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Romance Around Iceland - Winter

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Experience the romance of Icelandic winter

Enjoy some of the most romantic sights in Iceland in all their winter glory. Along with unique cultural experiences, possible northern lights sightings, gourmet dining options and opportunities for thrilling activities, this self-drive tour also includes carefully-selected accommodations in scenic surroundings. It’s a holiday that you and your sweetheart will never forget!

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10 days / 9 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 252624 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Type

Self-Drive

Interest

Honeymoon & Romance, Luxury & Lifestyle, Northern Lights

Season

1 Oct - 30 Apr

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

1920/1193 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Warm Welcome to Reykjavík

    On arrival to Keflavik Airport, your private driver will be waiting to greet you and take you to the amazing Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa surrounded by black lava—the perfect spot to unwind after a flight. From there your driver will transfer you to your hotel in central Reykjavík, where you will find your welcome gift of champagne and chocolates from Iceland‘s finest confectioner. Enjoy the rest of the evening exploring the city centre and dining at one of Reykjavik’s gourmet restaurants.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

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  • Day 2: The Magical Snæfellsjökull Glacier

    After collecting your rental car, head to Snæfellsjökull National Park, a perfect hideaway for nature lovers with its dramatic lava landscapes. The glacier is widely believed to be one of Earth’s seven major energy centres and served as the setting of Jules Verne’s famous novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Highlights of your driving route today include the Dritvík Cove, the dramatic bird cliffs of Lóndrangar, Hellnar and Arnarstapi as well as idyllic seaside villages. And if you think you have what it takes to be an Icelandic fisherman, you can test your strength with the “lifting stones” on beach at Djúpalónssandur like in the old days.

    Spend the night in the Snæfellsnes area.

    Driving distance approx 241 km / 150 mi. 

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  • Day 3: Snæfellsnes & the Valley of Horses

    Spend the first half of the day exploring Snæfellsjökull National Park, including the charming fishing villages of Grundarfjörður and Stykkishólmur, and all it has to offer before heading towards the beautiful valley of Skagafjörður, known as “the Mecca of the Icelandic Horse”— an ideal place to take a riding tour with this friendly and unique breed.

    Spend the night in the Skagafjörður area. 

    Driving distance approx 320 km / 199 mi.

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  • Day 4: North Iceland & Lunar-like Mývatn

    At Akureyri, North Iceland’s largest community, you can stop and explore the town centre’s museums, shops and cafés before reaching Goðafoss (“Waterfall of the Gods”) for a nice photo stop. Further ahead near Lake Mývatn, take in the surreal landscapes, like the sizzling mud-pots at Námafjall, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir, the lava maze of Dimmuborgir and the Krafla volcanic region to name a few. A perfect end to this day is a soothing soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths, a natural geothermal pool with great viewing opportunities for the northern lights (if conditions are right).*  

    Spend the night in the Lake Mývatn/Húsavík area.

    Driving distance approx 263 km / 163 mi.

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

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  • Day 5: Free Time for Winter Adventures 

    Spend the first part of your day exploring more of your surroundings in the Lake Mývatn area. You can also enjoy the hiking trails or other optional activities like guided snowmobiling, go-carting tours on the frozen lake or super-jeep safaris in the rugged terrain. Then continue the drive towards the charming town of Egilsstaðir.

    Spend the night in the Egilsstaðir area. 

    Driving distance approx. 172 km /  107 mi.

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  • Day 6: Tranquillity of the East Fjords

    Wind your way through the magnificent eastern fjords towards the village of Höfn. Each fjord is unique, and you will find many small fishing villages in picturesque settings full of friendly locals. Other notable sights include Mt. Búlandstindur and the Lagarfljót River, which according to folklore is inhabited by a Loch Ness-like monster.

    Spend the night in the Höfn area. 

    Driving distance approx. 310 km / 193 mi.

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  • Day 7: Icebergs & Skaftafell National Park

    Head south to the famously picturesque Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where icebergs calved from the glacier drift slowly out to the sea. Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the wonders of Skaftafell, an area situated near the edge of the Vatnajökull glacier and the largest national park in Europe. There are many interesting hiking trails here including one leading to Svartifoss, a waterfall that tumbles over uniquely shaped basalt columns.

    Spend the night in the Skaftafell / Kirkjubæjarklaustur area. 

    Driving distance approx 290 km / 180 mi.

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  • Day 8: Icy Waterfalls & Black Beaches

    Drive along the beautiful south coast today with such sights on your route as the spectacular black beach and Dyrhólaey rock formations near Vík and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. We also suggest a visit to the stunning Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. An especially unique and picture-perfect experience is to walk on the short path behind the misty cascade at Seljalandsfoss.

    Spend the night in a romantic country hotel in the Hvolsvöllur/Selfoss area. 

    Driving distance approx. 160 km.

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  • Day 9: The Golden Circle Route

    Travel on the popular “Golden Circle” route to experience some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland, including the great Geysir area with its spouting geysers and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, an exceptional photo spot. Finish the circle at the beautiful Þingvellir National Park, an area of remarkable geology and a UNESCO world heritage site where you can walk amongst the old assembly grounds of the Viking settlers. Then return to Reykjavik, where you can enjoy one final feast at one of the gourmet restaurants downtown. 

    Spend the night in central Reykjavik.

    Driving distance approx. 250 km / 155 mi. 

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  • Day 10: Farewell

    When it’s time to head home, your private driver will take you to Keflavík Airport in time for your departure flight. If you fly in the afternoon, you have time for some last minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping in the city, or maybe even a short tour of the volcanic Reykjanes peninsula (optional).

    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.

Very Helpful

I booked my trip to Iceland with this company. They were extremely pleasant to work with. Lars was my main guy, and he was very helpful throughout my trip, from preplanning to bumps along the way. One unique feature here that I did not have in all my world travels is the company gives you a local cell phone to use during your trip! This really came in handy when winter weather delayed a transfer out of the capitol, and Lars rebooked me at the Hotel Fron.
 
Really nice professional people!

Really enjoyed the holiday

I felt overall very happy with service provided, especially communication about the volcanic eruption before we left and the glacial flood at Vik whilst we were there. Mobile phone very useful, GPS was very useful and the boys loved the DVD player. Really enjoyed the holiday. Thanks.

Accommodation

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

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel or well-appointed guesthouse. All provide breakfast (included in ..

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three- or four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the t..

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, with authorization for two drivers and free GPS in the rental car of your choice.

Toyota RAV (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Toyota RAV (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: E
  • Description: Compact SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Land Rover Discovery SPORT AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Land Rover Discovery SPORT AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: F
  • Description: Mid-size SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x5
  • A

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: G
  • Description: Full-size SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Land Rover Discovery (Automatic)
or similar

  • x6
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Land Rover Discovery (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: H
  • Description: SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5/6
  • Suitcases: 4/3
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (Manual)

  • x6
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (Manual)

  • Type: J
  • Description: Highland SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5/6
  • Luggage: 4/2
  • Doors: 2/4 to 6
  • Transmission: Manual

Price per person from

Approx 252624 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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2018

Optional activities

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Tour Information

Other
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. 
 
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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