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Land of Northern Lights

(21 Reviews)
BESTSELLER WINTER
From€745
BESTSELLER WINTER
From€745
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5 days / 4 nights
Availability : September - April
Keflavik International Airport
Keflavik International Airport
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 40
Tour Code

GJ-24

Budget tour - excellent value for money
Comfort option available for hotel upgrade. Tour also available for Christmas and New Years!

This short getaway offers insight into Iceland’s nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland’s capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights. Visit Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Black lava beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Golden Circle, meet Icelandic horses on a farm and see the Northern Lights. Optional Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull and optional Northern Lights cruise by boat from Reykjavík. Excellent value for money and a short winter trip to the Icelandic countryside.

Highlights & Experiences
  • Budget holiday offering excellent value for money
  • Must-see nature: the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon
  • Visit to Skógar folk museum with turf houses
  • 2-night stay in South Iceland, ideal for Northern Lights hunting
  • 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis
  • Optional Northern Lights fjord cruise (day 1 and 4)
  • Optional glacier hike (day 3)
  • Option for hotel upgrade
Itinerary

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Day 1Welcome to Iceland

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from Keflavik International airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night.

Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²) or Hótel Klettur (upgrade version), Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls)

Day 2Reykjavik City Tour, Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula

At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon we bathe in the Blue Lagoon.
Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella where we stay for two nights in simple cottages. There is an option to upgrade to studio rooms at the Stracta Hotel in Hella.
In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide at Árhús Cabins. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.

Overnight location:
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (upgrade version), Hella. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (220km / 137mls)

Day 3South Iceland with Optional Glacier Hike

Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.
In the afternoon we offer an optional glacier walk on Sólheimarjökull’s glacier tongue. If you book a trip without the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík.
In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes.

Overnight location:
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (upgrade version), Hella. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (200km / 124mls)

Day 4Golden Circle & Visit Icelandic Horses

In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked for this day if the weather conditions are right.

Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²) or Hotel Klettur (upgrade version), Reykjavík. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (210km / 130mls)

Day 5Departure Home

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.

Breakfast included. (50km / 31mls)

NOTE: 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.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

Price & Details

Winter 2019/2020

Budget version
EUR 745 per person (double/twin room, breakfast included)
EUR 875 per person (single room, breakfast included)

Upgrade version
EUR 955 per person (double/twin room, breakfast included)
EUR 1.350 per person (single room, breakfast included)

Inclusions / Exclusions & more

Price Includes
• 4 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
• 3 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS shuttle (no guide)
• 4x breakfast
• Blue Lagoon, including use of towel
• Skógar Folk Museum on early Modern Iceland with its turf houses
• Visit Icelandic horse stables & a geothermal greenhouse
• Northern Lights program during two evenings

Price Excludes
• Any private expenses
• All meals not listed under “included”
• Any additional services
• Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)

Complementaries
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus
• Entrance fees
• Use of flashlight
• Use of ice grippers spikes for shoes

Additional services
• Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request
• Optional glacier hike on day 3 (pay on the spot)
• Optional Northern Lights cruise
• Optional hotel upgrade

Children discount: 25% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with parents. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

Start & End Location

Keflavik International Airport (with Flybus shuttle)

Departure Time

09:00 on day 2 from Hotel Cabin (subject to change)

Optional glacier hike

Duration of this activity is approximately 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walk (one-way) from the car park to the glacier edge itself. Minimum age for the glacier hike is 10 years. You need to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. The glacier hike can only be booked with the guide on day 2. You will have to fill in and sign an order form, once done a cancellation is not possible. Glacier hike bookings have to be finalized with the guide by noon on day 2 of the tour. Bookings afterwards cannot be accommodated as we need to order the glacier guides 24 hours prior to the tour. The special price for the Land of Northern Lights group members is ISK 14.500 (about EUR 105 per person). Payment is due with the glacier hike company on day 3.

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Client from Gallia

Solo Traveller

Fantastic for a fast discovery of Iceland despite we haven’t seen the northern lights =)

April 13, 2019

Client from Tour Radar

Couple Traveller

Highly recommend it! Loved always being busy.

April 1, 2019

Client from Tour Radar

Solo Traveller

The tour was good.

March 29, 2019

Client from Tour Radar

Solo Traveller

Great fun – learned alot – interesting. People were great.

March 28, 2019

Client from Tour Radar

Solo Traveller

Loved all of it!!

March 28, 2019
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