“My daughter and i would like to experience iceland . Northern lights, hot springs etc. We would like to see a lot of nature. Maybe see where game of thrones is filmed. Be somewhat pampered. Have some free time. Travel with a budget in mind. See things we can not see in boston or south carolina.”
Preeti Bhide, a local specialist from Iceland, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary based on Iceland in Winter: How to make the most of limited daylight.
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February is a great time to see Iceland in its beautiful winter cloak and the northern lights with very few tourist crowds.
I recommend a tour to the South Coast where you will see some of the most famous attractions of Iceland, visit some hot springs and some offbeat lesser known sights.
Some ideas for a different experience are ice caving and a tour inside the magma chamber of an extinct volcano.
Are you looking to drive yourselves or have guided group tours?
I am a Game of Thrones fan myself. We can definitely plan in a tour to the sites. If you prefer a self-drive, I can include all the filming locations as part of your detailed itinerary.
Let me know what you prefer and I can send you more details.
Preeti. Nice to meet you. We were hoping to go on guided tours since I am not so sure about driving in the snow and ice. Does that mean we will not be able to see any Game of Thrones locations?
It will be no problem to have guided tours, and we can also arrange a guided tour to the Game of Thrones filming locations, so no worries.
Here is a rough plan I recommend:
10th February - Arrival in Iceland. Coach transfer to Reykjavik with a stop at the Blue Lagoon.
11th February - Free day in Reykjavik (with a sightseeing itinerary included). Northern Lights tour in the evening.
12th February - Game of Thrones guided tour.
13th February - Visit the Golden Circle and part of the South Coast. Overnight close to Vik. Northern Lights hunt in the evening if conditions are favourable.
14th February - Join an ice caving tour and visit the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Overnight in the South East. Northern Lights hunt in the evening if conditions are favourable.
15th February - Take a short glacier hike in the Skaftafell National Park. Drive back to Reykjavik.
16th February - A relaxed morning after your busy south coast tour. A lava caving tour in the afternoon.
17th February - Coach transfer to the airport. Departure from Iceland.
The price for this 8 day / 7 night trip is [price removed]
Let me know how this sounds and if you would like to include anything else.
Itinerary looks great!
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