5 Day Winter Adventure Package

Season: Winter - Spring Operates: Daily Duration: 5 Days Departs from: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Difficulty level: MODERATE Minimum age: 14 years old

Tour description
€844 per person

This 5 day winter trip offers a broad selection of Iceland’s highlights – glacier hiking, Ice climbing, snorkeling, sight seeing, Blue Lagoon and more. This tour is the ultimate winter trip to the island of Fire and Ice!

 This trip offers a broad selection of Iceland’s highlights into one great value. It includes all of the greatest adventures that the great arctic winter has to offer.

Itinerary

Day 1 – ATV and Horse Riding

We start the day at Íshestar farm where we saddle up and go for a classic horseback riding adventure. We will explore the lava surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano while riding through vast lava fields and across beautiful hillsides to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn where you will have the chance to see all of the different formations in the rough lava. The horses stroll along perfectly safe riding paths with the beautiful Bláfjöll Mountains towering above on the horizon. After the horse riding portion of the day, we will head for our ATV adventure.

We will find our 650 cc CanAm Outlander max Quad bikes waiting outside our base in the outskirts of Mosfellsbær town. We will start the ride on a gravel road along scenic lake Hafravatn before heading up a mountain trail to the top of Hafrafell. Upon arrival at the top of the mountain awaits an amazing panoramic view of the entire Reykjavik area and its surrounding mountain range. Mt Úlfarsfell, Reykjavik, the bay area, and the Reykjanes Peninsula all offer a beautiful atmosphere worth the trip. Driving these powerful machines is a great way to explore the hills and mountains on the outskirts of the city.

Overnight: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik (accommodation not included)

Day 2 – Snorkeling in Silfra


The Silfra Fissure is one of Iceland’s most desirable snorkeling spots. On the surface, this narrow channel of blue water meanders through a giant lava field, beneath active volcanoes and sprawling glaciers. Below, supernatural shades of blue, perfect visibility and incredible rock formations make up a magical sub-aquatic chasm. From the comfort of a warmly insulated drysuit, enjoy the feeling of ultimate serenity and weightlessness as you drift peacefully along with the lazy current enjoying the  spectacle in the depths below! Frequently rated as one of the world’s top ten dive sites.

Overnight: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik

Day 3 – Golden Circle & Lava Caving

We start with a visit to the world under the great lava field in the Blue Mountains where you get the chance to witness how the volcanoes created Iceland. This is an amazing hike through an ancient underground lava tube. After the hike, we drive to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls.

After a short lunch stop, we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, home of the erupting hot spring. Here, you will get the chance to watch the heated water gurgle, bubble, and escape the ground with enormous force up to 25 meters high. Our last stop will be the famous Thingvellir National Park (en. Parliament Fields). Thingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. It is a beautiful park that is also the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet with a clearly visible rift valley.

Overnight: Your hotel /guesthouse in Reykjavik (accommodation not included)

Day 4 – Glacier hiking & Skógarfoss Waterfall

On this day we will hike on the frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water- truly a phenomenon. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes, and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will walk along the beautiful glacier and also test our ice climbing skills. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines. On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Skógafoss.

Overnight: Your hotel /guesthouse in Reykjavik

Day 5 – Blue Lagoon

Sleep in and explore Reykjavik on your own followed by a visit to the Blue Lagoon in the afternoon.

Drop off: Your hotel /guesthouse in Reykjavik

 

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Tour highlights

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Hot Spring Area
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Horse Riding
  • Snorkeling at Silfra Fissure
  • Leidarendi Cave
  • ATV – Quad Biking
  • Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing on Sólheimajökull

Did you know?

The water in Silfra fissure is fresh glacial water which keeps a temperature of 2°C (35°F) all year round. So during winter this can mean that the Fissure is warmer than the air temperature and makes it very possible to dive in wearing a dry suit.

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Entrance to all activities.

Not included

Accommodation and food

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Please bring warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, head wear, gloves, hiking shoes, warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), bathing suit, a towel and a change of clothing.

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