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Iceland Luxury Adventure – Winter

Northern Lights, Winter Wonders & Blue Lagoon Retreat

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Inspiring Iceland in winter with a private guide

Each day of this 5-day luxury winter journey offers the very best of south Iceland. With a personal driver-guide, you will visit the most scenic highlights of the south, including bubbling hot springs, thundering waterfalls, vast glaciers and a beautiful national park all in the soft winter light. Enjoy the majestic sights of Iceland by day and stay at premium hotels at night. Starting from Reykjavik, an experienced local guide will take you to Iceland’s most talked about attractions in south Iceland as well as hidden gems!

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  • Hassle-free & exclusive travel experience
  • Experience the best of Iceland
  • Local experts in Iceland & trusted guides
  • Customisable & personal tour options

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  • Rearrange your dates once with no change fee
  • 80% refund, 20% credit if you cancel with 72 hours' notice
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Tour Highlights

  • A unique stay at the luxurious Blue Lagoon Retreat Hotel
  • Enjoy the full Ritual Retreat experience at the Blue Lagoon Retreat SPA
  • Delving Into the Glacier, an ice tunnel on Langjökull glacier
  • Explore the classic Golden Circle - Geysir, Gullfoss, and Þingvellir
  • Explore charming Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland
  • Travel with your local expert private driver-guide along the southwest coast
  • Stay at our hand-picked luxury accommodations in Reykjavik & the countryside
  • All our luxury tours can be customised to your interests and requirements

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Active i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Luxury Travel i, Northern Lights i, Relaxation and Spa i

Season

Oct - Apr

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND

    Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, you will be greeted by a private chauffeur in the arrivals hall who will transfer you to your well-appointed hotel in Reykjavík. If you are arriving early, you will have the option of an early check-in (this needs to be arranged with your travel consultant in advance).  After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk.  Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night at the Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Center (King Junior Suite).

    Average Driving Distance: 49 km / 30 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 50 Minutes

    Included:
    Private VIP Airport Transfer

    Attractions Accommodation details Optional Extras
  • Day 2: WEST ICELAND: WONDROUS WATERFALLS & GLACIER ADVENTURES

    Start the day by meeting your private driver-guide after breakfast at your hotel and begin your journey to the idyllic Icelandic countryside, starting with the bountiful Borgarfjörður area on the west coast of Iceland. Sights along the way include the twin waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss along with the Deildartunguhver hot spring.

    Next on the agenda is heading to Langjökull glacier where you will experience a truly unique adventure, venturing inside a glacier! During this adventurous tour, you will have the chance to experience the actual ice in Iceland, with a guided tour inside the island's second largest glacier. An enormous modified truck, outfitted for the glacier, will transport you to the manmade tunnel, which exposes the beautiful blue ice and allows you to see crevasses and the glacier's unique characteristics.

    After the tour, enjoy a relaxing time at the charming Hotel Húsafell, located in scenic surroundings, before visiting the heavenly Húsafell Canyon Baths.

    For those who would like to customise the day with more adventures, we offer a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull combined with the Into the Glacier visit and even a private helicopter transfer to the glacier tunnel on Langjökull from Reykjavík! At night, be sure to step outside your hotel and see if the northern lights decided to make an appearance. The remote location of Hótel Húsafell is an ideal location!

    Spend the night at Hótel Húsafell (Deluxe).

    Average Driving Distance: 180 km / 111 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours

    Included activity:
    Into The Glacier Adventure on Langjökull (2-4 hours est)
    Húsafell Canyon Baths

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  • Day 3: GOLDEN CIRCLE DURING THE TRANQUILITY OF WINTER

    Today's journey brings you up close and personal with some of Iceland’s most popular south Iceland attractions along the classic Golden Circle route. Start with a visit to the fascinating Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can walk on a path in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates and learn about the first site of Iceland's democracy.

    Next on the route is the Haukadalur geothermal area, where you can see Geysir—the original “geyser”—and its more active neighbour Strokkur, which spouts water and steam metres into the air every few minutes. This natural sight is especially lovely in a winter setting.

    End the day’s adventure with a visit to the two-tiered, roaring Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most memorable sights, before journeying on to your premium hotel for the night.

    If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the the northern lights dancing in the dark night sky.

    Spend the night at Hotel Geysir (Suite).

    Average Driving Distance: 160 km / 99 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours

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  • Day 4: THE SCENIC SOUTH & EXCLUSIVE BLUE LAGOON RETREAT

    Today, you have the choice to kick off the day early with your private guide to visit the enchanting sites of the south coast, or to head directly to the Blue Lagoon. If visiting the south coast, your private guide will take you to the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can have the unique experience of walking directly behind the misty cascade. Next, you will visit the gorgeous 60-metre tall Skógafoss waterfall, which is just a short drive down the road. It´s a perfect place to take photos and roam the beautiful surroundings.

    After the last few days of adventure on the road, it’s time to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural surroundings in the lava fields dotting the Reykjanes peninsula. Enjoy a day filled with luxury where you will visit the Blue Lagoon and the Retreat spa. At the Retreat spa you will be able to visit both the exclusive Retreat Lagoon, the world-renowned Blue Lagoon and enjoy the Blue Lagoon skin care amenities.

    Spend the night at The Retreat Hotel at Blue Lagoon (Moss Junior Suite).

    Average Driving Distance: 330 km / 205 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours

    Included:
    Entrance to the Blue Lagoon Retreat Spa

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  • Day 5: PRIVATE TRANSFER & DEPARTURE

    After this action-packed luxury tour in Iceland, enjoy a comfortable, private transfer to Keflavik International Airport in time for your flight back home. For those who are boarding an afternoon flight, we offer a late check-out at the Blue Lagoon Retreat including a reservation for a private room at the Retreat Hotel. There are also hiking trails in the area and yoga classes offered at the Retreat that you can join to reflect on your amazing time in Iceland.

    Average Driving Distance: 25 km / 15 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 30 Minutes

    Included:
    Private VIP transfer from the Blue Lagoon Retreat Hotel to Keflavik International Airport

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Map

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

Accommodation

Our local experts carefully select the best accommodation for your trip, based on ratings, location, amenities, and personal experience.

The accommodations for this tour include deluxe rooms or suites at four-star hotels that have been hand-picked by our local Iceland travel experts. You can expect to have a private bathroom, modern amenities, great views and included breakfast.

The hotels mentioned are our first priority for this tour. Please note that although we have included specific accommodations in the tour, these are subject to change in rare cases. We reserve the right to substitute a named property in the same locality for one of a similar standard. We will send you the final list of hotels before you arrive for your tour.

Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what our luxury tours include, how we can customise them to your ideas of the best vacation, what to expect for your visit, types of hotels and rooms along with useful information about the activities that are included.

ABOUT OUR LUXURY TOURS
Let us help you make this the tour of your dreams, according to your unique needs and interests. This itinerary is an example of what we offer luxury clients, but packages can be customised with extra nights, optional activities and other changes to the itinerary. Contact us for details. All accommodation and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor.

KEFLAVIK VIP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
You will be picked up at Keflavik International Airport for a private VIP transfer, by a driver other than the guide you will be travelling with on the tour. A driver will greet you at the airport, holding a sign with your name. You will be transported directly to your hotel.

ACCOMMODATION
This itinerary is based on specific accommodations. Please note that if they are not available upon booking, we will inform you what options are available and book a similar hotel. We would be happy to upgrade your stay to larger rooms or suites and if you have specific hotels in mind, feel free to contact us about it and we would be happy to reserve that for you (prices can change due to that).

PRIVATE TOURS
Your driver-guide will start the day usually early, around 9:00, or later if you prefer and the duration of each day’s agenda is between 8-9 hours with many stops and sights along the way. If you have a preference for the agenda, kindly let your guide know and he or she will see if the itinerary can be adjusted. The time spent at each spot will be based on your interests, but the guide will of course go by the original itinerary and have the local expertise on what they recommend doing each day.

WINTER ROUTES DEPENDING ON ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
Your guide will choose the best routes to drive depending on weather and road conditions. The safety of our travellers comes first and the driver will not take chances. Rest assured that the guide will, of course, make stops at scenic sites, regardless of the road taken.

THE RETREAT AT THE BLUE LAGOON
The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon offers entry to the Retreat Spa and the Blue Lagoon. Guests will have access to the Blue Lagoon Ritual, as well as skin care amenities and the facilities of the original Blue Lagoon. The hallmark of the luxury experience- The Ritual is based on the healing powers of the Blue Lagoon’s three natural wonders: silica, algae, and minerals. In a spacious sanctuary of three interconnected chambers, you cover your body with Icelandic geothermal seawater.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the accommodation at the Blue Lagoon Retreat to be available when you book so we might need to adjust your itinerary due to limited availability at the Retreat or offer you a different option if it is fully booked for your travel dates.

NORTHERN LIGHTS & WINTER TRAVEL
Please note that sightseeing is dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if conditions are not favourable. Please be advised that daylight is limited in Iceland during the winter months, with about 4-5 hours of daylight during the holiday season, from December to January. Winter in Iceland is considered to be from October to April. For more information on weather conditions and daylight hours and daylight hours, we recommend visiting Nordic Visitor’s Online Travel Guide.

In Iceland, northern lights activity is strongest between mid-October to March. Auroras can only be seen at night if the sky is clear and there is solar activity. Please note that sightings cannot be guaranteed. For more information about northern lights, please refer to the travel guide.

WHAT TO PACK
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece jacket/wool sweater
  • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hat, gloves and scarf
  • Bathing suit for visiting geothermal pools
  • Electronic gear such as smartphone, external powerpack, travel adapters
  • Reusable water bottle
  • For more information on what to pack, please visit our 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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