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3 day Golden Circle, Kerlingarfjöll Highlands Adventure & Secret Lagoon Tour

Snowmobiling, hot pool bathing, northern lights & more

See the famous Golden Circle attractions and a winter adventure in the remote highland mountains - Snowmobiling, hiking and snowshoeing

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Explore geological wonders at historic Þingvellir, watch an erupting geyser and feel the power of Gullfoss Waterfall. Your highland guide will drive you to Kerlingarfjöll, journeying through the really rugged outback, way off the beaten path in a super jeep. Nature and the weather play a big role.
Snowmobiling, mountain hiking, snowshoeing, hot pool bathing and northern lights watching are all on the agenda. Your return to civilization is crowned by a visit to the Secret Lagoon!

Want to add a south coast adventure instead? – Please have a look at this exciting tour – 3 Day Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon, South Coast, Ice Cave & Jökulsárlón

  • Availability

    Oct. - Apr.

  • Duration

    3 days (2 nights)

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    129.990 ISK

Tour highlights
The Golden Circle: (Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Thingvellir)
Super Jeep remote highlands adventure tour
Snowmobile riding
Mountain hiking
Snowshoeing
Hot spring pool bathing
Northern Lights watching
Minibus tour to the Secret Lagoon
Included
Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
Golden Circle tour
Highlands Super Jeep adventure tour
Hotel room with private facilities - 2 nights
2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch
Snowmobile riding (helmet and suit)
Snowshoes
Minibus tour to the Secret Lagoon

Golden Circle

Þingvellir National Park

Your first Golden Circle attraction is Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. This is the place where Iceland melded together as a nation, when Alþing, the historic Icelandic Parliament was founded here in the year 930. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates continue to move part, you will see the cliff of the Almannagjá gorge.

Geysir

Your next stop is at the Geysir hot spring site in the Haukadalur Valley. This area is filled with steam and bubbling otherworldly hot springs. You only have to wait 4 – 10 minutes to watch Strokkur erupt, projecting massive torrents of scalding water and steam 20/25 m high.

Gullfoss Waterfall

A short drive brings us to Gullfoss, a favorite waterfall of the Icelanders since Viking times, now it is your turn to watch the thundering torrent drop 32 m through the canyon in two stages. You have the opportunity to buy yourself lunch at Gullfoss Café before your highland wilderness adventure gets underway.

 

Kerlingarfjöll Mountains and the Icelandic Highlands

A specialist highland guide will drive you in a super jeep way up into the remote highlands, into the real outback of Iceland. The drive to your comfortable highland hotel will take you through some really harsh and challenging terrain. Mount Kerlingarfjöll is very beautiful but this is real outback country – the journey takes as long as it takes – don´t worry the skill of your driver will ensure you arrive in good time for your three course welcome dinner!

Your cozy hotel room has a private bathroom, there is a restaurant, bar and a steaming outdoor hot tub. You are in a fabulous place to watch out for the Northern Lights if the forecast is good!

Highland Activities

Day 2 continues with a guided hike will take you exploring this sensational wilderness area.The hiking route is selected with the weather in mind, if the conditions allow we hike on snowshoes – the hike usually lasts between 4-6 hours. Sometimes there is a stop at a natural bathing pool with 35°C hot water. We enjoy snowmobile riding to explore the pristine Ásgarður Valley, snowshoes, hiking poles and all necessary snowmobiling gear are provided. Dinner and the welcoming bar await you back at the hotel! In the evening you can enjoy the hot tub and watch out for the glittering swirls of the northern lights, in the depths of the countryside they are at their most vibrant – of course, you need a clear sky and a little aurora luck!

On the morning of day three we go with the flow, maybe a little more snowshoeing, snowmobile riding or hiking. Before noon your guide will, once again, drive you through the rugged mountains back to Gullfoss Waterfall ready for your minibus tour to the Secret Lagoon.

The Secret Lagoon  

Our minibus will whisk you from Gullfoss to the Secret Lagoon, a wonderful hot spring pool in the picturesque geothermal region of Flúðir. This charming bathing pool is surrounded by beautiful nature with pathways leading around hot springs and gurgling geysers.

After three days and two nights your tour returns to Reykjavík around 18:00 in the evening.

Pick up is at 9:00 AM from our available Reykjavik pick-up points. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes so your patience is much appreciated.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

What to bring: Warm layers of clothes, such as wind and rainproof outer shells, warm wool socks, hats and gloves, thermal or wool middle layer and inner layer. Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots are essential. (Spikes which fit on your boots to provide extra grip on the ice are useful.) Don’t forget your bathing suit, towel, slippers to wear at the hotel, nightwear and anything else you need.


 

Please note

The accommodation is in twin rooms

Day 1 - The Golden Circle-Mount Kerlingarfjöll

You are picked up in Reykjavík at 9:00, picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes. Your tour begins with Golden Circle sightseeing, your first stop is at Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), the place where it could be said that Iceland came together as nation. The Icelandic Parliament, established in 930 AD/CE is the oldest still existing Parliament in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is recognized for its unique geological, historical and cultural importance. The unique geology where two great tectonic plates have moved apart has produced some extraordinary scenery, you will see the rift valley and the magnificent Þingvallavatn Lake.

Gullfoss waterfall

Geysir is your next Golden Circle attraction, the famous Great Geysir is no longer active, its nearby brother, Strokkur, reliably spouts superheated water skywards every 4 to 10 minutes – make sure you are ready with your camera to capture the moment! Just a short drive away we come to Gullfoss Waterfall, the ‘Golden Waterfall’ on the River Hvítá, this crashing torrent is close to the heart of every Icelander. Feel the spray in the air as the water thunders through drops of 21 m and 11 m. You get the chance to buy lunch at Gullfoss Café.

Your highlands guide will meet you at Gullfoss Waterfall ready for your exciting super jeep journey into the highlands. You will be heading for Mount Kerlingarfjöll, a cluster of mountains close to the center of Iceland between the Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull Glaciers. It does not get more remote than this – the all terrain features of the super jeep will be well tried and tested! Your expert guide/driver will adapt to the conditions and take the best route through the outback to the comfortable hotel which will be your base for the next couple of days. You are right out in the wilderness but you have a room with private facilities, a restaurant serving an excellent three course dinner, a bar, an outdoor hot tub and just outside the door the most amazing nature imaginable. If your northern lights luck is good magical aurora could even paint the sky! Often, so far from sources of artificial light, these show up as great swirling curtains unfolding across the sky. Each time is different, sometimes they do not show at all, other times they are magnificent.

Day Highlights
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Geysir
Gullfoss Waterfall
Super Jeep trip to Mount Kerlingarfjöll
Included
Pick-up in Reykjavík
Guided Golden Circle minibus tour
Visits to Golden Circle highlights
Adventure tour to the remote Highlands (Kerlingarfjöll)
Hotel room with private bathroom
Three course dinner
Hot tub bathing
The Northern Lights (in the right conditions)

Day 2 - Mount Kerlingarfjöll Adventures - Snowmobile & hiking

Today is all about wilderness exploring and adventures. After a nourishing breakfast we set off for our first adventure of the day, a snowmobile riding, guided hiking and snowshoeing are all part of the action, when conditions allow we often hike to a hot spring bathing pool with 35°C hot water. Bring your bathing suit and towel.

The Kerlingarfjöll mountains were created by repeated volcanic eruptions, they are very colorful and are characterized by their un-eroded shapes. The hotel by Kerlingarfjöll is situated within the Ásgarður Valley. At the northern edge of this cluster of mountains, a hydro-power plant is part of the sustainable infrastructure in this area. This has been constructed with great respect for the stunning mountain scenery, it is a really great example of what can be achieved without spoiling nature.

After a day of outdoor adventures and mountain exploring a warm welcome and a delicious 3 course dinner awaits you at the hotel. There is the bar and the hot tub to enjoy, will the northern lights display their brilliant colors? We have to wait and see! One thing is for sure you, well away from artificial light, you will be in an excellent location to get a grandstand view if they show up.

Day Highlights
Snowmobile riding
Guided hiking
Snowshoeing (in the right conditions)
Hot spring pool bathing (possibly)
Hot tub bathing
Included
Hotel room with private bathroom
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
All snowmobile gear
Hiking poles
Snowshoes
Hot tub bathing
The Northern Lights (in the right conditions)

Day 3 - Kerlingarfjöll-Gullfoss-The Secret Lagoon-Reykjavík

We enjoy a nourishing breakfast and plan the morning. There is time for an adventure activity before we leave this wild mountain paradise. We consider the conditions, any preferences and choose our final highland highlight! Snowmobile riding, snowshoeing or hiking – what will it be? One thing is for sure, we really make the most of our final hours in the highlands. Just before noon our Super Jeep will transfer you back to Gullfoss – we adapt to the conditions and take our time – this is slow travel at its best!  

Secret Lagoon

At Gullfoss Waterfall our minibus will be waiting to whisk you away to the Secret Lagoon. This is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, its Icelandic name is Gamla Lónið, which literally means the ‘Old Pool’. It came to be known as the Secret Lagoon because so few people knew about it, hidden away in an idyllic landscape, by the trees at Flúðir, a very active geothermal area. There are hot springs all around the area, poolside pathways take your around them and bubbling geyser springs. Enjoy a coffee or drink in the refreshment area – we will get you back to Reykjavík around 18:00 after three extremely varied and action packed days!

Day Highlights
Snowmobile riding
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Super Jeep drive back to Gullfoss
Bathing at the Secret Lagoon
Included
Breakfast
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Snowmobiling
Super Jeep transport to Gullfoss
Minibus tour from from Gullfoss to Secret Lagoon
Entrance to the Secret Lagoon
Drop off in Reykjavík
How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

How do I get to Reykjavik from Keflavík International Airport?

The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.

These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:

Airport Shuttle

The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.

Book your airport transfer in Iceland.

Taxi

The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is always more expensive than the airport shuttle.  

For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.

How is the weather/climate in Iceland?

There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.

If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.

What is internet access like in Iceland?

Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Should I bring mosquito repellent when traveling to Iceland?

Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant!

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

What is it like to drive in Iceland?

Driving in Iceland can be tricky for two different reasons. The first being the weather conditions, especially in the winter months. The second reason is that if you’re not experienced in driving in conditions such as ice and snow then it could become dangerous.

If you are choosing a self-drive tour or to meet on location then make sure you have checked the driving conditions to make sure it is safe. At road.is you can find all the latest updates about travelling around Iceland. You should still check in the summer months just to make sure there is no storms or other types of weather warnings.

What type of safety can be expected on our tour?

Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.

Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

Do I need any insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures tour?

As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.

Useful numbers and services

Emergency number 112

Police 444-1000

Medical assistance 1770

Dental Emergency 575-0505

General Information 1819

Weather forecast www.en.vedur.is

Road conditions www.road.is

If I have never driven a snowmobile before, can I still participate?

You do not need previous snowmobile driving experience. Your guide will provide easy to follow operating instructions.

However, you do need a valid Driving License if you intend to drive. If there are two of you, only one of you needs to bring a Driving License but if you both bring one, each of you can take a turn at driving.

Can you go on a snowmobiling tour in the summertime in Iceland?

Yes, you can. The plus side to being a cold country is that our glaciers are here all year around and we can go snowmobiling in every season.

Are there any weight restrictions for the snowmobiling tours?

We don’t exactly have a weight restriction but participants need to be able to fit in our winter overalls. The largest size we have is 3XL. As for the physical level, the tour is listed at the level moderate and anyone in average physical condition should be able to complete the tour without any trouble.

Are their any places to use the toilet at the glacier snowmobiling base camp?

Yes, we have toilets at the base camp where the tour starts that you are more than welcome to use before and after. Unfortunately we cannot offer any bathroom breaks during the tour itself.

What clothing is provided for the snowmobile ride on Langjokull glacier?

We provide you with an overall, a balaclava, gloves and a helmet. This Equipment is all included in the price of the tour.

What do I need to bring for my snowmobiling ride on Langjokull glacier?

First and foremost warm clothing.

Upper body: Thermal shirt and a fleece or a thick sweater over.

Lower body: Warm pants.
If you get easily cold, also thermals.

Shoes: It’s best to wear boots as it’s pretty cold on the glacier and they can get wet.

NOTE: You need to bring a lunch or some snacks. Lunch is not included in the tour.

I am traveling by myself, do I need to pay the single ride supplement?

Yes, if traveling solo you will need to purchase the single ride extra.

Is there an age limit to go snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier?

Yes, there is, safety is always our number one priority and after looking closely into this the age limit was set to 8 years, of course in company with a guardian.

I'm pregnant, am I able to participate in one of your snowmobile tours?

Due to safety reasons, we do not recommend women that are already 3 months pregnant to participate in our snowmobile tours.

What is the Golden Circle tour in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

What are the main advantages of booking a multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multi-day tours are operated in a minibus which will give you a small group experience and a better connection with the guide.

Accommodation is included during your multi-day tour which is often booked far in advance. By booking with us, you don’t have to worry about finding an accommodation during the time of the tour. Staying overnight in the countryside gives you the opportunity to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to on a one day tour. Note that Adventure packages do not include accommodation.

You’ll have an English speaking licensed adventure guide throughout the tour that will be able to tell you about everything you will see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by are to give you the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

When booking with Arctic Adventures, you are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel and/or a guesthouse. The hotels we have partnered up with are all of the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking. The standard room is a twin room but it’s possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge.

If you are traveling solo, you will have to add the single room fee if you wish to have a single room.

All hotels have free Wi-Fi. Towels, a hairdryer and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels. Hotel breakfast is included!

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

A single supplement is available if you want to have your own room, but you are not required to pay a single supplement. If you are a single traveler and do not wish to book a single room, you’ll be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Are meals included in the tour?

If your tour includes an accommodation, breakfast is included during the tour at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant. Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on your tour. However, we will be making stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

You should count on spending around 8,000 ISK (80$) on food each day per person. Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are almost always accepted. Having a small amount of cash doesn’t hurt though.

Which type of meal options are available for me on the tour?

Breakfast is included at all the hotels we stay in during the tour. The breakfast will be a typical breakfast buffet, offering bread, toppings, cereal, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and tea etc.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch. We always try to choose places that have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels we stay at for the night.

What is my luggage allowance on a multi-day tour?

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs).

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

* It’s possible to store your luggage with us in Reykjavík while you are on your tour, for a small fee. We highly recommend storing the luggage in Reykjavík to help us reduce our carbon footprint.

* Please note that luggage storage is not refundable.

Does this tour suit me?

We do welcome participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. We have people of ages ranging from 8-99 years joining our multi-day tours.  Our average group usually consists of participants between the age 20-55 years. We do get a lot of solo travellers joining our tours, as well as families and friends.

If you have difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, you are more than welcome to skip it. You can explore your surroundings in the meantime or wait elsewhere. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available.

What will the average driving per day be?

We drive on average around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You will be spending approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. We do of course stop on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks and lunch stops.

I'm not sure I have all suitable gear, do you offer any for rent?

If you are not sure that you have suitable gear for your tour, we offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking boots. You can book these items and more under the selection “Extras” in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do so at least 24 hours prior to your tour starts.

For further information about rental gear:

2 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

3 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

4 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

5 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

6 Day Tours – Rental Equipment & Upgrades

Is it guaranteed that we will see the Northern Lights during the tour?

Most of the hotels we use during our tours are remotely located and therefore ideal to spot the northern lights. If the forecast is in your favor, then it is more than likely that you will be able to see the magical show put on by the dancing northern lights during your tour with us. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake up call up on request if they lights are spotted.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore we can unfortunately never promise that they will be seen. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions. The best time to see them is between September and March when it’s dark and clear. The sky needs to be as dark as possible, so the best places to see them are well away from city lights (that’s where we are going!).

For more information on the Northern Lights, please have a look at our Northern Lights information.

If we arrive in Iceland on the same date as we booked our tour, could we miss out on it?

We always recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30 am) you should be able to join the tour, but some risks would follow (i.e if the flight gets delayed) and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.

How do I book a tour with Arctic Adventures and what information do you need from me?

There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.

How do I pay for a tour with Arctic Adventures?
  1. You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
  2. You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
When is a booking for a tour with Arctic Adventures confirmed?

A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.

What currency do you accept?

We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.

Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.

Is there a participation minimum?

Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are travelling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.

Do you do private departures for any of your tours?

Yes, we arrange private departures on request. Most of the tours we offer can be arranged as a private tour. If you wish to have a private tour arranged you can contact us through email custom@adventures.is.

Please have a look at all of our private tours.

Do you have a waiting list for tours?

We, unfortunately, don’t have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.

How does the refunding procedures work when we cancel a tour?

If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.

If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we, therefore, ask you to be patient.

If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished, this means that your payment is still with the booking agent and therefore, the refund will be processed by them.

If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.

I want to book but a member of my group has not reached the minimum age, what can I do?

We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.

Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.

The tour I am trying to book has less seats available than I need, what can I do?

Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.

Which payment methods does Arctic Adventures accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club for all countries.

In addition, we offer various local payment methods in many other countries such as UnionPay and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau).

Do I need any insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures tour?

As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.

What type of safety can be expected on our tours?

Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.

Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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