Iceland Winter

Travelers: up to 14
10 Days
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Arrival Point
Cairo
Departure Point
Cairo
Trip Length
10 Days
Group Size
up to 14

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Iceland At A Glance

Explore the heartlands of Iceland in this true off-the-beaten path adventure of geysers, volcanos, and geothermal springs.

Listen to tales of the Vikings while gazing at majestic glaciers. Adventure through landscapes that truly look like they could be from another world. Witness the giant Skogafoss and Detifoss waterfalls in all their glory and marvel at sparkling beaches and icy lagoons. From soaking in geothermal springs to hiking volcanos, our loop around Iceland will surely take your breath away.

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The extremity of the weather makes for incredible scenery, but it also means Iceland can be very cold, especially at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. On the rare occasion where your leader must alter the itinerary due to the weather, an alternative will be offered.

All SoFe Travelers are required to prove that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 OR produce a negative test taken at least 72 hours before the start of the Meetup Tour. Proof of travel insurance is required before joining day 1 of any Meetup Tour. International flights are not included.
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Enjoy our hand-picked, premium accommodation combining the best of design, location and comfort.  

Itinerary

Day 1

welcome to REYKJAVIK!
Airport pickup & warm welcome

Welcome to Iceland, the most northern country of Europe. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign and a smile to take you to our first hotel. You will meet the rest of the group for a welcome meeting at 6pm, where your tour leader will explain your adventure in more detail. Afterwards, you can join your leader and the rest of the group for an optional dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Reykjavik Iceland

Day 2

Snaefellsnes

Start your adventure heading West from the capital to Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Often referred to as “Iceland in miniature,” this beautiful peninsula is the ideal place to start your Icelandic journey. On the way, stop to visit two scenic waterfalls: Hraunfossar and Barnafossar.  As we continue, be sure to have your swimsuit ready for Krauma geothermal baths! Krauma’s gorgeous property has a total of six baths – five warm and one cold. The hot water originates from Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). After a good soak, continue onwards to your accommodation for the night and included dinner in the hotel. If we’re lucky, we might see the Northern lights! Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 4 hours

Day 3

Snaefellsnes

Explore the dramatic landscapes that Snaefellsnes Peninsula is known for, from one of the most photographed mountains in the world -Mt Kirkjufell – to volcanos, lava fields, basalt cliffs, and tranquil fishing villages. Start with a visit to Snaefellsjokull glacier, an icecap that covers a dormant volcano. Travel onwards to Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the unique coastal cliffs will reveal rich birdlife. Finally we’ll see Djupalonssandur, a basaltic pebble beach framed by strange lava formations. Our last stop today is the charming village of Grundarfjordur, a quanit colorful fishing village with views of the Peninsula. Finish the day with a delicious homecooked dinner at a local guesthouse which also functions as a working Icelandic horse farm! Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 3 hours.

Day 4

Reykjavik

Today we’ll return to Reykjavik where your leader will take you on a guided walking tour of the city. After that, we’ll enjoy an afternoon at the Sky Lagoon to relax in geothermal baths that have an almost infinity-pool-like edge and a sweeping view over the ocean. This isn’t just any thermal bath. Here you’ll connect with Icelandic traditions by participating in an immersive 7 – step ritual that will leave you rejuvenated, transformed and connected to the elements. The 7 steps go something like this: Slow down and relax in the lagoon, cool down with the cold plunge, relax with a view in the sauna, refresh in a cold-fog mist, cleanse yourself with a unique sea salt scrub,  take a trip to the steam room, and finally – shower and relax back in the lagoon. After this healing experience, the evening is free to explore Reykjvik on your own. Meals: breakfast. Drive time: approx. 3 hours.

Day 5

Hella

Continue our road trip with a stop in Thingvellir National Park – the site where Iceland’s first Parliament the Althing was established. Then we are off to the Strokkuer Geyser to watch water erupt from the ground up to 60 feet in the sky. And of course we can’t forget the powerful and stunningly beautiful Gulfoss Waterfall. After a morning full of adventure we will visit Fridheimar Tomato Greenhouse, a family run Greenhouse specializing in growing tomatoes all year round, with a gorgeous restaurant on site. Enjoy a delicious country-style, tomato-based lunch inside one of the greenhouses itself. Tonight, our hotel is perfectly located for an Aurora spotting, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for clear skies! Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Drive time: approx. 3 hours.

Day 6

SKAFTAFELL NP

Today we’ll hop along the south coast through lava fields, stopping for views along the way. First up is the picturesque Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk right behind the falling water. Then we’ll get to see a black beach made of volcanic sand. From there onwards to Vik to enjoy lunch in what feels like a remote Viking village. We’ll then stop at Skaftafell National Park, an oasis for otherworldly landscapes, before continuing to your accommodation for the night. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: approx. 4.5 hours

Day 7

reykjavik

And back to Reykjavik we go! The day starts with a short drive to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – take a short walk around the lagoon and see the sparkling Dimond Beach famed for the huge, glistening iceberg fragments that drift ashore. Stop in Vik for an optional lunch, and break up the long drive to Reykjavik with stops along the way at Sólheimajökull Glacier and Skogafoss.  Lastly, no trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon! Finish your adventure by immersing yourself in the steamy, mineral-rich waters that are known to  have healing effects on your skin and overall wellbeing. Then join your tour leader for farewell dinner upon return to Reykjavik and reflect on your journey of a lifetime. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Drive time: 6 hours.

Day 8

farewell iceland - for now!

Farewell for now. Share a taxi to the airport feeling relaxed and fulfilled, and – if you’re like us – start planning for your next trip! Meals: breakfast

Hand-picked Accommodation

Our accommodation is carefully chosen to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. All of our accommodation is 4 and 5 star with many beautiful views in prime locations.

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

We love it here for the sleek design, high ceilings, and views for days. Find wildlife and even a waterfall right outside, maybe even out of your window!

Hotel Rjukandi

A humble, ecologically conscious, and family run gem, Hotel Rjukandi feels like home away from home with its comfortable and cozy vibe. By visiting Hotel Rjukandi, you will not only get to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, but also get to experience the friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality.

Landhotel, Hella

Enjoy fantastic views of the highlands, lowlands and midlands from every room in this modern and stylish hotel. The Scandinavian architecture and interior is inspired from the surroundings so everywhere in the hotel you are reminded of the diverse Icelandic nature.

Details

Arrival: Fly into Iceland’s main international airport, Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport (KEF) anytime on our our tour start date.

  • An airport pick up is included when you arrive any time on Day 1.  It is possible you will wait for a few of your fellow travelers before your transfer to our first hotel. 
  • We recommend flying in before 4pm on Day 1 in order to have plenty of time to refresh before our welcome meeting at 6pm.
  • If you arrive a day or two before the tour begins, airport transfer is not included. Please contact us to arrange your early airport pickup or an extra night in our hotel.

Departure: Fly out of Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport (KEF) anytime on tour end date.

  • A departure transfer is not included. Ask your guide to help you arrange your taxi to the airport or wherever your journey takes you next!
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot earlier than 60 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
  • No refunds on deposits.
  • Most countries can enter Iceland for up to 90 days without a visa. Please check the requirements for your country.

    The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.

    All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

    Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.

    Our tours are comfortable and very inclusive with premium accommodation. This means you can pack a little lighter. In fact, you will be carrying your own bags to the lobby or at the airport, and you will need to be able to manage. 

    What our travelers say

    Best tour guide I've ever had

    “We had a great group and we all got along. It’s nice having women from different backgrounds and different countries learning about their culture too. Margaret was the best tour guide I have ever had on a trip. She was a sponge of information. It seems like she knew someone every where we went!” Sarah C. | Iceland Summer

    real friendships were formed!

    “There were so many highlights from our amazing and knowledgeable local guide to all of the carefully planned itinerary details. My favorite activity was visiting the glacier cave and exploring the glacier lagoon and diamond beach. I loved that none of us knew each other before the trip and feel like real friendships were formed during and after. Our guide Margret was kind, knowledgeable, safe, and a complete badass!” Stephanie S. | Iceland Summer

    loved the guide, people, and activities

    It was nice to meet different women from around the world at different stages in their lives. Nice to relate & learn from one another. I loved glacier lagoon, diamond beach, black sand beach, & pebble beach!!” Samantha A. | Iceland Summer

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