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Jokulsarlon, Golden Circle and Ice Caving, 3 Days Adventure Tour from Reykjavik

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€855

All-in-one package tour: This 3-day winter tour along the South Coast has it all! Stunning landscapes, the Golden Circle, glacier hiking, ice caves, the Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon and northern lights watching. On the way we see waterfalls, volcanoes, floating icebergs, cliffs, black sand beaches, geysers, hot springs and so much more.

  • Reykjavik Pick Up (fixed locations), Reykjavík, Iceland
  • English

  • 16
  • 3 day(s)
  • 01/10/2018 - 31/03/2019
Difficulty
Normal

Highlights

  • See the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area
  • Explore the marvellous Thingvellir national park
  • Unique glacier hiking experience in the Skaftafell area
  • Explore the extraodinary Jokulsarlon ice lagoon and visit an Ice cave
  • Catch the miraculous natural phenomenon of Northern lights
  • See Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach
  • Enjoy the 18-storey high Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • See the Skógafoss waterfall
  • Marvel at the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Volcano view as well as Hekla Volcano
  • Multi-Day Trip

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off from fixed locations near hotels or guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • Transportation in a mini-bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast (2 nights)
  • Glacier hiking equipment
  • Specialized guide to ice cave
  • Glacier Hike
  • Aurora hunt

Exclusions

  • Meals (other than breakfast)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Getting there

  • You will be picked up from fixed locations close to your hotel in the greater Reykjavík area between 8:00 and 8:30 am.
  • Please be ready by 8:00.
  • Please note that super jeeps and coaches are not allowed in the city center, so we may have to ask you to walk to a meeting location close to your hotel.

Please Note

  • The weather in Iceland is ever changing and winters can be very cold. It is very important to dress accordingly
  • Good hiking shoes & warm socks are an essential part of the tour.
  • You will be picked up from fixed locations close to your hotel in the greater Reykjavík area between 8:00 and 8:30 am.
  • Please be ready by 8:00.
  • Please note that super jeeps and coaches are not allowed in the city center, so we may have to ask you to walk to a meeting location close to your hotel.
  • Please provide your hotel name and address during checkout at our website. If you still have not booked a hotel yet, you are required to provide this information to the local operator afterwards.
  • Tour is unsuitable for children under 10 years old
  • For single travelers, the single room supplement will apply.

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Starting Destination Meeting Point / Stop

Day 1 - We begin the tour by exploring the Golden circle. Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, is the place where the Icelanders founded their historic Parliament, Alþingi, in the year 930. This is the oldest continuously operating parliament in the world, it is certainly situated in one of the most geologically amazing places on the planet. The boundary between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates is here, they have been slowly edging apart creating a rift valley. You will visit the geothermally active area of Geysir, this is the erupting hot spring from which the English word, Geyser, has been taken. Great Geysir is not active now, so we will visit Strokkur, a nearby spouting hot spring. You will not have to wait more than a few minutes to see Strokkur erupt scalding water up to 25 m skywards. Next, is Gullfoss (the Golden Falls), the most often visited waterfall in Iceland. See the golden spray around the waterfall, and feel the water droplets in the air as the amazing powerful Hvíta (the White River), roars through the rugged canyon, dropping 32 m. Next up, is Skógafoss, a really impressive waterfall which drops 60 m into the tranquil pool below. There are 527 steps leading to the top giving another vantage point. Your country hotel will be close to the small coastal town of Vík, a really great place to catch the mesmerizing northern lights if the conditions are right. A little northern lights luck is very useful!

Day 2 After a nourishing breakfast we head off to the dramatic black sand beach at Reynisfjara. The powerful, rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean really show their force here. Watch as these roaring white-tipped beauties crash onto the black beach – a word of warning – follow the advice of your tour guide and stand well back. These fierce waves can be very unpredictable! You should visit the amazing black basalt column cave before you leave the beach. You will see incredible black basalt pillars rising from the sea just off the shore at Reynisdrangar, these will give you a good idea of where some Icelandic toll folklore sprang from! Your tour will then take you through enchanting lava fields and incredible desert sands, formed by enormous glacial floods, knows as Jökulhlaups, as we head east. he magnificent Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach are our next stop. The lagoon is filled with icebergs of all shapes and sizes, as they glide in a dreamlike procession towards the salty waves of the Atlantic. They are often washed ashore at the Diamond Beach, where they shimmer like diamonds on the back sand.

Day 3 Accompanied by a certified glacier guide you will explore the mesmerizing world inside an ice cave. Usually, we visit the Crystal Cave in Breiðamerkurjökull, a glacial tongue of Vatnajökull. Other times a different ice cave will be chosen, your guide will choose the cave with the best conditions at the time. Ice caves change a lot, both from year to year and within each winter. Your guide will explain how these caves and the incredible formations in them are formed. Photographers will get a rare opportunity to capture the shimmering blue light which passes through the glacial ice. Surprisingly, deep shades of jewel blue will surround you, these tones are caused by ice compression, the way we perceive light and colour and the blueness can sometimes be intensified by algae.The temperature inside the ice cave is well below the freezing point so please dress accordingly. Now for glacier hiking! Your guide will give you ice crampons and everything you need to explore Svínafellsjökull glacier. The glacier is dynamic, it is always moving and changing, incredible ice features are constantly being formed. Your guide will explain all about crevasses, ice falls and ridges, and how climate change is impacting upon the glaciers in Iceland. Your 45 minutes on the ice will be filled with wonder and fascinating facts. We will return to Reykjavík between 20:00 and 23:00, depending on the conditions. We make some stops along the way, the weather is somewhat in charge, particularly during the winter! Please note: If the conditions are expected to be better, this tour will sometimes visit an ice cave on day 2, your guide will make the most of the opportunities available. Remember to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves with non-cotton thermal underwear if you have it. Good hiking boots are absolutely essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons to any other kind of footwear. You can hire good boots from us in the booking process, we do not rent from the locations, so such items must be booked in advance.

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