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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.

Graham

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Overview

  • from $6,110 PP
  • 6 Nights
  • Private
  • Mar – Sep
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London / 6hrs from NYC

Highlights

A great way to take in the highlights of Iceland when you’re on limited time, this six-night tour is a classic. It can be enjoyed from September through April, a period that brings the opportunity to witness the northern lights. It’s jam-packed with breathtaking scenery, covering everything from the world-famous waters of the Blue Lagoon and the highlights of Reykjavik to the northern coast, including Iceland’s “second city,” Akureyri, and the splendors of Lake Myvatn with its numerous geothermal features. Throughout your journey you’ll be led by expert local guides, enjoy private transfers and upscale accommodation, hand-selected by our staff.

Why Book with Us

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    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

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What's Included

Lake Myvatn, Iceland
  • Private transfers as noted on itinerary
  • Domestic flights to/from Reykjavik and Akureyri
  • Blue Lagoon entrance, including a towel rental
  • Multiple northern lights tours, including photography tips
  • Lake Myvatn excursion
  • Silver Circle tour
  • Unique glacier experience in a vehicle modified to traverse glaciers
  • Ice cave tour
  • 24-hour support from our dedicated staff

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival into Keflavik, Iceland. Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights Hunting

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Upon arrival at Keflavik Airport, your private driver/guide will welcome you to Iceland and provide a private transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. Along the way, stop for a soak in the internationally famous soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Arrive at your hotel relaxed and refreshed, with a welcome package provided at check-in providing detailed information to enhance your trip.  This evening, join a small-group northern lights hunting tour that starts with a short intro into the aurora borealis and includes photography tips so that you can capture the activity before heading into a remote area away from city lights for optimal viewing.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Alda, Reykjavik

Day 2 Reykjavik: At Your Leisure

Iceland, Reykjavik

You’ll have the entire day to yourself, the perfect time to enjoy the delights of the capital city. We suggest heading to the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church first. At 244 feet tall, it’s Iceland’s tallest and provides a panoramic view from the top for the best perspective of the city’s layout below, accessed by elevator. In front of the church is a towering statue of Leif Erikson, a gift from the United States in recognition of the discovery of the New World by Norse explorers. As the sea nearly surrounds the city, there are many walking paths along the waterfront for a scenic stroll afterward.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Alda, Reykjavik

Day 3 Akureyri: Flight from Reykjavik & Northern Lights Tour

Northern Lights, Iceland

You’ll get to visit Iceland’s spectacular north coast today, taking a direct flight to Akureyri, the country’s second city. Enjoy the bird’s-eye view along the way – when skies are clear the flight itself offers some of the best vistas you’ll take in, including snow-covered volcanoes, mountains, and lakes. After checking into your hotel, you’ll join a small-group excursion led by a local guide to search for the northern lights on the dark winter’s night. The awe-inspiring spectacle is one of Mother Nature’s most impressive wonders with the colors dancing in the sky. While there are never guarantees, your guide knows the optimal spots for viewing.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Kea, Akureyi

Day 4 Akureyri: Lake Myvatn Excursion

Lake Myvatn, Iceland

A small-group excursion brings you to one of the highlights in the north: Lake Myvatn. This region is a microcosm of Iceland’s natural wonders, with everything from geothermal caves and desolate craters to bubbling mud pools. The lake itself is a conservation area known for its bird life, surrounded by bizarre rock formations, moss-grown lava fields, and lots of geothermal activity. Along the way visit Godafoss waterfall, a horseshoe-shaped waterfall with turquoise-hued cascades that are nearly 100 feet wide and 40 feet high. Discover an underground river where the North American and Eurasian continents meet and the dazzling Dettifoss Waterfall, among many other majestic sights.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Kea, Akureyi

Day 5 Husafell: Silver Circle Tour

Barnafoss Falls, Iceland

Return to Reykjavik via a direct flight from Akureyri this morning followed by a transfer to Husafell. You’ll tour the Silver Circle along the way which features waterfalls and glacial rivers, volcanic lava, and hot springs while being rich in Viking legends and history. You’ll be mesmerized by the brilliant blue Barnafoss Falls, lava formations where water seems to burst through, a spectacular fjord, a powerful hot spring, and much more. Conclude at your Husafell hotel in the rural countryside for optimal aurora viewing, with the lights sometimes visible right from your room. You can sign up for a wakeup call when the lights appear.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Husafell, Husafell

Day 6 Husafell: Langjokull Glacier & An Ice Cave Adventure

Ice Cave, Iceland

An exciting excursion will bring you to the second-largest glacier in the country from Husafell’s center. You’ll hop into a unique vehicle that’s been modified to traverse glaciers for a ride to the top of 368-square-mile Langjokull. Not only will you see it from the outside, but you’ll head inside to manmade ice tunnels to view the vibrant blue ice that sits at its heart. This is one of the best photo-ops with many photographs captured looking like works of art – and these glaciers truly are one of Mother Nature’s most stunning works. Back at your hotel, you’ll have another opportunity for aurora viewing tonight.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Husafell, Husafell

Day 7 Departure

Iceland, Reykjavik

After six nights of making memories of a lifetime, your Iceland and the Northern Lights adventure comes to an end. Get your bags packed and ready as your private driver will pick you up from your Husafell hotel for a private transfer to Keflavik Airport. About 2.5 hours away. With so much to see and do here in every season, having experienced just a taste, you might find yourself booking a summer, fall, or spring trip before you return home. Of course, our travel experts are always here to help.

    What's not Included

    • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
    • Gratuities for local guides
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Visas if required

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