About South and West Iceland in Winter
Iceland is magical in winter and, if conditions are favourable, you may be fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.
Activity code: SD12
Duration: 7 nights/8 days
Iceland is magical in winter. This fly drive allows you time to see the main sights of the south and west including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal field, the south coast, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Snæfellsnes National Park and the Blue Lagoon as well as soaking up the atmosphere of Reykjavik. You may even be fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.
Fly drive includes:
We can arrange flights from any UK airport, if required.
Your memorable Iceland adventure begins when you arrive at Keflavik Airport. Once you pick up your rental vehicle, you’ll head directly for Reykjavik and your exciting first night in this "Land of Fire and Ice.”
Suggestion: If your flight arrives early enough, we recommend that you stop off at Iceland’s world-famous Blue Lagoon. Be sure to pack your swimsuit, so you can take a relaxing dip in the Lagoon’s warm geothermal waters, before heading to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik.
Driving distance approx. 50 km/30 miles
Today you'll visit one of the most popular sights of Iceland. Enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand with many hiking possibilities and the spectacular Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Take a stroll along the banks of the lagoon to admire the enormous icebergs. Drive back to Kirkjubæjarklaustur area for a second night.
Driving distance approx. 250 km/155 miles
Today you will be exploring the natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which is known for the stunning Snaefellsjökull National Park and the Snaefell Glacier that towers above the region. Today’s itinerary takes you through lava fields and fertile farming land. Explore the charming village of Arnastapi where basalt columns have been eroded by the pounding waves, Hellnar, Djúpalónssandur, Snaefellsjökull glacier and the crater Eldborg. Drive through the north part of the peninsula passing through Stykkishólmur, a charming fishing village beautifully situated overlooking the Breidafjörður bay. Return to Borgarnes for a second night.