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TRAVEL TUESDAY: Our Top 5 Package Holidays

At Iceland Holidays we offer a variety of package holidays for our customers to choose from. We have kindly picked out our most asked for and purchased excursions.

1. The Golden Circle Tours

The Golden Circle is a tourist route in southern Iceland, covering about 300 kilometers (190 mi) looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. It is the area that contains most tours and travel-related activities in Iceland.

The three primary stops on the route are the Þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal area in Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Though Geysir has been mostly dormant for many years, Strokkur continues to erupt every 5–10 minutes. Other stops include the Kerið volcanic crater, the town of Hveragerði, Skálholt cathedral, and the Nesjavellir and Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plants.

The name Golden Circle is a marketing term for the route, derived from the name of Gullfoss, which means "golden waterfall" in Icelandic.

 

2. The Northern Lights

The typical northern lights season in Iceland is mid-September to mid-April when we have dark nights. We measured the northern lights (Aurora) viewing success rates during our tours for the past winters. We found out the realistic chance to see the northern lights is about 2-3 days per week. Daily coach tours start on 15th September and continue throughout winter through to April.

The extreme dark of the Icelandic winter has a few perks. Between September and April, Iceland is treated to a magnificent natural display. The phenomenon of aurora borealis, or what we commonly call the Northern Lights. 

The Aurora Borealis, more commonly referred to as the Northern lights, is a natural phenomenon created when solar particles interact with the atmosphere in the Earth’s magnetic field. This releases energy, causing peculiar luminous green streaks across the skies. 

There is no single ideal location for sightseeing The Northern Lights. It varies depending on weather conditions. 

 

3. Super Jeep Tours

Iceland Holidays is pleased to offer breathtaking Super Jeep tours of Iceland to access destinations not possible with bus tours and rented 4x4 vehicles. Super Jeeps are highly modified 4x4 vehicles that provide better all-terrain driving to make accessing the numerous non-pave roadways easier. 

Iceland Holidays offers numerous tours for everybody to enjoy. You may also request to customise super jeep tours of Iceland if there are specific sights you want to see on your holiday vacation. Take a Super Jeep tour by Iceland Holidays Super Jeeps during your stay to catch the famous Northern Lights in Iceland. It has been noted by the tourism industry in Iceland that Super Jeep tours are leading the way for Northern Lights spotting within the country. 

Jeeps have been recommended as the perfect way to travel across Iceland’s countryside terrain due to their robust stability, and luxury comfort they bring. Super Jeeps booked via Iceland Holidays is a leading Super Jeep tour provider, is offering tailor-made Northern Lights holidays in Iceland, whereby visitors discover a new unique location in the Icelandic countryside in search of the Aurora Borealis, whilst in the comfort of the company’s Land Rover Defender Jeeps.

 

4. Whale Watching

Abundant summer daylight combined with a unique mixture of cold and warm sea currents that blend in Iceland's shallow fjords makes the Icelandic territorial waters home to a rich variety of krill and fish, and consequently a bountiful feeding ground that attracts twenty-three species of whales. 

Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbor in Reykjavik. The whales most frequently seen on tours are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises other species are sometimes spotted. Book a city break including a whale watching trip  

Known as “The land of fire and ice,” Iceland is also one of the premier whale-watching destinations in Europe. People enjoy whale-watching in Iceland as much as they love the country’s majestic mountain vistas, volcanoes, springs, and geysers.

At Iceland Holidays, we offer many whale-watching excursions to offer you the ultimate adventure during your stay.

 

5. The Blue Lagoon & Secret Lagoon 

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is the ultimate way to treat body and soul. Relax in the 37-degree geothermal seawater in a fascinating steamy environment.

The Blue Lagoon was created when hot water from the nearby "Svartsengi" geothermal power plant that formed due to heat exchange was discharged into the adjacent lava field. The Blue Lagoon is a unique wonder of nature, a pool of natural mineral-rich geothermal seawater in the middle of a lava field. 

The lagoon is rich in a unique natural combination of minerals. Blue-green algae and white Silica mud form a light natural sediment on the bottom of the lagoon and give the lagoon its soft, milky, aquamarine colour.

 

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