NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPLORATION

8 days starting at $2090 per person, double occupancy

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Package includes:

  • Fully escorted tour around Iceland with English-speaking driver or driver/guide

  • 7 nights hotel with breakfast included

  • Round trip airport transfers (no guide)

  • Tours of the Borgarfjordur Saga Valley & Snaefellsnes Peninsula with visit to the Settlement Center.

  • Tours of Arnarstapi & Hellnar with visit to Vatnshellir Cave

  • Golden Circle tour

  • Visit to geothermal greenhouse and Icelandic horse stable demonstration

  • Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

  • Visits to local museums and other cultural experiences

  • Blue Lagoon Entrance with towel

  • Evening Northern Lights excursions, lectures, and viewings (weather permitting).

Itinerary and activities are subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions.

Airfare and extensions available upon request.

Maximum Group Size: 40 people

Tour departs every other Friday from September to April, starting September 8th, 2023.

 Pricing

September 2023
$2497 per person, double occupancy

 

October 2023

$2288 per person, double occupancy


November 2023-April 2023
$2090 per person, double occupancy

Single occupancy pricing available upon request.

 

Tour needs minimum 2 passengers to operate.

Itinerary

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DAY 1


Arrive in Iceland and transfer by the Flybus Shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to your hotel (Hotel Klettur or similar). Use the rest of the day to explore Reyjavik on your own.

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DAY 2

Breakfast at the hotel. At 9:00 AM, meet your guide and head to the Borgarfjordur, or Saga Valley, and learn about Iceland's history at the Settlement Center in Borgarnes. Stop at Grabrok Crater for an easy hike to the top, then Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot springs. Head to Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, two gorgeous waterfalls in lava fields before enjoying a lecture about the Northern Lights. In the evening, head out to the hotel gardens in search of the Northern Lights with a mug of tea or hot chocolate (Hotel Hamar or similar).

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DAY 3

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the fishing village of Grundarfjordur, and see Mt. Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. Visit the Arnarstapi cliffs and the village of Hellnar before heading into Vantshellir cave, where you will walk under the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Enjoy a lecture on how to photograph the Northern Lights before heading back to your hotel for another evening of Northern Lights chasing.

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DAY 4

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Head south to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, that was home to Iceland's first parliament. Stop at the Geysir geothermal fields to see Strokkur erupt, then taste freshly baked hot springs bread at Restaurant Geysir. Head to Gullfoss to see the beautiful double waterfall, then onto a local geothermal greenhouse and horse stables to learn about farming in Iceland and the famous Icelandic horse. Evening Northern Lights excursion in rural Iceland (Landhotel or similar).

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DAY 5

After breakfast, head down the south coast. Visit the Lava & Volcano Exhibition center to learn more about geology and active volcanoes in Iceland. Visit a local folk museum with several turf houses, then head to Skogafoss waterfall. Stroll along the black sands of Reynisfjara beach, then head to Kirkjubaejarklaustur for more Northern Lights exploration (Fosshotel Nupar or similar).

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DAY 6

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a visit to the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and nearby Diamond Beach. Head to Hof to visit a local turf church, then explore Vatnajokull National Park. You can also take an optional tour in an Ice Cave nearby. In the evening, enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights before heading out to watch the night sky.

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DAY 7

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Eldhraun lava field near Vik and Seljalandfoss waterfall. In the afternoon, take a dip in the waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. Return to Reykjavik (Hotel Klettur or similar).

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DAY 8

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend your final day exploring Reykjavik on your own before your return transfer to the airport.

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