5 Day Escorted Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Iceland & Northern Lights Tour with the Blue Lagoon – 7 Nights
- Return Flights
- 4 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik
- 3 Night 3* Bed & Breakfast in a Countryside Hotel
- Return Airport Transfers
- Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights with Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
- 5 Day Escorted Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Iceland & Northern Lights Small Group Tour
- See Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, Ice Cave Visit, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Hekla Volcano & Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon - 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.
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.
Our next stop will be Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls. Hraunfossar is a vast collection of smaller waterfalls cascading through the cracks of lava formations. Barnafoss is known for a folk legend as the site where two children tragically drowned once upon a time.
The falls create a very dramatic landscape, cradling the waters that flow from Langjokull Glacier. Our day ends with a visit to Gerðuberg, a cluster of basalt columns. This majestic wonder of nature was formed by flowing lava that was perpetually cooled by the sea water 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.
After breakfast, we’ll head towards the western part of Snæfellsnes and the first stop of the day is at the small and charming fishing village, Arnarstapi where we take a short walk and explore the surrounding area.
Then, you’ll have a chance to visit the Vatnshellir Cave, which lies under the ground in Snæfellsnes National Park. The cave is a lava tube tunnel around 8,000 years old. Your certified caving guide will explain its formation and the fascinating features that lie in hidden spots. Our next stop will be at Hellnar, a picturesque village where we’ll have lunch. Then we’ll continue to the beautiful black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur. The beach is landlocked by tall, rugged cliffs that look outward to the Atlantic Ocean, keep an eye out for the remains of an antique British trawler Epine, shipwrecked in 1948.
We’ll then head to Kirkjufell Mountain which is one of the most stunning mountains and most pictured in Iceland and what better way to cap off our day with a stunning view of the mountain before we return back to Reykjavik for the night.
After breakfast the following morning, we head out of Reykjavik towards the famous Golden Circle where our first stop is the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was the historic location of the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi. Established in 930ce., this is the oldest continuously operated Parliament in the world, situated in one of the most geologically fascinating places as Thingvellir is home to a rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates and an incredible landscape.
Next, you’ll visit the geothermal Geysir Geothermal Area. Geysir was once a magnificent geyser that lent its name to the English word geyser. Though now dormant, its neighbour Strokkur bursts with scalding water up to 25 meters high every few minutes.
Our final stop is Gullfoss or the Golden Falls, which is the most-visited waterfall in Iceland. The powerful Hvita River roar down the two-tiered cliffs into the canyon below. After the Golden Circle, we head southward and on a clear day, we’ll get great views of Mount Hekla on the way to Seljalandsfoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. You can walk behind these graceful falls to enjoy the view from both sides so make sure you bring your rain coat.
Your hotel for the night will be Hotel Geirland, close to the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a fantastic area to catch the Northern Lights if the conditions are right. All the rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities and mountain views. The main building has a restaurant, a bar with TV and free Wi-Fi. Some of the hotels cosy rooms are set in individual cottages in the garden.
After breakfast, we head off eastwards towards the magnificent Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and nearby Diamond Beach. The lagoon is filled with icebergs of all shapes and sizes, as they glide towards the Atlantic. Many are washed ashore at the Diamond Beach, where they glitter like diamonds on the black sands. Ocean birds are plenty here and you might even spot a seal.
Leaving behind Jokulsarlon, we head to Skaftafell Nature Reserve were we join a certified glacier guide and step into the mesmerising world of the Vatnajokull Glacier. After taking a beautiful glacier hike, we’ll enter a natural ice cave where you’ll have some time to explore and take photos. The ice cave we visit will be chosen based on current conditions. We will then return for another night in the Hotel Geirland.
The following morning after breakfast we’ll start our day slowly driving towards Reykjavik and making plenty of stops along the way. If the roads are clear, we’ll start the day off with a quick detour to Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon.
We then visit the iconic Eldhraun lava field before heading to Reynisfjara black beach where the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean really show their force. Make sure you visit the black basalt cave before you leave the beach. Reynisfjara is famous for its basalt columns just off the shore, called the Reynisdrangar.
Moving on from Reynisfjara, our next stop will be Skógafoss, an impressive waterfall that drops 60m into a tranquil pool below. There are 527 steps leading to the top, yet the steep climb is worth it for the panorama alone. The famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, lurks high above the waterfall, so if visibility is good you’ll get a glimpse of this magnificent mountain glacier. We then head back to the capital where we will arrive late afternoon or early evening and check into your hotel.
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