Northern Lights and Ice Cave Adventure - IMG512

Photo:  Helen María Björnsdóttir

Ice Cave

Photo:  Ellert Grétarsson

Northern Lights

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Seljalandsfoss

Photo:  Jan Zelina

Glacier Lagoon

Photo:  Craig Downing

Skógafoss

Photo:  Arnar Már Ólafsson

Glacier Walk

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier Walk

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Ice Cave

Photo:  Helen María Björnsdóttir

Ice Cave

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir
Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Reynisdrangar

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier Lagoon

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson
Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier Walk

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier Walk

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Ice Cave

Photo:  Jan Zelina

Ice Cave

Photo:  Björgvin Hilmarsson

Glacier Walk

Photo:  Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Northern Lights

Tour type: Winter break in a 4 star hotel, with sightseeing, light hiking and activities

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 69.900

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

Departures: Weekday and Weekend departures from mid-October to mid-April (see below)

Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Accommodation: 4 star hotel

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

Group size: Maximum 16

Language: English

Walking per day: 2 - 3 hours

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Ice Caving, Glacier Walk and the Glacier Lagoon
    • Black beaches of Vík and Reynisfjara
    • Northern Lights

    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Ice Cave Adventure

    You do not need to spend a long time in Iceland to discover the great diversity of its natural wonders. In only two days this tour takes you to many of the country's highlights including the renowned Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, the majestic glaciers of the South Coast the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. On top of the stunning scenery you will experience the exciting activities of glacier walking and a tour into the Ice Caves of Europe’s largest glacier. We spend the night at a brand new 4 star hotel in the country side, the perfect spot to experience the northern lights!

    Price per person in ISK: 69.900 ISK*
    Single room during the tour: 8.700 ISK
    *Price in October and April 59.900 ISK
    (when the Ice Caves are not available due to unstable ice conditions)

    Included: Qualified driver guide, transportation in a 4-wheel drive minibus, accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast (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 and an Ice Cave tour (from November – March) 

    Not included: Lunch, dinner.

    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: Reykjavik – Glacier walk - Skaftafell

    Pick up betwenn 8:15 and 8:45 by your guide and driver at your accommodation. We leave the capital heading east towards the picturesque south coast. The more east we get the more stunning the scenery becomes, numerous waterfalls that tumbles down from steep cliffs, giant glaciers and vast black deserts form sharp contrast. On the way we will stop for an exciting glacier walk with on the glacier Sólheimajökull or Svínafellsjökull. We arrive in Vatnajökull National park where we take a walk up to the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss enclosed by basalt columns before reaching our comfortable hotel in time for dinner (not included). In the evening we will be on the lookout for the magical lights of the winter sky, the Aurora Borealis, hoping they will make an appearance for us.

    Day 2: Icebergs and Ice Caves

    After breakfast we continue further east to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon filled with huge floating icebergs that have broken off from the glacier. After having admired this spectacle of ice and water we will have an adventurous trip into a one of the ice caves of Vatnajökull Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon we start our journey back to Reykjavik. On the way we take time to ramble along the black beach of Reynisfjara, being aware of the huge and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and to take a close look at the beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before returning to Reykjavik in late afternoon/early evening.

    This schedule may change due to weather and 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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Total price for all passengers:

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