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3 Day Snaefellsnes, Northern Lights & Golden Circle

Follow the trail of the famous Game of Thrones characters

Follow the trail of the famous Game of Thrones characters as you thread the most stunning Icelandic sights!

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Traveling in Iceland is winter shouldn’t stop you from going further. On this amazing 3-day adventure you will get to explore the ultimate classics along with some stunning off the beaten track locations. Enjoy the epic Golden Circle sights and let the Snæfellsnes peninsula surprise you with alluring views and breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls. Make the most out of your days in Iceland and reflect on life under the dancing Northern lights!

  • Availability

    Oct. - Apr.

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    69.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Northern Lights Hunt
Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
Hraunfossar Waterfall
Barnafoss Waterfall
Gerðuberg Basalt Columns
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Vatnshellir Cave
Djúpalónssandur Beach
Mt. Kirkjufell
Included
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
English Speaking Tour Guide
Hotel Accommodation - 2 nights
Private Room
Breakfast in Hotel
Visit to all the Highlights
Minibus Transport
Guided tour in a Minibus
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

The Golden Circle

The pick-up is at 12:00 pm making it the perfect for the ones arriving the same day or just like to sleep in. You will start with a scenic drive in beautiful landscape out of Reykjavík past Gljúfrasteinn, home to the one and only Icelandic Nobel Prize winner, author Halldór Laxness and into Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir or Pingvellir like many like to write it is one the UNESCO World Heritage sites here in Iceland and the place where Icelanders founded their first parliament. This was in the year 930 making their parliament, Alþingi, one of the first parliaments in the world.

Þingvellir located in a continental plate valley  is a fertile place, with a few beautiful waterfalls and amazing history that your guide will tell you all about. The perfect first stop to your adventure ahead!

Next up you will visit Geysir, the one that gives name to all geysers in the world. Unfortunately the old Geysir stops erupting in 2000 but as a result his baby brother, Strokkur, gained power and now puts up quite the show every 4-10 min spouting into the sky like a rocket!

The stop that closes the circle is the famous and powerful Gullfoss waterfall or Golden Falls. The Hvítá e. White river source originates in the second largest glacier in Iceland Langjökull, and cascades water down two 32 meter cliff drops with a golden hue spray going all over the breathtaking canyon. This sure is a magical sight and one not to be missed!

Northern Lights

In the evening you will meet up again for the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. They are a natural phenomenon so a sight cannot be guaranteed but with our expert guides you are in the best hands possible and the will take you to the ultimate spots and with their professional knowledge you will be provided with the absolute best chance of seeing the glittering, colorful dancing lights. The Northern Lights can appear in many colors and even though green is the most common color, Iceland is the best place to see red lights as well!

After staying the night at your hotel in Reykjavík you will start your trip to the beautiful West Iceland. Prepare to be amazed as we will make our way along the scenic west coast stopping at all the best spots and enjoying the unbelievably charming Iceland.

Snaefellsnes peninsula – The West of Iceland

Snæfellsnes peninsula is the perfect place to get in rhythm with the Icelandic nature and tranquillity and this two-day exploration of the location will be sure to get you there.

On the morning off we will head out of Reykjavík past the infamous Reykjavík mountain Esja and into the picturesque Borgarfjörður. In this fertile, hill and river filled fjord you will find some of the most stunning spots in the West including the historic Reykholt, home to the historian Snorri Sturluson, who wrote many of the sagas, and the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring. Deildartunguhver is the largest volume hot spring in all of Europe to see it in action is a memorable sight. Next up on the agenda are two of Iceland’s most incredible waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafossar. These two stunners are nothing alike but equally magnificent and they truly have no comparison.

Next up we leave the stunning Borgarfjörður and finally, head onto the Snæfellsnes peninsula where we will make the final stop for the day. This stop will be at the amazing Gerðuberg basalt columns a true natural wonder in Iceland. Those cliffs formed when flowing hot lava met up with ice cold sea and somehow turned into these perfectly shaped columns. This place really shows you the contrasts here in the Icelandic nature and your guide will tell you all about it.

The night will be spent at a charming farm accommodation out of the city lights to up our chances of catching the Northern lights!

The Snæfellsnes peninsula offers amazingly diverse vistas, with Snæfellsjökull glacier as the crowning glory standing tall in the centre. The glacier is world known and probably one of the most famous places in Iceland as it was featured in Jules Verne’s novel a Journey to the Centre of the Earth. There it was recognized as the place you would enter earth’s core and your next optional activity perfectly aligns with it. The Vatnshellir lava tube is about 8000 years old and for an optional extra fee, you can join for a guided to inside it!

As we continue our journey along the stunning peninsula we will make a stop at everyone’s favourite mountain the photogenic Kirkjufell and its stunning waterfalls, Kirkjufellsfossar. Here you will again get to experience the true uniqueness of Icelandic landscapes and this view is sure to stay in your memory for a lifetime.

Djúpalónssandur black pebble beach is the last stop of our journey. This alluring beach with crazily-shaped cliff formations and glossy black pearls has been a local favorite for centuries and you will see why when you visit. Just make sure you stand well back when visiting the beach, those waves are powerful and unpredictable as well as stunning!


Return time

Arrival in Reykjavík is expected between 19:00 – 20:00 pm. The Icelandic weather can sometimes influence schedule a little in winter.


Pick-up Information

Pick-up: Pick up starts at 12:00 pm. You will be picked up from your selected pick-up location in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.


Practical Information

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor layers (wool, fleece or synthetic are best, not cotton), a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

 

Please note

This is a combination tour which means that you will participate in three different tours. This also means that you, together with other participants on three-day day tour, will have three guides that specialize in different areas for each tour, an experienced Golden Circle guide, expert Northern Lights guide and knowledgeable Snæfellsnes guide.

Day 1: Golden Circle

Hraunfossar-Snaefellnes-Iceland

You will be picked up at 12:00 pm making this the perfect tour for those arriving on the day or just like to sleep in. Ahead is an exciting adventure and Þingvellir National Park is first on the list. Þingvellir is an amazing site and home to Iceland’s historic parliament, Alþingi, one of the oldest still existing parliament in the world, founded in the year 930. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is also one of the great geological wonders of the world as it is located in a continental valley where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates meet. Numerous river, lakes and waterfalls can be found in the area and a fascinating story at every corner that your guide will tell you all about.

Next up you have the infamous Geysir hot spring area. The great Geysir is no longer active, but Strokkur, a nearby erupting hot spring, spouts huge jets of superheated water every 8 to 10 minutes.These skyrocket water shows often go up to 25 meters and sometimes even 40 meters, watching a geyser erupt is one for the books!
Third, you will visit the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall (the Golden Falls), the river flowing through the falls originates at the glacier Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland and is called Hvítá, meaning the White River. The roaring river cascades through the canyon, dropping 32 m in separate two stages. A golden-hued spray which gave this waterfall its name surrounds the falls so this is the time to put on a raincoat and make a wish if you spot a rainbow or two!

Right after you will be dropped off downtown Reykjavík so you can grab dinner at some of the local restaurants before being picked up again at 20:30 (8:30 pm) at the City Hall for a Northern Lights tour. You are in the best hands possible as our Northern Lights experts will take you to the ultimate Northern Lights spotting locations for the evening and tell you all about these extraordinary natural phenomenons. After hopefully a long night of dancing, glittering and multicolored lights in the sky we will return to the hotel (included in tour) around midnight.

Day Highlights
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir hot spring area
Small group experience
Included
Reykjavik pick-up
Hotel Accommodation - 1 Night
Minibus transport
Visit to all highlights of the day
Certified Guide
Accommodation
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
  • Reykjavik Lights Hotel, Iceland
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
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Day 2: Exploring the west of Iceland

Hraunfossar-Snaefellnes-Iceland

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel after having filled up your energy bar at the breakfast buffet at the hotel. You will be driven along the scenic west coast of Iceland and your guide will tell you all about the surroundings and sights to see along the way. Our first stop of the day is in the beautiful Borgarfjöður valley at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. The hot spring provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water and it’s used for heating all the neighbouring towns. A truly amazing place to visit and to witness the powerful sources Icelandic nature possesses. Next up, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, the name actually means Smoky Hill giving you an idea of the geothermal activity in the area. Here the famous author, poet, politician and historian Snorri Sturluson lived in the medieval ages so the place is not only historic but also well kept and a true highlight.
The mesmerizing and photogenic waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss are our next stops. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. Now we leave the beautiful Borgarfjörður area behind and continue to Snæfellsnes peninsula. Before we reach our hotel for the night we will stop at the stunning basalt columns Gerðuberg which formed in an unbelievable matter when hot lava met the ice cold ocean and these perfectly formed columns were made. In the evening we will hunt for the northern lights.

Day Highlights
Deildartunguhver hot spring
Historic site of Reykholt
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls
Borgarfjörður area
Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Basalt columns Gerðuberg
Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)
Included
Hotel Accommodation - 1 Night
Breakfast in hotel
Visit to all highlights of the day
Guided tour in minibus
Accommodation
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
  • Hotel Rjukandi, Iceland
Hotel Rjukandi
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Day 3: Snæfellsnes peninsula

Hraunfossar-Snaefellnes-Iceland

After breakfast at our charming farm accommodation, we drive west from the hotel, going along the coastline of Snæfellsnes peninsula. The first stop of the day is at the little fishing village of Arnarstapi, there we will walk around the surrounding area and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. From there we go underground, where you have an option (at an extra cost) to go into Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. The lava tube cave is around 8000 years old and this experience is as close as you will get to the Jules Verne story, A Journey to the Center of Earth. If you are not joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area.
Next, we have a stop at Hellnar for lunch before we continue to the beautiful Djúpalónssandur beach. Here we will have a short hike on the pebbles stone beach and explore the remains of the ship wreckage. On the beach, you may also find the lifting stones, where you can test your strength like the fishermen used to do in the old days. From Djúpalónssandur, we continue our journey around Snæfellsnes peninsula and our next stop is at the famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favourite spot for many photographers and a new favourite for many as it was featured in season 6 and 7 on the show Game of Thrones. On our way back to Reykjavík, we will try to spot some northern lights before we arrive at Reykjavík in the evening. The perfect ending to our adventurous 2 days in the winter paradise of Snæfellsnes.

Day Highlights
Arnarstapi Fishing Village
Vatnshellir cave (optional)
Snæefellsnes National Park
Djúpalónssandur beach
Mt. Kirkjufell
Northern Lights hunt (if conditions are right)
Included
Breakfast in hotel
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to all highlights of the day
Lunch break at Hellnar
Drop off in Reykjavik
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.

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.

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.

 

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 sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

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.

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.

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 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 is tipping like in Iceland?

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

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!

Are there any useful numbers and services to know in Iceland?

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

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 the 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.

Where can I find more information about Ice Caves?

The Ice Caves in Iceland are truly magical. If you want to learn more about them this information page on Ice Caves will be a great help.

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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