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Northern Lights in Style

Northern Lights in Style

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Price
From £2,899

Duration
5 Nights

Departures
Nov - March

With the Northern Lights in Style we offer you an exclusive escorted bus tour. You stay in first class hotels, travel in a tour bus offering two seats per person and the group size is small with maximum 16 persons. The tour is available as a 6-day or 8-day program. You experience unspoiled nature, geological wonders, cultural and culinary treats and a variety of soft adventures and activities during the day. At night you search for the Northern Lights: a mysterious, multi-coloured curtain of light swirling through the sky with a wondrous glow.

Realistic chances of seeing the Northern Lights on this tour is 60-70%!!

Highlights

  • Small Group Tour, 16 persons
  • First Class Hotels with gourmet dining
  • Visit some of Icelands most famous attractions including Fontanta Spa, Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon, enjoy a Glacier Hike for beginners and hopefully catch those amazing Northern Lights

TOUR ITINERARY - 5 NIGHTS OR 7 NIGHTS WITH EXTENSION

Day 1 - Sun - Welcome to Iceland (50 km/31 mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík where you spend the night at the first-class hotel Icelandair Hotel Marina in a superior room. We can provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own, as there's so much to do in this incredible city!

Day 2 - Mon. Reykjavík, Cheese & Skyr School, National Park and Fontana Steam Baths (150 km/93 mls)
At 09:00am meet your tour guide and start the exclusive escorted tour program with a two-hour city tour of Reykjavik. The Hallgrímskirkja Church is one of the crowning landmarks and star attractions of Reykjavík. Our tour includes a visit to the exceptional observation tower of the Hallgrímskirkja Church, which offers incredible panoramic views across the city. Learn about the history and culture of Icelandic cheese and the unique dairy product skyr, which tastes similar to yoghurt and is currently making waves through Europe. You are invited to sample a range of Icelandic cheeses and learn about the special qualities of the Icelandic dairy cow. Delve into the food history of one of the nations which consumes the most cheese in the world ... and all this you learn whilst having a lovely lunch in a fabulous cheese school buttery.

Depart Reykjavik for Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Thingvellir is also the home of Althing, the oldest legislative assembly in the world. This is one of Iceland's most fascinating places, both geologically and for the role it plays in the country's history and sense of national identity. The last stop today is at the Laugarvatn Fontana thermal baths, where healing geothermal heat simmers directly from the ground and the landscape is painted with beautiful mountain ranges. The Fontana boasts three geothermally heated baths, a sauna, a warm sand beach, and access to the pristine waters of lake Laugarvatn. Wintertime makes the visit to the thermal baths an even warmer and more calming experience. We continue to the luxury country hotel Grímsborgir located in South Iceland, where you stay for three nights.

After a gourmet dinner, our expert tour guide provides you with a fact seminar about the Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Take a soak in the hotel's outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible. These spectacular sky-light shows are also known as the Aurora Borealis and are frequently seen in Iceland from September through April on clear and crisp nights. White and green are usually the dominant colors of Northern Lights but sometimes there are considerable color variations. They are ephemeral, however, sightings are not guaranteed- but when they can be seen, it's a phenomenon words cannot do justice.

Day 3 - Tue. Waterfalls, Geothermal Power, Meet the Locals and Langoustine Feast (200 km/124 mls)
In the morning we visit Gullfoss, “The Golden Falls“, a majestic double waterfall which tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers all year round. Nearby are the Geysir geothermal fields, with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "The Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. The next stop is at the explosion crater Kerið. Nearly 3000 years old and 55 m deep, it is filled with water, creating a lake whose steep circular slopes resemble an ancient amphitheatre.

In the greenhouse village of Hveragerði meet a local guide who will tell you all about living in an earthquake active hotspot with different kind of geothermal powers and challenges. Visit hot springs and other natural wonders on a short and comfortable walk. You get the opportunity to boil egg in a hot spring and taste hot steam baked bread - one of the region's rustic culinary specialties. Travel to the seashore villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki, characterised by their many old and colorful houses, and stroll along the black sands at one of the local beaches. After a nice langoustine dinner at a nearby seashore restaurant you can head outside to watch out for the magical Northern Lights before returning to the hotel.

Day 4 - Wed. Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Glacier Hike for Beginners (280 km/174 mls)
Today, we take you out along the South coast. You start at the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss Waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There‘s an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Further east we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. In the small village of Skógar we visit one of Iceland's finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artifacts typical of Iceland’s past as well as turf-built houses. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Now you can choose between a guided walk that is especially organized for beginners on a nearby glacier, or continue the bus tour to explore a black lava beach with bird cliffs.

Gourmet dinner and overnight stay is at Hotel Grímsborgir. Tonight enjoy a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location, or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.

Day 5 - Thu. Viking Ship, Light Houses, Crab Feast, Moon Landscapes & Blue Lagoon (220 km/136 mls)
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula and see the region’s many unusual geological features, hot springs, moon-like landscapes, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages. Visit a Viking ship and history museum that tells the story about the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic. After a unique seafood & crab feast we visit the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in its warm geothermal water. The comfort experience package includes the use of a towel and a bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or an algae mask. Enjoy a delicious lamb dinner at the Northern Light Inn Hotel, where the 6-day program ends with an overnight and breakfast. The group members for the 8-day tour return to Icelandair Hotel Marina in Reykjavík for a 3-night stay.

Day 6 - Fri. Departure Home (23 km/14 mls)
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some time to visit the Blue Lagoon again or do some walks in the neighborhood of the Hotel Northern Light Inn before taking the airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.


Day 6 - Fri. Extension Itinerary for the 7 Nights Program
Rekjavik Leisure Day & Northern Lights Fjord Cruise


When you book the extension program, you get the chance to sleep out on day 6, enjoy a leisure day for exploring Iceland's capital, visit museums, do some shopping, spa treatments or go on an optional whale watching tour.

On schedule for tonight is a Northern Lights hunt by boat to escape from the city lights. A Northern Lights tour on the sea is an amazing experience. We sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and look out for the Aurora Borealis on the North-Atlantic ocean. The Northern Lights dancng through the night sky, lighting up the beautiful mountains and joining the city lights reflected on the water is a sight you won't forget. The tour takes 2.5 - 3 hours, departing from Reykjavik's old harbour by viewing the beautiful coastline of Iceland's capital on the way out to search for the Northern Lights.

Day 7 - Sat. SuperJeep Tour explore Highlands, Glaciers, Cave and Fjords (350 km/217 mls)

Explore West Iceland on a full day super-jeep tour: highland track, glaciers, lava caves, waterfalls, cultural site, hot springs, fjord and a visit to a micro-beer brewery. This is a true adventure with spectacular landscapes. Stay at Icelandair Hotel Marina in Reykjavík.

Day 8 - Sun. Departure Home (50 km/31 mls)

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some time to explore Reykjavík a bit more before taking the Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.


Guest Review

"Hi to everyone at All Iceland I just wanted to write and thank you for an excellent service and a wonderful and most amazing holiday. I shall be writing on tripadvisor my comments but safe to say - everything was wonderful ! We had a great time - got to see the Northern Lights and enjoyed wonderful food and great knowledge. It most definitely WAS 'Iceland in Style' and I cannot express how great the experience was. We are turning into holiday snobs in our old age - but also due to the fact that we manage to come accross excellent companies such as yourselves ! Watching the masses from our lovely minibus and exclusive super jeep - no more coach tours - thank god !..... Thank you again Claire & Guy"

Departures 2017/18:
Group size: 16 persons maximum

5 nights program From £2,899* per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room for the 5 night program
Single room supplement from £510*
7 nights program From £3,729* per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room for 2-nights extension program
Single room supplement from £789*

*Price is subject to availability

This offer includes:
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- Bus transfer to and from Keflavik airport
- Fully escorted 4-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide and 2 seats per person on the bus
- 5-nights accommodation in first-class hotels (see list below) including breakfast
- 1x lunch + 4x 3-course dinner including langoustine dinner and seafood & crab feast
- Welcome cocktail at Hotel Grímsborgir and Northern Lights Cocktail at Hotel Northern Light Inn
- Entrance to observation tower at Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík
- Visit and seminar at cheese & skyr school in Reykjavík
- Entrance with towel at Fontana steam baths
- Entrance to Kerið volcano crater
- Meet the locals and guided tour in Hveragerði including egg boiling and hot steam bread tasting
- Meet the locals and private tour at folk museum and historic church in South Iceland
- Shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin (Black death) schnapps tasting
- Visit to multi media presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center
- Especially designed glacier hike for beginners
- Entrance to Viking Ship and History Museum
- Experience package at Blue Lagoon that includes entrance fee, towel, bathrobe, a drink of your choice and a volcano scrub or an algae mask
- Northern Lights program during 4 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
- Use of winter & Northern Lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night

Additional Fees:
- 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

Not included:
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"

The 2-nights extension program includes additionally
- 2-nights accommodation in first-class hotel (see list below) including breakfast
- Northern Lights fjord cruise
- 8-9 hours super-jeep adventure in West Iceland including beer tasting at local brewery


08.10.-13.10.2017 or 08.10.-15.10.2017 18.02.-23.02.2018 or 18.02.-25.02.2018
22.10.-27.10.2017 or 22.10.-29.10.2017 25.02.-02.03.2018 or 25.02.-04.03.2018
05.11.-10.11.2017 or 05.11.-12.11.2017 04.03.-09.03.2018 or 04.03.-11.03.2018
19.11.-24.11.2017 or 19.11.-26.11.2017 11.03.-16.03.2018 or 11.03.-18.03.2018
14.01.-19.01.2018 or 14.01.-21.01.2018 18.03.-23.03.2018 or 18.03.-25.03.2018
28.01.-02.02.2018 or 28.01.-04.02.2018 25.03.-30.03.2018 or 25.03.-01.04.2018
04.02.-09.02.2018 or 04.02.-11.02.2018 01.04.-06.04.2018 or 01.04.-08.04.2018
11.02.-16.02.2018 or 11.02.-18.02.2018

Regarding Dinners and Lunches: In Reykjavik, the dinner is on your own. There are many restaurants both for fast food and a fine a la carte dining in Iceland's capital. From day 2-5 most meals are included. If you have any special diet requests or allergies, please let us know at the moment of your booking. Optional lunch stops are at road side diners or restaurants. The super-jeep adventure on day 7 includes a picnic lunch.


Accommodation:

For this program we have selected first-class hotels
Day 1: Icelandair Hotel Marina, superior rooms
Day 2, 3, 4: Luxury Country Hotel Grímsborgir in South Iceland. The hotel is built in a village set up, with different buildings including villas, hotel and restaurant. Note that it is about 2 minutes walk from the guest rooms to the restaurant where breakfast and dinner is served. Possibility for bus transport if weather conditions are not favorable for the short and refreshing walk. Grímsborgir Hotel offers geothermal outdoor hot tubs.
Day 5: Northern Light Inn Hotel at the Blue Lagoon for the 5 nights program. Next day there is a hotel shuttle to Keflavik Airport, about a 20 minute drive.
Day 5, 6, 7: Icelandair Hotel Marina / superior rooms for the 7 nights program


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 -


FLIGHT OPTIONS

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

Icelandair, British Airways, Wow Air, EasyJet

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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!

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