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Price
From £3,069

Duration
5 Nights

Departures
Oct - 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 09:00 meet the tour guide and start the exclusive program with a two-hour Reykjavík city tour. Visit the exceptional observation tower of the Hallgrímskirkja church offering incredible panoramic views across the city. Learn about Icelandic cheese and the unique dairy product skyr, while having a lovely lunch in a cheese school buttery. Depart for Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and stop for a wellness retreat at the Fontana thermal baths and an experience of a geothermal bakery. Stay three nights in the luxury country hotel Grímsborgir in South Iceland. After a gourmet dinner, our expert tour guide provides you with a seminar about the Northern Lights and teaches you how to take photos of this natural phenomenon. Step into the darkness, soak in the hotel's outdoor hot tubs and check if the Northern Lights are visible. These spectacular skylight 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 colours of Northern Lights, but sometimes there are considerable colour variations. They are ephemeral; however, sightings are not guaranteed.


Day 3 - Tue - Waterfalls, Geothermal Power, Meet the Locals and Langoustine Feast (200 km/124 mls)

Visit Gullfoss waterfall and the nearby Geysir geothermal fields with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The explosion crater called Kerið is filled with water and resembles an ancient amphitheatre. Meet a local who tells us all about living in an earthquake active place with its geothermal powers and challenges. You get the opportunity to boil an egg in a hot spring and taste bread baked with hot steam. Travel to seashore villages with many old and colourful houses. During a private tour around a local folk museum and a historic wooden church, we taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivín (Black Death) snaps. After an excellent langoustine dinner at a nearby seashore restaurant, we go 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. Travel to Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain, and we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center where we learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. Winter 18-19 Eyjafjallajökull Information Center will be replaced by the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center in Hvolsvöllur. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. You can choose between a guided walk that is specially organised for beginners on a nearby glacier (total walking time is about 3 hours), or continue the bus tour to explore a black lava beach with bird cliffs. After a gourmet dinner at Hotel Grímsborgir, see a video presentation about Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program and look out if the auroras are across the 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, lighthouses 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 algae mask. After the Blue Lagoon we head to Reykjavík for cocktail & dinner at the panoramic restaurant at the Pearl, followed by a Northern Lights tour if weather conditions are suitable. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Marina.

Day 6 - Fri - Departure Home (50 km/31 mls)
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some leisure time to do some walks in Reykjavík 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


Leisure day to explore Iceland's capital, visit museums, go shopping, spa treatments or an optional whale watching tour. Included is a 2-3 hour Northern Lights hunt by boat to escape from the city 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, and fjord. This trip is a real 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"


DAILY DRIVING: Total mileage without airport transfer from day 2-5 is about 850 km (527 miles) which is an average of 212 km (132 miles) per day. You spend about 3 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic, and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded, but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Departures 2018/19:
Group size: 16 persons maximum

5 nights program From £3,069* per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room for the 5 night program
Single room supplement from £525*
7 nights program From £3,799* per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room for 2-nights extension program
Single room supplement from £725*

*Price is subject to availability

This offer includes:
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
- 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
- 2x lunch + 4x 3-course dinner including langoustine dinner and seafood & crab feast
- Welcome cocktail at Hotel Grímsborgir
- Cocktail at the panoramic restaurant at the Pearl
- 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
- Geothermal bakery bread tasting at Fontana
- 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 Lava Exhibition Center in Hvolsvöllur
- 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 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 flashlight 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)

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


Departure Dates Winter 2018-19

07.10.-12.10.2018 or 07.10.-14.10.2018
21.10.-26.10.2018 or 21.10.-28.10.2018
04.11.-09.11.2018 or 04.11.-11.11.2018
18.11.-23.11.2018 or 18.11.-25.11.2018
13.01.-18.01.2019 or 13.01.-20.01.2019
27.01.-01.02.2019 or 27.01.-03.02.2019
10.02.-15.02.2019 or 10.02.-17.02.2019
24.02.-01.03.2019 or 24.02.-03.03.2019
10.03.-15.03.2019 or 10.03.-17.03.2019
24.03.-29.03.2019 or 24.03.-31.03.2019

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, 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, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast City. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh and Dublin
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

Bespoke Holidays

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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