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Visit Iceland’s stunning Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss’ spectacular waterfall and the Thingvellir National Park. Plus, this stirring Scandinavian adventure departs at the best time of year to view aurora borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.
Enjoy a night exploring 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 this trip has been designed to give you the best chance of seeing the auroras. 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!
Reykjavik will be your base for a week and from there you’ll join amazing day tours, like seeing the great landmarks of the famous Golden Circle and exploring the scenic South Shore region.
Nature lovers are spoiled for choice with Iceland’s many natural wonders all waiting to be discovered. From glaciers and black sand beaches, to erupting geysers and lava caves, it’s a wild and rugged land unlike any other.SEE THE BROCHURE
Exclusive Deal – as seen in The Senior
- From $4999 per person, twin share
- Daily departures from 10 October to 30 November 2023 & 26 January to 31 March 2024
- Special Group with Tour Escort from Australia – 10 days from $5499 per person, twin share
- Departs 1 November 2023 & includes international flights
About the flights:
Packages with flights include airfares on Qatar Airways, Finnair or Singapore Airlines from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney or Brisbane.
Fly from Adelaide, Hobart or Canberra for extra $295 per person.
Upgrade to Business Class from an extra $6000 per person.
Fly Emirates or British Airways from an extra $800 per person.
Would you like to share with a new travel buddy?
Visit our Singles Travel Club and register for this trip with your preferred date. Then we’ll let you know if there’s another traveller of the same gender who is also keen to share a room.
Note: All prices in Australian dollars are per person, based on twin share, and subject to confirmation. Current prices will be advised at time of booking or requesting a quote. Please request single traveller rates for a private room. Contact us for travel at other times of the year.
Inclusions at a glance
- Flights – Return economy class airfare to Reykjavik
- Flying with Qatar Airways, Finnair or Singapore Airlines, including baggage
- Accommodation – 7 nights Sand Hotel by Kea Reykjavik, or similar
- Standard room based on twin share
- Meals – Breakfast Daily
- Sightseeing – escorted local tours
- Reykjavik city tour
- 3 x Northern Lights Tours (or if you missed seeing the aurora borealis, you’ll get another Free evening tour!)
- Golden Circle Tour,
- Lava Tunnel Tour,
- South Shore Tour
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Fly to Iceland
Depart for Iceland. Board your aircraft for your overnight flights to Reykjavik.
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. Overnight in this amazing city for 7 nights. Remainder of the day is free for you to explore at leisure.
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.
Golden Circle & Northern Lights Tour
Explore a few of Iceland‘s most famous landmarks on Golden Circle Direct as well as go on a search for the northern lights in one day. Begin the day at 12:30 with a Golden Circle tour, where you will visit Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir National Park.
Geysir is the place from which all other geysers in the world get their name. The famous Geysir does not often erupt anymore but the smaller, but very impressive, Strokkur erupts every 4-8 minutes and shoots a column of water up to 40 metres up in the air.
Gullfoss waterfall is a part of the glacial river Hvítá which gets its water from Langjökull glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland. The step-waterfall is quite the sight, and from many viewpoints it looks like the waterfall falls straight into an abyss, but in reality, it falls into a crevice which is 32 metres deep.
The last stop of the day is at Þingvellir which is known for being one of the very few places in the world where you can see the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates above ground (other places are all in Iceland). The park is a UNESCO world heritage site.
You will arrive back in Reykjavík around 18:30. You will have a few hours to spend before you join our Northern Lights tour.
The three-hour long Northern Lights tour will take you out of the city for the best possible view of the lights. 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. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed. However, if you do not see any northern lights during this tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge. Indicated return times may vary if the activity is good.
Icelandic Lava Cave Tour
On this adventure, we visit the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir located only 30 minutes from Reykjavík. We will witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption while we walk in the path of a lava that flowed thousands of years ago. The lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland and gets up to 30 metres wide and 10 metres high. The lava tube ceiling has caved in near the entrance, which creates beautiful columns of light. The fantastic range of colours of the tunnel wall is caused by the different mineral types of the rock. This is a tour for the senses. Experience a new world, hear the talk of the cave and sense the forces of nature like you have never done before. Learn new things and step out of your comfort zone. Scenes from the Hollywood movie Noah, with Anthony Hopkins, were shot in this lava cave. You walk around 350 metres into the lava tunnel and the temperature in the cave is around 4 degrees although it can be warmer outside and usually water leaks from the ceiling when it rains and snows so we recommend raincoats.
South Shore Tour
This South Shore Adventure tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. We take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs. South Iceland is special in that it is one of the flattest regions on the island. As a result, nearly all grain farming in Iceland is done there. The high mountains to the north, shield the area from the harshest northern winds.
Among the stops on this tour are the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljalandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We suggest you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to stroll behind it which we of course highly recommend.
Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. This most picturesque of all waterfalls is something of a film star, having been used as a backdrop in films such as Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
We will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland but can be quite dangerous due to powerful sneaker waves, and we kindly ask our guests not to go too close to the ocean and follow all guidelines. Additionally, we stop by Sólheimajökull glacier and walk up to a small lake that has formed in front of the retreating glacier.
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.
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.
Depart Iceland. Make your way to the airport to board your flights to Australia.
Arrive in Australia
Today you'll touch down in Australia, after what we hope was an amazing and memorable travel experience.
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This trip departs Australia daily, depending on airline schedules and availability:
2023 – 10 October to 30 November
2024 – 26 January to 31 March
Special Escorted Group Tour - departs Australia on 1 November 2023
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