Northern Lights Winter Break
An excellent value for money winter break to Iceland combining stays in Reykjavik and out in the countryside. Gain insights in Iceland’s rich culture and history, see the Golden Circle, rugged South Coast, black sand beaches, magnificent waterfalls, hunt for the Aurora and relax at the Blue Lagoon.
Perfect if you prefer to have a professional tour guide on board with everything arranged for you. Travel in comfort by coach on your own or with friends, relax and enjoy the wonders of the Icelandic landscape. A great way to see all of the main winter highlights of South Iceland without any driving!
5 days/4 nights
Northern Lights Winter Break: Tour Code WT24
Departures: September 2019- April 2020 including Christmas and New Year. Arrive in Iceland on Tuesday or Thursday
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: REYKJAVÍK CITY TOUR, THE BLUE LAGOON & REYKJANES PENINSULA
See the highlights of Reykjavik, followed by the contrasting scenery of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit mud pools, sulphur springs, wild bird cliffs and fishing villages and relax at the famous Blue Lagoon. Overnight in the countryside, with Northern Lights programme.
DAY 3: SOUTH ICELAND
Waterfalls, glaciers, folk and culture museum and Iceland’s most infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull are all features of today. Either add a guided glacier hike to your day or travel on down to the black sand beach, huge columnar basalt cliffs and coastal village of Vik. Overnight in the countryside, with Northern Lights programme.
DAY 4: HORSES AND THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Visit a geothermal tomato farm that is also the home of some beautiful Icelandic horses, followed by the three key highlights of Iceland’s Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal park and watch Strokkur’s steam eruption, Gullfoss the “Golden Waterfall”, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the world’s first parliament. Return to Reykjavik overnight. Why not add a Northern Lights cruise to your last evening in Iceland?
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, just ask!
- Arrival & departure airport transfer
- Fully escorted 3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide
- Maximum group size 40
- 4 nights budget accommodation in rooms with private shower/WC (or upgrade, see below)
- 4 breakfasts
- Entrance, with towel, at the Blue Lagoon
- Entrance to Skógar folk museum and turf houses
- Visit to Icelandic horse stables and geothermal greenhouse
- 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
- We arrange your bookings, itinerary and travel vouchers
- 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 £795
WHY NOT ADD THESE?
- Hotel comfort upgrade in Reykjavik and in the countryside
- An extra day to explore more of Reykjavik
- More time to visit locally or further afield
- Welcome to Iceland: private meet and greet with direct airport transfers
- Please ask us about booking flights and ATOL protection for your holiday
- Guided Glacier Hike on day 3 (pay locally)
- Northern Lights Cruise on day 4 (pay locally)
- Northern Light Hunting by bus or Super-jeep
- More time in Iceland!
- Drinks and meals other than those listed
- Your flights to and from Iceland
- Travel Insurance
- Single room supplement
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
"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.”
“Brilliant adventure and highly recommended. Travellers must be prepared to change activities depending on ambient weather!”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
"Another superbly well organised trip, we really enjoyed it and so did all the girls."
“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!”
“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.”
"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."
“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."
“Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided, we will definitely tell our friends and family about Iceland Traveller.”