Northern Lights Self Drive

Northern Lights Self Drive

The winter period from October to March is the best time to see the Northern Lights (aurora borealis). This is one of the great natural wonders of the world as the night sky lights up with continually changing patterns of iridescent color to produce a natural laser show. Book a self drive weekend with Nordika Travel and we will help you explore Iceland’s spectacular countryside.

Duration: 4 Nights, Winter

Price: From $ 891 per person based on 2 people sharing

Highlights

  • A great opportunity to create your own adventure and experience the Northern Lights
  • Iceland’s Charming and Relaxed Winter Experience
  • A Winter Adventure on your own

Included:
  - Car rental for 4 days (4WD, automatic) , picked up and returned to Keflavik International Airport
  - 4 Nights accommodation, breakfast included. Location depending on arrival and departure times
  - GPS navigation system while driving in Iceland
  - Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you
  - Our expert assistance in planning the vacation and during your trip.
  - Rental car airport fee
  - Unlimited mileage
  - Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
  - 2 authorized drivers for the whole period
  - Car return at the airport on the day of departure
  - All taxes, VAT and service fees
  - Information about driving in Iceland
  - The detailed Itinerary will be sent to you at least 6 weeks in advance, so you can study it and prepare your trip before your departure. You can also download it to
     your iPhone/smart phone or tablet to have with you on your trip.

Not included:
  - Flights to and from Iceland
  - Travel Insurance

See below what we can do for you or contact us and we can help you:
    to stay longer and discover more of Iceland
    to book additional excursions
    if you have specific accommodation requirements or require assistance with flights

Prices cannot be guaranteed until booking is made and confirmed by us.

Package Map

 

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Day 1

Golden Circle area and/or Reykjavík

Pick up the rental car at the Keflavik International Airport. Drive to your accommodation in the Golden Circle Area or Reykjavik, depending on arrival times. Accommodation is in a double/twin room with private facilities,  including breakfast.

Driving distance: ca. 60 miles


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Day 2

Golden Circle

You are ideally located for the Golden Circle Tour. Drive to Þingvellir National Park; continue to Gullfoss waterfalls and on to Geysir geo-thermal area. This is a great location for viewing the Northern lights (weather permitting) and if the Lights appear later in the night, the hotel receptionist will wake you up to see them (if you want).

Driving distance: ca. 40 miles


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Day 3

The South Coast area

Drive to Hveragerdi, see the Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss Gullfoss Winter 1 waterfalls; passing the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Stay in the South Coast area. You can take a Super Jeep tour, a Glacier Hike or even a Northern Lights tour in the darkness.

Driving distance: ca. 60 miles


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Day 4

Reykjavík and the West or Reykjanes

Drive along the South to Reykjavik. Reykjavik is ideally situated to explore some great countryside and history, all within an easy drive of the city. In the south west visit Hvalfjordur and Borgarnes ; alternatively Krisuvik and Kleifarvatn in the Reykjanes area.

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Day 5

Departure

Depending on Departure times, you can drive to the Blue Lagoon Spa (needs to be pre booked)  and experience a relaxing massage. Return car at Keflavik International airport.


STAY LONGER AND EXPLORE ICELAND


The package is for 5 days and 4 nights. If you want to stay longer we can arrange additional nights accommodation at little extra cost. Please contact us and we will do our best to adapt this basic package so you get the holiday you want.

Driving distance: ca. 25 miles


Daily Winter Departures.

Comfort value packages:
An accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The comfort accommodation room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. Double rooms contain two twin beds, or one queen size bed. There is a fully equipped en suite bathroom. All hotels are equipped with central heating and television. Normally no room service is provided. WiFi is available in most comfort accommodations.
Quality value packages: An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. En suite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. WiFi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.  Possibility to upgrade to superior or deluxe rooms, when available.

Superior value packages: These are 4 star hotels (or upgrade to superior rooms or suits in 3 star hotels where 4 star is not available. Our choice of superior hotels around the country include, small boutique hotels and hotels with special atmosphere. All superior hotels have good restaurants and bars. Many offer their own spa facilities. Our superior hotels in the countryside are small and include elevators, bar service and restaurants or a nearby restaurant.

 

Price for the periods Nov 1 to Dec 22 and Jan 3 to March 31:

 

Comfort Value Package: 4 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic or similar $ 924 $ 820 $ 827 $ 784
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 1,022 $ 885 $ 876 $ 823
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 1,065 $ 914 $ 897 $ 840
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 1,102 $ 939 $ 916 $ 855
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,146 $ 968 $ 938 $ 873
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,200 $ 1,004 $ 965 $ 894
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,374 $ 1,120 $ 1,052 $ 964

  

Quality Value Package: 4 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic or similar $ 1,060 $ 911 $ 963 $ 893
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 1,158 $ 976 $ 1,012 $ 932
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 1,201 $ 1,004 $ 1,033 $ 949
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 1,238 $ 1,029 $ 1,052 $ 964
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,282 $ 1,058 $ 1,074 $ 981
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,336 $ 1,094 $ 1,101 $ 1,003
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,510 $ 1,211 $ 1,188 $ 1,073

    

Superior Value Package: 4 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic or similar $ 1,224 $ 1,028 $ 1,127 $ 1,029
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 1,322 $ 1,093 $ 1,176 $ 1,068
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 1,365 $ 1,122 $ 1,197 $ 1,085
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 1,402 $ 1,147 $ 1,216 $ 1,100
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,446 $ 1,176 $ 1,238 $ 1,117
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,500 $ 1,212 $ 1,265 $ 1,139
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,674 $ 1,328 $ 1,352 $ 1,209

Rental cars for your road trip

Toyota Corolla Wagon

The Corolla W/G (Wagon) is synonymous with reliability. It has good space and comfort, suitable for a 3/4 persons, with good room for luggage.

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Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic

The RAV4 is a luxurious 4x4 which will take you further. But also available as 2wd. There is plenty of space and all passengers ride in comfort.  The RAV4 is ideal for Icelandic country roads, with the stability of the 4x4 drive.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic

The Land Cruiser is the top of the line 4x4 Jeep/SUV. There is plenty of space, comfort and luxury and this car will take you almost anywhere in style.  This is a car that will take you to most of the places you want to visit in Iceland.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Mountain Safari

This is a Landcruiser LX model that has been adapted to driving in rough terrain in the interior of Iceland. It has 33" tires and an air outlet on top of the car, making it suitable for passing rivers. The ground clearance is also higher than the normal Land Cruiser models.

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Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater

Launched in 1994, the Proace Verso is a light commercial van. The Proace Verso is the perfect 9 seater minivan for a group of travelers with plenty of luggage. Proace makes it possible for up to 9 persons to travel together in comfort.

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Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4

The Tesla is an electric car that has become quite popular in Iceland. It is a chick car, and you will need to be comfortable with the iPad looking high tech dashboard, where you have access to everything online.

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Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4

This is a luxury SUV, spacious, agile and aerodynamic. It has an elegant cabin and a first-in-class tech in finely tailored style.

Detail Description

Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4

With five-passenger seating options this versatile SUV utilizes the latest connectivity technologies, innovative storage solutions, and on-/off-road capability to shuttle drivers and their passengers to and from their commitments in the utmost comfort.

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Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4

This is a full-size luxury SUV produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2006. According to Mercedes-Benz, it is the SUV equivalent of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Hotel types for your road trip

Comfort Hotels

This is an accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The comfort accommodation room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. Double rooms contain two twin beds, or one queen size bed. There is a fully equipped en suite bathroom. All hotels are equipped with central heating and television. Normally no room service is provided. WiFi is available in most comfort accommodations.

Quality Hotels

These are our best vacation deals. An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. En-suite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. WiFi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.

Superior Hotels

These are 4 star hotels (or upgrade to superior rooms or suits in 3 star hotels where 4 star is not available. Our choice of superior hotels around the country include, small boutique hotels and hotels with special atmosphere. All superior hotels have good restaurants and bars. Many offer their own spa facilities. Our superior hotels in the countryside are small and include elevators, bar service and restaurants or a nearby restaurant.

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Views from Northern Lights Self Drive

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  • the-gullfoss-waterfalls-in-april.jpg
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  • NorthernLigthsinJokulsarlon.jpg
  • NorthernLightsAndIce.jpg
  • Dyrholaey_winter.JPG
  • Thingvellir AG2.JPG
  • Seljalandsfoss_winter.JPG

Highlights

  • A great opportunity to create your own adventure and experience the Northern Lights
  • Iceland’s Charming and Relaxed Winter Experience
  • A Winter Adventure on your own

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