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3 Day Winter Package

Weekend Tour from Reykjavik

Escape to the wintery island of ice and fire and you are guaranteed to discover unforgettable adventures and breathtaking beauty!

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Escape to the wintery island of ice and fire and you are guaranteed to discover unforgettable adventures and breathtaking beauty! This is the perfect mini holiday in Iceland, ideal for a short getaway or just as an addition to your stay in Iceland. This package has it all; stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and glaciers!

  • Availability
    All year
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Pickup
    No
  • Meet on location
    No
  • Min. Age
    14 years
  • Ratio
    1:16
  • Price from
    46.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Sólheimajökull glacier
Glacier hike
Lava caving
Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir) 
Gullfoss waterfall
Geysir hot spring area
Skógafoss waterfall
Blue Lagoon
Included
Guided Golden Circle tour in minibus
Caving with experienced Caving guide
Glacier hike with certified Glacier guide
Guided tour on the South Coast in minibus
Entrance to Blue Lagoon

Golden Circle
The famous Golden Circle route contains three outstanding natural phenomena. First, there is the geothermal area, Geysir, home of the original erupting “geyser” and his little brother Strokkur. Catch the sight of superheated water bursting from the ground up to 25 meters high. Next, there is Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss, “the Golden Waterfall”, is an amazing sight. The water flows 32 meters down three steps of lava rocks with breathtaking power and grandeur. Last but not least, is the Þingvellir National Park. Here lies the biggest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the birthplace of Alþingi, the oldest existing parliament in the world founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Þingvellir is also a place of many geological wonders as it lies in the tectonic rift valley between America and Europe. It is completely surrounded by beautiful volcanoes created from the ongoing tectonic drift.

Lava caving
Iceland is often talked about as the land of Ice and fire due to its glaciers and volcanic activity. Iceland has a lot of volcanic activity, with dozens of earthquakes everyday. Much of Iceland is covered by huge lava fields as a consequence of numerous volcanic eruptions through the years. The lava tube caves that you will visit on our caving tours are formed when liquid lava flowed in high volume beneath a hardening surface. When the eruption came to an end and the lava cooled down we were left with these incredible tubes beneath the surface that are perfect for exploring. Lava tubing is a great way to see a different side of Iceland and put yourself into the speleologist’s shoes while exploring the magnificent formations nature has made for us to enjoy.

Glacier Hike
This trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water- truly a phenomenon. On this tour, we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will walk along the beautiful glacier and also test our ice climbing skills. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines.

South Coast Iceland
The south coast of Iceland is every traveler’s dream. On one side there are flat fields of green grass and sand beaches going to the sea and the other glaciers, mountains and breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls. It’s home to some of the most beautiful locations in Iceland including Seljalandsfoss the waterfall you can walk behind, Reynisfjara black volcano sand beach and the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Every mile you drive makes you feel like you have just entered a new country and the views are otherworldly. A real must do.

Blue lagoon
The iconic Blue lagoon is the first things that come to mind for a lot of people when they think about Iceland. Being located so perfectly, in the middle of a lava field in between the airport and the capital, it’s kind of a must for anyone traveling to Iceland. Blue lagoon’s water is all natural, pumped up from the ground where it’s heated by the hot lava that flows underneath the surface. It’s rich with minerals that leave your skin smooth and soft and is actually known to have healing powers for psoriasis and eczema. Doctors in Iceland actually believe that strongly in the power of the water that they write prescriptions to go to the lagoon. Soak in this magical lagoon in the most charming Icelandic location. You will not be disappointed.

Pick up & drop off times:

Day one: 9 am, back approx. 5 pm
Day two: 8:30 am, back approx. 6:30 pm
Day three: Optional (multiple departures to and from the blue lagoon)

Vouchers
Pick up and expected drop off times will be confirmed by our sales team after booking. When you arrange your trip you will initially be sent a voucher as proof of booking. This document will not contain your pick up and drop off details. Our sales team will send you a separate email containing your full itinerary, so please look out for this.

What to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, bathing suit and a towel. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants when you book your tour. Please note, we do not rent gear from locations, this must be booked in advance.


If you don’t want to do the whole package all of the activities can also be done separately:

Glacier hiking and ice climbing
Golden Circle and Lava tube exploring

Please note

*Please note that hop on/hop off bus is not included in the price.

Flights, lunch, dinner, and accommodation are not Included in this tour.

Day 1: The Golden Circle and Lava Caving

Pick up starts at 9 am from your Reykjavík pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We start with a visit to the world under the great lava field in the Blue Mountains where you get the chance to witness how the volcanoes created Iceland. This is an amazing hike through an ancient underground lava tube. After the hike, we drive onwards to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is truly a great sight with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur. After a short lunch stop, we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, home of the erupting hot spring. Here, you will get the chance to watch the heated water gurgle, bubble, and escape the ground with enormous force up to 25 meters high. Our last stop will be the famous Þingvellir National Park (en. Parliament Fields). Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. It is a beautiful park that is also the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet with a clearly visible rift valley.
We will then head back to Reykjavik, and arrive around  5 pm.

Day Highlights
Lava field in Blue Mountains
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir geothermal area
Thingvellir National Park
Included
Pick up in Reykjavik
Guided tour in minibus
Lava Caving with experienced guide
All necessary caving equipment

Day 2: Glacier hiking & Ice climbing

Pick up starts at 8:30 am from your Reykjavík pick up location. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

Here is your chance to hike an immeasurably magnificent Glacier. This trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water- truly a phenomenon. On this tour, we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will walk along the beautiful glacier and also test our ice climbing skills. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines. On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Skógafoss.
We will then head back to Reykjavik, and arrive around  6:30 pm.

Day Highlights
Solheimajokull Glacier
Glacier Hike
Optional Ice Climbing
Skogafoss Waterfall
Included
Guided Glacier Hike
Optional Ice Climbing
Certified Glacier guide
All necessary glacier equipment

Day 3: Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik

You start your last day with a visit to the one and only Blue lagoon. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and can choose between multiple return times from the lagoon again. So you can choose how long you soak in the magical blue water. Afterward, you have time to explore Reykjavik on your own. You can either choose to stroll through the city center on foot or take a ride with a hop on/hop off bus* to get a broader picture. Maybe sitting in one of the city’s many cafés is more to you liking, whatever you prefer – this is your day.

Day Highlights
Blue Lagoon
Explore Reykjavik on your own
Included
Pick up in Reykjavik
Entrance to Blue Lagoon
What equipment do you provide for the lave tube caving trip?

We provide you with a headlight and a helmet.

For how long are you inside the lava tube cave?

You are in the cave for about 1-1,5 hours.

What should I wear on a lava caving tour in Iceland?

Like always in Iceland, it’s best to dress in layers. A warm layers closest to you preferably wool/thermal underwear, pants sweater and on top waterproof outdoor clothing. We also recommend that you wear good hiking boots and gloves. Jeans have proven to be a bad choice.

What should we wear on our glacier trip in Iceland?

Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers. Dress is 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 wind-breaker. 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 off of the glacier.
We can rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers for all of our trips.

Do I need to bring a backpack on a glacier trip in Iceland?

We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch or some extra clothing.

Can I bring my camera along on a glacier tour?

You can bring you camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

I am pregnant, can I still join a glacier hike?

This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips and we have also gladly refunded our guests that had booked well in advance of finding out the happy news. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Do I need to bring a lunch with me on the glacier tours?

We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

What are crampons?

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures glacier tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on each trip glacier tour we offer.

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 this 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.

I want to book the Golden Circle with an activity combines to the tour, what are my options?

We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most off your day. Some are season depending but others are operated all year around. Here is a list of all of the tours.

All year around options:

Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle Food Tour
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Super Jeep tour

Winter season:

Golden Circle and Caving

Summer season:

Golden Circle and Rafting

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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