2 Day Guided Northern Lights & Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tour with Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon - 4 Nights
- Return Flights
- 3 Nights 3* Bed & Breakfast in Reykjavik
- 1 Night 3* Bed & Breakfast in a Countryside Hotel
- Return Airport Transfers
- Northern Lights Tour with Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
- Golden Circle Tour & Blue Lagoon Entrance with Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
- 2 Day Escorted Small Group Northern Lights & Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tour
- See Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, Hraunfossar Waterfall, Barnafoss Waterfall, Gerðuberg Basalt Columns, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Vatnshellir Cave, Djúpalónssandur Beach, Mt. Kirkjufell and Krauma Geothermal Baths
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.
That evening we will pick you up from your hotel and search for the rare and elusive Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the skies around Reykjavík on this all-time winter bestseller! For many, seeing the Northern Lights is the reason to travel to our northern island in winter. They are mesmerizing, and a sight that will not be forgotten.
It is simple, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Aurora Borealis. Created by solar storms originating from the sun, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to be seen.
The expert operational team has decades of experience analysing weather patterns. We will review, each day, the cloud forecast and the northern lights forecast in detail. We will not venture out in search of them unless we think we have good chance. This means we have a high success ratio.
The next day you will go on an amazing day tour takes you around the Golden Circle to see three of Iceland’s highlights Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park.
Þingvellir National Park
Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, Þingvellir is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is, therefore, a protected national park due to its unique geology and natural features. From the viewing area the Almannagjá canyon between two tectonic plates can be seen, a visual representation of continental drift.
Geysir Hot Springs
A favourite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters into the air every few minutes. The area became active more than 1000 years ago and comprises more than a dozen hot spring holes. Although one can only see steam emerging from the surface of Geysir these days, its name was adopted to represent spouting hot springs all over the world. Along the tour, the newly opened Geysir Center offers guests a chance to use the restroom and to catch some refreshments as well as lunch.
As one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the Canyon of the Hvítá River in the southwest of the country. The beautiful Hvítá river rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breath-taking roar and grandeur. Furthermore, on clear days the magnificent Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier, can be seen in the distance.
We then head to soak in the waters of the Blue Lagoon, one of the wonders of the world. 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 any visit to Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by a mossy lava field, offering incredible scenery, with state of the art facilities, a unique atmosphere and silica masks and water that make your skin extra firm, yet incredibly soft! For these reasons and many more, visitors from all over the world visit the Blue Lagoon daily, and many return here again and again.
For the Blue Lagoon you have the Comfort Package and you will receive entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel, and a drink of your choice.
After having enjoyed all that the Blue Lagoon has to offer, you return to Reykjavík on one of the new and comfortable coaches, offering you free Wi-Fi.
The following morning after breakfast your guided tour into West Iceland starts with a pick-up from your hotel or designated bus stop where we will head out of the capital towards one of Iceland’s greatest hidden gems, Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
We make our first stop in the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, which is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and lava fields, you’ll have chance to explore this wonderful village before we head to the Snaefellsjokull National Park. Here you’ll have an option, at extra cost to step into Vatnshellir Cave. The cave is a 8,000-years-old lava tube tunnel that burrows 115 feet underground. This experience is as close as you’ll get to the Jules Verne novel, A Journey to the Centre of Earth. If you are not joining the caving part, your guide will walk you through some of the most intriguing landscapes in the area.
Then it is on to the ancient fishing village of Hellnar where you will have the chance to grab a spot of lunch before we head onwards to the stunning Djúpalónssandur Beach. Djúpalónssandur is full of black pebbles, also known as Djúpalóns Perlan, meaning “Deep Pool Pearls.” Here we will take a short hike and explore the spooky remains of a shipwreck, that dates back to 1948. You will also find four lifting stones to test your strength like the fishermen used to do back in the day.
Our next stop is Iceland’s most photographed peak, Mt. Kirkjufell. The cone-shaped mountain with the series of waterfalls in the background has been ranked as one of the most majestic mountains in the world and featured the fantasy series Game of Thrones!
Afterward, we will make our way to our country hotel in Borgarnes. If the forecast is promising, you are in one of the best place to admire the magical Northern Lights.
You will stay the night in the Hotel Borgarnes, which is just 200m, 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 head for the Borgarfjörður area, which offers beautiful landscapes. We make our first stop is at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Deildartunguhver provides 48 gallons per second of 100°C hot water, which is used for heating in neighbouring towns like Borgarnes and Akranes. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into the brand new Krauma geothermal baths fed by Deildartunguhver hot spring if you choose at an extra fee.
Our next stop is the historic site of Reykholt, once home Iceland’s greatest medieval author Snorri Sturluson. Today scholars come to Snorrastofa, Reykholt’s independent research centre to study medieval history. We then make a stop the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls where your guide has an eerie story to tell.
We will then leave the Borgarfjörður area behind and head back to Reykjavik where we should arrive around 6pm and you can check into your hotel in capital for your last night. If you didn’t get to the see the Northern Lights on your first night you can take the tour again this evening.
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.
Please note if you arrive on late flight then your Northern Lights tour will be on your second evening, after the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour.
Vatnshellir Cave Tour is ISK 3,750 which is around £22 per person
Krauma Geothermal Baths is ISK 5,400 which is around £31 per person
Our local tour operator reserves the right to alter itineraries and/or timetables should it be necessary, due to adverse weather and or other related conditions.