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Iceland and its Magical Northern Lights

  • Duration5 Nights
  • StylePrivate Tour
  • When to GoJan - Apr
  • Price GuideFrom £4,370 Per Person
This five-night private tour is ideal for a winter break, covering many Iceland highlights while bringing the opportunity for a bucket-list experience: viewing the northern lights. The excitement gets underway immediately upon arrival at Keflavik Airport with a private transfer to the incredible south coast, first exploring the Reykjanes Peninsula. In a highly active geothermal area, you’ll get to marvel at an alien-like world with bubbling mud pots and fumaroles. Just some of the notable experiences include marveling at magnificent waterfalls, walking on a glistening glacier, exploring the popular Golden Circle Route, a jeep tour to hunt for the aurora, and discovering notable spots in Reykjavik.

At a Glance

  • Days 1 - 2
    • Hella

      • Arrival at Keflavik Airport & private transfer to Hella through the scenic Reykjanes Peninsula
      • Private South Coast tour visiting Iceland's famous waterfalls and the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach. Includes a small-group glacier walk
  • Days 3 - 6
    • Reykjavik

      • Private Golden Circle tour visiting Thingvellir Park, Strokkur Geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall. Private transfer to Reykjavik
      • Private Highlights of the Capital tour including Hallgrimskirkja Church. Group Super Jeep Northern Lights tour
      • Private Icelandic cooking class with a local family
      • Private transfer to the Blue Lagoon for a swim before transferring back to Keflavik Airport
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    Graham

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    Having grown up in Southern Africa and both lived and travelled extensively throughout Asia, the US and Europe, I am a true explorer at heart. I love discovering new destinations and curating unique experiences for my clients.

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    What's Included

    • 5 nights in 4 or 5-star accommodation in Reykjavik
    • Daily breakfast
    • Private airport departure and arrival transfers
    • Domestic transfers as detailed in the itinerary
    • Private tours including the South Coast, the Golden Circle, Highlights of the Capital in Reykjavik and an Icelandic cooking class
    • Small-group glacier walk during the South Coast tour
    • Small-roup Super Jeep Northern Lights tour
    • Time at the Blue Lagoon before returning to Keflavik Airport
    • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
    • Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests

    What's not Included

    • International flights from your country of origin
    • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff
    • Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
    • Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
    • Visas for Iceland. Your consultant will advise of any required visas and how to obtain them
    • Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip

    Day by Day Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Arrival into Keflavik. To Hella, Iceland

      D1Reykjanes Peninsula IcelandGraenavatn Lake Reykjanes Peninsula Iceland

      Welcome to Iceland! Upon arrival at Keflavik Airport, your private guide/driver will be there to greet you and provide a transfer to your hotel on the country’s south coast. Along the way, you’ll get to explore the wild landscapes on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwest. A UNESCO-listed region as a Global Geopark due to its significant geological sites with 55 that can be visited, including vast mossy lava fields, volcanos, lakes, and mud pools. Afterward, continue to your hotel which sits in a remote location on the south coast with the lack of light pollution making it a fantastic spot for viewing the aurora borealis.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Ranga

        Hotel Ranga

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    • Day 2

      Hella: Exploring the South Coast

      D4 Seljalandfoss IcelandReynisfjara Beach Iceland

      Today you’ll get to witness numerous jaw-dropping sights on the south coast with your expert guide. That includes famous waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss, which cascades nearly 200 feet into a pool below. A path leads behind the veil of the water, providing a unique perspective from behind the falls too. Just a short drive further down the road, you’ll see Skogafoss, a grand waterfall that’s over 80 feet wide and drops almost 60 feet with rainbows frequently appearing in the mist. Visit the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach and put on crampons for a small-group tour that includes walking on a glacier.

    • Day 3

      Reykjavik: The Golden Circle

      D3 Thingvellir Park IcelandStrokkur Geyser Iceland

      The popular Golden Circle route is on the agenda today. It includes numerous tourist attractions, including Thingvellir National Park where you can stand between two continents at the tectonic divide. Travel to the Geysir area which features boiling mud pits and erupting geysers like Strokkur which skyrockets 100 feet into the air every 5 to 10 minutes. Feel the chilly spray and marvel at the partially frozen Gullfoss Falls, Iceland’s own version of Niagara Falls, and then explore some of the lesser-known spots thanks to the knowledge of your local guide before checking into your hotel in the central part of Reykjavik.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Borg

        Hotel Borg

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      • Apotek Hotel

        Apotek Hotel

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    • Day 4

      Reykjavik: Highlights of the Capital & Super Jeep Northern Lights Tour

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      Meet your local guide this morning for a tour of Reykjavik’s highlights, a relaxed clean city with many street murals, art galleries, street murals, and impressive architectural designs. Marvel at everything from iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church, the tallest in the country with a 244-foot tower visible from many vantage points throughout the city, to Harpa, a concert hall with glass walls providing views of the waterfront and mountains beyond. Afterward, join a Superjeep tour that will take you into the countryside far off the beaten path from light pollution to find the best spots for viewing northern lights while enjoying the scenery along the way.

    • Day 5

      Reykjavik: Icelandic Cooking Class

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      A special cooking experience this morning provides the perfect souvenir: Icelandic cooking skills. A husband and wife team will provide instruction on cooking traditional Icelandic dishes while explaining how each one relates to the Icelandic sagas. The sagas are prose narratives primarily based on historical events that mostly occurred in Iceland during the ninth through early 11th centuries. After your class, you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy the city at your leisure. It’s fun just to wander but we suggest stopping for a famous hot dog at Bæjarins Beztu, asking for an “ein með öllu,” a lamb-based hot dog and locals’ favorite.

    • Day 6

      Blue Lagoon & Departure

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      While today is departure day, you’ll get to enjoy one more Iceland highlight: the Blue Lagoon. Arguably its most famous attraction, it’s what attracted many to the country when the tourism boom began here. Your private driver will meet you at your Reykjavik hotel for a transfer back to Keflavik Airport, but first, you’ll stop to enjoy the milky turquoise waters known for their healing properties thanks to the high concentration of minerals. The package we’ve purchased for you includes a drink at the lagoon bar in the middle of the soothing warm water and a silica mud mask that takes advantage of the geothermal bioactive wonders.

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