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Winter Panoramas of Iceland Discover the highlights of Icelands South Coast in their magical winter glow and live like a local enjoying comfortable farmhouse and guesthouse accommodation. From waterfalls of ice to snow covered lava formations; from floating icebergs to warm hot springs... this invigorating trip comes with 4x4 vehicle hire so that you can discover everything Iceland has to offer at your own pace. And of course it is the ideal season to observe the  Northern Lights and their breathtaking dancing light displays... 

Points forts
  • Discover, at your own pace, highlights such as frozen waterfalls, snow covered lava formations, floating icebergs and hot springs...
  • Meet local Icelanders and try local food in traditional farmhouse accommodation
  • Enjoy the freedom of your own 4x4 vehicle, our smooth logistics and a flexible intinerary, carefully designed to showcase Icelands southern highlights in their winter glory

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En résumé
Région
Islande
Durée
8 jours
Groupe
2 à 8 personnes
Code
EISLD21VA

Programme

  • Jour 1
  • Jour 2
  • Jour 3
  • Jour 4
  • Jour 5
  • Jour 6
  • Jour 7
  • Jour 8
  • Jour 1

    Keflavík / Reykjavik

    Your flight arrives in Keflavik, here you can collect your vehicle for the week and drive to Reykjavik. Today you can enjoy a dip in the warm waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
    Keflavík / Reykjavik
  • Jour 2

    Þingvellir / Gullfoss / Geysir

    Today we recommend exploring Icelands famous Golden Circle including the beautiful Þingvellir UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mid-Atlantic fault and meeting place of the world’s oldest Parliament. The exciting geothermal area of Geysir with the extraordinary Strokkur Geyser is not to be missed. Gullfoss waterfall (‘Golden Waterfall’), the gigantic two-tiered waterfall is found nearby and is perhaps even more magical in the winter when its cascades are frozen! Tonight we have arranged accommodation for you in the iconic Southern Icelandic town Hella.
    Þingvellir / Gullfoss / Geysir
  • Jour 3

    Hella / Skaftafell

    Today you have time to explore Vatnajökull National Park and its amazing blue tinted glaciers. There are lots of stunning marked hiking trails here, perhaps you want to stroll to Skaftafellsjökull glacier or venture to Morsárdalur valley and Bæjarstaðarskógur woods.
    Hella / Skaftafell
  • Jour 4

    Skaftafell / Jökulsarlon / Skaftafell

    Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is a truly magical place where glittering lumps of floating ice drift from Breidarmerkurjökull towards the sea. Nearby you can find black sand beaches scattered with mini icebergs and you can take a boat trip here through the ice filled waters.
    Skaftafell / Jökulsarlon / Skaftafell
  • Jour 5

    Skaftafell / Vík

    Today you head to Vik and the iconic black sand beaches of Reynisfjara - rated in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world! With dramatic North Atlantic Ocean waves, black sands, impressive basalt columns, a huge cave, interesting folklore history plus the chance of puffin sightings this is a destination not to be missed. (This area is so impressive that it has featured in many films and TV shows including Star Wars Rogue One, Star Trek Into Darkness and Game of Thrones)
    Skaftafell / Vík
  • Jour 6

    Vík / Reykjavik

    Tonight it's back to Reykjavik for a free walking tour of the city but on the way why not visit the iconic Skógar and Skógafoss waterfall, this waterfall is particularly impressive when it is frozen and there is a folk museum here with old peat-roofed houses.
    Vík / Reykjavik
  • Jour 7

    Reykjavik

    Today is reserved for exploring Icelands capital city Reykjavik - why not join a walking tour of the capital city? There are lots of things to do here, visit a museum, explore the cities iconic landmarks and eat at a local restaurant. Today is a also chance to visit the famous Blue Lagoon if you did not have a chance on day 1.
    Reykjavik
  • Jour 8

    Farewell Iceland

    Return of vehicle in Keflavik and flight home
    Farewell Iceland

Périodes & budget

Cette expérience propose des dates et tarifs personnalisés. Vous pouvez vous y aventurer durant les mois suivants :
  • Janvier
  • Février
  • Mars
  • Octobre
  • Novembre
  • Décembre
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Infos pratiques

  • Détails du voyage
  • équipement
  • Formalité et santé
  • Pays et climat
  • Encadrement

    Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of knowledge our professional Icelandic team know the country inside out. We are here to ensure you have the best possible trip so ask us anything, we love sharing our local knowledge!

    Alimentation

    Breakfast is provided in guesthouse accommodation/
    If you are camping we will provide you with camping equipment to cook your own meals and you will be responsible for your food. The tap water in Iceland is of very high quality and it is delicious.
    If you are staying in the farmhouse you will be fully catered for. For lunch each day you can choose to have a picnic lunch or sometimes to eat in at the farmhouse restaurant.
    We have lots of recommendations of where to eat and where to do groceries regardless of your budget. Iceland has options for everyone from traditional restaurants with adventurous local cuisine to cheap burgers and gourmet fish options.
    Alcohol is very expensive in Iceland and you can only buy beer which is stronger than 2.25% alcohol in state run liquor stores. If you want to enjoy an evening drink after your days adventures, we recommend buying Duty Free alcohol in the airport.

    Hébergement

    Your first and last nights will be spent in a guesthouse close to Reykjavik city centre. It has shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, hot showers and heating. Please bring a sleeping bag.

    Farmhouse

    Farming is a big part of Icelandic traditional culture; staying in a farmhouse is a great way to meet locals and discover more about traditional Icelandic culture. Farmhouse stays normally come with full board and a shared kitchen/communal area, bathrooms are normally shared between 2-3 rooms and en suite options are sometimes available.

    Déplacement et portage

    Care Hire

    Iceland has a fabulous network of scenic roads which connect its most popular destinations, most capes and the inhabited countryside across the island. Some of the 'roads' are however more like 'tracks' and fjord crossings are not uncommon; from November to March we recommend that you hire a 4x4 vehicle regardless of your chosen route.
    In general you can expect to find petrol stations, shops and accommodation options around every 70miles. Fuel is not included in the car rental rates but prices in Iceland are fair.
    You will need a valid driver's license, issued for at least 12 months before the rental date.
    Minimum age: 20 or 23 for a 4x4 vehicle.
    Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) Insurance: Icelandic law demands that veicle rental is coupled with third party insurance. In the event of an accident you are responsible for all the damage. It is strongly advised to take out additional on site insurance to reduce costs in the event of an accident. CDW insurance is included in our prices. For more information and options please see the terms & conditions page for this trip and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Budget et change

    The currency in Iceland is Icelandic Krona (ISK). Please budget for:
    • Evening meals in Reykjavik (2500-5600ISK)
    • Drinks & personal expenses
    • Fuel & additional insurance options/car accessories

    Pourboire

    Although the custom is not widespread here, if you are satisfied with the services of your local team, tipping is always appreciated - it is not obligatory and should be left to the discretion of each individual.
  • Equipements

    Please bring a sleeping bag
    We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and it does not dry fast. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.
    Our advice for keeping warm:
    Winter in Iceland can be very cold, please think carefully about what clothes you bring, although we will provide warm outer layers, the layers you wear next to your skin make the biggest difference.
    We recommend: No cottonBring dry spares of everything, even underwear and gloves
    Wear multiple layers including:
    1. warm breathable base layer
    2. second thermal layer
    3. Wind and waterproof protective out layer
    You may also consider packing
    • Your camera
    • Binoculars
    • A notepad and pencil
    • A thermos flask
    • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing
    • A comfortable evening outfit
    • Walking poles
    • Inflatable pillow
    • Insect repellant

    Baggages

    Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a rucksack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical to transport. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

    Pharmacie

    Your companion has a first-aid kit during the tour. However, we recommend that you bring your medications:
    • Personal medication
    • Anti pain medication Paracetamol
    • Diarrhoea drugs
    • Intestinal dressing
    • Sun screen with strong protection for the lips and the skin
    • Eye drops for the eyes
    • Moisturizing cream for the treatment of superficial burns (blisters and sunburns)
    • An adhesive elastic band
    • a box of adhesive plasters and disinfectant compresses
    • Double skin for blisters
  • Passeport

    Most travellers require a passport that is valid for at least three months after the return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and please be aware that proof of onwards travel may be required. You can check your requierements by clicking the following link provided by the Icelandic government: www.utl.is/index.php/en/

    Visa

    EU citizen do not need a visa as Iceland is part of the Schengen cooperation.
    Travellers of other nationalities please check the following link of the Icleandic government to check: www.utl.is/index.php/en/visas

    Vaccins

    There are no specific health risks
  • Météo

    Contrary to the name 'Ice-land' the weather in Iceland is relatively mild considering its location. This trip runs from October to March, the weather is unpredictable but average temperatures in Reykjavik during this time vary from -3°C (27°F) to+7°C (45°F). The highlands tend to average around −10 °C (14 °F) during the winter months. The Northern Lights can be seen from September to April if the conditions are right.

    Electricité

    Iceland uses Northern European electrical standards (50Hz/220 volts)  and the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs.

    Temps

    Iceland uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) like the United Kingdom but does not observe daylight-saving time in the summer

    Topographie

    Area: 39,768.5 m²
    Population: 334,252 inhabitants (2016)
    Capital: Reykjavik
    Languages: Icelandic
    Regime: Parliamentary Republic
    Iceland is 20 million years old and is a volcanic island with around one eruption every 5 years. 11% of the island is covered with ice, 1% of the land is cultivated, 20% is grassland, 2% is lake, 40% is sand and the rest is desert.

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