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Optimise your chances of seeing the northern lights by staying at a cosy aurora borealis lodge deep in the countryside, with no light pollution and the opportunity of a special northern lights wake-up call. You will also have South Iceland's stunning attractions at your doorstep - waterfalls, black sands, geysers and glaciers. Add some exciting excursions for an ideal winter adventure in Iceland! Available from 1 October to 30 April.
Pick up your rental car in Reykjavík. Head to South Iceland and explore the spectacular 'Golden Circle' landmarks: Þingvellir National Park for its interesting history and geology, the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss Waterfall and the spouting Strokkur hot spring at Geysir.
Accommodation in the South inland area.
Travel along the South Coast through Vík and Kirkjubæjarklaustur towards Vatnajökull National Park. Visit Skaftafell with its contrasting landscapes of glaciers, black sand plains and waterfalls. Admire the floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Go on a glacier walk/hike and explore the crevasse-riddled outlet glacier Sólheimajökull with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.
Go on a thrilling super-jeep tour (optional – not included in the package) into either Þórsmörk Mountain Reserve or Landmannalaugar in Iceland‘s interior. Þórsmörk is a lush valley engulfed by volcanic glaciers where you can walk/hike and see the flood scene of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010. In Landmannalaugar you can admire the colourful rhyolite mountains, bathe in a natural hot spring river and explore the rugged landscape on foot. Or you could visit Vestmannaeyjar island with the youngest (newest) volcano in the world.
Admire the vast ocean views, black sands and cliffs of the South Coast. Visit Skógar with its wonderful waterfall and interesting folk museum. View - or even walk behind - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Stop by the charming coastal villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri. Go on an exhilirating horse riding tour from Eldhestar or Sólhestar horse rentals near Hveragerði town. Drop off your rental car in Reykjavík. Enjoy the city's vibrant cultural scene and exciting nightlife.
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in the tour price).
Optional and not included in tour price.
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