Land of the Northern Lights

$1394/per person

A tour to discover Iceland’s nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland’s vibrant capital Rykjavík and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the fascinating Northern Lights, best seen between January and March. See glittering glaciers, snow-clad mountains, giant lava fields, steaming hot springs and beautiful waterfalls. Bathe in the mineral rich geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, walk on a black lava beach, visit Icelandic horses on their farm.

Duration
5 Day
Destination(s)
Iceland
Starts in / Ends in
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Departs on
Tuesdays
Hotel Rating
2 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Blue Lagoon
    Blue Lagoon

    The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland

  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
    Eyjafjallajökull Glacier

    The Eyjafjallajökull glacier is a 1666 m high glacier-capped stratovolcano. It is one of the smaller glaciers of Iceland.

  • Golden Circle
    Golden Circle

    The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route in southern Iceland, covering about 300 kilometres looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back

  • Hella
    Hella

    Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá

  • Reykjavik
    Reykjavik

    Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

Itinerary

1
Day 1: Reykjavik
Welcome to Iceland! Your transfer from the airport to your hotel is by FlyBus shuttle. (You will be provided a voucher in advance for the FLYBUS airport shuttle located outside the arrival hall in front of the main airport exit). The airport transfer will take about 45 minutes to your arrival hotel. Upon arrival to hotel , you will be provided with some information on how to explore Iceland’s capital. A free shuttle bus from your hotel to downtown Reykjavík is available from at 19:00 and will be back at 22:00.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
2
Day 2: Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Hella
After breakfast, we discover the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. We will then head out to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. At the end of the day, we get to soak off our travels in the warm mineral waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide and naturally once the darkness falls, you will get the opportunity to see the Northern Lights.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Reykjavik &  Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
3
Day 3: South Iceland ( Glaciers & Waterfalls )
A long and full day awaits! In the morning, we follow the south coast and arrive near the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, then take a stop at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall plunging from the mountain. Next, we visit Skógar folk museums and several turf-built houses. Nearby is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country; the 60-metre-high Skógafoss waterfall. In the afternoon, we offer an optional glacier walk. Leaving the hikers there, we continue south to the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík. 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. The hotel grounds are large and dark to offer you a good view of the Northern Lights. It requires patience, warm clothing and the excitement!
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing  Eyjafjallajökull Glacier & Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Optional Activities ; Glacier walk
  • Meals ; Breakfast
4
Day 4: Horses & Golden Circle, Reykjavík
In the morning, you learn about the adorable Icelandic horse, followed by a visit to a geothermal greenhouse. Then we take the Golden Circle route! See steam rising from the Geyser geothermal fields, various hot springs and bubbling pools as you arrive. Continue to Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles from 34 metres! Head inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before returning to Reykjavík for your last night, and an optional Northern Lights evening cruise.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Golden Circle & Thingvellir National Park
  • Optional Activities ; Northern Lights evening Cruise
  • Meals ; Breakfast
5
Day 5: Reykjavik
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, and check-out of the hotel in Reykjavík. The FlyBus shuttle will take you back to the airport from your hotel.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Tue 24 Oct 2017
$1672

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

2 star hotel in Reykjavik and local cottages in Hella

Airport Transfer

Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle.

Meals

4 breakfasts

Transportation

Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board. Shuttle bus from hotel in Reykjavik to downtown Reykjavik at 19:00 and return at 22:00 on day 1 and 4

Guide

Services of Icelandic Guide from Day2 to Day4

Other Services

Entrance into Skogar folk museum and turf houses | Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon | Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse | Northern Lights programme during 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments | 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

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Árhús Cottages - Hella


Hotel Cabin - Reykjavik


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