February is, of course, the month of Valentine’s Day, and whether or not you’re a romantic at heart, it makes sense that it’s a time to share with a special someone. The winter has set in, days are shorter and the desire to snuggle is at its peak.
During February Iceland is an ideal romantic getaway location. Most of the country is covered in thick blankets of snow and the short days are made brighter by a reflective white backdrop. The stillness created by snow muffling the sounds of the world provides a relaxed setting to share precious memories together.
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If you’re coming to Iceland this February and are looking for an incredibly special trip to get those romance sparks flying, we’ve put together a list of four tours that are sure to ignite.
Two day Ice Cave Tour
Cuddle up to your sweetheart in one of the most unique experiences on the planet. This begins with a pick up from Reykjavík before taking the highway one along the picturesque south coast.
The steep mountain cliffs are sprinkled with greenery and waterfalls accompanied by rivers and ocean views.
On this two-day tour, you will explore the sights and sounds of the south coast. Nothing can compare to the wonder of witnessing a black sand beach or a glistening glacier. You will become enchanted by the tranquil yet powerful setting of some of the countries best-known waterfalls and you get to partake in one of the rarest experiences of all; exploring an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier.
If that isn’t enough, the tour takes you all the way to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon; famous for its panoramic beauty, enchanting icebergs, and even the occasional seal. Not only do you get to experience all of this, but you will also have time in the evening to gaze above in search of the northern lights in the peaceful setting of the Icelandic countryside.
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Northern Lights Hunt
Many have dreamed of witnessing the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights in person. The best possible chance to view the auroras is with a tour and this super jeep tour will see you travelling through the incredible scenery of the Icelandic landscape in a vehicle built for the rugged terrain. This tour is perfect for those who love to travel comfortably while keeping a keen eye on the sky.
The auroras are famous for their elusive nature, but when the chase involves a journey through some of the most remarkable mountains and countryside, it’s worth it. The smaller size of the jeep allows it to travel to places busses cannot reach, and the tour’s smaller size creates a more intimate experience for you and your significant other.
Nothing can compare to the serenity of standing together under the dancing green, pink and white ribbons as they carve across the night sky while you snuggle for warmth and realise that this memory is one that the two of you will have forever. The country setting also makes it possible to grab the most incredible snapshots to take home with you.
Geothermal Helicopter Tour.
There’s nothing quite like experiencing the land of fire and ice from above. This tour is indeed one to create lasting memories. Starting from the Reykjavík domestic airport close to the centre of town, you will be greeted by your guide and an experienced pilot. As you take off, you will be presented with the colourful tapestry that is Reykjavík’s roofs.
Flying over the city, you will view iconic landmarks like the Harpa concert hall and Hallgrímskirkja church before soaring towards the Hengill region. Looking below, you will be treated to a birds-eye-view of Iceland’s otherworldly landscape.
Travel over rolling lava fields reminiscent of the geothermal forces that shaped this land. As an added extra, you will land and disembark only to realise that you and the passengers of the helicopter are the only souls in sight.
Once you have taken in the panoramic views, you will make your return journey over the stunning mountains and landscapes of Iceland’s South West. You will then return to the capital exhilarated and most likely with a camera full of photos.
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Sightseeing Tour from Akureyri | Myvatn & Nature Baths
Northern Iceland is the location for this romantic sojourn. Leaving from the capital of the North, Akureyri, you will make your introduction to the spectacular coastline of the Eyjafjörður fjord. The breathtaking vistas will highlight that you are in a very special place with your special someone.
Your first stop is the incredibly humbling Goðafoss waterfall. From here you will journey to the volcanic landscapes of Lake Mývatn. Bubbling mud pools and steaming hot vents are the introduction to this alien landscape. The adventure continues as you take in Grjótagjá, an ancient cave which was also used as Jon Snow’s and Ygritte’s love nest in Game of Thrones.
You will then venture to the ‘Instagram famous’ Selfoss waterfall as well as Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. This is all followed by an introduction to the true geothermal power of Iceland. Making your way through the hot spring area of Námaskarð Pass, where the ground heat is maintained by the Krafla volcano.
The perfect end to this special day is a romantic dip together in the Mývatn Nature Baths. You will soak in the mineral-rich warm waters as you reflect on the unique sights you have seen together on this once in a lifetime adventure.
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