South Iceland Winter Explorer - Super Jeep
South Iceland Winter Explorer - Super Jeep– Iceland –5 days / 4 nights, Reykjavik - Eyjafjallajökull - South Coast - Glacial Lagoon - Eldhraun - Thjorsardalur - Gullfoss - Geysir - ThingvellirDiscover Iceland in winter by Super Jeep. Travel through Iceland's stunning winter landscapes onboard a 4x4 vehicle. Discover the secrets of South Iceland en route to the iconic Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Get off the beaten track to explore Thorsmörk Nature Reserve. Our small group size and experienced driver guide make it possible to enjoy exciting adventures along the way, such as glacier hiking, lava cave exploring and bathing in a secret lagoon.
|Operation||February 3 - April 7, 2017|
February 3, 17
March 10, 24
|Price||from $1,575 per person in double room
from $1,725 single room
|Included||2 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (4 star) or similar
Breakfast buffet daily
2 nights at Hrifunes Guesthouse or similar with
3 course dinner and breakfast
3 x lunch boxes (on day 2, 3 and 4)
Guided Super Truck tour on day 2 - 4
Glacier hike including all necessary equipment
Lava tube caving including all necessary equipment
A taste of shark and brennivin
Entrance to the Secret lagoon at Fludir
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Meals other than mentioned
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive
20% discount from the listed price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults
Supplement per person for room with private facilities for 2 nights at Hrifunes Guesthouse, $69 per person in double, $110 single room
Prices may change without prior notice
|Tour Options||Airport transfers with Flybus
Additional nights in Reykjavik
Blue Lagoon entrance and towel fee
|More Information||South Iceland Winter Explorer|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL ICELAND - REYKJAVIK Transfer on your own from the Keflavik Airport to your hotel in Reykjavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).
Optional: Board the non-guided scheduled tour bus to the unique Blue Lagoon for a pleasant swim in the warm waters (entrance and bathing fee not included). Then continue onwards to Reykjavik City for an overnight stay.
Highlights: Reykjavik | National Gallery | Hallgrimskirkja | Tjornin | Solar Voyager | Perlan / Laugardalur | The Blue Lagoon
Day 2 EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL - SOUTH SHORE - 4 X4 ADVENTURE (B, L) Caving - Eyjafjallajökull area - Black Sand Coast - 4x4 Adventures
Meet your driver-guide, who will brief you on the day's excursion. Once you leave the city limits, it won't take long to reach remote areas. Hopefully we can start the day with an easy caving into an ancient lava tube. After emerging from underground, we will drive to a local farm to learn about how people live their daily life in Iceland's countryside.
Upon reaching Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that caused air traffic chaos in 2010, the Super Truck heads north for 4x4 adventure in Thorsmork Nature Reserve. It will soon be time for a break to savor a gourmet picnic lunch featuring local specialities.
Next we visit Skogarfoss waterfall and your group will make a quick stop in this area to visit a traditional turf house. However we hope to reach a nearby waterfall accessible only to small groups, where we spend ample time to enjoy this hidden gem.
Then climb aboard the 4x4 vehicle again, this time driving along part of the south coast's famous black sand beaches. Spend the evening at the Hrifunes guesthouse, a cozy home in the countryside, far away from any light pollution and therefore giving you a good chance of glimpsing the elusive northern lights*.
*Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomena, and seeing them cannot be guaranteed.
Highlights: Hekla | Eyjafjallajökull | Skogafoss | Skogar Museum | Thorsmork
Day 3 GLACIAL LAGOON - ELDHRAUN - NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT (B, L, D) Glacial lagoon - Eldhraun lava field - Cozy cottage - Northern Light hunt
After a hearty breakfast, we start the day journeying along the mountain road that crosses Eldhraun, a huge lava field from an eruption in the 18th century that some say was a cause of the French Revolution (more about that during the tour!). Today you will visit the canyon-like Fjadrargljufur (we'll teach you how to pronounce it!), huge cliffs at Lomagnupur, and incredible basalt columns.
At Skaftafell National Park we put on our crampons, and ice pick in hand, we hike on Svinafellsjökull glacier itself. Enjoy another picnic lunch. After lunch we visit the famous Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, with its colourful icebergs and lazy seals. Spend another relaxing evening at Hrifunes.
Highlights: Jökulsarlon | Eldhraun lava field | Vatnajökull National Park | Skaftafell National Park
Day 4 HEKLA - 4X4 ADVENTURE - THINGVELLIR (B, L, D) Hekla volcano - 4x4 adventures - bathing in a warm lagoon - Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir
Once again, board the 4x4 for an adventure in the snow, remember that the Super Truck can access remote locations in winter. Depending on the snow conditions, your group might stop at the frozen lake by Hekla volcano, visit Haifoss, the highest waterfall in Iceland, or drive by Gjain canyon. All of these are exciting options, leaving you in awe of the Icelandic nature and pure air.
After yet another delicious picnic lunch, the plan is to enjoy a swim in a naturally-warm lagoon, an experience popular with the locals.
End the day visiting the three pearls of Iceland's Golden Circle region: the big waterfall Gullfoss, the spouting hot spring area of Geysir and the national park and UNESCO site Thingvellir, location of Iceland's first parliament and the meeting point where two tectonic plates are slowly but steadily separating.
Your guide will bid you adieu with a taste of Iceland's famous schnapps, brennivin, and a bit of fermented shark meat to go with it. It may not sound tasty, but wait until you have tried it! Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Reykjavik.
Highlights: Thjorsardalur | Thingvellir National Park |Geysir |Gullfoss
Day 5 DEPARTURE REYKJAVIK (B) After breakfast transfer to the international airport (not included).