greeted by a professional driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Reykjavik. You can stroll the charming capital city, visit museums, and explore landmarks. Downtown Reykjavík offers numerous excellent restaurants, cafés, coffeehouses, and bars, for those who want to experience the renowned Reykjavík nightlife.

    In the evening, get ready to search for the otherworldly northern lights. You will join a guided small group bus tour with a knowledgeable driver that will find a great spot to view the white, green and sometimes red lights dancing and flickering in the sky.

    Spend the next five nights in Reykjavik.

    Attractions Optional Activity
  • Day 2: Reykjavík City Walk & Blue Lagoon

    After breakfast, enjoy an exclusive guided small group walking tour in the heart of Reykjavik with a friendly local guide. The tour starts at the famous Hallgrímskirkja church, one of the best-known landmarks of Reykjavik. Over the course of the 3-hour walk, your guide will introduce you to the bustling downtown area while pointing out great restaurants, charming cafés and museums in the area. Highlights you will visit include the concert hall Harpa, the old harbour area, the parliament building, the small city lake and more! This is a great way to see the best of Reykjavik and get some inside info on hidden gems in the city. The tour ends with a traditional lamb meat soup in city centre.

    Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up for a bus transfer to the famous Blue Lagoon. You can spend your time bathing in the heated geothermal pool, which is rich with silica and soothing for your skin. You can also enjoy a sauna or steambath and an array of spa services (which must be booked in advance). After relaxing in the water, you can choose to dine at the luxurious Lava Restaurant at the lagoon, before transfering back to Reykjavik.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 3: The Golden Circle - Geysers & Waterfalls

    Today you will visit some of Iceland’s most famous attractions with a guided personal small group tour of the classic “Golden Circle” route in South Iceland. One of the many highlights on this journey is Þingvellir National Park, a place of great historical and geological significance that is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Þingvellir is the site of the country’s first parliament and is located along the edge of the great rift created by the drifting of the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. Other attractions include the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot springs of Geysir. While Geysir lies dormant, its neighbour Strokkur erupts every few minutes, gushing steam and water from the bowels of the earth. A taste of Icelandic food and drink is included during the tour. On return to Reykjavik, you will see the beautiful waterfall Faxi.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 4: The South Coast - Glaciers and Black Sand Beaches

    Enjoy a guided small group tour along the striking south coast of Iceland. The tour starts with the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is 40-metres high and its main attraction, besides the scenery, is the pathway leading behind the waterfall, giving visitors a chance to view the falls from within. Next up is a view of the vast glacier Sólheimajökull before continuing to Reynisfjara, a hauntingly beautiful black sand beach. The last stop before heading back to Reykjavik is the graceful, 60-metre high Skógafoss waterfall to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and pose for the perfect picture.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 5: Your Icelandic Adventure

    Today is up to you! You could choose to join an exciting optional activity like snorkeling in the Silfra fissure at Þingvellir National Park, or riding a stocky and adorable Icelandic horse, or even venturing inside a glacier. The Into the Glacier tour is highly recommended. You would be transported to Húsafell in the west, transfer to a customised vehicle to climb the glacier, and get to explore the actual ice in Iceland from the inside.

    If you are up for a more leisurely day, you could choose to relax in Reykjavik. Options include visiting a local swimming pool, checking out museums, or strolling the charming streets to see where the day takes you. Keep in mind that your travel consultant can fulfill customised requests like renting a car or booking activities that you enjoy.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik

    Optional Activity
  • Day 6: Departure from Reykjavík

    Depart to Keflavik International Airport via a semi-private transfer. If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have time to visit some of Reykjavik´s boutiques or museums. You may also opt to take an exciting optional activity (not included).

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

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Price per person from

Approx 162025 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, what to pack for your holiday and useful information about the activities that are included during the tour.  

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MULTI-DAY TOURS
All accommodations and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities. Nordic Visitor works with a small group of handpicked suppliers that are highly rated and deliver excellent service that meet our high standards.

ADD-ON & OPTIONAL UPGRADES
Travellers can choose to add-on selected optional activities when booking online. Customers can also choose to upgrade bus tours to super jeep tours. It is also possible to add-on extra nights to packages along with customising the tours to client needs.

THE BLUE LAGOON
Travellers can enjoy bathing in the milky blue waters of the Blue Lagoon that is renowned for its healing powers. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience that no one should miss! The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years old. It is mandatory for children aged 2 to 8 to wear inflatable armbands while in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that only two (2) children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian.

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, DAYLIGHT HOURS & WEATHER CONDITIONS 
The best months to experience the northern lights are from September to March, with peak visibility from December through February. Please note that as the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, we cannot guarantee sightings, even if the tour is operated.

Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with about 4-5 hours of daylight from December to January.  

Although the winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other northern European countries, the temperature can drop below freezing at times. Please bring windproof and waterproof outerwear and plenty of warm layers. Please note that the programme is dependent upon weather and road conditions, and may be altered if conditions are not favourable. For information on weather conditions and daylight hours we recommend visiting our extensive Online Travel Guide

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two business days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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