The Circle of Iceland in Winter 8 Day Guided Adventure
Experience Iceland’s signature beauty in winter on this 8-day small group guided tour by minibus!
This epic multi-day adventure takes you all around Iceland on the famous Ring Road as you explore some of the country’s best natural sights. Witness the stunning scenery changing before your eyes as you travel from the Golden Circle to the South Coast, into the Eastfjords and up to gorgeous Lake Mývatn in the north, before heading to the windswept coastlines of the Snæfellsness Peninsula on your way back to Reykjavík.
Winter is the most popular time to travel to Iceland, when the nights are long and dark. During this time of year, you’ll have ample opportunities to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights dancing across the sky, provided that the conditions and weather are favourable. There’s no better place to hunt them than over pristine landscapes, blanketed in a layer of snow.
By day, you’ll unearth scenic wonders as you travel around the Land of Fire and Ice. Volcanoes, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls and steaming geothermal areas are all part of what makes Iceland such an intriguing place to visit. Explore the cultural and natural attractions of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where historical significance abounds, and delve into the enchantment of Vatnajökull National Park, with its ancient glaciers and fascinating glacial lagoons. You’ll even have the chance to spot some of Iceland’s delightful wildlife, including Arctic foxes playing in the snow, reindeer, sea birds, seals and so much more.
Throughout the tour, your guide will share their breadth of knowledge with you so that you’ll gain an insight into the culture, history and significance of Iceland and its enthralling natural landscapes. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of having your accommodation and transport pre-arranged for you by our travel consultants, taking the headache out of planning.
For those with a keen sense of adventure, there is the option of adding extra excursions during the booking process which will no doubt enhance your experience throughout your journey. Satisfy your thirst for adrenaline on a glacier hike at Sólheimajökull or descend into the depths of a timeworn lava tube in Vatnshellir cave. You can also see the countryside on the back of an Icelandic horse or take your camera into the captivating surrounds of an ice cave in the heart of the largest glacier in all of Europe. With so many activities on offer, you can let go and simply experience Iceland the way that you want, making incredible memories to last you a lifetime.
Breathtaking scenery and magical experiences await you on this Circle of Iceland winter vacation. Do not miss out on the chance to travel around Iceland on this 8-day small group guided adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - The Golden Circle
Day 2 - The South Coast & Glacier Hike
Day 3 - Jokulsarlon & Ice Caving
Day 4 - The Eastfjords
Day 5 - Lake Myvatn & Dimmuborgir
Day 6 - Whale Watching or Beer Spa in North Iceland
Day 7 - West Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 8 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula In-Depth
What to bring
Good to know
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.
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.
It is highly recommended that you do not book your flight home the same night as bad weather or delays could affect your journey. Please be sure to arrange accommodation for this evening and an airport transfer the next day to take you to Keflavík International Airport for your departure.
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.