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Iceland Winter World

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Get to know Iceland this winter

Enjoy an extensive 6-day city break, including guided day tours to many of Iceland’s biggest natural attractions, such as the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, the great Geysir area and the country’s scenic south coast. Experience the mystical northern lights and enjoy the surprising amount of cultural activities, museums, world-class restaurants and bars that Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, has to offer. Self-guided tour, with planned activities

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

Best Seller, City Break, Classic, Northern Lights

Season

1 Oct - 13 Apr

Departure

Daily

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Itinerary

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

  • Day 1: A Warm Welcome to Iceland

    On arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. The rest of your day is free for exploring Reykjavik as you wish, perhaps with a scenic stroll around the old harbour or visits to museums and city landmarks. The downtown is very compact for walking and offers a range of excellent restaurants, cosy cafés and lively bars and clubs for those who want to experience the renowned Reykjavík nightlife.

    Spend the next five nights in Reykjavík.

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  • Day 2: Reykjavík City Walk & Northern Lights

    Enjoy a guided small group walking tour in the heart of Reykjavik with a friendly local. Over the course of the 2-hour walk, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the landmarks and highlights of the downtown area while pointing out great restaurants, charming cafés and interesting activities available in Iceland’s charismatic capital city. 

    Later in the evening, if weather conditions allow, you will be taken for a tour in search of the magnificent northern lights, also known as aurora borealis.*

    *Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Day 3: Journey around the Golden Circle

    Visit some of Iceland’s most famous attractions with a guided bus tour around the classic “Golden Circle” route in South Iceland. One of the major highlights on this journey is Þingvellir National Park, a place of great historical and geological signifiance that is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions include the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall and spouting hot springs such as Geysir and Strokkur.

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  • Day 4: Majestic Waterfalls and Black Beaches

    Enjoy a tour along the beautiful southern coast of Iceland all the way to the village of Vík and back. We start with the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Seljalandsfoss is 40 meters high and its main attraction, besides the scenery, is the fact that there is a pathway leading behind the waterfall and out the other side, giving visitors a chance to view the falls from within. The tour will also take you to the black volcanic sand beach south of Vík, Iceland’s southernmost village, to view the spectacular rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar. The last stop before heading back to Reykjavik is the graceful, 60 meters high Skógafoss waterfall.

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  • Day 5: Day at Leisure

    Today is a free day. Go on an optional excursion or simply enjoy the city as you wish. Downtown you will find a variety of interesting shops, design boutiques, museums and galleries, and the city offers many great thermal swimming pools and spas for those who crave extra relaxation. Today would also be ideal to try out a guided horseback ride or go on a whale watching tour from the city's old harbour.

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  • Day 6: Departure with a Twist

    Today you will be picked up and taken to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. The waters there are rich in silica and blue-green algae, giving the lagoon its reputed healing powers and signature blue colour. Relaxing in-water massages are available (optional; best if booked well in advance), and guests can unwind in the saunas and steam baths or get a natural massage under the Blue Lagoon waterfall. The spa provides a wonderful last memorable taste of Iceland, and ensures that you are fully rejuvinated when taken to Keflavik Airport in time for your check-in. (Note: If your flight is in the morning, we can change your travel itinerary accordingly.)

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

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Map

Here’s a map of Iceland, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Heleyna, United Kingdom

Iceland Winter World, November 2016

Flawless

Thank you for making our trip to Iceland stress-free and absolutely flawless!

Sandy, United States

Iceland Winter World, October 2016

What a beautiful place

Outstanding Tour and the people were wonderful.  Hilmar did an outstanding job long distance and this tour was more than I had ever anticipated. What a beautiful place.  Thank you for your dedicated help and follow through.

Clara and Nicole, United States

Iceland Winter World, October 2016

Spectacular Northern lights

The whole experience from the booking stage (thank yo so much, Solveig), right through to leaving Iceland was extremely awesome! My only regret is not being able to come into the office to give Solveig and the rest of the team my personal thanks. I'm very pleased to have done the tour through your company, and being able to see the phenomenal sights your country has to offer. Beautiful! The Northern Lights were spectacular!! Our guide even helped us set our cameras to the right formation for capturing such anomalies. Fantastic all round trip.

Stephen, United Kingdom

Iceland Winter World, March 2016

Very enjoyable relaxed holiday

Our whole experience of the holiday was one of relaxed efficiency, at each stage the pick up was there on time, the pack of information provided on our arrival by the delivery driver was thorough and comprehensive.  When our northern lights tour was cancelled we were given information via the hotel, a follow up phone call to the NV office was efficiently dealt with. At all stages through the booking process our NV advisor, Audur, was very helpful. It all made our wedding anniversary trip a very enjoyable relaxed holiday. 

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Accommodation

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Everything about this tour

The best months to experience the Northern Lights are October through April every year, with peak visibility from December through February. Please note that as the northern Lights are 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 during the holidays, from December to January. Winter in Iceland is considered to be from October to April. 
 
Note!
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.
 
For the Blue Lagoon:
The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years-old. It is mandatory for children ages 2- to 8-years-old to wear inflatable armbands 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. 
 
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 working 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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