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Land of Northern Lights

Short break to see the northern lights, Blue Lagoon and South Iceland

What's included:

This short getaway offers insight into Iceland’s nature and cultural life, with four nights in Iceland’s capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights.

Visit Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Black lava beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Golden Circle, meet Icelandic horses on a farm and see the Northern Lights. Optional Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull and optional Northern Lights cruise by boat from Reykjavík. Excellent value for money and a short winter trip to the Icelandic countryside.

What's included:

  • Budget holiday offering excellent value for money
  • Must-see nature: the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon
  • Visit to Skógar folk museum with turf houses
  • 2-night stay in South Iceland, ideal for Northern Lights hunting
  • 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis
  • Optional Northern Lights cruise (day 1 and 4)
  • Optional glacier hike (day 3)
  • Optional hotel upgrade
 

Flight depart times:

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What you'll do

Day 1:

Fly to Keflavik Airport

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²) or Hótel Klettur (Comfort version), Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls)

Day 2:

Spend another day at leisure in Reykjavik

Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²) or Hótel Klettur (Comfort version), Dinner is on your own

Day 3:

At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon we bathe in the Blue Lagoon.
Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella where we stay for two nights in simple cottages. There is an option to upgrade to studio rooms at the Stracta Hotel in Hella.
In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.

Overnight location:
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (Comfort version), Hella. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (220km / 137mls)

Day 4:

Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.

In the afternoon you can book a optional glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. Booked and paid on spot for a special GJ Travel discount.

If you book a trip without the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík.
In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. 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.

Overnight location:
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (Comfort version), Hella. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (200km / 124mls)

Day 5:

In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked for this day if the weather conditions are right.

Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²) or Hotel Klettur (Comfort version), Reykjavík. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (210km / 130mls)

Day 6:

Your last full day in Reykjavik to do as you please.

Overnight location:
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²) or Hotel Klettur (Comfort version), Reykjavík. Breakfast included.

Day 7:

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.

Fly back to UK

Breakfast included. (50km / 31mls)

  • Adults in Double or Twin Rooms

    6 Nights
    Prices from£900.00each
  • Adults in Single Occupancy Rooms

    6 Nights
    Prices from£1000.00each
  • Children Sharing with Parents

    6 Nights
    Prices from£800.00each
  • Infants Sharing with Parents

    6 Nights
    Prices from£30.00each

Booking

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