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Private Iceland Highlands Wilderness Aurora Adventure

Break Available: Mid Nov - End March with a minimum of 4 people
4 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,645 (Inc Flights)

This 4 night stay takes you deep into the heart of Iceland’s Highlands, staying in an area fantastic for seeing the Northern Lights.

On this private break you will be taken to see many of Iceland’s natural volcanic wonders and experience Iceland wilderness at its best away from the crowds and discover some hidden gems, as well as seeing the highlights of the Golden Circle.

Bespoke activities such as snowmobiling to your private BBQ have been included which are not normally available.

This is a great break for those looking to experience the real beauty of rural Iceland as well as have a fantastic opportunity to see the Northern Lights!

This break is for a minimum of a booking of 4 people.

Highlights

  • 3 Nights staying in the Heart of the Highlands in an area great for Northern Lights
  • Private 4WD tour to Pjorsardalur Valley ending with a soak in the Secret Geothermal Lagoon
  • Private Snowmobile Tour to your own BBQ, combined with private SuperJeep tour behind Mount Helka
  • Private Golden Circle 4WD Tour seeing Thingvellir mini rift valley, Gullfoss Waterfall and Strokkur Geyser
  • Private 4WD Northern Lights Hunt
  • 1 night in the vibrant Reykjavik capital
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Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 

DAY 1:
Fly to Reykjavik, Private transfer to Highland Centre

DAY 1:
Fly to Reykjavik, Private transfer to Highland Centre

Fly to Reykjavik. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to the Highland Centre in the heart of the Highlands in a 4WD.

During the 3 hr transfer a stop will be made for dinner at Restaurant Strond which prides itself on serving fresh homemade food made from local ingredients. (Payable locally).

After dinner it is wise to keep your eyes peeled as you may well see Northern Lights which of course the guide will stop for! Overnight at the Highland Centre.

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DAY 2:
Private Highland SuperJeep Adventure & Snowmobile to bbq

DAY 2:
Private Highland SuperJeep Adventure & Snowmobile to bbq

Today you have a combined SuperJeep and snowmobile adventure! We only work with local guides to this area who have lived all their life in Iceland. Highly experienced Hilmar or Arni will give you a wonderful action packed day whilst regaling you with their stories.

Arni can tell you about evacuating his family farm which is right beneath the volcano which famously erupted in 2010. Hilmar is a young adventurous guide who is an active member of the ICESAR rescue team and has some stories to tell about rescuing over-ambitious tourists!

We always have fabulous feedback on this team and how much people enjoy the personalised, relaxed guided day they experience with these enthusiastic and local guides who try so hard to give you that extra special day.

This area is only available to SuperJeeps in the winter and so you will be really off the beaten track having an adventure!

In the morning you will start the journey at the nearly impassable road to Mount Helka. However, as you are in a SuperJeep, and with a little bit of luck, you should make it through without using the shovel, but don’t worry the guide with you is very experienced and used to these conditions and is well prepared; it’s all part of the adventure!

As Mount Helka gets closer look out for the impressive lava field that has poured out of this volcano throughout the centuries. We will take you to where the best snow is for the snowmobiling. The snowmobile guide will give you the introduction on how to operate the snowmobiles and then you have a 2 hour snowmobile adventure on top of the lava fields!

You will snowmobile to a spot and stop for a private BBQ lunch, after which you can swap drivers for the return loop back to the SuperJeep where you will continue your SuperJeep tour visiting Valagja on the way home. This day is about 6 hours long with 2 hours of snowmobiling. Overnight and dinner (payable locally) at the Highland Centre.

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DAY 3:
Private Þjórsárdalur Valley Exploration; Gjainn Canyon, Haifoss Waterfall, Secret Lagoon, Northern Lights Hunt

DAY 3:
Private Þjórsárdalur Valley Exploration; Gjainn Canyon, Haifoss Waterfall, Secret Lagoon, Northern Lights Hunt

Morning at leisure to relax at the hotel. Late morning you will be picked up in a 4WD so you can spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful valley of Þjórsárdalur, hiding in the shadows of volcano Hekla. The Þjórsárdalur Valley is lush and contains amazing natural and cultural attractions.

We will visit Háifoss, the second highest waterfall in Iceland as well as Hjálparfoss Waterfall. Gjáinn Canyon is a beautiful oasis and the farm of Stöng, which was covered by the ashes from Mt. Hekla’s 1104 eruption and excavated in 1939, is not to be missed. A picnic lunch has been included today with so many options of where to stop to eat it with a view!

From there we will drive to the Secret lagoon, one of Iceland´s oldest swimming pools, full of natural hot spring water where you can soak and relax for a couple of hours. Afterwards we will take you to Efstidalur farm for dinner (payable locally).

Returning to the Highland Centre, arriving back at about midnight, we will be hunting for the Northern Lights as we go. This is a full day lasting 11-12 hours.

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DAY 4:
Private Golden Circle 4 WD and onwards to Reykjavik

DAY 4:
Private Golden Circle 4 WD and onwards to Reykjavik

After breakfast you will be taken in a 4WD to explore the Golden Circle, one of Iceland´s most famous highlights.

You will go for a walk at the beautiful Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO Heritage site. You will get a close look at how the tectonic plates drifted apart and where the first settlers of Iceland founded the world’s oldest parliament Althingi in the year 930.

Next up is the geysers area with the famous Geysir which all other geysers are named after. Here we’ll see the lively geyser Strokkur erupt roughly every 5-10 minutes, which can reach a height up to 25 meters and we’ll also have a look at the other geothermal features around it.

A stop will be made at a Tomato Farm for lunch for a hearty homegrown tomato soup with fresh bread (not included and payable locally). Here the owners will talk you through how tomatoes can be grown all year round in this cold climate with their greenhouses heated to Mediterranean heat level.

To end with you will be taken to see Gullfoss Waterfall, which many Icelanders call the Queen of all Waterfalls here in the land of ice and fire.

After this exploration of the Golden Circle you will continue your journey into central Reykjavík where your new accommodation awaits you. Evening at leisure and overnight in Reykjavik.

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DAY 5:
Reykjavik at leisure

DAY 5:
Reykjavik at leisure

Reykjavik is a quirky capital full of interesting shops and museums.

There is plenty to keep you occupied including the new Whale Museum or the new Harpa Centre, both down at the harbour.

Early afternoon flybus transfer to the airport for your flight home.

If you don’t have 4 people to make a booking you might like to consider one of our other breaks such as the Wilderness Cabin break, or the Northern Lights Paradise break.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

The Highland Centre, Iceland

Standard room at the Highland Centre, Hrauneyjar, Iceland
Lounge area of the Highland Centre, Iceland
Aerial view of the Highland Centre, Iceland
Pink and green Northern Lights above the Highland Centre, Iceland

The Highland Centre, Iceland

The Highland Centre is located at the edge of Iceland’s most impressive and active volcanic area. It is one of the last places in Europe where it is possible to experience freedom, natural beauty and solitude, and being in the heart of the Highlands away from artificial light is a fantastic place for seeing the Northern Lights.

Towering over the region is Mt. Hekla, one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, as well as being one of Iceland’s most active. The Highland Centre has a simple restaurant, and you will be staying in the standard rooms which come with an ensuite shower.

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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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Foss Hotel Reykjavik

Bedroom in FossHotel, Reykjavik, Iceland
Foss Hotel Reykjavik
Foss Hotel Reykjavik
View from FossHotel Reykjavik, Iceland

Foss Hotel Reykjavik

The Foss Hotel is a brand new hotel located in central Reykjavik, a short walking distance from the main shopping street Laugavegur. This 4 star hotel is newly opened but already has some great reviews.

The Tower is over 16 floors with many bedrooms having views across the Ocean, and the others have a fine view back across the city.

There is a restaurant and a rather splendid and very well stocked Beer Bar on site.

 

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

“The SuperJeep day of exploring, with our awesome guide Gustie, was definitely a highlight (along with the lights showing up for us on Saturday night!). The weekend lived up to all our expectations and we really appreciated how smooth everything went. Thank you for organising such a great trip.”

Jenny

“Trips were superb. Magnus and Smoulder took us everywhere the weather allowed us go. Nothing was any trouble to them. They really could not have done any more for us. Every single minute was awe inspiring. And we DID see the Northern Lights!! ”

Kym

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Price Per Person: From £1,645 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights with one hold bag per person
  • 4 nights Accommodation with breakfast (Highland Centre and Hotel Reykjavik Centrum)
  • 2 lunches (1 BBQ and 1 picnic lunch)
  • Transfers
  • Private Highland SuperJeep Adventure including Snowmobiling
  • Private Þjórsárdalur Valley & Secret Lagoon Exploration SuperJeep Day
  • Private Golden Circle SuperJeep day
  • Private Northern Lights Hunt

Departure Airport

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

Booking is for a minimum of 4 people

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