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Ski surrounded by the Italian Dolomites' jagged peaks. Departures December through to February.
Exodus offer a number of adventure holidays to Iceland including walking holidays. Iceland holidays conjure up images of huge waterfalls, glaciers, spouting geysers and steaming hot pools. Reykjavik is a small but beautiful city and provides the start and end po... Read more
1 Explore the ‘Big Country’
While it’s not necessarily big in geographical terms, Iceland is massive when it comes to geological diversity and geographic features. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers stream to the sea through the lowlands.
Trek up volcanoes, ice climb on glaciers or sit back and admire the eerie spectacle of the Northern Lights – Iceland’s wilderness landscape is one big adventure playground.
2 Bathe in the Blue Lagoon
After a hard day's mountaineering – or even if you just fancy a mudpack make-over – there is no better place to relax and revitalise than in the warm mineral-rich hot springs of the Blue Lagoon. This incredible geothermal pool is totally unique. A huge opal-blue spa, it is fed by heated seawater and surrounded by walls of black lava. Once you’ve floated around to your heart’s content try the extras – saunas and steam rooms and a powerful waterfall that gives a very good, very hot massage.
3 Walk through the water at Skogafoss fall
Skogafoss is one of Iceland’s most impressive and beautiful waterfalls. At 60m high, a white blanket of water cascades over the edge of the cliff-top, crashing down to the river below. For an alternative view, you can walk right behind the waterfall - a compelling reminder of the power of the earth’s elements. As if you need reminding in Iceland…
4 Go whale watching
Iceland is one of the foremost spots for whale watching, its rich waters attracting a great diversity of whale species. Killer whales, humpback whales, pilot whales, white beaked dolphins, as well as sperm, fin, minke and blue whales are all regular sightings from Iceland’s whale-watching boats.
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You may be a total beginner or an experienced cross-country skier. Many destinations offer different level weeks or multi-grade skiing on the same week. Choose from ‘Classic’ and ‘Skate’ style holidays, or even a ski marathon race for the ultimate winter challenge. See below for more grading details.
You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.
You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.