Northern Lights Adventure



Northern Lights Adventure

Discover the natural gems of West and South Iceland, staying in quiet rural locations ideal for viewing the magical northern lights. On this guided tour you will see both Iceland's most popular attractions and lesser visited areas, relaxing in the milky-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon, visiting working farms and meet the locals along the way.  Guaranteed departures from January to April 2017. Maximum 18 persons per tour.

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Highlights

  • See the famous landmarks of the Golden Circle
  • Enjoy stunning glacier views and explore picturesque villages on Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Visit working farms, taste curious local delicacies and go on an elf walk
  • Tour West Iceland's attractions
  • View the spectacular northern lights
  • Relax at the Blue Lagoon reputed for its healing powers

Included

  • 1 night at Hotel Eldhestar, rooms with private/en-suite bathroom and breakfast
  • 2 nights at Country Hotel Hraunsnef, rooms with private/en-suite bathroom and breakfast
  • Private bus according to itinerary (days 1 - 4)
  • English-speaking guide days 1 - 4
  • Blue Lagoon entrance and towel rental
  • Visit to Friðheimar tomato and horse farm including tomato shot
  • Elf stories at Country Hotel Hraunsnef
  • Visit to Bjarnarhöfn farm including shark tasting
  • Bjarteyjarsandur farm visit including taste of their local produce
  • Northern lights hunt during stay at Country Hotel Hraunsnef (on foot)
  • Northern lights wake-up call during the nights at both hotels (optional)

Itinerary

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Day 1 | Reykjavík

We start the day with a Reykjavík city tour, stopping by the historic Höfði house, the Parliament building, City hall, Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa Concert and Conference Centre and Perlan (The Pearl).

Day 1 | Blue Lagoon

We then head to the Blue Lagoon where we will relax in the warm geothermal water known for its healing properties.

Overnight and at Hotel Eldhestar.

In the evening if weather and conditions allow we might have the chance to spot the magical Northern Lights in the quiet and remote location of the hotel.

Day 2 | Geothermal greenhouse, Gullfoss and Geysir

We start the day with a visit to farm Friðheimar where the hosts will show us how they cultivate tomatoes by using geothermal energy. We will taste delicious tomatoes and get a special tomato shot with “brennivín”, a traditional Icelandic schnapps. Before leaving Friðheimar we will have a peak into the horse stables and get to know the Icelandic horse. From there we continue to Gullfoss "the golden waterfall" and the famous Geysir area with the spouting hot spring of Strokkur (spouts every 5-10 min).

Day 2 | Þingvellir National Park

We then drive to Þingvellir National Park, the site of the ancient parliament and Iceland’s most renowned beauty spot. We will then drive to Country Hotel Hraunsnef where we will spend the next two nights. At Hraunsnef the host will take us for an elf walk in the vicinity of the hotel. We will hear stories about these hidden people that play a big part in Icelandic folklore.

Overnight at Country Hotel Hraunsnef.

In the evening if weather and conditions allow we might have the chance to spot the magical Northern Lights in the quiet and remote location of the hotel.
We will also be able to enjoy the outdoor hot tubs. Wake up call at the hotel included, in case of Northern Lights.

Day 3 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula, shark tasting and Stykkishólmur

We start the day by driving to Bjarnarhöfn farm, located on Snæfellsnes Peninsula. There we will visit a shark museum and taste fermented shark, an Icelandic speciality. We will then drive to the small fishing village of Stykkishólmur with its many colourful wooden houses.
Weather permitting we will walk up to a lighthouse which offers a beautiful view over Breiðafjörður bay, famous for its countless islands.

Overnight and at Country Hotel Hraunsnef.

In the evening if weather and conditions allow we might have the chance to spot the magical Northern Lights in the quiet and remote location of the hotel.
We will also be able to enjoy the outdoor hot tubs.
Wake up call at the hotel included, in case of northern lights.

Day 4 | Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar, Reykholt and farm visit

We start the day with a drive to Deildartunguhver, Europe´s most powerful hot spring. We then head on to Hraunfossar falls, which stream from the edges of a lava field. Next stop is Reykholt, a small village known for being the ancient residence of Snorri Sturluson, one of Iceland´s greatest scholars/poets (1179-1241). Light lunch at Reykholt.

We then visit farm Bjarteyjarsandur. We will meet the family and their animals, get an insight into daily life on the farm and taste some of their local produce. We then drive through the beautiful fjord Hvalfjörður to Reykjavík where we will say goodbye to our guide and driver.

Prices

810 EUR per person sharing a double room
135 EUR single room supplement

Guaranteed departures

22 - 25 January 2017
14 - 17 February 2017
27 - 30 March 2017

Maximum 18 persons.

 
Other departures on request 

It is also possible to organize northern light adventure tours for private groups (minimum 2 people) on other dates. Please specify your requested dates in the booking request form.


 
 
 
 

 

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