5-Days Land of Northern Lights Guided Tour
Our partner: GJ Travel
Our partner: GJ Travel
A short winter trip to Reykjavik and the Icelandic countryside with an optional glacier hike - 5 days / 4 nights. This budget holiday offers great value for money! 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.
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from Keflavik International airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night.
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²), or Hótel Klettur (upgrade version). Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls)
At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon we bathe in the Blue Lagoon. Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella where we stay for two nights in simple cottages. There is an option to upgrade to studio rooms at the Stracta Hotel in Hella. In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide at Árhús Cabins. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (upgrade version), Hella. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (220km / 137mls)
Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall. In the afternoon you can book a optional glacier walk on Sólheimarjökull’s glacier tongue (booked online, our guide assists if needed. Price with GJ Travel discount: ISK 14.310). If you book a trip without the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík.
In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes.
Arhus Cottages or Hotel Stracta (upgrade version), Hella. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (200km / 124mls)
In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site. An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked for this day if the weather conditions are right.
Hotel Cabin (Standard room is 10m²) or Hotel Klettur (upgrade version), Reykjavík. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (210km / 130mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik.
Icelandair Hotel Natura, Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls) Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.
Breakfast included. (50km / 31mls)