Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.
Hotel: Hotel Klettur, Reykjavík. (50km / 31mls)
At 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head west.
is known as the Saga Valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to climb the
Grábrók volcano crater
, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field.
– the Children’s falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale. The afternoon includes a lecture about Northern Lights. After dinner, we step into the hotel garden in search of the Northern Lights followed by a hot cup of chocolate or tea.
Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Hamar. (245km / 152mls)
, “the peninsula of the snowy mountain“, just out from Iceland’s west coast, like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, and is in many ways a microcosm of the whole island. A rugged mountain chain runs its length. We travel to the charming fishing town of
for a cruise in the
. After a light lunch a uniquely Icelandic “treat“ awaits us at
, where they make Hákarl – the fermented shark. Depending on road and weather conditions, we visit the fishing village of
, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland,
. On the way back to
the guide gives you some practical tips on how to photograph the Auroras as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Naturally, once darkness falls, we are out in the hotel garden to chase the Northern Lights and to soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs.
Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Hamar. (250km / 155mls)
Today we travel along the
. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store, to see what they do with all those sheep! We continue inland to
Þingvellir National Park
, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We travel the
route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring. On we travel to double waterfall of
. In the afternoon, you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse, before we reach the accommodation in South Iceland. Tonight, step into the darkness and search for the elusive Northern Lights, while best enjoyed from a comfortable hot tub in the garden of the hotel, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland.
Hotel: Landhotel in Hella, South Iceland.(260km/162mls)
Today we travel along the South coast. At the
Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center
, we learn about geology and active volcanoes. Further east we visit one of Iceland’s finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts from Iceland’s past and several turf-built houses. Nearby is
waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along bird cliffs at
in South Iceland. We spend two nights near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the Vatnajökull National Park region, located in darkness and ideal for Northern Lights search.
Hotel: Fosshótel Núpar, Kirkjubæjarklaustur (225km / 140mls)
Today’s program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. We travel to
, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. In the afternoon we visit the tiny turf church at
and spend time at
Europe’s largest national park
, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe's largest glacier. In the evening, enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. shimmering and dancing across the night sky.
Hotel: Fosshotel Núpar/Hotel Klaustur (280km / 174mls) or (255km / 159mls)
, we head across the
Eldhraun lava field
village of Vík
, where we make a photo stop. The black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is very impressive. Further west we reach the high but narrow
waterfall which plunges from the mountain. In the afternoon we return to Reykjavik and have about 2 hour leisure time to explore Iceland's capital on our own, visit museums, do some shopping or simply rest after all this touring. In the evening, we get to soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. After an Icelandic farewell dinner at a local restaurant, we go on one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights. Around midnight we reach Reykjavík for one last night.
Hotel: Hotel Klettur, Reykjavík (365kms/225mls)
Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from a bus stop near your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport.
(50km / 31mls)