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Blue Lagoon Northern Lights Escape

Break Available: Mid Sept - Early April
3 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,125 (Inc Flights)

This self-drive tour includes opportunities to discover Iceland’s famous Golden Circle, plus experience a whale hunt – for photos only of course!

This lovely relaxed break allows you to enjoy some of the stunning volcanic highlights of Iceland at your own pace, as well as have the excitement of a Northern Lights Hunt.

Hotel Grimsborgir was opened in 2009 and the refresh and extension in 2013 has added another excellent choice for aurora hunters in Iceland. Finish off with a relaxing stay actually at the Blue Lagoon so you can time your geothermal swim to avoid the worst of the crowds so you can truly appreciate it.

Highlights

  • 1 Night at the Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel so you can experience the Blue Lagoon without the crowds
  • Whale Watching Boat Trip
  • PRIVATE 4WD Northern Lights Hunt
  • 2 Night break at Hotel Grimsborgir ideally situated for both Northern Lights viewing and the Golden Circle
  • Golden Circle at your own pace seeing Strokkur Geyser, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerid Caldera and Thingvellir Mini Rift Valley – home of the first Viking government
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DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik, Self Drive to Hotel, PRIVATE 4WD Northern Lights Hunt

DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik, Self Drive to Hotel, PRIVATE 4WD Northern Lights Hunt

Fly to Reykjavik, pick up your 4 WD hire car and drive to Hotel Smaratun (@ 2hr drive). This hotels remote setting away from all artificial light makes it a pristine spot for Northern Lights viewings.

Seeing the magical Northern Lights is something you will not so easily forget. The stunning display of this delicate sheet of white, green, yellow or even red lights dancing across the starry sky is a true wonder of nature.

We want to give you every chance of seeing the Northern Lights and so tonight you will hunt for the Northern Lights in your PRIVATE 4WD tour with guide. The guide knows all the good spots and his experience will be put to use as he drives for an evening of exciting hunting in your super jeep. This tour is 3-4 hours long depending upon conditions.

Return to overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 2
Drive the Golden Circle visiting Strokkur Geyser, Kerio Crater, Pingvellir mini rift valley and Gullfoss waterfall.

DAY 2
Drive the Golden Circle visiting Strokkur Geyser, Kerio Crater, Pingvellir mini rift valley and Gullfoss waterfall.

Enjoy breakfast before a self drive adventure exploring Iceland’s famous Golden Circle including the beautiful Unesco Site of Þingvellir National Park and Lake Thingvallavatn. Self drive through these stunning areas to visit the Golden Circle.

During the day experience the dramatic mini rift valley created by tectonic plate movement, gaze at the thundering Gullfoss waterfall which can totally freeze in winter, look down at the beautiful Kerio Crater, and marvel at the Strokkur Geyser which erupts every 5 minutes. We would also recommend a visit to Thingvellir, the location where the first democratic government in the world was founded by the Vikings in the 9th century.

Afterwards relax at the hotel and as it is situated in an isolated area there are no artificial lights around to spoil the show if the Northern Lights comes out.

Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 3
Reykjavik with Whale Watching

DAY 3
Reykjavik with Whale Watching

This morning drive into Reykjavik (@ 1 1/2 hrs) and spend some time in the old town and chose one of the excellent restaurants in which to enjoy an early lunch. It is a quirky old town with lots of unusual shops and museums.

Afterwards head down to Reykjavik harbour to join the afternoon whale watching boat tour. The south coast of Iceland is host to a wide selection of sea life and various whale species are present including killer whales who hunt herring off the coast of Iceland.

The captain and crew take you to their favourite spots and give interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see.

The guides also take specimens from the ocean on each tour and show them to the passengers via an on-board screen using special microscopes. Here the ocean comes to life as you get to see and feel objects such as baleen plates, whale teeth and whale bones. Warm overalls are provided to keep you warm and dry.

Afterwards drive to the Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel set in the heart of a stunning lava landscape just ten minutes’ walk from Iceland’s most famous attraction the Blue Lagoon. Overnight at the Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel.

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DAY 4
Relax at Blue Lagoon prior to flight home

DAY 4
Relax at Blue Lagoon prior to flight home

After breakfast you have time to enjoy your complimentary entrance to the Blue Lagoon, and benefit from the warm geothermal waters which are particularly good for the skin.

Bathe in the warm bright blue waters, put Silica mud on your face or try out the Sauna and Steam rooms which are carved into the lava.

You can easily while away a couple of hours soaking up the atmosphere or have a meal in a choice of restaurants with lovely views of the Lagoon. We would also recommend the in-water massage treatments which are just heavenly!

Drive to the airport (20 minutes) drop off the hire car and catch your flight home.

If this is not perfect for you try the Northern Lights Paradise Break or we can tailor-make a Northern Lights Holiday for you.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Fljótshlíð, Smáratún farm

Bedroom of Smaratun Farm Hotel, Iceland
Northern lights over Smaratun Farm, Iceland
Smaratun Farm in Iceland
Living area of Smaratun Farm Hotel in Iceland

Hotel Fljótshlíð, Smáratún farm

Hotel Fljótshlíð, Smáratún farm is a working family farm and comprises around 300 hectares. It is in an isolated area and is great for Northern Lights as there are no artificial lights around to spoil the show. Around 30 cattle, 30 horses, chicken, ducks, rabbits, goats and 80 sheep, all of which are free-range are kept at the farm.

Berries, turnips and potatoes are also grown at the farm, and all of the farm products are used in the hotel´s restaurant.

This is a great value offering and is perfect for those on a tight budget but still looking for a tailor-made solution with a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

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Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel

Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel, Iceland
Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel, Iceland
Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel treatment area, Iceland
Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel, Iceland

Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel

Set in the heart of a stunning lava landscape the Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel is just ten minutes’ walk from the Blue Lagoon, and 1 admission is included in your room price.

The hotel has 35 bright and spacious rooms. All rooms offer a veranda with breath-taking views of the surrounding lava fields.

All rooms are equipped with private bathrooms and a shower and the hotel has its own private bathing lagoon, available only to guests at certain hours of the day.

The Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel has won several design awards as it is built in harmony with the surrounding landscape, offering an oasis of calm, relaxation and healing.

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Grimsborgir Hotel

Hotel Grimsborgir, Iceland
Northern Lights above Hotel Grimsborgir, Iceland
Bedroom in Hotel Grimsborgir, Iceland
Lounge area of Hotel Grimsborgir, Iceland

Grimsborgir Hotel

Grimsborgir hotel was built in 2009 and extended in 2013, and is in an ideal location in the heart of the Golden Circle, being very close to some of Iceland’s most amazing attractions in the Golden Circle - Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. It's secluded location is also excellent for Northern Lights viewing.

The hotel is spread over 10 buildings with the reception and restaurant being in a separate building to the various rooms.

The superior rooms are 24 sqm big and have a private bath with bathtub/shower. Every room has a nice terrace and access to hot tubs in a common area.

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

“We watched the sun rise above the blue mist and it was beautiful and exhilarating being in the hot baths surrounded by snowy mountains. We will certainly recommend you company. What a great 50th Birthday Celebration. Thank you very much”

Elaine

“Honestly what a great time- the Blue Lagoon was fabulous. I cannot say anymore than we had a really great time and wish to go back, sooner rather than later. ”

Kevin

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Price Per Person: From £1,125 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 2 Nights B&B at Hotel Smaratun Farm
  • 1 Night B&B at Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel with one entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • 4 WD Car Rental with one named driver
  • Whale Watching Tour
  • PRIVATE 4WD Northern Lights Hunt

Departure Airport

  •  Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Luton
  • Glasgow (Mon-Thurs, Tues-Fri, Thurs-Sun, Fri-Mon only for direct flights)
  • Edinburgh (Thurs-Sun only for direct flights)
  • Birmingham (Mon – Thurs only for direct flights)
  • Belfast (Fri-Mon only for direct flights)
  • Bristol (Mon-Thurs, Thurs- Sun, Fri-Mon only for direct flights)
  • Dublin (Thurs-Sun only for direct flights)
  • Stansted (Sat-Tues only for direct flights)
  • City (Thurs-Sun only for direct flights)

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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