Overview

Get your fill of adventure and spend 3 days discovering the Winter Wonders of the sea, snow, and sky in Iceland.

Highlights

  • Lave Tube Exploration
  • Silfra Snorkeling
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Ice Caving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Langjökull Glacier
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • The Northern Lights

Fill your 3 day trip to Iceland with iconic outdoor activities only found in the land of fire and ice! Begin by descending into a historic lava tube, submerging yourself in the waters of the Silfra Fissure, and watch the Northern Lights dance above you.

Then throw on your crampons and head out onto the surface of a glacier and down into its hidden ice caves. Lastly, snowmobile across Iceland’s frozen wilderness amidst volcanoes, waterfalls, and geysers.

Go full speed ahead into the wilds on this Iceland 3 day tour of winter wonders!

Please note: If you’re traveling with a party of 2 or more, be sure to book everyone under a single reservation. Otherwise, we can’t guarantee you will all be on the same tour activity.

This itinerary does not include hotel stays. For multi-day trips with accommodation, check out our Multi-Day Tours

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability Oct-Feb
Duration 3 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Moderate
Minimum age 12 years
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

436
Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • Silfra Fissure snorkeling
  • Ice and lava cave expedition
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Snowmobile tour
  • Expert, certified guides
  • Silfra admission fee
  • All necessary gear and equipment
  • Pick-up and drop off from Reykjavik
  • Free WiFi on mini-bus
  • The Northern Lights Hunt

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • head-wear
  • Gloves
  • Bathing suit
  • Packed lunch
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Change of clothing
  • Good hiking shoes are essential

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Food
  • Accommodation

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Itinerary

Information

Fill up on amazing and race toward a good time on our Iceland 3 day Winter Wonders tour!

Descend into an ancient lava tube in search of peculiar and exotic rock formations underground. Then we take a short ride to Thingvellir National Park for some intercontinental snorkeling. Rated a top 5 excursion in the world by Trip Advisor, snorkeling at Silfra Fissure is an Iceland exclusive experience! Late at night, set out to hunt the Northern Lights dancing in the dark Arctic sky.

Next, hop onboard a Super Jeep and venture to the massive glaciers and mysterious ice caves of South Iceland. We’ll trek out onto Myrdalsjokull Glacier and continue on to the twisting blue and black ice cave beneath Kötlujökull Glacier on Mt. Katla.

Circle the Golden Circle taking in all of Iceland’s most famous sites and detour to Langjökull Glacier for a thrill-fueled snowmobile ride. Visit the golden Gullfoss Waterfall and discover steaming geysers in the Geysir Geothermal Area. Finally, return back to Reykjavik via Super Jeep and take a breath.

Three days of pure, pedal-to-the-metal fun found only in Iceland!

Pick up is at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

We drive you to the very attractive town of Hveragerði, around 40 minutes from Reykjavík. This little town is a real hot spring community, with many geothermally heated green houses growing vegetables and fruits. It is also famous for its beautiful flowers and gardens.

Your hike starts from the outskirts of Hveragerði, the town of hot springs and flowers. With a professional hiking guide you will explore the magnificent hot spring valley of Reykjadalur, following a trail through magical mountain scenery. You are heading for the hot spring river, often called ‘Steam Valley’, hot water flows down and blends with a cool water source in the river, giving a perfect temperature for bathing. Bathing here, surrounded by sensational Icelandic vistas is wonderfully relaxing. As you hike through the valley you will see every kind of hot spring there is in Iceland, your knowledgeable and friendly guide will share some fascinating hot spring and local information with you. If you have got any questions, then just ask away. Our guides love to answer your questions! Return to Reykjavík in the afternoon.
Hiking 7 km and hot spring river bathing.

Remember to bring: Good hiking shoes, warm layers, headwear, gloves, scarves, waterproof jacket and pants, your bathing suit and a towel, and don´t forget your camera.

Day Highlights
  • Silfra Fissure
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Snorkeling Tour
  • Caving Tour
  • Northern Lights
Included
  • Certified PADI Dive Guide / Divemaster
  • Expert Caving Guide
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • Silfra Admission Fee
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Minibus
  • Northern Lights Hunt and a Photo

Pick up is at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

Today, on your Reykjavík trekking tour, our sturdy Super Jeep will take you across tumbling glacial rivers on the way to Þórsmörk (Thorsmork). This is quite an adventure and something which should never be attempted in a regular car. On the way we stop at a very beautiful and really unusual waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, you can actually walk behind the tumbling cascade, the first of many great photo opportunities today.

Your hike will take you up from the gentle greenery and birch trees of Þórsmörk valley all the way to the high mountain pass at Fimmvörðuháls. This trail is rated as challenging but it is also one of the most exciting treks ever, rated as a top 20 trail by National Geographic. You will see great hanging glaciers, powerful glacial rivers and some of the most extraordinary scenery on the planet. We will explore the new lava field, Góðaland, formed in the first eruption of 2010, seeing the new lava craters, Magni and Móði, named after sons of the Norse God, Þór. The names mean strong and brave. You will be close to the iconic volcano mountain glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull all day, as you head back to Þórsmörk you will pass Mount Einhyrningur (Unicorn Mountain). This hike has it all, stupendous scenery, glacier views, gorges, mountains and new lava. We return to Reykjavík at around 22:00.
Hiking: 16 km, elevation gain 700 m to 800 m, classified as challenging.

Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing is extremely important. Warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, scarf, lunch, plenty of snacks, water bottle and good hiking boots.

Day Highlights
  • Scenic Super Jeep Ride
  • View Over Myrdalsjokull
  • Visiting a Natural Glacial Ice Cave
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (from Reykjavik option only)
  • Skogafoss Waterfall (from Reykjavik option only, from Feb 1 to Nov 15)
Included
  • Super Jeep Ride
  • Natural Ice Cave Visit
  • Crampons for Walking on Ice
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • English-Speaking Adventure Guide

Pick up begins at 07:00 am, picking everyone up from our authorized points in Reykjavík will take a few minutes*.  

The final day of your Reykjavík hiking vacation will take you to Landmannalaugar in a really remote part of the stunning Icelandic Highlands. In olden times the people who traveled across the land would stop here to bathe in the hot spring pool, today this place is a favorite with adventure seeking Icelanders. Landmannalaugar, meaning 'the People´s Pools', is, not surprisingly, in a highly geothermally active area, which has resulted in incredibly colorful rhyolite mountains. After our hike we will relax in the bathing pool, as steam rises surreally from the surface of the water and multiple hot springs around the area.

Your hiking adventure will take you over the Laugahraun lava field, through the Vondugil Canyon and up to Mount Brennisteinsalda, often described as the most colorful mountain in Iceland, although you will see many colorful peaks. Returning you will go through Grænagil, which means 'the Green Gorge', the dominant color of the rhyolite in this area is green! If time allows we will summit of Bláhnúkur (the Blue Volcano) before enjoying the hot pool at Landmannalaugar. We return to Reykjavík at around 20:00.
Hiking: 8 to 10 km, classified as a moderate.

Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing is extremely important. Warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, scarf, lunch, plenty of snacks, water bottle and good hiking boots.

*Pick up times and places:

Day Highlights
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Langjökull Glacier
  • Snowmobiling
  • Golden Circle
  • Super Jeep
Included
  • Guided Super Jeep Safari
  • Visit Highlights of the Golden Circle
  • Snowmobile Tour
  • Experienced Snowmobile Guide
  • Snowmobiling Gear
  • Stop at Gullfoss Café (opportunity to buy lunch)

Pick up & drop off times:

  • Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is greatly appreciated!
  • If you select the pickup option, our tour guide will pick you up at your chosen meeting location in the city.
  • For the Northern Lights adventure, pick up is at either 20:30 (8:30 p.m.) or 21:30 (9:30 p.m.), depending on the season. You’ll find the actual pickup time in the booking process and on your voucher.
  • Snorkeling & Caving pick up starts: 08:00 AM
  • Katla Ice Cave pick up starts: 09:00 AM
  • Snowmobile & Golden Circle pick up starts: 8:15 AM

Don’t own all of these clothing necessities? Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear on location.

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.

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

Snorkeling & Caving tour

Katla ice cave tour under volcano

Golden Circle & Snowmobiling

Please note: Due to guide/customer ratio limitations and Þingvellir National Park regulations this tour sells out frequently, we recommend you book this tour well in advance.

Due to limited daylight periods, we are not able to stop at Skógafoss in wintertime (from the 16th of November until the 31st of January). Only from 1st of February, throughout the Spring, Summer, and Autumn until the 15th of November do we stop at both of the waterfalls on this tour. The meet-on-location tour (from Vík) does not include any other stops but the Ice cave.

The price of the tour is for one person when sharing a two-person snowmobile. For solo or an odd number of bookings, you must book a solo snowmobile for 6.000 ISK extra.

If you wish to have a solo snowmobile but do not have a valid driver's license then you can book an extra guide to operate your snowmobile for an additional 40.000 ISK. Please contact our sales desk for further information and booking.

As the success of the Northern Lights tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel departures until 18:15 on the day of the tour. A refund is not available if the tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen but we do offer you the chance to join a Northern Lights Minibus tour free of charge. Note that you need to contact us to re-book.

FAQ

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.

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.

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 Elding 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 summertime).

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.

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.

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.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

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.

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.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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