NORTH ICELAND AURORA ESCAPE

from EUR 3290

Experience the Arctic North! This tour takes you on an exploration of West and North Iceland, known for its winter adventures in a veritable nature paradise. Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths, join a snowshoe walk in a lava labyrinth, climb a volcano crater, travel along scenic fjord routes where you can almost touch the Arctic Circle.

Tour Code: GJ-22
  • Tour Availability: Tue
  • Seasons: October to March
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Min. nr of Participants: 1

Siglufjördur.jpgWinter Adventure Close to the Arctic Circle

Experience the Arctic North! This tour takes you on an exploration of West and North Iceland, known for its winter adventures in a veritable nature paradise. Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths, join a snowshoe walk in a lava labyrinth, climb a volcano crater, travel along scenic fjord routes where you can almost touch the Arctic Circle. Do you want to go to places where most people do not go in the winter time? Are you looking for some very unique but not arduous outdoor activities and a chance to search for the Northern Lights that appear in high latitudes when the skies are clear? Well, perhaps you are ready to take the North Iceland Aurora Escape!

Highlights and Experiences:

  • Visit places where most other tour groups do not go in the winter time
  • Track records show very high chances to see Northern Lights
  • A lot of museums, special visits and culinary experiences included
  • Snow shoe hike (or hike if no snow) in a lava labyrinth
  • Soak in the mineral rich waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Spend two nights in Reykjavik and 5 nights in North Iceland
  • Stay at Iceland's northernmost town, almost at the Arctic Circle
  • 5 evenings of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Northern Lights
  • Stay one night in the new Hotel Siglufjörður, almost at the Arctic Circle
  • Small group travel with maximum 16 persons
Tour Code: GJ-22

Winter Adventure Close to the Arctic Circle

North Iceland Aurora Challenge 15-16.jpgDay 1, TUE: WELCOME to ICELAND (50 km/31 mls)
The Flybus shuttle brings travelers from Keflavík International Airport to the accommodation in Reykjavík where you spend the night. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own, dinner suggestions too! Food lovers will be pleased and perhaps even impressed by the number of diverse restaurants in Reykjavík. Many award winning chefs create delicious Icelandic cuisine that is characterized by an imaginative use of local ingredients such as fresh seafood, organic lamb and wild game; but be sure to try the fabulous Icelandic hot dog and pizza too!

Day 2, WED: VOLCANO CRATER, SEALS, FJORDS & MOUNTAINS (400 km/248 mls)
At 09:00 meet your tour guide and travel west, passing the town of Borgarnes and climb the Grábrók volcano crater. We visit a natural history & seal museum and further north we stop at the turf church of Víðimýri. We travel along scenic fjords and over several challenging mountain passes until we reach Siglufjörður, Iceland's northernmost town. We overnight at the new and beautifully located Hotel Siglo which offers spectacular geothermal hot tubs built into the local fjord. In the evening, if weather permits, we take a little walk or drive to search for the Northern Lights.

Day 3, THU: ICELAND'S NORTHERNMOST TOWN (170 km/106 mls)
In the morning we explore Siglufjörður, Iceland's northernmost town, known as the herring capital of the North Atlantic. In Siglufjörður we visit the herring museum, the largest seafaring and industrial museum in the country. In the afternoon we drive along Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord which offers an amazing mountain panorama and explore Tröllaskagi Peninsula. Along the way, we stop at a deserted fjord valley that even most Icelanders have not yet seen. Later we stop at a local brewery and taste one of Iceland's micro-beers. We continue to Lake Mývatn, a winter wonderland, where we stay for 3 nights. Join an evening lecture about Northern Lights and don't miss the chance to search for the magical auroras after dinner.

Day 4, FRI: SEARCH FOR THE TROLLS & SNOW ADVENTURES (30 km/19 mls)
This morning we go for a snowshoe trip (or a normal hike if there is no snow) through the lava formations of Dimmuborgir "the dark castles", hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore the many pseudo craters or walk along the lake shores. Also available is an optional tour on cross-country skis or snow-mobiles. The trail depends on the snow conditions and number of participants. Winter clothing, hat and gloves are required. In the evening we take a relaxing soak at Lake Mývatn Nature Baths and get ready to chase the elusive Northern Lights.

Day 5, SAT: EXPLORE LAKE MÝVATN (50 km/31 mls)
Lake Mývatn is known for its geological wonders and active bird life, but also for having Iceland's coldest temperatures. We take an easy walk through the bizarre lava formations and landscape with great views to the lake, bird life and trees. Later we explore the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We taste traditional dark bread baked underground in the geothermal heat. In the evening enjoy a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. After a delicious dinner, don't forget to keep an eye out for the Northern Lights.

Day 6, SUN: BIRDS, CHRISTMAS GARDEN & THE CAPITAL OF NORTH ICELAND (120 km/75 mls)
We visit the Lake Mývatn bird museum and travel to Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. Next stop is the Christmas Garden, a small museum and shop where you find countless items connected to Icelandic Christmas traditions. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland on your own. There are some excellent local museums and a great geothermal swimming pool. Depending on weather there is a short excursion into the darkness to hunt the Aurora Borealis.

Day 7, MON: HISTORY, DESIGN & HORSES IN SKAGAFJÖRÐUR (420 km/261 mls)
We travel back west over the mountains to Skagafjörður, the valley of horses and home of many ancient farms. We visit the folk museum and turf farm at Glaumbær. Enjoy a guided tour through the only tannery in Europe which makes fish leather. Later we stop for coffee & cake at a horse farm, where we learn about the history and the special gaits of Icelandic horses. We reach Reykjavík depending on weather and road conditions between 18:00-20:00 where you stay one night in Iceland's capital.

Day 8, TUE: DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport.

NOTE: Subject to your flight schedule there is little time to see and explore Reykjavik. If you are interested to see Iceland's capital, the famous Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle Route, we recommend adding extra nights in Reykjavík.

DAILY DRIVING: Total mileage without airport transfer is 1.190 km (738 miles) which is an average of 200 km (124 miles) per day. You spend about 3 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days, such as day 2 and day 7.

CHANGE OF PROGRAM: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Tour Code: GJ-22

Winter 2017-2018 / English Guided Tours: Tuesday to Tuesday / Group with 16 persons maximum per group

Tour Code Tour Dates Availability ... Tour Code Tour Dates Availability ... Tour Code Tour Dates Availability
22/B3 10.10.-17.10.2017 yes 22/D3 24.10.-31.10.2017 yes 22/F3 07.11.-14.11.2017 yes
22/H3 21.11.-28.11.2017 yes 22/O3 06.02.-13.02.2018 yes 22/P3 13.02.-20.02.2018 yes
22/Q3 20.02.-27.02.2018 yes 22/R3 27.02.-06.03.2018 yes 22/S3 06.03.-13.03.2018 yes
22/T3 13.03.-20.03.2018 yes 22/U3 20.03.-27.03.2018 yes 22/V3 27.03.-03.04.2018 yes
  • Tours listed with "on request" are operated but have only 1-2 rooms available or unsold rooms had been returned to hotels.
  • If you like to have more time to explore Reykjavik, visit the Blue Lagoon or tour the Golden Circle we suggest adding additional nights in Iceland's capital.
  • Note that there is limited day light, about 5-6 hours, between mid November to End of January. For your information the shortest day light in Iceland is on the 21st of December, about 4 hours.

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

TOUR START: Arrival in Iceland on Tuesdays and guided bus tour starts on Wednesdays at 09:00

END OF TOUR: The guided tour ends on Mondays between 18:00-20:00 for a last overnight in Reykjavík. Departure from Iceland is on Fridays.

LANGUAGES: English only

MEALS: 7x breakfast, 2x light lunch at lake Mývatn and 3x 3-course dinner at lake Mývatn

GROUP SIZE: Maximum group size is 16 persons 

Tour Code: GJ-22

PRICE PER PERSON IN EUR

October 2017 - March 2018 - maximum 16 persons per group / Tuesday to Tuesday
in Twin, Double or Triple* room EUR 3.290 in Single room EUR 3.840

*Triple room on request 

Note that most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin bedded rooms

CHILDREN DISCOUNT: Not available

Included:

  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
  • Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide as per program
  • 7-nights accommodation as listed below including breakfast
  • 2x light lunch, 3x 3-course dinner and 3x midnight refreshments
  • Visit to natural history & seal museum
  • Horse show, coffee & cake at local horse farm
  • Visit to herring museum and local micro beer brewery
  • Hot steam baked bread tasting
  • Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Snow shoe hike (or hike if no snow) in lava labyrinth
  • Visit to Mývatn bird museum
  • Visit to Christmas house & garden near Akureyri
  • Visit to Víðimýri turf church, Glaumbær folk museum & turf farm and tannery in Skagafjörður
  • Northern Lights program during 5 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights
  • Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night

ACCOMMODATIONS: Comfort tourist-class hotels, in rooms with shower/wc

Reykjavík: Keahotel Reykjavik Lights for first and last night / Siglufjörður: New Hotel Siglo (1 night) / Mývatn: Hotel Sel-Mývatn (3 nights) / Akureyri: Hotel Kea (1 night). Note that the hotel list is subject to change.

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: This program includes during 5 evenings a combination of presentations, lectures, film and guided evening walks or excursions at spots that are likely to offer a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. All hotels outside Reykjavík and Akureyri offer a Northern Lights wake up call for guests that register for that special service at the hotel reception. This tour series is designed to maximize the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, still the tour is dependent on weather and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many natural wonders, it is an ephemeral spectacle – the Northern Lights may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await this truly outstanding event.

CHANGE OF PROGRAM: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

BOOKING AND FURTHER INFORMATION: Either via our international tour operator network or directly by email gjtravel@gjtravel.is and we process your booking by personal email communication. We will send you a confirmation and invoice. Payment is due latest 4 weeks prior arrival. We accept international bank transfer, visa or mastercard. Once paid, we will send the vouchers and travel documents. Unfortunately we do not offer an online-booking engine and online-payment system for this tour.

CANCELLATION: A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure. From 28 days until 8 days before departure, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before departure, or for no shows, and a tour begun but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand.

Tour Code: GJ-22
2016 - 2017
Excellent. Got to explore more than just tourist sights. Loved the snow hike! Also got to see the Northern Lights! Guest booked through All - Iceland UK
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Excellent tour! Good pace and plenty of variety. Guest booked through Regent Holidays UK
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The guide Martina was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, funny and made the trip really enjoyable. The hotels were clean, good location and the meals at lake Mývatn were excellent. Guest booked through Viajes Azul
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Plenty of interest outside northern lights. Good insight into Icelandic culture. Very well organized and interesting. The guide was helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms at Lake Mývatn are really small and basic but rest of hotel and food very good. The driver was excellent and we felt safe in his hands in all the varied road conditions. Guest booked through All Iceland UK
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Fantastic tour, wonderful guide, excellent hotels and very good meals. Guest booked through Brekke Tours USA
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Well done. Very interesting trip and excellent guide. The hotels offered great locations. Hotels catered very well for food allergies and provided nice alternatives. 3-course meals great. The driver was excellent and very professional; always felt very safe no matter what the weather conditions. Bus great. Guest booked via Nordic Travel Australia

2015 - 2016
Very well organized tour. Absolutely loved the scenery and the introduction to seals, horses, fishing industry, history and exploring the surrounding at Lake Mývatn. The guide was excellent, funny, entertaining and helpful. Very accommodating and clear. Educates well about Iceland and Aurora and the history of the places we visit. Loved her story telling of sagas of Iceland. Excellent hotel service by the Kea Hotel chain. Excellent meals prepared by Hotel Kea. The scenery at Lake Myvatn was awesome and compensated for the riny rooms at Hotel Gigur. Staff at hotels were professional and the chef was excellent in this meal preparation. We had a great diver. Guest booked through Tour.is
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It's a great to have seen so many places in such a short time. Plus, we have been lucky enough to see great northern lights. The guide was really nice and had a lot of interesting explanations. The hotels were all great. The food at the hotel at Mývatn was just perfect. The cooking of the meats and fishes was perfect. Booked through GJ-Travel Iceland
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A full-packed tour. I feel like I that I know Iceland very well. The guide was fun, fun, fun - knowledgeable about anything and everything. Rooms were on the small side, but all else is excellent. Food was excellent. Staff were very helpful and polite and welcoming. Top driver. Booked through All Iceland USA
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Excellent touring. Slightly too much bus for me but program and organization very well done. Excellent guide, knowledgeable, helpful and happy. The rooms at Myvatn were small but still excellent. Tasty and good food. Excellent driver. Booked through All Iceland USA
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Beautiful tour and I enjoyed the active options during the trip. The guide Hilke was the perfect combination of knowledge, helpfulness and pacing. She was always answering questions, even the silly ones. The hotels were as described in the program. The meals were tasty. The driver was awesome. He was very safety conscious and friendly. Made sure we gained access to all we wanted to see. (booked through Worldwide Travel, California)
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Nice program and very well organized. Our guide was really amazing. She told us so many stories and much history of Iceland. Just wonderful. The hotels were good. We had a wonderful driver. He managed everything - I felt safe on my journey. (booked through Beluga Reizen Holland)
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Very comprehensive and enjoyable tour. The guide was great company, very knowledgeable and an excellent ambassador for Iceland. We have learned much and enjoyed doing so. Hotel Reykjavik Lights is too far out of town, but otherwise the hotels were good. Rooms at Myvatn small, as advertised. Breakfast fine and dinners good. The driver was superb. Bus ideal for the job. (booked through Tour.is)
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It's overall a very interesting, fun and challenging program. I liked it very much. The guide was well prepared and knowledgeable, gentle and friendly. Hotels and meals were good. Excellent driver and kept the coach clean. Thank you. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
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Northern scenery spectacular. Excellent guide. Small rooms at Hotel Gigur, but managed. Hotel food very good. Excellent and helpful driver (booked through All Iceland UK)
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Excellent tour. The guide was fantastic - always helpful, kind and cheerful. Lake Myvatn rooms were very small, everywhere else very good. Good meals at hotels, portions excellent and all tea & coffee stops were superb. The driver was very careful and thoughtful. Worked hard to allow as much time at stops to be available to us all. Very polite. (booked through All Iceland UK)
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Welcoming and knowledgeable guide. Good hotels, excellent meals and really safe and good driver (booked through Iceland Guest)
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Wonderful tour. Excellent guide who went above the call of duty to take care of problems and told us stories about Iceland. Excellent meals at Hotel Gigur. The driver was the best! Don't know how he could drive so well in some of the conditions! (booked through Brekke Tours USA)
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Sites well chosen. I liked the many museum visits. Good combination of culture and adventure. My favorites were Grabrok crater, fumaroles and hot springs, snow shoe walk and fish leather museum. The guide was a delightful person. Felt that she really liked the group. Great idea to ready us Icelandic folktales. Myvatn rooms too small but food definitely made up for it. The driver could not have been better. Never worried on what would have been treacherous roads. (booked through Extreme Iceland)
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The tour was better then I expected. Especially climbing up the volcano crater, because it was a bit of a challenge. The guide was excellent. Had high spirits and a feeling of welcome. She provided a lot of information on geography, culture and history. The hotels were quite comfortable for tour in this price range. Our driver was inspiring of confidence and worked so hard to keep us safe and happy (booked through Brekke Tours USA)
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Very good tour. Good amount of rest and activity - well balanced. Excellent and knowledgeable guide, friendly, sensitive to protect needs of the group. Very good hotels. Impressed by the quality of meals that were included. Very good driver (booked through Iceland Guest)
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Amazing tour and excellent guide. The hotel at Myvatn catered great veggie food to me, all 5 meals! (booked through Tour.is)
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The tour could not have been better. Anda is an amazing guide. She is sweet and fun. During the bus hours she was reading stories, telling us about the landscape, giving us booked to read. She is also very friendly and cheerful. So great. I was happy with the hotels and meals. Tryggvi is the best driver ever!! We felt safe all the time even with really bad weather and difficult road conditions. He is just amazing. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
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Tour excellent in all aspects. Brilliant, knowledgeable, entertaining and very good guide. Hotel Gigur had good location but rooms very small and no space for luggage. Meals all good. Driver and bus excellent, safe and always helpful. (booked through Wexas Travel UK)

2014 - 2015
A great trip, very well done. Very informative and most helpful guide. Nice hotels, except the bedrooms at Hotel Gigur are sparse, small and difficult for 2 people with 2 cases. Nice meals. Very good, safety conscious driver. (booked through Best Served Travel UK)
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Excellent tour. Beggi was a wonderful guide and took excellent care of us. I loved Lake Myvatn and Hotel Gigur. The meals at Hotel Gigur were absolutely wonderful. Very comfortable bus and excellent driver (booked through Nordika Travel USA)
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Great tour - loved snow shoes and crampons for safety. Fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and proud of Iceland. Best hotels was Hotel Kea in Akureyri, close to shopping also. Wonderful meals at Hotel Gigur - chef was great. The bus was clean and comfy. (booked through Nordika Travel USA)
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The trip was well run and organized. Outstanding guide. Knowledgeable and informative, shared lots of interesting facts. Everything was on time. All hotels were good. Hotel Gigur was wonderful. Hotel Kea very good. Front desk at Hotel Björk very friendly and helpful. All meals at Hotel Gigur excellent! Excellent and safe driver. The coach was comfortable and kept very clean. (booked through Nordika Travel USA)
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Really good mixed program! In my 30 years travelling being a travel agent, I never experienced such a great story telling guide. Nice hotels, friendly personnel, clean and warm. Super meals. Sweet, friendly, safe driver. (booked through Ijslandspecialist Holland)
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Well organised tour. I liked staying in one place for 3 nights and hot having to pack. Anna Lara was a great guide - enthusiastic and full of stories. She arranged for us to see Dettifoss when their was no snow for skiing. It was really good to have the meals at Myvatn catered for. I find the food expensive in Iceland so it was good to not have to worry about it. Also the food is delicious. (booked through Extreme Iceland)
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Brilliant tour. We had no snow and therefore we could not do the snow shoe hike but the guide showed us other special things, like Dettifoss waterfall and Grotagjá. The guide always knew the northern lights times!!! The guide was very good. She told us so much about the country and many sagas. Good hotels and meals. The driver was a man from the countryside. I never had a better bus driver. He showed us about his birthplace and the places of his family and he stopped at the best places to take photos. (booked through Nordic Team Travel, Germany)
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Wonderful mix of culture and nature. The hotels were great and the food at Myvatn was extraordinary. Anna Lara's enthusiasm and wonderful sense of humour made the trip really special. She told many interesting stories, not only of historical sagas but also of modern life in Iceland. Very good hotels and meals. The driver was very nice and safe. The bus was kept clean at all times. (booked through On the Go Tours, UK)
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We had a beautiful tour and even though it lacked snow we did some other wonderful things and most importantly we had northern lights during 4 nights!!! I really loved the stories Anna Lara had to tell, she had a lot of information to give and was always happy and cheerful. The meals were really good at the hotel at Myvatn and definitely more then enough. The driver did a wonderful job and also had some nice stories that Anna Lara translated for us. (booked through Ijslandsspecialist, Holland)

2013 - 2014
Wonderful tour and excellent guide (booked through Nordic Info, Belgium)
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I would definitely choose the same company again, if I would want to explore South of Iceland. The guide was able to answer all of our questions, gave us plenty of time to explore. Well organized, funny and great story teller. Nice hotels. Always delicious meals, huge portions. The driver was probably living in every part of Iceland and was also able to tell us interesting facts about it. (booked through Tour.is)
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Perfect organisation and the guide was very good. Wonderful meals. We saw some northern lights; thanks. We had the perfect bus for the weather and challenging road conditions. Very careful driver. (booked through Contras Travel Germany)
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Wonderful scenery. Learned a lot about Iceland and Icelandic people. Good balance of excursions, excellent organisation. Martina was fantastic; we couldn't have had a better guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and caring. All hotels comfortable and well situated. Breakfast all good. Lunches and dinners at Myvatn substantial and appetizing. Bus very comfortable. Driver excellent in some poor road and weather conditions. (booked through All Iceland, UK)
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Well done - even compensating bad weather conditions. Best guide I ever experienced. Perfectly fine hotels and meals better than expected. Very safe driver, always helpful (booked through Iceland Guest)
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Excellent program. Martina, the guide, has a wealth of knowledge and is very educational. Very nice acommodations, good meals and large portions. Comfortable bus, excellent driver (booked through GJ Travel)
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Fantastic tour - it could simply not have been better. The guide is outstanding. Loved staying 3 nights at the lake. (booked through Nordika Travel USA)
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Over all: excellent and very nice! Beautiful combi of culture and outdoor. Enjoyed it a lot. Some days were more culture, some more outdoor. A little bit more walks or short hikes on the culture days would have been nice. Nature days were really nice! Culture things we saw also really interesting! I loved everything that guide told us, very interesting, plus the music and story telling. Very good hotels and nice meals. (booked through Beluga Travel Holland)
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Brilliant tour. Excellent guide. Local knowledge was great, helped us get the best out of everything. Went above and beyond what was required. Driving was great in all weather. Bus was also good, the wifi a nice plus. (booked through Best Served Scandinavia)
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Very good and fantastic trip. Eyrún: very good + helpful guide, she really made sure that we saw the northern lights and put so much effort in it. We liked her a lot. Great guide!!! We were glad to stay at Sel-Myvatn Hotel, the room was quite big and the food was fantastic. Great driver (booked directly through GJ Travel)
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Amazing part of Iceland. We were kept busy and saw lots of special museum and exhibits. The guide was very good and knowledgeable. Excellent with the wishes & needs of our group and very organised. Hotel Sigló was the best Hotel- beautiful big rooms. Hotel Sel/Kea were very nice too. Excellent food the chef at Lake Myvatn was super. (booked through All Iceland)
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Wonderful tour, good mixture of cultural and natural sights. Very well organised. The guide was very knowledgeable with great info/stories. Very flexible. Loved in particular the Sigló Hotel. All Hotels were very comfortable and the food good. Bus clean and comfortable. The driver was excellent. Very careful driving and willing to stop at view points. (booked through Iceland Guest)
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Loved the tour. The guide Petur did an excellent job explaining things and keeping us entertained. The Hotels were great and well positioned for Northern Lights viewing. The driver did a great job keeping us safe. (booked through East West)
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The tour is highly recommended and very varied. The guide was brilliant. The bus was very clean and comfortable. Excellent Driver/Guide. (booked through (All-Iceland York UK)
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Good advanced information during the tour. The guide couldn't have been better - friendly, informative, knowledgeable, considerate, good driver - everything we needed. Well done Eyrún! Good meals and portions and choices everywhere. Tried some new foods too! (booked through Superbreaks UK)
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Tour Code: GJ-22

Here below are the Aurora viewing results from the past winter 2013-2016 that give you an idea of how often northern lights have been seen during the North Iceland Aurora Escape Tour:

Travel Dates
How many nights seen Auroras?   
..... Travel Dates How many nights seen Auroras?     
22.11.-29.11.13   1x medium, 1x weak 07.02.-14.02.14   1x strong, 1x medium
14.02.-21.02.14 3x strong 21.02.-28.02.14 2x strong, 1x medium, 1x weak
28.02.-07.03.14 1x strong 14.03.-21.03.14 1x medium
21.03.-28.03.14 1x strong, 1x weak 24.10.-31.10.14 2x weak
21.11.-28.11.14 2x strong, 2x medium 06.02.-13.03.15 1x medium, 1x weak
13.02.-20.02.15 1x strong + 1x weak 20.02.-27.02.15 unfortunately no northern lights, lots of bad weather and storms  
27.02.-06.03.15 1x medium 06.03.-13.03.15 2x weak
20.03.-27.03.15 1x strong + 1x weak 23.10.-29.10.15 unfortunately no northern lights
06.11.-12.11.15 4x strong 20.11.-26.11.15 1x medium
05.02.-11.02.16 unfortunately no northern lights 19.02.-25.02.16 1x medium + 1x strong
04.03.-10.03.16 1x medium + 1x strong 06.03.-12.03.16

1x weak 1x medium 1x strong

18.03.-24.03.16 1x strong + 1x medium + 1x weak 26.10.-31.10.16

2x medium + 2x strong

23.11.-28.11.16 1x strong + 2x medium 08.02.-13.02.17

1x weak

15.02.-20.02.17 2x weak 22.02.-27.02.17

1x medium

Northern Lights Success Rate:

Winter 2013-2014: 100 %

Winter 2014-2015: 87 %

Winter 2015-2016: 71 %

Winter 2016-2017: 100% (Oct-Mar)

Tour Code: GJ-22