SOUTHERN ICELAND TRIP IN WINTER
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WHY BOOK THIS 5-DAY WINTER TRIP IN SOUTHERN ICELAND
We present you the best opportunity to visit the following places: Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland; the entire South Coast, with its beautiful waterfalls, the incredible Vatnajökull glacier and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon; the Golden Circle; and the Reykjanes peninsula with the fabulous Blue Lagoon. Also, as if that were not enough, you can take an excursion to see the Northern Lights and visit an ice cave on the largest glacier in Europe, a unique experience that you will never forget. During your 3-night stay in Reykjavík of 3 nights, you can take a guided tour or audio guide in Spanish to the Golden Circle, another excursion to see northern lights and visit the incredible Blue Lagoon to experience the fabulous geothermal bath thereby ending your trip on a VERY high note. Before that, you will enjoy an exclusive 2-day excursion with an English-speaking guide to visit all of southern Iceland, including a night of accommodation in the area and visits to the most famous waterfalls on the island, the Vatnajökull glacier, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the entrance to an ice cave. These landscapes will create a trip you will never forget.
DETAILS OF THE SOUTHERN ICELAND TRIP IN WINTER:
Travel itinerary for the 5- Day Southern Iceland Winter Trip:
DAY 1: WELCOME TO ICELAND - REYKJAVÍK
Arrival at Keflavík international airport and transfer by bus FlyBus to accommodation in Reykjavík.
If the flight arrives early, in the afternoon you can get to know Reykjavík by booking an optional hop-on Hop-off bus tour with audio guide to see the capital (+39 EUR). Reykjavík offers much more than what you see at first sight. The capital of Iceland is different from most European cities, full of life but clean, safe and very intertwined with nature. If you opt for the optional excursion, you can get off and explore whenever you wish, getting to know all the interesting points of the capital by listening to the descriptions of the most important monuments in your own language. Departures from the Harpa building take place every 30 minutes from 09:30 to 16:30 (the concert hall in the center of Reykjavík). Reykjavík houses, low and colorful, add a special charm to the city. Some of those little houses, with their decorations of elves and flowers, remind us of the fairy tales of our childhood. Getting lost in this capital is almost impossible. Two points stand out above the rest: one of them is the Hallgrímskirkja church and the other, the Öskjuhlíð hill, with the spectacular Perlan Museum.
Accommodation in the capital in a 3 or 4 star hotel.
DAY 2: GOLDEN CIRCLE - AURORAS BOREALIS (NORTHERN LIGHTS)
After breakfast at the hotel, the first of our great excursions awaits us: GOLDEN CIRCLE. The Golden Circle of Iceland is the excursion that nobody should miss when it comes to Iceland as it includes some of the most fascinating natural sites of the whole island. In a tour of about 8 hours you can discover the National Park of Thingvellir (Þingvellir), the area where the division of the tectonic plates between Europe and North America is visible; the magnificent golden waterfall of Gullfoss; and the geothermal zone of Geysir and Strokkur. This tour is conducted with an English speaking guide.
At night, a very special moment awaits you. We know that seeing the northern lights is the great dream of many of the people who come to this wonderful island and that is why we offer you the amazing opportunity to join an excursion and set out on a hunt to admire this incredible natural phenomenon. Also, to make this experience in Iceland memorable, we offer audio guides in 10 languages so that you can learn and discover the science behind this magical event. The tour of northern lights with guide or audio guide in your language lasts about 3 hours, during which you can enjoy a mystifying experience away from the artificial lights of the capital that prevent you from admiring this phenomenon.
Accommodation in the capital
Note: 100% can not be guaranteed to see the Northern Lights. In case it is not possible, the possibility of doing the same excursion another day is offered free of charge and according to availability
DAYS 3: SOUTH COAST OF ICELAND - AURORA BOREALIS
With this exclusive 2-day excursion with an English-speaking guide, we leave the capital to explore the wonders of southern Iceland, where the most beautiful waterfalls on the island are located. Driving on Highway 1, we will arrive at the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, measuring 62 meters, where you can walk behind its impressive water curtain (during the winter the access can be limited but, even without it, the view of the falls is incredible ). As we continue further south, we will pass next to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which caused a great deal of chaos in air traffic during 2010. The next stop is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall. If visibility is good and weather permits, you will also see the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Afterwards, we will arrive at the beautiful village of Vík, where one of the most beautiful beaches in the world is located. The beach of Reynisfjara is located between the green hills of Vík and the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and offers stunning views of impressive rock formations called Reynisdrangar. After enjoying all these natural wonders, we will arrive at our charming rural hotel to spend the night. If the weather conditions are optimal, we will also enjoy an extraordinary spectacle, which the famous Aurora Borealis project over the sky.
Accommodation in a hotel at Southern coast of Iceland.
DAY 4: JÖKULSÁRLÓN LAGOON - ICE CAVE IN THE GLACIER VATNAJÖKULL
The fourth day we will dedicate to exploring and learning about the importance and role of ice on Iceland. We will start with a visit to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can admire the floating icebergs that dance atop the frigid water. Many possibly already know the lagoon from films such as James Bond (Dies Another Day), Batman Begins or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Our second stop will be the crystalline ice cave. Upon reaching the cave, you will receive the necessary equipment to be able to enter inside. The glacial caves have to be treated with the maximum respect since they are very fragile and bear the weight of the glacier on top. Fascinating rays of green light penetrate through the tense ice and create an incredible natural spectacle. The atmosphere in the cave is simply unforgettable. This tour is also perfect for photography lovers, who will have time to take some of the most beautiful photos of their life. It is important to come well clothed since the temperature in the cave is even lower than outside. After the visit to the cave, we will head back to Reykjavík. On the way, we will make a stop in the National Park of Skaftafell and, if the weather is on our side, we will stop again to be able to observe the northern lights.
Accommodation in the capital
DAY 5: BLUE LAGOON AND RETURN HOME
The Blue Lagoon is the most visited monument in Iceland and one of the most fascinating places on the "Island of Ice and Fire". This impressive geothermal spa is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, near the village of Grindavík. Its location between lava fields and beautiful landscapes and the vapors caused by the difference in temperature between the water and the environment, make the lagoon a truly extraordinary natural spectacle. During the last 5 years, the Blue Lagoon has been voted in the "Conde Nast Traveler" as the best healing spa of the whole world. Choose the time that best suits you, depending on your flight home, and end your trip to Iceland in the ideal manner- relaxing in soothing, healing waters in the incredible Blue Lagoon. The comfort entrance and the transfer to the Blue Lagoon are included in the price. And if you do not have time due to the schedule of your flight, we will adjust your schedule on the first or second day of your trip so that you may enjoy the Blue Lagoon in all its glory.
HOW DO OUR TRIPS IN ICELAND WORK?
Have you found a trip which suits you? How to proceed further?
Choose the first date of your trip (typically your arrival date to Iceland) by selecting the trip, date and number of travelers found next to every tour calendar and click on the “Book” button. In the next step fill in your personal data, email, address and phone number and proceed to the payment. You can choose a full payment or a deposit payment.
Have you found a trip which suits you but you want to change the itinerary a little? Would you like to add or remove some days, or perhaps change (add/remove/switch) the different experiences which are included?
What exactly will happen if I as a customer click on the "reservation button" - what are the next steps which will follow until my arrival to Iceland?
After a trip reservation you will receive an automatic confirmation to your email. Our reservation department will contact you by email and/or phone the following business day. We will create you recommended itinerary for your trip tailored accordingly to your expectations and budget. This itinerary is typically adjusted with the customer within 2 business days. After the final payment (5 weeks in advance of the starting date at the latest) you will receive official vouchers to all services you have chosen. These vouchers are clearly aligned with the itinerary so you can not confuse them. You will also receive direct contacts to our support during your trip. All these documents you receive at least a week in advance of the first day of your trip.
Are there any additional fees?
No, the entire price is what you see for the package you have chosen. If you wish to further tailor or edit your personalized itinerary, you can add extras or other experience according to your individual wishes (e.g. bigger car, extra insurance, whale watching, admission to the lagoons, northern lights tours, helicopter exploring flights, glacier hiking...)
What is expected from me as a customer?
Why should I as a customer reserve a trip with ISLANDICA (viajesislandia.com)?
Our travel agency has been providing services in ICELAND since 1996; we prepare detailed customer tailored itinerary; we run continuous competitors check for the best price/value trips for our customers; we only work with approved and comfortable hotels/accommodation with scrumptious breakfasts - for our guests we request the best and quietest rooms; we have an excellent customer satisfaction rate at 96,7% as of 2019; and we have mandatory official Travel agency insurance.
Where are the meeting points - exact address, place at the airport... How can I get there??
Our trips typically start immediately at the Keflavík international airport either by meeting with our assistant who will be waiting for you in the Arrival Hall with your name written clearly on a sign (we check the flight schedule to be there on time) or you will take the transfer (taxi or bus) directly in front of the airport. In case of renting a motorhome you will be picked up directly at the airport by an assistant who will transport you to the pickup station (less than 5 minutes away). And in the case of a car rental you can either walk the 5 minutes to pick up your rental car or you can take the airport shuttle which passes every 15 minutes. All of these necessary details will be included in your personalized itinerary. We ensure that you can not get lost.
Where and when does the trip end?
Our trips typically finish at the Keflavík international airport. If the end of the trip is at another place, we will add the available options to get you to Keflavík airport on time for your flight. We ensure that the itinerary is prepared keeping in mind your return flight.
How should I find the hotels/accommodation (tours departure) during my trip?
Each place in the itinerary is well described. We know that in Iceland it is sometimes difficult to find the exact place by the address only, therefore we use other indicators in the itineraries as well. (GPS coordinates, parking lots, crossings, distances etc.)
What is expected from me at the hotel/accommodation reception desk?
At the reception desks you are obliged to provide your ID card (or passport) together with a voucher from our travel agency. That's all. No additional payments are required. (full accommodation costs are covered incl. city taxes, VAT)
What will I see/enjoy in Iceland?
You have everything written in your detailed itinerary with options what to do and see in certain areas.
What shall I do if I have any issue or if I need assistance?
You can contact an ISLANDICA travel agency by the direct assistance line (email or phone).
TRIPS IN ICELAND
Important note: These packages are operated by ISLANDICA s.r.o. To confirm the reservation the payment of the deposit of 15% is required. The remaining payment must be made 45 days before the start of the trip. When confirming the reservation, the client will receive the travel contract. By contracting any service through www.viajesislandia.com, the customer accepts our terms of service and cancellation. We recommend to clients who take out travel insurance and cancellation insurance in their country of origin. CIRCUIT ICELAND 7 DAYS. Travel code Code: ISL05S-ID691