5-Day Adventure: West Iceland Ice Cave and Northern Lights

5-Day Adventure: West Iceland Ice Cave and Northern Lights
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$1330.59
Duration: 5 days
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Description

Take this 5 Day South Coast and West Iceland Adventure with an experienced guide. Your guide will take you to all of the major highlights of the south and west coast of the island including the popular Golden Circle, stunning Snaefellsnes area, fascinating waterfalls, Fjadrargljufur Canyon and the magnificent Glacier Lagoon as well as a visit to a natural ice cave. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included, as well as a 4 night accommodation. If the conditions are right you might also be able to spot the dancing Northern Lights!

Day 1: West Iceland
Drive along the scenic west coast of Iceland, exploring all of the major sights that you can find in and around the Snaefellsnes peninsula. During this first day you will be exploring Deildartunguhver hot spring, the mot powerful hot spring in all Europe, the historic site of Reykjavik, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and the basalt columns of Gerduberg before reaching your accommodation for the night.  In the evening we will hunt for the northern lights* 

Day 2: Snaefellsnes peninsula
After breakfast, you will drive along the coastline of Snæfellsnes peninsula. During this second day you will be exploring the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, the Vatnshellir cave which is as close as you will get to Jules Verne story "A Journey to the Center of Earth" and Hellnar before continuing to the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach where you will go on a short hike. The last stop will be at the famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers. On our way back to our accommodation in Reykjavik we will try to spot some northern lights.

Day 3: The Golden Circle
This day is full of adventures. Here you will visit all 3 attractions of the popular Golden Circle route which includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss (Golden) Waterfall. Explore all the wonders of these 3 world famous attractions before heading towards Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfall. The last stop of this magical day will be Reynisfjara, the unique black sand beach. Don’t miss the basalt column cave before you leave the beach. We spend the night in a country hotel just out of the small coastal town of Vík where we will have the possibility of catching the northern lights.

Day 4: Ice caving and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
The main object today is a glacier adventure, which includes a natural ice cave* in Vatnajökull and the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Explore the heavenly blue colors of the cave and the floating ice bergs of the lagoon which come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. After this day’s glacier adventure, we head to the hotel in Skaftafell area where we will spend the night. 

Day 5: Glacier Walk and South Shore
On this last day we will visit the breathtaking Vatnajokull glacier for a glacier hike. We will also have the opportunity to visit some of the sites from day three again on our way back to Reykjavik. There will also be a visit to the Fjadrargljufur Canyon, and possibilities for some additional stops as well– all in accordance with the weather. We will be in Reykjavík between 8 and 11 PM, depending on weather and conditions.

*Please note that the order of the itinerary can change depending on conditions in the areas. 

Take this 5 Day South Coast and West Iceland Adventure with an experienced guide. Your guide will take you to all of the major highlights of the south and west coast of the island including the popular Golden Circle, stunning Snaefellsnes area, fascinating waterfalls, Fjadrargljufur Canyon and the magnificent Glacier Lagoon as well as a visit to a natural ice cave. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included, as well as a 4 night accommodation. If the conditions are right you might also be able to spot the dancing Northern Lights!