Northern Lights and Luxury Self Drive at ION Hotel
All Iceland is offering this fantastic value Luxury short self drive break. Pick up your 4wd rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel where you stay 2 nights in luxury at the Luxury Adventure Hotel ION. An unforgettable experience! Over the next 2 days you can explore the area, See the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and the beautiful Golden Circle with Icelands most famous attractions such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir National Park. Hótel ION is ideally located for Northern Lights spotting so with a bit of luck you will hopefully catch a glimpse of this phenomenon during your stay. Stay the last night in Reykjavik in a 4 star hotel.
- Experience the Northern Lights from Hótel ION
- See geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs, historic sites, national parks, the Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik and so much more
- Luxury self drive holiday
ITINERARY SUGGESTION - 3 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival from the UK at Keflavík International Airport. Pick up your rental car and drive to Hótel ION. Make yourself comfortable in the hotel or relax in the Lava Spa with sauna and outdoor hot pool.
Northern Lights Hunt
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are an enchanting spectacle in Iceland’s skies. When you see the Northern Lights dancing across the night sky, you are struck dumb with wonder. The Northern Lights are best seen between 9 pm and 2 am at night. After an exclusive optional dinner at the hotel, you go for a hunt for the lights outside. The hotel is ideally located for Aurora viewing, away from the city lights, to see the colorful dance of the lights.
You can relax with a drink in the Northern Lights bar with large glass windows and wait for the aurora to make an appearance (if conditions allow, sightings can not be guaranteed).
Day 2 - The Golden Circle Drive and South Shore
We suggest you explore the Golden Circle drive and South Coast.The Golden Circle is a fascinating experience. You can walk around the world-famous Geysir geothermal area, a geothermal field where hot springs are in abundance. Stop by the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and visit Þingvellir National Park, the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world, and where the Mid-Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates. Explore a bit further towards the South Coast and perhaps take a walk on the glacier, Sólheimajökull in the area where the famous Eyjafjallajökull eruption was.
You will see wonderful views of the Icelandic mountains and have the opportunity stop by many amazing natural wonders like the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the Dyrholaey Peninsula, the black lava columns of Reynisdrangar and the black sands of the South Coast. Hunt for the Northern Lights in the evening.
Day 3 - Reykjavík
Drive to Reykjavík in the afternoon or evening and stay one night in a 4 star hotel in the centre. Reykjavík is an exciting modern city with lots to see and do, or if you want to relax, visit one of the many spas and swimming pools. We will send you plenty of suggestions of the "must see's" in the city as well as short day tours available such as Whale Watching. The Northern Lights can also be spotted from Reykjavík or a short drive away from the city, ask us for top tips on where to spot this natural phenomenon.
Day 4 - Departure
Depending on your flight time, you may want to spend the morning in Reykjavík exploring or stop over at the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa.
Optional Excursion: Visit to the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is ideally located between Reykjavík and Keflavík Airport. Relax for a few hours before heading to the airport. If you have a morning flight back you can visi the lagoon on arrival if flight time allows or as a day trip from Reykjavík. Return the rental car at Keflavík International Airport.
Price 2017-18 in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
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Travel dates: Daily departures, September 2017 - April 2018
Price is from £TBC per person, based on two persons sharing a double/twin room and rental car
*Subject to availability
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- Hertz Rental Car, Suzuki Swift or similar (vehicle options above) picked up and dropped off at Keflavik International airport. Including: Free extra driver, Unlimited Miles, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, Tax, Drop off Charge and Sat Nav
- 2 nights accommodation in standard room at Hotel ION, including breakfast.
- 1 night accommodation in Reykjavik at Centerhotels Thingholt or similar 4 star standard hotel, including breakfast, subject to availability.
- Detailed driving itinerary
- Maps and guidebooks
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Why book with All Iceland?
All Iceland is a UK based travel company that specialises in Iceland
Book with the Icelandic experts!
Our office is staffed and run by Icelanders, we promise intimate local knowledge from where to stay to places to eat and the hidden gems that you will not find in tourist guides. We will help you get the holiday you want and we can adapt this package. Book through us and your holiday will also be fully ATOL and ABTA protected. Travel with confidence!
Contact us and we can help you:
- to stay longer and discover more, this package can be extended -
- to book additional excursions -
- if you have specific accommodation requirements -
- to book this package with or without flights -
Life's a journey!
All Iceland collaborates with Hertz, the world's leading vehicle renting organisation.
Iceland offers the traveller an adventure in a beautiful and rugged landscape. However, experience shows that the forces of Icelandic nature can be harsh and inhospitable, and travellers are well-advised to exercise caution and respect for the country's natural environment. Please note, driving age limit in Iceland is 20 years old for passenger car (23 years for 4wd and minibusses), you must have a valid drivers licence and credit card for authorisation in order to book this holiday. More information and full details.
Tailor made self drive packages: Should you be looking for something a little more special? We can provide a tailor made itinerary, with small boutique hotels and local Icelandic hosted country accommodation. These inviting and friendly off the beaten track places to stay can offer intimate local knowledge of the surrounding area. Take advantage of the friendly natives, who take great pleasure in sharing with you their passion for the Icelandic landscape. Truly the Icelandic touch! View an example of a Tailor made Self drive package.
All Iceland cooperates with all the airlines that fly to Iceland, Icelandair, Wow air, easyJet and British Airways. We can assist you to find the optimal flight package. The airlines fly to Keflavik International airport.
Icelandair operates flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Dublin and Bristol
EasyJet offers flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow
We can provide a package with or without flights. When enquiring about a specific holiday package, let us know what airport you prefer to fly from.
Air Iceland offers Domestic flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Vopnafjörður, Grímsey and Þórshöfn.
Fugfélagið Ernir offers Domestic flights to Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Húsavík, Bíldudalur and Gjögur.
All Iceland offers holiday packages to Greenland and Faroe Islands in addition to Iceland. We work with the following airlines that offer flights to these destinations.
Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
Air Greenland offers flights from Copenhagen to Greenland
Air Iceland offers flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Faroe Islands and Greenland
At All Iceland we tailor make holidays for our customers.
With this in mind you cannot book this holiday directly on the website but please send us an enquiry or give us a call and we will help you to create your once in a lifetime holiday. Contact our team of Icelandic Experts today and start planning with us!