Be spellbound by the scenery of Iceland in the wintertime.
Got five days to spare? They won’t be wasted in Iceland. It’s an inimitable adventure playground of a country. Think otherworldly glaciers, waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes. Yours to explore as extremely as you dare. But it’s not all glacial escapades: this Icelandic adventure gets to know capricious Reykjavik, where you’ll mingle with the locals, try their local dishes, and sample their stellar beer. And with any luck, you’ll tick the Northern Lights off your bucket list.
Edits trips are for those in their 30s and 40s. We also have a range of trips for everyone, including our similar trip Iceland Northern Lights, or you can view our full range of Edits trips.
Hike over glaciers in all the gear
Whizz across volcanic landscapes on an ATV (think quad bike but sturdier)
Soothe your soul in a steaming natural hot creek, gazing up in the search for Northern Lights
Four nights in comfortable en suite hotels
Countries visited: Iceland
All breakfasts and one lunch included
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Whats Not Included
Visas and Vaccinations
Tips for leaders and staff
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company.
Learn more about what sustainable travel means to Exodus Edits here…
Live Adventure, Give Adventure.
Each time you book an adventure with Edits, we’ll contribute £15 to the Inspiration Project. That’s enough money to fund a day trip for a local child. Since 2017, our guides have been taking disadvantaged children to see their country’s famous sights and you’ll help us do this more in 2022.
Arrive in Reykjavik in time for burgers and beers downtown
Once you arrive in Reykjavik, you’ll share a bus transfer to your hotel, Fosshotel Baron. This evening, it’s a ten-minute stroll to eat and drink at Bastard, a downtown restaurant that brews their beer on-site. Try the beer flight to sample all four blends. Feast on a Fat Bastard (that’s a seriously massive burger with all the trimmings) or a Skinny Bastard if you’re feeling more virtuous. Hey, we’re not judging.
Meals Included: Dinner
Relax in the steaming geothermal baths
Prepare to unwind today. You’ll spend some time at the Krauma geothermal baths. There’s a cold bath to get your circulation firing, but five warm ones to soothe achy limbs. Pure. Utter. Bliss.
You’ll hit the road next, heading to a fishing village to climb to the top of a lighthouse for panoramic views. Bring your walking shoes for a 6km hike to the Eldborg Crater. Then it’s on to a secret waterfall.
You’ll dine at your hotel in Reykholt tonight. This is the town where Snorri Sturluson lived, a medieval chronicler of Norse sagas and histories and his influence can still be felt around Reykholt.
In the winter, the mood darkens with unpredictable weather, bringing a captivating moodiness to Iceland. It'll be dark, and that means the Northern Lights may appear. Your leader will be on the lookout but don't forget to glance up just in case…
Meals Included: Breakfast
See waterfalls and geysers then soak in a wild creek
It’s a busy day today, but you’re used to a packed schedule, right? You’ll venture further into Iceland today, first visiting the Thingvellir National Park. The Thingvellir plain is in on the boundary where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are pulling away from each other, creating dramatic rivers and fissures across the landscape.
Next, you’ll see Geysir, known as the original hot water geyser which gave all the others their name. You’ll look over a valley of eerie blue pools and mud pots, then continue to Gullfoss on the Hvita River to see a two-tiered waterfall cascading into a canyon. The waterfall may be partially frozen, testament to the brutal climate this country endures in its darkest months.
At Fridheimar Greenhouse, you’ll see how they grow Mediterranean vegetables in the Icelandic climate using clean geothermal energy. This is where you’ll stop to eat, sampling their home-grown tomatoes.
Dinner is served at Olverk Pizzeria and Brewery tonight. You’ll get a tour and tasting before feasting on delicious pizza and sinking a well-earned G&T, poured over 500-year-old glacier ice.
Later, you’ll take a midnight dip in the Reykjadalur Hot Creek – it’ll be a welcome cocoon of warmth again the brutal winter weather. If you’re lucky, the Northern Lights will emerge.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Adventure over glaciers, rev an ATV to discover a plane wreck
Today you’ll hunt down two of Iceland’s spectacular waterfalls: Skogarfoss and Kvernufoss. You can get up close and personal, standing near the bottom to appreciate their thunder, or climb the steps to the top.
Fully kitted out with crampons, an ice axe and helmet, you’ll unleash your inner adventurer on a glacier walk. The adventure continues on an ATV tour. It’s similar to a quad bike, and you’ll drive it over black volcanic sand to the abandoned wreck of a 1973 US Navy plane. Tonight, you’ll dine alongside the locals in a Reykjavik restaurant.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Days 5 - 4
Soak and soothe in the extraordinary Blue Lagoon, before returning home rested
It's a relaxed start today. You’ll head to the exquisite Blue Lagoon for a day of silica mud masks and relaxing in the milky-blue, mineral-rich waters, before taking an afternoon flight back to London (with enviably silky skin!).
All breakfasts and one dinner included. Veggie friendly.
Is this trip for you?
You don’t need to have a high level of fitness, but this is an active trip
You’ll need a driving licence for the ATV
A historic hotel which stands prominently in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront and a short walk from Reykjavik’s harbour, shops and attractions. Rooms with wifi, en suite, coffee and tea facilities.
Fosshotel Reykholt is a romantic country hotel in the legendary setting of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður. Once the home of historian and poet Snorri Sturluson, Reykholt is one of Iceland’s major historic sites. Bounteous in captivating scenery the area is full of lava fields, waterfalls, mountains, craters and caves. Rooms are en suite, free wi fi, good facilities.
In Heveragerdi – a town in a very active geothermal area, so has a hot tub and geothermal sauna. Clean modern hotel, en suite rooms with wifi.
Covid-19 refund commitment
You will get a refund if you have to cancel your trip due to COVID-19.
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