Northern Lights Hunt, Secret Lagoon and Ice Cave - 5 days / 4 nights

City Break Package

Northern Lights Hunt, Secret Lagoon and Ice Cave - 5 days / 4 nights

City Break Package


This City Break package is an excellent choice for those who want to maximize their changes of sighting of the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon and no one can guarantee sighting of the lights. This tour package takes you on a Northern Lights Hunt after some great experiences. You will visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & a Ice Cave and take a relaxing bath in the Secret Lagoon. The most popular tour in Iceland, the Golden Circle is also a part of this package.

DP05 Map

DP05 Map

AVAILABLE:
December 1 to March 31

DURATION:
5 days / 4 nights

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
DP05

Included

    A return transfer between Keflavik international airport and your hotel / nearest Bus Stop in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation for 4 nights in Reykjavik including breakfast. Check in time at most hotels is early to mid afternoon. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.
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    Return transfer to Vatnajökull Glacier area with Northern Lights Hunt
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    Ice Cave tour. Safety gear and lights are provided
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    Guided round trip transfer to Secret Lagoon with Northern Lights Hunt & 1x Buffet-style dinner
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    Admission to the Secret Lagoon
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    Golden Circle Bus Tour
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    Admission for Northern Lights Center
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    Taxes and service fee
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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Please note that Extra nights can be added to the package upon request.

Upon arrival at Keflavik airport a Flybus transfer is included to your chosen accommodation in Reykjavik. You will be free for the rest of the day to explore Reykjavik, visit museums, landmarks etc. Visit the Northern Lights Center, where you will learn about the phenomenon of northern lights by viewing facts and figures on wall posters, HD screens and interactive devices. Downtown Reykjavík offers excellent restaurants, cafés, bars and clubs.

Day 2. Ice Cave & Northern Lights experience


The famous Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Ice-Beach, a visit to a natural Ice Cave, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and a Northern Lights search - all in one long day! An excellent option for people who have limited time but would like to see these amazing attractions.

The Ice cave and Northern Lights Experience on the stunning South Coast.
You can expect the tour to take 14-16 hours.

The tour starts with an early pick up at 07:30 and you are in for a very long but breathtaking day. You will be sitting in a comfortable luxury mini-bus or jeep, enjoying all the best highlights that the south coast has to offer in one package. We drive towards Jökulsárlón, glacier lagoon. Here you will see icebergs floating in the lagoon and might even see a seal from time to time. On the other side of Road 1 you will walk down to the Diamond beach where icebergs sit on the black sand beach of Breiđamerkursandur, having washed upon shore, glowing like crystals. Truly a unique experience.

Once we have enjoyed viewing the icebergs at the lagoon and beach we drive to the ice cave where we provide you with safety gear and lights before you enter the cave. After the ice cave we drive to our final scheduled stop, Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you have an option of walking behind the cascade. During the winter months, the waterfall is lit up and provides great photo opportunities, especially if the Northern lights appear. As the Northern lights can be very elusive, their sighting cannot be guaranteed but if conditions offer a glimpse of hope the drive back to the city is a constant Northern lights hunt.

Make sure you are dressed well, we recommend hiking boots and multi layers of clothing as the temperature can be very low in the ice cave and around the lagoon.
You can expect the tour to take 14-16 hours, so bringing snack for the ride is a good idea, the driver will also be making short stops during the tour at service stations. You can expect to be back in Reykjavik city shortly after midnight.

Day 3. Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Hunt


Today you have time to explore Reykjavík and if you have not been to the Northern Lights Center you can do that today. You have an open voucher for the admission.

The pick up for the tour today starts at 17:30. The bus will departs from Reykjavík at 18:00 and take you to the Secret Lagoon. The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring and pool located near the village of Flúđir in South Iceland, just off the Golden Circle route. Fed by mineral-rich geothermal water from nearby hot springs at a steady temperature of 38° to 40°, the Secret Lagoon’s pool of water is perfect for bathing and relaxation.

Over the years, the Secret Lagoon, or Gamla laugin as it was referred to by locals, has been part of the local culture that is keeping alive the unique and authentic Icelandic open-air geothermal bathing experience.

The Secret Lagoon offers neat and clean locker rooms, showers and changing facilities, as well as a small bar and eating area. Boardwalks and footpaths surround the concrete encased pool enabling guests to explore small hot springs and geothermal features in the immediate area.

After bathing in the Secret Lagoon, the tour continues to Restaurant Grund for a delicious light buffet where you can enjoy sampling variety of Icelandic cuisine.

Heading back to Reykjavik, the exciting hunt for the elusive Northern lights begins. Your guide and driver will scout and select viewing spots to give you the best chances of experiencing the amazing display of auroras.

Please note: Towel and swimsuit are not included (but can be rented at the Secret Lagoon)

Day 4. Golden Circle Classic


The Golden Circle Classic Tour (duration 6-7 hours) takes you on a wondrous circular journey through the heart of Iceland’s Southern Region, stopping at some of Iceland’s most iconic sites.

Ţingvellir National Park is an attraction of great historical, geological and cultural significance. Located in a rift valley where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, the UNESCO designated world heritage site is also the birthplace of the Althing—Iceland’s parliament founded in 930 AD—where the nation’s most powerful leaders would meet to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking-age justice.

From Ţingvellir, the tour continues across an area of picturesque scenery to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Once there, you can take several paths around the two tiers of cascading water to explore several vantage points. Extra time is allotted at this location for a lunch break at Gullfoss Café.
Home of “The Great Geysir” hot spring, which all geysers are named after, this area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colourful algae deposits. Strokkur geyser puts on quite the show every few minutes blasting boiling water high up into the air.

While any one of these stops makes incredible fodder for your Instagram feed, they also all have rich histories and fascinating tales, each told with their own nuances by our knowledgeable guides. It’s not just facts and figures that bring these places to life, but the compelling stories our guides have collected over time.

Day 5. Departure


A Fly Bus transfer from your hotel or a nearby Bus Stop to Keflavík airport in time for your departure flight.

ACCOMMODATION

Cat 1

Cat 1

Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. Breakfast is included.

Cat 2

Cat 2

Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

Cat 3

Cat 3

Rooms in the highest quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

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

Minimum 2 passengers
Minimum age: 12 years.

Early morning arrival: Check in time at hotels is usually between 14:00 - 16:00. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.

We are able to customize a City Break package for you if you want another combination of Day Tours

Please note: Regarding Ice Cave & Northern Lights tours: - As your safety is our number one concern we will make every effort to find the best suited and safest ice caves at each time but as the conditions around and in the glacier, are constantly changing and being shaped by the elements it is not possible to guarantee that entrance to the ice caves. If such unfortunate situations arise we will make every effort to make other stops, and your experience more enjoyable. As the Northern lights can be very elusive, their sighting cannot be guaranteed but if conditions offer a glimpse of hope we will go on a Northern lights hunt. In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind. All glacier and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Participants must be aware that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk and are undertaken entirely at their own risk.

This package is very popular, so please check availability before booking.

Day(s) can be added before and / or after if your arrival and departure does not fit the itinerary of this tour. Additional day tours can be added for the additional day/s. If you have any questions please don´t hesitate to contact us by email to tour@tour.is and we will be more than happy to advice.

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