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Catch a kaleidoscope of colors on this Iceland trip. See the sky light up with the magical Aurora Borealis on guided tours from Reykjavik, discover Fludir’s Secret Lagoon and Golden Circle, and visit Vik for a glacier Walk on Sólheimjökull.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3ReykjavíkHallgrimskirkja Cathedral, Laugavegur Street, Street ArtSkuggi Hotel, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
3 - 4FlúðirSecret Lagoon, Golden Circle, Nature & LandscapesFosshótel Hekla, Icelandair Hotel Flúðir
4 - 6VikSólheimajökull Glacier, Dyrhólaey Lighthouse,, Reynisdrangar’s Basalt Sea Stacks, Black Sand BeachHotel Kría
6 - 7ReykjavíkHallgrimskirkja Cathedral, Laugavegur Street, Street ArtSkuggi Hotel, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Drive yourself from Reykjavík Airport to Reykjavík in your rental car (Duration: 1 hr)

Reykjavík

2 Nights

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a city surrounded by incredible landscapes and boasting world-class museums, colorful houses, and a dynamic nightlife! A great base for exploring Iceland’s natural wonders, the city has a vibrant cultural and design scene with many art galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars, and live music establishments.

Included Activities

Explore Reykjavik on Your Own
Explore the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik at your own pace. You could begin your day with a visit to the splendid Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral. Visible across the city, the design of the shrine draws inspiration from the natural geological formations in the country. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from the observation deck at the top of the cathedral. Head to Harpa Concert Hall, one of Reykjavik’s most iconic landmarks with it sleek, colored glass façade and modern design. You could enjoy a guided tour or a live performance at this all-purpose cultural center. Afterwards, walk along the city’s waterfront, halting to take pictures of the gleaming Sun Voyager steel sculpture. Make your way to the trendy Laugavegur street with its boutique stores and hip restaurants. Enjoy a hearty meal or grab a quick bite before you check out the quirky street art lining the paths along the downtown area. (Duration: Full Day; Self-exploring Activity; No Guide & No Transfers; Entrance Fees and Meals are Not Included.)

Group Tour of the Northern Lights by Super Jeep
Enjoy a beautiful night out to experience a magical natural phenomenon in the polar skies. Hop on a Super Jeep, and set off from Reykjavik, away from the city lights. Chasing the Northern Lights, make your way to secluded locations across the Icelandic countryside, based on the aurora forecast. After finding a perfect spot, settle down with a blanket to brave the winter chill. Sip on hot cocoa and nibble on cookies as you gaze up at the stars. Witness the dance of the vibrant Northern Lights that illuminate the night sky and the snowy landscape below. Your knowledgeable guide will share information about the aurora borealis. Having enjoyed this unique event, return to your accommodation with awesome memories. (Duration: Half Day; Time: 2030 or 2130 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Hot chocolate and biscuits included; Please wear warm clothes with waterproof layers and comfortable shoes with wooly socks; Please note that the Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed)

Hotel Options
Skuggi Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Double
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 4

Drive yourself from Reykjavík to Flúðir in your rental car. You will stop for an en route activity. (Duration without stops: 2 hrs)

Flúðir

1 Night

Flúðir is a lovely little village that stands at the foot of the Miðfell Mountain, with the beautiful spring-fed river of Litla-Laxá running through it. The rolling emerald green plains surrounding Flúðir are not too far from Geysir and the popular Gullfoss waterfall.

Included Activities

Explore the Golden Circle on Your Own
En route from Reykjavík to Flúðir, if you are driving along the Golden Circle, it is well worth stopping off at Þingvellir to stretch your legs. You can park near the entrance to the Þingvellir National Park and take an easy hike down to the spectacular Öxaráfoss waterfall. This is where the Ax River tumbles down into a ravine. Both Öxaráfoss and Þingvellir are sacred grounds of the ancient Icelandic people, and hold historic and cultural significance for the local community. Soak in your picturesque surroundings, before diving on to Flúðir. (Self-guided Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable hiking boots).

Shared Group Tour of Secret Lagoon
Enjoy soaking in the inviting waters of Secret Lagoon! Located in the small village of Fludir in the Golden Circle area, the Secret Lagoon is a group of geothermally heated hot springs. Sit back in the natural pool and gaze at the beautiful Icelandic surroundings. Admire the misty skies and hilly green ridges while you soak in mineral-rich waters which are said to be beneficial for skin problems, asthma and other respiratory diseases. Look out for a geyser erupting every now and then; a thrilling show of water rising several feet into the air. During winter, you can see the Northern Lights while relaxing in the warm water. Stroll on the pathway around the lagoon and witness other hot springs and steaming vents in the area. End your tour with a drink and a bite to eat at the bar. (Duration: Half Day or Full Day; All-Year Activity; Flexible Timings; Shared Activity & Transfer; Meals Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring a bathing suit and towel; Please note that the geothermal water in Iceland usually contains some amount of sulfur so it is recommended to remove jewellery of copper and silver before bathing, otherwise they will turn black and may be destroyed.)

Hotel Options
Fosshótel Hekla – Opt 1
RoomStandard Double
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 6

Drive yourself from Flúðir to Vik in your rental car. You will stop for an en route activity. (Duration without stops: 2.5 hrs)

Vik

2 Nights

Vik is the southernmost town on the Icelandic mainland and sits by the sea with dramatic cliffs making for an impressive backdrop. A popular stop along the South Coast route, this charming village offers a range of experiences and activities.

Included Activities

Group Glacier Walk on Sólheimjökull
Enjoy a leisurely adventure on the Sólheimjökull glacier tongue of the magnificent Mýrdalsjökull, in Southern Iceland. Arriving at the base camp, gear up in safety harness, and accompany your expert glacier guide across this surreal terrain. First, walk across the valley on black volcanic ash, around seasonal glacial lagoons. Armed with crampons and ice axes at the glacier edge, step into this raw and rugged frozen wonderland. The Sólheimjökull glacier features crystal-clear ice and various shades of blue, along with debris from previous eruptions. See amazing ice formations such as deep crevasses, sculptures, moulins, caves, and ridges as you traverse the ice cap. Listening to anecdotes and learn about the natural history of the region. You can notice the impact of climate change on the everchanging volcanic landscapes around. Upon reaching the plateau, take in panoramic vistas of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and the southern coast before heading back. (Duration: 3 hrs; Time: 0930 & 1300 hrs; Shared Activity; No Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Coffee/Tea included; Meeting point: Sólheimajökull parking area, 20 mins before departure; Please wear warm clothes with waterproof layers and comfortable hiking shoes; Minimum shoe size provided during the activity is US 2.5)

Vik at Leisure

Hotel Options
Hotel Kría – Opt 1
RoomStandard Double
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 7

Drive yourself from Vik to Reykjavík in your rental car. You will stop for an en route activity. (Duration without stops: 3 hrs)

Reykjavík

1 Night

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a city surrounded by incredible landscapes and boasting world-class museums, colorful houses, and a dynamic nightlife! A great base for exploring Iceland’s natural wonders, the city has a vibrant cultural and design scene with many art galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars, and live music establishments.

Included Activities

Group Tour of Friðheimar Tomato Farm without Lunch
Visit the family-owned Friðheimar Tomato Farm, located on Iceland’s famous Golden Circle route. Wander through the fragrant greenhouses, where bees buzz around. See varieties of artisanal tomatoes that have been introduced to Iceland over the years. Plum tomatoes, Flavorino tomatoes, and Piccolo tomatoes are a few examples. During a brief, informative talk, gain an insight into the various Icelandic horticultural processes employed here. Learn about how they create Mediterranean conditions within these greenhouses, and grow vegetables in Iceland’s cold climate all year round. Browsing through exhibits in the atrium, learn about the state-of-the-art eco-conscious geothermal heating setups. There’s a destination restaurant nestled amid tomato vines, which offers a unique dining experience featuring an innovative tomato-based menu. Take away food souvenirs such as tomato jams, cucumber salsa and tomato drinks, among others. Before dispersing, you could also drop by the stables to see prized Icelandic horses that are bred on the farm. (Duration: 1 hr; Time: 1200 hrs; Shared Activity, No Transfer; Fitness level: None; Note: Lunch available at an additional charge)

Group Tour of the Northern Lights by Boat
Get ready to experience a magical natural phenomenon in the polar skies, during a spectacular night out in Iceland. Board a boat at Reykjavik’s old harbor, and set sail across the Faxaflói bay. Within fifteen minutes, arrive at a prime location on the Atlantic waters, based on the aurora forecast. Order for refreshments onboard and settle down in a comfortable spot on the top deck. Wrapped in a cozy blanket, gaze up at the stars to witness the vibrant Northern Lights unfold through the night. Reflections of the Northern Lights on waterscape create a surreal atmosphere. Interact with your expert guide to learn about the aurora borealis, and how you can best capture this natural phenomenon. Having enjoyed this unique event, return to shore with awesome memories. (Duration: 2-3 hrs; Time: 2200 hrs; Shared Activity; No Transfers; Meeting point: Special Tours Ticket Office in Geirsgata; Notes: Wear warm clothes with waterproof layers; Northern Lights is a natural occurrence and cannot be guaranteed; Tour is dependent on the weather; If the tour is canceled you can join a bus tour on the same night and return for a boat tour on the next available date)

Hotel Options
Skuggi Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Double
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

Drive yourself from Reykjavík to Reykjavík Airport in your rental car (Duration: 45 min)

Drop off your rental car at Reykjavík airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,190 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,290 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 7 days / 6 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Reykjavik: Explore Reykjavik on Your Own
    • Reykjavik: Group Tour of the Northern Lights by Super Jeep
    • Flúðir: Explore the Golden Circle on Your Own
    • Flúðir: Shared Group Tour of Secret Lagoon
    • Vik: Group Glacier Walk on Sólheimjökull
    • Vik: Vik at Leisure
    • Reykjavik: Group Tour of Friðheimar Tomato Farm without Lunch
    • Reykjavik: Group Tour of the Northern Lights by Boat
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: default car for 1 to 4 people: TOYOTA RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar
    • Unlimited mileage
    • 7 days
    • Pick-up: 06Oct20/Reykjavik
    • Drop-off: 12Oct20/Reykjavik
    • Detailed description of your routing
    • GPS navigation
    • Airport pick up surcharge
  • For your rental car we book the following insurance services:
    • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW): includes third party insurance, excludes an excess of 195.000-375.000 ISK per damage
    • Theft Waiver (THW)
    • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
  • The general business terms apply
  • Note: Minimum age for drivers is 20 years; the driving license of the driver must be issued at least 1 year prior to rental.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognisable bank institution):
    • 3.341 ISK per additional driver per rental
    • 8.201 ISK afterhours airport charge per rental (19.00 to 06.00 hrs, only during low season)
    • 1.080 ISK per day for mobile Wifi (3 GB, minimum rental 3 days)
    • 810 ISK per infant/baby seat per day (max. 6.200 ISK per rental)
    • Road tolls
    • SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waiver): 1.350 ISK for group Z-D with an excess of 49.500 ISK and 2.430 ISK for other groups with an excess of 90.000 ISK per damage (per day rates)
    • GP (Gravel Protection): 810 ISK for group Z-D and 1.080 ISK for other groups (covers broken windows and lights, no excess, per day rates)
    • SADW (Sand & Ash Damage Waiver): 1.350 ISK for group Z-D and 1.755 ISK for other groups (excess of 25.000 ISK, per day rates)
    • ZERO (Zero Excess Cover): 540 ISK for group Z-D and 810 ISK for other groups (available only in combination with Premium Protection Package, per day rate)
    • MEDIUM Protection Package: 1.755 for group Z‐D with an excess of 49.500 ISK and 2.835 ISK for other groups with an excess of 90.000 ISK (per day rates, includes: CDW, PAI, THW, SCDW, GP)
    • PREMIUM Protection Package: 3.240 ISK for group Z‐D and 4.725 ISK for other groups (no excess, per day rates, includes: CDW, PAI, THW, SCDW, GP, SADW, ZERO)
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge 2.700 ISK service fee plus the cost for the fuel)
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Iceland: Northern Lights

7 days $ 3,190 / person

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