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Iceland Northern Lights Explorer

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Overview

Become an explorer and search for the Iceland Northern Lights in our Iceland Explorer package. Over the last 5 years from 85% of guests on this tour have seen the Northern Lights (this can vary depending on time of year and how late guests stay up!) peaking at 98%!

7 nights
Iceland
Based on two people sharing, price from
From £2,395
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Package Details

The Iceland Northern Lights tour covers much of the West and South coasts of Iceland, keeping away from the light pollution of the city and 6 opportunities to search for the Aurora in the best possible locations. Included with the sightseeing is tips on seeing the aurora, how to take pictures, presentations and lectures.

Includes:

  • Group transfers
  • First and last night in Reykjavik
  • 2 nights in Borgarnes
  • 1 night in Hekla region
  • 2 nights in Vatnajokull
  • Fully guided
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Golden Circle
  • Skogarfoss waterfall
  • Skogar folk museum
  • Jokulsarlon Glacial lagoon
  • Icelandic horse stables
  • Fjord cruise on Breidafjordur
  • Geothermal spring visitLarge group (45 pax in coach)

£2395pp based on 2 sharing

Small group (16 pax in minibus) £3295pp based on 2 sharing

Single supplement (any departure) £500pp

Day 1 – Arrival

  • Flight to Reykjavik (Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, York or Bristol)
  • Airport shuttle to hotel
  • Check in and evening at leisure

Day 2 – Reykjavik and the Saga Valley

  • Breakfast and check out
  • Meet the rest of your group and board the bus for a tour or the highlights of Reykjavik. After our city tour we travel to the Saga valley – known for its involvement in the Viking Sagas.
  • We visit a volcano crater and Barnafoss (children’s falls ) and Hraunfossar, the lava falls, as well as Europe’s most powerful hot spring; Deildartunguhver, which produces 180 litres of water per second at 97° Celsius.
  • We check into our hotel for the next 2 nights and finish the evening with a lecture on the Northern Lights before heading outside to look for them.

Day 3 – Snaefellsness

  • After breakfast we head further North to explore the Snaefellsness peninsular.
  • We take a fjord cruise and visit a fishing village if the weather is kind. On our journey back our guide gives an informal talk on how best to photograph the Northern lights.
  • Back at the hotel we head out side to the garden or hot tub to wait and see if the Northern Lights appear

Day 4 – Golden Circle

  • Today we head back South as we cover some of Iceland’s most famous sights as part of the Golden Circle.
  • We stop at an Icelandic wool factory before heading the Thingvellir National park – home to Alpingi. the World’s oldest parliament from 930 AD and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia meet.
  • See the geothermal spouting geyser of Strokkur which can spout boiling water up to 30 metres high at intervals of 5 – 8 minutes.
  • We also visit Gullfoss – the Golden Falls which fall 34 metres in 2 drops. After our Golden Circle tour we head south seeing the geothermal greenhouses that allow Iceland to grow much of its vegetables and learn more about Icelandic horses with a farm visit.
  • We spend the night in a guesthouse near the South Coast where we can relax in the hot tub and look for the Northern Lights.

Day 5 – South Coast

  • Our goal for the day is East as we move along route 1 taking in sights from the South.
  • We visit the Eyjafjallajokull visitor centre and learn more about the eruption that ground air traffic across Europe to a halt in 2010.
  • From there we visit Skogafoss waterfall and the Skogar museum which features traditional turf houses and insights into Iceland’s rich past.
  • In the afternoon we reach the Vatnajokul area and will walk on a black sand beach.
  • The Vatnajokul area has minimal light pollution and is perfect to see the Northern Lights.

Day 6 – Vatnajokull

  • Always a favourite, today we visit the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon where we can witness the icebergs as they make their way to sea. Under the bridge is a wonderful black sand beach which looks magnificent with icebergs of various sizes washed onto it.
  • We visit the village of Hof and enjoy a film on the Northern Lights. In the evening we wait and see if the Aurora grace us with their presence.
  • NB. 15 Nov – 15 Mar it is possible to add an Ice cave tour in addition to the Lagoon visit. Approx £200pp

Day 7 – Vik and the Blue lagoon

  • Heading back along the South Coast today’s stops include the village of Vik with its dramatic black sand coastline and also the magnificent waterfall Seljalandsfoss.
  • We check back into our Reykjavik hotel before an evening visit to the Blue Lagoon and a goodbye dinner before an evening Northern Lights tour before returning tour hotel around midnight

Day 8 – Depart

  • Breakfast and morning in Reykjavik followed by a shuttle transfer to the airport based on your flight time.

 

Available selected dates October – early April (arrival Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays)

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