Winter Gems of Iceland Tour; Falls, Glaciers and Hot Springs | Yampu Tours

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Winter Gems of Iceland Tour; Falls, Glaciers and Hot Springs

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 9996

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Travel to Borgarfjordur to see the magical Hraunfossar waterfall pouring through the lava field into the Hvita river.
  • Go sub glacial to see a world of magnificent, stunning blue ice at the heart of an Ice Cap Glacier.
  • Appreciate the stunning natural landscapes of Thorsmork, navigating the rugged landscape in your mighty superjeep.
  • Spend an incredible day at leisure in the sublime Retreat Spa bathing in the milky teal mineral-rich waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon.
  • Explore the nearby lava and ice caves of Husafell for a true Icelandic experience while staying at a small farm and church estate.
  • Visit the beautiful national park of Thingvellir, the geothermal area of Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall.
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Tour Overview

Seeking to experience Iceland’s undoubted natural beauty, visitors flock from across the globe to explore the island’s stunning wonders. From the powerful Hraunfossar waterfall to the stunning blue ice glaciers to the mineral-rich waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon, Yampu’s travel experts have crafted the perfect sample winter itinerary with Winter Gems of Iceland Tour; Falls, Glaciers and Hot Springs to help travelers witness Iceland’s awe-inspiring wonders.

After an introduction to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, Yampu explorers will travel to Borgarfjordur to see the magical Hraunfossar waterfall pouring through the stark lava fields before witnessing the strength of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful geothermal spring. Before following the most famous sightseeing route in Iceland to visit the beautiful national park of Thingvellir, visitors will have a unique experience of delving into the depths of Ice Cap Glacier to see the stunning blue ice in its center.

Next, adventurers will traverse the stunning landscape of Thórsmörk in a very signature Icelandic way, crossing gushing rivers and navigating the rugged terrain in a mighty superjeep. Following the exhilarating superjeep expedition, travelers will then explore Reykjanes peninsula with its hot springs, tectonic rifts, volcanic craters, and moon-like landscapes. The invigorating exploration is then capped off with a soak in the famed Blue Lagoon geothermal spa before transferring to the airport to catch an international flight home.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services, and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Double N/A £$9996 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$20165 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Iceland

Overnight International Flight to Keflavik, Iceland.

Overnight International Flight to Keflavik, Iceland.

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Day
2

Keflavik - Reykjavik

Upon arrival to Keflavik, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik. The 45-minute drive between Keflavik and Reykjavik takes you through a great lava field, making it not only an airport transfer, but also a sightseeing adventure.

Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland's Viking history. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. Reykjavik is the only capital city in the world that is home to a puffin colony.
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Day
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Private Full Day Borgarfjordur Tour

In this tour, we explore and discover the beautiful west and its sagas. We travel to Borgarfjordur to see the magical Hraunfossar waterfall pouring through the lava field into the Hvita river, and the cascades of Barnafoss. The tour continues to the romantic and historical Reykholt, the home of Iceland's great saga writer, Snorri Sturluson. We will then return via Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful geothermal spring. On the way to Reykjavik, if time allows, we'll sightsee around the beautiful Hvalfjordur, the Whale Fjord. ...read less

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Group Half Day Into The Glacier Tour

Whilst there are a few man-made Ice Tunnels and Ice Caves in various places around the world, there is nothing quite like Ice Cave Iceland, either high up in a remote area of an Ice Cap Glacier or on such a scale. Never before has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an Ice Cap Glacier; it is not quite a Jules Verne journey to the centre of the earth, or even to the absolute centre of the glacier, but it feels like an exciting and magical journey, deep within the glacier, and it is deep enough to reach another world, a world of magnificent, stunning blue ice.

Going sub glacial is an experience not to be missed; it is a completely different to natural ice caves found on the edges of glaciers. We feel that it is something that many people will want to do, at least once in a lifetime, how can anyone, truly experience Iceland, unless they really explore the "Ice Land", and where better to do that, than at Ice Cave Iceland.
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Day
5

Private Golden Circle Tour with Fridheimar Visit

The Golden Circle needs little introduction - it is, without doubt, the most famous sightseeing route in Iceland. For those that want to avoid the big buses and crowds, a private tour is a great option! On the Golden Circle tour, we visit the beautiful national park of Thingvellir, the geothermal area of Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. On your private tour, you have the flexibility of choosing how much time you spend at each place and our guides will show you some hidden treasures as well.

For learning more about Icelandic horticulture, a greenhouse visit at Fridheimar is a must! Not only will you get to visit one of the famous greenhouses (home to Mediterranean climates year round), you'll also be able to try a delicious tomato soup in the middle of the tomato vines.
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Private Full Day Superjeep Thórsmörk Tour

If you appreciate stunning natural landscapes, Thórsmörk is the place for you. With its meandering gorges, icy rivers and three looming glaciers - Tindfjallajokull, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull - Thorsmork provides an abundance of adventure opportunities, crossing gushing rivers and navigating the rugged landscape in your mighty superjeep. The gateway to Thorsmork and the interior highlands is Eyjafjallajokull glacier, whose meltwater tumbles 60 m (200 ft) down the mountainside forming thundering Seljalandsfoss waterfall. From here, you head inland to Iceland's highland wilderness, crossing meandering rivers and craggy riverbeds before arriving in the heart of Thorsmork valley. Depending on your interests, you can either continue exploring in your superjeep, or head off on foot with your private guide to explore the plethora of paths in this hiker's paradise. ...read less

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Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

This tour will take you around the ruggedly beautiful Reykjanes peninsula with its hot springs, tectonic rifts, volcanic craters and other moon-like landscapes. The endless lava fields in the raw and mysterious surroundings will make you feel like you're at the end of the world! On a peninsula where lighthouses outnumber villages, we will also visit the Krysuvik geothermal area where you'll get to see mud springs in all different colors, and watch mud boil in the ground heated by the underground volcanic activity. This breathtaking area with its rugged treeless landscape is located directly on the Mid-Atlantic ridge is something you can't experience anywhere else in the world! ...read less

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Day of Leisure in Reykjanes

Today is a day dedicated to rest and relaxation so spend an incredible day at leisure in the sublime Retreat Spa bathing in the milky teal mineral-rich waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

Today is a day dedicated to rest and relaxation so spend an incredible day at leisure in the sublime Retreat Spa bathing in the milky teal mineral-rich waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

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9

Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfer to Keflavik airport

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to Keflavik airport for your flight home. As you travel through the Reykjanes Peninsula, you'll get your last glimpse of Iceland's mossy lava fields and stark volcanic landscape before arriving at Iceland's iconic Blue Lagoon. Soak in the lagoon's milky geothermal water, enjoy a refreshment from the in-water bar and relax with a mineral face mask, made from the natural silica or algae that is prevalent in the surrounding landscape.

International Flight Home
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Keflavík, Iceland

Reykjavík, Iceland

Húsafell, Iceland

Mosató, Iceland

Reykjanes, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland

Friðheimar, Reykholt, Southern Iceland, Iceland

Thórsmörk, Iceland

Places You'll See

  • Keflavik

    Serving as the main starting point for international travelers arriving via Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik serves as the perfect introduction to Iceland. Much smaller than Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik, Keflavik was founded as a fishing port and fish processing center. Come World War II, the tiny fishing village became home to an important allied military base that is now Iceland’s international airport. Visitors will appreciate the quaint atmosphere, numerous museums including Viking World, and the Icelandic Museum of Rock N Roll.

  • Husafell

    Nestled between a glacier and a lava field, Husafell is the perfect representation of Iceland’s nickname “Land of Fire and Ice”. This small farm and church estate is an adventurers playground with its gorgeous natural landscapes. Travelers should be sure to explore the nearby lava and ice caves for a true Icelandic experience. Adventurers can also take par tin horseback riding or exploring the lands by snowmobile in the winter.

  • Mosato

    Located in south Iceland, Masato is the perfect escape to enjoy the region’s flourishing agricultural communities, majestic peaks. Just a short drive from numerous points of interest including the Icelandic Horse Center, Urriðafoss waterfall, and the Reykjadalur hot springs, Masato is the center for adventure in southern Iceland.

  • Grindavik

    Located on the southern end of the geothermal Reykjanes Peninsula is the small fishing village of Grindavik. Home to the Iceland’s largest attraction, the Bllue Lagoon geothermal spa, Grindavik welcomes travelers from around the globe. Aside from relaxing at the lagoon, adventurers can enjoy the region’s gorgeous landscape via ATVs or horseback riding, fishing and trekking

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

Blue Lagoon Retreat

The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon offers spa, accommodation, and culinary experiences. Built into an 800-year-old lava flow in the heart of an astonishing volcanic frontier and surrounded by the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, the Retreat is a place of relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration.

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4 Star Properties

Reykjavik : Canopy By Hilton

Husafell : Hotel Husafell

Testimonials

Erik M.

Traveled December 2017

A ++ experience!

We used Yampu last Christmas (2017) for a 2 week trip in Argentina. From the very first email to the follow up after our trip, everything was perfect with Yampu. The hotel selection was matching our needs, the transfers between locations and airports all went very smoothly, the overall trip plan was a good balance of sightseeing, discovery and personal time. The guides were all so friendly and knowledgeable. This was a A+ experience. Our main point of contact in the USA was Christine Cronin. She did an amazing job for us. We like their services so much that we are now planning another trip with Yampu.

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Andrew

Traveled March 2019

Consistent excellence

We have used Yampu for at least 6 tours in South and Central america and every trip has been well designed, great places, great support and guides and fair price. superior rating

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Jacqueline P.

Traveled February 2019

I will use them again on my next trip!!

I will use them again on my next trip!!

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