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Landmannalaugar Northern Lights Winter Paradise 3 Days

Go off the beaten track to explore the wonders of the geothermally shapes Icelandic highlands of Landmannalaugar in the season of the Northern Lights!

Geysir Hot-Spring Northern-Lights Super-Jeep
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Spend three days in winter exploring Iceland in the most exciting way! Leave the city and join experienced guides on an epic journey to the highlands of Iceland during the time when it’s out of most way to visit. Bath in stunning hot spring located under a lava field, explore the geothermally shaped mountains by snowmobile, enjoy the northern lights, hike in magical settings and explore the highlight of the Golden Circle. This tour will have you covering everything you need to do and everything people don’t even dream of doing when visiting Iceland. This is the trip you will tell your grandchildren about!

  • Availability
    Nov - April
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Level
    Easy
  • Pickup
    No
  • Meet on location
    No
  • Min. Age
    8 years
  • Ratio
  • Price from
    140.000 ISK
Tour highlights
Golden Circle; Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park
Landmannalaugar
Hot spring bathing
Highland hiking
Snowmobile rides
(Hopefully) Northern Lights
Included
Hotel Pickup
Transportation
English speaking guide
Accomodation (mountain huts w. shared facilites and highland guesthouse)
Sleeping bags
Breakfast x2, dinner x2, lunch x1
Snowmobile ride when conditions allow
Helmets for snowmobiling

This tour is the ultimate winter adventure in Iceland. Challenge yourself on a three-day expedition in a stunning rural setting in the Icelandic highlands. Inspired by local activities this tour is the perfect way to do something different when traveling to Iceland. This experience will give you a completely different dimension of winter traveling. We will all work together to make our time spent snowmobiling, hiking colorful mountains, bathing in hot spring and what not the most exciting and memorable time ever.

Snowmobiling will take you on a visual journey, going up and down rhyolite mountains, giving you epic glacier and lake views.

Hiking in Landmannalaugar is a well-known summer activity but a few know that the area is perfect for hiking in wintertime as well. The area is a dream for photographers, nature enthusiast, and active travelers and now is your chance to have it all to yourselves.

When you are feeling tired from exciting adventures the hot pools will be waiting to zen you out and make you feel all nice and relaxed.

The atmosphere of the place is relaxed and the charming huts will make for a wonderful cabin mood with great food and friends.

Please note

That you need to let us know beforehand of any allergies or special food request.

The snowmobile activity is dependent on weather and the driver has to have a valid drivers license.

Try to keep your luggage as compact as possible (We offer free luggage storage)

Due to weather and limited daylight during winter time the itinerary can vary between days. Our guides evaluate circumstances and take the best-informed decision possible.

Day 1

This three day adventure will be a journey of unforeseen adventures and contastand challenged that participants and staff will work together on creating, taking an active part in all the excitement ahead. The adventures begin on day one when we pick you up and we start driving towards the valley of Þjórsárdalur. There we will have views of the volcano Hekla, which was in the middle ages believed to be the gateway to hell. This famous cone shaped volcano is made up of a series of ridges and it is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes which last erupted in the year 2000.

In winter the driving can be a challenge but with our experienced staff, well equipped Super jeeps and your help we will make into the highlands. When having reached Landmannalaugar we will heat our hut and have dinner.

Day Highlights
Super Jeep ride
Landmannalaugar
Hekla volcano view
Included
Transportation
English speaking guide
Accomodation
Dinner

Day 2

Many like to start their day bathing in the alluring hot springs at Landmannalaugar, located under the historic lava field of Laugahraun. Breakfast is next on the schedule which we will make together in the charming mountain hut.

During breakfast, we will plan our day according to snow conditions, weather and your preferences. The options are snowmobiling, hiking, riding in the Super Jeep or even, some more hot spring bathing.

The mountains that surround the area are colorful and different mostly made from sour magma which had been cooking in the magma chamber of a volcano by the glacier Torfajökull nearby. The area around Torfajökull is the second largest high temperature geothermal area of Iceland. The lava chamber in which the lava cooked is the largest one of its kind here in Iceland.

After enjoying a day of adventures we will head out of Landmannalaugar to the beautiful Hrauneyjar area. There we will spend the night at a cozy remote hotel. Hopefully catching a glimpse of the Northern lights after dinner.  

Day Highlights
Adventures in Landmannalaugar
Torfajökull glacier
Hot spring bathing
Included
Accomodation
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
English speaking guide

Day 3

After a tasty breakfast at the hut we will start to make our way out of the geothermal pardise of Landmannalaugar and head for the dam of Hrauneyjar. There we will stop to have lunch.
Next we will drive through the beautiful Þjórsárdalur onto the famous Golden Circle.
Today we will explore Gullfoss waterfall e. Golden falls which runs from Iceland’s second largest glacier Langjökull. Gullfoss is 32 meters high and plunges in two different stages first 11 meters and then 21 meters.

Next stop will be at the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur this is home to the geysers Strokkur and Geysir which all geysers are named after. Here you will find hundreds of hot springs, some with boiling water and one of them that erupts every 4-10 minutes. This is Strokkur geyser, now the most active geyser in Iceland.
Now we head on to Þingvellir national park, making our way through the Laugarvatn village. The historic Þingvellir is where Icelanders founded their parliament, one of the first parliaments in the world in the year 930. Þingvellir is also where the tectonic plates meet and you will get a chance to walk across.

Weather circumstances, snow and road conditions all play a big role in our tour so the travelling time can vary greatly. Time of arrival in Reykjavik is estimated to be in the early evening at dinner time.

Day Highlights
Hrauneyjar
Super Jeep ride
Gullfoss waterfall
Strokkur & Geysir
Þingvellir national park
Included
Super Jeep ride
English speaking guide
Breakfast
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

Should I bring mosquito repellant 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.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement here in Iceland although it is permitted and does make the most people very happy.

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 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 sounds like a joke but 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.

How is internet access like in Iceland?

Iceland is a very high tech country. We actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wifi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere.

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

What are the main advantages of booking a multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multiday tour include accommodation during you tour which is often booked far in advance and expensive so by booking with us you don’t have to worry about that.

The tours take you further away from the capital to explore some of the most beautiful highlands Iceland has to offer.

You will have a guide for the whole time who will tell you about everything you will see along the way and know where to stop to get the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

Nice hotel rooms with private bathrooms which includes breakfast. For the south coast we usually go for Hotel Dyrhólaey and Hotel Skaftafell, on Snæfellsnes peninsula we usually book Hotel Rjúkandi. If they aren’t available we book very similar ones.

Does the 3 Day South Coast – Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave tour include glacier hiking?

Yes, the tour includes a glacier hike on Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell – Vatnajökull national park.

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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