- Try snowshoeing and glacier exploration
- Chance to see the Northern Lights
- Spectacular natural phenomena
Snowshoeing, glacier and cave exploration, Northern Lights and the best of southern Iceland in winter - a great time to visit this fascinating and unique island. We have specifically chosen dates when the moon is less visible to maximise our chances of seeing the Northern lights.
We start with a trip to the geothermal spa The Blue Lagoon before heading further afield to discover a land unlike any other, with time at the Glacial Lagoon, hot springs and in the Blue Mountains. This lunar-like landscape is even more intriguing in the winter, when the white snow contrasts with the black volcanic rock and we snowshoe to some great viewpoints to take in Iceland's beguiling landscape.
Winter in Iceland has so many facets and we don't settle for just snowshoeing. We also head out onto a glacier to explore the ice caves and try out ice axes and crampons, and set off to see the mighty Seljalandsfoss and Gulfoss Waterfalls where the water and ice are locked in their winter-long struggle.
The regular eruptions at Geysir that hurl boiling water into the air are also a must, and we end with time in Reykjavik, the world's most northerly national capital city and a lively place to be.
What makes this trip responsible?
We use predominantly locally owned and run accommodation on this trip, which contributes directly to the local communities. Local staff are employed and locally produced and sourced goods are bought for the accommodation where possible. During the trip we visit national parks, World Heritage areas and we purchase traditional crafts at the right source to ensure any money goes straight to the local community. Our locally based operator and leaders are committed to responsible tourism and will help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local communities we visit.
Snowshoeing on Mt Hengill