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Women's Northern Lights Tour Iceland

Iceland Fire, Ice, & Northern Lights Women’s Adventure (November 4-9, 2024)

  Iceland

  6 Days

  November 4, 2024

November 9, 2024

Female Icon  Women

  Moderate Physical Activity

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Experience the land of fire & ice with fun outdoor adventures that thrill, chill, and ignite your inner Viking, in the company of a great group of women.

Green Edventures Iceland Women's Adventure Fire Ice Northern Lights

Experience Iceland’s winter wonderland and join us for Fire, Ice, & Northern Lights on our winter Women’s Iceland Northern Lights Adventure. Your days will be filled with exciting activities, breath-taking scenery, and your nights spent gazing at the arctic sky in search dancing lights known as the aurora borealis.

Look up for magic.

The first time you see the green glow of the aurora is a memory that will last a lifetime. It’s magical to see the green lights spanning over the arctic night sky. Three nights of our Women’s Iceland Northern Lights Adventure is spent in country hotels on the south coast to reduce light pollution, and to maximize your opportunities to see northern lights during the tour. However, there is more to Iceland than chasing the northern lights, here. There are amazing outdoor adventures,too!

Adventure Awaits.

During the Women’s Northern Lights Adventure with a visit to the famous Strokkur geyser, and eat delicious tomato soup at a greenhouse farm powered by geothermal energy. Not to be missed is soaking in the hot lagoons and pools warmed by the super volcano Iceland sits on. A special stop will be the Sky Lagoon in Reykjavik, one of Iceland’s newest spas, to invigorate and rejuvenate your body through their 7 Steps Rituals.

Hop on a tandem snowmobile and  feel the cool wind on your face as you zoom over a glacier that sits on top of a volcano! Led by your expert glacier guide, don your crampons and become a polar explorer as you trek on a glacier and learn to ice climb with ropes and harness. Go deeper into the last ice age and explore the blue ice caves of the second largest glacier in Europe. Before the sun sets, hike along a blue glacier lagoon full of icebergs, and then walk among the bergie bits of all sizes at “Diamond Beach,”

This trip was designed for you!

This Women’s Iceland Northern Lights Adventure is open to all women and is in partnership with International Becoming an Outdoors Woman. No previous experience required. Join us as a solo traveler, with a partner, or with a friend. There are no forced single supplements. On our fun and active Iceland women’s adventure, you will have instant travel buddies, lots of belly laughs and future-lifelong friends. The Iceland women’s adventure will be a positive life-changing adventure you will remember forever.

You might also be interested in our other Women’s Iceland adventures, tours, and retreat. Learn more here.

 

Keep scrolling for all of the details of the Women’s Iceland Northern Lights Adventure.

Iceland Northern Lights

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit Iceland’s powerful treasures Stukkur Geyser & waterfalls.
  • Learn about Viking history at Þingvellir National Park.
  • Get geared up! Ice climb & hike on a glacier.
  • Feel blue! Explore inside an ice cave in Skaftafell National Park.
  • Explore the black sands with bergy bits on Diamond Beach.
  • Drive a tandem snowmobile on a glacier.
  • Dine in a greenhouse restaurant that grows tomatoes all year with geothermal energy.
  • Soak in the Secret Lagoon, and Icelandic pools.
  • Experience the 7 Steps Rituals at Sky Lagoon Spa.
  • Good timing to be in Iceland for Northern Lights.
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Inclusions & Exclusions

Included:

  • All activities listed in the itinerary.
  • Most meals.
  • Group airport transfer.
  • English speaking Icelandic driver & guide for 6 days.
  • Double occupancy lodging in 3-star hotels.
  • Green Edventures Trip Leader from day 1 to day 6.

Excluded:

  • Airfare to Iceland
  • Lunch Day 1
  • Lunch & Dinner Day 6
  • Gratuities (minimum $250)
  • Personal spending money.
  • Travel Insurance

Supplemental Information:

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Payments

Package Price $4225

Deposit: $500 until April 15th ($950 after)

Installments: 3 equal payments due July 5, August 5, and September 5, 2024.

Availability:  See below “Click for Pricing” for real-time availability.

Group Size: Min 8 / Max 12

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Tour Itinerary

►Day 1: Arrival at the Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

Arrival at Keflavik airport by 11am. We will transfer as a group to Reykjavik and leave the airport after the last flight. Drop your luggage at the hotel, and then head off to Reykjavik to explore and have an early lunch on your own or with your other adventure buddies. Return to the hotel to check in and refresh. Meet and greet. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Reykjavik. (D)

►Day 2: Fire – Erupting Geysers & Steaming Pools

Today we head out of the city to the famous Golden Circle to see some of Iceland’s popular and powerful treasures.
Our first stop is Thingvellir National Park, where we walk along the faults and through the fissures of the mid-Atlantic ridge to further your understanding of how Iceland is part of the North American and European tectonic plates. You will also hear about the major historic events that have taken place at this UNESCO world heritage site.

From there a short drive brings us to the famous greenhouse Friðheimar where we have their fresh tomato soup for lunch (included). After lunch, we visit two of Iceland’s most famous natural sites, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Strokkur Geyser. At geyser you will get video and photos of it exploding up to 120ft in the air every 10-15 minutes.

Later, we get a closer look at the hot springs. While snowflakes fall gently on your warm cheeks, you will sink neck deep in the hot water and float on pool noodles surrounded by steaming and bubbling hot springs all around.

Overnight near Hella. Dinner. (BLD)

►Day 3: Ice – Glaciers & Waterfalls

Our first stop today will be the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss and we will walk behind it for stunning 360 photos. Then after a short drive east, we come to the massive cascade known as Skogarfoss. If you are lucky, there will be a beautiful rainbow at the base of the falls.

Afternoon we will be geared up and led onto the glacier known as Sólheimajökull (the Sun Home Glacier). Our glacier guide will teach us about the glacier and its ever-changing features. Then with ropes, harness, and ice axes, participants will sink into a crevasse or other opening in the glacier to try Ice Climbing. The glacier guides will choose a spot suitable for the skills of the participants. N

We continue east toward the town of Vik, just before we reach there, we will stop at the black sand beach known as Reynisfjara. This is a fantastic place to photograph the towering basalt columns and to stretch your legs before the drive toward Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
Spend the next two nights from our country hotel looking for northern lights.

Overnight near Kirjubaejarklaustur. Lunch and dinner locations TBD. (B.L.D)

►Day 4: Ice – Blue Cave & Black Beach

On this ice-focused day we will get up close and personal with Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier in Skaftafell National Park.
The morning begins with a rugged 4WD ride to explore the other worldly underground landscape of this relic from the last ice age. Capture stunning photos of deep blue, glass-like ice, while meandering through of one of mother-natures endangered environments. When the glaciers are gone, your photos will be digital artifacts.

Afternoon, we will explore one of the glacier lagoons of Vatnajokul. Towering icebergs wash up on the beach. You might see seals and birds floating on the icebergs drifting out to sea. Icebergs and bergy bits wash ashore, glisten in the sunlight, and look like diamonds.

Overnight near Kirjubaejarklustar. (B.L.D)

Day 5: Ice – Snowmobiling Over Iceland’s Largest Volcano 

This morning we head back west along the south coast, leaving Skaftafell in our rearview mirrow. Our destination is Mýrdalsjökull Glacier for a 2.5 hour epic adventure on top of the world. Mýrdalsjökull Glacier glacier covers Iceland’s largest volcano, Katla. We board a glacier truck and head up the mountain toward the glacier where the snowmobiles are located. Participants will explore the wilderness and breathtaking views from tandem (two person) snowmobiles, alternating between driving and riding. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license. A solo rider option upgrade may be available.

In the late afternoon we will tell stories and laugh about the last few days as we do what the Icelanders do, we swim in the outdoor local pools.

Farewell dinner in Reykjavik and last-minute shopping. (B.L.D)

►Day 6: Fire & Ice – Sky Lagoon

Group transfer to Keflavik airport.

But first, we stop at the Sky Lagoon, Reykjavik’s newest lagoon and spa. Participants will experience the 7 Steps Ritual that combines the healing powers of warm water, cold water, warm steam, dry heat, and fresh air! These natural elements are a traditional way to promote wellbeing, inside and out.

The spa has showers and blow dryers so that you can be fresh and rejuvinated for your flight back to the USA. Group airport drop off is 1:30pm. (B)

** Please note: The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite. **

Your Tour Guides

Kelly VanLaanen

Kelly VanLaanen

Trip Leader

E-Mail: info@greenedventures.com 

Kelly has more than 20+ years’ experience teaching and guiding in the outdoors and has been a Becoming an Outdoors Woman Instructor since 1997. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Environmental Education/ Interpretation. Kelly likes to hunt, fish, camp, backpack, kayak, garden, forage, create soaps and lotions, snorkel, travel and spend time with her family.

You can read more about Kelly here: Meet Trip Leader Kelly VanLaanen

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