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Northern Lights City Break

Experience the magical Northern Lights in Iceland.

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There are few better places than Iceland for hunting for the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis, one of nature’s most spectacular exhibitions of beauty, is a natural phenomenon with the season for most likely sightings from late August to end of March. NASA scientists have predicted the best possible conditions for seeing the Northern Lights in the current decade. Have you seen them yet ?

It's not just the Northern Lights that make Iceland the best winter holiday destination. During your visit, spend time snowmobiling on glaciers, visit the steaming geysers or relax in the geothermal Blue Lagoon. You can customise your trip with day tours from the popular Golden Circle tour to snorkelling a fissure between two tectonic plates. Plus you will have time to enjoy the cosy cafes, lively nightlife and the cool Nordic culture of Reykjavik.

Included

  • Return flights on Icelandair Economy Class from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen (until May 2018) and Belfast (until May 2018) 
  • Checked in baggage 23kg and luggage 10kg
  • 3 nights accommodation in a standard room at chosen hotel (extra nights available in the booking engine)
  • Breakfast included at selected hotels. Breakfast at Icelandair Hotels and Hilton Reykjavik Nordica available to purchase locally. 
  • Northern Lights Hunt with Reykjavik Excursions on the evening of day 2 (coaches equipped with free WiFi). The tour is about 3 hours with following departure times depending on season. Please be ready in time for your pick up in front of your hotel or at a designated pick up point!

          01st Sep - 15th Oct at 22:00 (pick up from hotels at 21:30)
          16th Oct -14th March Departure at 21:00 (pick up from hotels at 20:30)
          15th March - 15th April Departure at 22:00 (pick up from hotels at 21:30)

Conditions

  • Online offer only
  • Northern Lights City Break departures on sale until 14 April and 24 August 2018 - 31 January 2019, subject to availability
  • Advertised lead price per person is based on lowest available airfare and two persons sharing a standard guest room at Hotel Cabin for three night’s duration. Lead price travel period Sep 2018 - Jan 2019 with limited availability on selected dates. Price and departure day can vary depending on your Icelandair gateway. 
  • Minimum stay in Iceland is three nights, with a maximum stay of seven nights
  • Not included with this holiday package: meals and services not mentioned in itinerary. FlyBus airport transfers between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and their appearance cannot be guaranteed.
  • All general inquiries, including change or cancellation requests, can be submitted online.
  • The booking engine can only process one room type per booking.
  • Click here for full Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions.

Insurance

  • Personal insurance is not included and is highly recommended.

Financial Protection

  • Icelandair Holidays packages are ATOL protected. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package from Icelandair Holidays you will receive a package confirmation and flight e-tickets from us confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 4560. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website.

itinerary

Day1

Welcome to Iceland! Check in at your hotel in Reykjavik and get comfortable for your stay in Iceland. Take a stroll and explore the charm and allure of Old Town Reykjavik and enjoy the Nordic vibe of the town. There's plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from for a bite to eat. Check out one of the many tours available for booking, including whale watching and horse riding. 

Day2

Spend the day at your leisure. Northern Lights Hunt tour is booked for late evening and takes you to the best viewing location, as decided by Mother Nature. The Auroras might appear just outside of Reykjavik or perhaps from the middle of a lava field an hour's drive into the countryside. Every tour is unique, which is part of the adventure and your guide will use the most up-to-date weather and solar activity reports to plan your route. Coaches are equipped with free Wi-Fi. Departures range from 9 to 10pm, depending on the time of year, with hotel pick-ups beginning at 30 minutes prior. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and their appearance cannot be guaranteed.

Day3

It is not just the Northern Lights that make Iceland the best winter holiday destination. You can customise your trip with day tours from the popular Golden Circle tour to snorkelling a fissure between two tectonic plates or spend time snowmobiling on glaciers, visit the steaming geysers or relax in the geothermal Blue Lagoon. You will also have time to enjoy the cosy cafes and lively local nightlife.

Day4

Bid farewell to Iceland (for now!) before heading to Keflavik for your return flight home on Icelandair!

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