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Ice & Lights

With dramatic landscapes at your feet and the brilliant Aurora Borealis in the skies above, this is a tour to remote locations and remarkable sights, from Iceland’s glacial lagoon to its largest icecap, steaming geysers, gleaming icebergs, and frozen waterfalls

Touring the west and south coasts of Iceland, with a detour inland, on the Golden Circle route, to Geysir geyser and the Gullfoss iced cascade; this is a Nature spectacular, where sparkling white, jade green, and bright blue icebergs echo the dancing colours of the Northern Lights. While, of course, this natural phenomenon cannot be guaranteed, the chances of seeing these astonishing skies are greater the further north you go, and the more remote from atmospheric pollution. Iceland ticks those boxes, and this tour maximises them, leaving the city lights of Reykjavik for isolated settlements and unlit Atlantic Ocean shores. Bookended by time spent in the world’s most northerly capital, the journey heads south for Hnappavellir, with Iceland’s highest mountain looming large behind it, Europe’s largest glacier on its doorstep, and geological and geothermic eye-openers creating a scenic masterpiece in its surrounds. Skaftafell is sculpted by ice and fire, age-old glaciers, and volcanic eruptions, its eerie ice formations edging deep crevasses; Selfoss is the launch pad for the Geothermal Valley hot springs, and Thingvellir National Park; and the Blue Lagoon is a tranquil seawater spa, and a triumph of Man and Nature.

Overview

  • Reykjavik  - 1 night
  • Hnappavellir  - 2 nights
  • Selfoss Area  - 2 nights
  • Reykjavik  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Natural Wonders
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • UNESCO Site: Thingvellir
  • Local Expert Guide

With dramatic landscapes at your feet and the brilliant Aurora Borealis in the skies above, this is a tour to remote locations and remarkable sights, from Iceland’s glacial lagoon to its largest icecap, steaming geysers, gleaming icebergs, and frozen waterfalls

Notes:

Success in viewing of the Northern Lights is not guaranteed.

Some walking on snow-covered terrain is involved and visits are subject to local conditions and weather.

On occasion the evening drive on Day 2 may operate on an alternative day.

Optional tours are not always exclusive for JV groups.

Accommodation

Fosshotel - Reykjavik

A stylish 4-star hotel close to Laugavegur shopping street and great views to the city and sea. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 320 rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon - Hnappavellir

A newly built hotel between Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 104 rooms with hairdryer.

Landhotel - Hella

A modern 3-star hotel with Scandinavian interior in the Selfoss area. Restaurant, sauna, spa and WiFi (free). 69 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Reykjavik before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Hotel Klettur
(per night) £75
Double for sole use £150

Fosshotel
Nov 2024 – Jan 2025
(per night) £112
Double for sole use £192
Feb – Mar 2025
(per night) £135
Double for sole use £230

Hotel Klettur - Reykjavik

A modern 3-star hotel, close to Laugavegur street and Hallgrímskirkja church. Breakfast room, bar and WiFi (free). 166 rooms with safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and satellite TV.

Fosshotel - Reykjavik

A stylish 4-star hotel close to Laugavegur shopping street and great views to the city and sea. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 320 rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Icelandair from Heathrow

November
November 14 (Thursday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, Fly Bus transfers, 6 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 4 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Nov
  • £565
  • 2025: Jan
  • £565
  • 2025: Feb, Mar
  • £595
Flight Options
  • Icelandair Saga Class
  • On request, please call
  • easyJet from Gatwick or Manchester
  • On request, please call
Optional Excursions
  • Blue Lagoon
  • £185
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £200
  • Arrival or departure transfer by Fly Bus
  • £42

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