4 Day Escorted Northern Lights, Snaefellsnes, Glacial Lagoon & Ice Cave Tour with Blue Lagoon – 6 Nights
- Return Flights
- 4 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik
- 2 Night 3* Bed & Breakfast in a Countryside Hotel
- Return Airport Transfers
- Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights Tour with Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
- 4 Day Escorted Northern Lights, Snaefellsnes, Glacial Lagoon & Ice Cave Small Group Tour
- See the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Ice Cave Visit, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Natural Ice Cave, Hraunfossar Waterfall, Barnafoss Waterfall, Mt. Kirkjufell, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Northern Lights , Vatnshellir Lava Cave & Krauma Geothermal Baths - Subject to Weather Conditions.
On arrival at Keflavik International airport you will meet our representatives and they will transfer you to your hotel in the Capital Reykjavik. Your 3* Hotel will be within easy reach of the cities attractions and have facilities like Satellite TV. All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom and breakfast is served each morning. After check-in the rest of the day is free for you to start discover beautiful Reykjavik.
The following day your morning is free to explore Reykjavik, enjoy the capitals museums and art galleries or just soak up the lovely city atmosphere. Then we start the afternoon by visiting Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most famous tourist attractions and considered by many to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as well as an unmissable part of one´s visit to Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon offers lava and moss filled scenery, state of the art facilities, a unique atmosphere and silica masks that make your skin extra firm, yet incredibly soft! Included in this combo is the Blue Lagoon Comfort Package where you receive entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel, and a drink of your choice.
After couple of hours and an amazing warm soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, you head back to Reykjavik on one of our new and comfortable coaches, offering you free Wi-Fi. Upon arrival back in Reykjavik, you have some free time to relax, have dinner and wait for your next adventure in the evening, a hunt for the extraordinary northern lights. Make sure to wear warm clothes!
The Northern Lights Tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon that happens during the winter months. The northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole.
The locations visited during the northern lights tour vary from day to day depending on weather conditions. Our northern lights team studies thoroughly the weather and aurora forecasts in order to find the best location each night to spot the lights.
The following morning, after breakfast we will head towards the West of Iceland and our first stop will be Borgarfjörður which is home to Europe’s biggest hot spring, Deildartunguhver. The hot spring pumps out around 180 litres of hot water per second. The temperature of the hot spring is about 100°C and is used to provide heating and hot water to the surrounding area.
The then head to the wonderful Krauma geothermal baths or if you would prefer the alternative is a horse farm where you can get to see these animals up close. Then it’s on to the town of Reykholt where there is also a hot spring and once the night sets in we will look for the Northern Lights before spending the Night in the Hotel Borgarnes.
The Hotel Borgarnes is just 200m from the Borgarfjördur Fjord, this hotel offers views of Hafnarfjall Mountain. Wi-Fi access is free on site and all rooms have a TV and private bathroom. Breakfast is available each morning. For dinner, an à la carte traditional Icelandic menu and lighter bar dishes available.
The next morning, after breakfast we head to the Djúpalónssandur Beach, on the way soak in the beautiful coastal scenery of western Snæfellsnes. Djúpalónssandur used to be a flourishing fishing village and we’ll enjoy a short hike along the coast where an old British trawler, shipwrecked in 1948 is still visible from the shore. At the top of the beach is one of Iceland’s most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell.
Snæfellsnes is known for its diverse landscapes, and is referred to as “Iceland in a nutshell.” We’ll then get some spectacular views of Snæfellsjökull, the monumental glacier, made famous by Jules Verne’s book “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” before heading back to spend the night in the capital.
The following morning, after breakfast our tour guides will pick you up from your hotel or designated bus stop and we will head out of Reykjavik and make our way eastwards along the south coast. Our first stop will be the Seljalandsfoss waterfall where can actually walk behind the falls but remember your rain coat as you may get a little damp.
We then head on to another of Iceland’s famous waterfalls, Skógafoss that is located at the foot of the infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. If it’s a clear day, you will also get a great view of another volcano mountain glacier, Mýrdalsjokull. We then continue on to Reynisfjara, a black sandy volcanic beach where you will see the picturesque basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar peaks.
We will drive through the charming picture postcard town of Vík on our way to our hotel for the night. Throughout the day, you will get to see some breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of vast lava fields, volcanos, black sandy beaches and glacier tongues. Once at the hotel, we’ll enjoy a peaceful evening and, if the conditions are right, we’ll hunt for the Northern Lights once more.
You will spend the night in the Adventure Hotel Hof which is located close to the Vatnajökull National Park in Öræfi, one of the most beautiful and extraordinary regions in Iceland, often referred to as “Sveitin milli sanda“ which loosely translates as “The Land Between the Sands“.
The Reception house has a cosy lounge and spacious restaurant. These spaces are communal and have free Wi-Fi internet access. Parts of the hotel are in buildings that were originally used as stables and barns for sheep but have been transformed into a comfortable country hotel with modern touches that provides personal service to its visitors.
In the bistro, you can enjoy breakfast and evening meals made from pure and fresh locally sourced ingredients. They offer both fish and meat courses and a vegetarian/vegan option for guests. There is also a choice of wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks on offer.
The rooms include made-up beds, towels and complimentary tea/coffee plus an en-suite bathroom and breakfast is served from 8:00-9.30am.
The following morning after breakfast, we head out to the renowned Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, made famous by several blockbuster movies including Batman Begins and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, to name just a couple. You will see beautiful Icebergs, some incredibly large which have broken off the receding Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. They float serenely in the huge lagoon before gliding off into the Atlantic Ocean. Many of these icebergs are washed onto the nearby Diamond Beach, you will see them glittering like diamonds, as they rest on the black volcanic sands of the beach.
We then head into the glacier with a qualified guide! Ice caves are amazing and new caves are formed each winter by the melting and freeze cycle of the glacier. They are always changing, both from year to year and within each winter and our journey into an ice cave will give photographers the most amazing opportunity to capture the shimmering blue light which passes through the glacial ice.
We will then start to head towards Reykjavík. We stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajokull National Park, a green area in the midst of amazingly jagged mountains and glacier-topped peaks, the splendid scenery of Skaftafell is certain to be a highlight of your tour. We will of course keep an eye out for the Northern Lights on our way back to the city and will make a short stop if conditions allow for it before arriving back into Reykjavík where you will check into your hotel for your last night before flying back to the UK the following day.
Prices are based on 2 sharing and are based on London departures but we can offer this tour from the regional airports that serve Iceland. We can also offer this deal staying in your hotel of choice and upgrade to a 4* or we can offer apartments if you prefer. Please enquire.
Optional Vatnshellir Cave Tour is ISK 4,050 which is around £24
Krauma Geothermal Baths is ISK 5,400 which is around £32