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    7 days - An independent winter tour of Iceland

    Join us for a winter independent tour to the land of ice and fire in the middle of the North Atlantic. We will take you out to see the most famous sights around the Golden Circle, hot springs and much more.

    Visit filming locations from the Game of Thrones Iceland such as ancient site of Þingvellir and then areas around Akureyri such as the Goðafoss waterfall. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.

    Day 1
    Arrive Reykjavik and evening Northern Lights Tour
    Day 2
    Golden Circle Highlights
    Day 3
    South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
    Day 4
    Arrive Akureyri, the largest town in the north of Iceland
    Day 5
    Explore Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss, Selfoss and Godafoss
    Day 6
    Fly back to Reykjavik and then head to the Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing
    Day 7
    Depart Reykjavik, transfer from hotel to airport
    Start/End Place
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Country Visited
    Iceland
    Duration
    7 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN0335

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Day tours in minivan, Air Iceland flight to and from Akureyri.

    Included
    • Meet & Greet service at hotel
    • Flight to and from Akureyri
    • 5 nights at centrally located 3.5 star hotel in Reykjavik and Akureyri
    • 1 night at local inn by the Blue Lagoon
    • Daily breakfast
    • Golden Circle & farm visit small group day tour
    • South Coast small group day tour with a glacier hike
    • Day tour to visit Dimmuborgir, Mývatn Nature Baths & Goðafoss Waterfall with small group
    • Entrance to the Forest Spa
    • Entrance to Blue Lagoon
    • Transfers to Blue Lagoon and then airport on final day
    • Fee for the Mývatn Nature Baths
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary
    • Transport from and to the domestic airport in Reykjavik and Akureyri
    • Gratitudes and items of personal nature
    • Travel insurance
    • International flights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik and evening Northern Lights Tour

    On arrival, private transfer to the hotel. At 9pm this evening, you will be picked up from your hotel for a small group bus tour to search for the Northern Lights. Enjoy a hot chocolate enroute as your guide and driver search out the best spot to see the lights this evening. Dress warmly and be prepared to be out for a while. Remember, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomena that is impossible to predict.

    Transportation
    Approximately 1 hour from the airport
    Accommodation
    Hotel Alda
    Optional Add Ons
    Whale Watching from Reykjavik

    Day 2 - Golden Circle Highlights

    Day small group tour to the Golden Circle region. You will be picked up by small minivan (max 14 travellers) and explore Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site will be our first stop. There you will take a walk to experience firsthand the geological phenomenon that is the Mid-Atlantic ridge.

    While you are in Iceland, there is a “must do” to try all the authentic Iceland has to offer. You get the chance to visit an Icelandic dairy farm and enjoy what Icelander's call, "Made in satin”. That means enjoying food and products which the farmers make with their own hands.

    After lunch, head to the Geysir blow hole and then the Gullfoss waterfall. Then it is your chance to bathe in one of Iceland’s hot springs, the new Hvammsvík geothermal sea baths. These geothermal sea baths located in Hvalfjörður (whale fjord) and there you get the most stunning view while relaxing both mind and body. Return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    Accommodation
    Hotel Alda

    Day 3 - South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

    An early start to travel to the south coast of Iceland with its black beaches, picturesque waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. On our way you will witness the many sides of Icelandic nature and culture. Skógafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach, Sólaheimasandur Glacier view and Vík Village are among highlights. Farms, small villages, horses grazing amidst Glaciers, active geothermal areas, black sand deserts and terrific cliffs will capture your eye and provide endless photo opportunities. You will arrive back in Reykjavík early in the evening, giving you plenty of time to explore the downtown area, with its museums, cafés and shops, before dinner.

    Be sure to carry warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, bathing suit and towel. During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café. Dinner and snacks are included on this day tour. Maximum number on your day tour: 10 people

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Alda

    Day 4 - Arrive Akureyri, the largest town in the north of Iceland

    This morning, make your way to the domestic airport (transfer not included) where you'll board a 60 minute flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri.

    Often referred to as the "capital" of the north, Akureyri is by far the largest town in the north of Iceland and it's the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population little less than 20,000. Located only 60 kilometres from the Arctic circle, the mountains in the area are often capped with snow year round, and in the winter they offer some of the best skiing in the country.

    This afternoon, you can walk to the Forest Spa - we have included entry for you.

    For the next two nights you'll be staying at the comfortable hotel right in the town's centre. There is the possibility to go on another Northern Lights tour this evening if desired.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Centrally located 3.5 star hotel in Akureyri

    Day 5 - Explore Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss, Selfoss and Godafoss

    Today you will be entering the other worldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for "North of the Wall" were filmed. You will be picked up at your hotel at 9am and then have a full day of touring this area.

    The Lake Mývatn area is considered by many to be the most beautiful and, at the same time, the most catastrophic place in Iceland. Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn with an experienced local tour guide including all the top attractions and the Myvatn Nature Baths. This tour is unique in that you also visit the amazing Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe features in films such as Promethius.

    You will stop along the way for lunch (not included) and we recommend bringing good walking shoes, bathing suit and towel (can be rented), water bottle and warm clothing in winter time.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Centrally located 3.5 star hotel in Akureyri

    Day 6 - Fly back to Reykjavik and then head to the Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing

    This morning, fly back to Reykjavik and then transfer to the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic afternoon and evening in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Stay overnight at the Northern Light Inn, which is just a stone's throw from the international airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Northern Light Inn

    Day 7 - Depart Reykjavik, transfer from hotel to airport

    Our services end after breakfast and a private transfer to the international airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, twin share. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Oct 2024
    15 Apr 2025
    1 Oct 2024
    15 Apr 2025
    AUD 5,691
    Limited availability
    Standard
    1 Nov 2024
    15 Apr 2025
    1 Nov 2024
    15 Apr 2025
    AUD 2,534
    Limited availability
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    Lunch can be purchased along the way during the day trips or bring your own. Boots can also be hired if necessary.

    The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences. The hiking is easy on these tours. We can include sections of the Arctic Coastal Way.

    Please note min. age for the Glacer walk is 10 years.

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