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Southern Iceland Winter Explorer - Exodus Travels
Southern Iceland Winter Explorer - Exodus Travels
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Starts
Keflavik
+14 Destinations
Iceland South Coast
Ends
Keflavik
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Highlights

Start and end in Keflavik! With the hiking & trekking tour Southern Iceland Winter Explorer, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Keflavik, Iceland and 11 other destinations in Iceland. Southern Iceland Winter Explorer is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16

22 Reviews

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  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 1
    Written on February 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Despite initial concerns about the lack of snow, the whole holiday was so packed with sights and experiences we wondered when we would have found time to do more snowshoeing. The country has a lot to offer whatever the weather.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Walking on  the glacier in beautiful sunshine was one high point in many. The glacier was a wonderful blue colour and as it was free of snow we could walk into the ice formations and descend into a crevass to see it all more clearly. Other highlights incude lava tubes, snow shoeing and the northern lights.What did you think of your group leader?Kristjan is an enthusiastic leader who worked hard to ensure that, despite a lack of snow, all our time was filled. He was very informative and entertaining with a good sense of humour and he was also very supportive of all the group members.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?This trip is advertised as a snow shoeing trip but we only had one good day on the snow because of the conditions. In order to visit all the sights there are quite long minibus journeys which are broken up by visits to waterfalls, glacier lagoon, mud pool etc. 

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 2
    Written on February 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a terrific trip.  We had previously been on the Glaciers, Geysers and Waterfalls trip and had loved Iceland so much that we wanted to return. This was much more than a snowshoeing holiday and lived up to all expectations.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were many.  Walking on the glacier, visiting the thermal springs at Krisuvik, seeing the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the icebergs on the black beach, snoeshowing through the volcanic scenery  and exploring the lava tube were all brilliant experiences.  We also were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights.What did you think of your group leader?Kristjan was an excellent leader who made sure that we got the most out of our holiday. He was sociable, knowledgable and concerned to make sure that everyone was comfortable with what we were doing.  The stay at the remote guest house near Vatnajokull meant that he had to do a lot of driving and was working long hours, but he remained flexible and enthusiastic throughout.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Go!Is there anything else you would like to add?This wasn't simply a snoeshoeing holiday, it was a winter adventure.  If there had been more snow, we wouldn't have managed to fit in so many other fantastic experiences.

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 3
    Written on February 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Despite initial concerns about the lack of snow, the whole holiday was so packed with sights and experiences we wondered when we would have found time to do more snowshoeing. The country has a lot to offer whatever the weather.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Walking on  the glacier in beautiful sunshine was one high point in many. The glacier was a wonderful blue colour and as it was free of snow we could walk into the ice formations and descend into a crevass to see it all more clearly. Other highlights incude lava tubes, snow shoeing and the northern lights.What did you think of your group leader?Kristjan is an enthusiastic leader who worked hard to ensure that, despite a lack of snow, all our time was filled. He was very informative and entertaining with a good sense of humour and he was also very supportive of all the group members.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?This trip is advertised as a snow shoeing trip but we only had one good day on the snow because of the conditions. In order to visit all the sights there are quite long minibus journeys which are broken up by visits to waterfalls, glacier lagoon, mud pool etc. 

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 4
    Written on February 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a terrific trip.  We had previously been on the Glaciers, Geysers and Waterfalls trip and had loved Iceland so much that we wanted to return. This was much more than a snowshoeing holiday and lived up to all expectations.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were many.  Walking on the glacier, visiting the thermal springs at Krisuvik, seeing the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the icebergs on the black beach, snoeshowing through the volcanic scenery  and exploring the lava tube were all brilliant experiences.  We also were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights.What did you think of your group leader?Kristjan was an excellent leader who made sure that we got the most out of our holiday. He was sociable, knowledgable and concerned to make sure that everyone was comfortable with what we were doing.  The stay at the remote guest house near Vatnajokull meant that he had to do a lot of driving and was working long hours, but he remained flexible and enthusiastic throughout.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Go!Is there anything else you would like to add?This wasn't simply a snoeshoeing holiday, it was a winter adventure.  If there had been more snow, we wouldn't have managed to fit in so many other fantastic experiences.

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 5
    Written on February 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic way to spend a week. I'd wanted to go to Iceland for a long time and the country did not disapoint. The scenery is spectacular and it's certainly left me with a desire to go back. Whilst I hadn't considered going in winter before, it turns out Iceland is warmer than, say Norway or Sweden, and even though layers were definitely needed it was constantly freezing. The weather was variable, sometimes it snowed but also, at times, the sun shown bright.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?It's tough, the scenery as a whole really. The glaciers are stunning and the glacier walk was fantastic. Also seeing the progression of the ice from glacier to lagoon to beach to sea was quite special. Not to mention all the geo-thermal stuff and the fact that you can find yourself between continents.What did you think of your group leader?Kristian was a great leader. Always helpful and well organised. When the conditions meant we couldn't quite do the scheduled activities he organised great alternatives. Very friendly guy and always keen to talk about Iceland, its history, culture and nature which he is clearly very passionate about.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Bring layers and just carry them around then you can pick and chose how many to wear when you leave the bus to hike or whatever it may be. If you're hoping to see the Northern Lights (we only saw a glow unfortunately but I hear that previous groups had more luck) and are keen to photograph them make sure you have decen camera equipment.Is there anything else you would like to add?If you've been thinking of going to Iceland go. And this is a great trip to start exploring this country with. I'm sure I'll be back. Probably in Summer next time but only so that I can see it at a different time of year. I'd have no issues returning in winter. Oh, and it turns out Iceland is not quite as expensive as I thought it was going to be (not cheap but better than I thought).

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 6
    Written on February 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic way to spend a week. I'd wanted to go to Iceland for a long time and the country did not disapoint. The scenery is spectacular and it's certainly left me with a desire to go back. Whilst I hadn't considered going in winter before, it turns out Iceland is warmer than, say Norway or Sweden, and even though layers were definitely needed it was constantly freezing. The weather was variable, sometimes it snowed but also, at times, the sun shown bright.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?It's tough, the scenery as a whole really. The glaciers are stunning and the glacier walk was fantastic. Also seeing the progression of the ice from glacier to lagoon to beach to sea was quite special. Not to mention all the geo-thermal stuff and the fact that you can find yourself between continents.What did you think of your group leader?Kristian was a great leader. Always helpful and well organised. When the conditions meant we couldn't quite do the scheduled activities he organised great alternatives. Very friendly guy and always keen to talk about Iceland, its history, culture and nature which he is clearly very passionate about.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Bring layers and just carry them around then you can pick and chose how many to wear when you leave the bus to hike or whatever it may be. If you're hoping to see the Northern Lights (we only saw a glow unfortunately but I hear that previous groups had more luck) and are keen to photograph them make sure you have decen camera equipment.Is there anything else you would like to add?If you've been thinking of going to Iceland go. And this is a great trip to start exploring this country with. I'm sure I'll be back. Probably in Summer next time but only so that I can see it at a different time of year. I'd have no issues returning in winter. Oh, and it turns out Iceland is not quite as expensive as I thought it was going to be (not cheap but better than I thought).

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 7
    Written on February 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent introduction to Iceland in winter! A well balanced trip mixing different activities and balancing exercise with sightseeing.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Difficult to pick a highlight but probably would go for the glacier trek. We were the only people in sight which is a welcome contrast from the Alps. Beautiful scenery with time to enjoy it. The emptiness of the country was outstanding! The Blue Lagoon is a good way to kick it off!What did you think of your group leader?Kristian was first class. He was everything you want in a leader - organised, friendly, knowledgable, attentive to his customers and keen to ensure everyone had a good time. He had to do quite a bit of driving in very tricky conditions (it was winter in Iceland after all!) and handled this very well which should not be underestimated. If I was returning to Iceland I'd be keen that he was my leader again.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Layers, layers and more layers! Make sure you have good quality waterproofs. Iceland is expensive but perhaps not quite as expensive as you may think.Is there anything else you would like to add?Exodus, I think you need to change the name of this trip. Snowshoeing was only part of it and is weather dependant. This is not a complaint as the variety of activities was very welcome. I think something like "Iceland Winter Adventure" is much more representative of what you do.

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 8
    Written on February 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent introduction to Iceland in winter! A well balanced trip mixing different activities and balancing exercise with sightseeing.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Difficult to pick a highlight but probably would go for the glacier trek. We were the only people in sight which is a welcome contrast from the Alps. Beautiful scenery with time to enjoy it. The emptiness of the country was outstanding! The Blue Lagoon is a good way to kick it off!What did you think of your group leader?Kristian was first class. He was everything you want in a leader - organised, friendly, knowledgable, attentive to his customers and keen to ensure everyone had a good time. He had to do quite a bit of driving in very tricky conditions (it was winter in Iceland after all!) and handled this very well which should not be underestimated. If I was returning to Iceland I'd be keen that he was my leader again.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Layers, layers and more layers! Make sure you have good quality waterproofs. Iceland is expensive but perhaps not quite as expensive as you may think.Is there anything else you would like to add?Exodus, I think you need to change the name of this trip. Snowshoeing was only part of it and is weather dependant. This is not a complaint as the variety of activities was very welcome. I think something like "Iceland Winter Adventure" is much more representative of what you do.

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 9
    Written on July 19, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Fascinating to see this amazing landscape in the glorious throws of winter.  Good variety, activity, food.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Snowmobiling on a perfect cloudless winter's day was a great treat.What did you think of your group leader?Great enthusiasm and knowledge.  Good to have a local guide.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Bring warm clothes!

  • Southern Iceland Winter Explorer reviewer 10
    Written on July 19, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Fascinating to see this amazing landscape in the glorious throws of winter.  Good variety, activity, food.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Snowmobiling on a perfect cloudless winter's day was a great treat.What did you think of your group leader?Great enthusiasm and knowledge.  Good to have a local guide.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Bring warm clothes!

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  1. Day 1: Start Reykjavik.
  2. Day 2: Set off east, taking in Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and the visitor centre at Thorvaldseyri farm, below Eyafjallajokull; on past Vik to the sea stacks at Reynisdrangar.
  3. Day 3: Visit Skaftafell and enjoy an easy glacier walk on Svinafellsjokull or Solheimajokull Glacier.
  4. Day 4: Drive to Jokulsarlon, the glacial lagoon filled with mesmerising icebergs; walk down to the coast to enjoy the beached icebergs and ice formations. Afternoon ice cave visit (conditions permitting).
  5. Day 5: We see Gullfoss Waterfall before travelling to Geysir and the rift valley at Thingvellir.
  6. Day 6: Tour of the Hellisheidarvirkjun geothermal heating plant nestled below the mountains; into the Blue Mountains for and easy walk past lava flows to a dormant crater.
  7. Day 7: Free day in Reykjavik for optional excursions such as snowmobiling or exploring the city.
  8. Day 8: Morning visit to Leidarendi lava tube cave; afternoon transfer to Keflavik; fly to London.

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    I booked through TourRadar because I am travelling with a friend who did! I am a very seasoned traveller and this is my first and not my last time booking with TourRadar. Everything about the experience was amazing! Very smooth, seamless, immediate service. Will recommend to friends and Family. Really looking forward to my adventure and will report again upon my return!

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 791 km.
  • Keflavik (Iceland)
  • 40 km
  • Reykjavik (Iceland)
  • 110 km
  • Seljalandsfoss (Iceland)
  • 26 km
  • Skogafoss (Iceland)
  • 26 km
  • Reynisfjara (Iceland)
  • 127 km
  • Skaftafell (Iceland)
  • 37 km
  • Jokulsarlon (Iceland)
  • 37 km
  • Skaftafell (Iceland)
  • 155 km
  • Gullfoss Waterfall (Iceland)
  • 13 km
  • Geysir (Iceland)
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