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Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter provided by Fun Travel Tours

Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Join this winter round tour that covers the so called ring-road around Iceland and the magnificent Snaefellsnes peninsula with its spectacular landscapes and mystical powers. Experience an ever-changing landscape every day and learn about Iceland’s geology, culture, and history. And travelling around Iceland in winter gives you the chance to see the Northern Lights when the weather conditions are ideal Included is accommodation for 9 nights including breakfast and dinners for 7 nights. In the countryside we will stay in farm stays that will give you chances of interacting with local people, taste local food such as lamb and fish, and observe local animals such as dogs, horses and goats. And by travelling around Iceland in a mini-van with maximum 12 people in a group, you will feel like you are exploring Iceland independently.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
Norwegian, English, Danish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Norwegian, English, Danish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67226P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • A guided tour according to the itinerary.
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation for 9 nights.
  • Blue Ice Cave Tour.
  • Entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Entry/Admission - Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn)
Exclusions
  • Airfare to and from Iceland.
  • Lunch.
  • Beverages.
  • All services not mentioned above.
Duration
10 days
Departure details
  • Hótel Klettur, Mjölnisholt 12-14, 105, Reykjavík, Iceland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary due to weather and/or other conditions outside its control.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • A guided tour according to the itinerary.
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation for 9 nights.
  • Blue Ice Cave Tour.
  • Entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Entry/Admission - Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn)
Exclusions
  • Airfare to and from Iceland.
  • Lunch.
  • Beverages.
  • All services not mentioned above.
Departure details
  • Hótel Klettur, Mjölnisholt 12-14, 105, Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
10 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary due to weather and/or other conditions outside its control.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
37 stops
Day 1
Reykjavik
Day 2
Reykjavik - Hella
Day 3
South Coast
Day 4
Blue Ice Experience
Day 5
East Iceland
Day 6
Lake Myvatn Area
Day 7
North Iceland
Day 8
The Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 9
West Iceland
Day 10
Departure
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Viness Lim
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour if you planning to visit Iceland. Jens, one of the owner of this company is an understanding, responsible, professional and knowledgeable guide. We have joined the aurora and glacier tour in Feb 2020 and it was an unforgettable experience in my life. Just 3 of us in the group, like engaged a private tour. Jens will share the history of Iceland throughout the journey. Sometimes, he might be a bit quiet, but he will be able to answer every question and share the tips with you. Breakfast and dinner were included in the tour and he will stop along the way in town for us to grab the lunch. Breakfast is in buffet style and dinner prepared by the Farmhouse/Guesthouse was really really delicious! The Farm stay and guesthouse were cozy with nice view. The tour is reasonably priced and worth every penny.
Written July 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jan
3 contributions
Mar 2020
March 5-15, 2020: The adventure of a lifetime with our guide, Jens. The small tour bus was packed with our group of 10 + luggage, as Jens transported us to see Iceland’s well-known sites & lesser-known corners of the country. Several of the taller/larger group members found the bus uncomfortable & would have liked more legroom. I found this vehicle to be a refreshing alternative to the large tour buses of 40-60 roaring around the island that can’t travel off the beaten path as we did with Jens at the wheel. The weather is highly unpredictable & can change quickly & often, so have your gear & layers of outerwear at the ready in your backpack (not in your suitcase stowed in the back of the bus). Roads often close in winter months-prevented us from traveling to see the Myvatn area in NE Iceland, so Jens lined up alternate lodging for one night & the next day drove us back the way we came-around the southern Ring Road from Reyoarfjorour in the east to north of Bogarnes in the west. Road Warrior Jens, drove us 10.5 hours through white outs & high winds to ensure that we would be able to see as much of the original itinerary as possible. We appreciated his tireless efforts. Be ready for these kinds of unpredictable changes in the winter.
In addition to brief photo stops, Jens stopped to lead a “walk” over slippery & sometimes uneven terrain that would take you to a remote black pebble beach, seaside overlook, waterfall or glacial lagoon-simply breathtaking! Crampons, hiking poles & ski goggles really helped this petite 64-year old navigate the paths and follow Jens, who beamed with delight as we reached our destination & were wowed by the spectacular vistas. These windy winter walks are optional for all who are willing & able, but are not for the faint of heart, physically fragile or unequipped. The ones who opted out stayed in the bus, at the local café or walked nearby. This tour included a bumpy ride in a giant super truck followed by a fantastic 30-minute hike over wide open terrain to explore a Blue Ice Cave & moulin. At Skaftafellsjokull, I opted for a great 4-mile roundtrip hike over the frozen glacial lagoon. Also, hiked with Jens up the cliff at Stykkisholmur to the red lighthouse with awe-inspiring views. Lunch stops were cafes in small villages with fresh, homemade fare.
Jens shared his knowledge of Iceland’s history, geology & geography, & answered my many questions along the way. At my request, he tried to teach me to count to 10 in Icelandic & seemed to appreciate my struggle to pick up a few Icelandic words in this language of ancient origins. At a few stops, Jens read a short Icelandic fairy tale to us-an unexpected treat. He packs a lot into every day with a schedule to keep, so he wasn’t willing to make additional stops at our request to photograph, for example, Icelandic horses in the fields.
I thoroughly enjoyed overnights at guest/farmhouses that were charming, clean & comfortable with friendly staff. Twin rooms are small by American standards but are complimented by nicely furnished “community” rooms where our group relaxed after dinner each night. Most had a bar where we could buy a drink at our own expense. The local farm-to-table dinners were delicious-fresh fish & the tastiest lamb ever. Breakfasts offered a nice selection with superb coffee. And do take the opportunity to drink as much of the clear Icelandic water as possible!
We chased Miss Aurora but she didn’t show-maybe next time. If you want a winter adventure, this tour with Jens is for you!
Written March 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Scott R
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Nov 2019
I cannot recommend this tour, or this tour company, more. Jens was a terrific driver and wonderful guide, with exceptional knowledge of the history and mythology of the country. The itinerary took us to all the incredible sights and unique locations including many which you would not likely consider when planning a visit to Iceland.

The accommodation was varied, as is consistent with Europe, but in all cases was clean and comfortable. Special mention to Guesthouse Fjalladyrd, which provides a perfect setting for the Northern Lights (if you are so lucky).

The included meals were always good and perfectly showcased the region's produce. Just note, if you don't eat lamb or fish, make sure you inform Jens early, as the farm stays were able to make suitable arrangements.

The bus was exceptionally comfortable and allows Jens to take you places that bigger tours could not reach.

I had a wonderful time in Iceland and i cannot wait to return for summer.
Written December 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pacesetter
Gold Coast, Australia173 contributions
Nov 2019
A wonderful time to go to Iceland, and I highly recommend Fun Travel to it for you. Jens was a great driver, in whom we had every confidence especially in icy conditions. The accommodation was good, although a double room would have been nice, as we had twin beds the whole time, with the exception of the first night at Hotel Klettur. Although when we returned to this hotel at the completion of our tour, the room was very poor and not as spacious and was quite shabby. The other guesthouses and farm stays were varied and comfortable. The breakfasts and dinners were always good and the options for coffee stops and lunch was also adequate. We were able to stop at one liquor store, which helped our budget, as Iceland is an expensive place to visit. Jens gave great commentary and we never felt bored or overloaded with the information. The sights we saw were sensational. The inclusions on this tour made the trip even more enjoyable. It was a small group, with only our family of 4 (Couple and 2 adult offspring). Most tours wouldn't offer a tour unless the bus was full, but this was one of reasons we chose Fun Travel, we could plan ahead, knowing the that tour was going, despite the small number. We were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on 2 occasions. It got very cold and we had to walk on icy tracks. Consider buying crampons if you go in winter. They would have been a good investment for us, as we did a bit of slipping and sliding on some walks. All of which were well worth the struggle, as the scenery at the end of these tracks was breathtaking. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this tour and I can't speak more highly of Jens and his commitment to his clients.
Written December 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shane Cheng
Tiong Bahru, Singapore4 contributions
We had a wonderful time on our tour of Iceland! Our tour guide, Jens was very knowledgable and it was such a lovely vacation not having to worry about how we would be getting around or to the next site. Everyday is a surprise to us as we got to enjoy many facets of Iceland everyday. Accommodation was comfortable and cozy. We would highly recommend Fun Travel to our friends and family.
Written January 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keith J
3 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This was a brilliant 10 day FUN tour with local man Jens as our great driver, as well as a terrific planner and co-ordinator. Jens’ knowledge of Iceland, both historic and geological, was fantastic and he was able to give our lovely group of six passengers just enough information so we were not overloaded. His reading of an Icelandic fairy tale was looked forward to each day.
Being in a small bus, Jens was able to take us to scenic places (and waterfalls) that the full size tourist buses could not go. Each lunch stop, Jens would check with our evening dinner venue, and would be able to tell us what the evening meal would be and what we could expect with the local catch of the day or regional speciality. Each day a local dish and never 2 days the same, wonderful!!
The accommodation chosen by Jens were all ‘farm stays’ or small guesthouses, all very clean, cosy and comfortable. Breakfasts were also very well done with plenty to choose from and to cater for all tastes.
We were just blown away by the fabulous scenery of Iceland and seeing the Northern lights on one occasion was icing on the cake.
We could not fault Jens in any way, not that we were looking for faults, this was a fabulous tour, very highly recommended and would readily do it all again.
Written December 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joy Uy
7 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
I loved this tour. It had the right balance of sightseeing and adventure. And our dinners were delicious, meticulously chosen by our guide, Jens.
Written November 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alberta S
Washington DC, DC724 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
We booked a winter week-long family tour through SE Iceland with Fun Tours. It lived up to our itinerary. Airport pick-ups and drop-offs were perfect. Having other families with young (elementary-middle school) children was fantastic. Getting to know families from England was wonderful plus the kids were a riot. We were fortunate to have a great mix of adults and young people. We traveled in a small van with three families, a total of 8 people and a driver.
Around the Reykjavik area we had a local driver, Asa, who was fantastic and personable. She read the group well and far exceeded our needs and anticipations. Leaving the area the manager of the tour, Jens, was OK. We stopped at all the requisite stops. We had enough time to explore the various waterfalls, lagoons, etc. We had a lovely glacier walk that was superb. But when we arrived at our final destination each day he was definitely "off the clock."
We had some issues. We found our Reykjavik lodging had been changed. We paid for an lovely city center hotel, Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, at twice the price. This hotel was in walking distance of all the fun things like Harpa, etc. Instead, we were moved to a very basic hotel (Klettur) farther away. This was a typical bus hotel with mediocre amenities and a breakfast with masses of people and very basic food. This wouldn't have been a major issue--except this was not what we paid for. (We stayed at Centrum our last night--off tour--and saw the huge difference.) Rooms at the Klettur were problematic--the management open our room door a several occasions because the lock didn't work, we each had one tiny (hard) towel, and a toilet paper holder that continually fell off the wall. (We are trying to reconcile the price difference with Prestige, US tour operator, who booked Fun.)
Also, during our tour out of the city we had two nights at a hotel Jens said was owned by a family member. It was a perfectly acceptable lodging but it made our routing suspicious.
For our final tour day, we had to call him about our trip to the Blue Lagoon. He claims he gave us instructions for a pick-up by another driver but no one in our group remembered hearing instructions. (Our driver on the final day to the Lagoon was terrific even tough the van seemed to have mechanical issues--we had to struggle to open the passenger door and the engine sounded terrible when idling.)
When Jens missed our last evening's dinner in the city so we had no opportunity to say good bye or address any of these issues in person.
We had a good trip-just beware. We were left with un-reconciled concerns.
Written March 1, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We have been working as a tour operator/destination management company for several clients for many year. Our main client is PEAK Adventure Travel, the world's largest adventure travel company, and we have been serving them here in Iceland since 2009 with growing number of groups every year, from 15 in 2014 expecting more than 30 groups in 2015, indicating that we are doing something right. Any kind of issues people might have with the tours need to be addressed directly to the travel agent selling the trip that can then take the issue directly to PEAK. That includes issues about being misinformed about accommodation places (such as being informed they would stay at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, that was never intended to be used). We are simply not allowed to respond directly to the client in any way after the trip although we would have been able to explain this if we would have been asked sometimes during the 3 days we spent together. However, there is just one thing I would like to comment on; the reason I missed the last evenings dinner was that I was in bed with a fever of 39° C (around 102°F), I hope people can then understand the reason why. And that was also the reason why I thought I had told them about the pick up time although it seems I did not, but anyone that has experienced high fever might know that your brain is not functioning 100% during that time. I wish Alberta and her family all the best and again urge her to take these issues directly to the travel agent that sold her the trip and then they can take it directly to PEAK that can formally answer and clarify these un-reconciled concerns. Regards, Jens Olafsson, Tour Manager Fun Travel
Written March 11, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dennis039
NJ1 contribution
Mar 2011
Sixteen of us from the New York City area took a 6-day, 5-night trip to Reykjavik in late March and were exceedingly overwhelmed by the experience and vow to go again in the summer season again in the near future. The high quality of the trip was largely attributed to the excellent guided tour provided by Jens of Fun Travel. Jens served as our guide/driver. He is a very good driver, calm and steady. In addition, he uses fluent English to tirelessly inform us of Icelandic people, culture, history, and environment that are of great interest to us. He seems to have a good answer to all curious questions indicating his deep local knowledge.

Before the trip, we really wondered if we had enough to see in Reykjavik in the winter time, thinking that five full days were perhaps too long. But Jens surprised us. He came up with a trip plan to keep us quite busy during the day from about 8:30 to 5:30 and we still had time to enjoy dinner and sightseeing in the downtown area right around our hotel. In addition to the Blue Lagoon, Jens gave us tour to the Golden Circle to see, among many, Geyser geothermal area and Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall; to the south shore to see waterfalls of Skogarfoss and Seljarlandsfoss, the museum at Skogar, and glacier Solheimajokull; to the Saga Circle north of the City to see hot spring, lava waterfalls and the beautiful Barnafossar (Children’s waterfall), and the Settlement Center. On our last day, we thought that we were done with the tour. But since our flight was not until late afternoon, Jens was thoughtful to create a half day very exciting tour that took us to the west of the City to visit the Presidential residence, different mud pools and hot springs, the bridge between the continents, and the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. You can see that Jens is very thoughtful and accommodating. He is in fact also very flexible during the tour and willing to do extra for our benefits.

Jens was chosen out of several email requests for information and he was the first to respond. We find out later that that is his trade mark – excellent tour overview, very flexible, quick to respond, and accessible with reasonable fees. What else can you ask from a tour guide?

Of course, we will go with Jens of Fun Travel again for our returned trip and we had already discussed a travel plan with him to go around the entire Iceland.
Written May 11, 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Review of Iceland Complete-ICE-04 August 2021
During the first week of August, my friend and I took the Iceland Complete Tour with Jens Olafsson from Fun Travel.
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Fantastic tour of amazing Iceland
My first contact was by e-mail, and he was not sure he was going to offer the last 10-Day Complete ring island tour
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Best Tour Group in Iceland
If you're looking for a wonderful trip in Iceland, this is the company for you. Completely professional and fun the
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A fantastic road trip
There is no better way to see Iceland. I joined Iceland Complete in 10 days. Our guide Dori was fantastic, knowledg
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Another Bucket List Item Achieved
Thank you Fun Travel for a memorable trip around the ring of Iceland! We are so impressed with the knowledge and pr
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Out-STANDING Tour!
This was my first visit to this beautiful country and this tour offered the perfect introduction. We visited all 4
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Fabulous itinerary, scenery and guide
I had a fabulous time! I chose this tour because the itinerary was so inclusive, and the company had great reviews.
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Awesome trip
This was a fantastic trip. I loved it and would highly recommend it. Still, different people have different taste
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Loved It All!
I couldn't have asked for a better tour of Iceland. Our guide Jens was fantastic in making sure we saw everything!!
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Amazing scenery, good guiding, great accomodations. Everyone should go with Jens..
If you can tour with Jens, do it. Jens Olafsson is the sole owner and guide of Fun Travels Iceland. Jens tours w
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Great Time, Little Weight Gain* (* lots of hiking)
When my travel buddies asked if we wanted to take this tour of Iceland, I thought we were booking the usual stop-ju
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It was an unforgettable experience
I traveled with nine friends in Jenn's tour bus. He has immense attention to detail and our safety on the roads we
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Fantastic trip & excellent adventure!
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10 day complete Iceland
The countryside of Iceland is the most beautiful I have ever seen. Picture Waterfalls cascading down the mountains
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