5 days / 4 nights
01.09.-15.12 and 15.01.-30.04
Northern Lights in Iceland
The best time of the year for viewing the Aurora Borealis is the period from September to March. Northern lights is undoubtly one of the most spectacular, beautiful and enchanting of nature’s phenomena. To look skywards on a crisp, clear night and see these giant curtains of coloured light weaving and swaying, gliding and flowing gracefully across the northerly heavens is pure magic. In ancient Norse mythology, auroral rays were perceived as the reflections of the shields of the Valkyries as they rode across the sky bearing the warriors slain in the battle to their heroic resting place in Valhalla.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND BLUE LAGOON
Arrival in Iceland. Pick up of your rental car at the airport. Bathe in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon (entrance fee not included). Overnight at Fosshotel Lind*** in the center of Reykjavik
DAY 2: VIKING HISTORY & NORTHERN LIGHT
Visit the Icelandic settlement and saga history center in Borgarnes (entrance not included) and visit the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Check-in for two nights at Fosshotel Reykholt***, Iceland’s only cultural theme hotel, based on Norse mythology, classical music and Icelandic literature. Guided tour through the hotel explaining the exhibition of Norse mythology and the unique well-being facilities based on de-stressing, relaxing and revitalizing. After dinner we recommend a walk in Reykholt to search for the northern lights or simply enjoy the outdoor geothermal hot pots.
DAY 3: ICELANDIC LITERATURE, VOLCANO HIKE AND MIDNIGHT WATERFALL
After breakfast help preparing baking your own geothermal steam baked bread. Then visit Snorrastofa, an exhibit of Icelandic literature and medieval studies (entrance fee not included). In the afternoon travel to Bifröst and climb Grábrók volcano crater offering a stunning view over a 3000 year old lava field, forest, mountain and lake landscape. Explore Glanni waterfall and the paradise hollow. After dinner travel to Hraunfossar waterfalls in the search of more Northern lights and exploring the falls with torches.
DAY 4: GOLDEN CIRCLE, ELVES, TROLLS AND MORE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Travel around the scenic whale fjord south to the National park and ancient Viking parliament of Þingvellir. Around noon explore the hot springs of Geysir and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. Then visit the elves, trolls and Northern lights museum in Stokkseyri (seasonably open and entrance fee not included). Enter the world of hidden people, elves and trolls and get a glimpse of their life. A true winter world can be found with giant ice rocks and snow together with a presentation of Northern light in all their glory. We recommend an optional Lobster feast at the local seashore restaurant prior to returning to Reykjavik, where you stay for one night in the most northern capital of the world.
DAY 5 : DEPARTURE
Drop off the rental car at the airport
- 2 nights at Fosshotel Lind Reykjavik,
- 2 nights at Fosshotel Reykholt,
- 4 breakfasts
- Rental car
- CDW and illimited km
- Flights / We can take care of the flights for you if needed
- Entrance fees to Blue Lagoon and museums mentioned in the program
- All lunches and dinners
Reduction for children:
2-11 years old accompanied by 2 adults with whom they share a room
Children staying in separate room pay full price
When one adult is traveling with one child, we charge full price