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Experience the geological wonders of Iceland, including waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes
Get away from the bright lights of Reykjavik and search for the elusive Northern Lights
Relax at tranquil Hotel Ranga in the stark wilderness of Southern Iceland
Hike across a glacier for a truly memorable experience
Enjoy gourmet dining in Reykjavik, Europe's northernmost capital city
This itinerary is ideal for the winter months, when the chances of spotting the Northern Lights are at their highest. The weather will be cold but the whole country will most likely be covered in snow, making for some truly fantastic scenery.
Winter in Iceland offers the opportunity to witness one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders - the Northern Lights. This phenomenon draws visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive dancing lights among the island's other-worldly landscapes.
Begin your winter adventure in Reykjavik, Iceland’s colourful capital city. Although small in size, Reykjavik has a vibrant atmosphere and is the cultural heartland of Iceland, boasting a number of museums and art galleries.
After exploring this charming city, escape to the wild Icelandic countryside and with your private guide explore the famed Golden Circle, a route around some of the country’s most iconic natural wonders. You’ll start at Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once home of the Icelandic national parliament and is now one of Iceland’s most visited landmarks thanks to its unique geology. Continue on to Gullfoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, surrounded by snow during the winter months. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a sunny day, look out for the rainbow which can be spotted shining above the falls. Your final stop in the Golden Circle is Geysir, home of the original geysers which still shoot water up to 40 metres (130 feet) into the air at regular intervals. After exploring this unique geothermal area, return to Reykjavik to unwind before your next adventure.
For the second part of your stay, leave behind the city lights and head south to Hotel Ranga, located in a remote area around an hour and a half from Reykjavik. On the way, your private guide will take you to some of the south coast’s most impressive landmarks and areas of natural beauty. Visit the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you’ll have the chance to walk behind the falls, before continuing to the coast and Iceland’s black sand beaches, complete with fascinating rock formations such as Dyrhólaey. You’ll also stop at Skógafoss waterfall, at 60 metres (197 feet) one of the largest and most impressive in Iceland, before finishing at one of Iceland’s beautiful glaciers, where you’ll have the chance to observe the ice up close.
Return to Hotel Ranga for your first night, and a potential chance to spot the dancing colours of the Northern Lights. The location of Hotel Ranga makes it ideal for viewing the Northern Lights – in fact it is known as one of the best places in the world for the study of this phenomenon. The staff at the hotel can tell you everything you need to know about the Aurora Borealis, and, if requested, will even wake you up if there is a particularly spectacular display.
The next day, your expert guide will take you to one of the nearby glaciers for the truly unique experience of hiking across the ice. You’ll be equipped with crampons for your guided hike on the ice field, where you’ll learn about the fascinating history of the glacier. Explore hidden crevasses and climb over ridges as you admire the incredible scenery and breathtaking surrounding views.
One of the world's most unique spas, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is an outdoor, geo-thermally heated spa providing an amazing experience that cannot be missed when visiting Iceland.
If adventure is high on your holiday checklist, hiking on one of Iceland's monumental glaciers is a must. An immense wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await discovery!
On this amazing guided jeep safari you will see the South Shore’s most treasured natural sights, including impressive waterfalls, epic landscapes, as well as its black lava sand beaches and dunes.
Iceland's ruggedly beautiful and tectonically active landscape offers some amazing natural attractions, known as the "Golden Circle". These include the Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
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