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Luxury Blue Lagoon Northern Lights Spa Retreat

Break Available: Mid Sept- early April
3 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,770 ( Inc Flights from the UK)

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The ultimate luxury spa break in the stunning volcanic surroundings of  newly built The Blue Lagoon Retreat, combined with a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights staying in a wonderful boutique hotel surrounded by Icelandic farmland.

Experience some of Icelands incredible landscape of Volcanoes, Glaciers, Geysers, Waterfalls and its mini Rift valley.

End your stay at the incredible Blue Lagoon Retreat where you will truly experience the ultimate Spa in the most evocative setting of 800 year old lava flows. Swimming in the geothermal warm waters through the lava walls really is something very special.

 

Highlights

  • 2 nights at the boutique luxurious Manor Hotel Skalakot in a superb area for Northern Lights
  • Choice of off-road SuperJeep Tours in South Iceland; Eyjafjallajökull’s Volcano or Þórsmörk and Waterfalls Tour
  • SuperJeep off-roading Northern Lights Hunt
  • Golden Circle with Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerid Crater and Strokkur Geyser
  • 1 night at the luxurious Blue Lagoon Retreat with unlimited access to the Retreat Spa

Transfers and private options

Private Activities

All of the SuperJeep Adventure Tours are available as private tours if you would like to upgrade.
Transfers rather than self drive are also possible.
Please advise at time of enquiry.

Day by Day Itinerary
 
 

DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik and drive to Manor Hotel Skalahot. Northern Lights Hunt.

DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik and drive to Manor Hotel Skalahot. Northern Lights Hunt.

On arrival in Reykjavik, pick up your pre-arranged 4WD hire car and self-drive to Manor Hotel Skalahot in South Iceland.

This is a 2 hour trip on Iceland’s main road. This boutique hotel only has 14 bedrooms and 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.

This area has an excellent reputation for Northern Lights sightings due to its location in a rural area, with a higher frequency of clear nights. However we want to give you the very best chance possible, so tonight you will be picked up for a 3 hour adventure to hunt out the Northern Lights with one of the local mountain guides.

In a specially adapted 4WD SuperJeep you will be taken inland off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights. 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. Stop for a warm up by lighting a campfire and having a hot drink in a cave whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon and some of the folklore and local superstitions!

There is also a superb upgrade option for a Northern Lights Hunt on top of the Glacier in the Optional Extras.

Overnight at Manor Hotel Skalahot.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Northern Lights on top of the Glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Upgrade to Northern Lights on top of the Glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano

 We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground near Hotel Ranga. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the Glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights. The Glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them ! Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you. This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep slope – an adventure in itself.

Price per person: Upgrade Cost INSTEAD of Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire: £80

Aurora Borealis in Iceland
Northern lights as seen on super-jeep hunt ontop of the glacier in Iceland
Northern Lights in Iceland on the way into the Highlands

DAY 2
Choice of Full Day 4WD Super Jeep Tours

DAY 2
Choice of Full Day 4WD Super Jeep Tours

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.

SuperJeeps take up to 8 people but the norm is for 4 people for a very personal tour. Note, this is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, who also cannot access many of the areas we take you to.

Choose between the following adventures: EITHER Eyjafjallajökull’s Volcano Tour This tour will take you as close as is possible to the new large crater in Eyjafjallajökull Volcano from the 2010 eruption and to places where no hire car can go. We drive up the slopes of the glacier in a highly equipped SuperJeep and on our way take in the astonishing view over the whole South coast of Iceland with it’s glaciers, and back across the Atlantic including the Westman-Islands.

This tour gives you the perfect glacier experience; an exciting SuperJeep drive in the snow, walk on the glacier and the magnificent view over the south. This is real adventure! OR Þórsmörk Valley Tour .  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. Stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which you can walk behind and be mesmerised looking back through the falling water. If you wanted to see the “Raw Iceland” this is hard to beat!

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DAY 3
Golden Circle including Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss waterfall and Strokkur Geyser and self-drive to The Retreat

DAY 3
Golden Circle including Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss waterfall and Strokkur Geyser and self-drive to The Retreat

Today explore the “must see” Golden Circle at your own pace using your own 4WD vehicle. 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.

Onwards drive to the Blue Lagoon Retreat.

End the day exploring the Spa which is open till 10pm and take a heavenly swim in their exclusive and peaceful Blue Lagoon, away from the crowds and buzz of the main Blue Lagoon.

After a busy day time will slow down as you adjust to the beguiling beauty and calmness of The Retreat.

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DAY 4
Blue Lagoon Retreat Spa and Flight Home

DAY 4
Blue Lagoon Retreat Spa and Flight Home

This morning indulge yourself at the Blue Lagoon Retreat Spa. Swim through the evocative Lava corridors in the bright blue geothermally warm waters.

With many alcoves, terrace and deck areas, a cold spring and nest seating there are plenty of places to stop and soak up this beguiling atmosphere. It is good for your soul!

Have a glass of bubbly on the house whilst you soak in the warm silica rich waters, or take a sauna or a steam.

The highlights of the Spa Retreat has to be The Ritual. Here underground you will coat your body in turn with silica for cleansing and radiance, algae for nourishment and anti-aging, and minerals for exfoliation and revitalization.

For those looking for Spa treatments the Retreat is linked to the main Blue Lagoon where you can opt to take an optional extra of an in-water massage which are just heavenly.

We would recommend you leave at least 4 hours for The Retreat excluding any optional treatments or meals you decide to take there. See our personal experience of the Retreat Spa at the Blue Lagoon

Afterwards drive the 20 minutes to the airport for your flight home. If this wasn’t quite perfect for you why not consider the Iceland Northern Lights Mecca

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?

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Blue Lagoon The Retreat

Blue Lagoon The Retreat

Stay at this ultimate luxurious Spa Retreat in the incredibly evocative surroundings of 800 year old lava flows. You will have unlimited access to the Retreat Spa with its famed Ritual.

Surrounded by lava The Retreat is as peaceful as you can imagine with impeccable service and far reaching views across the lava . There is the choice to upgrade to Lagoon View rooms or Moss Suites.

There are daily group yoga sessions overlooking the bright blue silica waters as well as guided group hikes, but the real beauty of staying here is peacefully enjoying the calm of this stunning Spa location.

Take your time to indulge in the warm waters and enjoy unwinding at The Ritual

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Skálakot – Manor Hotel

Skálakot – Manor Hotel. Grand Room
Northern Lights over Skálakot – Manor Hotel-
Skálakot – Manor Hotel Bathroom
Skálakot – Manor Hotel Restaurant

Skálakot – Manor Hotel

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.

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Hotel Ranga - Suite

Aurora over Hotel Ranga, Iceland
Suite at Hotel Raga in Iceland
Antarctic Suite at Hotel Ranga in South Iceland
Hotel Ranga, Iceland

Hotel Ranga - Suite

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.

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Optional Extras
Upgrade to Northern Lights on top of the Glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano
Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano

 We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground near Hotel Ranga. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the Glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights. The Glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them ! Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you. This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep slope – an adventure in itself.

Price per person: Upgrade Cost INSTEAD of Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire: £80

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

“Fantastic trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. Had three different tours arranged and all three were absolutely spectacular. My family and I enjoyed every aspect of the holiday and my mum got the see the lights on top of one of the glaciers! Arrangements were flawless and we did not experience a single problem. I can highly recommend this company.

Damien

“Saeli and Magnus took us on an amazing trip and it was just one new and amazing experience after another for the rest of our holiday. Iceland was such a wonderful surprise and the locals were so friendly. The food was without doubt some of the best in the world!

Helen

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Price Per Person: From £1,770 ( Inc Flights from the UK)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast Manor Hotel Skalakot
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast at The Blue Lagoon Retreat with unlimited access to the Retreat Spa
  • 1 SuperJeep Adventure Tour
  • 1 SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt
  • 4WD Car Hire with one named driver

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    • Luton
    • Glasgow
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