trapped in iceland
Adventure tour Around Iceland in the Winter Season! See the location of the TV serie Trapped, Northern Lights, Husky Dogs, Glaciers, hot bathing springs, lovely hotels and a true Taste of Iceland.
and so much more!
Upon request for private groups of all sizes
Travelling around Iceland in off season has its advantages and of course challenges! The good point is that you will have most of the natural wonders to yourself and the chances are excellent for spotting the Northern Lights dancing across the sky. Weather of course can lead to changes in the itinerary but past experience has shown that circling Iceland in winter in well equipped buses and with expert drivers is absolutely possible and actually a thrilling experience!
We have chosen beautiful hotels for this tour - to make your journey through the snow and under the Northern Lights as romantic and luxurious as possible. Think of touring during the day and relaxing in the hot tub and sauna in the evening. Imagine travelling through the glittering snow and relaxing in the geothermal natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon.
Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights
Area: Around Iceland
Accommodation: 8 nights in double rooms with private facilities.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner. Lunch can be purchased during the day.
Guide language: Upon group´s wishes.
Price 2017/2018: Depending on group size
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Day by day itinerary - suggestion
Day 1: Welcome to Iceland
Individual transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik.
Overnight at Hotel in Reykjavik
Day 2: Reykjavík – Borgarnes – Skagafjörður – Akureyri
Pick up at your accommodation in the early morning by our guide and drive along the ring road through the beautiful Borgarfjörður area and Skagafjörður county to Akureyri, the main town in North Iceland. During the drive we will stop for optional lunch at a local farm as well as go on a leisure walk, depending on the weather.
Accommodation: Akureyri or Siglufjörður for 2 nights
Day 3: Adventure day in North Iceland
Today we enjoy a local adventures in North Iceland. We drive to the charming Siglufjörður village and see the location of the TV serie; Trapped, go beer tasting at a local brewery (with an optional beer bath!) and pet farm animals at a local farm with tasting of Icelandic delicatessen. Rest of the day will enjoy the charming town of Akureyri.
Day 4: Akureyri – Goðafoss waterfall – Husky dog visit – Mývatn Nature bath
In the morning we leave Akureyri, the capital of the North and continue our journey. We drive to Lake Mývatn with a stop at the breathtaking Goðafoss waterfall. We spend some time around Lake Mývatn to visit the Pseudocraters of Skútustaðir and Dimmuborgir, the bizarre lavaformations and home to the Icelandic Yule Lads On our way to the Mývatn Nature Baths we stop at the snow dogs unchained kennel at the farm Heiði were Siberian Husky sled dogs are bred and trained. All of their dogs are very friendly and love to run - they also enjoy a good belly-rub.We end this day by relaxing in the Mývatn Nature baths.
Accommodation: By Lake Mývatn
Day 5 : Lake Mývatn – Möðrudalur – Seyðisfjörður – Egilsstaðir
At the remote farm Möðrudalur we are invited to a „Taste of Iceland“ before continuing to Seyðisfjörður, a picturesque town with graceful historic buildings in the Norwegian style and setting to the TV crime story „Trapped“(depending on road conditions). At Egilsstaðir village we stay at the exquisite Lake Hotel with views over Lagarfljót Lake and Lake SPA.
Accommodation: At hotel in Egilsstaðir area
Day 6: Egilsstaðir – East Fjords – Höfn – Glacier Lagoon (and Ice Cave)
From Egilsstaðir we set off to discover the remote East fjords and Höfn, the biggest fishing town of South East Iceland and famous for its delicious langoustines. At Jökulsárlón huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. It is pure natural art and a spectacular sight. Optional visit to a stunning Ice Cave in the afternoon (Please note: The visit to the ice cave may not be available for all departures.)
Accommodation: Skaftafell area
Day 7: Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell National Park - South Coast – Skógar Heritage Museum
Today´s route will take us along the South coast with its black lava beaches, stunning waterfalls and to the lovely Skógar Heritage museum before we check into our hotel. The hotel is situated beautifully in green meadows far from any light pollution, making it a perfect spot for Northern Lights hunting.
Accommodation: Skógar area
Day 8: ICE SAR - Secret Lagoon - Gullfoss – Geysir – Thingvellir – Reykjavík
Today is going to be a day filled with highlights! We start the day with a visit to an ICE – SAR Team (Mountain Search and Rescue) before enjoying a bath in the natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon. We will visit the Golden Waterfall Gullfoss, the hot spring area of Geysir and Nationalpark Thingvellir right on top of the midatlantic ridge. Arrival in Reykjavík in the early evening and drop off at our accommodation in the capital area.
Day 9 Sunday: Farewell
Individual transfer to Keflavik airport. Please note we can arrange your transfer to and from the International airport, also via the Blue Lagoon if preferred (on arrival or departure day).
Exploring Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.
- Bus and guide for 7 days as per program
- 8 nights accommodation at good hotels incl brkfs buffet
- 7x dinner during tour
- Visit to local brewery for beer tasting
- Visit to local farm plus coffee and cakes
- Iceland food tasting at Möðrudalur farm
- Visit to Husky Dog Kennel at Lake Mývatn
- Entrance fee and towel to Mývatn Nature Baths
- Visit to the Icelandic rescue team
- Entrance fee and towel to the Secret Lagoon