Golden Circle and Glacier Getaway - IMG513

Photo:  Arinbjörn Hauksson

Jökulsárlón

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Strokkur

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Skógarfoss

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Northern Lights

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir
Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Hvannadalshnúkur

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir
Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Reynisfjara

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir
Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Tour type: Winter short break with Ice Cave, Glacier Walk and Northern Lights

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Adult: 99.900

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What's included: Guide, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, Ice Cave tour and a Glacier Walk

Departures: Every Thursday from October 27th to April 13th

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Accommodation: Family run country hotel with private facilities and half board

Pick up: Pick up between 8:15 and 8:45 and drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavik

Group size: Maximum 16

Language: English and French

Walking per day: 2-4 hours total (often divided into multiple shorter hikes)

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Ice Cave tour and a Glacier Walk
    • Northern Lights!
    • Waterfalls,spouting hot springs, and black beaches

    This three day south coast adventure tour embraces the highlights of the South of Iceland. It includes the historical and geological Thingvellir National Park, the majestic Golden waterfall Gullfoss, the world famous Geysir hot spring, the renowned Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón not to forget the immense black beaches and beautiful waterfalls of the south coast.

    On top of these unique natural wonders the tour includes exciting activities like a Glacier Walk and a tour the Ice Cave (from November). We spend two nights at a family run country hotel where we enjoy traditional Icelandic dinners. This is also a perfect place for our northern lights hunts!

    Price per person in ISK: 99.900 ISK*
    Single room during the tour: 8.900 ISK
    *Price in October and April 89.900 ISK
    (When the Ice Caves are not available due to unstable conditions)

    Included: Qualified driver guide for 3 days, vehicle transportation for 3 days, Country hotel accommodation with private bathroom, half board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 3 (price is based on double room, single passengers and groups with odd numbers must pay a single supplement to have a single room during the tour). Glacier Walk, Ice Cave tour (from November – March)

    Departures: Every Thursday from October 13th 2016 to April 13th 2017

    Minimum age: 13 years

    Note: Please note that due to umpredictable weather and conditions during winter,, the itinerary of this tour is subject to change. While it is our goal to deliver the best tour experience possible, the safety of our passengers is always our first priority.

    Single travellers must choose the singe supplement option during the booking process.

    Add accommodation in Reykjavík for the perfect short break in Iceland.

    Need more help with planning your tour to Iceland? Contact us at incoming@mountainguides.is

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  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Geology, history, Geysers and Waterfalls.
    Pick up between 8:15 and 8:45 by your guide and driver at your accommodation. We leave the capital towards the National Park of Thingvellir. There we walk along the faults and fissures of the area that make evident the rifting of the earth's crust and hear about the major historic events that have taken place at this UNESCO world heritage site. We continue towards Geysir geothermal area and witness the spouting spring Strokkur that erupts up to 30 meters high and close by the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. From there we drive along the scenic south coast for dinner and overnight at a country hotel near Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Northern lights hunting in the evening if the weather permits.

    Day 2: Glaciers, Icebergs and Ice caving.
    Today we head further east along Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Our first stop will be at the renowned Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón filled with huge floating icebergs. The afternoon will be adventurous and includes a tour into the crystal ice caves. In late afternoon we return to our hotel for dinner. The evening will be spent northern light hunting if the weather permits.

    Day 3: Black beaches, Waterfalls and glacier walking
    On our journey back to Reykjavík we take time to stop and enjoy the picturesque landscape of the South Coast and we stroll along the black beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara, being aware of the big and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean. We will experience exciting glacier walk on Glacier Sólheimajökull and we will take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in late afternoon.

    Please note that the itinerary might change due to weather conditions.

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  • Equipment List

    Equipment list – Short Breaks

    Equipment list for Short Breaks

    Equipment list for Short breaks

    Boots and Clothing:

    • Light hiking boots.
    • Thermal underwear – Wool or synthetic. 
    • Wind and waterproof jacket and pants.
    • Hiking pants.
    • Gloves.
    • Warm socks.
    • Warm hat.
    • Extra warm jacket / parka for cold days (winter).

    Other gear:

    • Small backpack for clothes and items used during the day – 20L (1200 cu in).
    • Sunglasses and sun protection (summer & spring). 
    • Water bottle. 
    • Casual clothes / change of clothes.
    • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
    • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.
    • Swim suit (depends on tour).

    Optional gear:

    • Walking pole(s). 
    • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. 
    • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.

     

    Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.

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