8-Day Winter Package | Ring Road of Iceland in a Small Group
Discover Iceland in depth with this 8-day winter trip from Reykjavík around the Golden Circle and Ring Road!
This incredible 8-day guided winter tour package will take you on a return journey through Iceland’s famous Golden Circle route, along the South Coast to Vatnajökull National Park, into the mysterious Eastfjords and north to the steaming Lake Mývatn geothermal region. It’s a good amount of time for an introduction to Iceland’s history and culture, as well as to take in the country’s must-see attractions. Be prepared to encounter sprawling lava fields, black sand beaches, magnificent waterfalls, snow capped mountains, glacier lagoons, icebergs, hot springs and more.
Long regarded as a magical time in Iceland, winter is when hours upon hours of ethereal light give way to long, dark nights. It’s perfect for witnessing the Aurora Borealis dancing against a backdrop of stars in the sky. You’ll be visiting some of the most remote areas in Iceland, meaning that you’ll be well-placed, far away from light pollution, to view this incredible natural phenomenon. Alongside, you’ll have numerous chances to spot the local wildlife, including Arctic foxes, herds of reindeer, seals and whales as you immerse yourself in spectacular winter landscapes.
You’ll travel in a comfortable minibus on this small group adventure as you make your way around the Ring Road of Iceland, on a scenic voyage to the best destinations that this country has to offer. Your package includes accommodation which will be arranged prior to your arrival in Iceland, an expert guide, transfers to and from the airport, as well as transport for the duration of the tour.
There is a reason that Iceland is a bucket-list destination for adventurers all over the world. To enhance your winter vacation in Iceland, there is the option of adding on a number of excursions during the booking process. These unique activities include horse riding in the countryside, glacier hiking, ice caving, snowmobiling, bathing in geothermal pools, whale watching and more. Challenge yourself in snowy surroundings with knowledgeable and skilled local guides as you take in the fresh mountain air!
Experience the beauty of Iceland, where hot, active volcanic regions meet snowy landscapes set amidst thousand-year-old glaciers. This 8-day winter adventure is your opportunity to see and do everything that this country has to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Arrival
Day 2 - Golden Circle
Day 3 - The South Coast
Day 4 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Day 5 - The Eastfjords
Day 6 - Lake Myvatn and surrounding Area
Day 7 - Akureyri to Reykjavik
Day 8 - Departure
What to bring
Good to know
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 aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged due to weather conditions.
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.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.
You can now add meals to your booking.
Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you.
At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu.
Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements.
Vouchers are non-refundable.
This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost.
The cost of your cancellation insurance depends on the duration of your tour or package. A base cost of 5,000 ISK per person is applied to all tours and packages with a duration of 5 days or less. An additional 1,000 ISK per person will be added to the insurance cost for each day after.
The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org and declare full cancellation.
Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.