Northern Lights in Style
6 Day Tour, from £1649 per person
Discover the natural wonders of south and west Iceland on this deluxe winter mini break. Staying in luxury countryside hotels, explore the otherworldly landscape of dramatic volcanoes, thundering waterfalls and creaking glaciers at your own pace. As night falls, lie back in the warm waters of a geothermal hot tub and keep watch over the winter skies for the flickering ribbons of the northern lights.
Fly to Keflavik airport and collect the hire car. Perhaps drive to the Blue Lagoon* (25km) - filled with nine million litres of geothermal seawater, it is the silica and minerals that provide the lagoon’s renowned healing properties. Drive to Hotel Grimsborgir at the heart of the Golden Circle for a two night stay in a Superior Room. After dark, retire to the outdoor hot tubs and watch the winter night sky for the magical aurora. (105km)
*Blue lagoon entrance not included.
Spend the day exploring
the natural highlights of South Iceland, all
within easy driving distance of the hotel.
Just 15 kilometres to the south is Selfoss, a
beautiful horseshoe waterfall on a powerful
glacier river. To the north, the highlights
of the Golden Circle await; visit the Geysir
geothermal fields where lively Strokkur spouts
water 100 feet into the air, and feel the power
of Gullfoss waterfall where icy waters plummet
into a deep canyon. After dark, search for the
ethereal aurora away from any light pollution in
this peaceful rural setting. (B)
Head west and spend the day exploring, stopping at Thingvellir National Park to discover the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates. Or depart early to make the two-hour journey in time to catch the 12.30pm Into The Glacier tour (optional). This awesome excursion by specially modified ice truck allows travellers the opportunity to walk through man-made ice tunnels and caves in Europe’s second largest glacier. Check in to Hotel Husafell for a two night stay in a Standard Room. (B) (135km)
Husafell is an area rich in
natural beauty. Choose to explore its nearby
lava fields and glaciers or opt for a full day trip
to Snaefellsnes, a 90 kilometre-long peninsula
crowned by Snaefellsjokull ice cap. Discover
the dramatic volcanic peaks, traditional fishing
villages, towering cliffs and beautiful fjords at
your own pace, before returning to Husafell for
a dip in the hotel’s geothermal swimming pool.
Make use of a final night in the countryside to
hunt for the mystical northern lights. (B)
driving along the rugged west coast to
Iceland’s vibrant capital. Enjoy free time in
the city to explore the shops, galleries and
museums, or perhaps head out on a winter
whale watching safari in search of humpbacks
and orcas. Check in to an Executive Room at
the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica. (B) (130km)
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Drive back to Keflavik
airport for the return flight to the UK. (B) (50km)
6 day tour, from £1649 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Icelandair direct from London Heathrow
- Airport taxes
- Accommodation in four-star hotels
- Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
- Car Hire in N-class (VW Polo or similar) including pick up and drop off at Keflavik Airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge and CDW/TP insurance and tax*
- Personalised travel documents including suggested activities, natural wonders and places to eat complete with GPS coordinates
- 24 hour emergency support number
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Blue Lagoon entrance
Upgrade to P-group Suzuki Vitara 4WD (manual) from £135pp
* please contact us for terms and conditions of the car hire.
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica One of the city’s most prestigious hotels, the Hilton Nordica is situated in the new quarter of Reykjavík, within walking distance of the city centre.......
Hotel Grimsborgir Just a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik, the Grimsborgir is a haven of tranquillity set against a stunning South Icelandic backdrop. Travel just ten minutes to the 6,000 year-old......
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