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Northern Lights Wilderness Cabin Iceland Escape

Break Available: Mid Sept - Early April
4 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,475 (Inc Flights)

Staying in a stunning newly built designer Icelandic cabin which you have privately to yourself in which you will have three opportunities to see the Northern Lights at night.

Enjoy the beauty and drama of the volcanic landscape with a choice of exciting off-roading SuperJeep Tours. Take a SuperJeep high up on top of the Glacier on the volcano that erupted in 2010, or explore the Þórsmörk Glacial Floodplain with some deep river fjording along the way.

For those looking for adventure away from it all it doesn’t get better than this with volcanoes, lava fields, geysers, waterfall, Geothermal lakes and the Northern Lights to entertain you!

In fact many of our clients have watched the Aurora from the back door with a glass of wine in their hand!

Highlights

  • 3 nights in a private wilderness designer cabin in an area famed for Northern Lights, with stunning views of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.
  • One SuperJeep Adventure included; Choice of EITHER Eyjafjallajökull’s Volcano OR Þórsmörk and Waterfalls Tour.
  • One 4WD Golden Circle Highlights tour to see Strokkur Geyser, Gullfoss Waterfall and area around Mount Helka
  • Northern Lights wakeup call
  • 1 private dinner cooked by the guide for you at the cabin
  • 1 night in Central Reykjavik
  • Blue Lagoon Visit
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DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik and self-drive to Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin

DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik and self-drive to Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin

On arrival in Reykjavik mid-afternoon your hire car will be waiting for you to self-drive to your PRIVATE cabin in South Iceland. For those who don’t wish to self-drive it is possible to upgrade to transfers (see optional extras below).

The new Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin is situated in a secluded rural area providing excellent opportunities to view the Northern Lights without any light interference at night.

There are also wonderful views of the famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano during the day.

The luxury cabin is yours exclusively providing the perfect setting for a very special trip.

Tonight your guide will come and cook for you on the bbq or serve you a 3 course meal. We have had wonderful feedback on his meals with the bbq lamb from his family farm being particularly liked. Afterwards he will retire and leave you to enjoy your first evening – hopefully with Northern Lights.

If you wish, the guide will call your mobile during the night to wake you up if the famous Aurora make an appearance.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Transfers instead of Self-Drive to Cabin
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Transfers instead of Self-Drive to Cabin

For those of you who do not wish to self-drive it is possible to upgrade to transfers instead. However please note for those itineraries where the airline schedule allows some time for self exploration of of the South Coast this would not be included as the transfer would be direct.

Price per person: £185/£220 depending on flight time

DAY 2
Golden Circle Highlights 4WD Guided Tour

DAY 2
Golden Circle Highlights 4WD Guided Tour

After breakfast in the cabin your guide will take you on the Golden Circle Highlights 4WD Tour, which is a magnificent introduction for first timers in Iceland.

Experience the famed Strokur Geyser which erupts every 5 minutes; the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall which can totally freeze in the winter, as well as the beautiful area of Pjorsardalur behind Mount Helka. This area is full of waterfalls, including Háifoss, Iceland’s tallest.

The maximum number of people will be 8, (though it is often 4), which is in sharp contrast to the bus companies that offer this trip. The guide will also time it so as to beat the bus trips so you can enjoy the sights in all their beauty and be “at one” with nature.

Tonight you will cook for yourself and hopefully enjoy some Northern Lights. You will pre-choose your meal before you go so that your ingredients and recipe are waiting for you at the cabin.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire
  • Upgrade to 3 course menu at Hotel Ranga
  • Northern Lights on top of the Glacier
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire

Hotel Ranga has an excellent reputation for Northern Lights Sightings due to its location in a rural area with a higher frequency of clear nights.

However we want to give you the very best chance possible so tonight you will be picked up for a 3 hour adventure to hunt out the Northern Lights with one of the local mountain guides.

In a specially adapted 4WD super jeep you will be taken inland off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights. This volcanic area is near Tindfjallajökul Glacier whose cooling effect creates clear skies critical for spotting the Northern Lights. This area also has very few artificial lights to spoil your viewing as many of the farms in the area were abandoned due to a previous volcanic eruption.

The beauty of this tour is that the guide will take you to the best area based on the forecast to see the Northern Lights and so give you the best chance of seeing them.

Stop for a warm up by a bonfire and a hot drink in a cave , or on the black volcanic beaches with a bonfire and a hot drink whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon and some of the folklore and local superstitions!

Price per person: From £115

Aurora Borealis in Iceland
Aurora over black volcanic beaches in Iceland as seen on superjeep Aurora Hunt
Aurora Borealis over black beaches in Vik on SuperJeep tour in Iceland

Upgrade to 3 course menu at Hotel Ranga

For those of you would prefer not to cook there is the option to upgrade to a 3 course set menu at the famed Hotel Ranga. Hotel Ranga’s restaurant has an excellent reputation as one of the top gourmet restaurants in Iceland and many locals come down from Reykjavik just for dinner.

Upgrade Price per person: From £70 

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier

We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights.

The glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them ! Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you.

This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep volcano – an adventure in itself.

Price per person:  From £190

Northern Lights in Iceland
Aurora Borealis in Iceland
Northern lights as seen on super-jeep hunt ontop of the glacier in Iceland

DAY 3
Choice of Guided SuperJeep Adventure Tours

DAY 3
Choice of Guided SuperJeep Adventure Tours

After breakfast adventure out into the unique landscapes of South Iceland – probably the most dramatic Geography field trip you will ever experience!

We work only with local guides who are both passionate about their country and want to share their insights with you, but who are also trained as part of the mountain rescue team. They will have fascinating stories to share about the volcanic eruption that occurred in 2010.

We continually receive fabulous feedback on this day from satisfied clients who enjoy this personalised, relaxed guided day from enthusiastic local guides who are keen you have an extra special experience.

The SuperJeeps take up to 8 people but the norm is for 4 people. Note this is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, and which also cannot access most of the area that we take you to. This is serious off-roading!

Choose between the following adventures:

EITHER Eyjafjallajökull’s Volcano Tour

This tour will take you as close as is possible to the new large crater in Eyjafjallajökull volcano from the 2010 eruption and to places where no hire car can go.

We drive up the slopes of the glacier in a highly equipped SuperJeep and on our way take in the astonishing view over the whole South coast of Iceland with it’s glaciers, and back across the Atlantic including the Westman-Islands.

This tour gives you the perfect glacier experience; an exciting Super Jeep drive in the snow, walk on the glacier and the magnificent view over the south. This is real adventure!

OR Þórsmörk Valley Tour

Your guide will take you up between the three glaciers; Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallojokull and Tindfjallojokull.

In your specially adapted SuperJeep you will have the thrilling drive of fjording glacial rivers and driving across the floodplain to see the lasting effects and landscape changes following Eyjafjallajökull’s 2010 eruption. You will be surrounded by an imposing mountain ridge and see spectacular landscapes.

Stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which you can walk behind and be mesmerised looking back through the falling water. If you wanted to see the “Raw Iceland” this is hard to beat!

Tonight you will cook for yourself and hopefully enjoy a final evening of Northern Lights. You will pre-choose your meal before you go so that your ingredients and recipe are waiting for you at the cabin.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to 3 course meal at Hotel Anna
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Upgrade to 3 course meal at Hotel Anna

For those who would prefer to not cook and go out instead there is the option to upgrade to taking a 3 course meal at Hotel Anna. This local country retreat has a wonderful friendly atmosphere and serves superb home cooked country food. The menu is based on regional traditions and seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farmers and fishermen.

Upgraded Price per person : From £60

DAY 4
Blue Lagoon, Self Drive to Reykjavik

DAY 4
Blue Lagoon, Self Drive to Reykjavik

This morning after breakfast you will self-drive to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most famous sites where the geothermal waters are particularly good for your skin.

Here you can bathe in the warm bright blue waters, put Silica mud on your face or try out the Sauna and Steam rooms which are carved into the lava.

You can easily while away a couple of hours and there is also a choice of restaurants with lovely views of the Lagoon. We would also recommend the in-water massage treatments which are just heavenly!

Afterwards self-drive into central Reykjavik, with time at leisure to enjoy Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Visit The Secret Ice Cave – South Iceland
  • Northern Lights by Boat
  • Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier
  • Glacier Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull – South Iceland
  • Northern Lights Explorer
  • Riding in Icelandic Countryside
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Visit The Secret Ice Cave – South Iceland

Self drive to Vik in south Iceland (@ 1 1/4hr). From there we will pick up you and drive our heavily modified Super Jeep on a very old track that only Super Jeeps can cross. The drive to the ice cave is about 30 minutes long with a gorgeous view out the window.

The ice cave, known as ‘The Secret Ice Cave’, and the glacier itself, present you with black, white, and blue ice that is over 800 years old! Inside the cave there are high walls of ice that have been sculpted by glacial water throughout the centuries. Water drips all around and the air is cold and fresh. Helmets (and Crampons if conditions require) are supplied. The beauty of this cave it is not visited by hundreds of people unlike some of the others which means they don’t have the magical atmosphere of this secret ice cave.

This tour takes about 3 hours with a morning and afternoon departure.

There are plenty of things to see on the way and back to Vik to make this a full day. The Black Beaches and dramatic rock formations of Reynisdrangar with its famous archway. The dramatic and thundering Skogar Waterfall – one of the highest in Iceland at 60M and certainly worth a few photos! The Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre which has a 20 minute film depicting the personal experience of a farmer of the dramatic 2010 eruption. The brand new Lava Centre. They have an interactive exhibition about the volcanoes, eruptions and earthquakes and this already has very good reviews and is a fascinating hour.

Price Per Person: From £155

Secret Ice Cave in South Iceland
Secret Ice Cave in South Iceland
Secret Ice Cave in South Iceland
Secret Ice Cave in South Iceland
Secret Ice Cave in South Iceland
South Iceland Blizzard

Northern Lights by Boat

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Price per person: From £80 

Spiral northern lights seen from the boat out of Reykjavik in Iceland
Northern Lights from boat in Iceland
Northern Lights over snow covered landscape from boat in Iceland

Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier

You will be picked up and taken to the Snowmobile Meeting Point. Here you will transfer to a Super Jeep to go on rough tracks up to the Snowline of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier to take an exhilarating 1 hour’s snowmobile ride with superb views back down to the Atlantic Coast.

While the south is certainly spectacular from “below” nothing beats experiencing it from “above”! Snowmobiling on top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier is an extraordinary experience. This snowmobile tour is the perfect length of time for first-time riders and individuals looking for a scenic, fun ride, exploring and experiencing the wilderness, the glacier and the breathtaking views over South Iceland in good weather.

After a short safety briefing you will be dressed in the warm arctic thermals and helmet that are provided– but please wear very warm socks and hiking boots.  You will snowmobile for about an hour on a shared snowmobile, but don’t worry there will be time to swop so you both get the chance to drive (2 people per Snowmobile).

Price Per Person: From £180

Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajokull Glacier in Iceland
Snowmobiling in Iceland
Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajokull Glacier in Iceland

Glacier Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull – South Iceland

Self drive to join the small group visiting the magnificent frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull and hike on the glacier. Explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.

You will be on the ice 1 ½ – 2 hrs and the pace is leisurely with plenty of stops to talk about the formation of Glaciers and Global warming etc. The Glacier is a 20 min walk from the starting point.

We will provide all the tools you need: crampons and safety lines but you must wear Hiking Boots for the Crampons to fit onto.

Price Per Person: From £85

Glacial hiking in Iceland on the frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull
Hiking on the glacier, Iceland
Glacial hiking group in Iceland

Northern Lights Explorer

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a search for the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies, sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.

Your guide will be steadfast in his Northern Lights search for you, though of course we cannot guarantee that you will see them. This tour is about 3 hours long.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Price Per Person: From £150

Northern Lights in Iceland
Aurora Borealis in Iceland
Northern Lights in Iceland

Riding in Icelandic Countryside

A purebreed descendant of its Viking ancestors from the 9th century, the Icelandic horse is a product of isolation and a thousand years of breeding for good riding qualities, resulting in a gentle, friendly disposition and calm manner that make them a delight for anyone to ride. Whilst small in size they are hardy animals that have an unusual gait called a tolt. As fast as a trot but it is much smoother- indeed there are competitions where people hold full glasses of unspilt beer as they ride the tolt!

You have a choice of a 1hr or 2 hr ride by Irafoss Waterfall, or a 3hr ride which takes you up steep tracks towards the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Here you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the glacier behind you and in front of you the Atlantic Ocean in all its glory.

Finally there is the option to take a 2 hour ride through farmland , followed by a choice of a Jacuzzi or Sauna and a light lunch.

Price Per Person: From £75 to £245 (Dependent on tour taken)

Icelandic horses crossing the river
Horse riding in the snow in Iceland
Iceland Horses

DAY 5
Self-drive to the airport for your flight home

DAY 5
Self-drive to the airport for your flight home

Morning at leisure to enjoy Reykjavik prior to self-driving (@ 1 hr) to the airport for your flight home.

If this is not what you are looking for you might like to consider some of our other breaks in Iceland

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin

Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Icelandic Cabin
Dining area of the Wilderness Cabin, Iceland
Dining area of Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin in Iceland
Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin, Iceland

Eyjafjallajokull Wilderness Cabin

This bright and airy brand new designer cabin built in 2011 is available for your exclusive use and is set alone in the countryside with a clear view to Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, famed for erupting in 2010. The area is known for excellent Northern Lights viewing.

What makes this place unique is the outdoor scenery and the open view in all directions. The house is designed to capture this, with big windows, minimalistic architecture and a lot of daylight. It really is a special place and the isolation and lack of external lighting makes it a great place for Northern Lights viewing. Your hosts are nearby to cook dinner for you.

There are 4 bedrooms, 3 doubles (or 1 double and 2 twins) and 1 single so the cabin can take up to 7 people, though we guarantee it is exclusively for you for bookings from 2 people upwards. There is Wi-Fi and mobile connection, iPod Docking Station, TV with very limited Channels (probably in Icelandic) and DVD Player (DVDS not supplied).

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Saeli Icelandic Cabin

Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cottage in Iceland

Saeli Icelandic Cabin

This small cosy log cabin is well located with wonderful mountain views to the north, and the famed Eyjafjallajökull Volcano that erupted in 2010, and is in a great place to see the Northern Lights.

It is perfect for a family or two couples with a separate living/eating area and two main bedrooms and an attic bedroom which kids will love. There are two separate bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath.

This has been refurbished very recently and is a wonderful place to relax and look out for the Northern Lights, after the excitement of the day adventure SuperJeep tours. A brand new hot tub has just been added outside which comfortably fits 6 people. What a wonderful place to be if the Northern Lights are out!

There is Wi-Fi and mobile signal, TV with very limited channels (probably in Icelandic). The beds are set up as a double in one room, a double with a combined single bunk bed above and then the attic has a mattress on the floor. We would therefore suggest it is perfect for 4 adults and 2 children.

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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum in Reykjavik Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum Standard Double room
Double deluxe room in Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a relatively new hotel in the heart of the city, opened on April 1st 2005. It is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, right in the heart of Reykjavik in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

 

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Optional Extras
Transfers instead of Self-Drive to Cabin

For those of you who do not wish to self-drive it is possible to upgrade to transfers instead. However please note for those itineraries where the airline schedule allows some time for self exploration of of the South Coast this would not be included as the transfer would be direct.

Price per person: £185/£220 depending on flight time

Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire
Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Hotel Ranga has an excellent reputation for Northern Lights Sightings due to its location in a rural area with a higher frequency of clear nights.

However we want to give you the very best chance possible so tonight you will be picked up for a 3 hour adventure to hunt out the Northern Lights with one of the local mountain guides.

In a specially adapted 4WD super jeep you will be taken inland off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights. This volcanic area is near Tindfjallajökul Glacier whose cooling effect creates clear skies critical for spotting the Northern Lights. This area also has very few artificial lights to spoil your viewing as many of the farms in the area were abandoned due to a previous volcanic eruption.

The beauty of this tour is that the guide will take you to the best area based on the forecast to see the Northern Lights and so give you the best chance of seeing them.

Stop for a warm up by a bonfire and a hot drink in a cave , or on the black volcanic beaches with a bonfire and a hot drink whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon and some of the folklore and local superstitions!

Price per person: From £115

Upgrade to 3 course menu at Hotel Ranga

For those of you would prefer not to cook there is the option to upgrade to a 3 course set menu at the famed Hotel Ranga. Hotel Ranga’s restaurant has an excellent reputation as one of the top gourmet restaurants in Iceland and many locals come down from Reykjavik just for dinner.

Upgrade Price per person: From £70 

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier
Northern Lights in Iceland

We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights.

The glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them ! Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you.

This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep volcano – an adventure in itself.

Price per person:  From £190

Upgrade to 3 course meal at Hotel Anna

For those who would prefer to not cook and go out instead there is the option to upgrade to taking a 3 course meal at Hotel Anna. This local country retreat has a wonderful friendly atmosphere and serves superb home cooked country food. The menu is based on regional traditions and seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farmers and fishermen.

Upgraded Price per person : From £60

Visit The Secret Ice Cave – South Iceland
Secret Ice Cave in South Iceland

Self drive to Vik in south Iceland (@ 1 1/4hr). From there we will pick up you and drive our heavily modified Super Jeep on a very old track that only Super Jeeps can cross. The drive to the ice cave is about 30 minutes long with a gorgeous view out the window.

The ice cave, known as ‘The Secret Ice Cave’, and the glacier itself, present you with black, white, and blue ice that is over 800 years old! Inside the cave there are high walls of ice that have been sculpted by glacial water throughout the centuries. Water drips all around and the air is cold and fresh. Helmets (and Crampons if conditions require) are supplied. The beauty of this cave it is not visited by hundreds of people unlike some of the others which means they don’t have the magical atmosphere of this secret ice cave.

This tour takes about 3 hours with a morning and afternoon departure.

There are plenty of things to see on the way and back to Vik to make this a full day. The Black Beaches and dramatic rock formations of Reynisdrangar with its famous archway. The dramatic and thundering Skogar Waterfall – one of the highest in Iceland at 60M and certainly worth a few photos! The Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre which has a 20 minute film depicting the personal experience of a farmer of the dramatic 2010 eruption. The brand new Lava Centre. They have an interactive exhibition about the volcanoes, eruptions and earthquakes and this already has very good reviews and is a fascinating hour.

Price Per Person: From £155

Northern Lights by Boat
Spiral northern lights seen from the boat out of Reykjavik in Iceland

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Price per person: From £80 

Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier
Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajokull Glacier in Iceland

You will be picked up and taken to the Snowmobile Meeting Point. Here you will transfer to a Super Jeep to go on rough tracks up to the Snowline of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier to take an exhilarating 1 hour’s snowmobile ride with superb views back down to the Atlantic Coast.

While the south is certainly spectacular from “below” nothing beats experiencing it from “above”! Snowmobiling on top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier is an extraordinary experience. This snowmobile tour is the perfect length of time for first-time riders and individuals looking for a scenic, fun ride, exploring and experiencing the wilderness, the glacier and the breathtaking views over South Iceland in good weather.

After a short safety briefing you will be dressed in the warm arctic thermals and helmet that are provided– but please wear very warm socks and hiking boots.  You will snowmobile for about an hour on a shared snowmobile, but don’t worry there will be time to swop so you both get the chance to drive (2 people per Snowmobile).

Price Per Person: From £180

Glacier Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull – South Iceland
Glacial hiking in Iceland on the frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull

Self drive to join the small group visiting the magnificent frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull and hike on the glacier. Explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.

You will be on the ice 1 ½ – 2 hrs and the pace is leisurely with plenty of stops to talk about the formation of Glaciers and Global warming etc. The Glacier is a 20 min walk from the starting point.

We will provide all the tools you need: crampons and safety lines but you must wear Hiking Boots for the Crampons to fit onto.

Price Per Person: From £85

Northern Lights Explorer
Northern Lights in Iceland

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a search for the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies, sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.

Your guide will be steadfast in his Northern Lights search for you, though of course we cannot guarantee that you will see them. This tour is about 3 hours long.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Price Per Person: From £150

Riding in Icelandic Countryside
Icelandic horses crossing the river

A purebreed descendant of its Viking ancestors from the 9th century, the Icelandic horse is a product of isolation and a thousand years of breeding for good riding qualities, resulting in a gentle, friendly disposition and calm manner that make them a delight for anyone to ride. Whilst small in size they are hardy animals that have an unusual gait called a tolt. As fast as a trot but it is much smoother- indeed there are competitions where people hold full glasses of unspilt beer as they ride the tolt!

You have a choice of a 1hr or 2 hr ride by Irafoss Waterfall, or a 3hr ride which takes you up steep tracks towards the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Here you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the glacier behind you and in front of you the Atlantic Ocean in all its glory.

Finally there is the option to take a 2 hour ride through farmland , followed by a choice of a Jacuzzi or Sauna and a light lunch.

Price Per Person: From £75 to £245 (Dependent on tour taken)

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Testimonials

“We saw the Northern Lights from the back door of the amazing wilderness cabin. Words cannot describe how wonderful they, and in fact our whole trip from beginning to end was too. It was so well organized. Our guide woke us in the night twice so we didn't miss this magical light show. Awesome service thank you!”

Jacqui

“Thank you for the best holiday that I have ever had. Our driver was the most wonderful man with the ability to deliver historical, geographical and folk lore info in such an interesting fashion. The cabin was super and the meal that was cooked for us was the best that we had in Iceland. I could rave about it forever.”

Doreen

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Price Per Person: From £1,475 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 4 nights Accommodation with breakfast (Eyjafjallajökull Wilderness designer Cabin or Saeli Icelandic Cabin, Hotel Reykjavik Centrum)
  • 1 private dinner cooked by the guide for you at the cabin, 2 self-cooked dinners
  • 1 SuperJeep Tour with Guide
  • 1 4WD Tour with Guide
  • 4WD Car Hire with one named driver

Departure Airport

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Luton
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh (Sun-Thurs only for direct flights)
  • Belfast (Wed-Sun, Thurs-Mon, Sun-Thurs only for direct flights)
  • Bristol (Mon-Fri, Thurs-Mon, Sun-Thurs only for direct flights)
  • Dublin (Mon-Fri only for direct flights)
  • Stansted (Tues-Sat only for direct flights)
  • City (Sun-Thurs only for direct flights)

For international clients we can organise just ground arrangements so they can book their own flights.

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