Into the unknown of Iceland
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4
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24 Jan
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£200
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£1749 - £1849
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Snowmobile safari Two people exploring an opening in the ice caves.
Snowmobile safari

Cruise across Langjökull glacier on state-of-the-art snowmobiles and explore an ice cave

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The geothermal pools of the Blue Lagoon The geothermal pools of the Blue Lagoon
Healing lagoon

Bathe in the geothermal pools of the Blue Lagoon, with its therapeutic waters

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Gullfoss waterfall A geyser exploding against the sun.
Bucket list wonders

Marvel at the Golden Circle’s erupting geysers and Gullfoss waterfall

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Glacier hike Sólheimajökull glacier
Glacial hike

Take a guided hike across the ridges and crevasses of Sólheimajökull glacier

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The Northern Lights with shadows of trees framing it.
Northern Lights

Watch the magic of the Northern Lights unfold from a wilderness hot tub

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Reykjavík's waterfront and a relaxing swan. A hearty Icelandic stew.
Reykjavík feast

Get a taste for Iceland’s emerging foodie scene with a three-course dinner in the capital

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What's included

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, including a 3-course welcome feast

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in hotels, including a family-run Icelandic lodge

  • All activities, from snowmobile safari to glacial hiking, included. Local Flash Pack guide and driver

  • Max 14 Flashpackers

  • Shared airport pick-up and drop-off, country travel in private minibus

About the trip

This thrill-a-minute adventure to Iceland is packed to the brim with incredible moments, topped off by a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

Hop onboard as we navigate the crevasses of Sólheimajökull glacier on a frozen wilderness hike and wallow in the rejuvenating waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon, amid plumes of steam in the wide open sky. Rev up your snowmobile to cruise the icy landscape of Langjökull glacier, and gaze upon Aurora Borealis flashing and dashing across the frosty horizon from your hot tub vantage spot. Stay at a family-run Icelandic lodge and take advantage of the lack of light pollution to see the night sky at its finest. Come face-to-face with the magnificent terrain of the Golden Circle and bond with fellow Flashpackers over hearty Icelandic meals, including a welcome feast in Reykjavík.

To borrow a word from the Icelanders, this dazzling getaway is “Ógeðslega gott”. It literally means “disgustingly good” and sums up our trip with more passion and promise than any English phrase in existence.

Where you will stay

Hótel Lækur, Hella

Beautiful hotel in remote farmland with views of Hekla Volcano

The minimal décor of the ensuite rooms allows the views to do the talking: on a clear day, you can see the top of Mount Hekla’s still-active volcano.

Why we stay here

You’ll Instagram the hell out of this place: zero light pollution and an outdoor bath make for an unforgettable Northern Lights and stargazing experience.

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The Flash Pack Promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

Itinerary

Day 1

Hit the town in Reykjavík

Touch down in Reykjavík-Keflavík airport and let the fun begin. You’ll be given a ticket for a minibus that will whizz you into the heart of the capital, just two minutes from your hotel. As darkness descends, we’ll head out to an Iceland gastro-pub for a three-course welcome dinner. Iceland’s foodie scene is on the cusp of a major step-change, with a new generation of chefs looking to jazz up ancient staples (think fish stew, meaty soups and thin Icelandic pancakes) with exciting flavours. Get to know your fellow adventurers as you tuck into a series of hearty Icelandic dishes. Then, if the Northern Lights are dazzling above, your guide will lead you down to the waterfront for the best views in Reykjavík. Afterwards, hit the great local bars along the high street and grab a taste of the city’s famed craft beer scene. Get set for the action-packed days ahead, with nothing but epic adventure on the horizon.

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Reykjavík at night

Day 2

Steamy geysers and a snowmobile safari

Get set to be wowed today by a whistle-stop trip to the Golden Circle, Iceland’s stunning trio of bucket-list sites. We kick off at Thingvellir National Park, one of the only places in the world where you can see tectonic plates above sea level. Next up, we visit Geyser Geothermal Area dotted with bubbling, multicoloured mud pools, spurting steam vents and hot and cold springs. A few minutes’ drive away is Gullfoss “Golden Falls” waterfall, where water thunders down into a canyon that looks even more spectacular when frozen. Then we’ll jump aboard super-jeeps and zoom up to the Langjökull glacier, before swapping to snowmobiles. Head off-piste on a thrilling snowmobile safari across the wintry wilderness, stopping to explore a magnificent ice cave.  Then it’s back to our remote family-run lodge. Providing Mother Nature is on our side, sit back in the outdoor hot tub here, and watch the skies dance above you in a display of shimmering magic.

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Exploding snowy geyser.

Day 3

Hike across a glacier

Get set for a day of exploring the stunning south coast of Iceland. Here you’ll find vast black lava beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, dramatic waterfalls and glacier tongues piercing the coastline. Not content with just admiring from afar, us intrepid Flashpackers will gear up for a glacier hike across the rugged beauty of Sólheimajökull. This ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water is an impressive sight to behold, with a maze of crevasses and jagged ridges to discover. Your experienced glacier guide will lead the way through the gigantic glacial canvas, showing off amazing ice formations and pointing out sinkholes to look out for. Traverse the crevasses and rims of this spectacular frozen outback before toasting your courage back at your cosy hotel, with a warming dinner and another chance to see the Northern Lights. That hot tub has your name on…

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Glacier hiking.

Day 4

Wallow in the Blue Lagoon

It’s your last day, Flashpackers, but before those holiday blues kick in, it’s time for a dip in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, set in an 800-year-old lava field in the Reykjanes Peninsula. This unique spa features a huge basin filled with geothermal hot water reaching a balmy 35-40°C. Wallow in the milky-white water, which has been found to have healing qualities, and soothe your glacier-pumped muscles in the nearby waterfall. Afterwards, it’s time for your group transfer to the airport, or you can choose to be dropped off in Reykjavík centre. Either way, return to reality with your bucket list a little lighter. You’ve (hopefully) marvelled at the Northern Lights, and looked in awe upon Iceland’s extraordinary spurting geysers. You’ve revved up on a snowmobile across the icy wilderness and hiked a mighty glacier. You’ve bathed in the Blue Lagoon and hung out in a hot tub beneath the endless starry sky. Not bad for a long weekend’s work.

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Woman bathing in blue steaming waters.

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Important notes
  • Fly into and out of Reykjavik-Keflavík International Airport.
  • Try to arrive into Iceland before 5pm on Day 1 and make sure your flight home is after 3pm on Day 4, otherwise you may miss out on the Blue Lagoon experience.
  • Northern Lights are visible from September to April but sightings are never guaranteed, you just have to hope Lady Luck is on your side.
  • It is safe to assume you will experience all the different types of weather during your Iceland adventure so make sure you pack lots of layers.
  • You need to have a driving licence from your home country in order to drive a snowmobile but if you don’t have one you can still take part in the experience by riding pillion: you just won’t be able to drive.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
  • We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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