Iceland Northern Lights & Nature

In this guided tour you will visit the exciting winter destination Iceland, where Northern lights often dance in the sky and the nature is dressed in its nicest winter robe. This escorted tour includes a stop in the capital, Reykjavik, the highlights of Iceland's nature sights and Northern Lights hunt in rural location away from the city lights.

Duration

6 days

Transportation

Coach

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Reykjavik according to your own itinerary
  • Transfer is not included but can be booked as an additional service
  • Accommodation in Reykjavik at Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar)

Arrival in Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. Please note that airport transfer is not included but can be booked separately as an additional service. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is located 45 minutes from the airport. The Icelandic population consists of only 320.000 people and almost 60% of them live in the greater Reykjavik area. Even though Reykjavik is not a big city compared to other capitals of the world, it has everything a cosmopolitan city should offer; great dining, unique boutiques, shops, museums, theaters and a vibrant nightlife. Accommodation at Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar). The hotel is located in the business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. 

Add extra nights in Reykjavik - From EUR 109 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit to Northern Light Centre in Reykjavik
  • Drive from Reykjavik to Fludir area including stops at:
    • Þingvellir National Park (listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List)
    • Geysir hot spring area
    • Gullfoss Waterfall
    • Skalholt
    • Geothermal bakery experience
  • Accommodation in Fludir at Icelandair Hotel Fludir (or similar)
  • Dinner is included (one course with coffee/tea)

Breakfast at the hotel. You will meet your guide at the hotel in the morning. First visit of the day will be to the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik. You will get an introduction to Northern Lights, how they are formed and the folklore surrounding them. If you have a camera, the staff at the center will also show you how to capture Northern Lights on film and will help you with adjusting the settings for this. After the visit you will drive away from Reykjavik and towards the three best known nature attractions in Iceland that together make the so called “Golden Circle”. The first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, a place of great geological and historical interest. Here you can walk around the ancient site of the world's first parliament held outdoors. Þingvellir has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2004. The second stop is by the Geysir hot spring area with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. The third stop included in the Golden Circle is by the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. Here the river Hvita drops 30 meters in two falls, creating an awesome spectacle. From the Golden Circle area, continue to Skalholt, Iceland's capital during the Middle-Ages and now a cultural center with a beautiful church. During the day, you will also visit Laugarvatn. The town is built around three hot springs, and the residents have harnessed them for heating, greenhouses and even cooking. You will visit a unique outdoor geothermal bakery at the Laugarvatn Fontana spa where Icelandic rye bread is baked in the hot sands.You will try some of the freshly baked bread, hot from the ground. Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Fludir (or similar). One-course dinner with coffee/tea is included.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive from Fludir to Kirkjubæjarklaustur area including stops at:
    • Lava Centre
    • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
    • Skogafoss waterfall
    • Reynisfjara beach
  • Guided Northern Lights walk in the evening
  • Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Klaustur (or similar)
  • Dinner is included (one course with coffee/tea)

Breakfast at the hotel. You will drive along the south shore, an area in Iceland that is especially beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. This part of Iceland is home to the Lava Centre (entrance included), an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition illustrating volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. You will drive along the south shore and make stops at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. From there you keep driving further east and get to Reynisfjara beach where you can view extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Klaustur (or similar) with magnificent views of Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier in Europe. One-course dinner with coffee/tea is included. Later in the evening you will head out with the guide and go for a walk whilst searching for the Northern Lights.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive from Kirkjubæjarklaustur and back including stops at:
    • Vatnajökull national park – Europe’s largest national park
    • Jökulsarlon glacial lagoon with iceberg
    • Svinafellsjökull
  • Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Klaustur (or similar)
  • Dinner is included (one course with coffee/tea)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will drive to Vatnajökull National Park, which is one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty, dominated by Europe largest glacier named Vatnajökull. You will visit the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of floating icebergs on the fantastic 180m deep glacial lagoon. Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to the sea. You will then view Svinafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull. Visit the national park's famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by several magnificent glaciers. From there you head back to the hotel. Accommodation at Icelandair Hotel Klaustur (or similar). One-course dinner with coffee/tea is included.

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive from Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Reykjavik including stops at:
    • Hveragerdi village, known for many greenhouses heated by the nearby hot Springs
    • Blue Lagoon where you can bath in warm mineral-rich geothermal water in the middle of a black lava field (incl bathing fee, towel, mud mask and one beverage).
  • Evening at leisure
  • Accommodation at Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar).

Breakfast at the hotel. You head towards the village of Hveragerdi which is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "the flower village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. From there the coach will continue along the southwest coast towards the Reykjanes peninsula where you enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon (incl bathing fee, towel, mud mask and one beverage). This is a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm and mineral-rich geothermal water in the middle of a black lava field. After the warm and relaxing bath you return to Reykjavik where the evening is at your own leisure. Accommodation at Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar).

Add extra nights in Reykjavik - From EUR 109 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure from Reykjavik according to your own itinerary
  • Airport transfer is not included but can be booked as an additional service

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Reykjavik according to your own itinerary. Please note that airport transfer is not included but can be booked as an additional service.

Tour category

Fosshotel Reykjavik

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

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Services included: 

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • Coach tour from day 2 to day 5 (max. 36 participants)
  • English speaking tour escort from day 2 to day 5
  • 3 x One-course dinner with coffee/tea (on days 2, 3 and 4)
  • Entrance to the Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik
  • Visit to outdoor geothermal bakery and taste  of steam-baked rye bread
  • Entrance to the Lava Centre and volcano film
  • Guided Northern Lights walk one evening
  • Northern Light hunting kit for the walk (flash light, blanket and Thermos with hot chocolate)
  • Optional Northern light wake up call (available at most of the hotels in the countryside)
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon (incl bathing fee, towel, mask and one beverage)
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.

Please note:

  • Triple rooms are unfortunately not available for 3 adults. Triple rooms can only be booked for 2 adults and 1 child 6-11 years old. It is not recommended that children under 6 travel on escorted coach tours. Children aged 6-11 receive a 25% discount on the tour price.