Huskies, Glaciers and Northern Lights: A Southern Iceland Discovery

5-Day Example Trip
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$4,920pp
A succinct and exclusive five-day trip to Iceland's renowned natural wonders, complete with Northern Lights gazing and husky sled riding

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This action-packed five day trip showcases the highlights of volcanic southern Iceland. A short and concise private tour, it brims with extraordinary natural experiences and unforgettable memories.

 

We’ll take you snowmobiling across Iceland’s second biggest glacier, on husky-sled rides through the masterpiece of nature – Thingvellir National Park – and to watch the spellbinding colours of Aurora Borealis dance across the sky. Soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, explore the inside of a volcano and witness the mighty wonders of Geysir and Gullfoss, all in under a week and staying in Reykjavik for complete effortless comfort.

 

  • Private Northern Lights tour
  • Blue Lagoon, volcano and glacier excursions
  • Private tour options in Reykjavik
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

Trip Itinerary

 
Days 1-5: Reykjavik
Meet and greet at Reykjavik airport

As your international flight touches down, our representative will greet you in the arrivals hall.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Reykjavik airport to the Blue Lagoon

 
Visit the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Temperatures in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F) and the waters, rich in minerals like silica, are reputed to help some people suffering from various skin ailments. The lagoon is man-made and fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi, where superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water pass through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.


Tour inside Thrihnukagigur volcano

After a moderate 45 minute hike, don the appropriate gear and descend 120m (400 feet) inside the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano. The various coloration of the rock inside the magma chamber and its vast size - the ground space is equivalent to almost three full-sized basketball courts and the height is such that the full sized Statue of Liberty would easily fit inside - give it a beautifully surreal quality.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik

Accommodation in Reykjavik
Four days exploring Reykjavik

Set among snow-topped mountains and volcanic surrounds, Reykjavik is the energetic gateway city to a land of rugged adventures. As the planet's most northerly capital, Reykjavik greets you with a crisp, clean Icelandic breeze before charming you with its blend of small village feel and big city passion.

Looking out across the sea to glacier views, this little city is split in half by the brilliant waters of Tjornin Lake and brims with highbrow museums, first-class geothermal pools and stylish restaurants.


Private south coast tour of Solheima glacier and black lava beach

Today you'll be taken to Solheima glacier to walk on the ice field and discover ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses. Then explore an extraordinary black lava beach with icebergs scattered along the strand on this private-led tour.


Reynisfjara and Skogarfjara black sand beaches

You will travel to two of Iceland's most beautiful beaches, Reynisfjara and Skogarfjara. Situated on the south coast, Reynisfjara features a huge cliff of regular basalt columns and spectacularly shaped sea stacks dot its shallows. There's also a large vaulted cavern called Halsanefeshellirand waiting to be explored just a little bit further down the beach, and the shore is home to a large colony of puffins which nest high in the cliffs.


Private Northern Lights Tour

This evening your guide will take you on a private tour to witness the magical Aurora Borealis: the Northern Lights. Depending on the cloud above Iceland, you may have the chance to see hues of greens, blues and violets dance across the night sky.


Glacial tour of Geysir, Gullfoss and snowmobiling

Today you will head out on an exciting glacial expedition. Take in Iceland's stunning natural wonders as you visit Geysir hot spring and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Then delve deeper into the awesome landscape on an exhilarating snowmobiling tour. Lunch is also included in this tour.


Snowmobiling on Langjokull

After gearing up and a safety briefing, head out on to Iceland’s second biggest glacier. The views from the flanks of Langjokull are quite staggering. You will see the steep Eiriksjokull glacier, the highest mountain in west Iceland, the dome shaped Hofsjokull glacier in middle of the highlands along with the Kerlingafjoll Mountain range.


Lowlands husky sled ride

Enjoy a memorable husky sled ride across the lowlands near to Thingvellir National Park. Witness the unique geology found in this area as the dogs rush across the spectacular Icelandic scenery on this unforgettable tour. The exact mode of transport will depend on the weather. If snow cover is sufficient, the tour will be run on sleds. In case of no snow the tour will use trolleys with wheels.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Reykjavik Airport

 
 
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