Between September and April, enhance your experience of hunting for Iceland’s famous Northern Lights by seeing as much as you can of the landscape, soaking up the culture and getting under the skin of this surprising country. Do as the Icelanders do, wrap up warm, eat good food and go with the nature!
Perfect if you’re planning a get-away for something a bit different while still including the must-see and South Iceland. Hot water and cold air, crampons and head torches, jeeps with big tyres, all-weather adventures. A great get away for friends and small groups, or families with older children.
- Combine sightseeing with outdoor activities
- Superb Christmas and New Year teenage family adventures
- Professional activity guides
- Hiking, snowshoe, hot river bathing, glacier adventures
- Geothermal swimming and relaxing
- Choice of accommodation and transportation
- All areas of Iceland
- Ask us a question about an adventure you’d like to have
Travelling to Iceland in the winter need not limit your scope for adventure and enjoyment. From October onwards, as winter begins to arrive, the temperature drops and the days get shorter. Sometimes crisp with blue skies, at other times very windy, wet or snowy, the conditions change all the time, which is why you can expect ‘every weather in a day’ in Iceland. From early February onwards, the days lengthen and temperatures begin to rise. Throughout these months the opportunity to get the most from an adventure in the winter landscape is really all about having the correct equipment and transport and to travel with experienced guides.
In a typical winter holiday, we’ll suggest combining time in the and South Coast areas with hiking, geothermal bathing and cooking, lava tubing and a glacier experience. Exploring Reykjavik is always a good balance to experiencing the countryside and can be just for a day, or more. Accommodation is flexible: family rooms and apartments, farmhouse or hotels with hot tubs are all available. Overall, it’s our aim to ensure that your holiday is an authentic and Icelandic experience and that you’ll return home with great memories and a sense of having adventured and discovered the real Iceland.
- Winter adventure departures from October to April
- Midwinter with more snow adventures from December to March
- Winter sports departures from January to April
- Prices vary, we will ask you about your budget
- Our standard Northern Lights holiday prices are from £795
- We are members of the Travel Trust Association
- Our flight inclusive holidays are ATOL protected
- Early bookings really are worthwhile for lower costs and more choice
- Make an enquiry, we’re look forward to hearing from you
Iceland in December! We swam in hot rivers, rolled in the snow in our swimsuits, climbed through a lava tunnel and over lava fields, cooked salmon and eggs and tomato soup in hot springs way off the beaten track. We watched the geyser at Geysir explode and soak everyone standing on the wrong side, we walked around a vast volcano crater as the sun went down and saw waterfalls that make you stop and stare in amazement, we took a super-jeep into the mountains where there was not a soul in sight. And all in only 4 days with 4 hours sunlight per day. We had private local guides who were fascinating as they recounted tales of ghosts and elves, political revolutions, the island’s significance during the wars, its economic troubles and the surprising benefits of the 2010 ash cloud. And – yes – we saw the northern lights! Thank you, Julia, for our trip to this incredible country – superbly organised with no detail left unattended. We will definitely go back.
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