What Should You Know Before Booking an Iceland Vacation Package?

Before booking an Iceland vacation package, you should be aware of a few things. Continue reading to gather relevant information on this matter.

 

Advance planning

It is crucial to plan your itinerary in advance for the Iceland Holidays, preferably 4 to 6 months before you visit Iceland. It would be easier to customize the tour. Compare the packages that various travel companies offer you, and choose the most appropriate deal.

Deciding the budget

Budgeting is one of the critical measures that you need to take when planning your Iceland Holidays Package. The budget will guide the dynamics of your tour. You must consider the accommodation and food expenses, along with a host of miscellaneous costs. Always have resources that are marginally above your final budget.

Practice driving

It may sound funny if you already know driving. But it is always an intelligent thing to practice a bit of driving before you visit Iceland. The main reason is you need to rent a jeep and drive across the country for a detailed exploration of its natural beauty. Expertise in driving will help you move across the changing terrains. If you don’t know how to drive, learn it at your convenience.

Booking hotels

Accommodation is one of the key elements that you must consider in your itinerary. Contact the hotels that you want to target in your journey and enquire the booking facilities. Book a room a few months before you reach there. It will help you to avoid harassment during tourist congestion in peak season.

 

A working credit card

Carry a reliable credit card with you on the tour. Most of the services that you get in Iceland are available in lieu of a credit card payment. You will not face any hassle in purchasing a food item or staying in a cottage. You may keep a few currency exchanges with you to pay toll taxes at specific junctures.

Tipping is not mandatory

It is not a custom in Iceland to tip the waiter or the tour guide. Nevertheless, it is an appreciable gesture. When you eat out at a local restaurant, you may tip the server. Similarly, after the completion of the tour, it is your discretion to tip the touring guide.

Enjoying Vík village on a private tour in Iceland

Obey the rules

It is an obvious thing that you must consider in your itinerary. You should abide by the law when you are touring Iceland, or, for that matter, touring any country. Don’t drive rashly or break the traffic rules. Try to be empathetic when driving your rented super jeep. Avoid honking frequently and stay calm. It will make your tour more enjoyable.

English is fine

You don’t have to worry a lot about the language barrier. English is a popular language among the Icelandic people. The people providing you a host of services at the hotels and touring companies are fluent in English. You can also interact in English with the bartenders at the local pubs. But it would be a nice gesture if you can say them an Icelandic ‘hello’ and ‘thank you.’

Remember these points

Remembering these things will give you an advantage as an enthusiastic tourist in Iceland.

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Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Tour

Iceland is truly blessed with natural beauty that holds the power to simply leave you spellbound It is known for its black beaches, rocky lava fields, mesmerizing glaciers, and incredible natural phenomena. Considering its vast landscapes, covered with lush green forests, amazing wildlife, huge mountains and beautiful coastlines, it certainly is a place that one needs to visit at least once in their lifetime.
With its white, snow-covered, mystic glaciers and magnificent volcanoes that are no less than a thing of beauty. There exists somethings are required to be experienced to truly feel their worth. And visiting Eyjafjallajokull Volcano is one of them. It is a paradise in every sense. It welcomes thousands of adventure enthusiasts with open hands every year. Plus, the rugged landscape exists for those who want an adrenaline rush.

Our modified Toyota Land Crusers can take you off the beaten track.

Come and visit the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, also known as E15, and experience the sublime beauty of Iceland. It is completely covered by a massive 100 ice cap. The tour will take you on an adventure ride through vast landscapes and great hangout spots. You will also get the opportunity to visit various well-known locations along with many hidden gems of the land of fire and ice. The large volcanoes, glaciers and hot springs will leave you wanting for more. If you are looking for a fun ride that not only includes natural wonders but is also filled with adventure then this tour is just right for you. Get to experience numerous places of divine natural beauty and get lost in this paradise called
Iceland.

About tour
Eyjafjallajokull is a part of the smaller ice caps of Iceland. It is an active volcano that has erupted recently in 2010. The region consists of a volcano that is entirely covered by an ice cap. The ice cap has many outlet glaciers and covers an area of about 100 square kilometers. Out of many outlet glaciers, most are to the north. Gigjokull glacier flows into Leonid while Steinholtsjokull glacier flows into Steinholtslon. The mountain is 1,651 metres high and is known for a 4 km crater that opens to the north.

On the way to Thorsmork we visit Gígjökull, the largest glacier outlet of Eyjafjallajökull (you remember the infamous eruption of 2010 that disrupted air traffic all around the world).

First, we will head to the Solheimajokull Glacier and explore the rich geography of the glacier. Then you will also get to explore the beautiful South Coast of Iceland. You will experience the thrill of walking over the thick ice as we take you for a hike on a glacier. You will get to visit Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss waterfalls and see the lovely water hitting the magnificent rocks, making a pleasant sound. Plus, experience the breath-taking Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach that is sure to leave you spellbound. So hurry up and pack for a tour that will be with you for the rest of your life.

There is never a chance to get away from your busy work life. Stay lost in south of Iceland serene beauty. Come along on a journey that you will cherish for your life. This tour gives you the chance to get in touch with Iceland’s absolute tranquillity. Be prepared to be overcome by the beauty of the majestic Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This tour is especially designed for those who find adrenaline rush in travelling on the rugged lands and seek adventure. So if you are looking for a remarkable experience in Iceland, then this might be the tour for you. Travel across places of glorious natural beauty and enjoy all the fun that Iceland has to offer.

If you go to the South Coast of Iceland, this is one of the best known attractions… the black-sand beach and its columnar basalt rock formations :) But beware of the waves! It is a very dangerous beach. We run this tour either by minibus, or super jeep.

Why choose this tour?
This is a tour that takes you to the 2010 erupted volcano Eyjafjallajökull that is bound to leave you in surprise. You will get to explore the enormous volcano along with waterfalls and black sand beaches
and more on this one hell of an adventure. Volcano safari on a super jeep tour is a great idea as our expert guides will take you through exclusive scenery that is only possible on wheels. So don’t forget
to bring your camera to capture the beautiful sites that Iceland has to offer. However, this tour is not just about the mighty volcano but also about more stops on the way to the beautiful Icelandic
wonder.

We are an agency that works according to its client’s demands. We plan this tour so that you can enjoy the journey to the fullest. Your satisfaction is our number one priority. In view of this, you
reserve the right to change the route and take different routes depending on the site that you like to visit. We are very flexible and obedient to your commands.
We make sure you immerse yourself fully in this exciting experience and only take good memories back home. A specially trained and certified guide is available on our tours. We strongly believe our success depends on your trip success, so let go of all your worries and leave everything to our hands.

The South Coast of Iceland

FAQ

What is the tours’ difficulty level?
We offer tours at varying levels of difficulty. It is not a problem if you don't have a previous adventure travel experience, our tour guides make everything look easy and fun. Does the tour has a decided plan? Yes, the tour is well-planned in advance. But we call ourselves different for a reason. Our travel agency always keeps its client’s demands on the top. We can customize the tour according to your convenience.

Do I need a local tour guide?
Getting a tour guide by your side will improve your travel experience during your journey. A good guide will clarify the local culture and traditions and give you a lot of knowledge about the places you want visit. We select our guides very carefully to ensure high standards of service. Our guides know all the popular tourist destinations along with the hidden gems of Iceland.

How should I pack for my trip to Iceland?
It is recommended to pack warm clothes along with snow boots as Iceland is covered with thick ice throughout the year. Moreover, packing hiking boots would be a great idea to climb up the sky-high mountains of Iceland. Also, don’t forget to pack your crampons and ice axe along with safety glasses for extra protection. Remember to pack everything waterproof, as it could start raining at any time of the day in Iceland.

Considering Eyjafjallajokull an active Volcano, how safe is the tour?
Eyjafjallajökull is completely safe to visit and is flocked by tourists every year. It is considered a must-visit location by many tour agencies of the South Coast. The town of Hvolsvöllur also has visitor’s
center near the volcano that takes care of all the adventure-loving tourists.

 

Our satisfied customers will tell you to make the right decision.

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Vatnajökull Glacier Super Jeep Tour

Iceland is called the land Fire and Ice for a reason. It is one of the most popular destinations in the world these days. It is a place where you will find magnificent active volcanoes along with vibrant blue glaciers. What’s good is that in every season Iceland gives a completely different experience. So, whenever you visit this beautiful country, you’re never going to be disappointed.

Unlike any other destination in Europe, it has the colors of various pleasures that life has to offer. Iceland’s unique landscapes and natural wonders complement its culture of cafés and lively nightlife. Moreover, for those who want an adrenaline rush, there are magnificent mountains. There’s something in Iceland for everyone. Due to the unique adventure, it has to bring, the nation invites adventure lovers with open hands. Whether you schedule a weekend getaway or want to travel the whole world, the various tours of Iceland should make sure you see the best the country has to offer.

Having modified super jeep on a glacier is a great experience

The journey on the Vatnajökull Glacier is no different. Filled with excitement and adventure, it guarantees to make your journey worthwhile. Vatnajökull, which is the largest glacier in Europe, is truly a thing of beauty. To explore Vatnajökull Glacier’s rugged highlands, we use only the best vehicles that stand well on security and comfort check. We use super jeeps that are extremely comfortable and affordable because they have plenty of room to fit up to 7 passengers at a time. So you’re never worried about the comfort and peacefully enjoy the trip.

About tour

This tour will be all about an incredible journey, scaling up the heights and discovering the depths of Icelandic glaciers. It is a magical combination of constant exploration and glacier climbing which makes it the perfect choice for both adrenaline and nature lovers. Glacier hiking in South Iceland is a common activity. This is a beautiful and natural world that will leave you spellbound with its stunning beauty and outstanding nature. So what are you waiting for? Pack your crampons and ice axe and get ready to be taken aback with the ancient ice formations of Vatnajokull, widely known as Europe’s largest glacier.

On a Super Jeep private tour

Your guides will make sure you learn everything about the glacier’s growth, its distinctive features, and its unique movements. Plus, the knowledge of how the environment has impacted the glacier along with how the glacier has played a major role in defining the region around it will also be covered. First, certified guides will give you a safety talk and an introduction to all the equipment we will be going to use when you arrive at the location. All the equipment you need for Vatnajokull, i.e. ice axes, crampons, helmets and safety lines, will be provided to you. Our guides love to share their awareness of the many stories of the country in order to make sure you have an enjoyable life experience. For quite a long time, they have been operating as a guide, acquiring enough experience to make your private tours in Iceland insightful and enjoyable. Remember, your success is our success. Hence, you can count on us whenever you are looking for the best tours in Iceland.

Why choose this tour?

The chance of getting away from the hectic city life is rarely found. Get lost in the serene beauty of South Iceland. Come along on a trip of a lifetime. This tour provides you the opportunity to get in touch with the absolute tranquillity of the Southern Iceland region. Be prepared to be taken aback by the robust snow-white Vatnajökull Glacier that is famous for being the largest glacier in Europe.

In this, you will get a chance to experience the breath-taking view of the glacier valley of Sultartungugil. In a 4-hour road trip, you will get to see the finest of sights that Iceland is blessed with. The views of the beautiful Esjufjöll and Öræfajökull mountains are sure to leave you spellbound. Go right to top of the glacier in our specially customized super jeeps on a relaxing journey. Grab the chance to experience the iconic locations where your favorite movies and TV series were shot. From the superhero flick, Batman Begins to the historical saga of Game of Thrones—all were shot here.

It is a great chance to interact with Iceland’s amazing natural wonders. In this tour, you will be provided with an extremely friendly tour guide that knows their job really well. In this journey, you will travel in a super jeep to a ride that will be filled with fun and adventure. On arriving at the Vatnajokull glaciers, we will hike to the ice cave.
Then we will venture into the mystical ice world after a short walk of about 30 minutes to enjoy the sparkling crystal ice cave. The cave glitters from sapphire blue to brilliant white with lots of wonderful colors. You’ll know everything about the ice caves of Iceland and its impressive structures.

 

Ford Excursion Super Jeeps is capable 46″ modified for any glacier in Iceland

Vatnajokull Glacier’s crystal ice cave changes with each passing winter. So you’ll see a completely different ice cave every year you join our tour. We will spend about 30-45 minutes inside the ice cave. Don’t forget to bring along warm winter clothing that will protect you against harsh cold. This tour is great for all the photography fanatics as it provides many opportunities to get close to nature.

FAQ

What if I cannot travel to the location of the meetup?
Even though meetup involves traveling to the location by yourself and meeting the tour guides. But, for your convenience, we also extend our services to picked up and taken to the location. You can choose according to what suits you the best.

Are there any special tours for younger children?
Sure! Most of our jeep tour has a minimum age of 6. It will be an exciting adventure for the kids as they discover the natural wonders of Iceland. Also, some of our tours have no minimum age. In fact, it will be a great learning experience for the kids as they get lost in this serene wonderland.

Can the tour be customized?
We take great pride in being a travel-friendly agency that keeps its client’s demands on the top. We can definitely customize the tour according to your convenience.

How safe is the journey?
You need not be worried about safety at all. Your safety is our number one priority. We use only the finest safety equipment to ensure there is no mishap involved.

What is the difficulty level of the tours?
We offer tours of various difficulty levels. It is not a problem if you don’t have prior experience in adventure travel, our tour guides make the travel very easy and fun.

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Some Magnificent Reasons to Celebrate your Honeymoon in Iceland

Iceland is a dream destination for any honeymoon couple. If you have married recently and yet to celebrate your honeymoon, plan the trip to Iceland for an unforgettable experience. The unpredictable weather and the colourful terrains of Iceland will engross you in natural beauty. From witness all four seasons in an exquisitely panoramic view of the skyline to spotting a restless Arctic fox on a snowy hill, you both will have thrilling experiences on the trip.

The marvellous Northern Lights

The aura of the Northern Lights is something you can’t ignore. People travel to Iceland by keeping Northern Lights their first priority. Sky-gazing with your partner in Iceland is one of the most scintillating experiences you can’t afford to miss. A natural phenomenon of such a dazzling magnitude will engross both of you. When the bright solar particles enter the earth’s atmosphere in specific trajectories, Northern Lights occur. Experts can predict the occurrence only 3 days in advance. You need to visit during the winter season to witness the captivating Aurora Borealis. Customizing Private Tours in Iceland will provide you with more liberty to explore the country. Rent a luxury jeep for the tour.

Viewing the Northern Lights in Iceland.

The charm of the Blue Lagoon Spa

The famous Blue Lagoon Spa is surrounded by mystic, volcanic fields. It is one of the top places of interest in Iceland and a perfect choice on your honeymoon itinerary. The azure waters of the lagoon will mesmerize both of you with its crystalline beauty. You can relax and rejuvenate your youthful spirits at the place. You have the exotic options of a sauna bath with a steam room. The spa also has an excellent mask bar where both of you can immerse in a romantic mood. Its proximity to the airport makes it an easily accessible tourist spot. Always keep it in your priority list of your Iceland Holidays Package.

Enjoying the Blue Lagoon near Grindavik.

The alluring romantic waterfalls

The timeless waterfalls of Iceland with their magnificence will allure any honeymoon couple to div deep into their passionate journey. The South Coast region is well-known for its waterfalls, namely the Seljalandsfoss and the Skógafoss. If you travel on the captivating diamond circle route in northeast Iceland, you will witness the enchanting Dettifoss waterfall. Dettifoss means ‘thunderous.’ It has the most powerful flow-rate in the whole European continent. The 44-metre drop of this white beauty is bound to baffle both of you.

Enjoying the waterfalls of Iceland on a private tour

The magical charm of ice caves

Imagine the intense feeling of beauty in your honeymoon when magical bluish-white sheets of ice in various forms surround you and your partner. The glittering ice caves give you plenty of such opportunities. You must visit the caves during winter, as in summer days they thaw and transform into water. The local authorities will provide you with safety equipment to explore the wizardry of these natural wonders.

An exquisite honeymoon experience is awaits

After knowing the above-mentioned reasons, you should make Iceland your honeymoon destination. The exquisite galore of experiences will make you visit the country in the future once more with your partner.

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Private Ice Cave Tours in Iceland

What are the ice caves? 

Ice caves are the natural process and are formed during the winter. They are known as Crystal Caves because the magnificent light through the blue ice makes them look like crystals. There are many ice caves in Iceland whose appearance and position change every year due to the weather condition. Discover Iceland provides the best Iceland Private Tours. 

The structure or design of the ice caves is not permanent. The seasonal process of melt/freeze has a vast effect on the ice caves and glaciers. During summer, the warm weather removes the existing structure and craft the new caves.

During the multi-day tour with Discover Iceland. Good hotel and comfortable tour on super jeeps.

How it is formed? 

In summer, the glacier melts and the meltwater flows inside the glacier and forms the hastening rivers of cold water. Further, the freezing cold rivers flowing inside the glacier form channels through the glacier. 

In winter, the glacier stops melting and as a result, there is no flow of melt Water Rivers. Since during summer meltwater makes passage inside the glacier. The passage and water are still inside and hence the river tunnels look brightly blue crystalline ice caves and are reachable to tourists. With Iceland Private Tours you will get a chance to see these wonderful and amazing ice caves. 

A cave located in Mount Kverkfjöll, North Iceland is very difficult to reach. It was formed by the geothermal activities. Many caves are formed by a combination of seasonal meltwater and hydrothermal heat. 

The Most Famous and Visited Ice Caves are-

The Crystal Ice Cave 

In this cave, you will see many extraordinarily clear quartz-like crystalline freeze water. It is the most popular ice caves and located in Vatnajökull. 

This cave is famous for its great whirls of strong jewel blueness and has an endless aquamarine opening at the end of the cave. It has the largest glacier in Europe. 

It will take you 3 to 4 hours from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon to reach a crystal ice cave. You will discover wonderful glacial scenery while traveling through the Crystal Ice Cave. People travel across the globe to view or to visit this ice cave. Iceland Private Tours provides a special way to experience the crystal ice caves

Katla Ice Cave 

This beautiful ice cave is also located in Vatnajökull. This cave has a beautiful contrast of different colors like pale blue, grey, white, and black and this attractive contrast gives a really dramatic cave to explore. 

This cave also has magnificent light blue ice and has more than two entrances. 

Hiking can be done on the glacier. Iceland Private Tours also provides the hiking facility and with this, you can visit on the glacier. With hiking, you will get a chance to discover the natural Vatnajökull ice cave. 

This is the man-made tunnel inside Glacier Langjökull. The entrance is from the West side of the Glacier.

Langjokull Ice Cave 

It is the second-largest glacier in Iceland. The surprising fact is that this ice cave is man-made. It has incredible patterns on the roof of the ice river and is surrounded by white ice and is layered with grey stripes from the ash of volcanic explosions. This cave is totally dark. Another similar cave is located in Mýrdalsjökull.

 

FAQ section 

What is the best time to visit ice caves in Iceland? 

You cannot visit ice caves during the summers because the caves are filled with glacier meltwater. Winter season is the best time to visit ice caves and if we talk about the best month then it is from mid-November to mid-March. The chances of collapsing of a glacier are more in summer and hence it is dangerous to visit inside the cave during the summers. 

What should you carry? 

Since the temperature is cold enough hence it is advised that you should keep warm clothes, jackets, hiking boots, a camera, glacier equipment like a helmet, ropes, etc. If you take our Iceland Private tours then our team will provide you with the necessary and required equipment. 

Where the ice caves are located in Iceland? 

Ice caves are located in Vatnajokull National Park in Southeast Iceland. it will take you 4 to 5 hours drive from Reykjavik.

 

How you can get to the different ice caves? 

Either you can drive yourself, rent a car, or can opt for a bus tour. If you opt for the self-drive then make sure that the car you rent should be a 4 wheel drive because a car with 4 wheel drive features provides better traction control and grip on the icy and rough roads. Iceland Private Tours provides the best vehicles, if you want to go for self-drive or if you want a rented car. 

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