Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík where you spend the night at the Icelandair Reykjavik Marina hotel. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.
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- £ 3,345 p.p.
- 6 days / 5 nights
- According to schedule
Exclusive guided Northern Lights tourBooking request
With the Northern Lights in Style we offer you an exclusive escorted bus tour. You experience unspoiled nature, geological wonders, cultural and culinary treats and a variety of soft adventures and activities during the day before going to hunt for the Northern Lights in Iceland at night. You stay in first class hotels, travel in a tour bus offering two seats per person and the group size is maximum 14 persons.
At 09:00 meet your tour guide and start the exclusive escorted tour program with a two-hour city tour of Reykjavik. Then we learn about the history and culture of Icelandic cheese and the unique dairy product skyr, which tastes similar to yoghurt but it is actually strained cheese.
Depart Reykjavik for Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and where the Althing, the oldest legislative assembly in the world was founded. Thingvellir is also fascinating geologically as this is where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet and the rift is clearly visible in the landscape. The last stop today is at the new thermal baths FONTANA in Laugarvatn, it is a highlight of any wellness retreat in Iceland where you find three geothermally heated baths, a sauna, a warm sand beach, and access to the pristine waters of lake Laugarvatn. We continue to the luxury country hotel Grímsborgir located in South Iceland, where you stay for three nights.
After a gourmet dinner, our expert tour guide provides you with a fact seminar about the Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. After that we invite you to step into the darkness or soak in the hotel's outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible.
In the morning we visit Gullfoss, “the golden falls“. Nearby are the Geysir geothermal fields with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. The next stop is at the nearly 3000 years old and 55 m deep explosion crater called Kerið.
In the greenhouse village of Hveragerði we meet a local man telling us all about living at an earthquake active place with different kind of geothermal powers and challenges. During a short and easy walk we visit hot springs and other natural wonders. You get the opportunity to boil egg in a hot spring and taste hot steam baked bread - one of the region's culinary specialties. We travel to the seashore villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki with many old and colorful houses. You are now invited to a private tour around a local folk museum and a historic wooden church in one of Iceland's prettiest coastal villages. If you like "local" then you get the opportunity to taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin (Black Death) schnapps. After a nice langoustine dinner at a nearby seashore restaurant we go outside to watch out for the magical Northern Lights before returning to the hotel.
Today, we take you out along the South coast. You start at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There‘s an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Further east we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. In the small village of Skógar we visit one of Iceland's finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artifacts typical of Iceland’s past as well as turf-built houses. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Now you can choose between a guided walk that is especially organized for beginners on a nearby glacier, or continue the bus tour to explore a black lava beach with bird cliffs.
Gourmet dinner and overnight is at Hotel Grímsborgir. Tonight enjoy a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.
The last full day of travel takes us to Reykjanes peninsula where we take the less traveled route and see the region’s many unusual geological features, hot springs, moon landscapes, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. Included is a visit to the Viking ship and history museum that tells the story about the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic. It will be topped off with a unique lunch as you take part in a seafood & crab feast. One of the highlights of this exclusive tour program is the visit to the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in its warm geothermal water. The comfort experience package includes the use of a towel and a bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or an algae mask. The whole group is invited to a farewell dinner with delicious lamb as the main course at the Hotel Northern Light Inn, an excellent location for a Northern Lights hunt.
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some for a walk in the neighbourhood of the Hotel Northern Light Inn before taking the airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.
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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Tour code: 0322
- Return flights from the UK to Iceland incl. taxes
- Return airport transfer to hotel in Reykjavik
- Fully escorted 4-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide and 2 seats per person on the bus
- 5 nights accommodation in first class hotels including breakfast
- 2x lunch + 4x 3-course dinner including langoustine dinner and seafood & crab feast
- Welcome cocktail at Hotel Grímsborgir
- Dinner at the panoramic restaurant at the Pearl in Reykjavik
- Entrance to observation tower at Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík
- Visit and seminar at cheese & skyr school in Reykjavík
- Entrance with towel at Fontana steam baths
- Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
- Lava centre exhibition
- Entrance fee to Skogar Folk Museum and Turf Houses
- Especially designed glacier hike for beginners
- Experience package at the Blue Lagoon
- Northern Lights Academy program with 4 evenings of lectures, presentations, guided searches and midnight refreshments
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than specified