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Next Door to Nature: Iceland's Northern Lights City Break tour

Next Door to Nature: Iceland's Northern Lights City Break

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
4 days
From: $ 1,303 $ 326 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover Reykjavik and Iceland's main attractions under the Northern Lights.
  • Explore the Golden Circle from the thrill of a Super Jeep!
  • Sneak up on Iceland's second largest glacier while aboard a snowmobile!
  • Stand so close to the famous Gullflorss waterfall that you can feel the spray of glacial water on your face!
  • Take a soak in a spa located in a lava field, the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Short Description

Discover Reykjavik and Iceland's main attractions in a winter setting under the dancing Northern Lights, in this exciting 3-night getaway.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Reykjavik
End City Reykjavik

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Reykjavik (KEF)
  • Arrival airport transfer via Blue Lagoon (entrance, bathing fee/towel, Silica mud mask and first drink of choice included)
  • 3 nights in Reykjavik at the CenterHotel Plaza or similar
  • Pearl Tour: Golden Circle Super Truck tour with snowmobile
  • Northern Lights guided coach tour
  • Return airport transfer
  • Daily breakfast

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavik!

Accommodation: CenterHotel Plaza

Upon arrival at Keflavik Airport, you'll board the non-guided scheduled tour bus for a transfer to the Blue Lagoon, where you can choose to bathe in its rich mineral waters (bathing fee is included), or simply take a walk in the area. Soothed and relaxed, take the Flybus shuttle from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik city center, and check in at your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening are at leisure.

Those who are arriving with flights that do match the schedule for the transfer via the Blue Lagoon can use this transfer on their departure day instead.

A Tip For Your Trip: You can store your luggage at the Blue Lagoon for approximately $7 per bag.

Arrival transfer via Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon entrance with bathing fee & towel, Silica mud mask and first drink of choice

Enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field (bathing fee and towel included).

Day 2: Reykjavik

Experience a day tour to remember, packed with action and nature's discoveries! Discover three of the most outstanding attractions in the South of Iceland on a fully guided 4x4 super jeep excursion, then ride a snowmobile on the country's second largest glacier. The first stop is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is one of Iceland's most significant historical sites, because it was there that Iceland's first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD.

From Thingvellir we head along mountain tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring, the one spouting hot spring on Earth after which all other spouting hot springs are named. From there we continue on to Gullfoss (the Golden waterfall) where your proximity to its edge is so close you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face. Next we kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland's nature and go for a one-hour snowmobiling tour on Langjokull, Iceland's second largest glacier.

A Tip For Your Trip: Two people share each snowmobile. Drivers need to present a valid driver's license in order to drive a snowmobile (minimum age 17 years old). Snowmobiling is dependent on snow layers. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions. Choices of roads and availability of activities are condition dependent. Bring with you: Warm clothes, good shoes and refreshments.

Pearl Tour: Golden Circle Super Jeep & Snowmobile Tour

Combine a Super Jeep Adventure with riding a snowmobile on Langjokull Glacier, while visiting some of Iceland's most famous and exciting natural wonders.

The first stop is Thingvellir National Park, which is one of Iceland’s most significant historical sites because it was there that Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. From Thingvellir we head along mountain tracks toward the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring - the one spouting hot spring on Earth after which all other spouting hot springs are named.

From there, continue on to Gullfoss (“the Golden Waterfall”) where your proximity to its edge is so close you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face. Finally, kick the action into higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and go for a snowmobiling tour on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off (from/to Reykjavik hotels), guided super truck tour, 1-hour snowmobile tour, and warm overalls, gloves and helmet for snowmobiling.

Day 3: Reykjavik

Enjoy the day at leisure, exploring the vibrant city of Reykjavik. Although the city is a metropolis in every sense, it's been carefully developed and crafted around a number of easily accessible recreational areas and country parks. With an extensive network of well-maintained footpaths winding through the city's numerous parks and nature reserves, you won't have to travel far to take a quick break from city life and explore nature.

This evening, you'll join a coach tour out of the city's bright lights, to hunt for the natural wonder of the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. These are often seen dancing around in fantastic colors across the Arctic sky.

A Tip For Your Trip: At some point today, please ask the hotel staff for assistance with confirming your Flybus Plus transfer to the airport tomorrow.

Northern Lights Guided Coach Tour

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime coach tour and hunt for the natural wonder of the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis! Enjoy city sights along the way, then feel yourself gasp as soon as you spot the amazing blues, greens, and pinks that dance across the Arctic sky.

Day 4: Depart Reykjavik

Your Iceland adventure break comes to an end today! If you did not have the time to visit the Blue Lagoon upon arrival, you can enjoy a visit with your departure transfer. You'll depart from Reykjavik Airport.

Transfer to Reykjavik Airport (KEF)

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