Northern Lights Hunt in South and West Iceland
This self drive holiday is ideal for those wanting to stay a bit longer in Iceland and see a bit more of what the county has to offer. Travel to Iceland in late autumn or early spring and discover the beautiful Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Do something extra special this winter like snowmobile riding on a glacier, bathe in natural geothermal waters, see the famous Geysir hot spring area and explore the wild and untamed Icelandic scenery. This is truly an amazing experience.
- Explore the Volcanoes and The Golden Circle area and hunt for the magnificent Northern Lights!
- Take a horseback riding tour on an Icelandic horse through the snowy surroundings of Selfoss or go for guided glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier
- Self drive holiday for the independent traveler
ITINERARY SUGGESTION - 7 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival
Pick up the rental car at the airport and start your trip by driving to the city.
Accommodation is in a double/twin room in the hotel in central Reykjavik. Enjoy Reykjavik by night and look out for the Northern Lights in the evening or Book an optional Northern Lights tour at your hotel.
Overnight in Reykjavík at Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 2 - The Golden Circle
Visit Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs before stopping at the historical site of Skálholt. Enjoy dinner at the hotel’s restaurant before going hunting the Northern lights.
Stay 2 nights in Fosshótel Hekla or similar.
Day 3 - The South Coast
Take a tour along the south coast to visit the saga museum at Hvolsvöllur, Skógafoss waterfall and turf farm as well as the endless black sand beach at the town of Vík. Get impressed by the contrast of snow white are and the black beach.
Day 4 - Þingvellir
Drive today via Þingvellir National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site before towards the West Icleand.
Stay for two nights in Fosshótel Stykkishólmur or similar.
Day 5 - Langjökull Glacier
Go for an optional superjeep tour on the Langjökull glacier, where you can also experience a ride on a snowmobile. A walk around the hotel in the evening is a perfect to finish the day, you might be so lucky to see those northern lights everyone is raving about.
Day 6 - Borgarnes
Explore the valley of Borgarfjörður with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. Spend the afternoon in Iceland’s capital.
Stay for 2 nights in Reykjavík at Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará or Fosshótel Lind.
Day 7 - Reykjanes Peninsula and Blue Lagoon
Continue your exploration of south Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula and stop at the famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal areas Gunnuhver and Krýsuvík on the peninsula are well worth the visit as well as the picturesque Kleifarvatn lake. You don´t want to miss the chance to cross between the two continents of Europe and North America on the bridge between continents.
Day 8 - Departure
If time allows,go to central Reykjavík to shop for the last souvenirs and enjoy a coffee/tea in one of the cities restaurants or cafés, you might also want to visit the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport. You must be at the airport 2 hours before your flight. Return the rental car at the airport and depart for home.
NOTE: This is an itinerary suggestion, sometimes it may be necessary to alter the route to fit in with hotel availability. All Iceland reserves the right to confirm a reversed itinerary and the right to change accommodation at short notice, depending on availability as per our terms and conditions.
Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
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Departure Dates: Daily departures, October 2017 - April 2018
The price is from £769* per person depending on the rental car type, based on two people sharing a double/twin room and rental car (excluding flights)*
*Price is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until the booking is made and confirmed by All Iceland ltd.
This holiday includes:
- Hertz rental car (see options above) picked up and dropped off at Keflavík International Airport
- Free extra driver, Unlimited Miles, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, Tax and Drop Charge and Sat Nav for your convenience
- 3 nights accommodation with private facilities in Reykjavik and 4 nights’ accommodation in the countryside with private facilities and breakfast in 3 star hotels as listed on the itinerary page
- Wireless internet access
- Free parking at the hotels
- Northern Lights Wake Up Calls when requested
- All Iceland Road Atlas Guide Book and Maps
- Detailed day by day driving itinerary personalised for you
- Emergency 24 hour service numbers
- Our unique Icelandic expertise in planning trips in Iceland for our customers
- Dedicated All Iceland Travel Specialist to help with any questions you may have leading up to or during your holiday
- Service fee and taxes
- 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
- Return flights, we can book these for you and your holiday will be fully ATOL Protected
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Available add ons and upgrades:
- 3 course dinner
- 2 course dinner
- Mobile Phone (incl. 2,000 isk credit)
- Upgrade to superior/deluxe rooms
- Upgrade to 4 star hotels in Reykjavík and South Iceland
- Various day tours such as Blue Lagoon, horse riding, glacier walking, whale watching and many more!
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 -
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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, Aberdeen and Belfast City. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, 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!