Northern Lights | Iceland
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FROM: USD $784 pp

The Land of the Northern Lights: a whirlwind adventure of Southern Iceland. From cool city streets to rugged mountains. From the inviting Blue Lagoon to erupting geysers. From thundering falls to the elusive Northern Lights. See the best Iceland has to offer in five days.

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Trip Highlights

Reykjavik: explore Iceland's colourful capital, where every street bursts with cool Nordic style
Blue Lagoon: unwind and rejuvenate in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon
Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss: Iceland's iconic waterfalls
Reykjanes Peninsula: the remote edge of Iceland, home to hot springs, rugged hills and mountains, and rural villages
Hella: spend two nights in Iceland's stunning countryside - the ideal spot for hunting the Northern Lights
Eyjafjallajökull: where a roaring volcano hides beneath the glacial surface
The Golden Circle: a once-in-a-lifetime route, complete with geysers, Gullfoss falls, and Thingvellir National Park

Included

4 breakfasts
Airport transfer on arrival and departure (Flybus transfer)
Transportation in heated coaches, with free Wi-Fi
Entrance into the Skogar Folk Museum and Turf Houses
Entrance to a Northern Lights programme: two evenings of lectures, presentations, films, and guided searches for the Northern Lights. Midnight refreshments are also included here
This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 40 persons
Standard: 4 nights in simple hotels and traditional cottages (As an upgrade: 4 nights in 3* hotels)
An English-speaking Icelandic guide
Entrance to the Blue Lagoon, with a towel provided
Entrance into the Icelandic Horse Stables and Geothermal Greenhouse
Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment: non-slip snow and ice gripper spikes for shoes and a flash light. This equipment is extremely helpful when walking in the dark and taking photographs at night

Not Included

International flights
Tips for your guide - this is an entirely personal gesture
Visas

Itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland! Your adventure begins. Once you're transferred from the airport to your hotel via Flybus transfer, the rest of the day is yours to explore!

Included:

  • Flybus airport transfer

Overnight: Simple hotel in Reykjavik

Day 2

Heading to Hella & the Blue Lagoon

Reykjavik - Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - Hella. Your morning starts with a tour of Reykjavik, Iceland's charming capital. From there, we'll head out of the city to the breathtaking Reykjanes Peninsula. Think quaint fishing villages, hot springs, and striking mountains. Now, we're headed for Hella, but not without a rejuvenating stop at the Blue Lagoon.

Don't worry, we'll reach our accommodation before darkness falls. And once it does, we'll head out to the garden and wait for the Northern Lights to appear.
Overnight: Cottage in Hella  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Grumbling glaciers and roaring falls

Hella - Eyjafjallajokull - Skogafoss - Black Lava Beach - Hella. Today is about the sheer force of nature's power - what makes Iceland, Iceland. The rumbling volcano of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The plunging Seljalandsfoss and thundering Skógafoss waterfalls. The stark black sand of the Reynisfjara lava beach. You'll see it all. Later, there's an optional hike on the shimmering Solheimajokull glacier, where you can take in the enchanting icy scenery.

We'll be back in Hella before it gets dark. It's your second chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights - keep your eyes peeled!

Optional extra:

  • Glacier hike

Overnight: Cottage in Hella  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Geysers and Gullfoss on the Golden Circle

Hella - Golden Circle - Reykjavik. This morning, we'll start the journey back to Reykjavik via the breath-taking Golden Circle. Along the way, you'll see bubbling hot springs and geysers at the Geysir geothermal greenhouse. Its famous Strokkur geyser erupts every 10 minutes - don't miss it!

Further inland, we'll pass the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and through the rugged Thingvellir National Park.

This once-in-a-lifetime drive ends in Reykjavik. Once you're checked in, your final evening is free for you to explore or join an optional evening cruise to spot the Northern Lights one final time.

Optional extra:

  • Northern Lights evening cruise

Overnight: Simple hotel in Reykjavik  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Reykjavik to home

And just like that, our tour comes to an end. Enjoy your final morning in Iceland however you wish, before your transfer to the airport. We're sure you'll be back soon.

Included:

  • Flybus transfer to the airport

Breakfast

Comfort Accommodation Upgrade

We are now offering the chance to upgrade to a higher level of comfort for all departures on the Land of the Northern Lights tour. Start your holiday off in the centrally located Centrehotel Plaza in Reykjavik and when staying in Hella's countryside, relax in the hot tubs and sauna at the Hotel Stracta!

Please note that the Comfort Accommodation Upgrade is not available on the Christmas or New Year's departures of Land of the Northern Lights.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Just a short walk from the waterfront, Hotel Cabin offers comfortable accommodation, rooms are modern and cosy with en suite facilities. The hotel also boasts a buffet restaurant and lobby bar as well as complimentary Wi-Fi for all guests. The city centre is an interesting 15 - 20 minute walk away and the local geothermal Laugardalslaug swimming pool is a 5 minute walk away.

Arhus Cottages, Hella

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Hella, Arhus Cottages offer comfortable and homely accommodation just a stones throw from the famous Ranga River. Guest cottages have an alpine style to them and are complete with en suite facilities, fridge and kitchenette. Arhus also has a restaurant and bar that serve up a delicious array of local and international dishes as well as refreshing Icelandic beer. Why not grab a warm tipple and sit outside on the decking whilst waiting for the Northern Lights to appear? Located in the middle of the small countryside town of Hella in Southern Iceland.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.72 out of 5 based on 46 recent reviews

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The tour was excellent and a good pace. Antoine was awesome. Very knowledgeable and great sense of humour. We had a great time and saw a lot in a short time. I can't imagine a better, funnier guide.

• Submitted 26 Feb 2019
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Our tour guide was VERY knowledgeable and passionate about Iceland, her history, culture, geology and geography. A font of information. He’s s very pleasant and enjoyable man who kept our tour group organised and on time. One of the most enjoyable tour guides we’ve had.

• Submitted 17 Jan 2019
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I can't remember Eric's last name but he was amazing! I called him Count Eric because he was always making sure everyone was on the bus. I can now count at least to 12 in Icelandic.

He knew so much about the history, geology etc and I think he really enjoyed telling us about Iceland.. He was pleasant and knowledgeable. Once we upgraded to a superior room all was great at the Hotel Cabin. I think that should be highlighted more as an option. The staff were extremely helpful and patient with all our "tourist" inquiries

The food at Arhus was actually very good and the young lady that served us was very efficient. The lodging was spartan as we knew it would be but looked at it like an adventure. The only real complaint would be that our cold water didn't work in our shower making it impossible to take a shower because of the heat of the geothermal hot water.

• Submitted 17 Jan 2019
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I enjoyed Iceland I would have preferred a little more time on the city tour of Reykjavik. The rest of the tour was great. Our guide very knowledgeable and passionate about the country and highlighted a lot of information. The shout of ‘aurora’ from our guide just was the icing on the cake! I didn’t think I would love Iceland this much but I want to explore more and become an aurora hunter now.

• Submitted 10 Jan 2019
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The sites chosen to visit were excellent, I felt that the itinerary provided a good sampling of Iceland, and hit some major attractions. The time spent at each stop was usually adequate. Thank you for a good trip.

• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
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On the whole we had a fantastic time and a really great experience. This tour is such a great way to explore the highlights of Iceland an would thoroughly recommend to anyone.

• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
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Very interesting tour guide, lots of little titbits of information, felt very safe with the coach driver. Everything was well timed, excellent places to eat out, enjoyed the Blue Lagoon. We didn't see the Northern Lights unfortunately but we understand that these do not always appear. We had a lovely time. The log cabins at Hella were beautiful, we felt like we were in a fairtytale!

• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
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The tour was full on right from the start, no time to relax,Brilliant. It is obvious right from the start that both our safety and enjoyment were the main priorities. Simone was exceptional in her knowledge and this was shared with us throughout, as were any decisions as to why we were changing itinerary. I must also mention Gunner our driver, these are the unsung heroes on any tour, The conditions on some of the roads where a white out but at no time did we feel unsafe. He also well went that extra mile to ensure we saw all the sights safely.

• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
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Good tour with lots to see. Would have liked a little more Reykjavik time. Saw northern lights so I am pleased.

• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
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Peter was an excellent guide - he was very knowledgeable, helpful and he enhanced our trip.

• Submitted 09 Jan 2018
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Land of the Northern Lights Comfort Upgrade - Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Extra Prices

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Pre Accomm - Comfort Land of the Northern Lights
USD $120
USD $85
Post Accomm - Comfort Land of the Northern Lights
USD $120
USD $85

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Reykjavik
Ends
Reykjavik
Departs
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 40
Hotel Rating
Simple hotels and Cottages
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Visiting
Countries
Blue Lagoon Iceland
Horses grazing in front of the Helka stratovolcano near Hella
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Southern Iceland
Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains

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Extra Tour Info

Comfort Upgrade
A higher level of comfort
The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights and the best time to spot them
Whale Watching
The best places for whale watching in Iceland
Updated
12th February 2020

The tour was excellent and a good pace. Antoine was awesome. Very knowledgeable and great sense of humour. We had a great time and saw a lot in a short time. I can't imagine a better, funnier guide.

Thomas Leptich
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