Best of the South and West - Winter Special Tour (6 Days / 5 Nights)
This Winter specail vacation package to Iceland is the perfect way to travel to Iceland in the winter time. With this vacation package to Iceland you will visit the most popular places in Iceland like Snaefellsnes, Reykholt, waterfall Gullfoss, the Geysir area, Thingvellir National Park and the South Coast. Experience Iceland’s ever changing nature in wintertime, relax in quiet, comfortable countryside hotels and enjoy the sparkling cultural- and nightlife-atmosphere of Reykjavik. When visiting Iceland during winter time, one should look out for the mysterious lights of the Aurora Borealis. Old stories and legends of elves and trolls come to life in the twilight of a Nordic winter day.
Day 1: Keflavik - eykjavik
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017
Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick-up of rented vehicle and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland.
Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in the geothermal warm water.
Day 2: Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Friday, December 1, 2017
From Reykjavik you head to the Borgarfjörður region on your way to Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Today you can explore the numerous places of interest around the peninsula famous for the majestic Snaefell volcano/glacier. On he north of the peninsula you will drive along the shore of the Breiðafjörður Bay, passing through charming fishing villages. Overnight in Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Day 3: Snaefellsnes - Thingvellir - Selfoss
Friday, December 1, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017
From Snaefellsnes you drive back to the Borgarfjörður Region. Today you will take the time to explore this region. You can make a stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring (the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second), Reykholt where the famous medieval writer Snorri Sturluson lived and the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. The Barnafoss waterfall is just a short walk away from Hraunfossar.
Then drive along the Hvalfjörður to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the geological wonders of the world. At Thingvellir you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust, and it was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century. Overnight in the Selfoss region.
Day 4: Selfoss
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Sunday, December 3, 2017
On your way along the south coast you will pass two spectacular waterfalls the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, two stops you must not miss. At Skógar you will find a folk museum showing how people lived in past centuries in Iceland.
The black sand beaches of the south coast are famous and you can take a walk on them in the little village of Vík or in Reynishverfi. After Vík. Drive back to Selfoss for a second night.
Day 5: Selfoss - ullfoss - eykjavik
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Monday, December 4, 2017
Drive heading to Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir area; these are two of Iceland’s most famous sights. Visit the geothermal area of Geysir where the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Afterwards it is only a short drive to Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall.
Drive back to Reykjavik through Selfoss and Hveragerði. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim, if you did not stop at the Blue Lagoon on day 1. Approx. 120 km round trip.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 6: Reykjavik
Monday, December 4, 2017 - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home.
Or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!
Reykjavik is Iceland’s largest city and often called the capital of the north because of its location. With only approximately four hours of daylight in the wintertime, the city has a mysterious yet dynamic atmosphere.
Reykjavik offers a wide range of sights to visit and lots of activities.