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Northern lights and nature in Iceland

8 days adventure with a small group and private guide. This ring road tour around Iceland is perfect for couples and solo travellers! Best price guarantee. Price from: 2 999 EUR / 3 109 USD

Northern lights and nature in Iceland
Northern lights and nature in Iceland

Time & Location

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05 Oct 2024, 07:00 – 12 Oct 2024, 12:00

Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland

About the tour

Embark on the ultimate Icelandic adventure with our Northern Lights and Nature tour, designed for small groups seeking to explore the wonders of this breathtaking country. Over the course of 8 days, you'll journey around the Icelandic famous Ring Road, circling the entire island and experiencing its diverse landscapes, from cascading waterfalls and dramatic glaciers to ancient volcanic craters and black sand beaches.

Led by experienced guides, you'll delve into the heart of Iceland's natural beauty, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Golden Circle, Myvatn, and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Along the way, you'll have the chance to witness the elusive Northern Lights, soaking in the magic of this mesmerizing phenomenon.

With comfortable accommodations and delicious meals included throughout the journey, you can relax and immerse yourself fully in the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of Iceland. Join us on this unforgettable adventure and discover why Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice.

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK

Upon your arrival in Reykjavik, you'll be transferred to your hotel in Keflavik.

Take some time to settle in and relax after your journey, soaking in the tranquil surroundings of this charming coastal town.

Enjoy delicious Icelandic culinary during the dinner.

DAY 2: GOLDEN CIRCLE – ICONIC ICELANDIC ROAD

Step into the heart of Iceland's natural wonders as you embark on a journey to the iconic Golden Circle, a route that showcases some of the country's most breathtaking landscapes and geological marvels.

Your adventure begins with a visit to the spectacular Geysir geothermal area, where you'll witness the awe-inspiring power of erupting geysers and bubbling hot springs. Stand in awe as Strokkur, one of the world's most active geysers, shoots boiling water high into the air, creating a mesmerizing display of nature's forces.

Next, prepare to be enchanted by the majestic Gulfoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most iconic and powerful cascades. Feel the spray of glacial water as it plunges down two tiers into a dramatic canyon below, creating rainbows in the mist on sunny days.

Continuing along the Golden Circle, you'll arrive at the historic Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Iceland's parliament, the Althing, established in 930 AD. Here, you can stroll through the Almannagjá rift valley, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart, creating a dramatic landscape of rugged cliffs and fissures.

Before the day concludes, marvel at the volcanic crater of Kerid, a stunning geological formation filled with a vibrant turquoise lake. Capture the beauty of this natural wonder with your camera before winding down with a delicious dinner, savoring traditional Icelandic cuisine, and relaxing in the comfort of your hotel in Borganes.

DAY 3: WILD WEST AND HOT SPRINGS

Immerse yourself in the wild and rugged beauty of Iceland's west coast on day 3 of your adventure. Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Hvitserkur, a towering basalt sea stack rising dramatically from the ocean. Marvel at its unique shape, which is said to resemble a drinking dragon, as you take in panoramic views of the surrounding coastal landscape.

Continue your journey to the charming town of Blönduós, nestled along the scenic Blanda River. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore its quaint streets, perhaps stopping to admire the traditional Icelandic architecture or browse local artisan shops.

As the day progresses, prepare for a truly unforgettable experience as you make your way to Reykir, home to the rejuvenating Grettislaug hot spring. Nestled amidst rugged cliffs and overlooking the tranquil waters of the North Atlantic, this natural geothermal pool offers the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Take a soothing dip in the warm mineral waters, letting all your cares melt away as you soak up the stunning coastal scenery.

After indulging in the ultimate Icelandic spa experience, satisfy your appetite with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant in Sauðárkrókur. Delight your taste buds with fresh and flavorful Icelandic cuisine, perhaps sampling traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.

Retreat to your hotel in Sauðárkrókur, where you can unwind in comfort and reflect on the day's adventures.

DAY 4: AKUREYRI AND EAST ICELAND

Day 4 invites you to uncover the enchanting landscapes of East Iceland, a region brimming with natural wonders and untamed beauty.

Your journey begins in Akureyri, often referred to as the "Capital of North Iceland," where you'll set out to explore the mystical landscapes of Myvatn. This stunning area is renowned for its volcanic formations, tranquil lakes, and otherworldly scenery. Marvel at the bubbling mud pots and steaming fumaroles of Hverir, a geothermal area where the earth's inner forces are on full display.

Next, prepare to be awestruck by the thundering power of Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Feel the ground tremble beneath your feet as you witness millions of gallons of water plunge over the cliff edge, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of raw natural energy.

After a day filled with exploration and adventure, indulge in a delectable dinner featuring fresh local ingredients, served at a charming restaurant. Savor the flavors of Icelandic cuisine as you recount the day's highlights with your fellow travelers.

Finally, retire to your comfortable accommodations for a well-deserved night's rest, nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of East Iceland.

Day 5: EAST AND THE BIGGEST ICELANDIC GLACIER

On Day 5, your adventure through the captivating landscapes of East Iceland continues, promising even more awe-inspiring sights and unforgettable experiences.

As you depart from Egilsstadir, the gateway to the East, prepare to be enchanted by the scenic beauty that surrounds you. Your first stop is Djupivogur, a charming coastal town nestled along the shores of the scenic Berufjordur fjord. Take a leisurely stroll along the harbor, where colorful fishing boats bob gently in the water, and perhaps visit the local art gallery to admire the works of Icelandic artists inspired by the surrounding natural beauty.

Next, set your sights on the majestic Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe and a true natural wonder. Feel the crisp mountain air as you approach this towering glacier, marveling at its immense size and ethereal beauty. Snap photos of shimmering ice formations and crystal-clear glacial lakes, capturing the essence of Iceland's icy wilderness.

After a day of exploration and discovery, treat yourself to a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of Icelandic cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you indulge in succulent seafood, tender lamb, or hearty vegetarian fare, you're sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds.

Finally, retire to your hotel in Hofn, a picturesque seaside town known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

DAY 6: SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK, JOKULSARLON AND DIAMOND BEACH

Day 6 invites you to delve deeper into the mesmerizing landscapes of Iceland as you explore the enchanting wonders of Skaftafell National Park, witness the breathtaking beauty of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, and embark on an unforgettable journey into a magical blue ice cave.

Your day begins with a visit to Skaftafell National Park, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Marvel at the dramatic peaks of the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap, as they tower over lush valleys and rugged terrain. Lace up your hiking boots and set out on one of the park's scenic trails, immersing yourself in the pristine wilderness and taking in panoramic views of glaciers, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes.

Next, prepare to be awestruck by the otherworldly beauty of Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, where towering icebergs drift gracefully across the crystal-clear waters. Hop aboard a boat tour to get up close to these majestic ice formations, listening to the crackling sounds of ancient ice as you glide through the lagoon.

But the highlight of your day awaits as you venture into a mesmerizing blue ice cave, a natural wonder sculpted by the forces of nature. Step into a surreal world of shimmering blue hues and intricate ice formations, illuminated by the soft glow of natural light filtering through the glacial ice. Capture the magic of this ethereal landscape with your camera, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

After a day filled with adventure and exploration, satisfy your appetite with a delicious dinner featuring Icelandic delicacies and locally sourced ingredients. Then, retreat to your cozy accommodations in Vik, where you can unwind and relax after an exhilarating day in the Icelandic wilderness.

DAY 7: AMAZING SOUTH COAST AND BACK TO REYKJAVIK

Day 7 offers you to embark on an unforgettable journey along Iceland's enchanting South Coast, where dramatic landscapes and natural wonders await at every turn. Prepare to be captivated by the raw beauty of this rugged coastline as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.

Your adventure begins with a visit to Reynisfjara black sand beach, renowned for its striking basalt columns, towering sea stacks, and powerful waves crashing against the shore. Take a stroll along the dark sands, marveling at the dramatic scenery and feeling the exhilarating power of the Atlantic Ocean.

Next, witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where cascading waters plunge over a towering cliff, creating a mesmerizing curtain of mist. If weather permits, take the unique opportunity to walk behind the waterfall, immersing yourself in its thundering embrace and experiencing nature in its purest form.

Continue your journey to the iconic Dyrholey promontory, a natural rock formation that offers panoramic views of the surrounding coastline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs and arches carved by the relentless forces of wind and waves, capturing the essence of Iceland's wild and untamed beauty.

But the adventure doesn't end there. Explore the majestic Solheimajokull glacier, a breathtaking ice cap that stretches as far as the eye can see. Embark on a guided glacier hike or simply take in the awe-inspiring views from a nearby viewpoint, soaking up the serenity of this frozen wilderness.

As the day draws to a close, return to Reykjavik, where you'll enjoy a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Icelandic cuisine and reflecting on the day's adventures. Then, retire to your hotel for a relaxing night's rest, surrounded by the warmth and comfort of Icelandic hospitality.

DAY 8: BLUE LAGOON AND DEPARTURE

On Day 8, we will start with whale whatching tour at Reykjavik harbour. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for a chance to encounter the gentle giants of the ocean. 

Then your Icelandic adventure draws to a close with a visit to the world-renowned Blue Lagoon, a fitting finale to your unforgettable journey. Indulge in ultimate relaxation as you soak in the soothing geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, surrounded by stunning volcanic landscapes. Let the healing waters melt away any lingering stress and tension, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

As you float amidst the azure-blue waters, take in the surreal beauty of your surroundings, from the rugged lava fields to the steam rising gently from the earth. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this natural oasis, savoring every moment of tranquility before bidding farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Iceland.

After your rejuvenating soak, it's time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight, bringing your Icelandic adventure to a close. Reflect on the incredible experiences and unforgettable memories you've made during your time in this land of fire and ice.

As you say goodbye to Iceland, take with you the spirit of adventure, the beauty of nature, and the warmth of Icelandic hospitality. Join us again for another journey through Iceland's natural wonders and cultural treasures, and until then, farewell and safe travels!

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

· Accommodation for all days in comfortable hotels with private bathroom.

· Private car premium category for all days

· Private English speaking driver guide for all days

· Full breakfast made by chef daily

· Dinners with 2 drinks daily

· Whale watching 3 hours tour

· Grettislaug hot spring visit

· Kerid Crater area visit

· Northern Lights hunting

· Blue ice cave visit

· Jökulsárlón boat tour with group

· Blue lagoon comfort entrance

· 24/7 on-call support 

Solo occupancy:

Price: 3 611 euro / 3 756 usd per person 

Double occupancy:

Price: 2 999 euro / 3 109 usd per person 

* Price is per 1 person for the itinerary as described, and subject of the availability.

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