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South Iceland Winter Explorer, Super Jeep Adventure

5 days
4 nights

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Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 1,990.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,300.00 (single occupancy)

 *Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults.

Dates:

Feb 02, 2018 - Feb 06, 2018 
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 20, 2018 
Mar 02, 2018 - Mar 06, 2018 
Mar 09, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018 
Mar 23, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018 
Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018 

Included:

2 nights in Reykjavik, including breakfast (except arrival day).
2 nights at Hrífunes or similar with 3 course dinner and breakfast.
3 gourmet lunch boxes (on day 2, 3 and 4).
Guided Super Truck tour on day 2 - 4.
Glacier hike including all necessary equipment.
Lava tube caving including all necessary equipment.
A taste of shark and brennivin.
Entrance to the Secret lagoon at Fludir.

Not Included:

Breakfast on arrival day.
International airfare.
Personal travel insurance (highly recommended).
Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels.
Swimsuit and towel at the Secret Lagoon (rentals available).
Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary.
Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 14:00 (2:00pm).
Guaranteed late check-out.
Any service not specifically listed under "included".

Highlights & Experience:

Travel in a small group.
Go off the beaten track in an Icelandic Super Jeep.
Stay in cosy accommodation with homemade dinners.
Free Wi-Fi in vehicle and accommodation.
Explore remote and quiet places where you can be very close to nature.
Experience excellent guiding with an educational focus.

Itinerary:

Travel through Iceland’s stunning winter landscapes aboard a 4x4 off-road vehicle. Discover the secrets of South Iceland en route to the iconic Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and get off the beaten track to explore Thorsmork Nature Reserve. What makes this tour unique is the small group size, making it possible to enjoy exciting adventures along the way, such as glacier hiking, lava cave exploring and bathing in a secret lagoon. This tour is guided by an experienced driver-guide who will share with you his extensive knowledge and love for his country.

Day 1  : Arrival in Iceland

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).
Optional (at extra cost):
Arrival via Blue Lagoon
Bathing fee at the Blue Lagoon

Day 2  : Reykjavik – South Coast – Eyjafjallajokull Area

4x4 Adventure - Caving - Black Sand Coast - Waterfalls

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your driver-guide, who will brief you on the day’s excursion. Today you will be an explorer as well as a traveller! It's important to know that your guide will adjust the itinerary to snow- and and weather conditions, to make sure that each day is an adventure.

Once you leave the city limits, it won’t take long to reach remote areas. Hopefully we can start the day with an easy caving expedition into an ancient lava tube. After emerging from underground, we will drive through an area of local farms to gain more understanding of how people live their daily life in Iceland’s countryside.  

Upon reaching the area of Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that caused air traffic chaos in 2010, it will soon be time for a break to savour a gourmet picnic lunch featuring local specialities.

Next we visit one of the numerous waterfalls of the south coast. We hope to reach a waterfall, accessible only to small groups, where we will spend ample time to enjoy this hidden gem.

Then climb aboard the 4x4 vehicle again, to drive along part of the south coast’s famous black-sand beaches.

Spend the evening at the Hrifunes guesthouse, a cosy home in the countryside, far away from any light pollution and therefore giving you a good chance of glimpsing the elusive Northern Lights.*

Day 3  : Eldhraun - Skaftafell National Park - Glacial Lagoon

Extensive Lava fields– Glacier Hike – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Cosy Cottage

After a hearty Icelandic breakfast, start the day by driving along the mountain road that crosses Eldhraun, a huge lava field from an eruption in the 18th century. Some historians believe this was the cause of the French Revolution (more about that during the tour)!

Pass the huge cliffs at Lomagnupur  and enjoy some of the hidden gems the south coast has to offer, like incredible columns of basalt.

Continue to Skaftafell National Park, don crampons, and with ice pick in hand, hike on Svinafellsjokull glacier itself.  Finally enjoy the famous Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, with its colourful icebergs and lazy seals.

Head to Hrifunes guesthouse for another relaxing evening.

Day 4  : Hekla Volcano – Gullfoss – Geysir – Thingvellir

Views of Volcanoes – Waterfalls – Hot Springs – Bathe in a Secret Lagoon

Once again, board the 4x4 for an adventure in the snow. Remember that the Super Truck can access remote locations in winter and the guide will choose the most exciting option, leaving you in awe of the Icelandic nature and pure air, when traversing the way back along the south coast.

After yet another delicious picnic lunch, the plan is to enjoy a swim in a naturally warm lagoon.

End the day by visiting the three pearls of Iceland’s Golden Circle region: the big waterfall Gullfoss, the spouting hot spring area of Geysir and the national park and UNESCO site Thingvellir, location of Iceland’s first parliament and the meeting point where two tectonic plates are slowly but steadily separating.

Your guide will bid you adieu with a taste of Iceland’s famous schnapps, Brennivin, and a bit of fermented shark meat to go with it.  It may not sound tasty, but wait until you've tried it!

Return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your leisure. 

Overnight at hotel in Reykjavik.

Day 5  : Departure

Transfer to the international airport (not included).

Notes:

*Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomena, and seeing them cannot be guaranteed.

A Super Jeep/Super Truck is originally a standard truck/SUV or van that is modified according to strict regulations in Iceland. It is basically a specially equipped 4x4 vehicle with very large tires (36-46 inch or 95-120 cm tall) ideally designed to face Iceland's demanding terrains and unpredictable weather both in winter and summer.

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.

Maximum group size: 12 participants.

Languages: English and French