We Love —
- The Northern Lights Mystery tour is a fantastic way to experience this natural phenomenon with expert guides taking you deep into the Icelandic wilderness
- The hotel is conveniently located on Reykjavik's main street Laugavegur, which has a lot of the city's most popular restaurants and bars, boutiques and thrift stores
- The room is bright and airy with plenty of sun, and your breakfast will be served in it for ultimate comfort
Your Destination —
Also known as Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights is a mysterious natural phenomenon that is only visible from the far reaches of the northern hemisphere on clear nights between September and April. Iceland is the perfect place to go hunting for a glimpse of nature’s version of a fireworks display, and this trip led by expert guides will take you out into the dark Icelandic wilderness, giving you the best chance to witness these magnificent auroras as they dance across the sky. On the clearest nights you will see the lights swirling across the horizon in dramatic colours, shapes, patterns and sizes.
During your stay you will also get the chance to visit the charming city of Reykjavik, brimming with exciting cultural activities. Your hotel will be located on one of the city's main shopping street, Laugavegur.
Aside from retail therapy, you must take advantage of its bustling art scene, and being designated as a UNESCO City of Literature has made sure its reputation as a cultural powerhouse has gained worldwide attention. The Icelandic Phallological Museum is a short distance away, located on Laugavegur, offering a unique experience for a relaxing afternoon.
Your Itinerary —
Northern Lights Mystery Tour
Head into the countryside as you try and catch a glimpse of the mysterious Northern Lights, nature’s version of a fireworks display.
Picks up from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
Daily between 15 September and 15 April. Does not operate 24, 25 and 31 December.
8:00pm (Hotel pick-ups commence around 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time).
Between 3 and 5 hours
• Pick-up and drop-off from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
• English speaking tour guide
• Transport by coach
This is a seasonal occurrence and is heavily dependent on favourable weather conditions and clear skies. The tour is led by experienced guides who track the weather across south western Iceland and then decide on the best route to take to give you the greatest chance of witnessing this phenomenon. However if conditions do not look favourable and to avoid the disappointment of not seeing the lights, the tour operator reserve the right to cancel your tour at short notice. In this event they will endeavor to reschedule you for an alternative date, but if this is not possible they will refund you in full upon your return home.
Optional Extra —
The Game of Thrones Revisited, Sep 15-31 Dec
Not to be missed for any Game of Thrones fan! This tour will take you to some of the filming locations in the south of Iceland where many scenes were shot. Visit the gorge of Þingvellir, the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings coming from "North of the Wall".
You will experience the dramatic atmosphere provided by the magnificent nature of Þingvellir and get to know the symbolic significance of that location in context with the storyline. You will also visit Þjórsárdalur and the "Settlement Era Viking lodge", the site of the greatest massacre of the series so far.
En route you will also recall some of the scenery from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and other movies recently made in Iceland.
This tour has been prepared under the guidence and advice from one of the Icelandic extras, who of course died a violent death by the hands of the Wildings.
• Visit the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings coming from "North of the Wall"
• Visit Þjórsárdalur and the "Settlement Era Viking lodge"
Your Hotel —
There are just 33 rooms at the CenterHotel Skjaldbreid, where guests are treated to a friendly and personalised service, assuring a serene and restful stay in a refined atmosphere.
Complimentary coffee and tea
Breakfast buffet included from 07:00 - 10:00
Direct airport transportation to/from CenterHotels with Time Tours (surcharge)
Tour & restaurant assistance and reservation
Mini breakfast (croissant, coffee and tea) for early travelers
Northern Lights wake up service
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Standard Room.
Room amenities include: minibar, hairdryer, shower, flat screen TV, free internet connection.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
The CenterHotel group offers a variety of restaurant and bar facilities.
Sky Lounge & Bar
Enjoy whiskeys, cocktails, fine wines and light bites, with breathtaking views over Reykjavik city.
A new and trendy restaurant in the city center located at CenterHotel Þingholt. A seasonal menu offers delicious dishes made with fresh and, where possible, local ingredients.
Your Time —
Guests can use the leisure facilities of all hotels within the CenterHotel group.
A new Spa & Gym was recently added to CenterHotel Þingholt. The award winning Icelandic architects at The Batterí designed the spa and the inspiration for its design is Icelandic nature, with dark lava, caves and waterfalls.
Isafold Spa is richly equipped with a sauna, hot tub, rainwater shower and a gym. Visiting the Spa offers you the perfect way to nurture your body, mind and soul by working out in the state of the art on-site fitness centre, or by relaxing in the hot tub and sauna.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights to Keflavik are included.
From Gatwick to Keflavik
Departing between 11:00-13:00
Arriving between 14:00-15:00
Departing between 06:30-16:00
Arriving between 09:30-20:00
From Luton to Keflavik
Departing 07:45- Arriving 10:55
Departing 11:30 - Arriving 14:25
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Transfers are included. The transfer time is approximately 45 mins.
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.