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8 Days | Hunt aurora and discover Iceland’s natural wonders

4.9 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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Search the sky for dancing lights by night and discover natural wonders by day on this eight-day Premium adventure. Travel with a local leader who brings the landscape to life as you view the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, drive through hardened lava fields in Skaftafell National Park, see the eerily calm waters of the Glacier Lagoon and wander among Reynisdrangar’s imposing basalt sea stacks. Take in dramatic views from your feature stay hotel and journey from Hvolsvollur to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in pursuit of mother nature’s most spectacular show.

Trip overview

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Start
Reykjavik, Iceland
Finish
Reykjavik, Iceland
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Iceland
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
BIPI
This trip generates 14.15 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the breadth of Iceland's incredible natural phenomena - ancient volcanic rock formations, black pebble beaches, glacial lakes and geothermal lagoons.
  • Travel with an experienced local leader who will explain geographic features, share stories of Iceland’s history and folklore and narrate your nightly sky watching with the science behind aurora borealis.
  • Stay in the stylish Fosshotel for your Feature Stay, offering up priceless views of the surrounding landscape, modern comforts and an excellent restaurant that uses the freshest Icelandic produce.
  • Embrace two incredible Exclusive Experiences; a home cooked dinner on a local farm, and a
  • relaxing dip in the wonderfully scenic Krauma thermal pools.
  • This trip is designed to give you the best chance at seeing the spectacular dancing lights of the aurora borealis in the northern sky.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The northern lights are most visible during the colder months, when temperatures can reach -15 °C or below and snow is very likely. It's important to bring appropriate clothing such as a down jacket, thermals layers, gloves and suitable footwear.
  • Many locations on this itinerary are remote, which means a few long drives. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know your fellow travellers.
  • While there is a strong chance of seeing the northern lights in all their colourful glory (thanks to the high latitude, time of year and itinerary), nature makes no guarantees. On the rare occasion that your leader must alter the itinerary due to adverse weather, alternative activities will be offered.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle (Ford Transit van or similar)

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Reykjavik - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geysir & Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Aurora Spotting (weather dependent)
  • Skaftafell - National Park
  • South Coast - Laki Lava Fields
  • South Coast - Reynisdrangar & Solheimajokull Glacier
  • South Coast - Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon
  • Krauma - Geothermal Baths Visit
  • Borgarfjordur - Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Borgarfjordur - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Snaefellsjokull, Arnarstapi & Stykkisholmur
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Liston's Stone Carving Workshop
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula – Homemade Farmhouse Dinner
Add on activities
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon - ISK3000
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2740
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK3900
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2220
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjavik - Perlan Museum - ISK4990
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon - ISK18980
  • Nauthólsvík - Thermal Beach - Free
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK11400

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Sam · Traveled October 2023
A wonderful trip from start to finish. Breathtaking nature, quality hotels and spas, good food, good company, and a fantastic tour guide. Shout out to Ari!
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Denise · Traveled October 2023
This trip is exceptional for the beauty of the visited sites. The group leader makes everyone comfortable and the size of the group is perfect to develop a group spirit.
Review submitted 06 Nov 2023

Patricia · Traveled October 2023
Volcanoes, lagoons, glaciers, black sand beaches, vistas and raw beauty for days. Siggy was the best of the best tour guide/driver. Knowledgable, fun, professional and a true Icelandic guide. Showed us the beauty through the eyes of a local. Extremely memorable trip, need to return for more!
Review submitted 04 Nov 2023

Samantha · Traveled October 2023
Excellent tour! So much beauty, cute and quirky accommodations, lots to see and learn, delicious eats, and of course a lovely and fun tour guide! Wonderful!! 😸
Review submitted 31 Oct 2023

Lin · Traveled October 2023
This is a wonderful introduction to Iceland. Lots of opportunities to see and experience Icelands natural wonders.
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023
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