Every experience in our Private Trip Collection offers the hallmarks B&R's known for with the flexibility of going with your own group and on your own schedule. Simply pick your dates, pack your bags, and go.
Iceland Adventure Travel
Land of Fire & Ice
Welcome to a land of untamed natural beauty and wild abandon. Our five-day winter adventure includes two nights in Reykjavik and two nights in the countryside where conditions for viewing the Aurora are optimal. The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September through March. They can be seen anywhere in Iceland and are most like to appear on cold, calm and clear evenings. Travelling in the comfort of our own 4X4 with a personal guide, we set off for a real winter wonderland adventure!
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Your way—always.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
5 Days / 4 Nights
Best Time to Visit
Day by Day
Spend the morning enjoying the charming capital at your own pace. Take in a museum, do some shopping and check out the coffee culture and hip galleries. You may even want to take a trip to the local geothermal swimming pool and its steam baths—the centre of every town’s social life.
Drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few places in the world where you can see the effects of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart. Enjoy a privately-guided snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier and explore the Gullfoss waterfalls.
Visit beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Sólheimajökull glacier to don crampons and go for a one-hour guided walk on the ice. Lunch in the small village of Vik and visit a woolen goods store before stopping at Skógafoss waterfall and later marveling at the Northern Lights.
Head into the dramatic wilderness area called Thorsmork (Thor’s forest) on the north side of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Take an easy hike to the run-off glacier Gigjokull and explore one of the ravines that dissect the north face of the volcano.
Drive to the famous Blue Lagoon Spa and enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm aqua-blue waters renowned for their healing powers. Keflavik International Airport is only 15 minutes away and we will drive you there in time for your afternoon flight. Farewell!
Hotel Borg, Reykjavik
Hotel Borg combines old time elegance with modern style and overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur across from the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral. All 56 rooms have custom-made furniture with modern amenities and Art Deco style throughout. The Borg, which has become one of Reykjavik’s landmarks, also features the Silfur restaurant, offering exquisite Icelandic cuisine served in beautiful surroundings. View hotel website »
Hotel Ranga, Hella
With a noticeable lack of timber in the country, Rangá was entirely constructed from imported Canadian lumber, from the walls to the furniture to the remarkable bar stools (watch out for them). With just 38 rooms, it is intimate and comfortable. The location sits at the mouth of the highlands with spectacular access to Hekla, one of the country’s most impressive volcanoes. View hotel website »
The terrain we cover is incredibly varied. We’ll enjoy some gentle hikes and additional activities may include ice climbing, glacier hiking and caving. Please be aware that hikes and/or activities may have to be changed last-minute due to climate conditions, which are highly unpredictable in Iceland. Please also note that drives can be long; this enables us to take in a huge variety of scenery and experience a multitude of landscapes.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
- Guaranteed early check-in and breakfast on arrival
- Expert, English-speaking guide and private vehicle from Days 2-4
- Lunch on Days 2, 3, 4 and 5 with snacks en route
- All entrance tickets as outlined in the itinerary
- Snowmobile tour on Day 2
- Glacier walk on Day 3
- Blue Lagoon admission on Day 5
- All baggage transportation & porterage
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“This trip was amazing! It gave us a wonderful overview of the country and touched on everything. The super jeeps were such a fun way to travel and their drivers were great, exposing us to the local life and providing a way to learn even more about the country.”
— Jo Anne Doll, Iceland Walking 2011
Iceland Winter Adventure Private
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