We Love —
- Embrace the icy wonders of Iceland with this fascinating tour - witness dramatic landscapes, natural treasures, and once in a lifetime experiences
- Stay at two great hotels along the way and feel the warmth of the Icelandic hospitality
- Add further enjoyment to an already amazing tour by picking from a host of optional excursions that show you more sides to this culturally rich country
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Your Destination —
What's Included? —
Return flights from selected regional departure airports
4 nights hotel accommodation as specified in itinerary
Fully escorted travel from Day 2 (AM) to Day 4 (PM) with services of local guide.
Hotel/airport bus transfers
Blue Lagoon Entrance is payable locally
Your Itinerary —
DAY 1 UK – Reykjavik
Fly direct to Keflavik from a choice of regional airports. Transfer on arrival and check-in to the CenterHotel Plaza. Acquaint yourself with the historic city centre and enjoy dinner in any number of local restaurants. Don’t forget to sign up for the Northern Lights wake-up alert before retiring.
After breakfast you will meet your qualified, local guide and like-minded travellers, before heading to see the trio of sites known as the Golden Circle. Thingvellir National Park was the location for Iceland’s first parliament and where you can see the dramatic rift valley caused the movement of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Stop at the Geysir area where, amongst the bubbling fumaroles and hot springs, Strokkur spouts impressively every 5-10 minutes. Onwards to Gullfoss, the waterfall that plummets 32m before twisting and tumbling on down a steep canyon. Along the way you will stop at a stud farm breeding the easy-going 5-gaited Icelandic horse. Alongside is a tomato farm which utilises the ample supply of geothermal water to produce tomatoes year-round, before arriving at your country accommodation, the Hotel Katla, your base for the next 2 nights. After dinner (pay locally) you will enjoy an aurora presentation and head out into the local surrounds in search of the Northern Lights.
DAY 3 Glacier Lagoon
After breakfast you will drive further along the southeast coast across bridges fording dramatic outwash plains, interspersed with black sand beaches and lava fields, to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The luminous blue icebergs float in the lagoon for several years, gradually sculpting themselves into varying shapes before finally working their way out to sea. Return to Vik via Skaftafell National Park on the southern edge of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Dinner and Aurora search at Hotel Katla.
Today you will return along the south coast, stopping at two of Iceland’s plunge waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss, which spills straight off the cliffs of the former coastline and Skógafoss, which often welcomes you with a rainbow. Pausing at Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre, you can view a short 20-minute movie demonstrating the fortitude of local farmers in the aftermath of the 2010 eruption. The last call of the day is the Blue Lagoon (entrance fee payable locally), and a bath in the soothing milky blue waters, before bidding farewell to your travel companions. Overnight at the CentreHotel Plaza.
DAY 5 UK
Time to browse Reykjavik and do some last minute shopping before your transfer back to Keflavik and flight home.
Optional Excursion —
The following excursions can be added to your tour for an additional fee.
Northern Lights Search by Bus
Spend an evening in search of the Northern Lights. This tour takes you away from the city and explores some of the best places to see this wonderful natural display where, when the Aurora Borealis does appear, the colourful lights dance and swirl across the clear, winter sky.
Tour Available:1st September - 15th April
Tour Departs: Daily
Hotel Pick-Up: Between 18:30-20:30 depending on date.
Duration: 3-5 hours
Northern Lights Search by Super Jeep
Your guide transports you away from the city lights into surrounding countryside where the modified Landrover Defenders takes you through spectacular landscapes; providing an ideal backdrop as and when the Northern Lights appear. Your guide is on hand to help you capture this spectacle on film and should the lights not appear, you are welcome to try another night free of charge.
Tour Departs: Daily
Hotel Pick-Up: 20:00
Duration: 3-4 hours
Northern Lights by Boat
Cruise offshore for one of the best chances Reykjavik offers of seeing the Northern Lights showing against a mountain backdrop. The Rosin offers a 360° vista of the night sky with which to catch the Aurora, however fleetingly they appear. Waterproof clothing and hot coffee, cocoa and tea included.
Tour Available: September - April
Tour Departs: Daily
Hotel Pick-Up: 20:30-21:30 (date dependent)
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Your Hotels —
This offer is based on Standard Room stays in the following hotels.
Centre Hotel Plaza —
CenterHotel Plaza is located right by the the main square in the heart of Reykjavik. This first class hotel is ideal for business and leisure, with a warm welcoming atmosphere and services to suit all tastes. A fully equipped meeting and conference facilities are available at Plaza Hotel. That in combination with it's location makes Plaza the perfect choice for meetings of all sorts.
The 200 well-appointed bedrooms boast a bright modern décor with contemporary oak furnishings. Each room has its own free high speed internet connection, flat screen TV, shower, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and a mini bar. The Plaza hotel provides the comfort and the location to enjoy all that Reykjavik's city center has to offer and it's location creates the perfect setting for your stay with a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, shopping and nighlife at your doorstep.
The 200 well-appointed bedrooms boast a bright modern décor with contemporary oak furnishings. Each room has its own free high speed internet connection, flat screen TV, shower, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and a mini bar.
The Plaza hotel provides the comfort and the location to enjoy all that Reykjavik's city center has to offer and it's location creates the perfect setting for your stay with a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, shopping and nighlife at your doorstep.
Hotel Katla —
Hotel Katla – Hofdabrekka is situated 5 km east of Vík i Mýrdal, about 2 and 1/2 hours drive from Reykjavik. This countryside hotel offers spacious guest rooms in the beautiful surroundings of mountains, black sand beach and the Myrdalsjokull Glacier. Guests have free access an outdoor geothermal hot tub, great for relaxation.
Hotel Katla’s classically decorated guest rooms have a work desk and TV with cable and satellite channels. All the rooms in this country hotel have WiFi internet.
The restaurant in Hotel Katla serves a buffet breakfast and local specialties for dinner. A cozy hotel bar is also available for drinks during and after dinner.
Your Journey —
London Heathrow flights
On 29 Oct, 12 Nov;
19 and 26 Nov
Dates from 03 Dec until 17 Mar; 13:00-16:30 Inbound 16:30/19:30. 24 Mar; Out 20:35-23:35, Inbound 07:40-11:45
All flights are operated by Icelandair
All flight times are local
Transfers: transfers are included.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.