Aurora and Iceberg Lagoon
Great value for a winter Northern Lights hunting holiday that also includes the must-see iceberg lagoon at Jökulsárlón, iconic Golden Circle, Lava Centre, rugged South Coast and waterfalls, and a tailor-made Aurora programme. A big trip with big views, all in 5 days!
Perfect if you prefer to travel with the benefit of a professional tour guide and everything arranged for you. Travel in comfort by coach (with free wi-fi) on your own or with friends and enjoy Reykjavik, the countryside, geology, landscapes, photo opportunities and more.
5 days/4 nights
Aurora and Iceberg Lagoon: Tour Code WT27
Departures: September 2019- April 2020 including New Year. Arrive in Iceland on Sunday
DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
On arrival at Keflavík Airport, we’ll arrange your transfer into Reykjavik and depending on the time of your arrival, we will be happy to suggest some ideas on how to explore Iceland’s capital, perhaps a Northern Light Hunt, an introduction to Iceland, or a great place to eat.
DAY 2: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Start the day with a short film about Iceland’s geology, and then leave Reykjavik on the classic tour: walk through the Geysir geothermal park and watch Strokkur’s steam eruption, from above, see stunning Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and then to the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the world’s first parliament. A fascinating extra before the day ends is a visit to Kerið, a beautiful water filled explosion crater. Overnight in the countryside, with the first night of the Northern Lights programme after dinner.
DAY 3: VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK AND GLACIER LAGOON
Travel through stunning and varied south Iceland, past huge glacier and mountain views, and enormous outwash plains to the breath-taking Jökulsárlón lagoon. Marvel at the striped, strangely shaped icebergs and perhaps spot some seals. Down on Diamond beach, walk among the scattered ice fragments twinkling on the black sand. Overnight in the countryside, with more opportunities for searching the night sky for the Aurora after dinner. From November to March the day can include an optional trip inside an Ice Cave.
DAY 4: SOUTH COAST
Returning southwards, cross moss-topped lava fields and narrow bridges over glacial rivers on their way to the sea. At Vik, see the columnar basalt cliffs and black sand beach, followed by the magical Seljalandsfoss waterfall that cascades over cliffs into a beautiful plunge pool. Before the return to Reykjavik for the evening and an overnight stay, there’s a final stop at the highly acclaimed interactive lava exhibition. If the weather is favourable, there’s an option for a Northern Lights cruise from Reykjavik harbour if you wish.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE DAY
We’ll arrange the transfer from your accommodation to Keflavík Airport depending on your flight time. If you’d like to extend your stay or to finish your holiday with a soak at the Blue Lagoon, just ask!
“Iceland has been somewhere I have always wanted to go to so my expectations were high! I was blown away by the country, its people and the whole experience! Thanks to the Iceland Traveller team!”
- Arrival and departure airport transfer
- Fully escorted 3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide
- Maximum group size of 30 guests
- 4 nights simple tourist class hotel and cottage accommodation in rooms with private shower/WC (upgrade available)
- 4 breakfasts
- Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
- Entrance to the Icelandic lava show
- Northern Lights programme during 2 evenings with a combination of talks, presentations, a film and guided searches for the Northern Lights, plus midnight refreshments
- Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers for shoes and a torch
- Your pre-travel questions answered
- Your documentation, travel information pack, detailed itinerary and travel vouchers
- 100% financial protection guarantee
- Price per person for winter 2019/2020 departures from £875
WHY NOT ADD THESE?
- An extra day to explore more of Reykjavik
- More time to visit locally or further afield
- Relax in the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you fly
- Welcome to Iceland: private meet and greet with direct airport transfers
- Please ask us about booking flights and ATOL protection for your holiday
- Northern Lights Cruise on day 4 (pay locally)
- Northern Light Hunting by bus or Super-jeep
Drinks and meals other than those listed
- Your flights to and from Iceland
- Travel Insurance
- Single room supplement
“The six of us were welcomed by our guide at the airport. We were impressed with the itinerary, both the fantastic craft activities and the quantity of things we did, we did not waste a moment. We had a great guide, she is experienced and listened to what we wanted to do, she was also great company.”
“Brilliant adventure and highly recommended. Travellers must be prepared to change activities depending on ambient weather!”
“As Iceland novices we relied on Julia to put together a four-day package and itinerary for February based on our vaguely expressed preferences. She didn't disappoint. There was just the correct mix of travel, sightseeing, fabulous accommodation and great dining. Couldn't ask for more. The trip went like clockwork, from being greeted at the airport and taken to the Blue Lagoon, to the hire car delivered to our hotel in Reykjavik, to the restaurant bookings, to the glacier walk ...... etc. We had a wonderful time and can heartily recommend Iceland and Iceland Traveller. We will definitely be back for more."
"Very powerful to be up on the glacier!"
“It was extremely good value for money and one of the most enjoyable holidays I have had. Thank you.”
"Another superbly well organised trip, we really enjoyed it and so did all the girls."
"It was an incredible holiday. I really feel like if I never get the chance to go to Iceland again I have actually "seen" a part of Iceland."
“Christmas this year was spent in Iceland as a family having a trip of a lifetime – amazing. Our private guide made it so special – she made us feel safe (no mean feat on the icy roads that would be closed in the UK and in an isolated, magical cave in the darkness), comfortable and really special – she did everything to give us the most amazing time, nothing was too much for her and she made it all great fun. We did/saw/experienced everything we expected and more. It was all even better than we could ever have imagined.”
"Our favourite day was the guided day - getting off the beaten track and doing something not everyone has done - lying in our own private hot spring."
“We had a fantastic time in Iceland and we thoroughly enjoyed all the tours you kindly organised for us. What an amazing place, the transfer driver was right – we have caught the Iceland virus and will definitely go back at some point!!” We loved it, a weekend was just too short.”
“Iceland Traveller organised our trip from start to finish and it was truly remarkable. Everything was thought of! We had the most amazing five days in Iceland and I would recommend your company to anyone who wanted to travel there.”
“Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided, we will definitely tell our friends and family about Iceland Traveller.”
“A trip of a lifetime! Prior to going, I felt confident about our holiday into the unknown as you were so confident yourself and full of so much information, tips etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we were there we had such a brilliant time doing really different activities we’d never tried before and seeing such interesting geographical features in stunning surroundings. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
“We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you for organising it so well. We loved Iceland and the people. We were warned about a virus that made you addicted to the place and we are!”
"We were all happy - from 75 to 18 years old - which is rare! Everything had been organised so efficiently that our trip was easy and meant we could enjoy every minute."