Why we love this tour
Track record of 85-98% chance of seeing the Northern Lights Climb a volcano crater and walk between two continental tectonic plates Relax in the Blue Lagoon and learn about living with volcanoes See Icelandic horses, taste freshly baked hot spring bread Five evenings Northern Lights Academy Optional ice cave tour at Vatnajökull glacier for departures between October-April (weather permitting)
EXPLORE THE BEST OF WEST & SOUTH ICELAND
A winter bestseller group tour with up to 98% Northern Light sightings!
Discover the Golden Circle, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Blue Lagoon, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Black lava beaches. Climb a volcano, learn about Iceland’s earliest days at a Settlement Center, meet Icelandic horses, see turf farmsteads and churches. There is an optional ice cave tour at Vatnajökull glacier from October-April (weather permitting) and an optional Northern Lights by boat cruise from Reykjavík. Our Northern Lights Exploration series are designed to include the highlights of Iceland and aim to maximise the chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, most nights are spent in the darkness away from light pollution.
Day 1 – Welcome to Iceland
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik.
Overnight at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik or similar Hotel
Day 2 – Reykjavik City Tour & Borgarfjordur Saga Valley
At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head west. We stop in Borgarnes and learn about Iceland’s earliest days at the Settlement Center. Next we head to Borgarfjörður, known as the Saga Valley because of its many important historical events. Get a chance to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and visit Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field. Barnafoss – the Children’s falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale. The afternoon includes a lecture about Northern Lights. After dinner, step into the hotel garden in search of the Northern Lights followed by a hot cup of chocolate or tea.
Overnight at Hotel Hamar or similar
Day 3 – Snaefellsnes Peninsula & Lava Cave
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula, “the peninsula of the snowy mountain“, juts out from Iceland’s west coast, like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, and is in many ways a microcosm of the whole island. A rugged mountain chain runs its length. Visit the fishing village of Grundarfjörður, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. One of the most photographed and famous mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell, can be seen jutting out into the bay. Visit Arnarstapi and Hellnar before experiencing the area from below, inside Vatnshellir cave. We take you 35 meters underground and about 200 meters into the lava tube under the glacier Snæfellsjökull! On the way back to Borgarnes the guide gives you some practical tips on how to photograph the Auroras as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Naturally, once darkness falls, we are out in the hotel garden to chase the Northern Lights and to soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs.
Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hamar in Borgarnes or similar
Day 4 – Golden Circle, Geothermal Taste & Icelandic Horse
Travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord. The first stop is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring. On we travel to double waterfall of Gullfoss. In the afternoon, learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse, before reaching the accommodation in South Iceland. Tonight, step into the darkness and search for the elusive Northern Lights in the peace and stillness of rural Iceland.
Overnight at LandHotel in Hella or similar
Day 5 –Natural Wonders of South Iceland & Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
Today we travel along the South coast. At the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center, learn about geology and active volcanoes. Further east we visit one of Iceland’s finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts from Iceland’s past and several turf-built houses. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon take a stroll on the black lava beach and along bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland. We spend two nights near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the Vatnajökull National Park region, located in darkness and ideal for Northern Lights search.
Overnight at Fosshotel Nupar in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or similar
Day 6 –Vatnajökull National Park, Glacier including Glacial Lagoon and Diamond Beach
Today’s program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. We travel to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the amazing site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond beach, where large icebergs get stranded. In the afternoon we visit the tiny turf church at Hof and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. In the evening enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.
Optional Ice Cave Tour offered between October to April
The tour takes about 2,5 hours in total – a 30-minute drive by 4×4 vehicle from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and 5-15 minutes hike (one-way). You spend about one hour inside the ice cave. You need good hiking boots, warm clothing that keeps you dry from the dripping water in the ice cave. Minimum age is 10 years old. The ice cave tour can be booked on day 2 of Northern Lights Exploration tour. The ice cave explorers meet their local guide at the glacier lagoon and will be brought back to the hotel after the ice cave tour, while the rest of the group continues the official tour program. The ice cave explorers will miss out on some of the official tour programs, as there is no time for everything, but the stop and visit at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon are included for all group members.
Price per person ISK 23.000.-
Overnight at Fosshotel Nupar in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or similar
Day 7 – South Shore & Blue Lagoon
From Kirkjubæjarklaustur we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vík, where we make a photo stop. The black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is awe-inspiring. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain. In the afternoon we get to soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. We reach Reykjavík around dinner time for one last night.
Overnight at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavík or similar
Day 8-Departure Home
Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.
- Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
- English-speaking tour guide
- 7 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/WC
- 6 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
- 7x breakfast
- Hot spring Tasting with geothermal cooked bread & eggs
- Visit Icelandic horse stable & geothermal greenhouse
- Visit Lava Exhibition Center
- Skógar folk museum & turf houses
- Entrance with towel to Blue Lagoon
- Northern Lights program
- Any private expenses
- Any additional services
- All meals not listed under “included”
- Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)
|Departure Days||Half Room Sharing Rate||Single Room Rate|
|08th Sep 2023||HKD 19620||HKD 21960|
|22nd Sep 2023||HKD 19620||HKD 21960|
|06th Oct 2023||HKD 17910||HKD 20160|
|27th Oct 2023||HKD 17910||HKD 20160|
|10th Nov 2023||HKD 16650||HKD 18900|
|17th Nov 2023||HKD 16650||HKD 18900|
|1st Dec 2023||HKD 16650||HKD 18900|
|8th Dec 2023||HKD 16650||HKD 18900|
|15th Dec 2023||HKD 16650||HKD 18900|
|05th Jan 2023||HKD 16650||HKD 18900|
Note regarding pricing:
- Most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin-bedded rooms. When traveling with a child, there is a possibility to add a little bed in the double room.
- Triple rooms not available for this tour
- Minimum age: 8 years old
- Accommodations are subject to change
- Child with bed rate are base on child will be sharing room with parents)
- Rates are in Hong Kong Currency & All rates are subject to change.
Group size: Maximum group size: 45 persons
- All cancellations must be emailed to email@example.com. Cancellation by Whatsapp, Facebook, or other channels will not be accepted. A cancellation fee charge as follow:
|29 working days or above notice||20%|
|8-28 working days notice||50%|
|Within 8 working days notice||100%|
**Working days notice (excluding Saturday, Sunday & Public holiday in Hong Kong)
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book this tour.
- Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be canceled 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.