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Iceland Fire & Ice Experience

From £1248 pp

Iceland, Reykjavik

5 Days/4 Nights

min 2- max 6

Iceland Fire & Ice Experience

From £1248 pp

What You'll Do

Discover the land of fire & ice on an unforgettable journey that crosses glaciers, snakes through lava tubes, spans volcanic beaches and ducks under the Northern Lights, as your guides lead you off the beaten track and into the true, untouched wilderness.

Arrive into Keflavik Airport, and embark on the adventure around southern Iceland. You’ll be taken to your chosen accommodation in Reykjavik, the buzzing capital of the country. After settling in meet your guide down town for an introduction to Icelandic cuisine as you stroll around the capital visiting some amazing local eateries and getting an insight into this city that is bursting with character.

In the evening you will be setting off for a cruise to search for the Northern Lights around the Faxaflói bay, far from the lights of the city.

Drink in the inky dark wilderness and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the otherworldly Aurora Borealis flashing across the sky.

Spend your second day exploring the famous Golden Circle, visiting mighty geysers, including the world-renowned ‘Geysir’, and the jaw-dropping Gulfoss waterfall. A rush of water cascading into a mighty gorge, this is a serious sight to remember on your south Iceland adventure.

You’ll walk in the footsteps of the Vikings at Þingvellir National Park, and visit the lesser-known Secret Lagoon, a beautiful place where you can soak in geothermally warmed waters, surrounded by dramatic scenery.

On your third day you’ll explore Raufarhólshellir, a magnificent lava tube that offers a totally unique experience as you walk inside this amazing natural tunnel caused by an eruption thousands of years ago.

Your final day will be you will take a trip to the south coast and , you will explore some of the most dramatic waterfalls in the country including the famous Skógafoss, you’ll climb into a super jeep to take an exhilarating ride to reach the glacier where your local guide will take you inside an ice cave !

All in all, by the time you are heading back to Keflavik, you can be certain that you’ve seen the highlights of southern Iceland in a unique way, discovered a number of hidden gems, and have got to know the local side to this addictive island on a totally immersive activity holiday in Iceland.

Experience
Highlights

Discover Iceland's natural phenomena of thundering waterfalls & scorching geysers

Marvel at the Northern Lights on board a boat

Experience Iceland's Golden Circle, go inside an ice cave and trek through a lava tunnel

Soak in natural geothermal pools and enjoy typical Iceland cuisine

Your Local Host:

Rannveig

I constantly consider myself lucky to be Icelandic and live in this incredible destination that Iceland is. Our culture, the Northern Lights, erupting volcanoes and incredible nature provide some of the best holiday experiences you can get. I have spent the last 15 years truly exploring my own country and it continues to amaze me every single day. The weather may be a challenge - we never know what what conditions will be thrown our way - but you can rest assured that every minute is an adventure! Respect for nature is important to all Icelanders and all the partners we work with care for people and for the environment. We are a family business committed to offering our customers the best, true, authentic experiences and nowhere else will you get a more personal service than with us.

Experience Itinerary

Food Walk and Northern Lights Cruise

Upon arrival you will transfer from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavík. There you will have plenty of time to settle in and explore your surroundings.

Then you will meet your local guide for a relaxed walk around Reykjavik, see the local landmarks and learn  about the Icelandic people, culture and of course the food! Learn about the fascinating stories, ambitious restaurants and age-old traditions which contributed to the cuisine of this island from a local food lover who is passionate about sharing Iceland’s incredible cuisines with fun, hungry and curious travellers!

In the tastiest sightseeing tour in Iceland, you will explore down town Reykjavik through delicious local cuisines that you may not find on your own, you will stroll around the city and visit 6 wonderful local restaurants with your fun & knowledgeable guide by your side.

You will have the chance to try the best local cuisines of Iceland in each season, like the delicious Icelandic lamb that every Icelander grew up loving, home made Icelandic ice cream from a secret family recipe, an amazing local seafood cuisine, Icelandic cheese, a hot dog from the famous Icelandic hot dog stand and much more!

The tour will last around 3 hours and includes plenty of food to keep you going!!

Then in the evening you will embark on your Northern Lights Cruise,  you will be taken out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. The open-top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing this dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings.

Your expert guide will be on hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies, wrapped up in a warm overall. On board you will find several outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon with toilet facilities and a café where you can buy light refreshments.

Please note that we do not guarantee seeing the Northern Lights, they are a natural phenomenon completely out of our control. We promise you we will try our best though, with experienced guides and good weather forecasts. In case the tour tonight gets cancelled OR you go out and don’t successfully see the Northern Lights, we will be delighted to welcome you again on your next evening for free.

Accommodation (3* Option – See Day 2 for 4* Option)

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Hotel: Storm Hotel Room type: Double or Twin Board basis: Bed and breakfast Duration: 4 nights 

Storm Hotel is a 93 room hotel in Reykjavik city centre, offering stylish and comfortable accommodation. The hotel is located between Reykjavik’s main business district and Laugavegur shopping street. Storm Hotel offers a Nordic-inspired designed combined with functionality, quality and style. Every guestroom has a sleek bathroom and an ultra- comfortable luxury bed as well as free Wireless internet connection.

The Double Rooms at Storm Hotel are tastefully decorated in Scandinavian style with emphasis on soothing colors and nature inspired textures and photographs. Like the hotel itself the rooms combine the Nordic inspired characteristics of functionality, quality and style. The room can be set as double or twin. Each room has :

Complimentary WiFi ,satellite TV, coffee- and tea set, hairdryer, en suite bathroom with shower and toiletries

The Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

In the morning you will be collected for your full day exploring the iconic Golden Circle and your relaxing soak in a genuine Icelandic hot spring!

On our first stop we retrace the footsteps of ancient Vikings by visiting the Þingvellir National Park.

From there we move on to see the world famous Geysir – where the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes.

Our next stop is the dramatic Gullfoss Waterfall, a breathtaking sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels, pounding into a deep narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.

The last stop on our tour, and the most relaxing, is the Secret Lagoon. Whatever the weather it’s the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying Icelandic nature at its very best. Indeed, the geothermal hot water is a hidden treat that Icelanders have been enjoying for generations!

Accommodation (4* Option)

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Miðgarður by Center Hotels is positioned at one end of the city’s main shopping street. The ever lively Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar celebrates local produce and has live music on Thursdays. For a real treat check out the hotel spa and take a dip under an Icelandic sky in the thermal-water hot tub.

Miðgarður rooms deliver modern amenities with clean, contemporary design. Every room comes packed with those little indulgences we love in a hotel room from the minibar to the flat screen TV and free wifi. Each room has a double bed or twins and an ensuite bathroom with shower.

The Lava Tunnel

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year round. A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago.

Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.

Accommodation

3* or 4* option (4* option pictured below)

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South Coast & Superjeep Ice Cave Experience

First stop will be the most southerly town of Vik where you will meet with your ice cave guide and embark on your Super jeep adventure along the back roads towards the area of the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier, where  several ice caves are located. Your expert guide will see your equipment is properly fitted and give you a safety briefing before leading you towards one of the caves.

The ice caves are also known as the Crystal Caves as the light shining through the blue ice makes them look like stunning crystals. There are ice caves whose form and location changes from year to year as the glacier advances in the winter and melts in the summer.

In the summer the meltwater from the glacier carves channels in the glacier ice and down into the interior of the glacier where it forms rushing rivers of freezing cold water. These form tunnels through the glacier and in the winter when the glacier stops melting and the rivers stop flowing the river tunnels are left behind as brilliantly blue crystalline ice caves. The chance to walk inside one of these glass-like tunnels is awe inspiring! Look up to see tons of crystal blue ice over head !

The next destination is the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most famous attractions, to get a different perspective you can take a walk from behind and look through the wall of water.

Last but not least, we will visit Skógafoss waterfall. Up close, you will be able to feel the water-spray on your face and you can also climb up the hill (all 527 steps) to see the majestic 60 meter high waterfall from above and witness the water plummet down on its way towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Accommodation

3* or 4* option (3* option pictured below)

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Departure

Your time in Iceland is coming to a close and we are sure that you have had a wonderful time. You will transfer from your hotel to the airport for departure, taking home amazing memories, and planning your next trip to Iceland.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Map Of Your Adventure

  • 4 nights at either 3* or 4* hotel on a B&B basis (See below for hotel details)
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Golden Circle tour
  • Secret Lagoon entrance
  • The Lava Tunnel
  • Reykjavík Food Walk (no pickup)
  • South Coast tour
  • Ice cave discovery (including equipment)
  • All excursions and transfers include a hotel pick up / drop off with the exception of the Reykjavík Food Walk and Northern Lights cruise where you will have to walk to the meeting point.

FAQs

Please note that we do not guarantee seeing the Northern Lights, they are a natural phenomenon completely out of our control. We promise you we will try our best though, with experienced guides and good weather forecasts. In case the tour gets cancelled OR you go out and don’t successfully see the Northern Lights, we will be delighted to welcome you again on your next evening for free.

The Northern Lights Cruise leaves at 21:00 and takes approx 2 hours (depending on success of seeing the lights).
Golden Circle & Secret lagoon is at 8 (pickup starts 30 minutes before) and is about 9 hours.
The Lava Tunnel is at 09:00 (pickup 30 minutes before) and is 3 hours.
Reykjavik Food Walk (meet on location) is about 3 hours.
South Coast and Ice cave starts at 09:00 (pickup 30 min prior) and is approx 11 hours.

- The Cruise is by a standard large boat
- Golden circle is via mini coach (max 19 pax)
- Lava Tunnel - the transfer is by a large coach
- Reykjavik Food walk is on foot
- South Coast & Glacier hike is by mini bus and super jeep
*Please note transfer vehicles could change closer to the time