A budget holiday offering great value for money. Easy Touring, average 200km per day – suitable for everybody!
This short getaway offers insight into Iceland’s nature and cultural life, with two nights in Iceland’s capital and two nights in South Iceland, an ideal location for the search for the Northern Lights. Visit Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Black lava beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Golden Circle, meet Icelandic horses on a farm and see the Northern Lights.
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Departures Dates in 2021: 7-Jan, 12-Jan, 19-Jan, 21-Jan, 26-Jan, 28-Jan, 2-Feb, 4-Feb, 9-Feb, 11-Feb, 16-Feb, 18-Feb, 23-Feb, 25-Feb, 2-Mar, 4-Mar, 9-Mar, 11-Mar, 16-Mar, 18-Mar, 23-Mar, 25-Mar, 30-Mar, 1-Apr, 6-Apr, 8-Apr 2021
Peak viewing season for the northern lights is always September through March when the nights are long in Iceland (during the winter solstice, darkness can extend for approximately 19 hours).
Day 1:ARRIVE REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to hotel in Reykjavík where you will be spending the night. A short briefing ideas and tips on where to explore Iceland's capital on your own will be provided.
Duration of this activity is approximately 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walk (one-way) from the car park to the glacier edge itself. The minimum age for the glacier hike is 10 years. You need to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. The glacier hike can only be booked with the guide on day 2. You will have to fill in and sign an order form, once done a cancellation is not possible. Glacier hike bookings have to be finalized with the guide by noon on day 2 of the tour. Bookings afterwards cannot be accommodated as we need to order the glacier guides 24 hours prior to the tour. The special price for the Land of Northern Lights group members is from ISK 14.310 (about EUR 105 per person). Payment is due with the glacier hike company on day 3.
Day 2:REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR → BLUE LAGOON → REYKJAVIK RENINSULA → HELLA
At 09:00 meet and greet with local tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. At the end of the day, we get to soak off our travels in the warm mineral waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
In the evening, enjoy special talk and be fascinated about the Northern Lights from our tour guide at Árhús Cottages. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.
Day 3:SOUTH ICELAND WITH OPTIONAL GLACIER HIKE
Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.
In the afternoon you can book a optional glacier walk on Sólheimarjökull’s glacier tongue (booked online, our guide assists if needed. Price with GJ Travel discount: ISK 14.310).
If you book a trip without the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík.
In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes.
Day 4:GOLDEN CIRCLE & VISIT ICELANDIC HORSES
In the morning we learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then we travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields and admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss. We end the afternoon at Þingvellir National Park, the location of the ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 5:DEPART REYKJAVIK
Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport.
NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/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.
• 4 nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
• 3 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS shuttle (no guide)
• 4x breakfast
• Blue Lagoon, including use of towel
• Skógar Folk Museum on early Modern Iceland with its turf houses
• Visit Icelandic horse stables & a geothermal greenhouse
• Northern Lights program during two evenings
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus
• Entrance fees
• Use of flashlight
• Use of ice grippers spikes for shoes
• International airfare
• Tour price exclude lunch & dinner. Local guide will offer assistance with suggestions and directions to local restaurant/cafes.
• Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
• Travel insurance in all kinds
• Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
• Tipping/ Gratuities Guideline – EUR 4 per per per day