3 Days Land of Northern Lights Tour with Reykjanes Peninsula, Golden Circle and South Coast Tour plus Glacier Walk & Blue Lagoon – 4 Nights

from £949.00
  • Return Flights 
  • 2 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik 
  • 2 Night 3* Bed & Breakfast in a Countryside Hotel
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Glacier Walk
  • Blue Lagoon with Entrance
  • Visit to Icelandic Horse Stables & Geothermal Greenhouse
  • Northern Lights program during two evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
  • Use of winter & Northern Lights Explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flashlight that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night
  • 5 Days Land of Northern Lights Tour 
  • See Reykjanes Geothermal Area, The Bridge Between the Continents, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area with Strokkur, Gullfoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Skogafoss Waterfall, Solheimajokull Glacier, Skogar Museum, Vik & Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

A short winter trip to Reykjavik and the Icelandic countryside with a glacier hike. During the day we explore Southwest Iceland, known for its natural wonders and cultural sights. Spend two nights in Iceland's capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights.

On arrival from the UK you’ll be transferred to your 3* Hotel in Reykjavik where you’ll spend the night in a room with a private bathroom and you will enjoy breakfast the following morning. Relax at your hotel or explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows. The hotel is ideally located to explore the city on foot.

After breakfast meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby. Enjoy the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Before heading out to the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Discover the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula with old lava flows, the grand barrenness, rough shore-side, spectacular breaking surf, hot spring areas, small fishing villages and abundant bird life. We stop near a tall lighthouse close to sea stacks. The peninsula steams with volcanic features - hot springs, sulphates and mud pools and a couple of small shield volcanoes and some fissures through the lava fields. You get the unique chance to cross a small bridge between two continents, the American and Eurasian continental plates.

We then head to the Blue Lagoon which is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, a geothermal pool in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant. Admission and towel included.

We then head to our accommodation for the night, the Arhus Cottages in Hella. Rooms have private facilities and breakfast in the morning.

After breakfast we head down the south coast passing the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Under Eyjafjallajkull glacier is the famous volcano that erupted in the spring of 2010. Although a relatively small eruption, it caused a huge disruption to air traffic across Europe for a week.

Seljalandsfoss is our first stop, a fascinating waterfall and perhaps one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. Its popularity is well deserved though as water that feeds this 60m tall waterfall originates from the infamous Eyjafjallajkull glacier-capped volcano.

We then head on to the Skogar Museum, one of Icelands finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts from Iceland’s past and several turf-built houses

Skogafoss waterfall is next, the waterfall drops down from old sea cliffs some breath-taking 60 meters with views of Eyjafjallajkull volcano in the background on a good day. The power from the water along with the height of the cliffs around leave you without words. The waterfall can be visited at two levels. At ground-level you can approach the water as close as you feel like and really feel the power of nature. There is also another path leading to a platform above the waterfall which gives you a view of the waterfall from a different angle. On a good day, the view of the surrounding landscape is not to miss, if you are ready to take on the climb of a few hundred steep steps.

In the afternoon you can go on an optional glacier walk. On this fun, safe and easy to moderate glacier walk you get to explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on the breath-taking Solheimajokull Glacier. While enjoying all the features of the glacier and its spectacular surroundings, you will learn more about the behaviour of glaciers and their impact on nature. No technical requirements are needed for the tour as an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe which are provided for glacier walk tours. Duration of this activity is approximately 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walkone-way from the car park to the glacier edge itself. 

Then it is time to visit the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara, where beautifully-shaped basalt columns hug the cliffs, volcanic sands are pounded by powerful Atlantic waves and the starkly shaped sea stacks of the Reynisdrangar tower just offshore.

We visit the village of Vik where we make a photo stop. The view of the black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is awe-inspiring

We then return to the Arhus Cottages in Hella for the night.

Today our first stop in the Fridheimar farm. Learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse.

Next up is the Geysir geothermal area where there is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur, "the Churn", which erupts at 5-10-minute intervals.

Moving forwards we visit the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss - the Golden falls - perhaps the most beautiful in the country. The glacial river of hvita orwhite river which tumbles 32 meters in a double cascade. 

Our final destination is Thingvellir National Park, where you will get the chance to walk between two tectonic plates. North American and Eurasian that are drifting apart by around 2.5 cm year! You will have time to walk around the park, admire beautiful öxarárfoss and see the first Icelandic parliament or as it is called Althingi in Icelandic.

We then head back to Reykjavik where you’ll be dropped at your hotel for your last night, enjoy the bars and restaurants of the capital before heading back to the airport the following day and your flight home.

Price Includes;

  • Return Flights from London - Regional Airports Available
  • Hand Baggage
  • Return Airport Shuttle Transfers
  • 2 Nights 3* Hotel Cabin or Similar with Breakfast in Reykjavik 
  • 2 Nights Arhus Cottages with Breakfast in Hella
  • Glacier Hike
  • Blue Lagoon with Entrance
  • 5 Days Land of Northern Lights Tour

Upgrade to the 3* Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik and the 4* Stracta Hotel in Hella for £324 per person in September and £209 per person October to April.

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