From  £2395
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Chase the Northern Lights
  • Discover the sights of the Golden Circle
  • Travel to Snæfellsnes Peninsula and discover charming fishing towns
  • Small group tour with a maximum group size of 16 persons
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Northern Lights Explorer Small Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £2395 per person
Itinerary Dates
20222023
13 Sep  -  20 Sep
27 Sep  -  04 Oct
11 Oct  -  18 Oct
25 Oct  -  01 Nov
08 Nov  -  15 Nov
22 Nov  -  29 Nov
06 Dec  -  13 Dec
03 Jan  -  10 Jan
17 Jan  -  24 Jan
31 Jan  -  07 Feb
14 Feb  -  21 Feb
28 Feb  -  07 Mar
14 Mar  -  21 Mar
28 Mar  -  04 Apr

Dive headfirst into a journey that tackles Iceland’s greatest winter wonders on a group tour specially designed to uncover the highlights of the South West, whilst also maximising the chances of witnessing the aurora borealis. Once you’ve toured Reykjavik, set off to discover the volcanic craters, hot springs and waterfalls of Borgarfjörður Valley and visit the charming fishing villages that speckle the Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s craggy landscape. See the famed trio of geothermal sites that make up the Golden Circle before exploring the lava fields of Skaftafell National Park and walk behind a natural waterfall. And that’s just during the days! Evenings are packed with adventure too on this trip, spent embarking on nocturnal excursions in search of the northern lights.

Following the same itinerary as our very popular Northern Lights Explorer Group Tour but in a much smaller group, this fully escorted small group tour has departures from September to April. Travel to the countryside in West and Southeast Iceland, exploring the regions from Snaefellsnes peninsula to Vatnajökull glacier and search for the northern lights away from the big city lights.

For your comfort and convenience, this is a small group tour with a maximum group size of 16 persons.

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
Northern lights over Reykjavík - Iceland

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

DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO BORGARNES
Grábrók​​​​​​​ volcano crater - Iceland

Enjoy a city tour of Reykjavik and discover some of the highlights of Iceland’s capital before heading west to Borgarfjörður Valley, also known as the Saga Valley of West Iceland. Climb Grábrók 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
Northern lights - Iceland

Travel to Snaefellsnes Peninsula and discover charming fishing towns. In the afternoon, stop at the fishing village of Grundarfjörður, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. 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
Gullfoss waterfall - Iceland

Today visit the many and varied sights that make up Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Travel along the scenic shores of Hvalfjördur and onwards to Þingvellir 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
Skógafoss waterfall - Iceland

Travel along the south coast and learn about geology and active volcanoes visiting the Lava Exhibition Center in Hvolsvöllur. 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
VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon - Iceland

Explore Vatnajökull National Park, home to 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 offered between October and April

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 £2395 per person
(Single person supplement + £375)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Iceland 
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 7 nights accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels
  • All transfers and transportation*
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified
  • Meals as specified by BLD (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

*Return airport transfers by Flybus plus shuttle


Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • Price per adult is based on two people sharing on stays between Sept 2022 and Apr 2023, and there may be supplements for travel in peak season. Speak to your Regent Specialist for details. 
  • Please note that fixed 2-course dinners with fish, meat or vegetarian main courses are available at the hotels starting from £50-55 per person 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  
13 Sep 2022
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20 Sep 2022
27 Sep 2022
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04 Oct 2022
11 Oct 2022
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18 Oct 2022
SOLD OUT
25 Oct 2022
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01 Nov 2022
08 Nov 2022
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15 Nov 2022
22 Nov 2022
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29 Nov 2022
06 Dec 2022
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13 Dec 2022
03 Jan 2023
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10 Jan 2023
17 Jan 2023
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24 Jan 2023
31 Jan 2023
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07 Feb 2023
14 Feb 2023
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21 Feb 2023
28 Feb 2023
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07 Mar 2023
14 Mar 2023
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21 Mar 2023
28 Mar 2023
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04 Apr 2023

Tour Route Map


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

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