Orcas & Auroras - Self-Drive


Freedom to explore
Spectacular winter landscapes
Winter whale watching
Northern lights opportunities
Snaefellsnes Peninsula


This short break is an excellent opportunity to discover some of Iceland's natural phenomena in winter at your own pace. With no need to rush, you can relax into Iceland's slower pace of life as you travel through spectacular scenery in a 4x4 hire car to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Depart UK, arrive Keflavik. Collect hire car and drive to Grundafjordur
Day 2. Winter whale watching cruise
Day 3. At leisure to explore
Day 4. At leisure to explore as you return to Keflavik. Drop off hire car and depart Iceland


From £775 per person

Departure Dates

Daily departures from 01 November to 30 April

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Staying in the remote yet active fishing village of Grundarfjordur you are perfectly placed to explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and all of it's natural wonders from the nearby hot springs to the lava fields further afield. Extinct craters, rugged interiors and rich marine life are all here in one of Iceland's most beautiful regions.

For a number of years now, herring have chosen the waters of Breidafjordur Bay and the small fjords near the village as their winter feeding grounds and following right behind them are the Killer Whales! From the warmth and comfort of your harbourfront hotel you will have a front row seat to view the whales that flock here to feed on the herring. However to fully appreciate these majestic mammals we have included a winter whale watching cruise to enable you to get out on the water and up close and personal. With an incredible backdrop of the beautiful surrounding mountains some unique photographs are sure to accompany you home.

Budding photographers amongst you may also wish to add some stunning shots of the aurora borealis to the album. At night, given clear skies, there are excellent opportunities to view the northern lights, as it is easy to get away from the village lights to marvel at the dancing colours above in the dark night skies.

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Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

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