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Reykjavik Aurora Short Break

Break Available: Mid Sept 2021 - Early April 2022
3 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,285 (Inc Flights)

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This Reykjavik winter break is perfect for the first time Northern Lights holiday visitor short of time.

You will see some of the extraordinary scenery that Iceland has to offer, as well as have the opportunity for some aurora hunting!

This is a wonderful outdoor adventure whilst still enabling you to stay in the capital and enjoy the sumptious restaurants Reykjavik has to offer.

Highlights

  • SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt.
  • Golden Circle SuperJeep Tour with Snowmobiling, Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss Waterfall and Strokkur Geyser.
  • Bathe in the warm Geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.
  • 3 nights in central Reykjavik in 4 star hotel.

Transfers and private options

Private Transfers

An Upgrade to Private Transfers can be organised if preferred. Please advise at time of enquiry.

Private Activities

The SuperJeep Tours can be upgraded to private superjeep tours if preferred. Please advise at time of enquiry.

Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 

DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik and transfer into city centre

DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik and transfer into city centre

Fly to Reykjavik and take flybus transfer into the centre. Reykjavik is spoilt with excellent fish restaurants and we would recommend you try one tonight.

Overnight in Reykjavik

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Northern Lights by Boat
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Northern Lights by Boat

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Meet the Guides & Captains from the boat tours you will be on

Price per person: From £80 

Spiral northern lights seen from the boat out of Reykjavik in Iceland
Northern Lights from boat in Iceland
Northern Lights over snow covered landscape from boat in Iceland

DAY 2
Golden Circle SuperJeep Tour with Snowmobiling, Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss waterfall and Strokur Geyser

DAY 2
Golden Circle SuperJeep Tour with Snowmobiling, Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss waterfall and Strokur Geyser

This guided SuperJeep Tour is a must for anyone that has not been to Iceland before. 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.

To finish off the day you will be taken on a 1 hour snowmobile thrilling ride over the Langjokull Glacier before returning early evening to Reykjavik.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Evening at leisure and overnight in Reykjavik.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to 1 Snowmobile per person on Golden Circle
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Upgrade to 1 Snowmobile per person on Golden Circle

If you would prefer to have your own snowmobile for the tour then we can arrange this for you.

Cost: £65 per person

Snowmobiling in Reykjavik, Iceland

DAY 3
SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt

DAY 3
SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt

Day at leisure to enjoy Reykjavik. Reykjavik has many excellent museums and is a lovely city situated on the sea. There are plenty of culturally interesting places as well as relaxing places to chill. For ideas of things to do in Reykjavik.

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a final search of the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colours will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

For those looking for an extended evening this trip can be extended to include a visit to the black volcanic beaches and a Lobster Feast as an optional extra. (Please see below)

Overnight at Reykjavik.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Whale Watching + Whale of Iceland Exhibition
  • Upgrade to add Lobster Feast to Northern Lights Hunt
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Whale Watching + Whale of Iceland Exhibition

This trip combines a 3hr Whale Watching Trip with a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition situated in the harbour. This way you get the opportunity to see the Whales in real life, as well as walk right up to life-size models to get a feel for quite how big they are, and learn more about them.

First you will start at Whales of Iceland, the largest whale exhibition in Europe. Here all 23 species of whales that can be found in the surrounding waters of Iceland are shown in real size, and you learn many interesting facts about the whales and their history. 1 1/2 hrs will be plenty of time for you to see everything.

Afterwards on the Whale Watching tour you will venture out to Faxaflói bay to search for the common whales in the area, such as Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises. This tour is @ 3 hrs long.

Price per person: £85 per person
NHS & Carers Thank-you: £10 per person discount

 

 

Two humpback whales seen on the Whale Watching trip, Iceland
Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Close up view of a humpback whale in Iceland from the boat trip out of Reykjavik
Fluking humpback whale in Iceland
Humpback whale watching from Reykjavik

Upgrade to add Lobster Feast to Northern Lights Hunt

For those looking to extend the Northern Lights Hunt your guide will take you to Stokkseyri where you will enjoy a lobster feast.

After dinner the hunt continues for the Northern Lights before dropping you off at your hotel around midnight. Your guide is trained to read the weather, the clouds and the solar activity but unfortunately we cannot guarantee a show. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best while you enjoy a super jeep tour out of the beaten path.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Upgrade Price add Lobster Feast per person: From £160

Lobster Feast on Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland
Northern Lights over boat in Iceland
Lobster Feast on Northern lIghts Hunt in Iceland

DAY 4
Visit Blue Lagoon, Transfer Airport for flight home

DAY 4
Visit Blue Lagoon, Transfer Airport for flight home

After breakfast check out before a flybus transfer to the Blue Lagoon, one of Icelands most famous sites whose geothermal waters are particularly good for your skin. Here you can 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 away and there is also a choice of restaurants with lovely views of the Lagoon. We would also recommend the in-water massage treatments which are just heaven!

Afterwards your flybus transfer will take you 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?

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum in Reykjavik Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum Standard Double room
Double deluxe room in Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a relatively new hotel in the heart of the city, opened on April 1st 2005. It is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, right in the heart of Reykjavik in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

 

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Optional Extras
Northern Lights by Boat
Spiral northern lights seen from the boat out of Reykjavik in Iceland

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Meet the Guides & Captains from the boat tours you will be on

Price per person: From £80 

Upgrade to 1 Snowmobile per person on Golden Circle
Snowmobiling in Reykjavik, Iceland

If you would prefer to have your own snowmobile for the tour then we can arrange this for you.

Cost: £65 per person

Whale Watching + Whale of Iceland Exhibition
Two humpback whales seen on the Whale Watching trip, Iceland

This trip combines a 3hr Whale Watching Trip with a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition situated in the harbour. This way you get the opportunity to see the Whales in real life, as well as walk right up to life-size models to get a feel for quite how big they are, and learn more about them.

First you will start at Whales of Iceland, the largest whale exhibition in Europe. Here all 23 species of whales that can be found in the surrounding waters of Iceland are shown in real size, and you learn many interesting facts about the whales and their history. 1 1/2 hrs will be plenty of time for you to see everything.

Afterwards on the Whale Watching tour you will venture out to Faxaflói bay to search for the common whales in the area, such as Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises. This tour is @ 3 hrs long.

Price per person: £85 per person
NHS & Carers Thank-you: £10 per person discount

 

 

Upgrade to add Lobster Feast to Northern Lights Hunt
Lobster Feast on Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland

For those looking to extend the Northern Lights Hunt your guide will take you to Stokkseyri where you will enjoy a lobster feast.

After dinner the hunt continues for the Northern Lights before dropping you off at your hotel around midnight. Your guide is trained to read the weather, the clouds and the solar activity but unfortunately we cannot guarantee a show. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best while you enjoy a super jeep tour out of the beaten path.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Upgrade Price add Lobster Feast per person: From £160

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

“Jens drove us round the Golden Circle stopping at all the sites with a relaxed informative approach to the day. He answered all of our questions and we truly felt we had experienced Iceland in a unique way whilst visiting the usual tourist sites. The guides know their country and they take you to the hidden gems that the tourist doing a self-drive would never find”

“We thank you all for superb arrangements and excellent execution of this great trip and exciting adventure. Highly recommended!! The efficiency and punctuality of all were certainly noted. Thanks for a most remarkable experience, so well organised. An exceptional way to celebrate someone special's special occasion”

Moira

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Price Per Person: From £1,285 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person,
  • 3 nights Accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum,
  • Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour with Snowmobiling,
  • SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt,
  • Transfers

Our international clients are welcome to both their own flights.

Departure Airport

  • Gatwick
    Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Luton
  • Glasgow (Mon-Thurs, Thurs-Sun, Fri-Mon)
  • Edinburgh (Thurs- Sun)
  • 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)
    City (Thurs-Sun only for direct flights)
    For Leeds, Newcastle, East Midlands, follow link to see date options
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Boston
  • San Francisco. Sat-Wed, Mon-Fri, Wed-Sun. (3 nights & overnight flight)
  • Orlando
  • Minneapolis
  • Seattle
  • Denver

For international clients we can organise just ground arrangements so they can book their own flights if they would prefer.

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