Northern Lights in Style – 6 Days

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6 days
Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Min Age : 15+

Take a deluxe journey from Reykjavik through some of Iceland’s most beautiful spots. Feast on langoustine and crab, indulge in spa treatments at the Blue Lagoon and hike up a glacier. This is the tour for those who enjoy the finer things in life!

Price is based per adult in a twin share room*. Single supplement options available.

Pre and post accommodation options are also available.

Northern Lights in Style
Iceland (1)
Iceland (2)

 

Highlights

  • Reykjavik: Capital of Iceland
  • Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hveragerdi, Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki – local villages with beautiful colourful houses
  • Reykjanes Peninsula: Hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages
  • Icelandic Countryside for Northern Lights viewing
  • Fontana Steam Baths
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier: Home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week
  • Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, black lava beach & Reynisfjara beach
  • Blue Lagoon: Relaxing in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field

Inclusions

  • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners including langoustine dinner, seafood & crab feast and Farewell Dinner.
  • Arrival and Departure Transfer with FlyBus from Keflavik Airport
  • Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide
  • Reykjavik: Entrance to observation tower at Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík & visit and seminar at cheese & skyr school
  • Entrance to Kerið volcano crate
  • Meet the locals and private tour at folk museum and historic church in South Iceland
  • Visit to multi media presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center
  • Entrance to Viking Ship and History Museum
  • Northern Lights program during 4 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
  • This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 4 – 16 persons.
  • 5-nights accommodation in first-class hotels
  • Welcome cocktail at Hotel Grímsborgir
  • Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board and enough space for at least 2 seats per person
  • Entrance with towel at Fontana steam baths
  • Meet the locals and guided tour in Hveragerdi including egg boiling and hot steam bread tasting
  • Shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin (Black death) schnapps tasting
  • Guidance on an easy/novice glacier hike
  • Experience package at Blue Lagoon that includes entrance fee, towel, bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or an algae mask
  • Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night

Departure Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik
Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2: City, Cheese & Lights
Reykjavik – Thingvellir NP – Grímsborgir. This morning we meet our tour guide and begin with a two-hour city tour of the world’s northern-most capital. The Hallgrímskirkja church is one of the crowning landmarks and star attractions of Reykjavík. With its iconic tower rising symmetrically and incrementally to a magnificent 74.5m peak, our tour includes the visit to the exceptional observation tower of the church affording incredible panoramic views across the city.
Moving on we learn more about the history and culture of Icelandic cheese and the unique dairy product skyr at a cheese and skyr school. After some cheese tasting we have a delicious lunch in a fabulous cheese school buttery. This afternoon we depart Reykjavik for Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and where the oldest legislative assembly in the world was founded. This is one of Iceland’s most fascinating places both geologically and for the role it plays in the country’s history and sense of national identity. The last stop today is at the new thermal baths in Laugarvatn, where healing geothermal heat simmers directly from the ground and the landscape is painted with beautiful mountain ranges. We continue to the luxury country hotel Grímsborgir located in South Iceland, where we stay for three nights. After a gourmet dinner, your expert tour guide provides us with a fact seminar about the Northern Lights and teaches us how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Afterwards we step into the darkness or soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible.
Overnight: Grimsborgir  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Waterfalls & Craters

Grímsborgir – Geysir – Hveragerdi – Grímsborgir. This morning we head to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river. Nearby are the Geysir geothermal fields with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. The next stop is at the nearly 3000 year old and 55m deep explosion crater called Kerid that is filled with water, creating a lake whose steep circular slopes resemble an ancient amphitheatre. In the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi we meet a local man telling us all about living at an earthquake active place with different kind of geothermal powers and challenges. During a short and easy walk we visit hot springs and other natural wonders. We get the opportunity to boil an egg in a hot spring and taste hot steam baked bread – one of the region’s culinary specialities. We travel on to the seaside villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki with many old and colourful houses. Strolling along the black sands at one of the local beaches. We are now invited to a private tour around a local folk museum and a historic wooden church in one of Iceland’s prettiest coastal villages. If you like “local” then you get the opportunity to taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin (Black Death) schnapps. After a nice langoustine dinner at a nearby seaside restaurant we go outside to watch out for the magical Northern Lights before returning to the hotel.
Overnight: Grimsborgir  |  Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 4: Eyjafjallajökull & Falls

Today, we head out along the South coast starting at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There‘s an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Journeying further east we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Centre and learn about living next to a glacier and the active volcano that cause international chaos in 2010! In the small village of Skógar we visit Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Now we can opt for an easy guided walk to a nearby glacier, or continue the bus tour to explore a black lava beach with bird cliffs. Gourmet dinner and overnight is at Hotel Grímsborgir. Tonight we enjoy a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.
Overnight: Grimsborgir  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Blue Lagoon

Grímsborgir – Reykanes Peninsula – Grindavik. This morning we head to the Reykjanes peninsula where we take the less travelled route and see the region’s many unusual geological features, hot springs, moon landscapes, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. We visit a Viking ship and history museum that tells the story about the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic and stop for a delicious unique seafood and crab feast for lunch. After lunch we head to our final stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in the relaxing geothermal water including a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or an algae mask. This evening we have a farewell dinner at the Hotel Northern Light Inn, an excellent location for a final Northern Lights hunt.
Overnight: Grindavik  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Reykjavik

Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport.
Breakfast

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Terms and conditions
The prices are intended as a guide only. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates. Prices are in New Zealand Dollars and are per person twin share, unless otherwise specified. (On the Go)
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