From  £1850
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Chase the northern lights
  • Climb the Grabrok volcano crater
  • Visit an Icelandic wool outlet store
  • Soak in outdoor hot tubs
  • Taste freshly baked hot spring bread
  • Discover Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • Search for seals in the arctic water
  • Sip cold Geysir Schnapps
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Northern Lights Explorer Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £1850 per person
Itinerary Dates
20202021
11 Sep  -  18 Sep
13 Sep  -  20 Sep
18 Sep  -  25 Sep
20 Sep  -  27 Sep
25 Sep  -  02 Oct
27 Sep  -  04 Oct
02 Oct  -  09 Oct
04 Oct  -  11 Oct
09 Oct  -  16 Oct
11 Oct  -  18 Oct
16 Oct  -  23 Oct
18 Oct  -  25 Oct
23 Oct  -  30 Oct
25 Oct  -  01 Nov
30 Oct  -  06 Nov
06 Nov  -  13 Nov
08 Nov  -  15 Nov
13 Nov  -  20 Nov
15 Nov  -  22 Nov
20 Nov  -  27 Nov
22 Nov  -  29 Nov
27 Nov  -  04 Dec
29 Nov  -  06 Dec
06 Dec  -  13 Dec
01 Jan  -  08 Jan
03 Jan  -  10 Jan
08 Jan  -  15 Jan
10 Jan  -  17 Jan
15 Jan  -  22 Jan
17 Jan  -  24 Jan
22 Jan  -  29 Jan
24 Jan  -  31 Jan
29 Jan  -  05 Feb
31 Jan  -  07 Feb
05 Feb  -  12 Feb
07 Feb  -  14 Feb
12 Feb  -  19 Feb
14 Feb  -  21 Feb
19 Feb  -  26 Feb
21 Feb  -  28 Feb
26 Feb  -  05 Mar
28 Feb  -  07 Mar
05 Mar  -  12 Mar
07 Mar  -  14 Mar
12 Mar  -  19 Mar
14 Mar  -  21 Mar
19 Mar  -  26 Mar
21 Mar  -  28 Mar
26 Mar  -  02 Apr
28 Mar  -  04 Apr
02 Apr  -  09 Apr
04 Apr  -  11 Apr

Dive head-first into a journey that uncovers Iceland’s greatest winter wonders, on a group tour specially designed to discover the natural highlights of the South West whilst also maximising your chances of witnessing the aurora borealis.

By day, discover the sights of the Golden Circle route and by night, head out into the remote countryside for the best spots to watch the northern lights flicker.

Please note: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities and day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland.

In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK

Fly to Iceland. Transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavik for an overnight stay.

DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO BORGARNES
REYKJAVIK TO BORGARNES

Enjoy a city tour of Reykjavik and discover some of the highlights of Iceland’s capital before heading west to Borgarfjordur Valley, also known as the Saga Valley of West Iceland. Climb Grabrok volcano crater and feel the heat at Deildartunguhver - Europe's most powerful hot spring. Discover the Hraunfossar series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field and visit Barnafoss known as the Children’s falls. Check in to your hotel in Borgarnes for two nights and in the afternoon listen to a short lecture about the Northern Lights. After dinner, take a guided walk outside to search for the flickering neon lights in the sky and warm up with a hot chocolate or tea. (B)

DAY 3
SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA
SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA

Travel to Snaefellsnes Peninsula and discover charming fishing towns. In the afternoon, stop at the fishing village of Grundarfjordur, before a cruise in Breidafjörður fjord. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountain in Iceland Mt Kirkjufell. En route back to Borgarnes, learn some tips on how to photograph the northern lights from your guide. Head outside to await nature’s light show from the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs. (B)

DAY 4
GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE

Today visit the many and varies sights that make up Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Travel along the scenic shores of Hvalfjordur and onwards to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route stop at an Icelandic wool outlet store, where those who wish can buy a traditional woollen jumper. At the Geysir geothermal fields discover hot springs, bubbling pools and the erupting Strokkur geyser. Meet the chef of the Geysir Restaurant and taste freshly baked hot spring bread,  geothermally boiled eggs, herring and enjoy a small glass of exceptionally cold Geysir Schnapps. Continue on to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and in the afternoon visit a geothermal greenhouse before meeting some Icelandic horses and learning about their history. Spend the night in South Iceland and keep a look out for the elusive Northern Lights from the comfort of a hot tub in the garden of the hotel, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland. (B)

DAY 5
SOUTH ICELAND
SOUTH ICELAND

Travel along the south coast and learn about geology and active volcanoes visiting the Lava Exhibition Center in Hvolsvollur. See Skógafoss waterfall and visit one of Iceland's finest folk museums to discover an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts typical of Iceland’s past. In the afternoon, take a stroll on the black lava beach and along amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland. Check in to your hotel near Kirkjubaejarklaustur in Vatnajökull  National Park for two nights. (B)

DAY 6
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK

Explore Skaftafell National Park, the largest National Park in Europe and home to Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment and Europe’s largest glacier. Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is one of the many highlights of visiting Iceland - see huge icebergs of various hues floating on the ice-cold waters and search for seals playfully swimming. Take a walk on the black sand beach among different sized glaciers flung onto the land by the power of the sea and, in the afternoon, visit the tiny tuft church of Hof. In the evening, enjoy a video presentation about the Northern Lights before heading outside where they may be visible dancing across the night sky. (B)

 

 
*Optional Ice Cave Tour (Operating only from 15th Nov to 15th Mar)

DAY 7
REYKJAVIK & BLUE LAGOON
REYKJAVIK & BLUE LAGOON

Discover the impressive Eldhraun lava field and reach Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the afternoon, visit the Blue Lagoon to relax in its mineral-rich waters. Spend the evening at leisure. (B)

DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1850 per person
(Single person supplement + £420)

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights from the UK to Iceland 
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation*
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified

 *Arrival and departure transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle


Price Excludes


  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities


 


Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

Please note that fixed 2-course dinners with fish, meat or vegetarian main courses are available at the hotels starting from ISK7,200 (£54-55) per person per night. Generally the guide on this group tour will arrange this with you locally and the choice of various meals and the quality is very good. Country hotels do not generally offer a la carte meals and there are no other restaurants nearby.


Itinerary Dates  
11 Sep 2020
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18 Sep 2020
13 Sep 2020
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20 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
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25 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
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27 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
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02 Oct 2020
27 Sep 2020
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04 Oct 2020
02 Oct 2020
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09 Oct 2020
04 Oct 2020
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11 Oct 2020
09 Oct 2020
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16 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020
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18 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
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23 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
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25 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
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30 Oct 2020
25 Oct 2020
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01 Nov 2020
30 Oct 2020
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06 Nov 2020
06 Nov 2020
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13 Nov 2020
08 Nov 2020
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15 Nov 2020
13 Nov 2020
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20 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020
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22 Nov 2020
20 Nov 2020
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27 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
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29 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
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04 Dec 2020
29 Nov 2020
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06 Dec 2020
06 Dec 2020
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13 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2021
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08 Jan 2021
03 Jan 2021
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10 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021
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15 Jan 2021
10 Jan 2021
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17 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
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22 Jan 2021
17 Jan 2021
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24 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
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29 Jan 2021
24 Jan 2021
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31 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
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05 Feb 2021
31 Jan 2021
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07 Feb 2021
05 Feb 2021
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12 Feb 2021
07 Feb 2021
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14 Feb 2021
12 Feb 2021
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19 Feb 2021
14 Feb 2021
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21 Feb 2021
19 Feb 2021
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26 Feb 2021
21 Feb 2021
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28 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
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05 Mar 2021
28 Feb 2021
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07 Mar 2021
05 Mar 2021
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12 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021
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14 Mar 2021
12 Mar 2021
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19 Mar 2021
14 Mar 2021
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21 Mar 2021
19 Mar 2021
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26 Mar 2021
21 Mar 2021
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28 Mar 2021
26 Mar 2021
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02 Apr 2021
28 Mar 2021
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04 Apr 2021
02 Apr 2021
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09 Apr 2021
04 Apr 2021
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11 Apr 2021

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Borgarnes
  3. Iceland, Stykkisholmur
  4. Iceland, Thingvellir National Park
  5. Iceland, Skogafoss waterfall
  6. Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
  7. Iceland, Blue Lagoon
  8. Iceland, Reykjavik

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Reviews

The design of this tour was outstanding. Every day a new high.

Ms. H. Butcher

All the hotels were very good and the tour guide and driver were excellent. They made a good team and nothing was too much trouble. They made the holiday.

Mr & Mrs Kearsley

A very enjoyable holiday from beginning to end – very well organised and both the coach driver and guide were excellent. I was very happy with all aspects of the holiday and would consider using Regent Holidays in the future. 

Mrs. Thompson

The Icelandic guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and approachable. She ensured that every activity was safe and most of all very enjoyable.

I had such a good time and met some fab people. 

Ms Cornish

Our guide and driver were SUPERB. There was rain, snow and gale force winds but my memories are all good ones! Thank you for organising such an experience. 

Mrs Dray

Our tour guide was excellent. He really made the holiday – so informative everywhere we went, telling us history and facts about Iceland. We learnt so much through him that was so interesting. He also made sure the activities suited everyone on the trip, which was really nice.  

Thanks for a great holiday and an unforgettable experience, we had a fantastic time!

Miss A Pool
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