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BEST WINTER ACTIVITIES IN ICELAND

Ice Caving Tours

Ice caves are naturally formed in glaciers during winter. They are shaped by the water going through and under the glacier. Each year new ice caves appear, so you'll never know what you'll get even after visiting a number of ice caves the previous year. Ice caving tours are the best and safest way to visit this incredible natural phenomenon.

 

Inside the Crystal Ice Cave Tour

Northern Lights Tours

The famous aurora borealis appear in the night sky in lots of shapes and mesmerizing colors. Join a Northern Lights tour to have your best chance of seeing them. Your experienced guide will lead you to some of the best spots for catching them and tell you more about this magical phenomenon.

 

Northern Lights dancing in the Winter Sky | South West, Iceland.

Golden Circle Tours

Golden Circle is one of Iceland's most famous touristic routes in Iceland, including three major attractions - Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geyser Geothermal Area. Join one of the Golden Circle tours, where your fun and knowledgeable guide will share the stories about each of those significant places and make your time even more worthwhile.

 

Inside the Golden Circle Tour | Arctic Adventures

Horseback Riding Tours

Riding an Icelandic horse through the most scenic landscape is probably one of the best ways to experience Icelandic nature and the beauty it has to offer. The Icelandic horse is one of the friendliest animals you can encounter. But don't be fooled by their amiable appearance - these horses are extremely strong and can walk for miles through the rugged landscape. Join one of the horseback riding tours and see it for yourself!

Furry Icelandic Horses in Winter

Guided Multi-Day Tour

Multi-day tours will allow you to see the best of Iceland in a limited amount of time. Go glacier hiking and ice caving in one day and visit a waterfall and black sand beach on the other - the multi-day tours offer a plethora of attractions.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall during Winter in Iceland

Glacier Hiking Tours

Iceland is one of the few places on Earth where you can see glaciers. And the most popular way of exploring them is by going on a glacier hike. Join us on the glacier hiking tours, where the certified glacier guide will walk you safely through the glacial landscape and share the history of the glacier in Iceland.

 

Inside the Glacier Hike Tour in Skaftafell | Arctic Adventures

ICELAND WINTER TOURS - FAQ

Winter is an excellent time to visit Iceland. Even though summer is considered to be a high season for tourism in Iceland, visiting it during the winter unlocks many new opportunities, such as visiting mesmerizing ice caves or seeing the Northern Lights. So don't be spooked by the cold, dress warm, and plan your winter trip to Iceland!

Iceland in winter is relatively cheaper compared to summer as it experiences lower tourist crowds. So, even though Iceland is an expensive country, your trip doesn't have to be. Check out our blog post on traveling to Iceland on a budget to learn even more money-saving tips!

It really depends on how many activities you want to do. So we say - the more, the better! Although, the average time span for visiting Iceland is 5-7 days which will allow you to see a considerable amount of its main attractions, such as Reykjavik, South Coast, and Golden Circle. Check out the multiday tours to explore more possibilities of what can be done in a limited amount of time!

January is considered to be one of the quieter months. It's when all the fuss from the Christmas holidays is gone. But even so, January is an excellent time to visit Iceland because it's when all the ground is covered in sparkling snow, and it really becomes a winter wonderland. Still not convinced. Check out this guide on visiting Iceland in January!