The Land of Northern Lights - 2020 - 2021

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

The Land of Northern Lights - 2020 - 2021

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)
• Optional glacier hike (day 3)
• Option for hotel upgrade
• Maximum group size is 40 people


Special Offer 10% on the tour with departures August 2020 through April 2021, if booking is received until 01.10.2020. Please contact us to check availability.

GG07 Map

GG07 Map

AVAILABLE:
September 10 to April 8

DURATION:
5 days - 4 nights

TOUR ID:
GG07

Included

    Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
    Fully escorted 3-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide/driver-guide
    4-nights budget accommodation, in rooms with private shower/wc or hotel upgrade option
    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 head out to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. In the afternoon bathe in the Blue Lagoon.
Drive along the south coast to arrive in the village of Hella where we stay for two nights in simple cottages. 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 at Árhús Cabins. 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 lunch, we visit the Skógarfoss waterfall.
In the afternoon you can book a optional glacier walk on Sólheimarjökull’s glacier tongue (booked online, our guide assists if needed. 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

December 15, 2020 English
December 29, 2020 English New Years Departure
January 07, 2021 English
January 12, 2021 English
January 19, 2021 English
January 26, 2021 English
February 02, 2021 English
February 11, 2021 English
February 16, 2021 English
February 23, 2021 English
March 02, 2021 English
March 09, 2021 English
March 16, 2021 English
March 23, 2021 English
March 30, 2021 English
April 01, 2021 English
April 08, 2021 English

Price Information

September 10, 2020 - December 15, 2020:
Price per person in twin / triple room (Budget Accommodation) 117093 ISK (725 EUR)
Single room per person (Budget Accommodation) 137943 ISK (855 EUR)
Price per person in twin / triple room (Comfort Accommodation) 153984 ISK (954 EUR)
Single room per person (Comfort Accommodation) 219747 ISK (1362 EUR)
December 29, 2020 - December 31, 2020:
Price per person in twin / triple room (Budget Accommodation) - New Years Departure 170023 ISK (1053 EUR)
Single room per person (Budget Accommodation) - New Years Departure 195689 ISK (1212 EUR)
January 05, 2021 - April 08, 2021:
Price per person in twin / triple room (Budget Accommodation) 117093 ISK (725 EUR)
Single room per person (Budget Accommodation) 137943 ISK (855 EUR)
Price per person in twin / triple room (Comfort Accommodation) 153984 ISK (954 EUR)
Single room per person (Comfort Accommodation) 219747 ISK (1362 EUR)

Optional

 

EMPTY-SEAT supplement
Price: 16040 ISK (99 EUR)

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. From 28 days until 8 days before departure, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before departure, or for no shows, and a tour begun but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand.
Updated cancellation policy for bookings 01.07.2020-30.04.2021: No cancellation fees if a booking is cancelled latest 15 days prior tour start. A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for bookings cancelled within 14 days prior tour start.
CHILDREN DISCOUNT:
25 % discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with parents. 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
Minimum group size: 5 people

Min Age: 8+

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

EMPTY-SEAT: Is an optional supplement for passengers that require social distancing on the bus and more space. Passengers get two seats per person, meaning an empty seat next to them on our multi-day coach
tours.

Additional services:
Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour - on request
Optional glacier hike on day 3 (booked online - pay on the spot)
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 only be booked with the guide on day 2. You will have to fill in and sign an order form, once done a cancellation is not possible. Glacier hike bookings have to be finalized with the guide by noon on day 2 of the tour. Bookings afterwards cannot be accommodated as we need to order the glacier guides 24 hours prior to the tour. The special price for the Land of Northern Lights group members is from ISK 14.310 (about EUR 105 per person). Payment is due with the glacier hike company on day 3.

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation:
Hótel Cabin
Árhús Cottage

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
Hotel Stracta


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 3 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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