Embarking on a winter trip in Iceland is an adventure like no other, and there’s no better way to explore the country’s diverse landscape than with a combination of winter activities. You’ll start by heading to Kerlingarfjöll, a mountain range in the center Highlands that offers stunning views of the surrounding wildest region of Iceland and the perfect opportunity to go snowshoeing & experience a superjeep ride.
You’ll journey to the South Coast of Iceland to witness the awe-inspiring natural wonders of its waterfalls, the black sand beach and the iconic glacier lagoons. Finally, you’ll explore the magical ice caves, admiring the frozen formations that can only be found in this winter wonderland before heading back towards Reykjavík. An unforgettable adventure for any winter enthusiast.
FROM SNOWY MOUNTAINS
TO BLUE ICE CAVES
This 8 day trip will lead you through a deeper, more profound experience of the Icelandic winter wonderland. You’ll explore the majestic land of Kerlingarfjöll (the “Giantess Mountain“) that remained unexplored for centuries, and the alpine scenery of this region covered on white powdered snow. You will enjoy the hot natural pools after a long day of snowshoeing in the untamed wilderness.
If the weather allows, we will wander along the kingdom of the elusive Arctic Fox & we will have a full-day adventure towards the glacier’s icy depths, where towering ice walls and sparkling blue formations seem to glow in the dim light.
A land full of hidden treasures part of the local culture and that are awaiting to be explored.
Luminous Shades of Arctic Skies
Embark on an unforgettable winter journey through the captivating landscapes of Iceland, as you become part of an adventurous group consisting of 7 to 12 fellow thrill-seekers. An unparalleled winter escapade in Iceland, where a medley of exhilarating activities will unveil the country’s remarkable and diverse landscapes.
If the conditions are good enough, the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights will add a touch of magic to this journey. Prepare to be captivated as dancing ribbons of vibrant colors paint the night sky, casting an ethereal glow upon the snowy landscapes.
Iceland is an amazing place but very vast and it’s best to let the locals show you the really magical and secret spots. Amarok is the way to go and their skilled guides, Albert and Monica, made our experience memorable and comfortable. You’ll get a sweat going and you’ll be rewarded with draw-dropping views and surprises along the way. I’d wholeheartedly say not to miss the chance!
In February 2020, a group of 7 friends we went on a winter trip to Iceland with this company and it was an absolute success. They showed us from the first day that they were truly local guides. During the trip, they demonstrated knowledge of the terrain & how to deal with any inconvenience that could arise due to inclement weather. In addition, the route and activities that we did on each location were unbeatable.
Nestled between glaciers, a captivating realm took shape through a succession of subglacial volcanic eruptions. This untamed land, now exists as a frontier nestled at the outermost reaches of the Icelandic highlands.
THE USUAL ADVENTURE
Escape the confines of conventional winter getaways and embark on an extraordinary expedition that takes you beyond the usual confines of exploration in Iceland. Prepare to delve into the secluded realm of Kerlingarfjöll, where nature’s icy embrace reveals a wonderland like no other.
Whether snowshoeing through pristine snowfields towards the rugged geothermal areas, conquering rugged terrains in a
powerful superjeep, or enjoying a bonfire during the cold winter nights, every step promises a sense of discovery and excitement.
After all of this, immerse yourself in the warm, mineral-rich waters and embrace the natural hot springs, while they wash away any trace of winter chill, as you revel in a blissful moment of tranquility.
We begin our journey in Reykjavík—Iceland’s capital and largest city. Your guides will meet you and the rest of the group at BSÍ, Reykjavík’s Central Bus Station with transportation to our first accommodation in the south coast of Iceland, about a 1hr – 1.5hr drive from Reykjavík. Here you’ll get to know your fellow travelers and enjoy our first dinner together while we have a detailed discussion of the plan ahead.
Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning highlands of Iceland aboard a powerful superjeep, and discover the beauty of Kerlingarfjöll in the wintertime. Your journey will begin with a ride near Gullfoss, where we will be greeted by our experienced driver who will take the whole group into the Icelandic wilderness. Our journey to Kerlingarfjöll will take us through rugged terrain and driving on snow-covered roads that can only be navigated by a specialized vehicle like the superjeep. For two days, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the area with snowshoes, enjoy the surrounding areas of our accommodation and relax in the natural hot springs that are heated by the geothermal activity of the area.
After enjoying the wonders of Kerlingarfjöll, we’ll begin our journey back to the South Coast aboard the superjeep. Once we exit the Highlands, we’ll stop to load all our luggage into our vehicle, and then continue our adventure southward. Along the way, we’ll make several stops to explore some of Iceland’s hidden gems, including secret waterfalls and off-the-beaten-path locations that are sure to take your breath away.
Get ready for an epic adventure as we set off to explore the wild and rugged beauty of Iceland’s South Coast. We’ll begin our journey from Hvolsvöllur, heading eastward along the coastline towards the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
We will visit some of Iceland’s most iconic landmarks and, as we travel further eastward, we’ll pass by the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, with towering cliffs and unique rock formations that are sure to leave a lasting impression. We’ll arrive at Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where we’ll spend the night and rest up for the next leg of our adventure.
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as we explore the stunning ice caves of the Vatnajökull glacier on a full-day adventure. As we make our way deeper into the glacier, we’ll come across a series of incredible ice caves, each one more beautiful and unique than the last. The caves are like frozen cathedrals, with natural arches and pillars that have been sculpted by the glacier over centuries. Our expert guide will lead us through the caves, pointing out interesting features and providing fascinating insights into the geology and history of the glacier.
Today we will make our way towards Hvolsvöllur, taking in some of Iceland’s most stunning off-the-beaten-path locations along the way. Our 4WD is the perfect vehicle for navigating the challenging terrain, and we’ll take full advantage of its capabilities as we venture off the main road and into the heart of the Icelandic wilderness.
As our winter adventure trip comes to a close, we’ll make our way back to Reykjavík, reflecting on the incredible experiences we’ve had over the past few days. The journey back will take us through some of Iceland’s most beautiful landscapes, with snow-capped mountains and dramatic lava fields all passing by our windows.
Your guides will take you back to Reykjavík where our journey finally ends.
- Local certified mountain / glacier guide from Amarok Adventures.
- 1 experienced & licensed driver.
- 1 private 4×4 vehicle for the group & fuel.
- 1 superjeep vehicle for accessing the Icelandic Highlands.
- 7 nights of accommodation in a double room w/ breakfast included.
- 2-day activity in the Icelandic Highlands of Kerlingarfjöll.
- Full-day ice cave & glacier hike activity in Vatnajökull N.P.
- Hot natural springs at Kerlingarfjöll.
- Snowshoes, crampons, ice axes, harnesses and all the needed equipment for the activities.
- Pick up & drop off in Reykjavík.
- Agency support 24/7.
- International flights & transfers from/ to the airport.
- Accommodation in Reykjavík.
- Lunches & dinners.
- Trip insurance.
- Activities not mentioned.
- Everything not specified in “What’s Included”.