The Land of Northern Lights - 2023 - 2024

A short winter trip to Reykjavik and the Icelandic countryside - 5 days / 4 nights

The Land of Northern Lights - 2023 - 2024

A short winter trip to Reykjavik and the Icelandic countryside - 5 days / 4 nights

Bestseller to explore South Iceland during the winter with a focus on the Northern Lights. Visit Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Black lava beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfall, the Golden Circle, meet Icelandic horses on a farm and see the Northern Lights. Optional Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull and Northern Lights by boat cruise from Reykjavík. Excellent value for money and a short stay in Iceland. Also available for Christmas and New Years!

The tour can be booked with a comfort option for hotel upgrade in Reykjavík and Hella in the countryside.

Highlights and Experiences:
• Budget holiday offering excellent value for money
• Must-see nature: the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon
• Visit to Skógar folk museum with turf houses
• 2 night stay in South Iceland, ideal for Northern Lights hunting
• 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis
• Optional Northern Lights cruise (day 1 and 4)
• Option for hotel upgrade
• Optional glacier hike (day 3)

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AVAILABLE:
September 5 to April 11

DURATION:
5 days - 4 nights

TOUR ID:
GG07

Included

    Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
    3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide/driver-guide
    4-nights accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
    4x breakfast
    Blue Lagoon, including use of towel
    Skógar Folk Museum on early Modern Iceland with its turf houses
    Visit Icelandic horse stables & a geothermal greenhouse
    Northern Lights program during two evenings

Not Included

    Any private expenses
    All meals not listed under "included"
    Any additional services
    Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)

Itinerary

Day 1. WELCOME TO ICELAND


Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from Keflavik International airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night.

Dinner is on your own.
(50 km/31 miles)

Day 2. REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR, THE BLUE LAGOON & REYKJANES PENINSULA


At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, moon-like landscape, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon, we bathe in the Blue Lagoon.
Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella where we stay for two nights. There is an option to upgrade to studio rooms at the Stracta Hotel in Hella.
In the evening, we hear about the Northern Lights from our tour guide. Naturally, once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(220 km/137 miles)

Day 3. SOUTH ICELAND WITH OPTIONAL GLACIER HIKE


Today we travel along the south coast. We reach the area beneath the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museum of early Modern Iceland with its turf houses. At noon, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.
You need to book a optional glacier walk on Sólheimarjökull’s glacier tongue 4 weeks prior to arrival. The price per person is 110 EUR (subject to availability). The duration of the tour is about 3 hours, the time on the ice is 1-1,5 hours.
If you book a trip without the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you walk on the famous Black Lava Beach at Reynisfjara, observe the Cap of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs before visiting the charming village of Vík.
In the evening there is another presentation about the Northern Lights. If the night is clear, you might see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(200 km/124 miles)

Day 4. GOLDEN CIRLCE & VISIT ICELANDIC HORSES


In the morning learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Then travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields, admire the double waterfall of Gullfoss and end the afternoon at Ţingvellir National Park ancient Viking Parliament and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked for this day if the weather conditions are good.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(210 km/130 miles)

Day 5. DEPARTURE HOME


Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.

Breakfast included.
(50 km/31 miles)

Tour Dates

September 26, 2023 English Sold out
September 28, 2023 English
October 03, 2023 English Sold out
October 12, 2023 English
October 17, 2023 English
October 26, 2023 English Sold out
October 31, 2023 English
November 02, 2023 English
November 07, 2023 English
November 09, 2023 English
November 14, 2023 English
November 16, 2023 English
November 21, 2023 English
November 23, 2023 English
November 28, 2023 English
November 30, 2023 English
December 05, 2023 English
December 07, 2023 English
December 12, 2023 English
December 14, 2023 English
December 19, 2023 English
January 02, 2024 English
January 04, 2024 English
January 09, 2024 English
January 11, 2024 English
January 16, 2024 English
January 18, 2024 English
January 23, 2024 English
January 25, 2024 English
February 01, 2024 English
February 06, 2024 English
February 15, 2024 English
February 20, 2024 English
February 27, 2024 English
February 29, 2024 English
March 05, 2024 English
March 14, 2024 English
March 19, 2024 English
March 28, 2024 English
April 02, 2024 English
April 09, 2024 English
April 11, 2024 English

Price Information

September 05, 2023 - September 28, 2023:
Price per person in twin room (Budget Accommodation) 127003 ISK (931 USD)
Single room per person (Budget Accommodation) 161251 ISK (1182 USD)
Price per person in twin room (Comfort Accommodation) 178376 ISK (1307 USD)
Single room per person (Comfort Accommodation) 252578 ISK (1851 USD)
October 01, 2023 - April 11, 2024:
Price per person in twin room (Budget Accommodation) 121295 ISK (889 USD)
Single room per person (Budget Accommodation) 148408 ISK (1087 USD)
Price per person in twin room (Comfort Accommodation) 154116 ISK (1129 USD)
Single room per person (Comfort Accommodation) 212623 ISK (1558 USD)

Payments & Terms

20% Deposit
Cancellation:
A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure.
A cancellation fee of 50% applies for bookings cancelled 14-28 days prior to tour start.
No refund is possible for cancellations less than 14 days before departure, or for no shows, and for a tour begun but not completed.
CHILDREN DISCOUNT:
20 % discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with two adults. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are actually double rooms with extra bed and ideal for 2 adults and 1 child.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

DURATION: 5 days / 4 nights

LANGUAGES: English.

MEALS: 4x breakfast

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 40 people

Min Age: 8+

Complementaries:
Free Wi-Fi on the bus
Entrance fees
Use of flashlight
Use of crampons for shoes

Additional services:
Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour - on request
Optional glacier hike on day 3 (subject to availability)
Optional Northern Lights cruise
Optional hotel upgrade

Optional glacier hike:
Duration of this activity is approximately 3 hours in total, about 90 minutes on the ice and about 30-40 min walk (one-way) from the car park to the glacier edge itself. The minimum age for the glacier hike is 10 years. You need to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. The glacier hike can be booked through email with TOURIS, latest 4 weeks prior to arrival.

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation:
Hótel Cabin (Budget version, standard room is 10m˛)
Stracta Hotel (Budget version, standard room is 18m˛)

Accommodations are subject to change.
The tour can be booked with a comfort option for hotel upgrade in Reykjavík and Hella in the countryside.

Upgrade accommodation:
Hótel Klettur (Comfort version)
Stracta Hotel (Comfort version, studio room is 24m˛)


Note regarding dinners:
Dinner is on your own.

Change of program:
Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Payment:
A non refundable deposit of 20%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 2 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 6 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, TOURIS will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for TOURIS to ensure efficiency, including the passengers´ name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

Insurance:
To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

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