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Northen Lights, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

9 Days

Prices Start from

£5,500 ex. flights

Just below the Arctic circle, a holiday to Iceland offers an exciting mix of nature, culture and fun. Volcanoes and glaciers have combined to create a landscape that is dramatic and raw and the Icelanders know exactly how best to explore it, be it by super-jeep or ice crampon. Spend time walking across vast tundra, snowmobiling across glaciers, bathing in hot springs or dining in smart city restaurants.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Reykjavik, Iceland 1

Stylish Reykjavik

Explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital home to eccentric and fun people, interesting cuisine and colourful festivals.

Skogafoss Waterfall, Golden Circle, Iceland 2

Dramatic Geography

Waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, sea stacks, lava fields, scoria deserts, hot springs…the list just goes on and on.

Langjokull Glacier, Iceland 3

Venture into the Wilderness

Travel by super jeep, crampons and snowmobile across the glaciers of the Golden Circle.

Icelandic fox, Iceland 4

Private Guiding

Private guides and luxury vehicles ensure informed and experienced excursions. Your guide will know the best viewpoint away from the crowds.

Why we like it

We have access to some of the best private guides in the business who will take you on an adventure that you will never forget. Iceland offers diverse landscapes and exceptional experiences from camping on glaciers to heliskiing across volcanic plains.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Days 1
    Reykjavik
  • Day 2-3
    Reykjavik
  • Day 4
    Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes - Reykjavik
  • Day 5
    Reykjavik - Selfoss
  • Days 6-8
    Selfoss
  • Day 9
    Selfoss - Reykjavik
Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral, Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik
Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Iceland
Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik

Reykjavik - The Capital City

Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is home to candy coloured buildings, best explored on foot. Expect to experience eccentric and fun people and exciting nightlife.  We recommend a few days to explore this charming city, brimming with restaurants from those with award-winning, imaginative menus to the more casual and local. Shopping in Reykjavik is particularly rewarding as is an afternoon spent exploring the city’s interesting array of museums and galleries.

People watch from the pavement cafes and use it as a base to explore the Golden Circle.  A favourite experience is the geothermal waters of Blue Lagoon. These healing waters originate 2,000 metres below the earth’s surface where sea and freshwater combine at extreme temperatures. On its way to the surface, the water collects silica and minerals before emerging at a soothing 38 degrees making for a perfect and relaxing bathe.

 

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Haukadalur Geothermal Area, Golden Circle, Iceland
Haukadalur Geothermal Area

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

From Reykjavik venture into the wilderness, in the comfort of a private vehicle with the expert knowledge of an experienced guide. Snaefellsjokull glacier is the location Jules Verne picked as the beginning of his book, Journey to the Center of the Earth. Snaefellsnes peninsula is a bird’s paradise, with sandy beaches on one side and the mountains on the other and Snaefellsjokull glacier towering over.

Icelandic Horses, Mountain Stapafell, Snaefellsnes, Iceland
Icelandic horses in Snaefellsnes

The Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic Horse is certainly a unique horse breed – bred exclusively and naturally, isolated in the far North Atlantic. Bred in a country where the air is pure and landscape magnificent, raised in a wild herd in wide-open spaces, learning to be courageous, respectful and independent.

Langjokull Glacier, Iceland
Iceland

Snowmobile and Ice Walk in Southern Iceland

South of Iceland is a rugged, almost lunar landscape known as the Golden Circle. It combines most of what Iceland has to offer, beautiful landscape, powerful geysers and the most magnificent waterfall. Visit the glacial rivers at Thorsmork Valley and the lava fields of Hekla Volcano. For the adventurous don a pair of crampons and hike the Solheimajokull Glacier for one of Iceland’s most dramatic views, trek to the beautiful Skogarfoss Falls or try your hand at snowmobiling the Langjokull Glacier.

Choose a horse or super jeep to also explore the Golden Circle with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park and the energetic geyser at Strokkur.

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We were very happy with our two guides -- BorgThor and Magnus. We would absolutely look forward to working with them again and will recommend them to others heading to Iceland.

Iceland

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Alda Hotel Reykjavik £££££

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Alda Hotel can be found on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, in the peaceful heart of Reykjavik. With a stylish bar, comfortable rooms and welcoming staff, the Alda is a perfect choice for this charming city. Steppes Travel was lucky enough to stay here during a trip to Reykjavik, the location, the staff and even the breakfasts were wonderful, we loved it.  

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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From £5,500 Per person

When to travel

Iceland in January

Although a good time to travel to Iceland in search for the Northern Lights, January can experience cold temperatures, particularly at night when you can expect to experience an average of -3.C. It should be noted that some attractions may be closed during winter.

Iceland in February

Both January and February will experience heavy snowfall however February will see less rainfall and more hours of daily sunlight. It should be noted that driving around the country can be difficult in these conditions, but many tours will still run throughout the month.

Iceland in March

Temperatures will begin to warm up throughout Iceland and there will be an average of 10 hours of daylight. March can be an interesting time to explore Iceland for photographers with early sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountains.

Iceland in April

Spring begins in April and the country will experience very little rainfall. Temperatures throughout Iceland will range from 0.C to 6.C and as the snow melts, reveals lush, green landscapes throughout the country. The best time to go whale watching is from April through to October.

Iceland in May

Springtime is an ideal time to visit Iceland. With more hours of daylight, marginally warmer temperatures than during winter and fewer crowds than during the summer months, you can experience all of Iceland’s outdoor activities and famous landscapes.

Iceland in June

During the summer months, all of Iceland’s attractions are open as well as both June and July being the best months to see humpback whales in the North of the country. Temperatures can reach as high as 15.C but will fall during the evening.

Iceland in July

During the peak months of summer, Iceland will experience between 14 and 24 hours of daylight, a perfect time to experience all of Iceland’s outdoor activities including hiking and mountain biking.

Iceland in August

Average temperatures during August will be 14°C, with almost 22 hours of daylight. August can also be an ideal month for whale watching but it should be noted that from June through to August, it is Iceland’s peak months and so may be busier than during the winter.

Iceland in September

September is the end of Iceland’s peak season so with fewer tourists but still with approximately 10 hours of daylight, it can be a great time to visit the country. There is a possibility of snowfall or rainfall and even though less likely than during the winter months, at the end of September, the Northern Lights have been seen.

Iceland in October

Iceland will start to experience colder temperatures and fewer daylight hours as the country experiences the first signs of winter. Outside of the peak season, Iceland will have fewer visitors and temperatures averaging 3.C.

Iceland in November

From November to February, Iceland will experience very cold winters with temperatures sometimes as low as -5.C however with the wind chill, can often feel much colder. It can be a beautiful time to travel the country that has been covered in snow, but it should be noted that driving can become difficult with occasional road closures, due to the extreme weather.

Iceland in December

During the winter months, you can expect to experience between 3 and 10 hours of daylight making it ideal conditions to see the Northern Lights. They are unpredictable and so can never be guaranteed but for the best chances, visit during December and January when there are fewer daylight hours.

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