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South and Westfjords Winter Adventure

Nordika Travel is offering an adventure trip 9 days and 8 nights. This is a small group adventure tour with a professional guide to the wild and untouched nature. The tour is filled with action; ice fishing, glacier hiking, hiking or cross-country skiing, horse-riding or kayaking and more. In addition you will explore the South Coast including the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the capital city Reykjavik and relax at the Blue Lagoon.

Duration: 8 Nights, Winter

Price: From $2,964 per person

Highlights

  • Action filled winter adventure
  • Activities such as Ice Fishing, Glacier Hike, Hiking or Skiing and more
  • The Magical Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & The Northern Lights
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Included:
    Airport transfers to and from hotel
    Return transfer Reykjavik – Heydalur, Westfjords
    3 nights' accommodation in central Reykjavik, room with private facilities
    4 nights' accommodation in the westfjords, room with private facilities
    1 nights' accommodation in the south, room with private facilities
    8x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x three courses dinner with local delicious food
    Excursion to the west; waterfalls and hot spring
    Guided tour to Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords
    Guided hike trip or cross-country skiing
    Ice Fishing tour
    Guided tour in the surrounding area
    2x Northern Lights hunt
    Thermal springs and Sauna access
    Entry to the museum of Witchcraft in Hólmavík
    Entry to Litli Bær
    Entry to the Artic fox museum in Súðavík
    Entry to the Settlement museum in Borgarnes
    South Coast & Jökulsárlón two-day Mini-bus tour from Reykjavík, including hotel pickup
    1 Hour Glacier Hike
    In September and October, possibility for horse-riding or kayaking

Not included:
    Flights to and from Iceland
    Travel Insurance

Come discover northern lights in Heydalur in the North-Western part of Iceland, visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and enjoy winter adventure and Icelandic hospitality.

(Please note that this tour is weather dependent and is subject to change)

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Day 1

Arrival and Reykjavik

Arrival In Iceland. Shuttle transfer from the Airport to the hotel in Reykjavik where you stay the first night. Free day to explore the Capital, depending on your arrival time. You can visit museums and art galleries, or simply enjoy one of the outdoor geothermal pools.

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Day 2

Reykjavík – Borgarnes - Hraunfossar - Reykholt - Westfjords

Today we head north to the Westfjords. You will be picked up at your accommodation at 10am and from there we will head to Borgarnes where we stop by at the Settlement Center where we see both The Settlement Exhibition and The Egils Saga Exhibition. Lunch here is included. Next we stop by at Deildartunguhver hot spring and Snorralaug pool in Reykholt. We visit the Hraunfossar waterfalls and continue to the Westfjords. Dine a three-course dinner at your accommodation and relax in the hot tub observing the magical Northern Lights.

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Day 3

Ísafjörður - Gamli Bær - Ósvör - Melrakkasetrið - Súðavík

Visit Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords. You will go seal-watching and stop by at a few viewpoints on the way. In Ísafjörður you will have lunch at the hotel and visit the Gamli Bær “Old Town”, a unique church and one of the most beautiful buildings in Iceland. You will also visit Ósvör Maritime Museum. On the way back we stop by at Melrakkasetrið, The Arctic Fox Center, and learn the history of Súðavík. From there we go back to the Old Town where we have waffles and then continue to our accommodation.

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Day 4

Kaldalón - Glacier Hike

We will visit the Kaldalón fjord if weather allows and take a hike to the Glacier Drangjökull. We visit the locals and find another hike trail if the weather is to bad for Kaldalón.

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Day 5

Ice Fishing - Vatnsfjörður - Horseback Riding

Ice Fishing and a sightseeing around the neighborhood. We visit Vatnsfjörður fjord where we will see souvenirs from the settlement era. In September/October months you will have the possibility to go horseback riding.

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Day 6

Back to Reykjavík

We head back to Reykjavík with a stop at the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft in Hólmavík. Spend the night in Reykjavík city.

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Day 7

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Tour

Today, we will head to the South Coast stopping by in Hvolsvöllur for a short coffee break before arriving to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The waterfall cascades from ancient sea cliffs down over 60 metres to a shallow pool. It is possible to take a walk behind the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful scenery from there. Next stop is at Skógar and then Vík where you will find a black sand beach with some fantastic sights such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the magnificent Reynisdrangar sea stacks. We continue onwards to Vatnajökull National Park where we make a short stop at Skaftafell before arriving to the Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón. After enjoying the lagoon, we will head to our accommodation where we can relax after a long day.

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Day 8

South Coast and Back to Reykjavík

After breakfast we spend some time at the glacier lagoon where we can enjoy a optional boat ride (when the lagoon is not frozen) and then we head onwards back to Reykjavík. On the way we take a 1 hour glacier hike on crampons and possibly stop to visit Dyrhólaey, the home to many breeds of seabirds. Drop-off in Reykjavík is late evening, depending on Northern Lights visibility.

Spend the last night in Reykjavík City.

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Day 9

Departure

Explore Reykjavik in the morning.

Optional - visit to the Blue Lagoon Spa on your way to the airport. Shuttle pick up from hotel in the morning depending on your departure time. Spend several hours in the lagoon for a good relaxation.

THE ITINERARY DEPENDS ON WEATHER EACH DAY. ACTIVITIES WILL BE DONE AS WEATHER BEST SUITES.

Minimum 2 participants - Maximum 16 participants
Price in the period from September 15th to April 15th, $2,964 per person, based on 2 persons sharing a double/twin room. Single Supplement is $490.

 

Dates 2017

9/3, 9/26, 10/1, 10/8, 10/23, 10/29, 11/5, 11/20, 11/26, 12/2, 12/8

Dates 2018

1/19, 1/25, 1/31, 2/9, 2/15, 2/21, 3/5, 3/11, 3/17, /28 

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Views from South and Westfjords Winter Adventure

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Highlights

  • Action filled winter adventure
  • Activities such as Ice Fishing, Glacier Hike, Hiking or Skiing and more
  • The Magical Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & The Northern Lights

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