Enjoy this tour centered around the Northern Lights - in style! Stay in first-class hotels, travel in a tour bus offering two seats per person in a small group of up to 16 people. 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 will search for the Northern Lights: a mysterious, multicoloured curtain of light swirling through the sky with a wondrous glow. The Aurora viewing success for this tour was 80-93% during the past seasons.
You will be taking a Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík where you will be spending the night. You will be given ideas and suggestions on how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.
Overnight in Reykjavík.
Reykjavík - Ásborgir
Meet your guide in the morning and start 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. After a gourmet dinner, your tour guide will tell you about the Northern Lights and 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 starting 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.
Overnight in Ásborgir (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
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 you all about living in an earthquake prone 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, you will get to taste shark meat, dried fish and Brennivín (Black Death) snaps. After an excellent langoustine dinner at a nearby seashore restaurant, you will go outside to watch out for the magical Northern Lights before returning to the hotel.
Overnight in Ásborgir (Breakfast, Dinner).
Ásborgir - Grindavik
Today, you will travel to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain, and make a stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center where you learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60m 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.
Overnight in Grindavik (Breakfast, Dinner).
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 and crab feast, 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.
Overnight in Grindavik (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to revisit the Blue Lagoon or walk in the neighbourhood of the Northern Light Inn Hotel before taking the airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.