From  £1205
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Discover the sights of the famous Golden Circle
  • Visit the dramatic Gullfoss waterfall
  • Search for the elusive northern lights
  • Witness killer whales feeding in the fjords
  • Relax in remote countryside hotels
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Orcas & Auroras

8 Day Tour, from £1205 per person

Explore the landscapes of South and West Iceland on this winter fly-drive adventure. Stay in remote countryside hotels, and as the evenings plunge the rugged landscapes into darkness, head out in search of the incredible aurora borealis. A holiday highlight is the opportunity to see beautiful-yet-deadly killer whales feeding in the fjords of West Iceland on a winter boat tour.



Tour Itinerary

Fly to Reykjavik
Fly to Reykjavik
Fly to Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, pick up the hire car and drive to the Blue Lagoon to refresh body and soul after the flight. The iconic bright blue waters which fill the natural spa contain algae and silica mud which are said to have skinrepairing and anti-aging properties . Continue along the south coast of Reykjanes peninsula before turning off towards the natural wonders of the Golden Circle. Check in to the hotel near Þingvellir National Park for three nights. Away from the bright lights of nearby towns and villages, head out to search for the magical northern lights. (80km)
South Iceland
South Iceland
Spend two free days exploring the surrounding area. Regent recommends spending a full day discovering the Golden Circle. Start at nearby Þingvellir National Park situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, before visiting dramatic Gullfoss waterfall and the bubbling hot springs of the Geysir geothermal area. (B)
South Iceland
South Iceland
Perhaps spend today driving to the south coast, where the Atlantic Ocean pounds the waters of the black sand volcanic beaches, or choose a glacier hike to explore the crevasses, sink holes and ice ridges of Sólheimajökull, an outlet of the larger Myrdalsjökull glacier. Don’t miss an opportunity to spend dark winter evenings searching for the aurora. (B)
South to West Iceland
South to West Iceland
Drive towards the west of Iceland, stopping to admire Hraunfossar, small waterfalls and rapids which run through the lava, and Barnafoss waterfall, steeped in local legend. Continue to Snæfellsnes peninsula with its towering stratovolcano dominating the landscape. Check in to the hotel for two nights and head outside as the night draws in if conditions are optimum for aurora hunting. (B) (220km)
Killer Whale Boat Tour
Killer Whale Boat Tour
Herring have chosen the waters around Grundarfjörður as their winter home, and never far behind this plentiful food source are vast numbers of killer whales. Embark on a winter boat tour of the fjord for the chance to get up-close to the incredible orcas in their natural habitat and experience the frenzy of feeding time. (B)
West Iceland to Reykjavík
West Iceland to Reykjavík
Drive to Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital. Back in civilisation, be sure to head out to enjoy the chic restaurants and bars of this vibrant city. (B) (175km)
Enjoy a free day in the capital. Perhaps choose to peruse the boutique shops of Laugavegur, visit the National Museum of Iceland, admire views over the city from the revolving Perlan or even take a winter whale watching tour from the downtown harbour. (B)
Reykjavík to the UK
Reykjavík to the UK
Return the hire car to the airport and fly back to the UK. (B) (50km)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1205 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes
  • Car Hire in N-class (VW Polo or similar) including pick up/drop off at Keflavik International airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge, CDW/TP insurance and tax*
  • 7 nights accommodation in various hotels and farmhouses with breakfast
  • Personalised travel documents including suggested activities, natural wonders and places to eat complete with GPS coordinates
  • Orca Boat Tour from Grundarfjörður
  • 24 hour emergency support number

Price Excludes

  • Blue Lagoon entrance fee
  • Upgrade to P-group Suzuki Vitara 4WD (manual) from £155pp

*Please contact us for full details and conditions of car hire


Price Notes

Tour Route Map

  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Thingvellir National Park
  3. Iceland, Solheimajokull
  4. Iceland, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  5. Iceland, Grundarfjörður
  6. Iceland, Reykjavik

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