6 Day Winter Circle of Iceland Tour | Small Group
Discover the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ on this magical 6-day winter tour around Iceland! This small group adventure will have you travelling by minibus on a circle of Iceland’s best attractions, from Reykjavík city to the famous Golden Circle route, the South Coast, East Fjords and Lake Mývatn in the north.
Iceland is renowned for its spectacular nature, fascinating history and rich culture. From small fishing villages standing amidst expansive lava fields to gorgeous black sand beaches and UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites, this eclectic combination of the natural, old and new is best experienced in a small group, away from the hustle and bustle that larger tours may bring.
This exciting tour package includes a knowledgeable driver and guide, who will take you to some of the country’s most popular sites, as well as a few hidden gems well and truly off the beaten track. Be prepared to stand at the base of extraordinary waterfalls, marvel at steaming geothermal areas, explore the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, wander across snowy landscapes and savour the freedom of being out in nature.
Winter is one of the best times to visit Iceland, when the days are awash with ethereal Arctic light and the skies are dark enough to see the Northern Lights. On every night of this tour, you’ll have the chance to witness the Aurora Borealis sweeping through the atmosphere. It’s a natural phenomenon that only a handful of people ever get to see in their lifetime and a sight that you will cherish in your memories for years to come.
To make your vacation even more special, there is the option of adding extra tours and activities during your time in Iceland. Go horse riding with gentle Icelandic horses across the picturesque countryside, get out onto the fjords for a spot of whale watching, descend into the depths of a crystal ice cave in the heart of Vatnajökull National Park, or traverse thousand-year-old ice on a glacier hike with spectacular views of volcanoes looming upon the horizon. The opportunities are endless!
Your accommodation will be pre-arranged for you prior to the commencement of the tour, as will be any activities that you choose during the booking process. All you’ll have to do is to bring along a sense of adventure and pick what you want to do during your vacation in Iceland.
Spend less time figuring out your way around and more time exploring on this 6-day guided winter tour of Iceland! This is an ideal choice for visitors with a limited time in Iceland, who are seeking to pack in as much fun and excitement as possible. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - The Golden Circle Route
Day 2 - South Coast, and Glacier Hiking
Day 3 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Ice Caving
Day 4 - The Eastfjords
Day 5 - Lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir Fortress & Namaskard Pass
Day 6 - Exploring North Iceland
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Customers travelling on their own will receive a single room. Reservations for 2 people will be allocated a double room. For bookings of 3 or more, triple rooms will automatically be allocated. For example, a group of 8 will receive 2 triple rooms and 1 double. If these arrangements do not meet your requirements, please contact the provider.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows. Please be advised that there is no specific Northern Lights hunt on this tour, but your guide will notify you if the conditions are favourable and advise you on how to best spot them.
It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
Note that Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the wintertime. We recommend you bring shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers. The covers can be purchased in most supermarkets and gas stations around the country.
Please note that only pick up and drop-off from designated pick up locations in the greater capital area is available, not from Keflavík International Airport. Therefore, we do not recommend attempting to start this tour on your arrival day in Iceland. Arrival time back to Reykjavík at the end of your tour can vary depending on weather and traffic.
This insurance guarantees that you can cancel the booking of this package and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.
The cancellation must be made within a minimum of 48-hours before the listed starting time. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact our service desk by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48-hours before departure and declare the cancellation.
Please note that this insurance only covers the full cancellation of this entire package. It does not cover cancellations of individual activities and services within the package. The cost of the Cancellation Insurance is neither refundable nor transferable.