Aurora Adventure in Hofn – Mini self-drive

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From $455 USD
October 1, 2018 - April 12, 2019
3 Days / 2 Nights

Aurora adventure, a mini selfdrive, in the realm of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Visit Hofn, explore glacial wonders, search for Northern Lights.

Overview

Admire the Northern Lights in the realm of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glaciers. Nestled below the mighty glacier is the charming fishing village of Hofn, an ideal base for searching for the magical Northern Lights. Hofn's proximity to Vatnajökull Glacier provides great opportunity to experience glacial wonders in the region. Perhaps enjoy optional tour to Jökulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon with huge floating icebergs, or a glacier walk in Skaftafell.

Operation

October 1, 2018 - April 12, 2019

Departure

Departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
October 1, 2018 - April 12, 2019
No departures from December 21, 2018 – January 4, 2019

Price

  • Our prices are quoted for Comfort Class*
  • Car type 1.3, Suzuki Swift 4WD or similar
  • from $455 per person, based on 4 adults
  • from $495 per person, based on 3 adults
  • from $475 per person, based on 2 adults
  • from $795 single, based on 1 adult
  • Higher car categories available, please request

*Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. 

Car types in Iceland

Driving in Iceland

Included

  • 2 nights at a hotel or guesthouse in the Hofn area
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the Hofn airport
  • Rental car for 2 days 
  • Unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and VAT
  • GPS system with car and an additional authorized driver
  • Emergency phone line open 24 hours
  • SIM card worth ISK 2000: unlimited minutes of local calls + 1GB of data. StandardMicro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland (only until 30.April 2018).
  • Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion, including:
  • Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
  • Safety guidelines, apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
  • Useful information, including detailed descriptions of confirmed hotels and a GPS road guide to each hotel
  • Map view of the Iceland road trip
  • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French

Not Included

  • International & domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals, except those listed above
  • Optional tours/Activities/Museums
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please Note

  • This is a non-escorted tour. Excursions are with guide.
  • Airport tax of approximately 60 USD per person will be added to above price
  • Recommended car category 1.3 or higher, must be 4WD

Tour Options

  • Optional excursions in Hofn

Day 1 HORNAFJÖRDUR - EUROPE'S LARGEST GLACIER

When you arrive in Hofn, pick up your car from the airport car rental and drive to Hofn village. Once you have checked in to your hotel, you can take a scenic walk on your own through the village and down to the Harbor, where you might see fishermen land their catch of the day. It's also possible book locally-guided walking tours that show you the wildlife and culture in the town or even to arrange meeting a local family and having a home-cooked dinner at their home.

You might also consider booking optional guided tours for northern lights hunting. Overnight in Hofn.
Distance is variable

Highlights: Hofn | Vatnajökull

Day 2 GLACIER EXPERIENCE - NORTHERN LIGHTS (B)

Explore Hofn and surroundings
Hofn's proximity to Vatnajokull Glacier provides great opportunity to experience glacial wonders in the region.

We recommend taking an optional tour to Jökulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon, where you might see seals swimming between the huge floating icebergs.

Other opportunities might include glacier walking in Skaftafell, a glacier-ringed nature preserve in Vatnajökull National Park and visiting the Thorbergur Cultural Centre near the Glacial Lagoon, honouring a favourite Icelandic author. The Thorbergur Centre is also known for its excellent restaurant specializing in regional cuisine (reservations are necessary)

In the evening check out optional guided tours hunting the Northern Lights. Overnight in Hofn. Distance is variable

Highlights: Hofn | Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon | Skaftafell National Park | Oraefajökull | Vatnajökull National Park

Optional: Glacier Wonders (from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park) | Ice Cave Tour in the Vatnajökull Glacier Region (from Fagurholsmyri)

Day 3 FAREWELL TO HORNAFJÖRDUR (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy some time in Hofn before dropping off your car at the Hofn airport.

Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed.

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