Northern Lights and Country Life

Northern Lights and Country Life

Discover the northern lights and be amazed by natural wonders on this tour based at farmer's guesthouse Brekkulækur in Northwest Iceland. You will gain a valuable insight into daily life in the Icelandic countryside, get to know the locals and enjoy delicious Icelandic cuisine. German speaking guide. Available October 2017, February - March 2018.

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From:1,290 EUR
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  • 6 days / 5 nights
  • Accommodation in double rooms with private/en-suite bathroom 
  • Meals as described in itinerary
  • Local German speaking guide


  • See the northern lights dancing in the night sky
  • View the many attractions of West Iceland including waterfalls and the Settlement Museum
  • Tour the beautiful peninsula of Vatnsnes with its seal colony and impressive cliff formations
  • Relax in the world famous Blue lagoon
  • Enjoy the warm family-style atmosphere at farmer's guesthouse Brekkulækur
  • Feast on delicious Icelandic food


Day 1 Thursday | Arrival at Airport Keflavík - Borgarfjörður

Welcome at the airport between 14.00 - 16.00 p.m. Transfer to the region Borgarfjörður, stay at the wonderful and cosy Hotel Á at Kirkjuból. Tonight, we are looking the first time for the Northern Lights.

Day 2 Friday | West Iceland – Borgarfjörður – Borgarnes Brekkulækur

After breakfast, we will drive to the northwest of Iceland to our farm and guesthouse Brekkulækur. On the way, we stop to look at some beautiful sights of nature such as the unusual waterfall Hraunfossar, Barnafoss and the hot thermal spring Deildartunguhver. We will also visit Borgarnes and the Settlement Centre, an interesting museum about the early days of Iceland and the Sagas (Exhibition Entrance facultative).

After dinner we are of course watching out for Northern Lights.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation at Brekkulækur Guesthouse.

Day 3 Saturday | Hvammstangi pool – Farm visit

The day starts with a visit to the outdoor geothermal swimming pool in Hvammstangi, followed by a delicious brunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided walk around Brekkulækur farm and admire the 80 horses that live on large winter pastures nearby. You will also visit some interesting characters in the neighbourhood, including a farmer with a passion for the arts!

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation at Brekkulækur Guesthouse.

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Day 4 Sunday | Vatnsnes Peninsula – Seals

Today you will go on an excursion to the beautiful peninsula Vatnsnes where you will enjoy the fresh sea breeze, watch out for seals and walk along the beach. In the evening there will be dinner at Brekkulækur and another lookout for the wonderful aurora borealis.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation at Brekkulækur Guesthouse.

Day 5 Monday | West Iceland – Blue Lagoon

Today you will leave Brekkulækur and head south. Along the way, you will stop at the foot of the extinct volcano Grábrók and be able to climb to its top and marvel the extensive surrounding lava field. A visit to the small town of Borgarnes and its Settlement Centre will follow. In the afternoon you will arrive at the hotel Northern Light Inn on Reykjanes Peninsula. Enjoy a relaxing dip in the world-famous Blue Lagoon, just a few minutes walk from the hotel. During the evening there will be another lookout for the northern lights, this time from the specially constructed panoramic roof of the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation in Keflavík.

Day 6 Tuesday | Departure

Transfer to the airport, farewell to Iceland and flight home.


€1.290 per person


12 - 17 October 2017
22 - 27 February 2018
1 - 6 March 2018

Minimum 8 people
Maximum 18 people 

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Any private short transfers

TripAdvisor reviews

These people are great! I have been bringing small groups of students to Iceland for the past decade as part of field studies of environments and the people who live in them. Hey Iceland (AKA Icelandic Farm Holidays) has provided us with amazing places to stay around the island that have met the needs we had perfectly. They are informative and accommodating and really understand the uniqueness of each of the farmhouse/ guesthouse/ accommodations they represent. Highly recommended for newbies headed to Iceland but also for those who have been to Iceland and have ventured beyond the Golden Circle.
Brad J, United States

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