Iceland Adventure Weekend

Iceland Adventure Weekend

If you are looking for a great weekend getaway you have found it! The Iceland adventure weekend is an action packed three days trip in breathtaking nature. Northern Lights, Icebergs, Glaciers, mountains, hot springs, and glacial rivers are just some of sights you will see…

Weekend trip to Reykjavik Iceland: 4 days, 3 nights Depart Dublin Friday return to Dublin Monday morning arriving back at 08:40.
Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 possible.

Season: The best season to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September to mid-April – these are the months where there are full dark nights. We recommend November to February, as they are the darkest months with the longest possible window to see the lights.

Friday-Sunday

  • Activites: Nothern lights, Caving, Glacier hiking / Ice Climbing, Golden circle tour.
  • Sites visited: Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir national park, Golden Circle, Hvítá river, Vatnajökull National Park, Fjallsárlon Glacier Lagoon.

Tour Highlights:

  • Northern Lights
  • Super Jeep
  • Small Group Setting
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss
  • Brúarhlod Canyon
  • Geysir
  • Hot Springs
  • Lava Caving
  • Leiðarendi Cave
  • Sólheimajökull glacier (Solheimajokull glacier)
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Ice Climbing (optional)
  • Glacier hiking
Detail Description
Destination Iceland
Holiday Type Multi-Sport Adventure
Start/Finish Reykjavik
Duration 4 days 3 nights
Grade Easy/Moderate
Distance
Season September to April

Friday
Escape the reach of tour busses and city lights on this off-the-beaten-track northern lights super jeep excursion!

Trip difficulty: 1 out of 5 possible. Rated: Family tour for everyone.

Tour Highlights:

  • Northern Lights
  • Super Jeep
  • Small Group Setting

Take a taxi or bus to your hotel (not included) and check-in. You have an hour or two at leisure before you are collected by 4WD and begin hunting for the Northern Lights!

Everyone is flocking to Iceland during the winter in search for the infamous Aurora Borealis. This fascinating natural phenomenon otherwise known as the Northern Lights, is one of the most mesmerising sights you will ever come across in your lifetime. The dancing colours and shapes in the dark arctic sky will simply leave you awestruck.

Firstly, your expert Northern Lights guide will pick you up at your hotel in a custom-built 4×4 super jeep. On the search for the Northern Lights you will travel through some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural sights by night time with a very informative guide. The best part: The super jeep gives us flexibility to go off  the beaten path, where big tour buses can not reach giving us a better chance to enjoy the Northern Lights without the discomfort of big crowds.

Venture into the night with us for front row seats on a chase to see the spectacular, unique and ever changing show that are the Northern Lights.

Please note:
As the success of the Northern Lights Explorer tour is heavily dependent on weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel departures up until 18:15 on the day of the tour. If the tour goes ahead and no northern lights are seen we offer clients the chance to join another evening’s departure free of charge upon availability.


 Saturday
Golden Circle Sightseeing tour & Lava Caving in the Blue Mountains Area.

Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy.

Tour Details:
Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Pick up time: Be ready at 9:00 AM for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.

Included:Pick-up & drop off from ReykjavíkA Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Golden CircleA Guided Lava Caving TourAll Specialized Caving Gear NeededEnglish Speaking Tour GuideAll Required Safety EquipmentFree WiFi on Board Your Bus

Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing (wooly underwear and a warm sweater of either fleece or wool), waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good warm sturdy hiking shoes and wooly socks. Winter outdoor tours in Iceland requirer you to be, well outdoors, so dress warmly, there is no such thing as too much clothes in Iceland.

Tour Highlights:

  • Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Brúarhlod Canyon, Geysir,Hot Springs, Lava Caving, Leiðarendi Cave.

We start with a visit to the world under the great lava field in the Blue Mountains where you get the chance to witness how the volcanoes created Iceland. This is an amazing hike through an ancient underground lava tube. After the hike we drive onwards to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is truly a great sight with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur. After a short lunch stop we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, home of the erupting hot spring. Come and watch the heated water gurgle, bubble, and escape the ground with enormous force up to 25 meters high. Our last stop will be the famous Þingvellir National Park (en. Parliament Fields). Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. It is also the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet with a clearly visible rift valley. We will learn about the Vikings and their meetings here as well as the geological forces of nature From the national park. After going through all of these must see’s of Iceland, we have a short drive back to Reykjavík.

This day tour has it all; stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and a great caving adventure!

Rather not go caving? – Switch to Rafting, snorkelling or a visit to the secret lagoon for a soak in a natural hot pool!

Disclaimer
All outdoor trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Adventure Holiday or our agents/suppliers do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.


 Sunday
Combo Trip: Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Day Tour from Reykjavík to Sólheimajökull Glacier.
Trip difficulty 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy

Tour Details:
Duration: Approx. 10 hours with transfer / Approx. 4 hours if you do not need transfer and prefer to meet us on location.

Hotel pick-up time: Please be ready at 8:30 AM for your pick-up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.

Included: Glacier hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier with a certified glacier guide, an optional introduction to ice climbing and all specialized glacier gear; climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other climbing safety equipment.

Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended. Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you contact us beforehand. We do not rent gear from location.

Tour Highlights:

  • Sólheimajökull glacier (Solheimajokull glacier)
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Ice Climbing (optional)
  • Glacier hiking

This tour offers the opportunity to hike an immeasurably magnificent glacier on a frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water; truly a phenomenon. On this tour we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier and also have the chance to test our ice climbing skills. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will provide you with all the tools you will need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines. On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Skógafoss.

Warm outdoor clothing and good hiking shoes are important to wear on this tour.

The Blue Ice day trip is included on the following multi day adventure vacations:

Disclaimer: All adventure and glacier tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Adventure Holidays, our agents and suppliers do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

Monday
Early morning departure. Flight leaves Reykjavik at 06:20 arriving in Dublin at 09:50

Dates
Tour is available from September – April.

Prices 
From €729 per person. Price based on two sharing a twin room in 3* hotel.

Single supplement applies for accommodation.

Single, twin, triple & apartment occupancy also available in 2*, 3*, 4* hotels. Contact us for quote.

Included
3 night with breakfast in 3* hotel in Reykjavik city center
Transfers to activities with pick-up from your hotel

Not included
Flights, food, airport transfers.

Optional Extras

  • Ice climbing shoes.
  • Waterproof Jacket Rent a waterproof jacket. Please book beforehand.
  • Waterproof Pants Rent waterproof pants. Remember this item has to be booked beforehand.

There are different accommodation options available.

Single, twin and triple rooms available  in 2*, 3*, 4* hotels. Contact us for quote.

We can also book apartments and hostels. P

Wowair.ie  fly direct from Dublin and Cork and Easyjet direct from Belfast.

Take a public bus from Airport to your accommodation. We can organise private transfers if required.

From Price pp

€729

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