This magical Iceland trip combines a day of exploring famous natural wonders with an evening search for the elusive Iceland northern lights, and with a small group size, interaction amongst your fellow travelers and the guide are practically guaranteed. With this Iceland vacation package, enjoy the beauty of the Golden Circle region, a relaxing dip at the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, stops to sample farm-fresh Icelandic specialties, and a delicious Icelandic dinner at Linden Restaurant, all capped off - weather permitting - with a search for breathtaking northern lights.
Plus, with over a day of free time to explore Iceland even further, you can wind-down with a few hours in the ethereal waters of the Blue Lagoon, go whale watching or explore Iceland's bustling, yet cozy capital city of Reykjavik. There's plenty of options to book with the tours & add-ons available from Icelandair. Plus, be sure to check out our best price guaranteed hotel rates and fantastic car rates available throughout Iceland, from economy-size cars to vehicles with room for the whole family.
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.
During the day, use your complimentary entry to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre to discover the auroras through science, stories, and legends from around the world. Then prepare to search for them yourself with the Northern Lights Hunt which takes you to that evening’s 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.
Today you venture out on the Golden Circle tour, including a visit to the world-famous Geysir geothermal area, a field where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. It also takes you to see the Gullfoss, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls. Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park, the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible in the park, a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates. Hotel pick up at 08:30 hours.
Bid farewell to Iceland (for now!) before heading to Keflavik for your return flight home on Icelandair!