On this superb guided Private Northern Lights Trip, staying in a luxury boutique Manor Hotel in a wonderful area for the Auroras, your private guide will take you in a SuperJeep to explore the Icelandic volcanic landscape at your pace, tailoring the days to your interest.
With Private guided tours and transfers throughout the guides will react to your interests and pace so you really will have an experience of a lifetime!
Geysers, Glacier Snowmobiling, Incredible panoramic views of Lava, Glaciers, Black Volcanic Beaches and the Northern Lights await your arrival.
Swim in the Geothermal warm Blue Lagoon and walk in the eery mini rift valley , home of the first Viking Parliament, the first democratic assembly on earth.
This deluxe adventure can only enthrall you!
Fly to Reykjavik. On arrival your private guide will be waiting to transfer you to the Blue Lagoon (@ 20 mins), Iceland’s most famous attraction.
Enjoy bathing and relaxing in the geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin. Relax and swim in water as hot as a bath and remember to try some of the Silica Mud on your face! In addition to bathing there is a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a steam bath with white walls that resemble silica mud, and a cosy steam bath carved into a lava cave (entrance fee is not included).
The guide will wait for you 3 hours before taking you to the Skalakot Manor Hotel (@ 2 hrs) to overnight.
This boutique hotel only has 14 bedrooms and if available we would recommend the Master Suite which has its own fireplace to relax in front of. A super romantic way to settle into your trip.
Remember to keep an eye out for the Northern Lights as you are in a wonderful area on farmland with no artificial lights to spoil any display.
After breakfast adventure out into the unique landscapes of South Iceland – probably the most dramatic Geography field trip you will ever experience!
We work only with local guides who are both passionate about their country and want to share their insights with you but who are also trained as part of the mountain rescue team. They will have fascinating stories to share about the volcanic eruption that occurred in 2010.
We continually receive fabulous feedback on this day from satisfied clients who enjoy this personalised, relaxed guided day experience from enthusiastic local guides who are keen you have an extra special experience. And this feedback is from people who have shared their superjeep with others, but you will have this day totally PRIVATE TO YOU so it is going to be even better!
Your guide will take you up between the three glaciers; Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallojokull and Tindfjallojokull. In your specially adapted SuperJeeps you will have the thrilling drive of fjording glacial rivers and driving across the flood plain to see the lasting effects and landscape changes following Eyjafjallajökull’s 2010 eruption. You will be surrounded by an imposing mountain ridge and see spectacular landscapes.
The SuperJeep will continue to go on rough tracks up to the Snowline of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier to take an exhilarating 1 hour’s snowmobile ride with superb views back down to the Atlantic Coast. While the south is certainly spectacular from “below” nothing beats experiencing it from “above”! Snowmobiling on top of Eyjafjallajökull glacier is an extraordinary experience.
This snowmobile tour is the perfect length of time for first-time riders and individuals looking for a scenic, fun ride, exploring and experiencing the wilderness, the glacier and the breathtaking views over South Iceland in good weather.
You will snowmobile for about an hour on a shared snowmobile, but don’t worry there will be time to swap so you both get the chance to drive.
After dinner (not included) in your SuperJeep your guide will take you off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights on your PRIVATE Northern Lights Hunt. This volcanic area is near Tindfjallajökul Glacier whose cooling effect creates clear skies critical for spotting the Northern Lights. This area also has very few artificial lights to spoil your viewing as many of the farms in the area were abandoned due to a previous volcanic eruption.
The beauty of this tour is that the guide will take you to the best area based on the forecast to see the Northern Lights and so give you the best chance of seeing them. Depending on where you go you may go instead down to the beach or even stop for a warm up by a bonfire and a hot drink in a cave whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon. It all depends on the forecast!
Overnight at Skalahot Manor Hotel after an amazing day of adventure, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Northern Lights too which may appear right overhead!
Take a SuperJeep to Vik to a very old track that only SuperJeeps can cross in order to reach the Secret Ice Cave.
The ice cave, known as ‘The Secret Ice Cave’, and the glacier itself, present you with black, white, and blue ice that is over 800 years old! Inside the cave there are high walls of ice that have been sculpted by glacial water throughout the centuries. Water drips all around and the air is cold and fresh. Helmets (and Crampons if conditions require) are supplied.
The beauty of this cave it is not visited by hundreds of people unlike some of the others which means they don’t have the magical atmosphere of this secret ice cave.
There are plenty of things to see on the way and back to Vik. The black volcanic beaches and dramatic basalt formations of Reynisdrangar with its famous archway.
The high thundering Skogar Waterfall – one of the highest in Iceland at 60m and certainly worth a few photos! Finally everyone enjoys the stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where you can walk behind and gaze out through the falling water. This tour takes about 5 hours.
Today in your private 4WD with your private guide you will explore the “must see” Golden Circle at your own pace. The day is packed full of surprising landscapes and Geological marvels.
You will walk in a dramatic mini rift valley created by Tectonic plate movement, gaze at the thundering Gullfoss Waterfall which can totally freeze in winter, and marvel at the Strokkur Geyser which erupts every 5 mins.
We would also recommend you visit the spot where the first democratic parliament was established in 930 AD overlooking the stunning plains of Pingvellir.
Afterwards the guide will transfer you to Reykjavik for your last night in Iceland.
Evening at leisure to try one of the many excellent seafood restaurants.
Breakfast and at leisure.
Reykjavik is a quirky town and there will be plenty to keep you occupied until your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
We have an extensive Northern Lights Information Hub if you need further information on anything from What are the Northern Lights? to Where can I see the Northern Lights? and when is the best time to see the Northern Lights?
The boutique Skálakot – Manor Hotel only has fourteen bedrooms with an excellent restaurant and personal service. There is one Master suite, one Mini suite, six Grand double rooms, four Standard double rooms, and two Standard single rooms. 3 of the Grand Rooms have a balcony with a view down to the Ocean, and the master suite has it's own fireplace so is a wonderful place to relax in the evening after your day of adventure.
The hotel is an extension from the farm where the owners actually live and they like to " look after our visitors as guests of the family, as this is the Icelandic sense of hospitality that we have been brought up on", so expect to feel extremely welcome and pampered.
The interior design of the hotel references the Art Deco period, and their is loving attention to detail. Every suite and room has a 43″ HDTV, WiFi, tea kettle, hairdryer, bathrobes and a collection of soaps. The Grand rooms, Mini and Master suite also have a Nespresso coffee machine.
Hotel Ranga offers luxury and relaxation in Iceland's countryside. On this break you will stay in one of the incredible themed Suites on the second floor.
Themed after each of the seven continents they provide guests with a luxurious stay, and are authentically decorated with furnishings from the appropriate continent. The Junior Suites are themed Asia, N American, S America, Australia and the Master Suites are Africa, Antartica, Royal Suite and Icelandic Suite.
It is Iceland's only member of the "Special Hotels of the World", and is also a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The Royal Suite and Icelandic Suite have their own private balcony on the ground floor with straight access to the hot tubs. The six Suites on the second floor also have their own private balconies facing NE.
Its gourmet restaurant has an excellent reputation offering typical Icelandic dishes, as well as a few unusual surprises. We would highly recommend you take a drink and sit in the outdoor hot tubs and watch the skies for the Northern Lights. A splendid way to pass the time.
Although there is never any guarantee, this is one of the best places in Iceland to see the Aurora Borealis, and we like to call the area Iceland's Aurora Mecca.
Built in 1930 and restored to its original Art Deco style in 2007, the 4-star Hotel Borg is a showcase of sophistication.
Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, in the heart of Reykjavík, across from the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral.
The hotel's central location puts you right in the heart of both the shopping district and within an easy walk to a number of the leading restaurant.
At the Silfur restaurant, you'll find exquisite French cuisine conjured up by an award-winning chef.
All 56 rooms have custom-made furniture and double beds. For extra luxury there are 7 suites.
“We were thrilled with our Iceland short-break which exceeded our expectations. The hotel was great and the staff and owner exceedingly helpful. We were placed in a room which we felt was one of the best in the hotel as it faced north and had its own back door, enabling us to pop out and see the Northern Lights whenever they appeared (and yes they did – twice!). We had our guide to ourselves in a great super-jeep! He went out of his way to be helpful and gave us a great really long and varied experience. The snowmobiling was also well-organised and great fun and absolutely everything ran to time. We loved it and have already recommended it to friends. Thanks for organising everything for us.”
“We've just returned from the most amazing trip. Incredible and so well organised. Our thanks to you and everyone involved in the organisation - it worked a treat. All the trips/guides/activities you arranged were spot on. Couldn't have been better and we had an incredible time. It really was very special and we are grateful to you for the organisation that went into the trip and we shall certainly be recommending your Company to our friends.”
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