Glacier walking, sightseeing and snowshoe walks of moderate grade. No previous experience necessary but a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Return flights from Heathrow to Keflavik with Iceland Air, airport transfers (for group flights only)
7 nights guesthouses
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
3 days snowshoeing in national parks
lava tube exploration
1 day glacier exploration
1 day sightseeing
entrance to Blue Lagoon
Tour leader throughout
Sunna and Gerdi Guesthouses
Simple guesthouses are the ideal way to see Iceland. The Sunna Guesthouse offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik. Gerdi has a great location a short drive from Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Facilities are shared.
All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners included.
5 days snowshoeing, glacier walking, sightseeing and 1 free day. Snowshoe walks are of moderate grade. No previous experience required but a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Grade: B. Mountain snowshoeing We have chosen to categorise this holiday as 'Mountain Snowshoeing', which is described as mountainous terrain, but where we restrict travel to areas considered to have very low or non-existent avalanche risk. In certain extreme conditions avalanches may become a risk in areas generally considered to be safe, and standard walks may have to be re-routed, replaced or cancelled.
There will be steep and dangerous terrain in the region, but this can be easily avoided in the choice of walks. All active winter holidays involve some element of risk; from something as normal as slipping on icy pavements, to the possibility of injuries sustained as a result of the activities themselves. While we do all we can to minimize any dangers, participants must be prepared to accept some risk as part of the holiday.
Your safety All active winter holidays involve some element of risk; from something as simple as slipping on icy pavements, to the possibility of injuries sustained as a result of the activities themselves. While we do all we can to minimize any dangers, participants must be prepared to accept some risk as part of the holiday. Please refer to the 'risk of injury' section at the back of the Winter Activities brochure, or the online FAQs for this trip for further information.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Relatively full days, with 3-4 hours of physical activity, although occasional longer or harder days may be involved. Previous experience is not necessary, but you should be confident of your fitness level.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.
Wilderness: Visit the deserts, jungles, plateaux, tundra and mountains of all seven continents, including Antarctica.