Overview until Mar 2020

Reykjavik - 2 nights
Selfoss area - 2 nights

Overview from Nov 2020

Reykjavik - 1 night
Selfoss area - 2 nights
Reykjavik - 1 night

Spendology - Widgets

'ICE' LAND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Explore the South Icelandic coast and Reykjavik, Tour the Golden Circle and enjoy a stay ‘in the middle of nowhere’ whilst enjoying Iceland’s natural phenomena

The ultimate highlight of an Icelandic adventure is the Northern Lights; which are created by solar particles attracted to the Pole colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere, so the further north, the greater the chance of viewing them, although a natural phenomenon cannot, of course, be guaranteed. Iceland, with its ecologically friendly environment and lying on the edge of the Arctic Circle, is well placed to observe this light show which is enhanced by the lack of atmospheric pollution – especially at night outside the capital, ‘in the middle of nowhere’.

This relatively small and vastly unpopulated land is perfect for intrepid travellers searching for a unique experience. Iceland, the ‘Land of Ice & Fire’, is a place of living nature and a land of striking contrasts. Nature’s forces have not remained dormant since the land was pushed up from the North Atlantic seabed by volcanic forces that are still alive and active today.

The country is so newly formed in geological terms that 70% of the country is not yet ready for human habitation, being still covered by glaciers, lava fields and harsh terrain – and the local people heat their houses from geothermal sources beneath them.

In winter, the snow and ice add a dramatic perspective to the wild landscapes.

Key Features

Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO Site: Thingvellir
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 6 - 25

 

Special Event

Gourmet Dinner or Geothermal Taste

An aperitif and a gourmet dinner served at the restaurant of the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel on Day 1 (until Mar 2020). Enjoy a tasting of rye bread, buried in the geothermal ground for 24 hours, plus boiled eggs, herring and a glass of Geysir schnapps (from Nov 2020). 

Day 1 Fly from Heathrow to Reykjavik. Two nights at the 4-star Radisson Blu Saga Hotel. Special event dinner. (D)

Day 2 A Reykjavik Card is provided for free use of local buses, free entry to the thermal pools and main museums such as the National Museum nearby. Optional visit to the Blue Lagoon (£125). (B)

Day 3 Golden Circle tour to Gullfoss, Iceland’s mightiest waterfall, the hot spring area dominated by Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. Two nights at the 3-star Eldhestar Hotel in the Selfoss area, with the opportunity to observe the Northern Lights (conditions permitting). (B, D)

Day 4 South Iceland tour visiting coastal villages, following the coast to Skógar Folk Museum, Skógafoss waterfall, Vík and ‘the volcano area’. (B, D)

Day 5 Visit the Reykjanes Peninsula and the bridge over the Eurasian/North American continents. Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

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

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Reykjavik. Transfer to 3-star Hotel Klettur for overnight.

Day 2 Golden Circle tour to Gullfoss, Iceland’s mightiest waterfall, the hot spring area dominated by Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. Geothermal tasting. Two nights at the 3-star Fosshotel Hekla near Selfoss, with the opportunity to observe the Northern Lights (conditions permitting). (B, D)

Day 3 South Iceland tour visiting coastal villages, following the coast to Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the small fishing village of Vík and Reynisfjara, a world famous black-sand beach. Visit the interactive LAVA Centre at Hvolsvöllur. (B, D)

Day 4 Return to Reykjavik for a tour of the city and overnight at the 3-star Hotel Klettur. Optional visit to the Blue Lagoon (£125). (B)

Day 5 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

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

2019

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Icelandair from Heathrow

Date Price
November 19 £1395

2020

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Icelandair from Heathrow

Date Price
January 14 £1395
February 4 £1395
February 11 £1395
March 3 £1345
November 10 £1125

2021

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Icelandair from Heathrow

Date Price
January 12 £1125
January 26 £1145
February 9 £1145
February 23 £1125
March 2 £1095

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £195
(Nov 19 £165; Nov 20-Mar 21 £225)

Flight Options

easyJet from Gatwick
(from Nov 20) – nil
Icelandair from Manchester
(from Nov 20) – nil
Icelandair from Glasgow
(from Nov 20) – nil
Icelandair Economy Comfort
from £445
Icelandair Saga Class from £695

Optional Excursions

Blue Lagoon £125

Independent Arrival

Save £200 
Arrival or departure transfer by Fly Bus £30
Departure transfer with group included Nov 19-Mar 20

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers (Fly Bus from Nov 20), 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 dinners (Nov 20-Mar 21) or 3 dinners (Nov 19-Mar 20), 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.

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