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Land of Northern Lights

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BESTSELLER WINTER
From€860
BESTSELLER WINTER
From€860
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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

Tour Details

Bestseller to explore South Iceland during the winter with a focus on 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 Northern Lights by boat cruise from Reykjavík. Excellent value for money and a short stay in Iceland. Also available for Christmas and New Years! 

The tour can be booked with a comfort option for hotel upgrade in Reykjavík and Hella in the countryside.

The price is :

  • Upgrade version : EUR 1.090 per person in a double or twin room including breakfast / EUR 1.560 per person in a single room including breakfast. 
  • Budget version : EUR 860 per person in a double, twin or triple room including breakfast / EUR 1.020 per person in a single room including breakfast.

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)

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

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 finalised 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 14.000 (about EUR 100 per person). Payment is due with the glacier hike company on day 3.

Highlights & Experiences

Budget holiday offering excellent value for money. This short getaway to Iceland 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.

  • 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
  • Maximum group size is 40 people
Itinerary

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 or Hótel Klettur (upgrade version). A la Carte 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 head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon 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). Breakfast included. A la Carte 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.

Overnight location:
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (upgrade version). Breakfast included. A la Carte dinner is on your own. (200km / 124mls)

Day 4Golden Circle & Visit Icelandic Horses

In the morning learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields, admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss and end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park 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 good.

Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin or Hotel Klettur (upgrade version). Breakfast included. A la Carte 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.

 

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