From  £2030
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 £2030 per person
Itinerary Dates
20192020
20 Sep  -  27 Sep
22 Sep  -  29 Sep
27 Sep  -  04 Oct
29 Sep  -  06 Oct
06 Oct  -  13 Oct
11 Oct  -  18 Oct
13 Oct  -  20 Oct
20 Oct  -  27 Oct
25 Oct  -  01 Nov
01 Nov  -  08 Nov
03 Nov  -  10 Nov
10 Nov  -  17 Nov
15 Nov  -  22 Nov
22 Nov  -  29 Nov
24 Nov  -  01 Dec
29 Nov  -  06 Dec
08 Dec  -  15 Dec
03 Jan  -  10 Jan
05 Jan  -  12 Jan
10 Jan  -  17 Jan
12 Jan  -  19 Jan
17 Jan  -  24 Jan
19 Jan  -  26 Jan
24 Jan  -  31 Jan
26 Jan  -  02 Feb
31 Jan  -  07 Feb
02 Feb  -  09 Feb
07 Feb  -  14 Feb
09 Feb  -  16 Feb
14 Feb  -  21 Feb
16 Feb  -  23 Feb
21 Feb  -  28 Feb
23 Feb  -  01 Mar
28 Feb  -  06 Mar
01 Mar  -  08 Mar
06 Mar  -  13 Mar
08 Mar  -  15 Mar
13 Mar  -  20 Mar
15 Mar  -  22 Mar
20 Mar  -  27 Mar
22 Mar  -  29 Mar
27 Mar  -  03 Apr
29 Mar  -  05 Apr
03 Apr  -  10 Apr
05 Apr  -  12 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 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 £2030 per person
(Single person supplement + £375)

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 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  
20 Sep 2019
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27 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
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29 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
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04 Oct 2019
29 Sep 2019
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06 Oct 2019
06 Oct 2019
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13 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019
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18 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
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20 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
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27 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
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01 Nov 2019
01 Nov 2019
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08 Nov 2019
03 Nov 2019
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10 Nov 2019
10 Nov 2019
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17 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
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22 Nov 2019
22 Nov 2019
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29 Nov 2019
24 Nov 2019
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01 Dec 2019
29 Nov 2019
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06 Dec 2019
08 Dec 2019
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15 Dec 2019
03 Jan 2020
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10 Jan 2020
05 Jan 2020
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12 Jan 2020
10 Jan 2020
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17 Jan 2020
12 Jan 2020
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19 Jan 2020
17 Jan 2020
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24 Jan 2020
19 Jan 2020
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26 Jan 2020
24 Jan 2020
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31 Jan 2020
26 Jan 2020
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02 Feb 2020
31 Jan 2020
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07 Feb 2020
02 Feb 2020
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09 Feb 2020
07 Feb 2020
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14 Feb 2020
09 Feb 2020
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16 Feb 2020
14 Feb 2020
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21 Feb 2020
16 Feb 2020
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23 Feb 2020
21 Feb 2020
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28 Feb 2020
23 Feb 2020
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01 Mar 2020
28 Feb 2020
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06 Mar 2020
01 Mar 2020
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08 Mar 2020
06 Mar 2020
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13 Mar 2020
08 Mar 2020
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15 Mar 2020
13 Mar 2020
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20 Mar 2020
15 Mar 2020
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22 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
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27 Mar 2020
22 Mar 2020
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29 Mar 2020
27 Mar 2020
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03 Apr 2020
29 Mar 2020
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05 Apr 2020
03 Apr 2020
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10 Apr 2020
05 Apr 2020
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12 Apr 2020

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