Northern Lights Extreme Adventure - Landmannalaugar
A unique Northern Lights Experience combined with a stay in Reykjavik and in remote hut at Landmannalaugar for great adventure! Bathe in the stunning geothermal nature pool and enjoy being alone with nature, surrounded by the stars and the dancing Northern Lights.
Inspired by the locals we invite you to leave city life behind and join us on our three day Landmannalaugar tour. An experience that gives you a totally new dimension of winter travelling when guests and staff blend together as one team, taking an active part in all of the upcoming adventures.
Do as Icelanders do and come along on a journey of unforeseen challenges, bathe in the stunning geothermal natural pool in mid winter and enjoy being alone with nature, surrounded by the stars and the dancing northern lights.
- A truly unique Northern Lights Experience!
- Highlands of Iceland - Landmannalaugar
- Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park
- Two nights in a remote mountain hut
Here’s a proper adventure, head for Landmannalaugar during winter time on a journey with unforeseen challenges. When we reach our destination we can bathe in the stunning geothermal nature pool and enjoy being alone with nature, surrounded by the stars and the dancing Northern Lights. Leave city life behind and join us on this three day Landmannalaugar tour. An experience which gives you a totally new dimension of winter traveling where guests and staff blend into one team, taking an active part in all the upcoming adventures. All of the attractions will be dressed in winter clothes which is quite different from what we see in the summer photos!
ITINERARY - 4 NIGHTS
Day 1 - Saturday - Arrival
Arrival at Keflavík International Airport, transfer to your hotel located in central Reykjavík. Enjoy Reykjavík by night.
Optional Excursion: Visit to the Blue Lagoon
Depending on your flight time, you may have the chance to stop over at the famous Blue Lagoon which is conveniently located between the airport and Reykjavik. Relax for a few hours before heading to your hotel.
Day 2 - Sunday – Þjórsardalur, volcano Hekla, Landmannalaugar and more
Today is the start of your tour. Pick up from your hotel in Reykjavík at 9.00am
We pick you up in the morning at your hotel and drive towards Þjórsardalur valley and get in view the volcano Hekla, we'll get even closer to Hekla on our way into the highlands. In the middle ages, Hekla was believed to be the gateway to hell, this cone shaped volcano is made up of a series of ridges and is one of Iceland's most famous and active volcanoes with last eruption in the year 2000. We drive along the river Thjorsa, the countrys longest river, and into Þjórsardalur valley with the waterfall Hjalparfoss - the Helping Falls, where horses used to graze in the last lush area before heading to the sandy desert of Sprengisandur in older times. We have a lunch break in Hrauneyjar highland center, the last outpost before we enter the real highlands at Fjallabak Nature reserve. We drive through vast lava fields covered by snow, pass Hnausapollur and Ljotipollur lakes and stop at the lake Frostastadavatn, which reflects like a mirror the surrounding mountains and strange rock formations in the water, when the weather is calm. We finally get to Landmannalaugar which will most likely be covered in snow. But the steep rhyolite mountains andrough lava fields are visible, showing the geothermal activity in hot springs and naturally heated rivers crisscrossing the land at every turn. We pick you up in the morning at your hotel and drive torwards Thjorsardalur valley and get in view the volcano Hekla, we'll get even closer to Hekla on our way into the highlands. In the middle ages, Hekla was believed to be the gateway to hell, this cone shaped volcano is made up of a series of ridges and is one of Iceland's most famous and active volcanoes with last eruption in the year 2000.
After the drive, there will be time for you to relax in the geothermally heated pool while your driver-guide prepares dinner with premium Icelandic ingredients. In the evening the Northern Lights might show up if the sky is clear. Even if they don’t show up, it is spectacular to view the extra bright stars this far away from man-made light pollution.The lodge is heated and kept warm all year around and is specially inviting for visitors in cold winter days. It is a two-floor building; downstairs there’s a spacious sleeping area with bunk beds, a large and spacious kitchen, a cozy sitting area and the mud room. Upstairs there are three separate sleeping areas. The lodge is heated with geothermal heat and the kitchen is equipped with gas. The lavatories are in a small building located next to the main building.
Day 3 - Monday Torfajokull glacier - snowmobile ride, a hike, ride in a super jeep or just relax and enjoy the environment
If you start your day with taking a bath in the pool before breakfast you may wonder about the geothermal heat in the area. The mountains encircling the area are mostly made from sour magma that was cooked in the magna chamber of a volcano located by Torfajokull glacier south of Landmannalaugar. The Torfajokull-area is the country´s second largest high temperature geothermal area. The sour-magma and the geothermal heat are located within a huge chamber which is the largest of its kind in Iceland.
During breakfast we plan the day according to snow conditions, weather and your own preferences. Some examples: a snowmobile tour in the area, a hike to the numerous interesting locations nearby, a ride with your guide in the modified super jeep to nearby lakes and interesting locations. Or even - if you are in the mood, just relax in the hot pool outside and enjoy the peace.
In the evening we prepare a delicious barbecue dinner, enjoy life in the lodge, embrace the solitude and of course, the hot pool outside is open around the clock.
Day 4 - Tuesday The Golden Circle route, Gullfoss waterfall, The Great Geysir, and Thingvellir
After breakfast we leave the peaceful Landmannalaugar and head for Hrauneyjar dam where we stop for lunch. From there we drive through Thjorsardalur on to the Golden Circle route which takes us first to the majestic Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden waterfall). The waterfall is in the white river Hvita that comes from the glacier lake Hvitarvatn and most of the water flows from Langjokull glacier which is the second biggest glacier in Iceland.
The waterfall is 32 meter high but plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m).Next we come to Geysir geothermal field which has hundreds of hot springs of all types, most of them with boiling water – and a few of them are geysers. Geysir, one of the most famous hot springs in the world, sometimes known as The Great Geysir, was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser (a spouting hot spring) derives from the Icelandic “Geysir”.We then head on to Thingvellir, via Laugarvatn village. Sometimes called the heart of Iceland, Thingvellir was declared a national park in 1930. A law was passed designating Thingvellir as “a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged". Thingvellir was nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 2, 2004. The nomination states that the site is of outstanding universal value and should be preserved as a cultural site and for its natural environment.Weather circumstances, snow and road conditions all play a big role in our tour so the travelling time can vary greatly. Time of arrival to Reykjavik is estimated in the early evening at dinner time.
Day 5 - Wednesday Departure
Take your transfer from your hotel in Reykjavik to the airport, pick up approximately 3 hours before your flight time. Depending on your flight time there may be time for sightseeing in the city or a trip to the Blue Lagoon if you have not been already. Fly back to the UK.
Depatures: Saturdays, November 2017 - April 2018
|November 2017 - April 2018||From £1,495* per person based two people sharing double/twin room|
*Price is subject to availability
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- Bus transfer to and from Keflavik airport
- x2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik city centre, 3 star standard hotel with breakfast
- x2 nights accommodaiton in sleeping bags in a mountain lodge (dorm type) with shared facilities with breakfast
- x3 day driver guided tour in mountain truck
- x2 dinners in the countryside
- x1 lunch in the countryside
- Snow Scooter driving including helmets (when conditions allow)
- Sights of the Golden Circle
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled last minute due to extreme weather condition which is often likely in the highland of Iceland during winter. If the tour is cancelled we will offer alternative options in Iceland. This tour is never same because the weather is unpredictable in Iceland. You may be driving in extreme weather and it may take many hours to reach the hut, but it could be lovely weather and you could reach the hut in no time. This is a perfect trip for someone who is looking for something extreme, unpredictable and different experience in Iceland.
Bring with you: Warm layers of clothes, such as wind and rainproof outer shells, warm wool socks, hats and gloves, thermal or woolen middle layer and inner layer. Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots are a must and good to have slippers for the lodge. Travel pillows, ear plugs and pyjamas are also good things to bring along. Don’t forget your bathing suit and a towel.
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