From  £2265
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 £2265 per person
Itinerary Dates
20182019
23 Sep  -  30 Sep
28 Sep  -  05 Oct
30 Sep  -  07 Oct
05 Oct  -  12 Oct
07 Oct  -  14 Oct
12 Oct  -  19 Oct
14 Oct  -  21 Oct
19 Oct  -  26 Oct
21 Oct  -  28 Oct
26 Oct  -  02 Nov
28 Oct  -  04 Nov
02 Nov  -  09 Nov
04 Nov  -  11 Nov
09 Nov  -  16 Nov
11 Nov  -  18 Nov
16 Nov  -  23 Nov
18 Nov  -  25 Nov
23 Nov  -  30 Nov
25 Nov  -  02 Dec
30 Nov  -  07 Dec
02 Dec  -  09 Dec
09 Dec  -  16 Dec
04 Jan  -  11 Jan
06 Jan  -  13 Jan
11 Jan  -  18 Jan
13 Jan  -  20 Jan
18 Jan  -  25 Jan
20 Jan  -  27 Jan
25 Jan  -  01 Feb
27 Jan  -  03 Feb
01 Feb  -  08 Feb
03 Feb  -  10 Feb
08 Feb  -  15 Feb
10 Feb  -  17 Feb
15 Feb  -  22 Feb
17 Feb  -  24 Feb
22 Feb  -  01 Mar
24 Feb  -  03 Mar
01 Mar  -  08 Mar
03 Mar  -  10 Mar
08 Mar  -  15 Mar
10 Mar  -  17 Mar
15 Mar  -  22 Mar
17 Mar  -  24 Mar
22 Mar  -  29 Mar
24 Mar  -  31 Mar
29 Mar  -  05 Apr
31 Mar  -  07 Apr
05 Apr  -  12 Apr
07 Apr  -  14 Apr


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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 the charming fishing town of Stykkishólmur before a cruise in  Breidafjörður fjord. Sample freshly caught scallops whilst sailing around this unique archipelago and visit  Bjarnarhöfn, the regions leading producer of hakarl (shark meat). In the afternoon, stop  at the fishing village of Grundarfjordur (weather conditions permitting) with its impressive coastline and mountains. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountain in Iceland  Mt Kirkjufell. En route back to Borgarnes learn some tips of how photograph the Northern Lights from your guide. Once darkness falls head outside to search for nature's light show whilst  soaking in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs. (B,L)

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 near the village of Vík and visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall. In the afternoon, return to Reykjavik for some free time before an evening visit to the Blue Lagoon to relax in its mineral-rich waters. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, followed by one last nocturnal tour in search of the Aurora Borealis. Overnight in your hotel in Reykjavik.  (B,D)

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 £2265 per person
(Single person supplement + £505)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • 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 Notes

From prices per person:



14 Sep - 30 Sep: £2430

5 Oct - 7 Apr: £2265



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  
23 Sep 2018
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30 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018
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05 Oct 2018
30 Sep 2018
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07 Oct 2018
05 Oct 2018
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12 Oct 2018
07 Oct 2018
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14 Oct 2018
12 Oct 2018
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19 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
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21 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
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26 Oct 2018
21 Oct 2018
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28 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
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02 Nov 2018
28 Oct 2018
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04 Nov 2018
02 Nov 2018
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09 Nov 2018
04 Nov 2018
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11 Nov 2018
09 Nov 2018
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16 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
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18 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
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23 Nov 2018
18 Nov 2018
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25 Nov 2018
23 Nov 2018
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30 Nov 2018
25 Nov 2018
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02 Dec 2018
30 Nov 2018
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07 Dec 2018
02 Dec 2018
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09 Dec 2018
09 Dec 2018
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16 Dec 2018
04 Jan 2019
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11 Jan 2019
06 Jan 2019
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13 Jan 2019
11 Jan 2019
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18 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019
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20 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
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25 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019
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27 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
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01 Feb 2019
27 Jan 2019
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03 Feb 2019
01 Feb 2019
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08 Feb 2019
03 Feb 2019
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10 Feb 2019
08 Feb 2019
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15 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019
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17 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019
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22 Feb 2019
17 Feb 2019
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24 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019
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01 Mar 2019
24 Feb 2019
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03 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019
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08 Mar 2019
03 Mar 2019
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10 Mar 2019
08 Mar 2019
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15 Mar 2019
10 Mar 2019
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17 Mar 2019
15 Mar 2019
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22 Mar 2019
17 Mar 2019
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24 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
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29 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
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31 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
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05 Apr 2019
31 Mar 2019
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07 Apr 2019
05 Apr 2019
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12 Apr 2019
07 Apr 2019
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14 Apr 2019

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
February 20, 2013

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
March 7, 2013

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
April 3, 2013

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
November 29, 2013

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
December 9, 2013

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
December 16, 2013