From $3,945 USD
October 7, 2018 - March 24, 2019
6 Days / 5 Nights
Northern Lights in Style, exclusive escorted bus tour. First-class hotels, small group. Aurora viewing with great success, soft adventures and activities.
Northern Lights in Style, an exclusive escorted bus tour. You stay in first-class hotels and travel in a group of maximum 16 persons. The tour is available as a 6-day or 8-day program. 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 mysterious Northern Lights; Aurora viewing success for this tour was 80-93% during the past seasons!
October 7, 2018 - March 24, 2019
Sunday to Friday or Sunday to Sunday
October 7 - 12, 2018
November 4 - 9, 2018
January 13 - 18, 2019
February 10 -15, 2019
March 10 - 15, 2019
October 7 - 14, 2018
November 4 - 11, 2018
January 13 - 20, 2019
February 10 -17, 2019
March 10 - 17, 2019
- from $3,775 per person in double room, 6 days
- from $4,425 single room, 6 days
- from $3,775 per person in triple room, 6 days
- from $4, 775 per person in double room, 8 days
- from $5,795 single room, 8 days
- from $4,775 per person in triple room, 8 days
- Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)
- Fully escorted 4-day bus tour
- English speaking guide
- 2 seats per person on the bus
- 5-nights accommodation in first-class hotels
- Breakfast buffet daily
- 2 x lunch
- 4 x 3-course dinner including Langoustine dinner and Seafood & Crab feast
- Welcome cocktail at Hotel Grimsborgir
- Cocktail at either Northern Lights Inn Hotel or the panoramic restaurant at the Pearl
- Entrance to observation tower at Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik
- Visit and seminar at cheese & skyr school in Reykjavik
- Entrance with towel at Fontana Geothermal steam baths
- Geothermal bakery bread tasting at Fontana
- Entrance to Kerid volcano crater
- Meet the locals and guided tour in Hveragerdi 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 multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center
- or Lava Exhibition Center in Hvolsvöllur
- Especially designed glacier hike for beginners
- Entrance to Viking Ship and History Museum
- Entrance with towel at Blue Lagoon:
- Experience package: entrance fee, towel, bathrobe, a drink of your choice, a volcano scrub or algae mask
- Northern Lights program during 4 evenings:
- combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights
- 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
The 2-nights extension program includes additionally:
- 2-nights accommodation in a first-class hotel
- Breakfast buffet daily
- Northern Lights fjord cruise
- 8-9 hours super-jeep adventure in West Iceland
- International airfare & airport taxes
- Meals other than mentioned
- Personal insurance / personal items
- $25 Service fee
- Guaranteed departures
- Tour start: Arrival in Iceland on Sundays and guided bus tour starts on Mondays at 09:00.
- Tour end: The 6 days/5 nights guided program ends on Thursday evenings, around midnight, at Icelandair Hotel Marina, followed by an airport transfer on Fridays.
- The 8 days/7 nights guided program also ends on Thursdays around midnight at the same hotel, followed by a 2-days extension program.
- Group size: Small group with maximum 16 persons for the 6 days/5 nights program
- From day 2-5 there are 2 seats per person in the bus included. Group size on Northern Lights fjord cruise depends on the size of the boat and final amount of bookings. Group size on the super-jeep tour is from 1-12 persons, depending on the size of the jeep used and the final amount of bookings. For the super-jeep tour, there is only 1 seat per person included.
- Additional hotel nights in Reykjavik
- 2-day extension program including:
- Northern Lights fjord cruise
- Super jeep adventure into the highlands and on top of a glittering glacier
Day 1 WELCOME to ICELAND - REYKJAVIK
Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik where you spend the night at the first-class hotel Icelandair Hotel Marina in a superior room. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own. (50 km/31 mi)
Day 2 REYKJAVIK - NATIONAL PARK - FONTANA (B, D)
At 09:00 meet the tour guide and start the exclusive program with a two-hour Reykjavik city tour. Visit the exceptional observation tower of the Hallgrimskirkja 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 Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and stop for a wellness retreat at the Fontana Geothermal baths and an experience of a geothermal bakery.
Stay three nights in the luxury country hotel Grimsborgir 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 colors of Northern Lights, but sometimes there are considerable color variations. They are ephemeral; however, sightings are not guaranteed. (150 km/93 mi)
Day 3 GEOTHERMAL POWER - LOCALS - LANGOUSTINE FEAST (B, D)
Visit Gullfoss waterfall and the nearby Geysir geothermal fields with a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The explosion crater called Kerid 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 colorful houses. During a private tour around a local folk museum and a historic wooden church, we taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivin (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. (200 km/124 mi)
Day 4 EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL - GLACIER HIKE (B, D)
WednesdayToday, 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 Skogafoss 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 Grimsborgir, 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. (280 km/174 mi)
Day 5 VIKING SHIP - CRAB FEAST - BLUE LAGOON (B, D)
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. 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 Reykjavik for a 3-night stay.
**Winter 18-19 the whole group travels after the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik for cocktail & dinner at the panoramic restaurant at the Pearl, followed by a Northern Lights tour if weather conditions are suitable, and overnight at Icelandair Hotel Marina. (220 km/136 mi)
Day 6 REYKJAVIK DEPARTURE (B)
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have leisure time before taking the airport shuttle to Keflavik Airport. (50 km/31 mi)
2-day Extension Program:
Day 6 REYKJAVIK LEISURE DAY - NORTHERN LIGHTS FJORD CRUISE (B)
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 SUPER JEEP TOUR - HIGHLANDS - GLACIERS - CAVES - FJORDS (B)
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 Reykjavik. (350 km/217 mi)
Day 8 REYKJAVIK DEPARTURE (B)
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to explore Reykjavik a bit more before taking the Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavik Airport.
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.
CHANGE OF PROGRAM: 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.