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This Winter Special from Icelandair offers you the chance to see the Northern Lights on a guided boat trip from the city harbour as they light up the capital skyline! 

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, is the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the Arctic Circle. A more colourful and enticing description would be: the Northern Lights are a jaw-dropping display of pink, green, yellow, blue and purple dancing and rippling across the night sky - mother nature's way of redefining the Reykjavík nightlife! With this holiday package you can spend the weekend under this blanket of colours as they keep you well warm after a day at the Blue Lagoonwhale watching, or any of our other unforgettable day tours! Three nights in the land of fire & ice just may not be enough, but we have you covered! Book up to four additional nights at no additional airfare, dependent on availability, for plenty of opportunity to explore the best of Iceland. Until next time, of course!

If weather conditions aren't favourable for a boat tour, the tour operator will take you on alternative tour to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, including a special northern lights video and a complimentary drink. Plus, you also receive complimentary tickets for the Northern Lights boat trip on the next available date, providing a second chance at seeing this beautiful natural phenomenon. 


  • Return flights in Icelandair Economy Standard Class from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin  
  • Checked in baggage 23kg and hand luggage 10kg
  • Minimum 3 nights accommodation in a standard room at chosen hotel 
  • Breakfast included at selected hotels as advised during the booking process. 
  • Northern Lights by Boat Extra evening tour (Day 2) including transfers. Departure: 01 October - 14 March at 21:00 (pick up from hotel or designated pick-up point 20:00-20:45) // 1st Sep - 30th Sep & 15th Mar - 30th Mar at 22:00 (pick up from hotel or designated pick-up point at 21:00-21:45)
  • Sign up for Saga Club and earn 3,400 Saga Points on round-trip flights included in all Icelandair Holidays packages.


  • Online offer only valid until 28.February 2019
  • Advertised lead price per person is based on lowest available airfare and two persons sharing a standard guest room at CenterHotel Plaza for three night’s duration from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. 
  • Minimum/maximum stay: Three nights/seven nights
  • Lead price travel period: March, and September - December 2019 with limited availability on selected dates
  • Not included with this holiday package: Meals and services not mentioned in itinerary. FlyBus airport transfers between Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík.
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and their appearance cannot be guaranteed.
  • If weather conditions do not allow for northern lights boat tour, the tour operator will take you on alternative tour to Whales of Iceland Exhibition, including special northern lights video and a complimentary drink. You also receive complimentary ticket for the northern lights boat trip on next available date. Please note no refunds will be offered for this tour. 
  • 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.


  • 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.


The following dates offer the lead in price travel for the three night stay at the three-star CenterHotel Plaza, as of 11:00 hours February 11th subject to change and availability.

London Heathrow from £299

Mar 16, 23, 27

Sep 02 – 21, 23 - 30 

Oct 02 - 16, 20 – 31

Nov 01 - 04, 10 – 30 

Dec 01 - 08

London Gatwick from £299 

Sep 04 – 08,  10 – 15, 17 - 22, 24 - 28

Oct 01 - 05, 07 – 11, 13, 15, 22, 23, 31

Nov 01 – 03, 10, 11, 13 - 30

Dec 01 - 08

Manchester from £299

Mar 09, 14   

Sep 06, 08, 13, 15, 18 - 22, 25 - 29

Oct 02, 04, 05, 10, 13  

Nov 01, 13, 16, 22 - 24, 27 – 29  

Dec 01, 06, 07

Dublin from £299

Sep 02, 04, 09, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 - 28  

Oct 04, 09, 11, 12, 16 – 18, 22, 23, 30   

Nov 01 – 03, 12, 13, 15 – 17, 19, 20, 23, 27, 29

Dec 04, 06, 07

Glasgow from £319

Sep 03 - 05, 07, 11, 12, 17 - 19, 24, 29 

Oct 01, 08, 19, 21, 23, 27 

Nov 02, 04, 11 – 13, 16, 17, 19 – 25, 29, 30 

Dec 05, 07, 08



Welcome to Iceland! Check in to your Reykjavík hotel and get yourself acquainted with the Nordic vibe of the world’s northernmost capital. Go on a stroll to explore the Old Town and visit one of the city’s many lovely restaurants for a bite to eat. 


Spend the day at your leisure before you sail away that evening from the coastline of Reykjavik on the Northern Lights by Boat tour. Searching for the Aurora Borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget. An expert guide will tell you all about the Northern Lights, the folklore and superstition, as well as explaining the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible. Warm overalls are available, since it does get chilly in the winter and usually much of the time is spent outside gazing at the night sky. A warm and cosy seating area with cafe/snack bar inside the boat is also available. Departures range from 9 to 10pm, depending on the time of year, with hotel pick-ups beginning at 60 minutes prior. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and their appearance cannot be guaranteed.

Please Note: If weather conditions do not allow for the Northern Lights boat tour, the tour operator will take you on alternative tour to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition including a special northern lights video and a complimentary drink. You also receive a complimentary ticket for the Northern Lights by Boat trip on the next available date. Please note no refunds will be offered for this tour.


Today is yours free to check out one of the many day tours available for booking, including whale watching, horse riding, relaxing in the warm waters of the Blue lagoon or snowmobiling on the glaciers!   


Although it’s time to head home today on your Icelandair flight from Keflavík Airport, we hope you can join us again in the future with Icelandair Holidays! Be sure to reserve your seat on the Flybus airport transfer with hotel reception the day prior.

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