Travel to Iceland in the Winter of 2020 to experience the northern lights and visit the island of Vikings and Norse gods. Explore Iceland’s amazing terrain by day then search by night for the hypnotic aurora borealis as this natural light show fills the Icelandic night sky with dynamic explosions of color and light!
Visit Iceland with AdventureWomen in January for crisp winter nights and a rare opportunity to experience the northern lights. If atmospheric conditions are right, the aurora borealis will roar into your view with a mesmerizing show: rippling ribbons of light radiate in neon green, red, and gold; the intensity of northern lights displays in Iceland will leave you awe-struck and always produce extraordinary night photography.
At the Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport, meet your Icelandic guide and the women who will be joining you for this unforgettable winter adventure. We’ll then launch our northern lights adventure over breakfast and hot drinks, getting to know one another and discussing the exciting journey ahead. Reykjavik is a hip city with an Old Europe feel and its highly walkable so, on your first day, stroll around town to learn more about this charming city.
Winter’s shortened hours of light add an extra layer of mystique to your daytime ventures beginning with a visit to Snæfellsnes National Park. See the mighty Snæfellsjökull Glacier, learn about the roving female Viking, Gudridur Thorbjarnadottir, and enjoy a warming dip in a geothermal pool before heading into the night, hopefully for our first look at the northern lights. Experience the spine-tingling rush of driving a snowmobile to the top of Langjökull Glacier then walk under the glacier through man-made ice caves. When illuminated, the glacier’s ice glows blue due to the ice crystals which form as air bubbles are squeezed out as the glacier compresses over time. Have you ever wondered whether you “see” total darkness? We’ll walk the tunnels of a huge lava cave to find out! Then winter chills are chased out the Icelandic way with a thermal soak at Deildartunguhver, the largest natural hot springs in Europe before another enchanting night in search of aurora borealis.
On the South Coast of Iceland, we’ll discover the active Strokkur Geysir erupting every 6-10 minutes and mighty Gullfoss Waterfall, then take a dip in the Secret Lagoon. At Skógarfoss, weather permitting, you’ll walk behind the waterfall for incredible photographs then drive onto the Sóllheimarjökull Glacier and learn about the recent Mount Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010…and you’ll even learn how to say “Eyjafjallajökull”. It’s a mouthful for sure but with practice, you’ll get it!
At Friðheimar Farm, meet a team of prized Icelandic horses then enjoy a joyous dogsledding experience where, after some snuggles and photographs with the huskies, you’ll return to Reykjavik for one more night, a festive farewell dinner, then an afternoon lounging in the steaming Blue Lagoon before takeoff. Over dinner and the thermal soak, everyone can celebrate the best of Winter in Iceland; the spectacular northern lights; their incredible feats of daring from snowmobiling to dogsledding, relive every eye-opening Icelandic surprise, and return home happy to know that sharing these amazing experiences with other women adventurers made it especially rewarding.
Iceland Northern Lights Winter Adventure Highlights:
- Travel to Iceland for viewing the Northern Lights and aurora borealis – an adventure you will never forget
- Experience the best of winter outdoor fun in Iceland from snowmobiling, caving, hot tub soaks, glacier walks to dogsledding
- See natural winter wonders including the Blue Lagoon, geysers, waterfalls and geothermal pools
- Tour Reykjavik and get to know Icelandic culture – Winter-wise!
Date: January 25 – 31, 2020
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