Escorted Tour Scandinavia Iceland Highlights & Northern Lights Tour

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Price
$2999 per person
Duration
11 days
Destination
Iceland

NATURAL WONDERS Tour of Iceland & Northern Lights

See the best of Iceland with extraordinary highlights, like waterfalls, lagoons, geysirs and stunning landscapes, plus there's the chance to witness the Northern Lights!
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Visit many of the best-known tourist places in Iceland, but also stop at the best-kept secrets. By day, discover Iceland’s stunning geothermal areas, spectacular waterfalls, striking beaches and national parks. Then at night, go in search of breathtaking Northern Lights displays. Being a natural phenomenon the lights can never be guaranteed, but with this package if you don't see the aurora borealis you'll be booked on another evening tour for free. Iceland is one of the hottest destinations right now, so get in quickly to lock in your amazing Iceland adventure!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Reykjavik, Iceland
Return Location
Reykjavik, Iceland
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Departs October 2022 & 2023: Daily from Reykjavik - contact us for other times of the year Booking Code: ICEHL11M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Professionally guided local tours
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Solo travellers pay an extra $1300 which includes private rooms Pre-Departure Tests: COVID-19 PCR test if required for international travel Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote. Flights to Iceland: Contact us for the latest airfare deals

Tour overview

This amazing Iceland tour package combines 6 nights exploring Reykjavik with a 4-night guided tour.

On the first day you will tackle to the famous Golden Circle route to witness the active geothermal area Geysir, the golden waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir – a UNESCO World Heritage site where the old Icelandic parliament was gathering inside the rift between Eurasian and American tectonic plates. Just before heading to your cozy accommodation on the South Coast you will stop at the colorful Kerid Volcanic Crater.

For the next two days your adventure continues along the South Coast, where you will discover stunning waterfalls, lava fields, black sand beaches and famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. During these days there are two very exiting activities planned – a Blue Ice Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull Glacier and an amphibian boat tour among icebergs at the Jokulsarlon glacier Lagoon. Remember to keep a look out for the seals swimming around you and resting on the ice.

You will also visit the river canyon at Fjadrargljufur – an astonishing place, a winding green gorge about a hundred meters deep and nearly two kilometers long. Then you will go back to Reykjavik for one night.

The final two days of the tour take place in the West of Iceland and on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The Snaefellsnes peninsula, listed on Lonely Planet TOP 10 Regions in World 2015, is a fairy-tale land full of beautiful cliffs, charming fishing villages, fjords, wildlife, volcanic landscapes and craters combined with stunning waterfalls and mountains. The Borgarfjordur area is in the opinion of many Icelanders the most beautiful countryside in Iceland. Among the highlights during these days are a caving expedition inside Vidgelmir, the biggest known lava tunnel in Iceland.

On top of this is a night to explore the Northern Lights from Reykjavik and sail away from the coastline for a special Northern Lights boat tour. Keep in mind, the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed, but if you don’t get to see the coloured skies on an evening tour, you’ll be booked on the same tour on another night for FREE!

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Special Deal

  • From $2999 per person, twin share
  • Daily departures in October 2022 and 2023
  • Single travellers from $4299, includes your own room with private facilities

Note: All prices are per person in Australian dollars and subject to currency fluctuations or change at time of booking. Contact us for travel at other times of the year.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation – 10 nights accommodation as per the below itinerary
    • 6 nights Hotel Fron, Reykjavik
    • Escorted Coach Tour Hotels:
    • Night 1 : Hótel Borgarnes, Borgarnes
    • Night 2: Fosshótel Barón, Reykjavík
    • Night 3: Hótel Örk, Hveragerði
    • Night 4 : Hótel Smyrlabjörg, Jökulsárlón
  • Meals – Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing – escorted local tours
    • Reykjavik city tour
    • Blue Lagoon Tour
    • 3 x Northern Lights Tours
    • (if you miss seeing the aurora borealis, you’ll get another Free evening tour!)
  • 5-day tour – escorted tour inclusions
    • Professional tour guided in English
    • Minibus transportation
    • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
    • Accommodation for 4 nights in a double or a twin room with private bathroom
    • Glacier Hike with all the safety equipment provided
    • Amphibious Boat Tour at Jökulsárlón
    • Lava Caving Expedition with all the safety equipment provided
    • Entry fee to Kerid Volcanic Crater

Want to add international flights, upgrade your accommodation or extend your stay? Email [email protected] for information on other travel options!

Nordic & Scandinavia travel experts

Do you have another trip to Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Norway or Sweden in mind? We can help find you the perfect travel package. Call 1300 168 910 or email [email protected] for a personal travel quote!

Skogafoss waterfall with green aurora
Give yourself the best chance of seeing the breathtaking Northern Lights in Iceland

 

Icelandic ponies in the snow
You’ll be amazed by the beauty of Iceland, everywhere you look!

 

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAYS 3 - 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
  • DAY 11
DAY 1

Arrive Iceland

Arrive in Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Make your own way from the airport to your hotel.  Remainder of the day is free for you to explore at leisure.

DAY 2

Reykjavik City Tour

Your tour begins with a refreshing light breakfast and orientation meeting at Harpa Concert Hall. Your discovery of this modern city begins with a drive past the Old Town Centre, Parliament, the cathedral and the bustling harbor area. See Hofdi House, site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met to end the Cold War.
Meals: Breakfast

DAYS 3 - 7

Iceland & Golden Circle Tour

On the first day you will tackle to the famous Golden Circle route to witness the active geothermal area Geysir, the golden waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir – a UNESCO World Heritage site where the old Icelandic parliament was gathering inside the rift between Eurasian and American tectonic plates. Just before heading to your cosy accommodation on the South Coast you will stop at the colourful Kerid Volcanic Crater.

For the next two days your adventure continues along the South Coast, where you will discover stunning waterfalls, lava fields, black sand beaches and famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. During these days there are two very exiting activities planned – a Blue Ice Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull Glacier and an amphibian boat tour among icebergs at the Jokulsarlon glacier Lagoon. Remember to keep a look out for the seals swimming around you and resting on the ice.

You will also visit the river canyon at Fjadrargljufur – an astonishing place, a winding green gorge about a hundred meters deep and nearly two kilometres long. Then you will go back to Reykjavik for one night.

The final two days of the tour take place in the West of Iceland and on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The Snaefellsnes peninsula, listed on Lonely Planet TOP 10 Regions in World 2015, is a fairy-tale land full of beautiful cliffs, charming fishing villages, fjords, wildlife, volcanic landscapes and craters combined with stunning waterfalls and mountains. The Borgarfjordur area is in the opinion of many Icelanders the most beautiful countryside in Iceland. Among the highlights during these days are a caving expedition inside Vidgelmir, the biggest known lava tunnel in Iceland.

DAY 8

Northern Lights by Boat Tour

Enjoy a day at leisure.  This evening you will enjoy the Northern Lights by Boat Tour. This Seeing the Northern Lights at sea is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavík and seeing the auroras on the North-Atlantic with the city lights in the background is something you won't forget!  Our expert guide will help you to search for the lights while telling you all about the science, legends and myths that surround this amazing natural phenomenon. There is a speaker system on board so you are welcome to wait inside our cafeteria enjoying a warm drink or watching our own Northern Lights video. When the guide sees the lights, they will announce it on the speaker system so everyone knows to head outside and look up!  Our friendly crew takes photos on every tour that are available to download in the following days at no extra charge. They are also happy to assist with camera settings to give you the best chance of capturing the auroras.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9

Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Tour

Rejuvenate your body and soul on this combination of two most popular winter activities, a visit to the Blue Lagoon and joining a northern lights tour!

An Afternoon at the Blue Lagoon:

Start your afternoon by visiting Iceland's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most famous tourist attractions and considered by many to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as well as an unmissable part of one's visit to Iceland. 

The Blue Lagoon offers lava and moss filled scenery, state of the art facilities, a unique atmosphere and silica masks that make your skin extra firm, yet incredibly soft!  Included in this combo is the Blue Lagoon Comfort Package where you receive entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel, and a drink of your choice. After an amazing warm soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, you head back to Reykjavik on one of our new and comfortable coaches, offering you free Wi-Fi.

An Evening of Northern Lights:

The Northern Lights Tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon that happens during the winter months. The northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. The locations visited during the northern lights tour vary from day to day depending on weather conditions. Our northern lights team studies thoroughly the weather and aurora forecasts in order to find the best location each night to spot the lights. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed. However, if you don‘t see any northern lights during this tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge.  Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10

Northern Lights Small Group Tour

Enjoy a day at leisure.  This evening you will enjoy the Northern Lights small group tour. The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are caused by collisions between particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. In Iceland they are visible during the winter months, from late August to April, and appear in many different forms and colours although light green and pink are the most common. Why join a guided tour to see the northern lights in Iceland?  Our northern lights team studies thoroughly the weather and aurora forecast in order to find the best location each night to spot the lights. While the lights can often be seen from the city, they are never as clear or magnificent when polluted by the city lights. Getting a warm ride to the best possible site for sightings is well worth it. The northern lights are an unforgettable sight to witness and should be enjoyed in the best possible conditions. This is a classic northern lights tour but in a smaller group. That means you get more time with your expert guide for assistance on photography and facts. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11

Depart Iceland

Today, it’s time to make your way to the airport to board your onward flights. Meals: Breakfast

More about Iceland

The Nordic island nation of Iceland has recently become one of the world's hottest tourist destinations. In part, because of its remote allure and remarkable landscapes, but also thanks to the popularity of the Game of Thrones series that was filmed here. Renowned as the land of fire and ice, due to it having some of Europe's biggest glaciers and the world's most active volcanoes, it's really the natural wonders that are the star of show in Iceland. Admire the stunning waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, drive along the Golden Route or time it right to see the spectacular Northern Lights.
Visit many of the best-known tourist places in Iceland, but also stop at the best-kept secrets. By day, discover Iceland’s stunning geothermal areas, spectacular waterfalls, striking beaches and national parks. Then at night, go in search of breathtaking Northern Lights displays. Being a natural phenomenon the lights can never be guaranteed, but with this package if you don't see the aurora borealis you'll be booked on another evening tour for free. Iceland is one of the hottest destinations right now, so get in quickly to lock in your amazing Iceland adventure!

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This tour departs daily from Reykjavik in October 2022 and 2023.

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability. Contact us for travel at other times of the year.

Tour start time

It's recommended that you arrive in the afternoon of day one, when check in opens at the hotel. There are no organised activities on day one, so you are free to arrive any time.

When you book international flights, you will be advised of your flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

New safety measures and greater peace of mind

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Travel requirements for this tour:
The tour operator is implementing a number of enhanced health and safety protocols on their trips. These additional precautions have been introduced to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and to help ensure that travellers and the tour team are as safe and protected as possible while on tour.

Negative PCR or Antigen Tests
All travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, may be asked to produce a negative PCR test or negative Antigen test in order to embark on the escorted tours. This helps to ensure the safety of our travellers and staff.

Face masks and sanitising
Each traveller may be required to bring their own mask and wear it when required. Always remember to practice good hygiene and wash or sanitise your hands frequently. Travel tip: Plastic bags are good for storing used face masks.

Adequate Travel Insurance
All tour travellers may be required to show proof of adequate travel insurance before embarking on tour. Your policy of insurance is required to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation - medical and non-medical) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; protection against any Covid-related claims and other expenses.

These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. social distancing and mask-wearing) will vary in different regions. Tour operators will defer to local health authorities for best practices in their region.

It's your responsibility to check with your overseas destinations and home country's policies on testing and post-trip self-isolation as well as the latest travel advisories.

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Price is correct as of 20 August 2022. Please contact us for current rates.

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Iceland Highlights & Northern Lights Tour

Price
$2999 per person
Duration
11 days
Destination
Iceland

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