Iceland: Whale Watching and Glacier Hiking in Iceland
An adventure among Icelandic nature
If action-packed adventures are your thing, join us as we go glacier hiking in Iceland, river rafting in the Hvítá River and whale watching in the Arctic. Iceland’s stunning terrains are ideal for a variety of outdoor pursuits and we have selected the most exciting activities for you to enjoy during this Iceland adventure break. Surrounded by the incredible vistas of Reykjavík, you will experience days filled with intrigue as you travel from one superb destination to the next. Try your hand at ice climbing and marvel at the wonders of the Golden Circle. Starting as we mean to go on, your first day sees you glacier hiking in Iceland with an expedition to the icy beauty of Sólheimajökull.
Amidst the geological wonders lives an assortment of wildlife, and during this unforgettable trip you will have the opportunity to witness them in their natural habitats. Head out to sea on a whale watching excursion and search the bobbing waves for a glimpse of these magnificent creatures. Budding photographers or wildlife enthusiasts can take advantage of the many opportunities to witness varied birdlife and the other native animals that frequent the Icelandic shores. The city of Reykjavík is a diverse location with a vibrant nightlife, and the many bars, restaurants and clubs can be visited during your holiday whale watching and glacier hiking in Iceland.
this tour runs from Thursday to Monday
this tour has a minimum age limit of 14
a good level of physical fitness is required for this tour.
Day 1 - Arrive in Reykjavík
Transfer to the hotel in the city centre and relax in comfortable accommodation or sample the delights of Reykjavík’s nightlife.
Day 2 - Glacier Hiking in Iceland and Skógafoss Waterfall
Embark on the first day of activities, which features an exciting morning of glacier hiking in Iceland on the majestic Sólheimajökull glacier. Today, with the help of an experienced instructor, you can learn the basics of ice climbing.On your return to Reykjavík in the afternoon, visit the Skógafoss Waterfall as it pours over the cliff face and into the icy waters below.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 - White Water Rafting, Golden Circle and Þingvellir National Park
Start the day with an invigorating ride on the Hvítá River as you raft along its rapids. Before we break for lunch there is the opportunity to take a soak in the hot tub and relax in the sauna. Well rested, we continue our adventures with a visit to the renowned Golden Circle, where you will witness the natural phenomena of the hot springs and the beauty of the Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 - Whale Watching and the Blue Lagoon
Enjoy a fun-filled morning as you sail from Reykjavík’s harbour in search of whales, making sure you have your camera at the ready to capture any sightings of these majestic creatures and any other sealife. During the latter part of the day, slip into the waters of the Blue Lagoon, which are reputed to have healing qualities.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 5 - Return Home
Depart from Reykjavík Airport equipped with thrilling tales of your adventures in the unforgettable city of Reykjavík and return home with lasting memories of your time spent glacier hiking in Iceland.Meals included:Breakfast
- Flights from London.
- 4 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in the Reykjavik Grand.
- Packed lunches for the activity days (as per listed itinerary, days 2 and 3).
- Activities as per the itinerary.
- Transfers to and from the Airport in Iceland. Please ask about these if you require them.
- Travel Insurance.