Iceland Northern Lights - North & South in 7 Days

Iceland Guided Tours Winter

Iceland Northern Lights – North & South in 7 Days

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Want to experience Northern Lights in Iceland? The winter is coming and with it comes the chance to play in the snow and witness the wonders of the Northern Lights. During this tour you will visit the Arctic North and also the South of Iceland. You will go on guided group tours and will experience the winter highlights of Iceland. We invite you to come and enjoy fantastic activities during the day, combined with relaxation and Northern lights in the evenings.

 

Day 1: Arrival to your Iceland Northern Lights tour

iceland northern lightsWelcome to Iceland, home of the Northern Lights! Once you arrive in Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed by our private chauffeur who will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Reykjavik. Use your free time to explore the pearls of the city before staying the first night in the capital. If you arrive early, you might be interested in optional day tours such as whale watching or relaxing at the Blue Lagoon. Stay the night in a hotel in heart of  Reykjavík.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavik City

Day 2: Flight to Akureyri and Northern Lights

OxnadalurIn the morning you will fly to the North of Iceland. Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing in the town of Akureyri. Visit the Christmas park and/or the towns folk museum, go swimming in the local thermal pool or skating in the towns skating rink. We can also organize an optional dogsledding tour for you where you would slide through snowy landscape with Greenland huskies. Dine in the evening at one of Akureyri’s gourmet restaurants. Later you will join a Northern Lights tour that will take you into the beautiful countryside of Eyjafjörður fjord where you will chase these natural wonders around the crisp arctic sky. Akureyri is located close to the Arctic circle and the chances are very good to see the magic lights on the sky during winter time. Stay the night at a cozy hotel in Akureyri.

Highlights of the day: Flight to the North of Iceland, Akureyri town, Eyjafjörður fjord, Northern Lights tour, And more

Day 3: Winter Wonderland around Myvatn – Lava Fields, Volcanoes and Waterfalls

iceland winterToday you will have the chance to explore the magnificent landscape around lake Mývatn, considered by many one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. You will be picked up from your guide in the morning and taken on a journey of extreme contrasts, geothermal activity, geology and saga. You will visit the Námafjall mud pots, Dimmuborgir lava field, Krafla volcano, Grjótagjá rift among other things, ending with a relaxing soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths before returning back to Akureyri. During winter time the landscape in the North looks very special often covered with a lot of snow. Stay another night at the same hotel as the night before.

Highlights of the day: Lake Mývatn, Námafjall mud pots, Dimmuborgir lava formations, Krafla Volcano, Grjótagjá rift, Mývatn nature baths, Goðafoss waterfall, And more

Day 4: Snowmobile Tour & Akureyri

northern lights icelandThis is your day of adventure. Today you will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a snowmobile ride on Súlur mountain. The experience is exhilarating, dashing up powdery slopes of the mountains above Akureyri and if you are lucky with the visibility you will be able to enjoy an amazing view from the top. In the afternoon you can relax in Akureyri local thermal pool before enjoying a gourmet dinner at one of Akureyri’s restaurants that uses exclusively local products and ingredients. Stay at the same hotel as the night before.

Highlights of the day: Súlur mountains, Snowmobiling, Akureyri town, And more

Day 5: Flight back to the South and Free Day in Reykjavík

northern lights reykjavikToday you will fly back to Reykjavik and enjoy a free day in the capital. Reykjavik is an exciting city with a rich culture life. You might want to visit some of Reykjavik’s many art and culture museums and exhibitions. If you are lucky with the weather you might enjoy a stroll around the city and some of Reykjavík sightseeing spots and landmarks, such as the Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa concert hall, The Sun Voyager sculpture by the sea and some more. In the evening enjoy a delicious dinner at one of Reykjavík many gourmet restaurants. If you are interested we can also organise another Northern Lights tour for you. Stay the night in a hotel in Reykjavik.

Highlights of the day: Reykjavík city, Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa concert hall, Perlan landmark, The Sun Voyager sculpture, And More

Day 6: Guided Golden Circle tour with Geysir, Þingvellir and Gullfoss Waterfall

Strokkur Spouting SpringToday you will be picked up from your hotel for a classic Golden Circle sightseeing tour. First up is Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir because of its beauty and its geological and historical value was accepted as UNESCO’s heritage site in 2004. After exploring the treasures of the park, you will head south to see charismatic Gulfoss waterfall, once mentioned as one of 10 most beautiful waterfalls on the planet. Then you will head to the Geysir spouting hot spring, the first to be mentioned in printed sources and the word geyser derives from it’s name. To complete the “Golden Circle” you will visit Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant, before arriving back in Reykjavik. Stay another night at the same hotel as the night before.

Highlights of the day: Golden Circle tour, Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Spouting Hot Springs, Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant, And more 

Day 7: Blue Lagoon & Departure

Blue LagoonYour Iceland adventure  is about to come to it’s end. Take the shuttle bus to Keflavik International Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you still have time to stop at Blue Lagoon and enjoy a soak in the milky blue earth sea, a perfect end to your stay and a nice way to relax and unwind before your flight home. We wish you a nice journey back home and hope you will leave our island with fond memories of Iceland and it’s inhabitants.

Highlights of the day: Blue Lagoon Spa (optional)

Iceland winter offer

 

Detailed Information Iceland Northern Lights tour:

Accommodation

We offer three different accommodation categories for this Iceland Northern Lights tour:

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationBudget Budget accommodation includes shared facilities in guesthouses. In some you might find a TV and a washbasin in your room. All offer breakfast that’s included in the price.

 

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationComfort In Comfort accommodation you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These would be a 3 star hotel or better guesthouse many of whom have their own restaurant. All offer a continental breakfast that is included in the price.

 

 

iceland tours, iceland holidays, iceland travel, iceland tourism, iceland vacationQuality Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. These are 4 star hotels in Reykjavík and the best available hotels in Akureyri. Suites and Jr. Suites are available upon request.

 

 

 

Season: Mid of September until end of March

 

Included:

  • 6 nights accommodation (Budget-Comfort or Quality) with breakfast
  • Private pick up and transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Return flight between Reykjavík and Akureyri
  • Guided Northern Lights tour by bus
  • Guided Myvatn tour by bus with entrance to the Myvatn Nature Bath
  • Snowmobiling tour (double ride)
  • Guided Golden Circle Tour by bus
  • Shuttle bus transfer with pickup at your accommodation in Reykjavik upon departure
  • Use of an Icelandic mobile phone with 1,500 ISK worth of calls
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance

 

Please contact us and get a price quote for this Iceland Northern Lights Tour. Note that this tour is fully customizable and days and activities can be added upon request. The day tours included in this package are operated by reliable partners. 

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