Iceland winter tour

“Join a small group for a week-long winter break visiting the natural and cultural highlights of southern Iceland and experiencing geothermal activity up close. ”

Highlights

Reykjavik | Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfos waterfalls | Thorvaldseyri farm | Eyafjallajokull | Reynisdrangar | Skaftafell | easy glacier walk on Svinafellsjokull or Solheimajokull | Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon | Gullfoss Waterfall | Thingvellir rift valley | Hellisheidarvirkjun geothermal heating plant | Blue Mountains | free day in Reykjavik | Leidarendi lava tube cave | Optional snowmobiling tour close to Reykjavik |

Description of Iceland winter tour

Iceland in the snow-covered frozen depths of winter is a thing of great beauty where glaciers shine and icebergs creak and the countryís Golden Circle (Pingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and geothermal Haukadalur) forms a fascinating series of highlights for an Iceland winter tour.

This week-long Iceland winter tour takes travellers from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon lagoon via the stunning natural landmarks of the south, including Svinafellsjokull and Solheimajokull glaciers as well as optional snowmobile tours and visits to ice caves (weather allowing).

From geothermal power plants and Icelandic folk museums to turf houses and the potential for Northern Lights, this Iceland winter tour is certainly one to remember if youíre looking for a New Yearís break with a difference.

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18 Feb 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Iceland winter tour

Accommodation and Meals:
Iceland is unique in that a high percentage of accommodation both private and commercial, runs on geothermal heating and waste is recycled appropriately throughout the trip, which reduces our impact on the environment. Where meals are provided, locally sourced ingredients are usually used to make a mixture of continental and authentic style dishes, such as freshly caught fish or smoked lamb with potatoes.
Guides generally purchase snacks and picnic provisions from local shops along the way, which supports small businesses in the area. Clients are reminded to avoid whale meat if they encounter it.

Activity:
Responsible practices here centre around protection of the natural heritage that is causing such a boom in tourism. This trip visits many of the natural highlights of the country, thus reinforcing the need to protect them. Waste disposal is key, and the leader will provide communal rubbish bins on the bus to ensure clients do not leave any litter behind. The visits themselves are conducted on foot and any restricted areas are respected.

Community:
One of our visits on this trip is to the visitor centre at Thorvaldseyri farm. This was set up by a local farming family after the Eyafjallajokul eruption, as they were very badly affected and now provides a regular source of extra income.
Our Icelandic operators hire local guides for each trip and use a bus company from a small town in South Iceland for the driving in all of their trips. This is mutually beneficial in that the community benefits from employment opportunities, whilst clients gain an insight into the country from staff with valuable local expertise. Our operators are also eager to contribute to local organizations devoted to conservation and community efforts. They run various programs for local children with disabilities or disadvantages in conjunction with the Salvation Army, so that these children can take part in activities like caving, glacier walking and going on a rope course.

UK office
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Group size
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.

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