Itinerary Highlights
    • From the wild west coast to the Golden Circle, immerse yourself in Iceland’s winter-wonderland landscapes
    • Experience adventures at every turn, with trips to frozen falls, ice caves and thermal springs
    • Round off your getaway in the vibrant capital for some city fun coupled with some well-earned R&R in the indulgent Sky Lagoon

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The enchanting Nordic North thrives in the thick of winter, and Iceland is no different. Its dramatic volcanic landscapes are made even more spectacular with a coating of icy-white snow, its cosy capital thrums with a thriving arts scene and the whole island is drenched in the magical polar light of winter. Your adventure begins between the Wild West and South Coast, where you’ll have five days to run where the wild things are. We’re talking hikes along beautiful waterfall trails, dips in rich thermal waters nestled along the ocean’s edge, strolls along volcanic black sand beaches and a crampon walk on an otherworldly glacier. Continue on to the Golden Circle to spend a day travelling the loop of three of Iceland’s most iconic sights:
Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and the Gullfoss waterfall. Round off your getaway with two days of cultural immersion in the trendy capital. Enjoy a local beer while listening to live music, browse handmade ceramics in cool concept stores and enjoy an indulgent seven-step ritual in the beautiful Sky Lagoon geothermal spa.


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Touchdown in Iceland

Your eight-day escape to the winter-wonderland landscapes of Iceland begins today with a three-and-a-half hour flight to Keflavik. Head to the airport, whizz through security and enjoy some down time in the airport lounge with nibbles and refreshments as you await departure. On arrival, collect your spacious 4x4 rental vehicle and head straight into the Icelandic wilderness. Your first destination is Akranes, a tiny port town nestled on the west coast, an hour’s drive away. Check-in for two nights here in a beautiful property surrounded by mountains, black sand beaches and a majestic fjord. The rest of today is yours to spend settling into your new environment. We recommend simply kicking back, relaxing and enjoying the facilities at your hotel so you’re well-rested for tomorrow’s adventures.


Bathe in Thermal Springs

Rise and shine, it’s your first full day in Iceland and there’s not a moment to waste. Today is all about discovering the wild natural heritage of the surrounding Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a sliver of Iceland dominated by the towering Snæfellsnesjökull glacier-volcano. Icelanders have long believed this ancient wonder to be one of the world’s chakras, an area home to an intense concentration of the Earth’s energy. First up: a visit to the Hvammsvík Hot Springs, a natural hot spring featuring eight pools oscillating between 36 and 42°C, and a traditional sauna, all nestled directly along the ocean’s edge. The icing on the cake? You can have a drink served to you while you’re floating around and enjoying the surreal feeling of being at the edge of the world. The rest of today is yours to spend further discovering the scenic delights of the peninsula at your own pace. To the east of the village of Borgarnes stretch sweeping plains home to the waterfalls of Barnafoss and Hraunfossar; on the Grabrok side, you can visit a 550ft-tall crater overlooking a dramatic lava field; and on a beautifully clear day, you can summit the Langjökull and Snæfellsjökull glaciers, or visit the nearby Hredavatn Lake.


Journey to the South Coast

Swap the wild west coast of Iceland for the picturesque southern shores as you travel three hours to Skógar, a tiny village surrounded by beautiful moss-green countryside. Break up the journey along the way with a stop at Vik, a beautiful sea-fronted village overlooked by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the Katla volcano. On arrival in Skógar, settle in for three nights in a cosy farmhouse-hotel perched at the foot of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and spend the rest of today discovering your new Icelandic hideaway. Nestled between glaciers and the ocean, this region displays a symphony of natural wonders, including the cliffs of the ancient underwater volcano of Dyrholaey and some of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls, like Kvernufoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. If you still have some fuel left in the tank after a busy day on the road, we recommend enjoying a gentle hike up the side of the Skógafoss waterfall along a path revealing small secondary falls and, in the background, glaciers and black sand beaches.

DAYS 4 & 5

Visit a Glacial Cave

Spend two further days based in the enchanting village of Skógar. During your time here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the otherworldly Katla glacial cave, which, located on the dormant slopes of the volcano of the same name, is only accessible by ‘super jeep’. Once you’re suited and booted with crampons and other necessary equipment, you’ll be led by a seasoned guide through the ice corridor of Myrdalsjökull, which displays a majestic show of bright blue and white patterns. Round off this adventure with a stroll along the peaceful black sand beaches of the south coast. The rest of your time in Skógar is yours to spend discovering the region at your own pace. Our team can also arrange for you to embark on a private journey to the breathtaking, multicoloured massifs of Landmannalaugar.


Discover the Golden Circle

Your journey across Iceland continues today as you head to the charming capital of Reykjavik via the Golden Circle, a 190-mile route of the nation’s three most popular natural attractions. There’s the sweeping Thingvellir National Park, which houses the oldest parliament building in the world (the Althing, founded in the year 930 AD), as well as Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. The Strokkur geyser, the nation’s most visited geyser, is another major attraction here. Prepare yourself for the dramatic fountain of water that bounds 65ft into the sky every five to eight minutes. The last of the big three attractions here is the Gullfoss waterfall, the nation’s most famous and beautiful waterfall. Continue on to Reykjavik and to your next hotel: a stylish Nordic-style apartment in the heart of the capital, where you’ll be hanging up your hat for the next two nights. After a busy day of sightseeing, take this evening to relax, rejuvenate and recharge your batteries, ready for your final full day in Iceland tomorrow.


Relax and Rejuvenate in the Sky Lagoon

Spend your final full day in Iceland soaking in the cultural delights of colourful Reykjavik, a compact, walkable city that charms visitors instantly with its trendy, laid-back atmosphere. The local population have cultivated a vibrant arts scene, which sees the city through its long winter days and nights. Live music venues, independent cinemas, concept stores, ceramic workshops and classic Scandi cafes, bars and restaurants reveal themselves at every turn. Wellness is another integral part of Icelandic culture, which you’ll get to experience for yourself as you settle in for a seven-step ritual in the breathtaking Sky Lagoon, a geothermal spa perched at the tip of the Kópavogur Peninsula. Get ready for a few hours of total full-body rejuvenation, with steam baths, scrubs, saunas and ice plunges. The rest of your time in Reykjavik is yours to play with. Besides simply getting lost in the network of charming overlapping neighbourhoods, popular things to do in the capital include climbing to the top of Hallgrimskirkja church, which towers over the city centre; cycle or scooter through the cluster of colourful wooden houses that line the streets of the old town and lively downtown district; visit the Arbaejarsafn Open Air Museum, a beautifully-curated space that shows what the Icelandic capital looked like at the beginning of the 20th century; feast on a lunch of cooked shark fin and fermented mashed potatoes flavoured with caraway seeds; and stroll around the Marshall House, a former herring factory opened in 1948 that has been skilfully converted into an exhibition space for artist collectives.


Journey Home

Sadly the time has come to bid the vast and varied landscapes of Iceland a warm farewell and embark on the journey home. After one last morning of cafe-hopping in the capital you’ll be collected by a private driver and whisked one hour back to the airport. After whizzing back through security, enjoy some downtime in the airport lounge before boarding your three-hour flight back to the UK.

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The massifs of Landmannalaugar are renowned for their dreamlike colours which vary from black and blue to ochre and pale yellow. Forged over thousands of years of intense volcanic activity, this sliver of the Icelandic highlands is easily one of the most beautiful in the country. Head out in a ‘super jeep’ in the company of a seasoned guide into the heart of the highlands, bounding through bright-white snowy settings to reach Landmannalaugar. Round off your adventure with a dip in the thermal waters of a delightful hot spring.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The cost for this trip starts from £2,250 to £3,300 per person.

The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote.

The average starting price for this trip is £2,900 per person.

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