Frozen landscape | Iceland
FROM: CAD $1,745 pp

Depart from Reykjavik and embark on a 5 day quest to discover the Northern Lights at their brilliant best anytime between October and April. Visit Reykjavik, learn all about volcanic lava, explore ginormous glacial lagoons, black sandy beaches, wondrous waterfalls and explosive geysers!

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Reykjavik: become acquainted with the Capital of Iceland
Hella: explore Icelandic countryside for Northern Lights hunting
Vik: take in magnificent Lava fields, the iconic Icelandic Lava Show, Mýrdalsjökull glacier and stroll along the black lava beach
Seljalandsfoss: stand small before the Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls
Golden Circle: Say hello to Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vatnajokull region: see Vatnajokull NP, glaciers, icebergs and Northern Lights viewing
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier: home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week

Included

4 breakfasts and midnight refreshment
Arrival and Departure Transfer with FlyBus from Keflavik Airport
Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board
Visit to the Icelandic Lava Show in Vik.
Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow and ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating a photo camera at night
4 nights simple 2 - 3 star Accommodation
Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide
Entrance to Kerid volcano crater
Northern Lights programme during 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
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 - 30 persons.

Not Included

International Flights and Visas
Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik

Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2

Golden Circle

Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Selfoss. This morning we take a short tour of some of the highlights of Reykjavik. Later on we depart Reykjavik for Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and where the Althingi, the oldest legislative assembly in the world was founded.

Next we explore the hot springs at Geysir, these natural springs bubble away in the ground before exploding in spectacular style. Geysir and Strokkur are the two biggest of the geysers in the area and while Geysir is no longer active, Strokkur still spouts every 5 to 15 minutes to the delight of visitors. Next we travel to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and one of Iceland's most beautiful. We continue to Kerio, a caldera with a crater lake on the bottom and which resembles an ancient amphitheatre

This evening, we hear all about the Northern Lights from our tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, the suspense builds as we expectantly wait in the garden for the Northern Lights.
Overnight: Selfoss  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Lagoons & Parks

Selfoss - Jokulsarlon - Vatnajokull NP - Hofn. After breakfast we soak in the scenery on our lengthy drive to a world of glaciers and icebergs at Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. We explore this extraordinary site with our eyes pealed for seals swimming in the cold waters. We can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded.

The Vatnajökull National Park is about 12,000 square kilometers and is the largest National Park in Europe. In this area we find Iceland’s highest mountains including Europe's largest glacier.

Travelling with us between 15th November and 15th March? Then you'll have the option to take an Ice Cave Tour (see Trip Notes for more information). Tonight we enjoy a movie presentation about the Northern Lights as a part of the Northern Lights educational program. Try to stay up a little longer in this this remote and quiet location to boost your chances of the Northern Lights glistening and dancing across the night sky.
Overnight: Hofn  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Lava Field & Lava Show

Vatnajokull region - Vik - Eyjafjallajokull - Seljalandsfoss - Reykjavik. Today, we head across the Laki lava field to the village of Vik to visit the amazing Icelandic Lava Show - the only place in the world where you can experience flowing lava in a safe environment. We then take a stroll on the black lava beach and along the bird cliffs at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland, passing the glacier Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull continuing on to Skógafoss waterfall.

Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. Those wishing to get a bit closer can take a trail that goes behind the falling water but be prepared to get wet! In the evening you return to Reykjavik for one last night. An optional Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot, if the weather conditions are ideal. We stay for one night in Iceland's capital.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Reykjavik

Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport.
Breakfast

New Year's & Northern Lights

Ignite your New Year's plans and take in a jaw-dropping view of the Northern Lights with our New Year's and Northern Lights tour. Dine in style on New Year's with a lavish four course dinner at the Harpa Concert Hall restaurant on the harbour plus enjoy all the components of the Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons tour. Go check out one of the city's massive bonfires and be back at the restaurant in time for midnight when Reykjavik turns on its amazing displays of fireworks.

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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Extra Prices

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CAD $155
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Post Accom - Northern Lights & Glacial Lagoons
CAD $155
CAD $100

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.

Hotel Eyjafjallajokull, Selfoss

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Offering a quiet location in southern Iceland, Hotel Eyjafjallajokull is a great base for visiting the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Housed in a wood-paneled building, its guestrooms are bright and modern, with the added benefit of free WiFi so you can stay connected despite the rural setting. Enjoy a hearty meal in the hotel’s restaurant and unwind in the garden or on the outdoor terrace. There’s plenty of hiking trails nearby as well as a number of outdoor activities available such as golf, fishing and horse-riding.

Hotel Hofn, Hofn

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located in Hofn on the south eastern coast of Iceland, this charming hotel boasts beautiful views of the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Its modern, ensuite guestrooms benefit from free WiFi and luxury organic toiletries made in Iceland. The a la carte restaurant serves local specialties such as langoustine, which the fishing village of Hofn is famous for, as well as plenty of vegetarian dishes. During the summer, guests can dine out on the terrace and enjoy a drink or two during happy hour.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.69 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews

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Our tour through Iceland was amazing. The tour made so enjoyable by our guide Anna. She ensured we were safe at all times and got to see what Iceland has to offer. The scenery and the people were just beautiful.

• Submitted 19 Mar 2020
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Highly recommend!! Always have the best guides and well organized ...

• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
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Boga was a phenomenal tour guide. Very friendly, informative, and great about keeping everyone on schedule so we could maximize our experience on the trip.

• Submitted 09 Nov 2019
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We really enjoyed the tour. Tour leader and driver where wonderful and worked well as a team.

• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
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This tour was amazing! We saw so much of Iceland in such a short time and everything ran very smoothly. I was very happy with the accommodation we stayed in and the meals were great too. Petur was a great guide, very friendly and knowledgable about everything to do with Iceland.

We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights I was so happy. Would highly recommend your tour to all of my friends / family :)

• Submitted 23 Mar 2019
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Great tour, wonderful sites, nice accommodations and terrific guide. Thanks for getting us ready along the way, too.

• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
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The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable on the country and the information was presented in a pleasant and entertaining way. Also despite the poor weather she worked hard to give us the best experience possible. The tour organisation was very good and delivered the promised experience with the exception of the Northern Lights - we did 't even see any stars - cloud and rain! Obviously not the tours fault and we'll have to return.

• Submitted 14 Feb 2017
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He was excellent! Very knowledgeable and funny.

• Submitted 05 Dec 2016
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Wonderful tour and tour guide. Martina was great - very knowledgable, friendly and humorous.

Despite the awful weather, Iceland was absolutely wonderful.

Only things which could be improved on would be:

1. Remove the volcano and northern lights films. Not really needed.

2. The hotel in Reykjavik wasn't the best - they're renovating, so I'm sure it'll be better in future.

But overall a really great tour.

• Submitted 23 Nov 2016
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An absolutely wonderful tour. We were very happy with everything. The places we visited and the things we saw. We only wish it was for longer.

Our only negative feedback was the bus. It was a little old.

• Submitted 13 Oct 2016
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Reykjavik
Ends
Reykjavik
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 30
Hotel Rating
2 - 3 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Visiting
Reykjavik, Selfoss, Hofn, Kirkjubajarklaustur, Seljalandsfoss
Countries
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Colourful houses of Reykjavik against a backdrop of snowy mountains

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Our tour through Iceland was amazing. The tour made so enjoyable by our guide Anna. She ensured we were safe at all times and got to see what Iceland has to offer. The scenery and the people were just beautiful.

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