Winter Wellness & Auroras

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik

Season: 1st Sep-10th Apr

Duration: 6+ days

Driving distance: 1000-1200 kms

Highlights: Borgarfjordur - Golden Circle - South Coast - Reykjavik - Reykjanes - Blue Lagoon - Laugarvatn Fontana - Secret Lagoon

Available as a self drive or private guided tour

Away from city lights and light pollution, the Icelandic countryside is an ideal place to view the Northern Lights. Pamper your mind and body, relax and rejuvenate; all while enjoying the beauty of Iceland's winter landscape and the mystical northern lights.

This holiday is ideal for travellers who want to experience the beauty of south and west Iceland at a relaxed pace, stay at luxury hotels in the Icelandic countryside, and indulge in naturally heated geothermal springs with fantastic opportunities to see the northern lights in picturesque locations.

A customised road trip is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.
Below is a 6 day / 5 night sample itinerary to give you a general idea of our Winter Wellness & Auroras trip starting from Keflavik:

Day 1 - Arrival & Borgarfjordur

Arrival at KEF airport where you pick up your rental car. Start your trip by visiting the beautiful Borgarfjordur region: Grabrok crater, Deildartunguhver hot spring, Hraunfossar lava field waterfalls, and the picturesque Husafell area.

Optional add-ons:
Into The Glacier tour (by monster snow truck or snowmobiling)
Lava caving

Day 2 - Golden Circle

Explore the famous Thingvellir national park, the Geysir geothermal area & Strokkur geyser, and the Gullfoss waterfall. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths.
Overnight for two nights in the South.

Optional add-ons:
Snorkelling in Silfra

Day 3 - South Coast

Travel in the region of the infamous volcanoes of Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull & Katla and visit the Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and Dyrholaey arch.

Optional add-ons:
Glacier walk / Ice climbing
Black sand ATV biking

Day 4 - Secret Lagoon & Reykjavik

Take a dip in the Secret Lagoon and visit Hveragerdi geothermal village on your way back to Reykjavik. Spend the afternoon exploring the city center with our personalised recommendations.
Overnight at a spa hotel.

Day 5 - Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon

Enjoy the Kleifarvatn lake, the Krysuvik geothermal area, Reykjanesviti lighthouse and Gunnuhver hot spring before settling for the day at the Blue Lagoon hotel.
Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening indulging in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Optional add-ons:
In-water massage at the Blue Lagoon
ATV tour
Snorkelling in Kleifarvatn

Day 6 - Departure

Take one of our offbeat detours on the way to KEF airport or spend time in Reykjavik with our personalised recommendations before dropping off your rental car in time for departure.

Notes:
The locations specified above are indicative. Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or de-tours; there is enough to do for 10 days
- Cut a day or two from the itinerary to allow for reduced time or budget
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. adventure, geology, hiking, geothermal pools, birds & wildlife, cuisine, history & culture etc.
- If you want to explore more sights off the beaten path then we have a ton of great ideas!

Price for self-drive: 164,000 ISK per person on a twin-sharing basis in winter

Inclusions:
- 5-day 4x4 SUV car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
- Digital map for each day
- 5-night four-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
- Contact person in Iceland

Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

Notes:
For self-drive, since the northern lights are only visible during late summer and winter, we highly recommend a 4X4.
For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

Our detailed itinerary is completely tailored to your specific interests. It will include comprehensive information on the must-see attractions and offbeat sights you will visit, a day-wise outline and directions on Google maps.

We can also include tours and activities of your choice, self-guided walks and hikes, and restaurant recommendations. Typically this requires adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you along with the detailed itinerary. This will include details about driving in Iceland, weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

Self-drive:
The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script. Winter driving experience is strongly recommended.