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    5 days - Independent winter tour of Iceland with Northern Lights focus.

    Join us for a winter escape 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 and the South Coast. Based in Reykjavik, stay in a small, charming hotel and spend your days touring the highlights of Southern Iceland. As a finale you will have a day and night at the Blue Lagoon for a soak in the warm healing waters.

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    Day 1
    Arrive Reykjavik
    Day 2
    Round trip day tour visiting the Geysir Hot Spring, Hvammsvík geothermal sea baths, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and dairy farm lunch
    Day 3
    South Coast Highlights: Skógafoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Beach and Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike
    Day 4
    Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing
    Day 5
    Airport transfer from the Blue Lagoon
    Start/End Place
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Country Visited
    Iceland
    Duration
    5 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN0290

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    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 small minivan and private transfer to and from airport.

    Included
    • Meet & Greet service at hotel
    • Private airport transfers
    • 3 nights at centrally located 3.5 star hotel in Reykjavik
    • 1 night at local hotel by the Blue Lagoon
    • Daily breakfast
    • Golden Circle & farm visit small group day tour
    • South Coast small group day tour with a glacier hike
    • Entrance to Blue Lagoon
    • Transfers to the Blue Lagoon
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary
    • Gratitudes and items of personal nature
    • Travel insurance
    • International or domestic flights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik

    On arrival, make your own way to the hotel. Meet and Greet with our local guide on your arrival. The afternoon and evening is yours to explore this compact city. Be sure to check out the new Harpa Opera house on the harbour.

    Accommodation
    Alda hotel or similar
    Kvosin Downtown Hotel
    Hotel Alda
    Restaurants
    Fiskmarkaðurinn
    Sægreifinn
    Optional Add Ons
    Whale Watching from Reykjavik
    Horse Riding in Iceland

    Day 2 - Round trip day tour visiting the Geysir Hot Spring, Hvammsvík geothermal sea baths, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and dairy farm lunch

    Day small group tour to the Golden Circle region. You will be picked up by small minivan (max 14 travellers) from your hotel - 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 are luxury 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
    Alda Hotel or similar
    Hotel Alda
    Kvosin Downtown Hotel

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

    On this 11-12 hour Iceland South Coast small group tour (max. 10 travellers) you will be picked up from your hotel between 07:30 and 08:00. Seljalandsfoss waterfall is the first stop, with a walking trail that leads behind it. On sunny days you can see a beautiful rainbow and if you are lucky, a unicorn sliding down. Then, straight up, Skógafoss waterfall is the second stop.

    Then it is time to go glacier hiking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Walking on a glacier with Iceland’s most powerful volcano lying underneath it is a surreal experience. On top of it you will get hot chocolate and an Icelandic pastry.

    Reynisfjara or Black Sand Beach is the last stop before heading to the Viking lodge. This is where Game of thrones was filmed and this is where the troll is out in the ocean towing 3 mast ship to shore. This is where you see the famous beautiful basaltic rocks in the mountain.

    Be sure to carry warm clothing, rain gear and good shoes.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Alda Hotel or similar
    Kvosin Downtown Hotel

    Day 4 - Blue Lagoon afternoon of relaxing

    After exploring the Icelandic capital this morning, 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 5 - Airport transfer from the Blue Lagoon

    After breakfast, private transfer to the airport

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, early indicative price. Please note, during Christmas and New Years a supplement may apply. Ask us for a private quote - the day tours included are small group tours.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Sep 2024
    21 Apr 2025
    1 Sep 2024
    21 Apr 2025
    USD 2,344
    Limited availability
    Standard
    1 Sep 2024
    21 Apr 2025
    1 Sep 2024
    21 Apr 2025
    USD 1,150
    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.

    SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL:

    Your accommodation in Iceland is part of small group of Icelandic hotels which we have selected due to their standout environmental credentials. They achieved international environmental certification ISO 14001 in 2015 and are the only hotels in Iceland to achieve this certification, which provides complete transparency to customers on their environmental standards. They have been awarded numerous awards for their efforts in sustainability over the years, including 'Environmental Company of the Year' 2017. They pledge to; reduce waste and increase recycling, choose nature-friendly products and services, emphasize using local products and Icelandic ingredients, to follow the current environmental legislation and aim to exceed it, inform guests about their environmental policy and how they can participate and help educate employees and service providers about environmental issues.

    Your boutique stay near the Blue Lagoon uses geothermal heating and electricity throughout the hotel, has replaced all light sources with LED bulbs, providing recycling facilities in all rooms and offers electric cars for rent for guests.

    The Blue Lagoon, as well as being one of Iceland’s most iconic tourist attractions, has equally impressive credentials, and are winners of the 2021 'Environmental Company of the Year'. Their renewable electrical and thermal energy is provided by a nearby geothermal power plant and other recent projects include the installation of electric charging stations, education for employees about the effects of climate change, raised awareness regarding food waste in the staff canteens, a general overall reduction of other forms of waste and an increase in recycling, and offsetting all of their emissions.

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    Inspiration
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