Escorted Tour Scandinavia Travelzoo Iceland & Northern Lights Tour with Flights

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$3999 per person
Duration
9 days
Destination
Iceland

NATURAL WONDERS Iceland Northern Lights Tour with Flights

Experience Iceland at a magical time of the year, when you’re most likely to see the amazing Northern Lights. Sightseeing, central hotel and flights are included on this special travel deal.
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Travelzoo members have access to this very special Iceland travel deal. By day, discover Iceland’s stunning geothermal areas, spectacular waterfalls and national parks by day. Then at night, set out in search of breathtaking Northern Lights displays. Being a natural phenomenon, the lights can never be guaranteed, but on this tour we maximise your chances and if you don't see the aurora borealis you'll be booked on another evening tour for free. Now's the time to tick off this big bucket list adventure with flights from Australia included!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Fly from Australia to Reykjavik, Iceland
Return Location
Fly from Reykjavik to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Departs in 2022 & 2023: View the Brochure tab for the departure periods. Booking Code: ICETZ9M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • International flights from Australia
  • Professionally guided local tours
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates. Pre-Departure Tests: A COVID-19 PCR test if required for international travel Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote.

Travelzoo Member Offer

Tour overview

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.

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Travelzoo Exclusive Deal

  • From $3999 per person, twin share
  • Daily departures from 10 October to 30 November 2022, 01 February to 31 March & 10 October to 30 November 2023
  • Single travellers from $5099, includes your own room with private facilities
  • From $2199 per person, twin share, for land services only, without international flights
  • Special Group with Tour Escort from Australia – from $4499 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 for an extra $5500 per person.

Want to fly Emirates or British Airways? Add $600 per person.

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

  • 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

Want to upgrade your accommodation or extend your stay? Email [email protected] for information on other hotel 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 9120 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
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
DAY 1

Fly to Iceland

Depart for Iceland.  Board your aircraft for your overnight flights to Reykjavik.

DAY 2

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. Overnight in this amazing city for 7 nights. Remainder of the day is free for you to explore at leisure.

DAY 3

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

DAY 4

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.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5

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. 

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6

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.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7

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 8

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 9

Depart Iceland

Depart Iceland. Make your way to the airport to board your flights to Australia.

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.
Travelzoo members have access to this very special Iceland travel deal. By day, discover Iceland’s stunning geothermal areas, spectacular waterfalls and national parks by day. Then at night, set out in search of breathtaking Northern Lights displays. Being a natural phenomenon, the lights can never be guaranteed, but on this tour we maximise your chances and if you don't see the aurora borealis you'll be booked on another evening tour for free. Now's the time to tick off this big bucket list adventure with flights from Australia included!

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Tour departures

This tour departs Australia daily, depending on when Qatar flies from you capital city:

2022 – 10 October to 30 November
2023 – 01 February to 31 March, 10 October to 30 November

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

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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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 will be required to bring their own mask and wear it at all (required) times. We ask that our travellers familiarise themselves with the best way to use, clean and store face masks (especially if they are reusable). Travellers should bring their own face masks for use throughout the journey as well as spares. Always remember to practice good hygiene and wash or sanitise your hands frequently. Travel tip: Plastic bags are good for storing used face masks.

As per regulation - face masks will be compulsory while on the coach, boat and train. Face masks will be available for purchase from your tour leader for those who do not have supplies. Hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol will be available to travellers and staff at all times.

Adequate Travel Insurance
All tour travellers are 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.

Health and Safety on Tour
On the coach tours, elevated hygiene and safety procedures will be put into place. The safe and comfortable coaches are cleaned and sanitised before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.

Safety Measures for Social Distancing on Tour
In line with precautions from various government authorities, such as the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), social distancing and face masks will be necessary on both rail and coach tours.

Carrying out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums and more, will be necessary to help ensure the safety of yourself, the other travellers in your group and our travel crew. This extends to the use of face masks on board the coach and train and where necessary when visiting different destinations.

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. We 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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This early bird deal is valid until 12 August 2022 and may change without notice.

Price is correct as of 11 July 2022. Please contact us for current rates.

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Travelzoo Iceland & Northern Lights Tour with Flights

Price
$3999 per person
Duration
9 days
Destination
Iceland

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