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Winter holidays in Iceland

Volcanic lava fields, thundering waterfalls, glacial lagoons and turbulent geysers, not to mention the breathtaking spectacle of the Aurora Borealis; Iceland is a country filled with dramatic landscapes and natural wonders. And our Iceland winter holidays offer you the chance to experience it all. From the brilliant blue ice walls of Svinafellsjokull to the black volcanic sands of Reynisfjara, you'll soon become enchanted with this magical and ethereal country, a land where trolls and elves remain very much ingrained in the culture.

SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ON OUR ICELAND WINTER HOLIDAYS

Dramatic and eruptive yet fleeting and enigmatic, the best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is from late August to mid-April. From September to March, it is dark after 6pm so you stand a greater chance. If witnessing this natural phenomenon is on your bucket list, our Iceland Northern Lights Tour offers you the best opportunity to do so. However, it's important to remember that it's not a guarantee; sightings rely on minimal light pollution, solar activity and clear skies. But Iceland winter holidays are about enjoying the whole experience, regardless of what happens in the night sky.

And in this country, how could you not? Iceland winter holidays have so much more to offer, not least the 'Golden Circle' of the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall, the spouting Geysir hot springs and UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park, wherein lies the valley created by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates being gradually pulled apart.

The 'Land of Fire and Ice' is also home to some of the world's most active volcanoes. Eykafjallaokull, which last erupted in 2010, and its neighbour, Myrdalsjokull, cut imposing figures on the landscape of southern Iceland, while the stunning Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon will take your breath away. Watch the icebergs that break off from the glacier float across the lagoon's blue-green waters towards the sea. Some are washed ashore and glisten like diamonds on the black sand.

Of course, viewing the Northern Lights will likely be at the top of your wish list. On our Iceland winter holidays, your local guide will ensure you're well-placed to do so, monitoring the conditions and reports to see when and where excursions may be successful.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO ON ICELAND WINTER HOLIDAYS?

Iceland winter holidays aren't just about awe-inspiring sights. The culture and hospitality of the people is just as entrancing.

Part of the essential Icelandic experience is to enjoy a rejuvenating soak in one of the many geothermal pools and hot springs. Bathing in the mineral water is firmly entrenched in Icelandic culture and locals regularly frequent the pools to catch up with friends or unwind after a long day. There's nothing quite like the feeling of sitting in the warm mineral water with the cold air (and maybe even snowflakes) on your face and shoulders, and a visit to a pool is a must-do on Iceland winter holidays.

Reykjavik, Iceland's charming capital city, has a thriving foodie scene, and while you may not feel like sampling the traditional delicacy of fermented shark, there are plenty of culinary delights to be enjoyed. To the east of the capital are the Frioheimar greenhouses, which harness the geothermal power of the land to grow exquisite tomatoes. Their famous soup is not to be missed.

Ready to book your next adventure?

Our Iceland winter holidays take you away for four nights, although you have the option of extending your stay should you wish to explore more of Reykjavik or spend a day relaxing at one of Iceland's many therapeutic thermal pools and spas. As for getting there, you can either let us take care of the travel arrangements or you can make your own if you wish.

Whatever you decide, we are here to help you create your perfect trip. Contact Us today to start planning your magical Icelandic adventure.


ICELAND

ICELAND NORTHERN LIGHTS

Roaring waterfalls, icebergs littered on black volcanic sand and mighty volcanoes dotting the horizon. With a local guide on hand keen to show you 'their' Iceland, and alert to the prevailing conditions and the likelihood of a light show, you will be well placed both literally and metaphorically, to see all this beautiful country has to offer on our Iceland winter holidays.

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Iceland Northern Lights
Iceland

Iceland Northern Lights

Roaring waterfalls, icebergs littered on black volcanic sand and mighty volcanoes dotting the horizon. With a local guide on hand keen to show you 'their' Iceland, and alert to the prevailing conditions and the likelihood of a light show you will be well placed both literally and metaphorically, to see all that Iceland has to offer.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday typeWinter snow holiday
  • Duration4 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1249per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)