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  • Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room), Fosshotel Lind or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Flights from London Airports (*Tour is available from other UK Regional Airports serving Iceland)
  • Arrival/departure transfer 
  • Tours as per programme

Not Included:

Above mentioned costs do not include Visa fee, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, gratuity tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.

Day 01: Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik (Keflavik Airport) and transfer to hotel (check-in 14:00hrs), rest of the day is at leisure so you can explore the city. Overnight in Reykjavik (Meals: No Meals)

Day 02: Reykjavik – Langjokull – Víðgelmir

This morning be prepared for a colossal adventure as we leave early from Reykjavík and catch the crisp morning air, and before you know it, we suddenly find yourself standing on top of an Ice Cap and about to begin your descent down below the surface to explore what lies beneath.

And to get there we step aboard a huge specially modified truck which was a NATO missile launcher in a previous life and drive up the glacier to the cave. The Ice Tunnel or Ice Cave is a man-made glacier cave high up in a remote area in the highlands of Iceland. Our guide will explain the formations and movements of glaciers along with how they are constantly changing as they take us on a magical journey deep within the glacier. We get to see the stunning blue glacier ice and wonderful glacier formations. The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit and until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery.

After our ice cave tour, we get back on board the glacier truck and head straight to Iceland’s mightiest lava cave, Víðgelmir. Around 5,250 feet, Víðgelmir is one of the largest lava caves in the world. Our guide will explain the features of the cave, including its colours, lava and ice formations, and stalactites and stalagmites. Our journey back to to Reykjavík, takes us on a scenic route, just perfect after our adventure-packed day. Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3:  Reykjavik

Day is left at leisure so you can explore and enjoy Reykjavik’s delights, or you can book another tour, perhaps one in search of whales!  trip out into the bay to look for the whales. Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: Reykjavik – Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

And again today, is adventure-packed day adding a bit extra thrill and ticking off some of Iceland’s “must see list”. The tour offers a fun, scenic and comfortably challenging snowmobiling ride. It is a great way to explore and embrace the wilderness and get in touch with the glacier. The tour starts with a drive through the Hellisheiði mountain pass bringing you through moss covered lava fields and past geothermal springs down to farmland along the beautiful southern coastline. The first stop on the way starts with a snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, close to the volcano Katla caldera. The scenery there can be quite intense, with Eyjafjallajökull glacier watching over us from the west and the breath-taking view over the South coast of Iceland.

Once you arrive at Solheimajökull the team will bring us to their base, where you will get all the necessary gear needed for snowmobiling on the glacier. After a short briefing, we ride up to the mountain with the glacier truck to the locations of the snowmobiles and the base of Mýrdalsjökull. You will have plenty of opportunity to photograph and film scenery and the beautiful landscape.

Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65-meter tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective and rain jackets are in order here, so make sure to wear one. Our coach journey back to Reykjavik will take us around and hour and a half.

to From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik. . Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5: Departure

Transfer to airport for onward journey.

 

Important Note:

This is a suggested itinerary and daily details might change depending the on the best time to catch the Aurora Borealis. Depending on your flight arrival time, we will book your Northern Lights on your first nights. If that’s not possible then we will book it for your second night. Any changes will be advised to you locally.

Reykjavik, Fosshotel Lind • 3 Star – Fosshotel Lind is a centrally located right in the heart of Reykjavik and just a short stroll away from the city’s main shopping street, museums, shops and restaurants.

Simplicity is what characterizes this hotel, with modest décor in natural soft tones and comfortable accommodation complimented with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Conveniently situated next to the city bus terminal at Hlemmur the hotel is within easy reach of the business and financial district and is a perfect base for both for business and leisure.

Reykjavik, Centerhotel Klopp • 3 Star – Situated right in the heart of the city and within a stone’s throw of all the lively bars, excellent restaurants, shops and museums Centerhotel Klopp is a perfect choice to explore and enjoy Reykjavik’s attractions.

Reykjavik, City Park Hotel • 3 Star – The City Park Hotel is situated near Laugardalur Park and the Reykjavik Botanical Gardens and the city’s largest swimming pool and whirlpool tub complex. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity and a regular buses service, departing from close by to downtown Reykjavik city centre with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants and vibrant nightlife.

Reykjavik, 22 Hill Hotel • 3 Star – 22 Hill Hotel enjoys a fantastic location just 100 yards away from the attractions of downtown Reykjavik with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Many major landmarks are within walking distance and a walk along the waterfront offers some beautiful views of the glacier and mountains across from the harbour. And for those who wish to explore the island’s interior, Hlemmur Bus Station is only 500 km away.

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    At a Glance

    Glacier Adventures

    5 Days / 4 Nights from £459 Based on London Flight Departures

    Prices are based on 2 sharing and London departures; other regional airports serving Iceland are also available. We can offer this tour with a hotel of choice or with an upgrade to a higher star rating hotel. 

    • Starts: Reykjavik       Ends: Reykjavik         
    • Departs: Any day
    • Hotel Rating:  3 star 
    • Meals: Daily Breakfast
    • Visiting: Reykjavik, Langjokull, Víðgelmir, Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, Solheimajökull, Skógafoss Waterfall & Seljalandsfoss
    • Countries: Iceland

    Highlights

    Hunting for the Aurora Borealis is a regular feature of the “Icelandic Winter”! Created by solar storms originating from the sun, these dancing lights are a mesmerising experience.

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    Contact us

    Call our sales team on 020 3951 0995 or email us on sales@elyseaholidays.com