80-93% Northern Lights success
- Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
- Fully escorted 4-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide and 2 seats per person on the bus
- 5-nights accommodation in first-class hotels (see list below) including breakfast
- 2x lunch + 4x 3-course dinner including langoustine dinner and seafood & crab feast
- Welcome cocktail at Hotel Grímsborgir and Northern Lights Cocktail at Hotel Northern Light Inn
- Entrance to observation tower at Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík
- Visit and seminar at cheese & skyr school in Reykjavík
- Entrance with towel at Fontana steam baths
- Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
- Meet the locals and guided tour in Hveragerði including egg boiling and hot steam bread tasting
- Meet the locals and private tour at folk museum and historic church in South Iceland
- Shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin (Black death) schnapps tasting
- Especially designed glacier hike for beginners
- Entrance to Viking Ship and History Museum
- Experience package at Blue Lagoon that includes entrance fee, towel, bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or an algae mask
- Northern Lights program during 4 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 flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night
The 2-nights extension program includes additionally
- Northern Lights fjord cruise
- Super jeep adventure into the highlands and on top of a glittering glacier
- 2-nights accommodation in first-class hotel including breakfast
- Flights to and from Iceland
- Travel Insurance ( Ask us to send you a Free Quote)
ACCOMMODATION: For this program we have selected first-class hotels.
- Day 1: Icelandair Hotel Marina / Superior rooms
- Day 2, 3, 4: Luxury Country Hotel Grímsborgir in South Iceland. The hotel is built in a village set up, with different buildings including villas, hotel and restaurant. Note that it is about 2 minutes walk from the guest rooms to the restaurant where breakfast and dinner is served. Possibility for bus transport if weather conditions are not favorable for the short and refreshing walk. Grímsborgir Hotel offers geothermal outdoor hot tubs.
- Day 5: Northern Light Inn Hotel at the Blue Lagoon for the 6 days/5 nights program. Next day there is a hotel shuttle to Keflavik Airport, about a 20 minute drive.
- Day 5, 6, 7: Icelandair Hotel Marina in downtown Reykjavík / Superior rooms for the 8 days/7 nights program
INFORMATION REGARDING DINNERS AND LUNCHES: In Reykjavik, the dinner is on your own. There are many restaurants both for fast food and a fine a la carte dining in Iceland's capital. From day 2-5 most meals are included. If you have any special diet requests or allergies, please let us know at the moment of your booking. Optional lunch stops are at road side diners or restaurants.
NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: This program includes during 4 evenings a combination of presentations, lectures, film and guided searches for the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights. All countryside hotels in this program offer a Northern Lights wake up call for guests that register for that special service at the hotel reception. This tour series is designed to spend 4 evenings in the countryside to maximize the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, still the tour is dependent on weather and therefore sightings are not guaranteed. The Northern Lights are visible in the northern sky from September through April when the sky is clear and free of clouds. Like many natural wonders, it is an ephemeral spectacle – the Northern Lights may be visible, they may appear for a bit and then be gone (it is not a TV show that you can just turn on and off). But it is worth the patience which is much required. Because they are a winter event, you need to be prepared to wait outside while looking for them. It is best to dress very warmly, in layers, with good footwear, gloves, hats and whatever else makes you comfortable while you await this truly outstanding event. For the best photos we recommend using a tripod.
NOTE: In rare cases, a change of itinerary might be necessary during winter programs in Iceland, should snow, road and weather conditions not allow to follow the scheduled itinerary, and certain outdoor activities might be cancelled. In this case no refund will be given, but we will try to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.