Trip reference number: 135967

Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia

Iceland's Northern Lights & Winter Wonders

From: £1035.00

Holiday overview

Iceland’s attractions cover every angle – there are chic bars and award-winning restaurants in sleek contrast to the island's volcanic, glacier-carved landscapes. This five-day escorted tour of the island nation’s south coast takes in the whole range of these spectacular natural highlights, from the geysers of the Golden Circle to the icebergs of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon and the dramatic waterfalls of Gullfoss and Skogafoss, all easily accessible from the buzzing capital – Reykjavik. Just remember to keep an eye on the sky for signs of the Northern Lights.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik and transfer to the Hotel Klettur, located in the centre of Iceland’s colourful capital. Consider dining out at one of Reykjavik’s celebrated restaurants – locals rave about Grillmarkaðurinn (Grill Market) and Fiskmarkaðurinn (Fish Market).

Stay: Hotel Klettur

Day 2: Golden Circle

After breakfast, meet your guide and the rest of the group in the hotel lobby before heading for the Golden Circle, home to some of Iceland’s most impressive geological sites, including Thingvellir National Park, the famous hot springs at Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. Then visit a local stable and meet a herd of Icelandic horses, before driving on to Hotel Katla. As the sun goes down, look out for the Northern Lights – the hotel is situated in relative isolation, making it a great place to see the famous aurora.

Day 3: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Drive along Iceland’s southern coast to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a glacial lake filled with piercing-blue icebergs, calved from the Brei›amerkurjökull glacier. On your way back to Vik you’ll drive through the spectacular Vatnajokull national park, home to one of Europe’s largest glaciers.

Day 4: Volcanoes & Waterfalls

Your journey back to Reykjavik stops at the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, as well as the Myrdalsjokull Glacier, situated close the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap, site of the infamous 2010 eruption. You’ll also enjoy an included visit to the Blue Lagoon, before returning to your hotel.

Stay: Hotel Klettur

Day 5: Reykjavik

After breakfast, head to Keflavik Airport and board for your flight home.

Holiday pricing

Package includes:

  • Return economy class flights incl all airport taxes
  • Shared airport shuttle transfers from Keflavik airport 
  • Fully escorted 3 day tour with English speaking local guide
  • 2 nights accommodation in Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik with breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in Hotel Katla, Vik with breakfast
  • Visit to Icelandic farm with horse stables and geothermal greenhouse
  • Evening hunt for the Northern Light while staying in Hotel Katla (weather dependent)
  • Entrance to Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center
  • Comfort entry to the Blue Lagoon incl. bathing, use of towel, silica mud mask and first drink of choice.

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